Nestled away from the crowds, Woodinville Wine Cellars has focused on making outstanding wines from Washington’s finest vineyards since 2001. . As a boutique winery producing small quantities of handcrafted wines, our mission is to craft wines to create community and promote culture. We show our wines proudly knowing that they are made in the most natural way, not with additives and altering filtrations. This artisan approach allows Woodinville Wine Cellars to preserve the delicate balance of aromas and complexity that have garnered regional and international praise. Our favorite way to showcase the unique characteristics of our wines is at the dinner table surrounded by food, family, and friends. At Woodinville Wine Cellars, our goal is to have our wines accentuate each great family meal.
Woodinville Wine Cellars produces small quantities of handcrafted wines. Our grapes are sourced annually from several prominent Washington state vineyards. Our wine is fermented in small lots and then barrel aged for up to 24 months, using French oak selected to compliment, not mask the?terroir.?Each lot and individual wine barrel is meticulously monitored from the moment the fruit is hand harvested, to the day the wine is carefully bottled. This artisan approach allows us to preserve the delicate balance of aromas and unique characteristics of each wine.”
Sean Boyd joined the Woodinville Wine Cellars family in 2002. Growing up in California in a family surrounded by gourmet food, fine wines and wine journalism (his father is a professional wine critic), Sean began cultivating his craft at an early age. After working five years for a California wine shop, Sean left home at age 20 to learn the fine art of winemaking.
His travels lead him all over the world to leading viticulture areas such as Australia, Portugal, Spain and New Zealand where he worked for several prominent wineries. Studying under master winemakers, Sean was able to perfect his winemaking techniques over the years. According to Sean, it is during the final blending stage ? where certain lots must blend harmoniously that his finest artistic contribution is achieved. To perfect his winemaking skills, Sean continues to travel to established wine regions around the globe and experiments with new winemaking techniques.
Woodinville Wine Cellars’ Bordeaux blend is named after the Greek philosopher Ausonius. a 4th century poet, professor, courtier, prefect (Gaul), and consul (Rome). As a Bordeaux vineyard owner, Ausonius undoubtedly appreciated the extraordinary care and patience required to produce a fine wine This is very clean and bright, with spicy chocolate, plum, boysenberry and cherry. There are hints of spice and pretty herb beginning to show. It’s a fruit-forward style, with good mid-palate concentration and some extra tannin and espresso highlights from the Cab Franc.
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
This wine is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stillwater Creek Vineyard .The grapes came from block 40, planted with Clone 8 rootstock and are aged for 21 months or more in French Oak. This Cabernet is a great testimate to Stillwater Creek and the quality of Washington wines. The wine starts with a full “engaging” nose of black currant, cassis, licorice and tobacco. The flavors saturate the palate, with cocoa, cherry, currant, and chocolate. The finish has firm tannins and a resistant length that proves this is a special bottle of wine deserving of the label "Reserve".
Woodinville Wine Cellars Syrah showcases the different styles and quality of three vineyards in one integrated wine. The wine will immediately fill your nose with tones of black and red fruit, finish with a long, lingering palate and offer pure enjoyment throughout.
Little Bear Creek
This wine is named in honor of the creek that runs beside the winery. Every autumn the creek fills with salmon and excitement builds as the winery prepares for harvest. This blend is a combination of select barrels, inspired by the complexity of natureLittle Bear Creek has a chocolaty, round texture. The result is a black red core with a deep edge. Blackberry, earth and licorice dominate the aroma, while a penetrating meaty, blue/black fruit note dominates the flavor. Lots of black cherry, a big nose and nice vanilla scents flow from the glass.
This wine is sourced from two vineyards; Artz and Stillwater. The Artz Vineyard on Red Mountain is in a warmer region infusing the grapes with wonderful full bodied tropical tones, while Stillwater Creek Vineyard is a cooler climate giving the wine more classic notes such as grapefruit, green apple and star anise. Together, they make a wonderful, balanced combination. This wine has nice tropical tones as well as white peaches and mineral. Vibrant acidity washes over the palate with flavors of honey dew melon, and grapefruit. Citrus notes mingle together ? reminiscent of biting into a cold green apple.