OUR STORY & VISION


Founded in 2003 by Washington State wine visionary Allen Shoup, Long Shadows brought seven highly acclaimed vintners from the major wine regions of the world to showcase the viticultural excellence of Washington State's Columbia Valley. Long Shadows director of winemaking and viticulture, Gilles Nicault, oversees the operations of of the winery.

From the beginning, the wines have enjoyed critical acclaim that has continued with each vintage. In addition, Long Shadows has won numerous awards, including Food & Wine magazine's "Winery of the Year."


Allen Shoup

Allen Shoup is widely recognized as one of the founding fathers of the Washington wine industry. He spent 20 years building Chateau Ste. Michelle and its affiliate wineries, serving as the company’s CEO for 17 of those years.

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Dane Narbaitz

Dane joined Long Shadows in 2005 as vice president of Sales and Marketing and was named president in January 2008. He is responsible for developing and managing the winery's distributor network of fine wine wholesalers in 41 states as well as...

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Gilles Nicault

Gilles Nicault has served as director of winemaking and viticulture since Long Shadows' inception in 2003. As resident winemaker overseeing daily operations at Long Shadows state-of-the-art winery in Walla Walla...

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