WINE

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Explore the list of participating wineries below.

Participating Wineries

Founded in 2013, Lagana Cellars is a Walla Walla Valley boutique winery producing Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Roussanne, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. Our primary goal is to create terroir-driven wines with varietal character and elegance. In 2012, Jason Fox, partner, interned at one of the valley’s oldest and most respected wineries, Walla Walla Vintners. Working with Gordy Venneri and Myles Anderson’s winemaking team, he learned the art of making red wines that are complex and interesting with an elegant interplay of tannin and fruit. His goal with reds is to make aromatic and luscious wines with less oak and more varietal character. Todd Bernave, partner, followed in his father’s footsteps, working under Walla Walla wine legends Myles Anderson and Gordy Venneri, and their talented winemaker, Bill von Metzger. For almost a decade, their knowledge and guidance helped forge his love of wine, and for that he will always be thankful.

In 2005, Tertulia Cellars was founded in the Walla Walla valley. Tertulia means "a social gathering of friends". The winery is surrounded by their Whistling Hills vineyard. The cellar utilizes the most modern winemaking equipment while respecting old-world winemaking techniques, and is oriented toward making terroir driven wines. 

Keystone Cellars is a “micro” winery, which is located in Entiat, Washington at Keystone Ranch. The winery is owned by Dale Foreman and Jim Porter. Dale and Jim met in 1965 when they were in high school in Seattle. Later, they were college roommates in Boston. After long careers as lawyers, Dale and Jim decided to make wine as a hobby. The first vintage was 2010 and was made with purchased grapes. Keystone was encouraged by winning the blue ribbon at the Chelan County Fair for the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. The first grapes were planted at Keystone Ranch in 2010. In 2014, wine was made from Keystone grapes and, because the hobby had outgrown them, Dale and Jim licensed and bonded a commercial winery, albeit a very small one.

Today, Keystone is still small, producing only 500 cases of wine per year. Dale and Jim work to perfect both grape growing and wine-making practices. Wines currently available are the 2015 and 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 and 2016 Pinot Noir, 2017 and 2018 Chardonnay, a 2016 Estate White (a blend of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer) and a 2018 Pinot Noir Rose. Just bottled, but resting for a time in the cellar, are Cabernet and Pinot from 2016 as well as a 2018 Chardonnay.

Keystone wines are available at Visconti’s Restaurant in Wenatchee, at the Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce Tasting Room, as well as by ordering from the winery.

That first barrel, lovingly made in a friend's garage, was like a new baby. Brian checked on it constantly, smelled it a lot, and worried about it nonstop.  Somehow through all of the neurosis, this 100% Destiny Ridge Syrah turned out better than they could've ever imagined.
     

The next few years flew by as Brian gained more knowledge and advanced from volunteer status to official "Cellar Rat" with Leroy Radford at Baer Winery. Finally in 2010 he did a full internship with Chris Sparkman at Sparkman Cellars. In 2009, he had made 2 barrels and increased production to 5 barrels in 2010.  
 

In 2011, he made some big commitments: getting married and submitting paperwork to become a real winery. He and his bride had just bought their first home, a real “fixer upper” in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, which became a "tear down to studs" situation. Had they made a big mistake? Brian's response: “You know, this house is a lot like this wine, it's got good bones…great structure.” The basement had been converted into a fermentation space and a barrel room. In this house that may have been falling down, STRUCTURE CELLARS began.  
 

Brian's mind and passion for winemaking just grew with every single obstacle. On December 13, 2014 a huge and amazing part of their dream (with a LOT of work) finally fell into place. They had a new winery and tasting room called "The BLUEPRINT" room. In 2017, they opened a second tasting room venue called "The CELLAR".
 

Now, as they pour themselves into each vintage, they count themselves lucky every single day. 

Brian was actually a vodka guy when he met his future wife. She shared a coveted bottle of 1997 DeLille D2 on his birthday 2003. Brian had been in the Fine Dining Restaurant industry for two decades. While he loved what he was doing, he wanted more. In 2007 after winning a wine sales contest, Brian was invited to visit Walter Dacon Cellars in Shelton, WA. That is when his interest in winemaking really sparked. Inspired by the process and discovering new wines by the day, Brian came home and stated “I know what I want to do. I want to be a winemaker. I want to make really, really good wine.”

 

A few weeks later, he registered for wine-making classes at Northwest Wine Academy. Like everything he does, he committed 110%. Within a year, he got his first taste of working at a winery with Darby Winery in Woodinville. In 2008, although Brian was consumed every extra minute with this crazy wine idea, his future wife was still shocked when she saw that first 1000 pounds of grapes. This was real. He WAS going to be a winemaker!

Located at 2300 feet above Lake Chelan, this small winery grows Viognier and Merlot as well as a small amount of Muscat Ottonele. Precarious and fickle, this elevation and micro climate pushes the fruit to extremes yielding complex and powerful wines. Producing only 500 cases a year, we are dedicated to affordable, great wines and cherish the opportunity to have our customers enjoy the fruits- of our labor. Family, Friends and Stewardship of the land are core values that build and support our winery and lives.

We are a small production winery in Kirkland, WA, making hand-made artisan wines from choice fruit.  This means a lot of the people who drink our wines also help us make, bottle, and sell our wines.  Forming, maintaining, and keeping relationships is an essential part of how we make decisions, and who we partner with. Labels available include:  

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