In June 2018, Washington-natives Tim Gamble and Teresa Spellman Gamble founded Tinte Cellars with a mission of Great Wine for the Greater Good. Our goal was to craft world-class Washington wine and give back to the community. Five years later, Tinte Cellars celebrates numerous wine awards and accolades, and recognition for our philanthropic efforts that totals well over $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to more than 180 non-profits.
To celebrate our fifth anniversary, Tinte Cellars is proud to announce the release of Inspired, a red wine blend sourced entirely from Washington State vineyards. We continue to be inspired by the quality of Washington State wines and their rightful place amongst the great wines of the world. We are equally inspired by all the non-profits who selflessly care for the health and well-being of our global community.
Throughout the last five years, Tinte Cellars has shared our story of how we are inspired to support the community. Now, we’d like to hear your story! Through Labor Day, purchase a bottle of Inspired from Tinte Cellars, and share what inspires you**. Purchase 2020 Inspired
Here’s how it works:
o Take a photo/selfie with Tinte Cellars Inspired wine
o Write a sentence or two about what inspires you
o Send your photo and write-up to us at (InspiredWithTinte), and if you choose, post it on social media tagging Tinte Cellars and including the hashtag #InspiredWithTinte
Every #InspiredWithTinte participant will be offered a discount on a future purchase or an equal donation to a school project in your chosen neighborhood via donorschoose.org.
Together, we raise a glass for good!
** Mary’s Place’s inspiration:
“We are inspired by our families who are working, raising families, and caring for loved ones while overcoming barriers to secure permanent housing. They are strong, brave, and resilient, and they inspire us to create a community where we all thrive.”
~Photo provided by Mary’s Place
** Northwest Harvest’s inspiration:
We are inspired by Interconnectedness: The work of food justice is emboldened through togetherness. By inspiring individuals and organizations to work collaboratively, we move towards a more inclusive, sustainable, and fair food system that nourishes and uplifts everyone. Engaging with our community allows us to build lasting relationships with diverse groups who share common goals. We are all interconnected – fostering this sense of belonging helps pave the path for creating a nurturing future with equitable access to nutritious food for everyone.
Q. How long have you been working at Tinte Cellars and tell us about how you got into the wine business.
A. I’ve been at Tinte for just over two months. Before joining the wine industry, I had a career in fashion design. In 2019 I started taking wine classes in my free time, which quickly solidified the idea to pivot to winemaking. I enrolled in Walla Walla Community College’s Enology and Viticulture program in 2020 and gradated this June. My background in design has definitely influenced the way I think about making wine. What I love about both industries is that they are about creative problem-solving and the interaction between art and technical execution.
Q. What do you love most about working in the winery?
A. I love smelling the barrels before we rack the wine to blend. You can really smell the personality of each vineyard. I also have the unique experience of being in the tasting room. Being involved with the wine from the production to pouring it in the glass has given me a great big picture context of what we are trying to achieve as winemakers and as a company. I can’t wait until harvest; it’s my favorite time of year!
Q. What is your favorite Tinte Cellars wine?
A. I really like the 2018 Irish Eyes. GSM blends contain my favorite grape, Mourvèdre, and pair well with just about everything!
Q. What’s your favorite free time activity?
A. In my free time I like backpacking, oil painting, and taking wine classes.
Q. Tell us about your dream vacation?
A. Since I was a little kid I’ve always wanted to go to Japan. My dream trip would involve snowboarding and bringing an empty suitcase to take back all the Japanese outdoor gear I’d buy.
Q. Tinte Cellars supports many nonprofit organizations. What nonprofit means the most to you?
A. It’s a tie between the Alliance of Women in Washington Wine and Seattle JazzED. The wine industry, as a whole, has been male dominated for quite some time and especially on the production side. Having a female support system through the Alliance mentorship program has been an invaluable resource for me entering the industry. I was in jazz band growing up, so Seattle JazzED is close to my heart. Being in jazz band truly changed my life and I want every kid who loves music to have that opportunity.
We’ve got the best winery team in the business and want to give a shout out to Payton for all she does, and her love of Tinte Cellars wine. Well done Payton!
Tinte Cellars is pleased to make the public release of our 2021 Sauvignon Blanc beginning on Saturday, May 28, 2022.
“Our latest Sauvignon Blanc arrives in all of our tasting rooms over Memorial Day Weekend to kick off summer,” said Teresa Spellman Gamble, co-owner of Tinte Cellars. “White floral notes open this wine up in the glass, and a balance of ripe tropical fruit and acidity give it a mouth-filling texture. It is a ‘perfect pairing’ for summer fare and festivities.”
Tinte Winemaker Noah Fox Reed recommends the 2021 Sauvignon be enjoyed with grilled fish, crudités, goat cheese, and honey, said Spellman Gamble.
2021 Tinte Cellars Sauvignon Blanc will be available to purchase online and shall be available for pouring at all Tinte Cellars tasting rooms over the Holiday weekend.
Tinte Cellars 2021 Giving Report
In the past three years, Tinte Cellars has propelled to the forefront of the Washington wine scene using a pioneering business model which balances philanthropy with the successful operation of a premium Washington State winery and Red Mountain estate vineyard.
$222,000+ in wine and sponsorships donated to over 70 nonprofits in these areas:
• 41.8% – Health & Wellness
• 35.4% – Homelessness & Hunger
• 12.5% – Arts, Education & Environment
• 10.3% – Community Development
Giving Through Service
Tinte Cellars is committed to the synergistic impact of philanthropy and service within our community. In 2021 Tinte Cellars led by example through volunteer service projects, including collecting personal hygiene supplies for the Georgetown Tiny House Village; organizing a Valentine’s Day card effort for veterans at the VA Hospital; facilitating a food drive for Northwest Harvest with high school students; participating in a virtual fundraising walk benefiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness; hosting a cold-weather clothing collection for Mary’s Place; and taking donations at an on-air fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Total Giving 2018-2021: $735,000+
We are grateful to our community of Tinte Cellars wine club members, customers, and devoted staff of wine professionals who are instrumental in our philanthropic and service efforts. We are gratified to know we’re making an impact in the lives of those in need. Tinte Cellars: Great Wine for the Greater Good.
Watch this VIDEOto learn more about Tinte Cellars’ social mission.