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Walter Dacon Wines Shelton, WA 98584 www.walterdaconwines.com
50 SE Skookum Inlet Road
AAA
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 426-5913
Fax : 360 426-0523
Email: winemaker@walterdaconwines.com
Tasting room hours: --- (Map)
Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 6 PM.
  • Wednesday:
  • Noon.6:00 PM.
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  • Noon.6:00 PM.
  • Friday:
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  • Saturday:
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    Lloyd and Ann began home winemaking in 2000. They had enjoyed experimenting with different wines for many years and wanted to give their own ideas a try. Their first attempts turned out so well that their friends began encouraging them to think in the direction of starting their own winery. Shortly after they made the leap and begin taking serious winemaking classes at UC Davis. For the next few years they studied everything they could about making wines and opening a winery. In 2003 the State of WA and the Federal Government granted the Anderson's a permit to open Walter Dacon Wines. Their first crush in the fall of 03, with friends and family gathered around, was the beginning celebration of their first vintages. Their inaugural wines were put in the barrels by November and while they aged, work began on the tasting room. By May of 2005, the tasting room was open and all of the 2003 vintages made their debut. It was then that C'est Syrah Belle, C'est Syrah Beaux and C'est Syrah Magnifique, had their grand entrance onto the Washington wine scene. By the next year Wine Spectator had rated their Belle 89 pts, the Beaux 88 pts and their Magnifique received an amazing 91 pts, the winery was off and running.

    The tasting room was a hit from the beginning, with the meticulously restored, vintage circulation desk from the Fremont Library in Seattle Wa, circa 1917, to the expertly hand crafted art that hangs above the tasting bar. The portrait of Lloyd's grandfather, Walter Dacon hangs proudly over the entire winery.

    Today guests, volunteers and winetasters from all over the world come to Walter Dacon to "Experience the Rhone", as they drive through the one-of-a-kind wrought iron gate created by local and national artist Nancy Moore, the guests at Walter Dacon feel that they have arrived at one of the Northwest's most charming boutique wineries.

    When you decide to visit the majestic Olympic Peninsula, stopping by Walter Dacon is a "must destination". Close to the beautiful shores of Hood Canal (the only fiord in the lower 48) and minutes away from hiking, kayaking and 5 star accommodations, Walter Dacon and it's fabulous wines and tasting room, create a true wine lovers experience.

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    After earning a degree in Silviculture at the University of California, Berkeley in 1974, Lloyd made a career of nurturing and sustaining the timberlands of Washington State. In 2002 he followed his passion for fine wine and began studying Enology and Viticulture at UC Davis and at Chemeketa College in Salem, Oregon. Today, he continues to be a seeker of elegance and finesse in his winemaking style.


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    2012 Sangiovese
  • Appellation: Red Mountain
  • Winemaker: Lloyd Anderson
  • Freshly unearthed truffles and pencil shavings (cedar) define the aroma of this wine. A hint of allspice, fresh strawberry and red currant essence extends onto the palate and is just lively enough not to be too tart.
  • Winemakers Video Filmed by Linda Helms
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  • $24.00
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    2010 Appanage
  • Appellation: Yakima Valley
  • Syrah
  • Winemaker: Lloyd Anderson
  • Dark garnet in color, the wine reveals concentrated aromas of blackberry and cassis with hints of violet and sweet dusty cocoa. Abundantly fleshy and extracted, the fruit meshes solidly with fine grade tannins that round out the wine in the mouth for an elegantly pleasant finish. Smooth and supple now yet will age gracefully for years to come.
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  • $50.00
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    2012 C'est Syrah Magnifique
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Winemaker: Lloyd Anderson
  • Concentrated sweet berry fruit with hints of violet and semi-sweet cocoa on the nose. Aromas layered together with vanilla spiced oak lead to focused intense flavors of plum and allspice. Wonderfully expansive and ripe. Rich, round and silky textured in the mouth and smoothly drinkable now. The wine finishes with fine grain tannin indicating a benefit of years to come
  • Acclaim: 91 Points Wine Spectator
  • Winemakers Video Filmed by Linda Helms
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    2012 GSM
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre,
  • Winemaker: Lloyd Anderson
  • The 2009 GSM is a round, enticing red laced with sweet succulent black cherries, plums, flowers and spices. It shows remarkable intensity and balance for a wine just recently bottled. Ultra rich, opulent and elegant our GSM may also remind you of your passion for chocolate or mocha.
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    2012 Skookum Red
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Blend of Sangiovese, Syrah, Grenache,
  • Winemaker: Lloyd Anderson
  • Our super Tuscan style red wine...a blend of 47% Sangiovese, 47% Syrah
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  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Blend of Syrah, Sangiovese, Grenache,
  • Winemaker: Lloyd Anderson
  • Washington's Best Tasting Room
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  • $200.00
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    2017 Skookum White
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Pinot Gris
  • Winemaker: Lloyd Anderson
  • A crisp and fruity Italian style wine with 0.7% residual sugar. Everyone loves this wine!!!
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