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OUR STORY

The best vineyards. The best varieties.

Established in 2001 in Walla Walla, Washington.

 

At Anvil by Forgeron, we are driven by what’s happening in the vineyards and work to find the best sites for each of our wines; then, working in the winery in small-lots, we put our skills to work with restraint, to respect the fruit's identity through winemaking. Because great winemaking begins in the vineyard, we partner with the best, sustainable-focused growers and sites in the AVA's of Eastern Washington's vast Columbia Valley.

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MEET THE TEAM

Jeremy Baker

Managing Partner

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Jeremy started out as an entrepeneur in the restaurant business and then worked in wine importing and distribution. Starting in 2007, Jeremy conceived, built and managed Thomas George Estates in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California. As President and CEO, Jeremy sourced and oversaw the acquisition of more than 200 acres of premium vineyards and grew Thomas George from 2,000 to 25,000 cases while establishing national distribution and a loyal, cult following amongst pinot-files.

 

At Anvil by Forgeron, Jeremy is responsible for all facets of the winery's operations and activities, while also serving on the Board of Directors. Starting in 2018, he renewed the winery's focus on producing site-driven, fresh and balanced wines along with increasing emphasis on customer service and brand growth. Having been long enamored with Columbia Valley wines, Jeremy is excited to be residing in Walla Walla and is greatly enjoying building upon the brand's foundation of consistent and stellar vintages.  

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Cody grew up in Royal City, WA where he learned about farming and how to drive a tractor from a young age. Farming has always been a big part of his life and when deciding what to do with his future, viticulture became the obvious choice. Cody joined Forgeron in the fall of 2011 as a harvest intern and felt blessed at the opportunity. In the spring of 2015, Cody was promoted to assistant winemaker for Forgeron Cellars and worked alongside the founding winemaker Marie Gilla to help create the wines of 2015, 2016, and 2017 vintages. He was able to learn and experience many different aspects of winemaking under Marie’s tutelage. Upon her retirement in the summer of 2018 he was promoted to Head Winemaker.  

Winemaker

Cody Janett