Last weekend was my second visit to One Wine in Chelan. This visit was just as terrific as the previous one. The tasting room is very different than most tasting rooms. Located in downtown Chelan (I think they are the only one downtown) there are no murals of rolling grape vines or plastic grapes hanging from the doorways. It is sleek and modern and gorgeous. There is also a terrific patio beside the building where the four of us kicked back and enjoyed our wine.
There is not really just one wine, but three. A Bordeaux-style red that is yummy but would benefit from a bit of time in the cellar. A Pinot Gris that I have bought a couple of times and I claim that I don’t like white! And a rose’ which is 70% Cabernet Franc – this was my favorite – again a big surprise as I don’t consider myself a rose person but it is sold out so I am very glad I bought my share on our first visit.
Jo and Greg, the owners/winemakers, are a lot of fun. On the first visit Greg inscribed our purchased bottles with Ogham inscriptions. It looks very cool and makes each bottle very special. You can visit the One Wine website for a complete description.
On our second visit, Jo broke out her collection of candy – quite impressive – Bit of Honey, Big Hunks, Dove Chocolates and we were able to pair them with our wine. There is a set of treats that comes with each $5 tasting – dark chocolate covered fruit and lemon wafers, but if you get Jo wound up out comes the “big stash” of candy!
One Wine is delicious and fun. It is worth a visit just to see the stylish tasting room, but stay for the great conversation and the award winning wine.