Trouvaille, in French, means lucky find or discovery. I consider Trouvaille Winery a lucky find. They are located up on Hollywood Hill and are only open one weekend a year for their new releases. Luckily, I was on the email list and marked it on my calendar so I went out to Trouvaille Winery last Saturday with fellow blogger Alex Eagleton of Stems and Legs.
I talked with Attila, winemaker and owner, as I sipped through his new releases and some past vintages. He told me that he was born and raised in Holland and that there was always wine and beer on the dinner table. He grew up tasting wine and developed his palate and had his parents buy the wine that he liked. In his real life he is a paralegal with a passion for making wine. He has volunteered at local wineries to learn the business of making wine and has been involved in food and wine pairing events. Right now he is content with making 150 cases of wine every year but may slowly increase production in the future.
Since you missed the release weekend you can find Attila’s wines at Wicked Cellars in Everett, Grape Choice in Kirkland, and Wine World in Seattle. I came home with a bottle of the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Walla Walla Valley. The new releases of the 2008 vintage, includes two new wines. A Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon with grapes from the Klipsun Vineyard, and a blend called The Hun, which is Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley and from Red Mountain, and Malbec from the Wahluke Slope.