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   Rob Griffin
   Co-Owner, Winemaker


Rob Griffin, co-owner and head winemaker at Barnard Griffin winery in Richland, Washington, celebrated 37 years of Washington winemaking this spring; furthering his tenure as a Washington wine pioneer.  Beginning his Washington career at Preston Wine Cellars in 1977, Griffin is currently the longest practicing winemaker in Washington State. Among the many, many accolades for Rob’s winemaking,  Read More


   Deborah Barnard
   Co-Owner, Glass Artisan


In 1980, Washington wine pioneer and fused glass artist, Deborah Barnard, moved to Washington and married Rob Griffin. Barnard Griffin winery was established in 1983. In its first year, 400 cases of Fume Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling were produced.  In its second year, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon were added to the production list.  Deborah and her husband Rob built a winemaking facility in Richland in 1996.  Barnard Griffin has now become one of the largest privately owned Washington wineries and an important stop on any winery tour. Read More

 
Elise Jackson
  Tasting Room Manager


Elise Jackson graduated in 2009 with a Business and Marketing degree from Washington State University (WSU). Elise is the Tasting Room Manager for Barnard Griffin, the winery founded and operated by her parents, Rob Griffin and Deborah Barnard. Jackson is a second generation executive for Barnard Griffin, and is excited to have the opportunity to learn and grow the family business. Read More

 
Megan Hughes
  Assistant Winemaker, Enologist

Megan Hughes graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology from Washington State University (WSU). Megan is the Assistant Winemaker and Enologist for Barnard Griffin, the winery founded and operated by her parents, Rob Griffin and Deborah Barnard. Hughes is a second generation winemaker for Barnard Griffin, and is excited to the have the opportunity to learn the art and science of winemaking from her father and Washington wine pioneer, Rob Griffin.  Read More



 
 
 
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