Tinte Cellars COVID-19 Updates

Tinte Cellars COVID-19 Updates

A Message to our Community:

As further restrictions are implemented across Washington State, Tinte Cellars remains focused on supporting our community and producing Great Wine for the Greater Good. We pride ourselves on employing best practices to maintain a safe environment and protect the health of our guests and team members. We look forward to serving you on our patio, and we thank you for continuing to support our small business through your purchases, social media comments, and wine club membership.

Outdoor Wine Tasting – We invite you to visit us for an outdoor seated wine tasting at our Woodinville Hollywood Hill location. We encourage you to dress warmly, bring along a cozy blanket, and enjoy our award-winning wine on our covered patio.

Curbside Pick-Up – Available 12-4pm daily at our Hollywood location. No purchase minimums.

Home Delivery – Complimentary home delivery for purchases of six or more bottles. $20 delivery fee for 2-5 bottles. Order by 4pm for same day delivery. 20-mile radius. (Free delivery for Tinte Cellars wine club members.)

Shipping – We’re pleased to offer Tinte Cellars Case Club members $1 shipping on your upcoming December allocation, along with 25% savings on case purchases. Sign-up or upgrade your membership today to secure these benefits. Gift wine for the holidays and stock up your cellar while you are stuck at home!

To place your order:
• Reserve an outdoor wine tasting: https://tintecellars.com/tasting-experiences/
• Email sendwine@tintecellars.com
• Place a shipping order online at https://tintecellars.orderport.net/wines/Wines
• Call Tinte Cellars at 425.659.WINE (9463)

And remember, Tinte Cellars donates a portion of all wine sales to Mary’s Place, Northwest Harvest, and Seattle Children’s Crisis Care Clinic, so they can continue to support the most vulnerable members of our community.

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Tinte Cellars strictly follows all health guidelines to ensure the safety of you and our employees. Please note the following:

Face coverings. We have taken extra measures to ensure that your tasting experience will be both fun and safe! Our team will be wearing face coverings and gloves and we ask guests to wear face coverings at all times, except when seated for tasting. We will have disposable masks for anyone who needs one.

No groups larger than 5. Under the latest order from Governor Inslee this is the largest group allowed.

Outdoor tasting flights. Tables are spaced 6 feet apart on our patio, and tastings will be conducted in a seated manner to limit interaction. The wines will be pre-poured, and you are welcome to taste at your own pace.

Single use items. All tasting materials are single use. You are welcome to take your plastic wine glass with you (think beach and poolside!)

Curbside and home delivery. Our Hollywood Hill location remains open for curbside pick up and home delivery within 20 miles of our tasting room, from 12-4pm daily.

Safety Measures & Tasting Guidelines – We have taken extra measures to ensure that your tasting experience will be both fun and safe!

What you can expect from us:
• We are placing the health and safety of you and our staff as our highest priority and we are taking extra precautions, above and beyond the regulations.
• Our staff will be wearing masks at all times – but know there is a welcoming smile behind every mask! Anytime we interact with you or touch anything you may touch, we will also be wearing gloves.
• We will be actively cleaning and disinfecting during your stay.
• We are excited to introduce you to some of the newest Tinte Cellars wines, and our continued support of the local community!

What we ask of you:
• Have fun!
• Please wear a mask at all times when you are not seated tasting wine (i.e. during arrival, departure, using the restroom).
• All seating will be distanced 6 feet apart – please do not rearrange our configuration without speaking to an employee first. We are unable to join groups together who did not confirm as a group, prior to arrival.
• Please use hand sanitizer during your stay.
• Please leave pets at home (service animals are the exception). If you have questions about this, please give us a call or email.
• Accompanied minors are included in your guest count for reservations.
• If you are sick, please plan your visit for another time – and let us know you won’t make it!

For the continued health and safety of all our visitors and staff we are asking that you complete the following prior to your arrival on-site:
• COVID-19 Symptom Survey & Waiver: https://www.cellarpass.com/survey/covid19-symptom-questionaire?mid=8669

We look forward to seeing you soon for tastings at our Tinte Cellars Hollywood Hill location.

Tinte Cellars Giving Campaign

Tinte Cellars Giving Campaign

Mary’s Place – No Child Sleeps Outside Campaign

The need is great in our community, as shelters are full and hundreds of families are being turned away each night with nowhere to go.

From November 1st to December 4th, Tinte Cellars will be collecting monetary donations at the Hollywood Hill tasting room to help ensure No Child Sleeps Outside.

The safest place for a family to be during this pandemic is in their own home. The No Child Sleeps Outside campaign will create a Rapid Response Fund to help families address barriers to housing and move quickly from cars and tents into stable housing, or to keep their hard-won home. Donations can change lives; for instance, a gift of $25 provides a pre-paid phone card, and a gift of $125 provides a bus or train ticket to reunite with family, and a gift of $1,500 relocates a family fleeing domestic violence to a safe place.

In 2020, five percent of all retail sales and 10% of all wine club sales will be split equally between Mary’s Place, Northwest Harvest, and Seattle Children’s Behavioral Health Crisis Care Clinic.

Please help support the work of Mary’s Place at: NoChildSleepsOutside

Seattle Children’s Hospital – Year-End Giving Campaign

Join Tinte Cellars in supporting Seattle Children’s by contributing to their Year-End Giving Campaign!

Tinte Cellars is proud to support Seattle Children’s as one of its year-long non-profit beneficiaries. Outdoor wine-tastings are still available at the Hollywood Hill location. When you and a guest taste at Tinte Cellars, you will have the option to donate one of your tasting fees ($20 donation) to Seattle Children’s Hospital.

All donated funds will be directed to the Behavioral Health Crisis Care Clinic, a very important branch of Seattle Children’s Hospital, offering families of children and teens experiencing mental health crises an option besides the Emergency Department. By donating to this great cause you will help Seattle Children’s reach its 2020 fundraising goal.

If you’re unable to join Tinte for an outdoor tasting at this time, purchase a two-person tasting certificate online (valid through February 28, 2021) and Tinte will donate $20 to Seattle Children’s on your behalf before the end of the year.

To purchase, please visit: https://tintecellars.orderport.net/product-details/0721/Taste-to-Support-Seattle-Childrens-Hospital

Tinte Cellars’ Holiday Cheer for the Elderly

Send some love in the mail to our local senior community!

Earlier this year, Tinte Cellars brought some comfort to local seniors with its handwritten card campaign: “Love Letters to the Elderly” that encouraged the community to send handwritten notes and cards to the elderly who were feeling especially isolated and cut-off from the community during the initial weeks of lockdown and social distancing.

Tinte Cellars is partnering with the Northshore Senior Center again, who will disperse our love letters. Cards may be mailed to Northshore Senior Center or dropped off at Tinte Cellars’ Hollywood Hill tasting room before December 15th, 2020.

More information on this special “Holiday Cheer for the Elderly” campaign can be found at: https://tintecellars.com/2020/11/12/holiday-cheer-for-the-elderly/

Bottles for Bravery Review

Bottles for Bravery Review

On April 14th Tinte Cellars recognized the first Bottles for Bravery recipient and on May 20th we acknowledged our final awardee with a full heart. Receiving more than 100 nominations, each day for more than a month Tinte Cellars recognized pandemic heroes, from medical professionals to police officers to community organizers who’ve made a significant difference in the lives of so many.

We understand these 37 awardees represent only a tiny fraction of those who’ve been at the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are countless others who bravely serve in healthcare facilities, in public service, in our grocery stores and on the farm.

Tinte Cellars was founded on the belief of stepping up and giving back. “Through Tinte Cellars, we aim to blend our passion for creating exceptional wine with our deep commitment to engaging others and helping our community to thrive. After all, one of the very best things about great wine is its ability to bring people together,” said Teresa Spellman Gamble, co-owner of Tinte Cellars.

We are proud of how our community has pulled together during this challenging time and we’re encouraged by the love and compassion we’ve witnessed. We’re grateful to our Bottles for Bravery recipients, to all the first responders and essential workers, and to the greater Washington State community. Be well!

Bottles for Bravery Photo Album
Curbside Service and Home Delivery

Curbside Service and Home Delivery

Dear Friends,

In response to Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s “statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars and large gatherings” effective Monday, March 16, Tinte Cellars’ Woodinville tasting rooms are closed until further notice.

While Tinte Cellars’ tasting rooms are currently closed to the public, our team of dedicated wine experts will continue to provide you premium Washington state wine through our special Home Delivery program and Curbside Service.

Home Delivery – Free home delivery for purchases of six or more bottles. $20 delivery fee for 2-5 bottles. Order by 4pm for same day delivery. 20 mile radius. (Free delivery for Tinte Cellars wine club members.)

All you have to do is:
1. Place your wine order by calling Tinte Cellars at 425.659.WINE (9463). (Not sure what wine to select? Visit our website at tintecellars.com, and/or speak with our wine experts who will be happy to make recommendations)
2. Schedule a delivery time. (We aim to deliver between 12-6pm (Monday-Sunday) within 20 miles of our Woodinville location)
3. Receive your wine in person. (An adult 21 years or older with identification must be present for the delivery and the identification must match the name on your order).
4. Enjoy your Tinte Cellars wine!

Important Details:
1. A two bottle minimum order is required.
2. Delivery area is currently limited to within 20 miles from the Tinte Cellars’ Woodinville tasting room.
3. Free delivery for Tinte Cellars wine club members.
4. For purchases of 2-5 bottles a $20 delivery fee will be added (for non-wine club members)
5. Buy 6 bottles or more and get free delivery
• Must be 21+ years of age with proof of identification required upon delivery

Curbside Service – Available 12-4pm, 7 days a week at our Hollywood location. No purchase minimums. Tinte Cellars Curbside Service at Hollywood – If you need some wine, or you’ve been postponing your visit to pick up your March wine club allocation, we’ve got a great solution: Curbside Service!

Here’s how it works:
1. Give us a call to let us know you’re coming – dial: 425.659.WINE (9463)
2. We’ll get your wine ready
3. Once you arrive, pull up curbside at Tinte Cellars
4. We’ll come out with your wine and our iPad to complete your purchase. Please be sure you have photo ID and your credit card with you when you come by!

Curbside Service is available during our modified Hollywood Hill tasting room location during hours: Monday-Sunday (12-4pm).

As a community, we are strong, resilient and committed to one another. Together we will forge ahead. All of us at Tinte Cellars are focused on the health and safety of our community. While we will all try to move forward with life as normal as possible, we would be grateful if you consider purchasing wine from Tinte Cellars and allow us to meet you curbside or at your front door.

We hope and pray your family and loved ones remain healthy.

The Tinte Cellars Team

2019 Giving Report

2019 Giving Report

Almost two years ago, Tinte Cellars launched our vision of producing great wine for the greater good. Today, our goal of crafting world-class wines and generously giving back to the community is being realized, as Tinte Cellars successfully bridges philanthropy with operation of a premium Washington State winery.

“Community, volunteerism and philanthropy formed the foundation of our upbringing; our culture. When we established Tinte Cellars, it was essential that the business reflect these values and our desire to leave the world better than we found it. This is why we donate a significant portion of our sales each year to help nonprofits further their missions in our community,” reflect the Tinte Cellars’ owners, Tim Gamble and Teresa Spellman Gamble.

Each year, Tinte Cellars selects a few nonprofit organizations to receive a portion of all wine sales. Five percent of all retail sales and 10% of all wine club sales is split equally between the recipients. The wine club sales contribution is significant, as it is drawn from the vast majority of our sales.

2019 Giving Report

Combined giving of more than $170,000!

In 2019 Tinte Cellars selected four nonprofit organizations to receive the wine sales contribution. In 2019 Tinte Cellars donated more than $70,000 in cash to support these charities:
• ArtsFund
• Child Mind Institute
• Mary’s Place
• Northwest Harvest

Stepping up and giving back is key to the Tinte Cellars giving philosophy and in 2019 we supported over 75 local nonprofit organizations by donating more than $100,000 in wine and sponsorships, addressing these areas of need:
• 24.9% – Homelessness
• 18.7% – Education
• 16.1% – Arts
• 13.8% – Environment
• 13.5% – Children’s Health & Wellness
• 8.8% – Healthcare
• 4.2% – Community Development

Tinte Cellars commitment to community doesn’t stop at the donations we make to nonprofits. Tinte is also committed to supporting our community through a broad array of programs and initiatives, such as collecting food for those in need; walking together to raise awareness for mental health; or collecting Halloween costumes for homeless children. These activities enable us to provide more—and more flexible—ways to support area charities and provide our customers and employees with opportunities to amplify their impact and give back in whatever way is most meaningful to them.

We are proud of our Tinte Cellars community of wine club members, wine enthusiasts, and customers, and our dedicated staff of wine professionals who have helped us achieve so much, so quickly. We’re bonded to our community and are gratified to know we’re making an impact in the lives of those in need. We are grateful to be able to demonstrate “great wine for the greater good.”

Tinte Cellars is determined and excited to surpass our giving goals in 2020 and we encourage our wine friends to “Drink Charitably” by visiting our two Tinte Cellars Woodinville tasting rooms this year or shopping online at www.tintecellars.com