Convergence Zone Cellars

Where craft and culture meet

Welcome to Convergence Zone Cellars!  We are a family-owned and operated winery located in the Puget Sound Convergence Zone (Woodinville) and in weather-weary North Bend.  Our tasting room is located in the Artisan Hill section of Woodinville's Warehouse Winery District.  Our production is in Woodinville and North Bend.  The grapes for our wines are from some of Washington's best vineyards in the Red Mountain, Snipes Mountain, Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills and Columbia Valley areas. Winemaker, Scott Greenberg, vints and blends the grapes into award-winning, small production, premium quality wines.  Learn more about our winery and vineyards sources below.

General Information

Woodinville Address &
Hours of Operation:

18800 142nd Av. NE (Suite 5B)
Woodinville, WA 98072
Saturdays 12:00p - 5:00p
CLOSED MARCH 25

North Bend Address &
Hours of Operation:

10808 428th Av. SE
North Bend, WA 98045
Last Saturday of Each Month 12:00p-5:00p
 

Annual Case Production:
900 Cases

First Vintage:
2008

Winemaker:
Scott Greenberg

Assistant Winemaker:
Troy Mandeville

Cellarmaster:
John Richardson

Director of Marketing:
Ryan Greenberg

Forecasters Wine Club & Event Coordinator:
Stacy Schill

Support Staff:
Monica Greenberg
Danielle Mandeville
Stephanie Greenberg

 
 

The Winery Name

We are often asked, "What is a Convergence Zone" or "How did you come up with your name"? The naming of the winery is really distilled into three unique parts:

  1. It's a weather phenomenon in the Puget Sound area.  It just so happens that our winery is in the middle of the CZ.  
  2. "Zone" is also a city planning term (ex. residential zone, commercial zone, industrial zone, etc).  The founder and winemaker of Convergence Zone, Scott Greenberg, is a city planner we though it was only fitting to create a "Convergence Zone" brining together city planning and the art of winemaking.  
  3. It means a convergence of different grapes, vineyards and winemaking styles to product drinkable, agreeable, aromatic, palate-pleasing, and long-finishing wines.  

The Vineyards

Red Mountain (Ciel du Cheval, Hedges, Kiona, Heart of the Hill, E&E Shaw, Scooteney Flats):
The Red Mountain AVA is an American Viticultural Area that includes the land surrounding Red Mountain in Benton County, Washington. It is part of the Yakima Valley AVA, which in turn is part of the larger Columbia Valley AVA. Located between Benton City and the City of West Richland, the Red Mountain AVA is the smallest in the state at only 4,040 acres (1,630 ha) in area. The area has 600 acres under cultivation of primarily red varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. The reputation of the wines produced in this area has brought Red Mountain AVA worldwide acclaim. The vineyards in this appellation have produced grapes for some of the most sought after wines in Washington State.

Snipes Mountain (Upland):
Snipes Mountain AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in the Yakima Valley of Washington State. It was approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on January 21, 2009 making it Washington's 10th federally designated AVA. It is the second smallest AVA in the state, after the Red Mountain AVA, and has one of the state's longest viticultural histories. The 4,145 acres appellation is a sub-AVA of the Yakima Valley AVA and the Columbia Valley AVA. It is located above and between the towns of Sunnyside and Granger around Outlook, Washington, in the southeast corner of the Yakima Valley.

Columbia Valley (Bacchus, Dineen):
The Columbia Valley AVA (referred to locally as the Columbia Basin) is an American Viticultural Area which lies in the Columbia River Plateau, through much of central and southern Washington State, with a small section crossing into the neighboring state of Oregon. The AVA includes the drainage basin of the Columbia River and its tributaries through much of Washington. Allen Shoup, president of Washington State's largest winery Chateau Ste. Michelle, understood the importance of obtaining appellation status for Washington State to grow the reputation of the vineyards. He hired Drs. Wade Wolfe and Walter Clore to petition the federal government for appellation status, a request that was granted in 1984. The Columbia Valley AVA is the largest wine region in the state of Washington, including over 11,000,000 acres of which over 40,000 acres are planted in vineyards. The Columbia Valley AVA includes 99% of the total vineyard area planted in the state of Washington. Grapes grown here include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot gris, and Sauvignon blanc. Concord grapes and other Vitis labrusca grapes are grown in the region as well. The unique climates of the area allow the Columbia Valley to produce wines that are very fruit-forward, like California wine, but which also retain some of the balance and structure of European wine.

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