At Tinte Cellars we “raise a glass for good” to support important causes and organizations. Pride Month reminds us that love is love and together we walk a path towards equity and inclusion.
In 2017 Philadelphia Pride began to use a flag that, from top to bottom, included Black, Brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. The inclusion of the black and brown stripes is meant to symbolize the queer people of color that have done so much for LGBTQIA activism but are traditionally kept out of the narrative of queer liberation and mainstream culture. The “Philadelphia Pride” flag is now an accepted Pride flag around the world as being a more inclusive symbol.
Not many people know that the Pride flag colors represent different concepts in the celebration of Pride. While modern Pride flags do not include all of the original colors, these are the meanings of the colors that remain:
Red = Life
Orange = Healing
Yellow = Sunlight
Green = Nature
Blue/Indigo = Serenity
Purple = Spirit
All June: Tinte Cellars values inclusivity and as an expression of our Pride, 5% of all jcoco chocolate sales will be donated to Gay City and we will accept donations to Gay City online and in our tasting rooms. All month we’ll encourage staff and guests to celebrate and wear Pride colors; our tasting rooms will be decorated with Pride flags; and we’ll shine a light on Pride in our social media messaging. During Pride Weekend, June 25-27, all customers will receive a Pride bracelet (while supplies last).
Tinte Cellars’ is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Corvus Vineyard on Red Mountain in Benton City, Washington.
Tinte Estates Vineyard
Located just three hours east of Seattle, Tinte Estates Vineyard is a five-acre vineyard that produces 15-20 tons of quality fruit each year and features seven distinctive blocks planted in European high-density style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, and Mourvèdre are currently being harvested at Tinte Estates Vineyard.
“Nearly 50 years ago, Eastern Washington visionary pioneers saw beyond the sea of sagebrush and imagined lush green vineyards nestled on the arid hills of Red Mountain,” said Tim Gamble, who co-owns the Tinte Cellars collective with his wife, Teresa Spellman Gamble. “Now, with more than 2,000 acres of grapevines, the area is lauded as one of the world’s great wine regions.”
Tinte Cellars produces approximately 4,000 cases of award-winning Washington wine annually and has two tasting rooms near its winery in Woodinville, Washington, and a third tasting room in Seattle’s historic Georgetown neighborhood.
“Tinte has grown a great deal since we started three years ago, even amidst the devastating global pandemic,” said Spellman Gamble. “Our passion for Washington wine and our commitment to strengthening the communities that make our wine has fueled us—and continues to do so.”
Tinte Estates’ crop of wine grapes will continue to be sold by contract and for the production of Tinte Cellars wine, and Andrew Schultz and the team at Brothers in Farms will continue to manage the vineyard, said Gamble.
Tinte Red Mountain Retreat
“Our current project is refurbishing the Tinte Red Mountain Retreat,” said Spellman Gamble. “Tinte’s four-bedroom, short-term vacation rental property is nestled in the vineyard and boasts expansive views of Red Mountain, Horse Heaven Hills, and the Yakima Valley.”
The Tinte Red Mountain Retreat will be available for guests in late 2021.
Tinte Cellars does not have plans to open a tasting room on Red Mountain but plans to host pop-ups and vineyard tastings throughout the year.
Tinte Cellars is celebrating TASTE WASHINGTON and we’ve created several special wine and food pairings during March and a fun virtual blind wine tasting event for April 1st (space is limited).
1. Wine & Food Pairings – The five week-long Taste WA month encourages wineries to pair a specific varietal with a predetermined food pairing.
Week 1 (Mar 1-7) Cabernet Sauvignon: Tinte Cellars 2017 Cabernet Sauvigon paired with Governor John Spellman’s Filet Mignon with Cognac (see recipe below) Week 3 (Mar 15-21) Syrah: Tinte Cellars 2017 Syrah paired with Monique’s Pink Coconut Lentil Curry Stew (see recipe below) Week 4 (Mar 22-28) Red Blend: Tinte Cellars 2017 Cuillin Hills Red Blend paired with Ragù of Pork and Orange (see recipe below, courtesy of Noah D)
Get $5 off the highlighted weekly wine, to redeem mention #TasteWATinteCellars.
2. Undercover Wine Night April 1st – In this fun and informative blind wine tasting you’ll use all of your powers of deduction and together we’ll sleuth the identity of an undercover wine (hidden label) in a lively social and educational virtual wine tasting experience.
Purchase the Undercover Wine (curbside pickup available) and we’ll send you the Zoom link to use for the Undercover Wine night.
When you get the Undercover Wine please do not remove the label cover (no peeking). During the Zoom call we’ll discuss how to blind taste before you guess what’s in the bottle, and our Tinte Cellars’ Head Winemaker Noah Fox Reed, will guide us through the tasting before the big reveal. Fun!
Our Tinte Cellars library of vintage William Church wines are aging to perfection! Join us for a unique opportunity to stock up on some rare library wines before these wines are gone forever.
Library Wine Sale: Saturday, January 16 through Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at the Tinte Cellars Seattle—Georgetown & Woodinville—Hollywood Hill tasting room locations. All the wines are limited in quantity, so make sure to pop by or call your order in for these rare gems.
These library wines are only available for a limited time and while supplies* last so hurry and shop early this weekend to pick out your favorites (*denotes fewer than 3 cases remain):
Join Tinte Cellars as we send some love and holiday cheer to those who may be isolated or lonely in our community. Pick up a pen or crayon, and create a handwritten letter or card to brighten their day. We’re partnering with the Northshore Senior Center, who will disperse our love letters. Anything to make the elderly smile and feel connected to something outside of their house would be greatly appreciated!
Cards may be mailed to Northshore Senior Center or dropped off at Tinte Cellars’ Hollywood Hill tasting room before December 15th, 2020.
1. Letters must be legible (large print) and handwritten. No worries if you aren’t artistic – make your card like one you would like to receive.
2. Embrace creativity! Recipients will love it when the letters are personal. We encourage you to make your letters detailed, thoughtful and heartfelt.
3. Be kind and thoughtful (more than talking about yourself). This is a one-way letter exchange, meaning you will not receive a letter back. No reciprocation is part of the beauty of your act of kindness, and the recipients won’t feel burdened by feeling obligated or being unable to respond.
4. Avoid using religious themes, phrases or quotes.
5. Exclude the date (day, month, year).
6. Please put your letters in an envelope but do not seal it. If you are sending more than one letter, leave all the enveloped letters unsealed and unstamped and put them in a larger envelope or box to send.
7. Please exercise health-aware precautions, such as cleaning your writing instruments, and wearing gloves and a mask when you are writing your letter
Mail the letters/cards to the following:
Corey Lowell, Director of Senior Centers
Northshore Senior Center
10201 E. Riverside Drive
Bothell, WA 98011