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Drink wine from one of the world’s Top 100 Wineries right here in Woodinville! We are honored to announce DeLille Cellars’ presence on the 2022 Wine & Spirits Top 100 list.
This year, Wine & Spirits reopened its NYC office to blind taste and evaluate close to 10,000 wines from around the world. Wines were assessed solely based on appellation, variety, and regional distinction. 2022 marks DeLille's fifth year as a Top 100 Winery. (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022)
DeLille Cellars is one of six wineries in Washington State and one of two producers in Woodinville to achieve a spot on this highly coveted list. Chateau Ste. Michelle, Gramercy Cellars, L'Ecole No 41, Saviah and Sleight of Hand are also Top 100 Wineries this year.
“Our editors consistently rated certain producers highly, and we have chosen those 100 wineries to profile in our Annual Buying Guide and to pour at our Top 100 event,” said Joshua Greene, Editor, and Publisher of Wine & Spirits Magazine. “They are part of a very tight competitive set, and one thing they all share in common is a commitment to the place where their wines grow. Their wines are more delicious for it.”
Drink Top 100 Wine for Just $39 This August
In celebration of Washington Wine Month, enjoy D2 for just $39 (regular price $50). An acclaimed blend of 13 iconic Columbia Valley vineyards, 2019 D2 showcases an inviting freshness and pronounced herbal quality on the palate that leads to a structure that is refined despite the wine’s youth. Notes of cranberries, roasted coffee beans, cassis and burnt orange are highlighted by deep, rich barrels.
D2 takes its name from the grand route du vin, or great wine road that travels through the historic chateau region of Bordeaux. Always leading with Merlot, D2 is a traditional Bordeaux-style blend sourced throughout Washington State. Created as a second to Chaleur Estate, D2 has become the winery's most sought-after label.
Grand Ciel: A Top 100 Wine
We are delighted to share 2016 Grand Ciel Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon received 94 points from Wine & Spirits and was named a Top 100 wine of 2022.
Displaying classic varietal notes of blackcurrants, cedar and graphite on the nose, the 2016 Grand Ciel Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon displays refinement throughout. Concentrated and obviously structured for the long haul, this wine is wonderfully integrated, with great purity and focus in its youth. This wine beautifully represents the quality of the vintage and the impressive excellence of this estate vineyard.
Visit us for a Wine Tasting in Woodinville
Start planning your visit to our Woodinville Tasting Room! Taste five acclaimed wines from our portfolio. Through the end of August, enjoy a special tasting menu featuring DeLille “firsts”. Taste the wines that have laid a foundation for our craft and showcase the unique fruit from Washington State.
About DeLille Cellars
DeLille Cellars is the third oldest operating winery in Woodinville, WA, founded in 1992. Known for pioneering Bordeaux-style blends from Washington State, the winery has maintained a tradition of quality and excellence with over 700 individual 90+ ratings from leading publications. DeLille Cellars focuses on the Red Mountain AVA and sources grapes from Washington’s most acclaimed vineyards. The winery is recognized by notable wine critics and influencers, including Robert Parker, as one of the top producers in the state.
The Lounge at DeLille Cellars, DeLille’s newest restaurant and wine experience, made its debut on USA Today's Top 10 Winery Restaurants list, ranking number four in the nation. The Lounge opened just over a year ago in June of 2021 at the Old Redhook Brewery in Woodinville.
The menu is directed by Executive Chef Michael C. Toni, one of Woodinville's longest-tenured chefs who has worked with DeLille for nearly two decades catering private events and wine release dinners through his catering company A Platinum Event. Chef Toni blends local sourcing, scratch cooking and wine pairing expertise to offer an elevated "New American Cuisine" dining experience at The Lounge restaurant.
“To receive placement in USA Today’s Top 10 Winery Restaurants in the nation at the start of our second year of operations is such an honor and is reflective of the dedication and passion of our team and the service we seek to provide our guests,” said Chef Toni. The menu features favorites such as steak frites and mushroom toast to seasonal homemade pasta and light bites. The drinks menu features DeLille wines as well as wines from around the world that have provided inspiration to DeLille or have been selected for their distinction by The Lounge management and DeLille’s winemaking team. The Lounge also serves local brews and select craft cocktails.
DeLille established its headquarters at the Old Redhook Brewery in 2019. In June of 2021, DeLille opened The Lounge next door to its new Woodinville tasting room, in the former Forecaster’s Public House. The old pub site has a long history in Woodinville as a gathering spot since 1994 when the Redhook facility first opened. DeLille Cellars is honored to continue the legacy of the Old Redhook Brewery as a hub of great food, libations, and memories for the community. DeLille Cellars is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and The Lounge just celebrated its one-year anniversary on June 17th.
The Lounge and its seasonal outdoor space, The Deck, are currently open Wednesdays through Sundays, starting at 3 PM weekdays and 2 PM weekends. Reservations are available and walk-ins are also accepted with availability.
About DeLille Cellars
DeLille Cellars is the third oldest operating winery in Woodinville, WA, founded in 1992. Known for pioneering Bordeaux-style blends from Washington State, the winery has maintained a tradition of quality and excellence with over 700 individual 90+ ratings from leading publications. DeLille Cellars focuses on the Red Mountain AVA and sources grapes from Washington's most acclaimed vineyards. To learn more about DeLille Cellars, visit www.delillecellars.com.
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