Continuing our Friday jaunt we bring you another standout Woodinville winery. W.T. Vintners focuses on limited production wines from great sites in Washington like the Stoney Vine Vineyard and the Destiny Ridge Vineyard. Head winemaker Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen is also the lead somm at one of the best restaurants in Seattle, RN74. He is a level […]
The 20th year of Taste Washington has come and gone, leaving purple tongues and empty bottles in its wake—at least in my house. As a chance to celebrate how far the industry has come, it was an unparalleled success, and as a chance to learn more about where we might be going, it was fascinating. […]
Zach talks with sommelier (RN74) and winemaker (WT Vintners) Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen about how each job plays into the other, the unique qualities of Washington Syrah, and building a wine program to fit a specific restaurant.
By day, Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen serves as winemaker at Washington’s W.T. Vintners and Raconteur Wine Company. Nights, he heads the wine program of RN74 Seattle. He talks with us about making wines for his two projects, as well as what’s hot in the Seattle wine scene.
The story of red wine in Washington has been largely the story of cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Those grapes dominated the global landscape as our wine industry was growing and helped Washington onto the national stage. That said, as Washington wine continues to mature, it seems as though our red-wine future will be more and […]
The question of “What is a Seattle food?” proved to have a variety of answers, from Native American salmon bakes to a Dick’s Drive-In burger. We found that our signature foods are reflective of the city’s geography; with our proximity to water and mountains and irrigated orchards, to rail lines and ports. And yet our […]
There’s an abundance of internationally recognized talent behind RN74 in downtown Seattle, and yet there are strong local ties that may just bind them to this French-themed restaurant for a while. It starts with celebrity restaurateur Michael Mina and celebrity sommelier Rajat Parr, who recruited Woodinville sommelier/winemaker Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen to head up their wine program. […]
Finally, W.T. Vintners releases an extremely impressive lineup that includes the W.T. Vintners 2014 Boushey Vineyard Mourvèdre Yakima Valley ($49, 91 points); W.T. Vintners 2013 Gorgeous Destiny Ridge Vineyard Syrah Horse Heaven Hills ($30, 91 points); and W.T. Vintners 2013 Damavian Les Collines Vineyard Syrah Walla Walla Valley ($45, 91 points). These are some of the more exciting wines being made in the state right now […]
From the minds and hearts at W.T. Vintners, a new project has evolved. The Raconteur Wine Company: crafting mighty fine wines from storied vineyards in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout the years, after tasting tens of thousands of wines as a sommelier and exploring roads less traveled, Jeff has formed […]
We are eager to bring you new vintages of some of our favorite wines in addition to presenting a brand new, hyper-limited (70 cases) release of a single-varietal Mourvèdre from the coveted Yakima Valley Boushey Vineyard. Join us in our Woodinville tasting room on Saturday and Sunday, November 5th and 6th for the release of: Grüner […]