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Two Local Wineries Join Woodinville’s Former Redhook Site

Delille Cellars and Sparkman Cellars will move all Woodinville operations to the former home of the brewery

Kelly and Chris Sparkman, founders of Sparkman Cellars, executive winemaker Chris Upchurch, and CEO Tom Dugan of DeLille Cellars at the Redhook site.
Richard Duval

Two Washington winemakers, Delille Cellars and Sparkman Cellars, are moving all of their Woodinville operations — tasting rooms, event spaces, and winemaking — to the sprawling former Redhook Brewery property. They’ll join Teatro Zinzanni, the outlandish dinner theater group, which announced plans last month to occupy part of the Redhook site along with then-unnamed fellow tenants. Sparkman’s space will open this fall, while Delille’s won’t be ready until late winter 2019.

Redhook departed its Woodinville facility last year, moving to its new Brewlab space on Capitol Hill. The 20-acre plot was then purchased for $24.5 million by Sound Commercial Investment Holdings, a real-estate holding company.

For Sparkman’s part, once it opens its new Redhook venue, the company will close its two other Woodinville facilities, including a tasting room and winery in the Warehouse District and a tasting room in the Hollywood District.

Sparkman promises its new location will include an “intimate tasting room, a wraparound outdoor patio with fire pits, a grand event hall with a vaulted ceiling, multiple private event spaces, and an expanded production facility.” Sparkman’s 9,000 square feet will allow it to offer flights of wines, library and reserve tastings, private barrel samplings, seminars, live music, and a menu of small bites.

Delille will occupy a whopping 30,000 square feet, with a combination of space for retail, events, offices, and winemaking, plus a three-story retail tower with a rooftop deck showing off views of Woodinville and Mount Rainier. When the venue opens, Delille will offer tours, public, private, and reserve tastings, seminars, and outdoor seating.

Like Sparkman, Delille plans to continue operating its current winemaking facility on Woodinville Drive and its Carriage House tasting room in the Hollywood District until the new Redhook location opens. Even after those two properties close, Delillle will maintain its Kirkland wine lounge, Maison Delille, and Delille Cellars Chateau events venue.