Saviah Cellars is a family-owned and operated artisan winery located in the acclaimed Walla Walla Valley of southeastern Washington. The winery specializes in producing small quantities of ultra-premium wines that showcase the remarkable qualities of Washington’s finest vineyards. Founded in 2000, the winery’s first vintage was only 300 cases. Today, the winery produces approximately 9,500 cases of wine per year.
Winemaker Richard Funk and his wife Anita, both natives of Montana, moved to Walla Walla in 1991. The name Saviah is a family name from Anita’s great-grandmother, a schoolteacher, artist and author, who settled in western Montana in the early 1900s.
The family’s heritage is also reflected in its Star Meadows white wine, the location of the original family homestead, its Une Vallée® red wine inspired by the current family homestead called “One Valley", and its Big Sky Cuvée® in honor of their Montana roots.
Because Saviah Cellars wines are produced in limited quantities, we are extremely selective in choosing our fruit sources. Fortunately, the dry climate, unique soils and gently rolling hills of eastern Washington provide the perfect location for growing premium quality grapes.
We have carefully selected our vineyard sites based on their unique flavor and aroma profiles, and most importantly, their ability to deliver consistent quality from year to year. In addition to seeking exceptional sites, we develop long-term partnerships with dedicated winegrowers and managers who share our philosophy and commitment to quality in the vineyard.