Woodward Canyon Winery Collection

Woodward Canyon Winery is located in Lowden, Washington in the Walla Walla Valley AVA. Founded in 1981 by Darcey and Rick Small, Woodward Canyon is one of the oldest wineries in Walla Walla. Woodward Canyon produces about 15,000 cases each year between their two labels. The Smalls are focused on sustainable winemaking and specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay.

For more information, please refer to the Woodward Canyon website.


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody and Whitman College archivist Melissa Salrin with Darcey and Rick Small of Woodward Canyon Winery. The interview took place on July 14, 2014 and included topics such as their self-taught approach, the cooperation among wineries in Walla Walla, and the growing problem of limited water rights in Washington.

Interview Photos

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Historical Photos

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