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25 Years of Washington Wine: DeLille Cellars Begins a Year of Celebration Founded in 1992, DeLille Cellars is planning a year of celebration with events and special offers to honor its 25-year legacy of acclaimed winemaking. Woodinville, WA, January 31, 2017 – On March 22nd, DeLille Cellars will kick off its Vine to Wine Grower […]


Chateau Rollat: Walla Walla to Woodinville

by Shona Milne on June 25, 2014

Look for the Chateau Rollat Winery tasting room to open up sometime in July. They will be located in the the warehouse district at 18742 142nd Ave NE Woodinville, WA 98072. It’s located by Baron’s Winery and Covington Cellars. Why wine? How did you get started in wine? Tell me about your wines. My passion […]


DeLille Cellars: 20th Anniversary

by Shona Milne on November 20, 2013

DeLille Cellars Celebrates 20 Years of Leadership in Washington State Winemaking Renowned Winemaker Chris Upchurch Continues Innovating his  Acclaimed Bordeaux and Rhone Style Wines Woodinville, WA, November 7, 2013: DeLille Cellars celebrates 20 years of discovery and innovation with the release of two unique 20th anniversary large format bottlings: 2011 Chaleur Estate Rouge three liter […]


Taste of Tulalip: Collaboration with Betz Family Winery

by Shona Milne on October 16, 2013

A FIRST TIME COLLABORATION FOR BETZ FAMILY WINERY AND TASTE OF TULALIP Honorary Winemaker Crafts Distinctive Signature Blend From His Best Barrels Tulalip, Washington — Sommelier Tom Thompson is pleased to announce the Taste of Tulalip’s 5th anniversary wine, a collaboration between honorary winemaker Bob Betz and the Tulalip wine team. For the first time, […]


Elsom Cellars: PSBJ 40 Under 40 Award

by Shona Milne on August 5, 2011

The Puget Sound Business Journal has named its 2011 40 Under 40 honorees, including Woodinville native Jody Elsom for her local winery, Elsom Cellars. Of the 40 honorees, Jody Elsom is the only winemaker on the list, making this award even more special for the local Woodinville Wine Country. “I was thrilled and honored to […]

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Red Sky Winery: New VineLines Exhibit

by Shona Milne on July 18, 2011

Cuttings,  a new VineLines photography exhibit by Richard Duval, opens  at Red Sky Winery on July 21st and will run through August 20th. Cuttings is a tack from Duval’s “Art from the Vine” exhibit, featuring smaller wine images printed on metallic-coated papers and housed in 8.5 x 11 black-beveled glass frames. The result? A cool, […]


Betz Winery: Sold!

by Shona Milne on April 7, 2011

I just received this email this morning that Betz Winery has been sold. Bob will remain on as winemaker. The 2011 vintage has begun as spring temperatures finally warmed; like the spring fever we get at the beginning of baseball season, we can only anticipate a fabulous vintage. Cathy and I want to share a […]


Women in Woodinville Wine: Women’s Events

by Shona Milne on March 29, 2011

The past three Tuesday’s I posted interviews with three fabulous women in Woodinville wine; Hillary Sjolund of Sonoris Wines, Carol Parsons of Red Sky Winery, and Jody Elsom of Elsom Cellars. The final in the series for the last Tuesday of March, which is Women’s History Month, I’m posting some women focused events that are going […]


Woodinville Women in Wine: Jody Elsom

by Shona Milne on March 22, 2011

I decided to do a series of interviews with a few of the women winery owners & winemakers in Woodinville since March is Women’s History Month. I asked each the same questions. This is the final interview in the series and features Jody Elsom of Elsom Cellars. Though Jody focuses on Cabernets I am a huge fan of her […]

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Woodinville Women in Wine: Hillary Sjolund

by Shona Milne on March 8, 2011

I decided to do a series of interviews with a few of the women winery owners & winemakers in Woodinville since March is Women’s History Month. I asked each the same questions. I’m kicking this off on the 100th anniversary of  International Women’s Day with an interview of Hillary Sjolund, formerly of DiStefano Winery, and who […]