Fall 2015 Wine Events
Wednesday, November 4th at 7:00 pm. Five Course Winemaker Dinner at Brunswick & Hunt
We only do this on rare occasions. This time we have teamed up with a new and very exciting restaurant, Brunswick & Hunt. This is their first ever Vintner's Dinner. There is only one seating and it is very limited. Please call now to reserve your seats 206-946-1574.
The five course dinner and wine pairings:
Sunchoke Puree Caviar, Leek Ash, Sea Salt. Wine: 2012 Primitivo, Horse Heaven Hills, Coyote Canyon
Squab L’orange Savory Fall Strata. Wine: 2014 L’Orange, Lawrence Vineyard, Columbia Valley
House Made Tagliatelle Porcini Mushroom, Golden Hubbard Squash. Wine: 2012 Reciprocity, Columbia Valley
Oregon Roosevelt Elk Golden Chantrelle, Cioppolini Onion. Wine: 2013 Carmenere, Columbia Valley
Port Poached Pear Douglas Fir, Foie Gras. Wine: 2013 Souzao, Snipes Mountain, Upland Vineyard
Dinner Starts at 7 PM $85 per person
Wine will be available for purchase by the bottle
Monday, November 2nd, 2015, 4:30-6:30 pm, Seattle Urban Wineries World Trade Center Tasting. Sixteen of the best Seattle wineries in one location - Tickets $25. Sponsored by the Washington State Wine Commission. Check out the urban winery scene in one convenient location. For a map and a place to register for this event, CLICK HERE or HERE.
Charles Smith Winery
Nota Bene Cellars
8 Bells Winery
Pine Lake Cellars
Ward Johnson Winery
Robert Ramsay Cellars
Falling Rain Winery
Sept 12th and 13th, Saturday and Sunday from Noon-5 pm.
2012 Jaxon $32 - Columbia Valley - Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenere - The last time we will ever be able to release a wine named after our son. In case you didn't hear why, check out the news story HERE.
2012 Cabernet Franc - $28 - 100% Cabernet Franc - Coyote Canyon - Horse Heaven Hills. Another stunning wine from one of our favorite vineyards. A Gold medal winning wine at the 2015 Seattle Wine Awards. Only 60 cases available.
2013 Carmenere - $28 - 100% Carmenere - Columbia Valley - Glacier Vineyard. Last year this wine sold out in 60 days. We hope this one lasts longer but somehow doubt it will. Unadulterated carmenere at its finest. Great fruit expression with the pop of pepper you expect from this varietal.
All of the marketing in the world won’t do any good if we are rotting from the inside out. The most important culture in a winery doesn’t come from yeast; it comes from the spirit and leadership created within. No winery in the world can convince consumers how great their products are if the people that walk into the building and work every day don’t believe it themselves in their heart of hearts. The Bartholomew Winery culture will reflect the work ethic, values, beliefs, habits, and actions of champions with integrity.
Every Saturday & Sunday in June from Noon - 5
All White and Rosé Wine, 30% off 6 or more bottles. Thank you to those that came in last weekend to wish us 'Happy Anniversary.' We had our most successful weekend to date! We have been receiving tons of emails from folks wanting to extend the sale... so we are going to! We will offer Aligote ($13.30), Viognier ($11.90), Pinot Grigio ($10.50), Sauvignon Blanc ($10.50), L'Orange Pinot Gris Rosé ($10.50), Rosé of Carmenere ($10.50), and Late Harvest Chenin Blanc ($15.40) - all 30% off. We only ask that you purchase 6 or more bottles to qualify for these discounted prices.
We know these are ridiculous prices! Can't buy it for less anywhere else.
Hope to see you soon.
When people think ‘Washington Wines’ they usually think Yakima and Woodinville. As more and more people gain an avid interest in wine they seek out hidden treasures, which is why I decided to explore a different side to the Washington wine scene – Urban Seattle. I stumbled upon a variety of wineries with one notion at their core: being near a city doesn’t mean you make bad wine! These are referred to as Urban wineries, and I was pleasantly surprised to partake on this journey and experience a few of these wineries. I even found a few new grapes along the way I hadn’t yet tried. There are dozens of wineries in Seattle – I chose a few to spotlight. I had so much fun tasting these delicious wines I couldn’t just write about five, so you get an additional winery thrown in because, well, it’s wine and I couldn’t pick one to leave out. Bonus with these locations – parking is relatively painless and easy, something you may not expect from an urban city wine. Read More....
IT’S A RED grape variety rarely found in America and often difficult to track down in wine shops. It’s not the next big thing, but tannat could be coming to a glass near you.
Tannat (pronounced “tuh-NOT”) originates in southwestern France, a relatively obscure region called Madiran in the foothills of the Pyrenees.....Read More
April 25th-26th, Saturday and Sunday from Noon-5 pm.
2014 Aligote, Upland Vineyard, Snipes Mountain, $19/bottle. 111 cases produced. Our most popular white wine is back for the summer, and better than ever!. This version has a great bouquet with clean and crisp acidity. Perhaps our most versatile food-friendly wine, especially with fish.
2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Konnowak Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills, $15/bottle. 85 cases produced. 100% Sauvignon Blanc fermented in stainless steel. Our first release of this varietal since the 2008 vintage. Not grassy, and loaded with fruit flavors. Get this before it disappears.
This is our final white wine release of the year. We are fully stocked and excited to see you.
April 4-5, Saturday and Sunday from Noon-5 pm.
Stop by this weekend for two new releases: the 2014 Rose of Carmenere and the 2014 Pinot Grigio.
2014 Rose of Carmenere, Konnowac Vineyard, $15/bottle. 312 cases produced. One of the most intriguing wines made north of the equator. Last year's version barely lasted two months; so we more than doubled the production this year. This dry rose has a great bouquet of fruit along with a little spice, exactly what you would expect from Carmenere. Ready for your summer BBQs and warm evenings on the deck with friends.
2014 Pinot Grigio, Lawrence Vineyard, $15/bottle. 185 cases produced. 100% Pinot Gris fermented in stainless steel. This wine was made in the traditional Italian style, clean and crisp with a light to medium body. Another stunning wine from this amazing vineyard. We are excited to hear your feedback on this new variety for Bartholomew.
Our final white wine release of the year will be on April 25th-26th for the 2014 Aligoté and 2014 Sauvignon Blanc.
A Town Bistrot
All Things Wine
T&C Ballard Market
Village Market Thriftway
Bellingham Community Co-op
Black Door Wine Company
Blue Whale Bistro
Brunswick & Hunt
Champion Wine Cellar
Circa West Seattle
Central Market Mill Creek
Central Market Poulsbo
Central Market Shoreline
Cone and Stiener
European Vine Selections
Franks Oyster House
Gallery Cafe- Frye Museum
Madrona Wine Merchants
Metropolitan Market Sandpoint
Met Market Tacoma
Pioneer Square Saloon
PT Wine Seller
Purple Cafe Seattle
QFC 15th AVE
QFC Holman Road
QFC U Village
Second Street Wine Shop
Stadium Thriftway Tacoma
Tacoma Wine Merchants
The Barrel Thief
The Scotch & Vine
Tippe and Drague
Volunteer Park Cafe
World of Wines
We had a fantastic time sharing our tasting room with Ciscoe and Meegan. Watch the video below to see how much fun we had.
Spring Release Parties
You are invited to our wine releases this spring! Our popular white and rosé wines are back along with a few new selections.
March 13, Friday 5:30-8:00 pm or March 14-15, Saturday and Sunday from Noon-5 pm.
We will be releasing the 2014 Viognier, along with the 2014 L’Orange Pinot Gris.
2014 Lawrence Vineyard Viognier, $17/bottle. Only 107 cases produced. One of the best values in Washington state for this varietal. While most Viognier was picked earlier than usual due to extreme heat in 2014, the higher elevation from Lawrence Vineyard on the Royal Slope allowed the grapes to hang longer and develop amazing flavors. If you’ve been a fan of this wine from Bartholomew in the past, this wine will not disappoint.
2014 L’Orange from Lawrence Vineyard, $15/bottle. 174 cases produced. 100% Pinot Gris made in a rosé style. 24 hours of skin contact prior to primary fermentation created an amazing orange color (third bottle from the left in picture above). Rather than adding red wine to make this wine pink, I decided to leave it alone and bottle it in its natural color. Unbelievable grapes from Lawrence Vineyard have created flavors that I’ve not experienced from Pinot Gris before. An amazing value!
This is just the beginning to an amazing wine season! Here are dates for the other releases this spring.
April 4th-5th: 2014 Rosé of Carménère and 2014 Pinot Grigio
April 25th-26th: 2014 Aligoté and 2014 Sauvignon Blanc
More information about these wines coming soon!