From the category archives:


Tefft Cellars: More Firemen!

by Shona Milne on October 3, 2012

Lucky me, I attended the recent release of Tefft Cellars Firemen’s Wine Club. There were three wines; a stainless steel Chardonnay, a Bordeaux blend, and a delicious Syrah. Tefft Cellars was packed with women getting pictures and having all of the guys autograph their wine bottles. I know I had a great time and I […]


Woodinville Wine Events: July 1st-15th

by Shona Milne on July 2, 2012

Convergence Zone Cellars – July 4th – 1-5pm – Red, White, and Blues Chateau Ste. Michelle – July 4th – noon-4pm – Red, White, Blue, and Wine Otis Kenyon – July 5th-8th – noon-6pm – Free Tasting with Military ID Chateau Ste Michelle – July 6th – 7pm – The Dukes of September Rythym Revue […]


Woodinville Wine Events: June 16th-30th

by Shona Milne on June 13, 2012

WoodWareWine – June 16th – Wine Tasting at Molbaks benefiting 21 Acres for local food & sustainable living Tenor Wines – June 16th – 6:30-9pm – 3rd Annual Barrel Tasting Northwest Cellars – June 16th – 3-6pm – Free You Inner Artist to Benefit Old Dog Haven or Art for Animals Sake Finn Hill Winery – […]


Gallo: Buys Columbia Winery & Covey Run

by Shona Milne on June 4, 2012

Here is the official statement about Gallo buying Columbia Winery and Covey Run: MODESTO, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today the purchase of Washington’s Columbia Winery and Covey Run Wine brands from Ascentia Wine Estates.  Gallo has purchased the two wine brands and taken over the operation of […]


Woodinville Wine Events: June 1st-15th

by Shona Milne on May 31, 2012

Matthews Estate – June 1st – 6:30-9:30 – Aloha Celebration Goose Ridge – June 1st – 5-8pm – Meet the New Tasting Room Artist, Kate Steiger Lachini Vineyards – June 2nd – noon-5pm – 4 releases:  Pinot Gris, Rose’, 2010 Estate Pinot Noir, 2010 Cuvee Giselle. Tasty bites from Rolling Fire and Chef Bobby Moore. […]


Avennia: Barrel Tasting Weekend

by Shona Milne on April 26, 2012

There is a weekend barrel tasting coming up, May 5th & 6th from noon-4pm,  if you sign up with Avennia. They will begin releasing their wines sometime this fall. Avennia, a new winery in Woodinville specializing in limited production wines, will make its public debut May 5-6 with a barrel tasting event for members of […]


Bunnell Family Cellars: Tasting Room in Woodinville

by Shona Milne on April 5, 2012

Yes, it’s true that Bunnell Family Cellars will be opening a tasting room in Woodinville. They  will be located up in the warehouse district in Building C  between Hestia Cellars and Gorman Winery. The space will also be shared by Newhouse Family Vineyards and Upland Estates. Expect their arrival sometime this month. It will be […]


Woodinville Wine Shuttle: Coming Spring 2012

by Shona Milne on March 7, 2012

So many of you have asked and wanted this service and now it will arrive this spring. Woodinville Wine Shuttle will launch soon with a fulltime “hop on, hop off” shuttle serivce for the Woodinville winery area. I received some information from the owners Richard and Tracy Shaffer about them and their plans: My wife […]


Taste Washington: March is Washington Wine Month

by Shona Milne on March 4, 2012

March is Washington Wine Month and on March 31st and April 1st is Taste Washington. It’s been expanded to two day this year. Let’s hope that’s a sign that the economy is improving and that more Washington wine is being consumed. If you are interested in the seminars being offered you should get your tickets […]


Willows Lodge: Ruthie Willows Passes Away

by Shona Milne on February 16, 2012

I hate to be the bearer of such sad news. Ruthie Willows, the beloved mascot, of Willows Lodge passed away on Monday. She had not been well this past year. She was 12. I was in Willows Lodge last Wednesday and saw her on my way out the door. I didn’t know then it was […]