Force Majeure Vineyards
United States - Washington

Force Majeure is an ultra-premium winery located in the Walla Walla Valley, specializing in estate-grown, single-vineyard Bordeaux and Rhône-inspired wines. Their wines are meticulously crafted by former Bryant Family Vineyard Winemaker, Todd Alexander. From its inception, Force Majeure has been defined by unwavering commitment to outstanding viticulture and exemplary winemaking. Their original estate vineyard is located in the famous Red Mountain AVA and they have added two new vineyard sites over the past couple of years in the Walla Walla Valley. The estate vineyards are painstakingly farmed by a stellar team.

“Force Majeure” describes the relentless, powerful elements of Nature that form the terroir of theirvineyard. It also identifies the “unstoppable force” initiated when the highest level of viticulture is combined with the highest level of winemaking talent.

Reviews and News

Force Majeure - Jeb Dunnuck May 2021

Force Majeure - Jeb Dunnuck May 2021

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Previously known as Grand Reve, Force Majeure has skyrocketed to the top of the pyramid in Washington State, in no small part due to their talented winemaker, Todd Alexander, who moved from Bryant Family in Napa to Washington State to focus on this estate. While the focus is on their Red Mountain Vineyard, they make a bevy of world-class wines from throughout the Columbia Valley. Anyone doubting the quality coming from Washington State these days owes it to themselves to try these wines."

- Jeb Dunnuck (May 2021)

Producer Details
Wine Production Area
United States - Washington - Red Mountain, Walla Walla Valley
Paul and Susan McBride
Todd Alexander
18 acres
Grape Varietal(s)
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
10 years old
Annual Production
3,000 (9-liter cases)