Washington Wine Collaboration Series

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We believe the collaborative relationship between growers and vintners has become a trademark of our industry.

To showcase this relationship, once a year a local grower and a local vintner that have left a mark on the history of our state and represent the finest qualities of our industry are selected to collaborate on a one-of-a-kind barrel of wine that is not available anywhere else.

This is a legacy that we hope continues for many years. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind wine. Proceeds go to further the Foundation’s mission to bring industry partners together to build upon the legacy of those who have come before and craft a thriving future for our industry.

Collaboration Series Grower and Vintner drinking Series #2 wine

Washington Wine Collaboration Series #1 label + pictures of the grapes, grower, and winemaker with family

 

Sagemoor Vineyards + Sparkman Cellars

Sold at our 2018 Party + Auction, Washington Wine Collaboration Series #1 winegrapes were grown by Kent Waliser of Dionysus Vineyard. Kent chose to collaborate with Sparkman Cellars’ winemaker Chris Sparkman on a 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was designated from Dionysus Vineyard of Sagemoor Vineyards in the Columbia Valley AVA for 95-98% from Block 16A planted in 1973, and 3-5% of Petit Verdot.

 

Only one barrel (25 cases) of this one-of-a-kind wine was produced and it sold out. Supporters of the series celebrated the release of this inaugural Series wine in the Sagemoor, Bacchus and Dionysus Vineyard in the fall of 2018.


 

Washington Wine Collaboration Series #2 label + pictures of the vineyard, growers, and winemaker crushing grapes

 

Red Willow Vineyard + Delille Cellars

Sold at our 2019 Party + Auction, Washington Wine Collaboration Series #2 winegrapes were grown by Mike Sauer of Red Willow Vineyard. Mike chose to collaborate with Delille Cellars’ winemaker Jason Gorski on a 2017 Red Blend. The wine was designated from Red Willow Vineyard blocks planted in 1989 in the Yakima Valley for 54% Cabernet Franc, 33% Merlot, and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

Only one barrel (25 cases) of this one-of-a-kind wine was produced and it sold out. Supporters of the series celebrated the release of the second wine in the Collaboration Series at Red Willow Vinyeard in the fall of 2019.


 

Washington Wine Collaboration Series #3 label + pictures of the vineyard, winemaker crushing grapes, and bottles of wine in cellar with wine barrels

 

Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard + Cadence Winery

Sold at our 2020 Party + Auction, Washington Wine Collaboration Series #3 winegrapes were grown by Jim and Richard Holmes of Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard in Red Mountain. Jim and Richard chose to collaborate with Cadence Winery’s winemaker Ben Smith on a 2018 Cabernet Franc. The wine was designated from Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard for 100% Cabernet Franc Clone 214.

 

Only one barrel (25 cases) of this one-of-a-kind wine was produced and it sold out. Supporters of the series celebrated the release of the third wine in the Collaboration Series virtually with a guided tasting and Q&A by Richard Holmes and Ben Smith.

 


 

Washington Wine Collaboration Series #4 label + L'Ecole No 41 Walla Walla Valley logo + Seven Hills Vineyard Logo + pictures of winemaker in vineyard with glass of wine, L'Ecole building, Seven Hills vineyard, and growers in their vineyard

 

Seven Hills Vineyard + L’Ecole No. 41

Series #4 Washington Wine Collaboration Series winegrapes were grown by Norm McKibben of Seven Hills Vineyard in Walla Walla. Norm chose to collaborate with L’Ecole No. 41’s winemaker Marty Clubb in Lowden on a 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was designated from Seven Hills Vineyard block 9 for 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

Only one barrel (25 cases) of this one-of-a-kind wine is being produced. Supporters of the series will celebrate the release of the fourth wine in the Collaboration Series in October 2021.

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Washington Wine Collaboration Series #6 label + picture of winegrapes, vineyard, and winemaker collaborating with grower

 

Upland Vineyards + Betz Family Winery

 

Series #5 Washington Wine Collaboration Series winegrapes are being grown by Todd Newhouse of Upland Vineyards. Todd asked Betz Family Winery’s winemaker Bob Betz to come out of retirement and collaborate on this 2021 Grenache.

 

Purchase information coming soon!

 


 

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Each year a committee comprised of Board and industry members selects an outstanding grower – one who is highly regarded not only for growing remarkable fruit but for their commitment and service to our industry. The grower selects a uniquely spectacular block from which enough fruit will be donated to craft just one barrel of wine. The grower works with a stellar vintner-partner of their choosing to craft just 25 cases of an exclusive, premium wine. The result of their collaboration is not only an exceptional wine but also extraordinary generosity—the gift of their combined passion and rigor for the good of our industry.

Interested in being considered for a future series collaboration? Contact info@washingtonwinefoundation.org

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