Author: Taylor Castillo

Gard Vintners

GARD VINTNERS
Lawrence Estate Wines
Wine tasting, craft beer & food

Written By: Russell Colmore, Equity Committee Member

Great things have been happening at Gard Vintners, but they are going to get even better. Karen Bach, the tasting room manager here in Ellensburg, is working her magic and expanding Gard to include different wines, new menu items, and opening up an adjacent room to handle more customers. Karen is keeping with the mission of Gard Vintners which is to capture and bottle unique characteristics of the land that they farm, with 100% estate-grown sustainability in the heart of Washington’s Royal Slope. The winery was founded in 2006 by Josh and Lisa Lawrence who have farmed the royal slope vineyard for more than 55 years. Gard Vintners has three other locations in Walla Walla, Woodinville, and the Guard Public House in Royal City.

Dream Big

Written by:

John Graf, EDA Board Member

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the owner of The Pearl Bar & Grill, Blake Collins. I expected that our time together would be a fairly typical visit; me asking him questions about his business and him replying with boilerplate responses.