Tsillan Cellars Winery is a world class winery from top to bottom. I tasted a lot of great wine on my trip to Lake Chelan, but Tsillan really rocked my world.
Mutineer Magazine has learned that the Lake Chelan AVA will become official as of tomorrow, April 29, 2009. I had the pleasure of spending some time in this idyllic wine region last week to do a piece for the Wenatchee World newspaper, and let it be known, THE LAKE CHELAN AVA IS MOST CERTAINLY AND UNDENIABLY THE REAL DEAL. This region is poised to do some incredible things, with aromatic white wines using local grapes and similar in style to France’s Alsace region. The local red wines are pretty awesome as well, telling us one thing for certain: this region means business. Do yourself a favor try these wines now, then get on the mailing lists while you still can.
It should be noted that this information came from my contact at the Washington Wine Commission. Wait…what? I thought they were the enemy? Well, in a move reminiscent of the climactic lightsaber battle at the end of “Return of the Jedi”, the Washington Wine Commission has made a bold move from being an arch-nemesis to the Mutineer to becoming a steadfast ally, and we’re pumped to have them on the home team! Mutineer Magazine + Washington Wine Commission = Stories Like This!