Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Buy Local, Give Local event this last Saturday! Together, we were able to raise $250 for Royal Family Kids in Pasco, and enjoy some great wine. It was such a fun time and we can’t wait to catch up with more of you. We are looking forward to warmer weather and sharing our Spring Releases here soon. Cheers!
2016 marks another amazing year at Kitzke Cellars! We couldn’t be more grateful for everyone that continues to support us and make this dream reality. The family vineyards continue to speak up, producing some of the Northwest’s top wine this year. Along with awards, our production has come full circle with our son Seth taking the reins on production. 2016 vintage is looking great and we are excited to share with you the things coming in 2017!
Wine Press Northwest “Best of the Best” Judging.
Platinum – 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon- We have always held back our big Bordeaux varietals at Kitzke Cellars, knowing how they gracefully age from Candy Mountain. With winning 4 straight Double Golds at The Seattle Wine Awards, this wine is no stranger to recognition. However, receiving its first Platinum Award was a big deal. Proving that these 18 year old vines are showcasing the very limited terrior of Candy Mountain consistently.
Double Gold awards include; 2015 Viognier, 2010 Monte Caramelle (Super Tuscan), 2012 Janaina Sensacao Red, 2012 Sangiovese, 2012 Malbec, & 2010 Syrah.
Tri-Cities Wine Festival
Gold – 2013 Syrah (Red Mountain), 2012 – Janaina Sensacao Red, 2012 – Monte Caramelle
Cascadia Wine Competition
Silver- 2013 Syrah, 2012 Cabernet Franc, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Seattle Wine Awards
Double Gold – 2015 Viognier, Gold – 2012 Janaina Sensacao Red, Silver – 2012 Cab Franc
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition
Double Gold – 2012 Cabernet Franc, Gold – 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest is a busy, yet rewarding time of year for the Kitzke family.
Waking up every morning to the crisp air and feeling the first light warmth of the sun peaking through the vines. The smell of the vineyard and fresh cut clusters surrounds you as you pick the mature grapes that you have been nurturing the whole year for this perfect moment. Hoping that you captured the perfect balance of sugar & acidity to express your terroir.
Relieved that half of the process is over, we continue forward knowing the next steps of obsession are starting: sorting, crushing, and monitoring fermentation. This is a very time consuming yet magical process. Simultaneously tasting the wines throughout fermentation while waiting for that perfect balance of flavor & tannin before it is pressed into barrels for the next two years.
We put our all into the vineyards & cellar in hopes of sharing another amazing vintage with you. Thank you for your continued support and inspiration. A big thank you goes out to everyone who volunteered their time to help us during harvest! We can’t wait to share the vintages to come! cheers!
All Things Wine in Renton will be pouring Kitzke Cellars 12-7pm June 11th. Stop by and taste though five new wines!
We are excited to share our wines at Plateau Wines in downtown Enumclaw on June 10th! Stop by 5-8:30pm and say hi as Seth will answer any questions you may have about our vineyards and wine making!
SAVE THE DATE
Our annual Wine Club Pig Roast is happening June 4th, starting at 6pm!
$35 for Wine Club members and $40 for non members. Please RSVP as soon as possible! Space is limited and we want you to be there!
Uncle earl will be smoking the Pig and it will be paired with a glass of our Cabernet Sauvignon! Additional glass pours and bottle purchases will be available.
WE WILL BE OPENING UP OUR LIBRARY WINES FOR PURCHASE AS WELL!
RSVP 509-628-9442 VICKIE@KITZKECELLARS.COM
3/18/16 4-6:30pm Seattle Wine Co.
THE LINE UP
2012 Nebbiolo Red Mountain (Platinum Winepress NW)
2011 Cabernet Franc – Kitzke Family Vineyard (Gold Seattle Wine Awards)
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon – Kitzke Family Vineyard (Double Gold Seattle Wine Awards)
2012 Malbec – Kitzke Family Vineyards (Gold Seattle Wine Awards)
March is Washington Wine Month and we are offering our 2010 Cabernet at 25% off by the case!
3/11/16 3-6pm Harbor Greens U.P.
Join us at Harbor Greens in University Place for a Washington Wine Month Tasting!
We will be pouring a large variety of wines from Kitzke Cellars.
Cheers to #WAwineMonth!
Come join us at The Wine Alley on Saturday, February 20th and meet new owners Toure and Charisse. We will be pouring a handful of our newly released wines. Including our 2012 Nebbiolo and 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon which has won a 3rd straight Double Gold at the Seattle Wine Awards. Our Best of Varietal Viognier and Monte Caramelle blend (Super Tuscan) will be there as well. If your south of Seattle, this is an amazing shop with great people and a amazing selection of boutique wineries from around the Northwest.
Come taste with us and learn about our family grown vineyards!
“From our vineyards to your table, blessings as you embrace treasured moments and fine wine!”
Wicked Cellars is a awesome shop in downtown Everett! We had heard nothing but great things from a few people that have visited us over the last year. Finally, we got the time to go visit the shop and it didn’t disappoint. From the moment you walk in you see a great selection of wines from around the world. Making your way towards the middle of the store, you see an amazing selection from Washington State wine & by that point have most likely already met Ritch. Nice and knowledgeable, this is who will help you pick out the perfect wine for your palate! Then you see a little archway that takes you to their event space in the back. There you find yourself in a big room with arches and vineyards painted on the walls, making you feel like your are in your own Tuscan home on the vineyard.
Join us the 29th for our first pouring at Wicked Cellars! Of our wines we will be sharing; Viognier, 2012 Sangiovese, 2012 Janaina Sensacao Red, 2011 Cabernet Franc, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2010 Syrah. We look forward to meeting you!