Northwest Harvest Annual Back-to-School Food Drive

Northwest Harvest Annual Back-to-School Food Drive

Tinte Cellars is proud to support Northwest Harvest through monthly cash donations and annual food drives. As Washington’s leading hunger relief agency, Northwest Harvest supports over 300 food banks, meal programs, and high-need schools statewide. Northwest Harvest provides two million meals each month to those in need.

Join Tinte Cellars and support Northwest Harvest during our annual Back-to-School Food Drive! Tinte Cellars tasting rooms will be accepting nonperishable food items and/or cash donations throughout August.

Nonperishable Items Most in DemandBottled water & juice, canned fruit, canned proteins (chicken, tuna, salmon), canned tomatoes and sauce, granola bars, oats (1-2lb containers), pasta (rotini or elbow), peanut butter (plastic containers), ready-to-eat meals (chili, mac & beef, soup, & ravioli), rice (1-2lb bags), rice noodles, and soy sauce 

Tinte Cellars Summer BBQ

Tinte Cellars Summer BBQ

Saturday, August 27th, 6pm-9pm, at our Woodinville Winery (Warehouse District) location, we’ll be hosting our Tinte Cellars Summer BBQ, featuring Carolina Smoke. Join us for Wine, BBQ and live music under the evening sky. Ticket price includes a glass of wine and BBQ plate. Seating will be limited so reserve quickly. Members & Guests (up to 4) $25/person; Non-members $40/person)

Tinte Summer BBQ Reservations: https://www.exploretock.com/tintecellarswoodinville/event/355859/tinte-cellars-summer-bbq

Employee Spotlight – Payton Frantzen, Cellar Master

Employee Spotlight – Payton Frantzen, Cellar Master

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!

2021 Sauvignon Blanc Public Release Announcement

2021 Sauvignon Blanc Public Release Announcement

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.

2021 Tinte Cellars Giving Report

2021 Tinte Cellars Giving Report

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.

2021 Total Giving: $358,000+

$136,000+ in cash donated to:
Mary’s Place
Northwest Harvest
Seattle Children’s Behavioral Health Crisis Care Clinic
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
• Other: Including Gay City, Sarvey Wildlife Care Center

$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 VIDEO to learn more about Tinte Cellars’ social mission.