Seattle area wine drinkers can raise a glass to this news. After more than eight months of anticipation, DeLille Cellars — a well-regarded winery which has been in the area since the early ‘90s — recently unveiled its sparkling new facility in Woodinville’s Hollywood Station building. There will be a special ticketed preview event next weekend, and the winery will officially open to the public for tastings December 6.
DeLille — known for popular Bordeaux-style blends, particularly its signature D2 — was founded in 1992, operating smaller tasting rooms around Woodinville. But this will be the first time the company has had its production and retail facilities all under one roof since 1998. It also hopes that the winery itself will be a destination for both longtime fans and those not yet familiar with DeLille, as it plans to host comparative wine tastings, cheese pairings, and live music.
With 30,000 square feet of space at the former home of Redhook Brewery and a three-story retail tower, there will certainly be plenty of room to roam. The main level is open to the public, featuring a bright lounge with vintage furniture and a gold mural near the taproom’s wine bar, along with an outdoor patio. Meanwhile ,the upper floors are available for wine club members and their guests, including space for pre-reserved events and a rooftop deck with views of Mount Rainier.
An online reservation system to secure seats and book tastings will go live shortly before the opening date.
Meanwhile, Sparkman Cellars, another major Woodinville winemaker, will soon be DeLille’s neighbor in the same building — and its new digs won’t be too shabby, either. Plans call for a tasting room, a wraparound outdoor patio with fire pits, and a grand event hall with a vaulted ceiling.
Outlandish dinner theater group Teatro Zinzanni is across the way, and a secondary building in the Hollywood Station complex houses energy drink company Zipfizz and an outpost of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington’s largest winery.