We have enjoyed visiting Avennia at their Red Mountain location, so we were eager to try their new location is Woodinville. They are in the former Tsillan Cellars location on Woodinville-Snohomish Road.

On the day we visited, Elaina was pouring with help from Loris. They were both terrific personable and knowledgeable. We were wit a couple of friends and all of us enjoyed both the wine and the experience.

Chris Peterson is the winemaker. He began his winemaking journey at cellars such as Dunham, Glen Fiona, Forgerson and eventually DeLille Cellars. He is now a co-owner of Avennia and is one of the hottest young wine producers in Washington State.

Avennia sources grapes from some of the best vineyards in Washington state including Boushey, Red Willow, Sagemoor, Champoux, Upland, Kiona Heart of the Hill and their own Avennia Estate Vineyard on Red Mountain. No wonder their wine is so good.

On our most recent visit, we tasted:
2021 Justine – Southern Rhone Blend – light and a bit of herb $45/bottle
2021 Arnaut – Syrah with grapes from Boushey Vineyard – I did buy this one – so delicious $60/bottle
2020 Gravura – Bordeaux-style left bank blend – full bodied – yummy – Yes, I bought a couple of these too. $45/bottle
2020 Sestina – Left Bank Bordeaux-style Cab Sav Blend. Would cellar very well $75/bottle
2020 Valery – Right Bank Bordeaux-style Blend. A little smokey. $50/bottle

We love both the Red Mountain Tasting Room and the Woodinville location. I am looking forward to visiting the Walla Walla Tasting Room in the near future.

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