2019 FEATURED WINERIES
DeLille Cellars is a boutique artisan winery located in Woodinville, Washington. The winery was founded in 1992 by Jay Soloff, celebrated winemaker Chris Upchurch, and Charles and Greg Lill. DeLille Cellars pioneered Bordeaux-style blends from Washington State, and has maintained a tradition of quality and excellence with over 200 wines rated 90+ from leading publications such as Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Vinous/Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, and Wine Enthusiast.
The winery focuses on the Red Mountain AVA and grape sourcing from Washington's leading Grand Cru vineyards, including Ciel du Cheval, Grand Ciel, Upchurch, Red Willow, Sagemoor, Klipsun, Boushey and Harrison Hill. DeLille Cellars was named the “Lafite Rothschild of Washington State” and a 5-star/outstanding producer by Robert Parker.
When Jerry met Jennifer, he was known around the Woodinville wine scene as the chemist-turned-cop who was almost always around to help with wine work. Jerry had been volunteering 40-plus hours a week at several wineries, including Mark Ryan Winery and Matthews Cellars, assisting friends with harvest or in the tasting room. When Jerry and Jennifer opened the Guardian tasting room in November 2007, all 350 cases – a mix of Gun Metal, Syrah and Cabernet, were gone by the end of the day. When the 2005 vintage was released months later, it was gone within a few days. For harvest 2017, Jerry, Joel and the team produced 16 different wines between the two labels; a total of just over 10,000 cases.
Ron & Marianne Lachini began with a dream to start a small, family-owned estate vineyard focused entirely on producing uncompromising Pinot Noir. We were guided by our values, love of family, fine Burgundies and life! The team at Lachini Vineyards brings years of experience in both the vineyard and winemaking. They are committed to retaining the character of each vintage and the essence of each vineyard's terroir.
Founded in 2003 by Washington State wine visionary Allen Shoup, the Long Shadows proposition was as simple as it was complex: recruit a cadre of the finest winemakers in the world; give each vintner access to Washington State's best grapes; and outfit a winery to accommodate a diverse group of winemakers' exacting cellar specifications. The idea quickly sold itself, and from the beginning, the wines have enjoyed critical acclaim that has continued to grow vintage after vintage with the style of each wine firmly in place. In addition to the wines, Long Shadows collectively has won numerous awards, including recognition as Food & Wine magazine's "Winery of the Year."
Mark Ryan Winery
Mark Ryan McNeilly founded Mark Ryan Winery in 1999 with the goal of making the best wines in Washington State. Largely self-taught, Mark honed the craft of winemaking through rigorous study and the welcomed advice of some of the area's most experienced producers.
In the early years the winery was transient. The first vintages of Long Haul and Dead Horse were produced crushed and pressed in garages of friends and family, barrels aged in warehouses in the Seattle Area, and finally settling in Woodinville, WA in 2003.
Over a decade later, Mark Ryan Winery has grown in size, earned acclaim from wine-lovers and critics alike, and garnered respect from the state's elite producers. The goal, however, remains the same. Make delicious wines that represent the vineyard from which they come, making every vintage better than the last…
Nine Hats Wines
In the beginning there was one wine, a 2007 red blend that was striking in quality, approachable and delicious. It was crafted with impeccable attention to detail and the benefit of top-quality grapes. People loved it. But not every occasion calls for the same wine, so Nine Hats brought their advantages of winemaking expertise and vineyard relationships to an expanded portfolio of affordable, sophisticated wines styled for the modern consumer.
Originally blended from the declassified wines created for Long Shadows’ portfolio, Nine Hats stepped out of the shadows to put tasty, easy drinking, everyday wine in a bottle. We still rely on Long Shadows’ talented winemaking team to craft our wine, and friends like you to drink it.
Rocky Pond Winery
We are blessed to live out our passions: family, travel, and wine. We knew when we first saw our Columbia River site, we had found both an ideal location for our world class grapes and a home for our family. The peaceful beauty of our vineyards overlooking Lake Chelan and the Columbia River fuel our dedication to create wine that inspires.
We invite you to become a friend, celebrate life to the fullest, and have a passion for only the best, Rocky Pond ® wines.
Fans of Woodinville Wine Cellars wines, formerly made by Sean T. Boyd, can now enjoy the wines of Sightglass Cellars, a new Washington winery owned by Sean and his wife, Kristin Jostad. Sightglass Cellars is the culmination of Sean’s background, experience and reputation as a winemaker in Washington and the reality of a vision that began far from Washington.
Sean and Kristin continue to establish Sightglass Cellars as one of Washington’s newest and most promising wineries. Their goal is to maximize the expression of Washington’s best grapes in a series of distinctive wines to include Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah and a Sauvignon Blanc.
Two Vintners was founded in 2007 with a partnership between an acclaimed young winemaker, Morgan Lee, and the owners of Covington Cellars, David and Cindy Lawson. At the time, Syrah and Merlot were the outcast varietals of the wine industry. However, the quiet secret among those in the Washington wine scene was that they are two of the best varietals the state had to offer. Thumbing our nose to those unfortunate trends created the foundation of the Two Vintners label. This willingness to do the unpopular but delicious has guided the brand as we have progressed, this has helped us create wines that you won’t see anywhere else.
Wine at Two Vintners is about the experience. Branching out. Trying new styles. New varietals. We want to expose you to wines that show how unique Washington wine can be. Our goal is to make a wine that you want to share with your friends and family. We want our wine to be shared, experienced, and accessible to all, something special that everyone will enjoy.