May 18th – 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.
About Tinte Cellars
In June of 2018, co-owners and husband and wife team, Tim Gamble and Teresa Spellman Gamble, purchased Woodinville’s William Church and Cuillin Hills wineries creating the umbrella brand, Tinte Cellars.
Community, volunteerism, and philanthropy formed the foundation of Tim and Teresa’s upbringings; their culture. When they established Tinte Cellars, the business needed to reflect those values and their desire to leave the world better than they found it.
Each year, Tinte Cellars selects a few nonprofit organizations to receive a portion of all wine sales (right off the top). In 2021, five percent of all retail sales and 10% of all wine club sales will be split equally between Mary’s Place, Northwest Harvest, Seattle Children’s Behavioral Health Crisis Care Clinic, and the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. In addition, Tinte invests in a wide range of programs and activities to enable their customers, employees, and partners to amplify their own positive impact on the world. Since June 2018, Tinte’s philanthropic commitment of cash and in-kind donations to local non-profits exceeded $405,000.00.
Winemaking is the bedrock of the charitable giving and the winery operation is the heart and soul of Tinte Cellars. It begins with building relationships with the growers of these incredible Washington state wine grapes, together nurturing the vines to perfection and harvesting at peak flavor profiles. The winemaker as artist and scientist utilizes the best technologies along with harnessing millennia of winemaking knowledge to craft world-class premium Washington state Tinte Cellars wine.
Tinte Cellars has released the following wines under the Tinte Cellars label: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, William Church Red Blend, Bishops Blend, Cuillin Hills Red Blend, and Rosé of Counoise.
Please find details about Tinte Cellars awards and accolades here: https://bit.ly/TinteWineRecognition12_20.