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Our History

Tasting Room Deck

Our Tasting Room – the 1895 School House

Yvonne Swanberg

Yvonne Swanberg

San Juan Vineyards is locally owned and operated by Yvonne Swanberg.

In 1996 the property was purchased, the vineyard planted with Madeleine Angevine and Siegerrebe. At the same time the old school house (ca 1895) was renovated for the tasting room and the winery building itself was constructed.

It has since  become a destination winery, producing wines from the vines grown in the vineyard and grapes brought from the Yakima Valley and Horse Heaven Hills Appellations of Eastern Washington.

Our Estate grapes usually provide us with 20 to 30% of our total annual production.  Since 2006, no herbicides or insecticides have been used in the estate vineyard.

Competitions, Tastings and Fundraisers:

We endeavor to post on Facebook when we are at wine dinners and events.   Yvonne attends events and pours wine at Fred Hutchison fundraisers, Gilda’s support organization, and other fundraising events as time and energy permits. Our wines are entered into various competitions – Seattle Wine Awards, Great Northwest Wine Competition, Washington State Wine Competition and Riverside International Wine Competition.

Anacortes Wine Festival:   We have had a table at this event each April.

Bellingham Bay Grapes & Gourmet: A great fun one held early November each year.

Vintage Spokane:   An annual summer event at Northern Quest Casino lawns in Spokane.

Yes, these are some of the things wineries do throughout the State of Washington to promote their wines and provide assistance to the many non-profits throughout the State.   It’s part of the Win/Win with Wine!

Vineyard Awards

Award Winning Wines


Concours d’Elegance Charity Event








 Where’s the Vino: Our wines are sold locally in our tasting rooms — at the vineyard, our local grocery stores, island restaurants, and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ask your favorite wine guy for San Juan Vineyards wines. And, be sure to tell them what you like!


Our wines are distributed throughout the State of Washington, Northern Idaho, and also Portland, OR.

Wine Club:   The San Juan Vineyards Wine Club is known as “Outpourings”.   Wines are shipped four times a year / 3 bottles each time.   Check out the Wine Club section of our webpage for more information on “Outpourings”.


Siegerrebe and Pavillion

Vineyard:  Our beautiful bumper crop of Siegerrebe with the pavilion and winery in the background.