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Seattle Weekly: 20th Taste of WA

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. […]

Seattle Weekly: The Rise of Syrah in WA

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 […]

MOHAI’s ‘Edible City’-Inspired Food & Wine Pairings

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 […]

Wine Press NW: Stars align behind Michael Mina’s RN74 in Seattle

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. […]

Wine Enthusiast: W.T. Vintners ‘some of the more exciting wines’ in WA

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 […]

Introducing Raconteur Wine Company – Launch Party

            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 […]

2016 Fall Release Weekend – Nov. 5th and 6th

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 […]