West Seattle wine country

Ah, wine country: The rolling hills of Napa … Sonoma … Walla Walla … Puget Ridge. Yes, as in, the eastern highlands of West Seattle, home to South Seattle Community College and its award-winning winemaking program. Back in June, when we shared the news that SSCC’s Northwest Wine Academy had received a medal at the Seattle Wine Awards, some readers asked when its next wine release was scheduled. Last night was the night; our WSB videographer dropped in to talk to a couple of the program leaders, wine program coordinator Regina Daigneault and wine program winemaker Peter Bos:

At last night’s event, the academy offered its 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2006 Merlot for sale, $20 each, and offered pre-sale of its 2006 barrel-fermented Chardonnay and 2006 no-oak Chardonnay (each $18) and 2006 late-harvest Sauvignon Blanc ($15). It also announced two upcoming happenings we’re adding to our Events page pronto: the Holiday Barrel Tasting on December 7 and 8, and the Gifts from the Earth food/wine event on January 26, touting “30 Washington wineries and 15 celebrity chefs.” If you want to check on wine availability following last night’s event, e-mail Regina here.

2 Replies to "West Seattle wine country"

  • Megan October 16, 2007 (10:54 am)

    These guys had a great turn out. The 3 tasting rooms were packed most of the night. The wine was good, but the food was great, especially the desserts.

  • steve October 28, 2007 (1:48 pm)

    IN re the South Seattle Wine release party.

    Sorry all were not invited . The winery is pretty small( 700 cases this year) and the potential guest list very long including all those who helped establish the program. In the future the school wants to invite more people from west seattle and the public in general – give them a little more time to expand .

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