Mike and I visited the Carriage House Tasting Room; otherwise known as Delille Cellars in Woodinville Wine Country. The power was out but they were moving full steam ahead. There was hardly any room to stand and there is reason behind that. Chris Upchurch, wine maker for Delille Cellars, provides a wonderful example of how French style wines can be beautifully made in Washington. Chris has been with Delille Cellars for the past 23 years, as long as they have been in business. He has brought elegance and good balance to his product and by doing so Delille Cellars has had the honor of having their Chaleur Estate Blanc served in the White House over the last three administrations.
To add to their list of praises, Delille Cellars has been the only winery in the world to be listed in both the Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator top 100 wines of the world for two consecutive years. You can find this information on their impressive web site which covers everything from staff to aging charts. They also provide a place where you can recycle your corks, so take advantage of that wine lovers!
I highly recommend visiting the Carriage House to enjoy their European French style blends. They are fun, amazing, and tasty! Learn how Chris co-ferments his lovely Syrah, which is 100 percent Red Mountain AVA. Be ready to be served by knowledgeable, passionate staff,and have a lovely time!