About the wines
Christophe Baron and Cayuse Vineyards’ assistant vigneron Elizabeth Bourcier have worked together since the first release of No Girls in 2008, developing a style that is a true reflection of the uniqueness and character of the La Paciencia Vineyard. Elizabeth took over sole wine studio responsibility for the project with the 2011 vintage.
Why the name?
A few years after some adventurers named Lewis and Clark wandered by, the city of Walla Walla was founded in the mid-19th century by hard-working men and women— farmers, bankers, traders, prospectors, missionaries, housewives, field hands, future technologists and a myriad of others.
Fast forward to more modern times, and like most American towns of its vintage, Walla Walla offered its share of colorful characters and worldly distractions. In fact, the downtown building Cayuse Vineyards founder Christophe Baron purchased in 2002 had once been a bordello that was reportedly still in business through the late 1950s and early 60s.
When he walked through the doors for the first time, Christophe found the scene almost eerily preserved. At the top of a flight of wide, sweeping stairs, the words No Girls were painted on the wall—the wine label is an actual photograph. The decades-old inscription signaled that the house of ill repute had been finally shut down, and the Wild West era in Walla Walla had unofficially ended.
Beyond the building and its colorful legacy, the name No Girls recognizes our rich history, and a gesture of respect and appreciation to everyone who created the Walla Walla Valley we enjoy today.