United States, Washington

Established 2007

For former NFL Quarterback Drew Bledsoe, owning a winery has been a longtime aspiration that allows him to combine his passion for fine wine and love of the Walla Walla Valley, his hometown. Drew returned in 2007 to plant his original estate vineyard, McQueen, on the southern end of the Walla Walla Valley AVA. The following year, Drew and his wife, Maura, launched Doubleback, an estate-focused winery with the goal to produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. Drew collaborated with his childhood friend Chris Figgins of Leonetti Cellar, who consulted on all winemaking and vineyard practices while training current winemaker, Josh McDaniels. Josh earned the role with the 2014 vintage after nearly a decade of experience with the Figgins Family. Since the very first release, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Doubleback has received numerous accolades including a spot on the Wine Spectator's Top 100 List. Drew’s vision for Doubleback remains to be a premium wine experience completely focused on quality. To further assist that vision, Drew acquired a second estate vineyard, Bob Healy, in 2011, a third estate vineyard, Flying B, in 2016, and a fourth estate vineyard, Lefore, in 2017, all in the Walla Walla Valley. The Flying B estate is where the Doubleback winery is built and slated to open in 2018. Drew and Maura Bledsoe are committed to using only the most sustainable, superlative viticulture and winemaking practices to ensure that Doubleback will be one of the best bottles of wine you will drink.