David Huse retired in 1999 and soon found that he needed something to occupy his time. He had always enjoyed wine and so he began helping out at another winery. After helping there, David was hooked. In 2000 he decided to start a small winery to keep him busy.
The first vintage consisted of 120 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2001, production increased, doubling the Cabernet and adding the same amount of Merlot. The 2000 Cabernet was bottled, and David began to realize they needed their own space.
In August 2002, remodeling began at the current site. In September, the first crush occurred at the winery, and everything was moved in. Production increased during this time, as David’s son, Matt, was taking over as winemaker. While adding a small amount of Syrah, they made approximately 1450 cases.
The tasting room opened in December 2002 for the Barrel Tasting weekend, and the 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon was released. The release was a huge success and the first vintage sold out in no time.
For 2003, the production was doubled again. David has since turned over the wine making and other day-to-day duties to Matt. David now concentrates on marketing and distribution of Five Star wines.
Five Star Cellars continues to be a family run business. David and Matt’s wives, Sandy and Traci, help with the office side of the business. Traci also does the merchandising, and handles the Wine Club management. During the Spring Release and Barrel Tasting weekends, extra family members are on hand to help keep everything running smoothly
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Our goal is to make wines that evoke clarity: clarity of place, clarity of type, clarity of purpose.
We believe this is best expressed by using the classic French varietals and blends, with methods passed down over generations. We work within this context to allow Washington vineyards and terroirs to distinguish themselves. Terroir is only readily appreciable in a well formed, harmonious wine. Structure is the backbone from which beauty can radiate.
Join us for a tasting of Barrage Cellars out of Woodinville!
Barrage Cellars is a family owned boutique winery out of Woodinville. Kevin Corell owner and winemaker is a one man operation who makes wine in the true Garagiste fashion with a focus on terrior and 100% varietals.
Barrage receives fruit from some of the finest vineyards and regions of WA, combined with some of the finest barrels from France. The winemaker isn't against blending grapes of different varietals, but prefers to showcase the elegance and nuances of the single varietals of Washington.
We will be pouring Barrage's 2016 Boushey Vineyard Chardonnay, 2013 "Quinella" Merlot, 2013 "Cease and Desist" Cabernet Franc and 2013 "Double Barrel" Cabernet.
Amity Vineyards is a family & friends run winery that marries a storied Oregon winemaking history with a modern approach.
The tasting room and winery sit on one of Oregon's pioneering vineyard sites atop the the Eola-Amity Hills and looks out over the rolling and evergreen hills and valleys below. From here one can experience the dynamic range of the seasons of the Pacific Northwest in their full splendor. The rapidly changing elements provide the stage for our dynamic flavor profiles and require spontaneous and skillful stewardship. The challenge inspires us, and remind us that time is fleeting and beautiful, and that these moments we experience are what will become our future rituals and traditions.