What's News in the wine world and at Fielding Hills Winery!
Paul Gregutt Top 100 Wines of Washington State
Paul Gregutt, noted wine writer and critic for Wine Enthusiast magazine publishes his list of the Top 100 Wines of Washington State each year. What is unique to his list is that a winery may only have 1 wine on the list. We do not submit wine. Our 2009 "Tribute" makes the list at #29.
Seattle Met Magazine top 100 Wines of Washington
Seattle Met Magazine publishes a Top 100 wines of Washington State every year. We submitted 2 wines and both were on the list. Our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon #70 and our 2009 Cabernet Franc #75. There are currently over 4000 wines produced in Washington State.
Fielding Hills Winery closes the tasting bar in Seattle
We have closed our tasting room in Seattle located in Urban Enoteca. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Wine Wars Author Mike Veseth at Urban Enoteca
Wine maker Mike Wade will be at our tasting room in Seattle on Novemeber 26th with author Mike Veseth. Mike V will be signing copies of his new book Wine Wars. See you there.
2009 Vintage featured at Dinner
October 15th join us for the 10th annual Vintage Release Dinner
Join us as we taste and celbrate the 2009 vintage. Our special guest is Tom Dean, well known sculptur from great Falls Montana. It will be a great night of wine and wood!
email Karen for more information - firstname.lastname@example.org
2009 vintage to be release in 2012
Look for the 2009 vintage in early 2012. Pictured here is the artwork on the 2009 label by local artist Kerry Siderius.
2008 Fielding Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Nominated for Prestigous Sunset Magazine Annual Wine Awards
2008 CS joins older brother 2007 CS
The phone rang this morning and a person from Sunset Magazine said "Congratulations your 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Riverbend Vineyard, Wahluke Slope has been nominated for the Sunset Magazine Wine Awards". We are familiar with this Award Program because our 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon was also nominated into this competetion. You can't enter a wine in this Award Program, a secret panel of judges nominate wines for it.
Results are made public at a lavish affair in Central California in September and in print in the November issue. We find out mid August if we are invited to the lavish affair...only award winners are. It truly is a great compliment to Fielding Hills Winery to be nominated...and now it is 2 years in a row!
Seattle Wine Awards Announce Medal Winners
Five Four Five
We only submit our wines to one competetion, Seattle Wine Awards. We believe in this competetion because it is only Washington wines judged by Washington judges who know the vineyards.
Many wines enter not all recieve medals. The 2008 Vintage is 5 for 5, we submitted our 5 wines and received 5 medals, 2 gold and 3 bronze. Here is a link to see all the results.
Taste Fielding Hills Wine in Seattle
Fielding Hills has joined forces with 6 other wineries to provide a unique wine tasting experience in Seattle. It is not a wine bar yet not a tasting room either. All 7 wineries are under 1 roof and you may taste from 1 winery or taste from all 7. Counters are staffed by the wineries so it is almost like walking the vineyards with the winemaker.
Check the website for directions and hours of operation.
Accolades from Well Known Wine Writer - Paul Gregutt
The 2nd edition of Paul Gregutt's definitive book on Washington Wines is out. With over 700 wineries in the state, Paul does an excellent job of factual writing on the state's wine industry.
Paul is a long time Washington native and has walked the dirt of the state's vineyard like no other. He reports on many of the wineries, grape varieties, and vineyards in the state and rates them with stars. 5 Stars is the highest award and only 20 wineries received that honor. Fielding Hills is one of them.
This book makes a great gift for the beginning wine enthusiast or for someone already familiar with wine.
Seattle Times Newspaper Column
"I don't believe I have ever given sich rave reviews to an entre lineup of wines from a young winery"
- Paul Gregutt, Seattle Times, 2005