Convergence Zone Cellars

Where craft and culture meet

Monthly Newsletter: April 2016

 

You won't want to miss these great events coming up at CZ Cellars:

Spring Release Party
Saturday, April 30
12:00-5:00 pm
Artisan Hill Tasting Room in Woodinville


Come welcome our Spring releases, the 2013 Storm Front Bordeaux style blend, 2013 Mistral Grenache and 2014 Drizzle Pinot Gris! See Winemaker notes below. Artisan cheese maker, Neighbor Lady Cheese will be here with delicious samples to pair with the wines. You can also join our Forecasters Wine Club and receive special discounts on your purchases and two CZ logo wine glasses.  

Wine Club Spring Release Party
Saturday, April 30
6:00-8:00 pm
Artisan Hill Tasting Room in Woodinville


Just for our Forecasters Wine Club members and their guests, the tasting room will be open for a special after hours release party!  Enjoy perfectly paired food bites to compliment our new spring releases and experience a vertical tasting of our Storm Front, Bordeaux style blend from 2008-2013 vintages.  Watch for your invitation in the mail. Click here to join our Forecasters Wine Club!

Winemaker notes on our new wines:

  • 2013 Storm Front ($26.00 retail, $22.10 Wine Club members).  The new Storm Front is a powerful and bold wine from Red Mountain grapes.  It's a blend of 50% Merlot from E&E Shaw Vineyard, 28% Petit Verdot from Scooteney Flats Vineyard, 20% Malbec from Heart of the Hill Vineyard and 2% Cabernet Franc from Kiona Vineyard. It's great with backyard BBQ, steak or our famous Storm Front meatballs.
     
  • 2013 Mistral Grenache ($29.00 retail, $24.65 Wine Club members).  Mistral is a full-bodied, fruity and earthy Grenache with pronounced Red Mountain terroir.  From the famed vineyard Ciel du Cheval, Mistral pairs well with spring lamb, sausages, goat cheese and Spanish tapas!
     
  • 2014 Drizzle Pinot Gris ($17.00 retail, $14.45 Wine Club members).  From a warm vintage, Drizzle seems like an appropriate name for this wine that provides tremendous aromas and flavors. From the Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, this new vintage has a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. It is a perfect accompaniment to creamy cheeses, spicy Asian foods and relaxing in a deck chair.

Artisan Hill Wine Walk
May 14/15

Come explore the Artisan Hill neighborhood and taste wines, spirits and craft brews from over 10 wineries, distilleries and a brewery over two days.  At this inaugural event your ticket includes tasting at each participating Artisan Hill member business, a $5.00 purchase voucher good toward the purchase of a bottle and a chance to win a picnic basket featuring an item from each Artisan Hill member. This is a BYOG (Bring Your Own Glass) event. Watch your email for ticket information. Proceeds benefit the Northshore Schools Foundation.

Forecasters Wine Club Memberships

Forecasters Wine Club membership has its advantages:

  • Free tastings for members and up to 3 guests
  • Invitations to Wine Club-only events
  • Opportunities to help with winemaking, crush and bottling
  • Receive 15% discount on all wine purchases and 20% discount on 12 bottles or more
  • Receive your choice of 3, 6 or 12 bottles per shipment, with wines selected by the winemaker

In addition to the special Wine Club event above, we are planning other Wine Club exclusive events, including a summer BBQ at our new North Bend location in July, private barrel tasting with the winemaker this fall and a "blend your own bottle" night.

Joining is easy and there is no fee!  Click here to sign-up today. 


 

Monthly Newsletter: February 2016

Hello North Bend

Our new production facility in North Bend is nearly complete.  Final drywall, plumbing, electrical and painting work is occurring on the inside.  Outside, paving and drainage should be done in a few days.  We are looking forward to having more space for winemaking, barrel and case storage and the convenience of having production steps away from our home.  

Storm Front Almost Sold Out

There are only 5 cases remaining of the 2011 Storm Front.  Our signature blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Mourvedre has been wildly popular and highly rated.  Pick some up at the tasting room on Saturdays or order online.

iHeartWashingtonWine Concert

Auction of Washington Wines proudly presents “iHeartWashingtonWine” a food, wine and concert event benefiting Seattle Children's Hospital and Wine Science research at WSU.

iHeartWashingtonWine will feature bites from some of the area’s best local chefs, amazing wines from more than 10 Washington wineries (including us), plus a special live performance by superstar Andy Grammer.

Click here for tickets and more information.

Free Tastings With Living Social

For $10 you get $20 worth of free tasting for two people at Convergence Zone Cellars, Kaella Winery and Finn Hill Winery. Purchase the deal here while supplies last.  Valid Saturdays only from Noon-5:00 pm.

Passport to Woodinville is Back!

The popular Passport to Woodinville is back...with a twist.  Instead of a jam-packed spring weekend of wine tasting, your Passport is good all year.  Purchase your Passport to Woodinville at Costco stores in Everett, Issaquah, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Downtown Seattle, Shoreline and Woodinville.  Or, you can buy online at Woodinville Wine Country.  

• Enjoy one complimentary standard wine tasting at each participating winery.
• Explore four wine districts, 60+ participating wineries. A $600 value.
• Receive special discounts to popular 2016 Woodinville Wine Country events!

Price is $75 for each passport.  Buy two Passports for $99.99 at Costco.  

(C) 2016, Convergence Zone Cellars