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Red Mountain

Ambassador Wines of Washington: Opening Up!

by Shona Milne on June 23, 2014

I just received official word that Ambassador Wines of Washington will be opening up their tasting room this weekend, June 28th & 29th. They are located at 19501 144th Ave NE, Suite D500, Woodinville 98072.  They are up in the warehouse district next door to Pattrerson Cellars and across from Sparkman Cellars. Their hours will […]


You may have noticed a new sign for Ambassador Wines of Washington across the parking lot from Sparkman Cellars in the Warehouse District. Their 3 estate vineyards, managed by Dick Boushey, are located in Benton City on Red Mountain and they decided that it was a good time to come over the mountains to Woodinville.  […]


Force Majeure: A New Winemaker Arrives

by Shona Milne on June 5, 2014

Force Majeure Vineyards Announces the Signing of Winemaker Todd Alexander Winemaker Moves from Napa Valley’s Prestigious Bryant Family Vineyard to Celebrated Washington State Winery to Head up its Red Mountain Estate Vineyard Projects Force Majeure, the highly-acclaimed winery from Washington State’s Red Mountain AVA, has appointed Todd Alexander as its first Head Winemaker and General […]


Duckhorn Wine: Snaps Up a Bit of Red Mountain

by Shona Milne on December 19, 2013

DUCKHORN WINE COMPANY ACQUIRES 20-ACRE VINEYARD SITE IN WASHINGTON STATE’S ACCLAIMED RED MOUNTAIN AVA Once planted, the vineyard will establish an estate presence for Canvasback, Duckhorn Wine Company’s new Washington State brand. NAPA VALLEY, Calif. – December 19, 2013 – Duckhorn Wine Company has acquired a 20-acre vineyard site in Washington State’s acclaimed Red Mountain […]


Col Solare Bottega: Arrives in Woodinville

by Shona Milne on September 20, 2011

I was invited to attend a pre- opening of Col Solare on Wednesday at Chateau Ste. Michelle. If you don’t know, Chateau Ste. Michelle partnered with Antinori wines back in 1995 to unite Washington & Italy viticulture with the two winemaking cultures to produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. I must say, I think they […]


2011 Seattle Wine Awards: The Winners Are….

by Shona Milne on May 27, 2011

The Seattle Wine Awards are out for 2011 but there won’t be a Grand Awards Tasting this year. The plan is to reassess and come back better next year. Still, you can see how many award winners you can taste through. Dessert Styles: Fortified ~ All Prices DOUBLE GOLD NV Ded Reckoning Wine Company “ded […]


Gorman Winery: Wine Tasting this Weekend

by Shona Milne on December 7, 2010

I just received an email that Gorman Winery will open up Saturday & Sunday, December 11th & 12th from 1-4pm. You can participate in a tasting for $10 or bring five cans of food. The food will be donated to a local food bank. Tweet This Post


Woodinville Tasting Room Trend: Now Spokane

by Shona Milne on October 9, 2010

From a recently received press release I see that the tasting rooom trend is being repeated in Spokane with the creation of Nectar Tasting Room. FIVE WASHINGTON STATE WINERIES TO OPEN SATELLITE TASTING ROOM IN DOWNTOWN SPOKANE Nectar Tasting Room is opening on the corner of Stevens and Main and will house the operations of five Washington […]


Grand Reve Vintners: Stolen Grapes!

by Shona Milne on September 25, 2010

It’s such a an unbelievable story, but it is true. Someone stole the rare Bushvine Mourvedre grapes from Grand Reve Vintners vineyard in Benton City. KING5 has the story. Tweet This Post


Gorman Winery: Wine Tasting this Weekend

by Shona Milne on September 21, 2010

I just received an email that Gorman Winery will be open this weekend for wine pick-ups and tastings on Saturday & Sunday, September 25th & 26th from noon-4pm. They are releasing six new wines and you can purchase The Big Sissy Chardonnay 2009, Zachary’s Ladder 2008, The Pixie Syrah 2008, The Evil Twin 2008,  The Albatross […]