Eight Bells Winery is a small (2000 cases per year) urban winery in the Roosevelt/Ravenna neighborhood of North Seattle producing hand-crafted red and white wines. Our first crush was in the fall of 2009 with grapes sourced from Eastern Washington and Western Oregon. We invite you to learn more about us on these web pages and to join our mailing list for regular updates on our activities. The winery is open for tasting and sales every Saturday from 11 AM to 4PM.
Our summer 2018 wine release events and club member pick-ups continue next Saturday June 23 from 11AM to 4PM. We hope you can join us. We are releasing our 2014 Red Willow Vineyard David’s Block Bordeaux blend, our 2015 Red Willow Vineyard Sangiovese and our 2017 Boushey Vineyard Chardonnay.
Our 2014 Red Willow Vineyard David’s Block is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Malbec, 7% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Carménère, and 3% Petite Verdot. The wine is a field blend of all 6 Bordeaux varieties. The wine has a rich color with aromas of plum, sandalwood, and tobacco. There is a spiciness in the mouth and a lingering finish. Total production: 310 cases. Alc: 14.5%. Retail price: $38/bottle.
Our 2015 Red Willow Vineyard Sangiovese is a blend of two clones of Sangiovese. Ruby-garnet colored, this wine shows a typical varietal nose of bright dried cherry, raspberry, and black pepper. Total production: 175 cases. Alc: 13.8%. Retail price: $25/bottle.
Our 2017 Boushey Vineyard Chardonnay includes four clones of Chardonnay that have been co-fermented. The wine was partially barrel fermented, aged on the lees, and put through a partial malolactic fermentation. The wine has a distinct Chardonnay fruit nose and a silky, creamy mouthfeel with bright acidity. Total production: 200 cases. Alc: 14.1%. Retail price: $28/bottle.
As with release events in the past, we will feature the work of a local artist/photographer. We are pleased to have Steven Delph join us for this release.
--Denise, Neal, Andy, Frank, and Tim
- Saturdays, June 9, 16 and 23: New wine release: 2014 David's Block, 2015 Old Salt, and 2017 Chardonnay.
- Friday, June 22, 6-8:30 PM, An evening with Dick Boushey, Yakima Valley Grape Grower and a tasting of our 2015, 2016, and 2017 Boushey Vineyard Chardonnays accompanied with light hors d'oeuvres. Cost $20 for club members. For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking available on Saturday's in the lot off 62nd St. between Roosevelt and the alley west of Roosevelt.