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Jess Zander
 
June 25, 2018 | Jess Zander

Auction of Washington Wines: Win a Full Barrel Winemaking Experience

We are unbelievably proud to recognize Charlie as the 2018 Honorary Vintner for the Auction of Washington Wines. As a part of the celebration at the Gala, we have partnered with Honorary Grower, Marshall Edwards, to create a one of a kind experience where the winning bidder will be able to create a custom barrel of wine. Contact me for more information on how this could become yours!

Own a Piece of Red Mountain: A Vintner’s Experience

Full Barrel Winemaking Experience with Fidelitas and Quintessence Vineyard

This year’s Auction of Washington Wines’ Industry Honorees, Charlie Hoppes and Marshall Edwards have generously donated a full barrel of red wine from the acclaimed Quintessence Vineyard, but that is only a part of this amazing auction lot!

The winning bidder will become an honorary Vintner at Fidelitas. This unique experience will make their winery, your winery, not just for one year, but for years to come, as you harvest, blend, and bottle your own Red Mountain wine.

You will be invited to begin your journey during Harvest 2018. You and your guests will be involved in selecting grapes from Quintessence and Shaw Vineyards on Red Mountain, seeing them through the sorting process, and starting fermentation in the tanks. As the wines age in barrel, join us for your second trip to experience a hands-on blending trial with Fidelitas Winemaker, Charlie Hoppes. You will be able to taste barrel samples and blend with other varietals from the vineyards as the team comes up with their 2018 vintage wines.

The third and final trip will include bottling of your exclusive wines from your personal barrel. After your day on the bottling line, you will have ownership of 25 cases of wines that you can distribute as you see fit. Enjoy with friends, give to employees as gifts, or cellar to enjoy for years to come.

With each visit, two couples will enjoy hotel accommodations, meals, vineyard tours and library tastings to immerse yourself in the history of the winery and vineyard.

This lot includes:

  • One barrel of your own custom created and blended wine (25 cases total!)
  • Label design by an award-winning creative agency
  • Three separate trips to Red Mountain; for harvest, blending, and bottling of your wine. Each trip will be for two couples and includes accommodations and special Red Mountain experiences.

One barrel contains approximately 300 bottles (25 cases) of wine. All Red Mountain experiences are based on a mutually agreed upon date. Transportation to Red Mountain not included.

Time Posted: Jun 25, 2018 at 10:48 AM
Skye Dissette
 
June 20, 2018 | Skye Dissette

Magna Membership Appreciation

Magna, Latin for great, noble, and significant, is the most exclusive level of the Fidelitas Wine Club. One of the biggest perks of this membership is a fun filled weekend including an early morning event followed by a complimentary dinner hosted on Red Mountain overlooking our estate vineyard. It may be hot (around 90 degrees) but that doesn’t keep our members from having fun.

Saturday morning our Magna members will be joining 2018 Honorary Vintner, Charlie Hoppes, and Honory Grower, Marshall Edwards while they discuss Red Mountain vineyards and winemaking. It wouldn't be a fun activity without wine involved! Barrel samples will of course, be provided.

Later on in the evening comes the best part! A family style dinner filled with wine, great company, a ton of laughs. Below is the menu for Saturday evening and we are already dreaming about those fritters.


Passed Appetizers

Truffle Roaster Morel Mushrooms

fried garlic scapes

Merlot Braised Pork Belly

thyme, savory blueberry compote

2017 Red Mountain Semillon

2015 The Canyons Vineyard Red Wine

Dinner

Beet Salad

candied walnuts, arugula, gorgonzola dolce

2016 Optu White

Cast Iron Cap of Ribeye

sauce chasseurs rouges

White Bean "Risotto"

thyme roasted radishses

Roasted Spring Vegetables

2015 Red Mountain Merlot

2015 Optu Red Mountain

2015 Quintessence Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Dessert

Sweet Risotto Fritters

strawberry-rhubarb compote

2013 Klipsun Vineyard Late Harvest Semillon


But wait, there's more. We've decied to up the ante this year and include some secret wines for our guests to try. Once the wine is gone (will probably take no time!) we will reveal what they were drinking. We can't wait to host our Magna members and are looking forward onother weekend full of memories! Below are some pictures from years past.

 

Time Posted: Jun 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Will Hoppes
 
June 15, 2018 | Will Hoppes

Happy Father's Day

Looking for some inspiration I decided to scroll through my camera roll to see what I was up to Father’s Day of 2017.  I came across a “photo shoot” I had done for a profile picture on the website and Jess happily pointed out that I was doing the “Wine Boss” pose:

Mine's not nearly as epic, but I'll chalk it up to the black and white filter.

We also recently struck a very similar pose in my "Microfermentations" blog post and the Seattle Times' "Cab King of Red Mountain" writeup:

(our contact info is on the website if you work with a winemaker modeling agency)

These pictures are a reminder of how lucky I am to have a dad and mentor who's laid out the blueprint for me to follow, but at the same time is encouraging me to do it in my own style.  He's an incredible winemaker but has always been a father first to me and my sisters.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day!

Time Posted: Jun 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Chelsea Brophy
 
June 6, 2018 | Chelsea Brophy

Summer Shipping + 2017 Red Mountain Semillon

During the warm summer months, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, we're taking extra care in protecting the integrity of your wine shipments by sending all orders outside of the Pacific Northwest via UPS 2-Day Air. We have created reduced, flat rate pricing for the safe arrival of of your wine shipments during the summer months. Click here to see shipping costs for your area. 

Shipping is on us! Fidelitas offers complimentary ground shipping for orders being shipped withing the PNW (Washington, Oregon, Idaho) and $50 flat rate 2-day air for order shipped across the U.S. In order for you to receive your wines in a timely manner, Fidelitas ships all orders on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to ensure you are sipping your favorite Fidelitas wines all week long or just in time for the weekend. 

If you are still concerned about shipping your wines to some of our warmer states, not to worry! Fidelitas' Shipping Manager monitors the weather across the country and will reach out to you if we need to hold your order for any reason due to weather. 

This is the perfect time to take advantage of our summer shipping and stock up on our newley released, favorite Summer Sipper, the 2017 Red Mountain Semillon. "Semillon is still a really unique grape that shows particularly well in Washington. The style is a lot like the Semillons we see from Bordeaux, with citrus and floral tones, and great minerality. This white wine might be one of our best for pairing with Northwest cuisine.” – Charlie Hoppes, Fidelitas Owner + Winemaker

Semillon, a prominent white grape in Bordeaux, is harder to find outside of France, and quite unique in Washington state. Sourced from the cooler Klipsun Vineyard, and aged in neutral French oak, the Semillon lends itself nicely to northwest seafood dishes. The nose gives us aromas of honeysuckle, pear, and subtle baking spice, while the palate is bright and refreshing, showcasing lemon zest, pink grapefruit, and papaya.

Contact us with questions or for ordering assistance: wine@fidelitaswines.com 509.544.9191

Time Posted: Jun 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM