Creating Legacies of Washington Wine.
The Collaboration Series is a nod to the ground-breakers and pioneers of the past and the future of Washington Wine who burnish and expand our reputation through the creation of a new, one-of-a-kind wine annually.
Every year this legacy auction item will be offered at Party + Auction to showcase partnerships that achieve this great promise; where a collaboration of the grower and the vintner have left a mark on the history of our state and represent the finest qualities of our industry. The result is 20 unique cases, sold separately from a barrel not available anywhere else.
Proceeds will support the our efforts to secure grants that meet industry needs and provide scholarships to help train our future workforce through.
This is a legacy that we hope continues for many years. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind wine.
Sold at the 2018 Foundation Party + Auction, Series # 1 was a collaboration between Grower Kent Waliser of Dionysus Vineyard in the Columbia Valley AVA. Kent selected Sparkman Cellars, Winemaker, Chris Sparkman to partner with for this one of a kind collaboration. Only one barrel (25 cases) were produced of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Case purchasers enjoyed a Release Party in the Sagemoor, Bacchus and Dionysus Vineyard in the fall of 2018.
Thank you Kent Wailser and Sagemoor Vineyards
Thank you Chris Sparkman and Sparkman Cellars
Collaboration Series #2 was a success and was sold at the 2019 Party + Auction! A collaboration between Grower, Mike Sauer of Red Willow Vineyard and Delille Cellars, Winemaker, Jason Gorski. The single barrel was 54% Cab Franc | 33% Merlot | 13% Cabernet Sauvignon.
A release party for case purchasers will be October 2019 at Red Willow Vineyard.
Thank you Jason and Delille Cellars
Thank you Sauer Family and Red Willow Vineyard
Collaboration Series #3 was created by Jim & Richard Holmes of Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard in Red Mountain and Ben Smith of Cadence Winery in Seattle. The single barrel is a Cadence Winery 2018 100% Cabernet Franc Clone 214 designated from Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard.
Thank you Ciel Du Cheval and Jim and Richard Holmes
Thank you Cadence Winery and Ben Smith
Collaboration Series #4 was created by winegrape grower Norm McKibben of Seven Hills Vineyard in Walla Walla and winemaker Marty Clubb of L’Ecole No. 41 Winery in Lowden, WA. The single barrel is a L’Ecole No. 41 is a 2019 100% Cabernet Sauvignon designated from Seven Hills Vineyard Block 9.
Collaboration Series #4 is between winegrape grower Norm McKibben of Seven Hills Vineyard in Walla Walla and winemaker Marty Clubb of L’Ecole No.41 Winery in Lowden.
Thank you Seven Hills Vineyard and Norm McKibben.
Thank you L’Ecole No. 41 and Marty Clubb.
Series #5 will be sold in 2022!
Collaboration Series #5 is between winegrower Todd Newhouse of Upland Vineyards and Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery.