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Skye Dissette
 
July 24, 2019 | Skye Dissette

Summer in the City | August 14, 2019

What better way to say thank you for being a member than by throwing the best bash of the year?

Summer in the City is where we host our members, their friends, and their families. We’ve chosen a new venue this year called Block 41. A hip, rustic space that offers an outdoor patio right in the heart of Seattle.

Walk up the stairs to be greeted with some white wine, then find your way to one of the many red wine pouring stations. Once you’re done with the tasting head over to the famous (and incredibly delicious) taco truck, grab a plate, purchase a glass of wine, and take a seat to hangout and listen to live music. This really is the best way to spend a Wednesday evening!

You can find more details here on our website. Tickets are still available and we would love to see you there!

Time Posted: Jul 24, 2019 at 10:25 AM
Skye Dissette
 
May 22, 2019 | Skye Dissette

Party on the Patio

What are your plans for Memorial Day Weekend? 

Every year Fidelitas hosts BBQ + Band on everyone's favorite patio. Did you know it's supposed to be in the 80's at our home on Red Mountain this weekend? What better way to celebrate the sunshine than by enjoying some delicious BBQ by Outlaw Catering, and listening to some soulful jams by Black Dolly? Pair that with some of our 2016 The Canyons Vineyard Red Wine and your weekend really can't be beat. An insider tip...we may be featuring a special wine that isn't being released until June. Any guesses what it is? Hint: we only produced 190 cases and it's our favorite summer sipper! 

We hope to see our members and their friends this Sunday, May 26th. We'll have a glass waiting! 

Time Posted: May 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Skye Dissette
 
April 18, 2019 | Skye Dissette

More Releases Still to Come...

As we near the end of club season, some might be wondering how they are going to wait until September for a whole new set of releases. Don’t worry, Fidelitas will always have you covered (except for that one time we ran out of wine). To pair perfectly with your summer BBQ’s, family reunions, and parties galore we have two wines that you'll need to add to your collection.

2018 Red Mountain Semillon

coming in June

2016 The Canyons Vineyard Malbec 

coming in July and only 96 cases produced

But before we add those two new additions to the tasting lineup, there are a couple of wines you might want to snag now before they sell out.

2017 Red Mountain Optu White

only 55 cases remain

2016 The Canyons Vineyard Red Wine

only 95 cases remain

members only, contact me to order 

All four of these wines together create the perfect bundle. Does someone want a 100% Semillon, or something with a little more acidity like the Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend? Do you have a big Malbec lover at the party, or someone who likes a blend but still enjoys what Malbec has to offer? Be sure to get on our mailing list if you’re not already so you can stay up to date on our newest releases.

Time Posted: Apr 18, 2019 at 1:10 PM
Skye Dissette
 
March 13, 2019 | Skye Dissette

Taste Washington this Spring

We’re in the midst of Taste Washington Wine Month which is the kick-off to all things happening in our industry! With spring around the corner, there are so many ways you can come out and support Washington wine and all it has to offer. I hope you’re ready to start planning, because we have a lot in the books.


March

Taste Washington: 28-31st

Travelling to the vineyards a little difficult for you this time of year? Purchase your tickets and enjoy all the wineries that will come to Seattle! For some insider tips, check out a previous blog post of ours.

April

Fidelitas Club Release Weekends: 13-14th + 20th

We are celebrating the release of our highly anticipated wines from Quintessence Vineyard on Red Mountain. Get more information on how to join our Wine Club and receive these member exclusive wines!

Yakima Valley Spring Barrel Weekend: 20-21st + 26-28th

Purchase your tickets and join the crowds who are getting out in the sunshine to enjoy all the wines Yakima Valley has to offer.

Fidelitas Winemaker Dinner at The Lodge: 28th

A lovely intimate dinner put on by The Lodge at Columbia Point in Richland! Be sure to contact them for more details.

May 

Feast of St. Fidelis: 3rd

Our annual club appreciation party on Red Mountain! Enjoy delicious wines, and the famous tacos from That Guy Catering. Members, an invitation will be sent in April with tickets and more information! 

Walla Walla Release Weekend: 3-5th

Be one of the first to try newly released wines that can only be tasted at the wineries. A beautiful time of year to enjoy the vineyards in Walla Walla.

Fidelitas Roadshow in Portland: 18th

After our first trip visiting our neighbors to the south, we just had to keep coming back! Come visit us for our 4th annual Portland Roadshow. Be sure to signup for our newsletter so you receive the invitation coming out in April. Open to all!


Do you live on the west side of the Mountains? Check out the Woodinville Wine Country here for a list of all the upcoming events starting in May.

With the sun finally shining, come out and support your local wineries! We'd love a visit. 

 

Time Posted: Mar 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Skye Dissette
 
December 13, 2018 | Skye Dissette

Last Call!

As many of you may have heard, Fidelitas is closing its doors for the holidays beginning December 18th and will re-open on January 2nd. The reason being? Well, it seems that our members really, really, really loved the 2015 vintage reds. And now we are SOLD OUT! Did anyone see that coming? I know how much you would love to come in and chat it up with Will in Woodinville, or Chelsea on Red Mountain. But, it’s just not as fun when they don’t have wine to pour you. This is also a great time for the Fidelitas team to sit back and celebrate a wonderful 2018 with their families.

We have some exciting things to come in January including the brand new 2016 Red Mountain Malbec. Everyone’s favorite black label! An invitation was also just sent out to our Optu and Magna members inviting them to the Preview Tasting which is being hosted on Sunday, January 13th both in Woodinville and on Red Mountain. If you haven’t already, make sure to reserve your two tickets online! This will be your only opportunity to taste these highly allocated wines prior to selecting allocations.

Just a few days remaining to come in and snag those last-minute bottles for the holidays. Come in and visit us so we can cheers to exciting things to come in 2019!

Time Posted: Dec 13, 2018 at 1:05 PM
Skye Dissette
 
October 18, 2018 | Skye Dissette

Your Fall Wine List

Holiday season is about to kick off and I am still in shock that summer is over. Before you know it, you’ll be getting invited to different holiday events, family gatherings, and neighborhood block parties. Lucky for you, Fidelitas has your wine list covered. Bring any one of these bottles and you’ll be the hit of the party!


2015 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

(Being released to members in November! Join the Club to get in on this limited release) 

2015 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Red Mountain Malbec

2015 Red Mountain Merlot

2017 Red Mountain Optu White Wine

(Being released in November!) 


To reserve any of these wines, please contact us! Inventory goes quickly this time of year so be sure to stock up now.

We love seeing what you are up to when drinking Fidelitas with friends and family! Be sure to share your photos with us this coming holiday season. Cheers!

 

Time Posted: Oct 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Skye Dissette
 
September 13, 2018 | Skye Dissette

Harvest Update

This is our first official harvest off the 2015 Fidelitas planting! One of the most exciting things of the year is pulling fruit for a brand-new vintage. Especially when it comes from our Estate Vineyard which by early next week we'll have most of the Merlot picked. Who’s ready for some Estate Merlot? Our Cabernet Sauvignon is at 24 brix and Charlie is planning to let it hang on the vines for another 2 weeks or so if everything goes according to plan with the weather.

We’re getting active in Quintessence Vineyard as well, snagging some Merlot and Cabernet Entav clones 169 + 191, and hoping to pick some Malbec by early next week.

Given the warm weather we had in August it has compressed our window and we are expected to be done picking by the end of the month. Woah! We've seen Cabernet Sauvignon ready in so many vineyards we source from that we are just going to continue to pick and move fruit into the cellar as fast as we can. 

Very Important Harvest Update:

As many of you know, its club processing time this week! Charlie decided to stop by to say ‘hello!’ to us girls and asked if we have listened to the Shakira station on Spotify. Turns out, this is all they have been listening to in the cellar. Nothing like dancing to Shakira on a ladder while doing Punch Down’s!

 

Time Posted: Sep 13, 2018 at 1:19 PM
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
Skye Dissette
 
May 16, 2018 | Skye Dissette

Kicking off Summer Entertaining + BBQ's

Is anyone else in shock that June is just around the corner? Even though time is going (too) fast, this means that entertaining, BBQ’s, and nice weather have arrived. Can’t really complain about that! No matter the party, we know one item that should always be present. Whether you want to bring a bottle as a gift for the host, or pair with those ribs and salads, Fidelitas has you covered. Below are some of my current favorites for those summer festivities!


2017 Red Mountain Semillon – future release

Releases June 6, contact us to pre-order! If you're looking for that perfect wine to pair with salads, this is your bottle! 

2015 The Canyons Vineyard Red Wine

A delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Merlot. My top pick for BBQ's and 4th of July! This is a fun addition to sip with anything off the grill.

2015 Red Mountain Malbec

You can't not have a Malbec at the party! Bring this phantom bottle to your gathering and I promise, people will be pouring themselves a glass to drink with ribs.

2015 Quintessence Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

This 94 point wine is a perfect gift for the host that will certianly impress. Convince them to open this bottle and pair with steak!

2015 Red Mountain Merlot

I tasted this wine last week and I was definitely impressed. Perfectly smooth, elegant, and some of the best fruits were noticeable. Let's face it, Merlot goes with everything!


Happy summer!

Time Posted: May 16, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Skye Dissette
 
April 12, 2018 | Skye Dissette

Tips for Wine Tasting

It’s that time of year where people want to hit the road to wine country. After just recently making tasting appointments for my family, I have a few tips to provide for those who want to plan a weekend at some of their favorite (or new!) spots.


Research

Research the area you want to visit! Create a plan of attack. That way, you aren’t totally winging it and you have some sort of game plan. During your visits, even ask the staff where their favorite spots are! I have found my favorite wineries by doing just that. And trust me, the staff loves to chat all things wine!


Make a Reservation

If you are traveling with 6+ tasters (or even less) I recommend making a reservation wherever you hope to taste. This will ensure that your group has a place to sit while you enjoy your tasting. Curious if that location may have more than just their daily tasting lineup? Just ask! Some locations may offer special wine tastings at different prices.


Bring Bottled Water + Snacks

Typically, you taste anywhere from 4-5 wines at any given tasting room. That’s roughly a glass of wine at each stop. Going to multiple locations that day? The wine really adds up! Be sure to bring some bottled water for your group that way you can stay hydrated throughout each tasting. It’s also important to fuel up with food. If you are making a reservation, ask if they offer cheese plates for purchase. They can have them ready for you ahead of time. Or, if you’d rather, pack up some cheese and crackers and bring them along!


Watch Out For the Heat

If you are planning your wine trip during the hot months, this can be dangerous for any wine purchases you have made if you store the bottles in your car. Bring a wine cooler so your wine doesn’t get too hot! Or, ask the staff if you can leave your wine purchase at the tasting room and grab it later that day or on your way back out of town.


Most of all, have fun! Buy that special bottle that will help you to remember the experience you had with your friends and family.

Contact your Club Concierge Team to help plan your next visit to Red Mountain!

Time Posted: Apr 12, 2018 at 11:10 AM