Featured Wineries & Participants at the 2015 Fall Mount Rainier Wine Festival
More participants to be announced soon.
Farmstrong Brewing Company
Farmstrong owners wanted to showcase the bounty of the Skagit Valley by partnering with local farmers and producers by launching a line of "Estate" beers using local ingredients. The owners believe that there should be a close relationship between beer and agriculture, and they point out that while technology has advanced, the basic brewing process and ingredients have not changed much over thousands of years. Farmstrong's brewery is located in Mount Vernon.
North Sound Brewery
When the craft brew craze hit in the late 1980s, a passion was born. In 2010, a 20+ year hobby officially became North Sound Brewing. Located in Mount Vernon, the team at North Sound Brewing lives their dream daily, brewing up a variety of popular ales and having a lot of fun doing it. Drive by their facility any day of the week, and their full parking lot is a testament to the great beer they serve.
Finnriver Farm and Cidery
Finnriver is an organic family farm and artisan winery producing handcrafted hard ciders and fruit wines. On the forefront of the Pacific Northwest craft hard cider revival, they are committed to handcrafting both traditional and innovative hard ciders with a base of 100% Washington apple juice, primarily organic and homestead apples. Finnriver's ciders are a tribute to the old hard cider traditions while offering an approachable, fresh perspective on the possibilities of the fermented apple. They also craft an array of sumptuous brandy-fortified fruit wines and unique oak-aged, port-style wines.
Convergence Zone Cellars
We are a family-owned and operated winery located in the Puget Sound Convergence Zone. Our tasting room and production facility is located in the Artisan Hill section of Woodinville's Warehouse Winery District. The grapes for our wines are from some of Washington's best vineyards in the Red Mountain, Snipes Mountain and Columbia Valley areas. Winemaker Scott Greenberg, vints and blends the grapes into award-winning, small production, premium quality wines.
Specializing in hand-crafting Northwest Wines with a European flair, Knipprath Cellars is a small, family-owned and operated boutique winery that started full-time operations in the fall of 1999. Featuring award-winning firsts for the Spokane area, such as Washington-State Pinot Noir and the first locally produced Port, we invite you to visit our tasting room and winery in Spokane.
Madsen Family Cellars
The Madsen Family Cellars in Olympia, licensed in 2005, began with two barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon. They quickly expanded, opened a tasting room and now have created more than 11 wines, both red and white. Their carefully crafted wines originate with grapes grown in Eastern Washington vineyards including Stone Tree Vineyards on the Wahluke Slope, McKinley Springs Vineyards in Horse Heaven Hills and the Seth Ryan Vineyard in Benton City.
Michael Florentino Cellars
Michael Florentino Cellars is a small artisan winery, located in Woodinville, Washington. Their focus is to produce balanced wines, which are fruit forward with an earthy or lightly spiced mid pallet, and enough tannins to make a nice, smooth finish. They like to experiment with unique grape varietals from some of the top vineyards in the state, and they select each vineyard based on the micro-climate that best suites each varietal. Washington contains so many different micro-climates; it allows them to grow almost any grape to perfection.
NW Mountain Winery
Winemaker and owner Ray Curtis of Northwest Mountain Winery has 30 years experience in the wine industry. His passion for winemaking led him to visit wineries throughout Washington, and ultimately, to open his own winery. Check out his award winning wines at the festival, and visit his Olympia winery and enjoy a glass around the fire pit.
Piccola Wine Co. specializes in Washington State wines on tap delivered in stainless steel kegs with a traditional tap system. Serving the restaurant, catering and retail community, our 100% reusable keg containers give our customers a unique economic and environmental advantage over standard bottle packaging. We all share a love of good, fresh and affordable wine. Our philosophy: Botte piccola fa vino buono. A small cask makes a good wine.
Scatter Creek Winery
Scatter Creek Winery, owned by Andrea and Terril Keary, has served the Southwest Washington community of Tenino since March 2005 and specializes in a variety of handcrafted wines, from soft whites to bold reds and dessert wines. During 2010, Scatter Creek Winery won the Taster's Choice award at last fall's Road to Paradise Wine Tasting as well as awards at the "Capital Food & Wine Festival" in March and the Taster's Choice award at the "Taste of the Market", in Olympia. Scatter Creek Winery also sells wine gifts and can create individualized labels according to the purchasers' requirements.
Stottle Winery, located in Lacey, Washington, sources its grapes from some of the oldest and most prestigious vineyards in Eastern Washington. Founded in 2007 our wines have won some of the highest awards in the state and received high acclaim in national wine publications.
Waving Tree Winery
Located just below the famed Stonehenge Memorial amidst the sprawling Columbia River in the community of Maryhill, Washington, our vineyards take advantage of the longest growing season in Eastern Washington. Bordered by basalt cliffs in the north while Mt Hood and Sam Hill Memorial Bridge oversee the operations from the west, the tempering effect of the river is a benefit for ripening Southern Rhone and Northern Italian varietals, especially in the summer heat. Owner/winemaker Terrence Atkins notes that with Rainfall less than 12 inches in the late fall, winter and early spring, have complete growth control of the vines and allows for consistent quality.
Papa's Wood Fired Pizza
Papa's Wood Fired Pizza are made fresh to order in our high temperature pizza oven, with flour imported from Italy and handcrafted red or white sauces. We hope that you will taste the love that we put into our pizza with each bite.