Delicious French Dip
Gougér Cellars offers internationally awarded wines that are made on-site and wonderful food from our full restaurant. We have seating in our converted firehouse dining area, on our covered back patio with fire tables and heaters, or you can wander up to the the rooftop to check out the panoramic view of the local area and mountains.
Winemaker and Owner, Gary Gougér, started his winemaking journey after a career as a Pharmacist and Optometrist. Early success (an international gold medal) in amateur wine making with a friend led to achieving a degree in Enology (winemaking) from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2005. He opened the winery in downtown Vancouver in 2009 and in 2012 moved to the current location in the old Ridgefield Firehouse. He has been enjoying making wine and serving up his culinary creations for customers to enjoy ever since.
Check out our food menu but whatever you do, don't miss our locally famous Reuben. It's grilled on New York rye with pastrami, house-smoked swiss, seasoned sauerkraut, and our special house sauce. Warning - habit forming!
Gougér Cellars has had car clubs, weddings, bridal showers, retirement parties, fundraisers, book signings, etc... If you are interested, give us a call.... we're very reasonable.
We always enter our wines in major national and international wine competitions and we are pleased that we have received so many medals over the years. Our 2019 Sangiovese just received a Silver Medal in the San Francisco International Wine Competition in 2021. Other recent awards fron this compeition include GOLD MEDALS for our Sparkling Rose, 2012 Petite Syrah, and 2014 Zinfandel. We also received a DOUBLE GOLD for our 2015 Syrah. The San Francisco Chronicle wine competition (ovr 7,000 wines) awarded a BEST IN CLASS for our 2015 Chapter 2 Red Blend. (Sorry, sold out but try our latest Chapter). While the awards are great, what's most important is producing wines that our customers enjoy.
We were so happy to be a part of this educational video promoting the benefits of using Flextank in winemaking. It has helped us to produce our award-winning wines year after year and is much more environmentally friendly and cost-effective than traditional barrels. It is more sanitary than barrels and enables us to use lower amounts of sulfites. What's really cool is Gary knew the inventor of Flextank and tested his prototype in Australia when he was getting his degree in enology (winemaking) at the University of Adelaide. Check out the video if you would like to know more.
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