1 more chance to try & buy Northwest Wine Academy fall releases

Shopping for wine to go with Thanksgiving dinner? You have one more chance tomorrow afternoon/evening to taste and buy the fall releases from the Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor). We stopped by tonight toward the end of the second of the three sessions. You have 6 wines to choose from – and handy order forms available to use at checkout:

Here’s the wine list:

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon – Columbia Valley
2014 Chardonnay – Yakima Valley
2014 Reserve Chardonnay – Yakima Valley
2013 Reserve Red – Red Mountain
2013 Merlot – Red Mountain
2014 Viognier – Yakima Valley

One fun feature of Northwest Wine Academy events, a behind-the-scenes view of the winemaking process – these barrels are steps away:

And there’s a “sensory” area where you can learn about details of the process at the only Western Washington college to teach winemaking. Tonight, as is a tradition for the second night of every NWA release, academy alums who have gone on to open their own wineries were offering tastes too – Kitzke Cellars among them:

Don’t miss the final day tomorrow (Saturday), 2-7 pm, with tasty appetizers offered along with the wine – you know SSC is famous for food-making as well as beverage-making. The NWA building is on the east side of the north lot on campus, 6000 16th SW on Puget Ridge – look for the sign by the lot entrance on 16th.

P.S. This is one of the many events featured in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide – where you’ll find many more events for tomorrow and beyond, including open houses and bazaars, and chances for holiday giving as well as buying, celebrating, etc.

5 Replies to "1 more chance to try & buy Northwest Wine Academy fall releases"

  • Cellarmaster November 21, 2015 (8:59 am)

    In addition to the list above, also being released is the 2015 Nouveau – Washington State. This is most interesting because unlike the other reds (or whites) the grapes were on the vine a month ago. We received the grapes on October 20th, placed them on one of those large (1600L) tanks that you see in the picture above and flooded it with CO2. A week later we opened the tank and pressed it. The whole clusters still looked like we received them, but the grapes were now fermented inside.

    Also, be sure to make it out into the tent near the entrance. They have hot mulled wine there (while it lasts) and they are also pouring the 2014 Riesling (released last year). Even if you think you do not like Riesling, take a bite of the passion fruit bars they have with them and then flood it with Riesling. You will be glad you did.

    They go all out on these events and most of the people pouring are student volunteers that are happy to answer your questions.

    • WSB November 21, 2015 (9:00 am)

      Thanks – the six were the only ones on the list sent to us by SSC in the news release and included in our calendar – TR

  • Cellarmaster November 21, 2015 (9:09 am)

    We didn’t have the Nouveau in bottle by the time of the press release. There may have been some doubt that we would have it ready, with label, for release. The Riesling and mulled wine are just bonus pours.

  • KM November 21, 2015 (9:57 am)

    I just picked up a bottle of their 2012 Grenache-Syrah, as came highly recommended from WS Cellars. Excited to try it over the holidays! I wish I could make these event, I’ll plan ahead for next year.

  • Cellarmaster November 21, 2015 (11:24 am)

    @KM – The 2012 Grenache-Syrah is my current favorite to share with friends. It is beautiful right now.

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