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Our big Spring new wine release on Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3 from 1-5 pm each day. We have three classic wines for you to enjoy plus a single-barrel wine for Wine Club members. These wines are for sale now online and at the winery. Hope to see you there!
2021 Three Forks Rose’ ($20): Our 5th vintage of Three Forks Rose’ of Pinot Gris (Gamache Vineyard) shows a light copper-pink color and enticing aromas of strawberry, Rainier cherry, watermelon, and tangerine, with scents of cherry blossoms, pink roses, pink lilac and incense. The flavors are fresh and vivid, with notes of light grape skin, cherry stones, melon rind and alluvial minerals. The back picks up fraise and kirsch liqueurs and recurring tangerine peel, followed by a juicy, off-dry finish. Pair with brie and crackers, summer salads, grilled salmon with dill, grilled chicken and grilled veggies. 89 cases produced.
2021 Sunbreak Chenin Blanc ($20): Our 13th vintage of Sunbreak (Upland Vineyard) shows a light lemon-gold color and aromas of Asian pear-apple, white peach, honeydew melon, grapefruit, pear blossoms, honeysuckle, jasmine and lemon verbena. The flavors are deliciously juicy and vibrant, with notes of pear and grape skins, peach stone and gravelly minerals. The back picks up poire and pêche liqueurs, melon rind and grapefruit peel, followed by a crisp, faintly honeyed finish. 119 cases produced.
2018 Storm Front Red Blend ($30): Our 10th vintage of Storm Front is a "right bank" Merlot-dominant red blend featuring 50% Merlot (E&E Shaw Vineyard), 18% Cabernet Sauvignon (Boushey and Coyote Canyon Vineyards), 15% Petit Verdot (Dineen Vineyard), 15% Cabernet Franc (Dineen Vineyard) and 2% Malbec (Tudor Hills Vineyard). Aromas of sweet spice and chocolate followed by herbs. Flavors of dark cherries and black fruit with a long-lasting juicy finish. 140 cases produced.
2018 Downburst Cabernet Franc ($35, Wine Club Exclusive): Our 3rd vintage of Downburst is from a single recoopered French oak barrel that produced only 275 bottles. This Wine Club Exclusive comes from Dineen Vineyard near Zillah in the Yakima Valley. Aromas of strawberry and raspberry fruit roll-up, leather, graphite, and roasted bell pepper. Its flavors of cherry, blackberry and vanilla converge with sage and smoke into a smooth mouthfeel and juicy finish.
The Snohomish Wine Festival will be Saturday, March 5 at Thomas Family Farm. There are two separate sessions: 12:00-3:00 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm, with a VIP hour between 4:00-5:00 pm. We are one of the 17 beverage makers pouring their wine, beer, cider and kombucha. Click here for tickets and more information.
We are issuing a LOW STOCK WARNING on two wines. Order online to reserve your wine. Pickup at the winery or we can ship to you (weather permitting).
2020 THREE FORKS ROSE'
There are only 27 bottles remaining of our 2020 Three Forks Rose'. This is the last of our non-red wine available until this spring, after bottling the new vintages.
2017 DERICHO PETIT VERDOT BLEND
Do you want to own one of the last 5 bottles of this bold red blend of Petit Verdot (88%) and Malbec (12%)? Dericho has a deep crimson color with aromas and flavors of Bing cherries, black plums, sage, licorice and black tea with a long-lasting finish.
We are open for indoor wine tasting on Saturdays from 1:00-5:00 pm. There is a $10 per person tasting fee (includes a souvenir wine glass), refundable with wine purchase. Snack bags are also available to enjoy with your wine. We post our tasting lineup every Friday on our social media platforms. Pursuant to State and local health requirements, all customers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our priority is a safe and healthy environment for you and for us.
The 13th annual Enumclaw Wine and Chocolate Festival is scheduled for Friday, February 4 (from 4:00-9:00 pm) and Saturday, February 5 (from 2:00-9:00 pm) at the Enumclaw Expo Center. We will be pouring our wine at this fun event. Click here for tickets and more information.
Sip Magazine, Best of the Northwest:
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Great Northwest Wine Magazine, Platinum Awards:
Our Fall Release and Barrel Tasting will be on Saturday November 20 and Sunday November 21 from 1:00-5:00 pm. We have three new highly acclaimed vineyard-designate red wines for you to enjoy, along with a few barrel samples.
2019 Mistral Grenache, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, Red Mountain: Our 6th vintage of Mistral displays a medium brick red color and rich aromas of strawberry, red currant, pomegranate, crushed roses, bright leaf tobacco, Provençal lavender, Niçoise olives and lightly spiced incense. The flavors are medium bodied but substantial, with supple red fruits that are intermixed with licorice, cocoa powder, orange pekoe tea and Red Mountain dusty earth. On the back, the wine turns velvety with pressed berries, roasted nuts, framboise and cassis liqueurs, pomegranate seeds and soft charcoal, followed by a ripe moderate tannin finish. Acclaim: 18.5 Points--Review of Washington Wine Retail $33 BUY NOW
2018 Old Vine Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Boushey Vineyard, Yakima Valley: Our first reserve wine is from old 1980 Cabernet vines planted in the highly acclaimed Boushey Vineyard. The wine was aged for 22 months in a single new French oak barrel (Boutes Grand Reserve) followed by 15 months of bottle aging. Deep ruby colored, this wine emits intoxicating aromas of blackberries, old tree cherries, Damson plums, crushed black roses, mulberry, sweet tobacco, cedar, sandalwood, black olive, wild violets and smoldering oriental incense. On the palate, the flavors are authoritative yet accessible, showing considerable old vine character, marked by licorice root, dark cacao, roasted coffee beans and minerals. The penetration continues on the back with sensations of macerated fruits, grilled walnuts, mocha, kirsch and cassis liqueurs, lanolin (“legs”) and light oak, followed by a lengthy sweet-dry tannin finish. The range of flavors gives it a plus. Only 21 cases of this special wine are available, just for wine club members. Acclaim: 19+ Points-Review of Washington Wines Retail $49 (Wine Club Only) BUY NOW
2019 Fly Rod Cellars Muddler Minnow Mourvedre’, Weinbau Vineyard, Wahluke Slope: Fly Rod Cellars is an occasional project of our Cellarmaster John Richardson and Assistant Winemaker Troy Mandeville. This Mourvèdre presents a deep ruby color and intoxicating aromas of raspberry, huckleberry, black currant, blood orange, crushed roses, pipe tobacco, garrigue, olive tapenade, wild violets and spiced incense. The flavors are fleshy and generous, yet deep, with copious red fruits that are intermixed with red licorice, cocoa powder, black tea and Wahluke scorched earth. On the back, the wine tightens up a bit with macerated berries, grilled nuts, recurring orange peel and touches of leather and brunt charcoal, followed by a Bandol-like spicy sweet-dry tannin finish that is bolstered by bright fruit acids. Acclaim: 97 Points—Bellingham Wine Awards; 18.5+ Points-Review of Washington Wines Retail $33 BUY NOW
Taste Washington is a celebration of all that makes our state so delicious. And while the festival looks a little different this year, there is still much to enjoy! Watch your email and social media each week during March for a new wine special, food pairing and favorite recipe. Learn more about Taste Washington and other programs happening this month, visit tastewashington.org.
WINE OF THE WEEK: RED BLENDS
Week 4 of Taste Washington Wine Month features red blends. From March 22-28, get 10% off purchase of 4 or more bottles of our 2017 Virga Red Blend. (Wine Club discounts also apply).
FOOD PAIRING: FAMILY RECIPES
One of our favorite and simple family recipes is Bar-B-Cups. These easy to make and easy to eat stuffed biscuits are filling and tasty. Enjoy with a bottle of Virga while planning a wine tasting trip to the Snoqualmie Valley.
FREE SHIPPING DURING MARCH
Buy 3 or more bottles of any of our wines and we will ship your wine for free. Purchase at the winery or online.
2 tins of round biscuits
3/4 lb. of ground beef
1/2 cup of BBQ Sauce
1 tablespoon dried minced onions
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Stretch biscuits and fit into greased muffin tins. Brown the beef and drain. Add BBQ sauce, onion and brown sugar and mix. Spoon into muffin tins. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees.