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.

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Current Weather
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Light Rain, 36° F

Amenities
Picnic Area, Tasting Room

Hours of Operation
Summer Hours:11-6 daily. Days/hours change at the end of October. 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

2012 C E VINYARDS CHARDONNAY-ROUSSANNE-VIOGNIER, CHELAN ESTATE VINEYARD AND STILLWATER CREEK VINEYARD $20.00 All of the grapes for our white wine blend are sourced from the Chelan Estate Vineyard and the Stillwater Creek Vineyard. These three varieties all make a distinctive impact on the blend. Viognier aromas, Chardonnay fruit and the broad full texture of Roussanne. White peach and pear aromas, orange zest and citrus fruit, silky texture and a clean, fresh finish. 47% Chardonnay, 40%% Roussanne and 13% Viognier. 103 cases produced 2012 CHELAN ESTATE ROSÉ $15.00 Bright light ruby red color. Lifted strawberry and raspberry aromas. Light style with plenty of red fruit and a noticeable peach component. This wine has a clean, dry finish. 55% Syrah, 28% Merlot, 12% Chardonnay, 5% Viognier. 120 cases produced. 2008 CHELAN ESTATE PINOT NOIR, ESTATE VINEYARD $25.00 Pinot Noir Grapes are grown on our eight acre vineyard on the cool south shore of Lake Chelan. We strive to produce a Pinot Noir that is a true expression of the vineyard. Bright ruby red color with a toasty cranberry aroma, blackberry, dark cherry and cranberry fruit. Complex expansive center, juicy acidity and a long finish. 100% Pinot Noir. 583 cases produced. 2009 CHELAN ESTATE MERLOT, ESTATE VINEYARD $25.00 The 2009 vintage was one of the warmest we have experienced. Dark, nearly black color grapes. Ripe blackberry and black cherry aromas. Large and expressive center that seems to grow in layers of fruit, wood spice, white pepper and a touch of licorice. The finish is long and smooth.88% Merlot, 12% Syrah. 380 cases produced. 2007 C E VINEYARDS RESERVE RED, STILLWATER CREEK VINEYARD, COLUMBIA VALLEY $30.00 All grapes sourced from the Stillwater Creek Vineyard. In 2007 Malbec replaces Cabernet in second position to the traditional Merlot foundation of the 2006 Reserve Red blend. Very forward, fully developed bottle bouquet of dark ripe fruit. Black cherry, plum, blackberry and blueberry all wrapped in spicy French Oak. Vanilla on the long finish. Credit the Petit Verdot for the acidity that will carry this wine for many years to come. 64% Merlot, 18% Malbec, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. 253 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, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are proving to be among the best in the state. These grapes produce wines of exceptional character and complex blends.We also source Roussanne, Chardonnay, Viognier and Syrah from this vineyard.

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