Chelan Estate Winery

In the early 90's we planted an experimental vineyard on the North Shore of Lake Chelan. With lessons learned we set out to find a location to grow Pinot Noir. We purchased 8 acres on the cooler South Shore in December of 1999.

Touring Region
Current Weather
Fair
Fair, 85° F

Amenities
Picnic Area, Tasting Room

Hours of Operation
Summer Hours:11-6 daily. Days/hours may change at the end of October. Open the week of Thanksgiving. Winter Hours:11-5 Saturday, 11-3 Sundays. Please call the winery for up-to-date hours/information. If you would like to purchase wine outside of these days/hours, please call the winery and leave a message on our voice mail (509)682-5454. We will arrange a mutual time to meet you. Thank you! Mary and Bob Broderick, Owners

Open to the Public
Yes

2007 CHELAN ESTATE PINOT NOIR, ESTATE VINEYARD A very good vintage from our Estate Vineyard produced a Pinot Noir of remarkable dark color, ripe black cherry and cranberry fruit. The silky finish reveals the hints of licorice we have come to expect from the vineyard and the vanilla and spice of French oak. 100% Pinot Noir. 2007 CHELAN ESTATE MERLOT, ESTATE VINEYARD 2007 was another in a series of very good vintages from our Estate Vineyard. As the vines age we taste incremental improvement in our Merlot. The 2007 is the most aromatic, biggest and longest finishing wine to date. Forward blackberry and toasty oak aromas, full center palate of blackberry and cherry fruit, nice balance and a long, smooth finish. 100% Merlot, 197 cases produced. 2011 C E VINYARDS CHARDONNAY-ROUSSANNE, COLUMBIA VALLEY Primarily Stillwater Creek fruit with Chelan Estate Chardonnay rounding out the blend. Straw gold color. Ripe apple and pear aromas with a touch of vanilla. While delicate on the palate the blend has a round and full bodied texture. Crisp acidity with fig and light citrus notes follow through to a long finish. A very pretty white blend that will be perfect with fresh Alaskan seafood coming this spring. 52% Chardonnay, 48% Roussanne. 128 cases produced. blackberry and cherry fruit, nice balance and a long, smooth finish. 100% Merlot, 197 cases produced. 2007 C E VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON, STILLWATER CREEK VINEYARD, COLUMBIA VALLEY The 2007 vintage provided another exceptional crop of Stillwater Creek grapes. The Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc in this blend achieved perfect ripeness and good acidity. Dark nearly black color, full developed ripe black fruit and spicy aromas. Blackberry, black current layered with oak accents. Full center palate and a long, smooth finish. 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. 208 cases produced. 2006 C E VINEYARDS RESERVE RED, STILLWATER CREEK VINEYARD, COLUMBIA VALLEY Fully developed aromas of ripe black fruit, spice and toasty oak. Blackberry and cassis dominate the center of the wine with distinct chocolate notes. Elegant and balanced delivering power, complexity and a smooth, round style. 67% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% each of Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. LIMITED RELEASE 2007 CE VINEYARDS PETITE VERDOT, STILLWATER CREEK VINEYARD, COLUMBIA VALLEY Bold bouquet of ripe blackberry and sweet vanilla. Big black cherry, plum and raspberry fruit. Graceful and smooth with a strong, youthful backbone of acidity ending in a long finish. 86% Petite Verdot with small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. 86% Petite Verdot, small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. 48 cases produced.

Our Story

Our Estate vineyard was planted in 2000. Pinot Noir makes up the majority of the vineyard including Pinot Noir Clones #115, #113 and #13. Lake Chelan's cool south shore has proven to be an ideal location for Pinot Noir. Other varietals include Merlot, Chardonnay,Viognier and a small amount of Syrah. In the winery great care is taken to preserve the character of the fruit and the unique expression of the vineyard.

The wines produced from Stillwater Creek Vineyard fruit are the ideal counterpart to the estate wines. Bordeaux varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petite Verdot are proving to be among the best in the state. We also use Roussanne from this vineyard.These grapes produce wines of exceptional character and complex blends.

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