Our Story

In the Beginning

Bridge Press Cellars is a small family owned winery located in Spokane, Washington.  We specialize in hand crafted small volume Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based red wines.

Bridge Press Cellars was established in 2005 as a collaborative project between Brian and Melody Padrta and Grande Ronde Cellars owners Dave Westfall and John Mueller.  We became fully licensed as a winery in 2009.  The goal in 2005 was, and remains today, to make highly age able red wine from Washington’s prestigious Walla Walla Valley.  Sourcing fruit from top quality, well established vineyards like Seven Hills and Pepper Bridge, along with the use of 100% French oak barrels, has allowed us to pursue that dream.  As the winery has grown we have incorporated fruit from other selected vineyards as far away as Oregon’s Willamette Valley to fill out our wine portfolio.