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Spend your Thursday night with us at Vino at the Landing! Tasting from 6-8pm! Seth will be there pouring wine while talking about our vineyards & and how someone convinced us farmers to start making wine! Our Double Gold Malbec, Cab Franc, and Cabernet will be there, along with a couple other surprises. Cheers!

FAMILY GROWN – KITZKE CELLARS 


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Join us in Kirkland on January 27th at The Grape Choice! The Grape Choice is an awesome store located in downtown Kirkland. With a great selection of old and new world wines, Perry is the man that will help you pick out the right bottle. Grab a glass and walk along Lake Washington or grab a bite at on of the local restaurants.

2015 was a big year for Kitzke Cellars, winning some of the Northwest’s top awards and we want to share them with you! Starting it off will be our estate grown 2010 Cabernet Franc, which won a Double Gold at the Seattle Wine Awards and Best of Varietal at the Tri-Cities Wine Festival. Next up will be our estate grown 2012 Malbec, that received a Gold at this years Seattle Wine Awards. Then its on to our 2010 estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine continues to outperform its price by far! Winning its 3rd straight Double Gold at the Seattle. Backing up all these Bordeaux varietals is our Syrah. This Syrah showcases our terroir perfectly with a great balance between earth and fruit, showing why it was deserving of a Double Gold at the Seattle Wine Awards as well.

Seth will be there answering any question you may have about our vineyards and winemaking practices.

CHEERS!

-The Kitzkes

 


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Save the date and stock up in Seattle at Wine World and Spirits on Nov. 20th 6-8pm. We will be pouring up our family grown wines for their “Friday Night Flights!” So stop by and taste some new releases that have taken home top honors at this years Seattle Wine Awards. 

 

Located right in the heart of Seattle off 45th st and I5.


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Seattle Wine Awards is the most notable wine competition in the Pacific North West. Bring in Masters of Wine, Sommeliers, Professors of Viticulture & Enology, Wine Directors, Wine Journalists and more. This adds up to 20 wine experts that will evaluate each and every wine on a blind basis.

We couldn’t have asked for better results this year at the 2015 SWA, receiving 6 AWARDS GOLD OR BETTER!

Double Golds include our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Syrah, and 2012 Malbec. Gold metals include out 2011 Cabernet Franc, 2010 Monte Caramelle, and 2012 Nebbiolo.

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (DOUBLE GOLD) – This is the third straight year in a row our estate Cabernet has won a Double Gold at SWA. Our estate block was planted in 2000 on Candy Mountain and just continues to preform beyond its years. Since its 7th leaf it has produced top tier quality and we are excited to see the maturity level continue to improve.

2010 Syrah (DOUBLE GOLD) – Syrah is arguably Washington States best varietal. Producing deep rich flavor profiles that greatly differ from each micro-climate with in our state and the ability to age for years. The quality of Syrah here is so high that this award really has us ecstatic!

2012 Malbec (DOUBLE GOLD) – Our Malbec has always been a limited release that shines in competition. From sourcing grapes in 2008 to now using our estate block out near Red Mountain this Malbec show cases the 2012 vintage perfectly. Great fruit reflecting the warm year, with solid acid and tannin structure that is true to the varietal. Mild tannins that are drinking good now but will only improve with age. We are only producing around 50 cases a year sold to our Candy Mountain Wine Club only! Cheers!

2012 Nebbiolo (GOLD) – This was a varietal we did back in 2005 and was too early for Washington’s market. Nebbiolo is a Italian varietal that we source from Red Mountain and age for 30 months in neutral oak. It is one of the few 100% Nebbiolo’s in the state and has become the tasting room favorite this spring. Lighter body on the palate with bright fruit/acid and strawberry rhubarb on the finish.

2010 Monte Caramelle (GOLD) – This Blend meaning “Candy Mountain” in French consists of 50% Sangiovese, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 17% Syrah. All grown right around that tasting room on Candy Mountain in Richland, Wa. The 2010 vintage has big shoes to fill, with our 2009 blend winning a “Double Platinum” in the Northwest Wine Press platinum judging. It is well on it’s way though!

2011 Cabernet Franc (GOLD) – From our 2008 vintage our estate Cabernet Franc has been a crowd favorite metaling at SWA every year. Consisting of 100% Cab Franc this wine has a great balance of fruit, pepper and terroir. 2011 was a cold vintage in Washington and there is a very limited amount (less than 40 cases)! Don’t sleep on this release!

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Yakima Valley Spring barrel 2015 was a blast! Friday was a great time and we got our pouring hands warmed up. Saturday was crazy, with so many people that had never been to our tasting room before. Meeting new people and keeping the glasses full is what it is all about. Sunday was a little more mellow, which lead to quality conversation and talking a little more in depth about our wines. Telling our story behind the newly released 2012 Janaina Sensacaø Red and 2012 Nebbiolo from Red Mountain. As expected our 2010 Double Gold Cabernet Franc was a hit and our 2012 Nebbiolo from Red Mountain was a crowd favorite. Our Double Platinum 2009 Monte Caramelle sold out, along with our 2010 Best of Class Malbec. (Don’t worry if your in wine club we have your shipment filled!) All in all the weekend was a great success and we met and reconnected with so many great people. Thank you to those who brought in purses for our Royal Family Kids fundraiser and cheers to those who grabbed bottles to share with family and friends!

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Spring Barrel weekend is here! We are opening the patio to Premier Pass holders and pouring our limited release Malbec and Red Mountain Nebbiolo. Not a premier pass holder? No big deal we are still pouring our Best of Varietal Cabernet Franc and Double Gold Cabernet Sauvignon. We are offering a multi bottle discount and cases of 2013 Rosé of Nebbiolo at $150 a case! Stop by and see the vineyard with a glass in hand! Cheers!


TasteWashington

Taste Washington is one of our favorite events of the year! So much great food and wine! Come by Kitzke Cellars this year and taste some of Washington’s best Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winning Double Gold’s at this years Seattle Wine Awards these wines will not disappoint.

We hope to meet you this year and share part of our family with you!

The Kitzke’s