Meet The Team
Behind DeLille Cellars
DeLille Cellars is regarded as a top American producer of Bordeaux-style blends, showcasing a tradition of quality and excellence over its 30-year history. The winery remains a principal influence in establishing Washington State as a premier viticultural region, with a focus on the Red Mountain AVA and other prestigious vineyard sites throughout the Columbia Valley.
Founded on the concept of crafting world-class wine from Washington State, DeLille was one of the first five wineries in Washington to receive Robert Parker’s 5-star excellence rating. The winery’s legacy of consistent quality and acclaim includes over 800 90-plus point ratings from top international critics, numerous placements on Top 100 lists, and five consecutive Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries of the World accolades (2017-2020, 2022).
Meet the team dedicated to the winemaking craft and showcasing Washington State as a premier wine region.
“At DeLille, we believe that Washington State is a Grand Cru wine growing region, created 10,000 years ago. The challenge for us has always been and remains: to create special wines from the uniquely expressive terroir that Mother Nature gave us a long time ago.” – Founding Winemaker Chris Upchurch
“…if you work hard, learn from the experiences of those around you, and keep a positive attitude, you can absolutely thrive.”Bio
Director of Winemaking and Viticulture
“There is synergy that happens at the table – food, wine and camaraderie all unite through a magical alchemy.”Bio
“I constantly use the infinite amount of learning associated with winemaking to improve my craft.”Bio