LATEST NEWS FROM STEMILT CREEK WINERY:
-> 2012 Vintage of Caring Passion, Boss Lady, and Cab Franc now available in both Tasting Rooms, as well as NV Grandma Nettie Rose! Welcome Spring!!
-> Taste Washington
We are once again pouring at Taste Washington April 2nd - 3rd
Century Link Field Event Center
-> Washington Wine Benefit Concert - March 24, 2016 - Showbox Market - Seattle
We are excited to be one of the featured wines for this event!
-> Red Wine and Chocolates Weekend at Stemilt Creek Winery
February 12th - 14th, for more information go to our events page
-> In the NEWS
Marji Morgan talks with winemakers about the history and stories behind our wonderful Washington wines. Marji writes a blog and does a weekly podcast carried on Ellensburg Community Radio. She sat down with Kyle to talk about Stemilt Creek Wines. We are episode 25, the link is listed below:
-> Fall Release October 1, 2015
Featuring the Men of Stemilt Hill
Thomas Kyle (TK) Mathison & Thomas Cyle Mathison
Vertical Wine Tasting
What is a Vertical Wine Tasting? That's when you taste several vintages of a single winery's bottlings. What's so much fun about a vertical is that it gives you a chance to see the thread that runs through a vineyard, wine or winery and better understand how each vintage can be distinctive. If you present the wines in oldest to youngest, there's often a natural progression of tannins and body, as the younger wines would be more tannic than the older wines. Most of the time I see verticals going from younger to older, because the thinking is that older wines will be more complex and nuanced than the younger versions. That direction also follows a wine's evolution as it gains bottle age, which can be fanscinating.
- 2009 Caring Passion/Merlot
- 2010 Caring Passion/Merlot
- 2011 Caring Passion/Merlot
- 2009 A Day's Work/Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2010 A Day's Work/Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2011 A Day's Work/Cabernet Sauvignon
Wines will be available for pick up in the Wenatchee and Leavenworth tasting rooms starting October 1, 2015 at 12pm.
-> Fall Release and Wine Club Party October 3, 2015
2 - 6pm, at the Mathison's
Food, Music, and Great Wine!
See the Wine Club RSVP page for more information
-> Belltown Crush Party - August 23, 2015
Shelly and Sarah traveled to Seattle to pour at the Second Annual Belltown Crush Party, this event is brought together by Seattle Uncorked, and Cascade Valley Wine Country. 15 Wineries from Lake Chelan, Leavenworth and the Wenatchee Valley participate. People have the opportunity to sip our great wines, enjoy food from local food trucks, and even stomp some grapes!
-> 2015 NCW Wine Awards - August 22,2015
NV Sweet Adelaide - Double Gold, Best of Class
2011 Boss Lady Syrah Blend - Gold
2011 Transforming Traditions Cab Franc - Gold
2010 A Days Work Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver
-> 2015 Long Beach Cru Wine Competition
NV Sweet Adelaide - Silver
NV Grandma Nettie Rose - Silver
-> 2015 International Women's Wine Competition
2011 Caring Passion Merlot - Gold, Best of Class
2011 Boss Lady Syrah Blend - Silver
2011 A Days Work Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver
-> 2015 New York International Wine Competition
Washington Merlot Winery of the Year
2011 Caring Passion Merlot - Silver
Wine Press Northwest - Feature on North Central Washington
-> 2015 Seattle Wine Awards, Seattle Washington
2011 Transforming Traditions - Cab Franc, Gold Medal
2011 A Days Work - Cab Sauv, Silver Medal
2011 Boss Lady - Syrah Blend, Silver Medal
2011 Caring Passion - Merlot, Silver Medal
-> 2015 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, San Diego California
2011 Boss Lady Red Blend, won the Critics Silver with 88 Points
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, A Days Work, won the Critics Gold with 90 Points!
-> Spring Wine Club Release is here!
Wine Club Members your release is available in the Wenatchee and Leavenworth Tasting Rooms starting today! See the wine club tab for more details.
-> Taste Washington Event
Sarah, Shelly, and Cindy traveled to Seattle March 28th and 29th and poured at Taste of Washington at Century Link Events Center. Thanks to all the wine club members who stopped by to say hello. What a great event and we look forward to next year.
-> 2012 Vintage Bottling in progress
-> Come see us at Taste Washington - March 28-29, 2015 - We are in Booth 3-D
For tickets to the event please visit the link: http://tastewashington.org/ticket-info-2015/
-> PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: NV Sweet Adelaide
We are excited to announce that Sweet Adelaide is back in the tasting rooms!
This bottling of Sweet Adelaide begins with notes of honey and stone fruit but quickly shifts to tropical fruits. The finish is sweet but crisp and satisfying, ultimately refreshing the palate with each sip.
$13/Bottle or Wine Club Members $11.70/Bottle
-> Seattle Food and Wine Experience February 22, 2015
Sarah Bagdon and Shelly Lindemann poured at Seattle Food and Wine Experience at Seattle Center in February, the event features food and wines from California, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington! It was great to be part of such a wonderful event.
-> PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: 2010 Boss Lady Syrah
Thank you to Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue of greatnorthwestwine.com for the wonderful review our 2010 Boss Lady. Here is what they had to share:
Wenatchee Valley winemaker Jan Mathison pulls from estate fruit grown on vines at 1,500 feet in elevation, among the loftiest in Washington, and creates the wines on Stemilt Hill Road. Her blend that pays tribute to her husband Kyle’s grandmother AJ, balances the ripeness of Syrah (47%) with structure from Merlot (47%), acidity from Mourvèdre and herbal notes of Cabernet Franc in high style while also presenting a snapshot of this cooler vintage for Washington. There are beautiful aromas of dark plums, currant, dark chocolate and alluring spices, followed by more plum, blackberry, black cherry flavors on the entry. Juicy red currant acidity pops out on the midpalate, backed by peppery tannins, which create an elegant, food-friendly finish. Their wines are available in the downtown Wenatchee tasting room as well as their satellite tasting gallery on festive Front Street in Leavenworth.
Here is a link to the article, check out the rest of their wonderful site for reviews of other Northwest Wine
-> 10/06/2014 - We had a fantastic time this past weekend, welcoming our wine club members to the home of Kyle and Jan Mathison! It was our annual party for those who help support us throughout the year! We'd love to invite you to next year's party, contact us and find out how you can join our wine club for free! You'll not only get the invite but also access to our wines at club prices!
Click here to check out all the pictures from this event!
-> 8/26/2014 - Stemilt Creek Winery took home the following medals from the North Central Washington Wine Awards event here in Wenatchee:
- 2008 A DAY'S WORK
- 2008 TRANSFORMING TRADITIONS(CAB FRANC)
- 2009 A DAYS WORK
- 2009 CARING PASSION
- 2008 CARING PASSION
- 2008 BOSS LADY
- 2012 SWEET ADELAIDE
-> 8/12/2014 - We just announced the hiring of our new General Manager - Wenatchee area resident, Sarah Bagdon. Click here to read the full announcement.
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When the personal passion of a family infuses the land, the results are notably delightful.
The heritage and zeal of the Mathison family combined with the distinctive climate of North Central Washington creates a wine experience that dances and lingers on the tongue. Our wines are distinct, showcase the unique terroir of the greater Wenatchee Valley and other parts of the Columbia Valley as well.