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Swiftwater Cellars

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Open 7 days a week, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM Winter Schedule: closed Monday & Tuesday

Washington's ultimate destination winery featuring a boutque collection of wines stewarded by veteran winemaker Linda Trotta, and an array of activities including dining, golf and events.


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Our Wines

  • Riesling

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Made in an off-dry style (“Medium Dry” by International Riesling Foundation standards) this is a richly aromatic wine offering layers of honeysuckle, white nectarine, apple, and tangerine. On the palate it opens with a burst of sweet fruit flavors with hints of minerality, carried through to a lingering juicy finish by its bright acidity.

      • Riesling
      • $15 - $20
      • Yakima Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Pinot Noir

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • For Swiftwater Cellars, winemaking is a labor of love as deep as the mines beneath our home atop Coal Mine Number Nine in Washington’s Cascade Mountains. Our Pinot Noir is sourced from select vineyards in Oregon’s Dundee Hills and crafted by veteran winemaker, Tony Rynders. May our wines flow as freely at your table as the river for which they are named. Join us at www.swiftwatercellars.com. - The Watts Family

      • Pinot Noir
      • $30 - $50
      • Washington State
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Proprietary Red

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Our proprietary red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdor and Syrah is sourced from select vineyards in Eastern Washington.

      • Blend - Bordeaux Style Red
      • $50 - $75
      • Columbia Gorge
  • Semillon

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • For Swiftwater Cellars, winemaking is a labor of love as deep as the mines beneath our home atop Coal Mine Number Nine. Our Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend is sourced from select vineyards in Eastern Washington and crafted in a historic town nestled in the Cascade Mountains. May our wines flow as freely at your table as the river for which they are named. Join us at www.swiftwatercellars.com. - The Watts Family

      • Semillon
      • $15 - $20
      • Wahluke Slope
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Syrah

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • For Swiftwater Cellars, winemaking is a labor of love as deep as the mines beneath our home atop Coal Mine Number Nine. Our Syrah is sourced from select vineyards in Eastern Washington and crafted in a historic town nestled in the Cascade Mountains. May our wines flow as freely at your table as the river for which they are named. Join us at www.swiftwatercellars.com. - The Watts Family

      • Syrah
      • $30 - $50
      • Columbia Valley
      • No Tasting Notes currently listed.
  • Chardonnay

    • Overview

    • Tasting Notes

    • Fermented in a combination of stainless steel tank and neutral oak barrels. Fresh aromas and flavors, soft mid palate, lively acidity.

      • Chardonnay
      • $15 - $20
      • Columbia Valley
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SWIFTWATER CELLARS ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING IN HISTORIC RESORT PROPERTY, SUNCADIA

Washington’s Ultimate Destination Winery to Open Fall 2010

August 17, 2009, Cle Elum, WA -- Swiftwater Cellars announces groundbreaking of its site near Cle Elum, Washington, a historic town just 90 minutes east of Seattle on the sunny side of the Cascade Mountains. Located in Suncadia, an all-season mountain resort, the winery will be situated atop Coal Mine No. 9 overlooking the Rope Rider golf course and will feature a tasting bar, restaurant, pro shop and special event facilities. Swiftwater Cellars’ wines are sourced from select vineyards in the Pacific Northwest and tended to by veteran winemaker Linda Trotta. They will be released during the winery’s grand opening celebration scheduled for the fall of 2010.

Founded in 2007, Swiftwater Cellars is the culmination of the Watts family’s 30 year dedication to top quality agriculture. Founder, Don Watts, seasoned entrepreneur and Chairman of Watts Brothers Farming and Frozen Foods of Kennewick, comments, “Our family’s vision is to provide a wonderful experience for our visitors, complete with fine wine and warm hospitality in a casually elegant resort setting. We’re thrilled to have winemaker Linda Trotta on board, who has a proven track-record for crafting fantastic wines. And excited to showcase some of our fruit from the Zephyr Ridge vineyard that we have been tending since 1994.”

Swiftwater Cellars’ boutique selection of wines will include inaugural releases of red and white Bordeaux blends and Syrah sourced from the Columbia Valley, and a Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. For winemaker Linda Trotta, flexibility in sourcing is critical: “The Watts family has been farming Zephyr Ridge vineyard for 15 years and well understands the link between high quality fruit and fine wine. We are blending the best of both worlds, combining our estate fruit with other top vineyard sources in Oregon and Washington to showcase what the Pacific Northwest has to offer”.

“Swiftwater Cellars is a very exciting addition to Suncadia, and we anticipate it will become a beloved addition for residents and guests,” said Tom Luersen, senior vice president of Suncadia. “We are very pleased to see the Watts family continue to invest in the community and build upon the spirit of family and legacy that we value.”

In addition to the blend of fine wine, upscale amenities and warm family hospitality, visitors will appreciate the area’s history. The winery site housed Coal Mine No. 9, which operated there from 1930 to 1963. The neighboring town of Roslyn, most known today as the filming location for Northern Exposure, was founded in 1886 -- three years before Washington State was admitted to the Union. It was home to a diverse mix of pioneering nationalities who contributed a rich local tradition. Businesses such as Owen’s Meat Market and The Brick Tavern, founded in 1885 and 1889, respectively, are still operating. Swiftwater Cellars looks forward to becoming a part of this historic community.

A groundbreaking ceremony open to the local community and guests of Suncadia is scheduled for Friday, August 21, 2009 at the future winery site. Those interested in having access to the first releases and receiving news and updates are encouraged to register on www.swiftwatercellars.com.

About Swiftwater Cellars: Swiftwater Cellars will showcase premier wines in a casually elegant historic resort destination. Founded in 2007, it is the culmination of our family’s 30 year dedication to top quality agriculture and desire to offer visitors a rich winery experience. Swiftwater Cellars’ boutique collection of wines is sourced from select vineyards in the Pacific Northwest and tended to by veteran winemaker Linda Trotta. Nestled in Washington’s Cascade Mountains in the historic town of Cle Elum, the winery is home to the former Coal Mine No. 9 in the Suncadia resort. Swiftwater Cellars features an array of activities including wine tasting, dining, golf and events. Join us at www.swiftwatercellars.com. - The Watts Family

About Suncadia: Located 90 minutes east of Seattle in the Cascade Mountains, Suncadia is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The certified Built Green resort community features 50 miles of hiking.