Summer in the City was my first event I worked at Fidelitas, and it quickly became my favorite event to host. Each year we explored different parts of Seattle (although Fremont Foundry took the cake a few times), ate yummy food, danced to music, listened to Kathleen sing a tune, and toasted to a summer with friends.
Let’s rewind to that day in August 2014:
I showed up at The Fremont Foundry with balloons in my hand, eager to see how Fidelitas really liked to party. I had just moved back to the west coast and had my first real taste of what it was like to park in Seattle. Spoiler alert – not great. I met some Red Mountain team members (now they are just frequent visitors), had my first bite of Eric’s famous tacos, and chatted with members under the twinkle lights. I knew right away I was going to fit in just fine. But what really made that night special wasn’t just the tacos and twinkle lights, it was the wine. Charlie’s handcrafted amazing vino.
2013 Klipsun Vineyard Semillon
2011 Columbia Valley Malbec
2012 4040 Red Wine
2010 Champoux Vineyard Merlot
2011 Boushey Red Wine
2011 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Ciel du Cheval Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Klipsun Vineyard Late Harvest Semillon
This year has brought us some challenges and as someone who plans most of the events, I find myself going down memory lane longing for the day when we can come together again.
We may not be together for a summer night in the city on August 9th like we had thought, but I hope you’ll open something special and think back to your first with Fidelitas. For me, I’ll be popping open a 2010 Champoux Vineyard Merlot.
Summer in the City 2015 | Palisade | Magnolia
Summer in the City 2017 | Fremont Foundry | Fremont
Summer in the City 2018 | Fremont Foundry | Fremont
Summer in the City 2019 | Block 41 | Belltown
Hello to all of you amazing, Fidelitas wine loving folk out there! My name is Bryce and I have been a part of the Red Mountain Management team for over a year now. Which means that if you have been to the tasting room here in Benton City, that we have likely crossed paths, I've told you jokes, poured you wine and likely shook your hand or given you a hug. Nothing brings me more joy than to share these amazing wines with new friends. These past few months have been interesting to say the least. We closed our doors to the public due to a pandemic, despite this and due to the continued support from our amazing guests, we were able to keep the thumb twiddling to a minimum. We shipped out so much wine to you folks that I personally went down a pant size! (ok not really but it was a ton of wine)
After about 4 months of packing boxes, typing on computers and making phone calls, we have been given the opportunity to move to phase 1.5 which means that we are now able to host small groups on our patio! TASTINGS! YAY! I can honestly say that I haven't been this excited about anything for a long time! Sunshine, tunes, patio hangs, amazing views and even better wines are definitely in our near future! With that being said, we take the safety of our Team and Guests very seriously and will be following very strict guidelines to ensure that everyone stays healthy. You know, so we can drink more wine together!
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
We are able to host groups of 5 or less and will be staggering reservations to meet social distancing requirements. In our current phase, we are able to welcome guests on the patio. Reservations are for one hour and there is no indoor seating or bar service. Book online or call 509.588.3469.
We are wearing masks…and ask that you do too.
Per Washington State guidelines, guests are asked to wear a mask any time that they are not seated at their designated table. Fidelitas Team Members will be wearing masks at all times.
Social Distancing is in effect.
Tables have been laid out to ensure 6’ distancing between parties. Please limit movement on the property.
Select wines are available.
During the early reopening phases, we are offering a 3-wine flight that is complimentary for Club or $15 for guests, along with glass pours and bottle sales. Curbside pick-up remains available and you can book in advance HERE.
Sanitize, clean, sanitize, repeat.
Please sanitize your hands upon entry. Fidelitas has adopted increased cleaning and sanitization practices between all visitors.
Please leave food and pets at home.
At this time, we are unable to accommodate outside food and picnicking.
Honestly, the hardest part about the stay at home order was not chatting with all of my Fidelitas friends! I am so excited to spend some time and share these amazing wines and views with you!
See you soon,
While are starting to be able to host some visitors in Woodinville – and perhaps Red Mountain in the near future – we have found that our virtual tastings are such a fun way to connect with Fidelitas fans, near and far. None of us are going on any big trips anytime soon, so we thought it’d be fun to bring Red Mountain to you! See below for details on upcoming virtual tastings, excursions, and videos from Team Fidelitas.
July 9: Virtual Tasting Room with Bryce. We all miss tasting on Red Mountain and Bryce misses you. Let him host you for a virtual wine tasting on the Red Mountain patio, complete with a trip through the vines. On Instagram Live at 5pm.
July 16: Red Mountain vs. Napa. It's one of Charlie's favorite places to visit. We're putting Napa Cabs against Fidelitas Red Mountain Cabs to find out where they are different...and the same. To be hosted via Zoom webinar at 5pm. To register, EMAIL US.
July 24: Fireside Chat with Charlie and Will. Gather (distantly) around the Fidelitas firepit to hear Charlie chat about how Fidelitas came to be on Red Mountain and what may lie ahead in the future. On Instagram and Facebook at 5pm. Send us your questions in advance!
July 30: Red Mountain and Bordeaux-style Wine with Karen MacNeil. Auction of Washington Wines Honorary Chair and The Wine Bible Author, Karen MacNeil, is hosting a series of Virtual Tastings across the Washington Wine Industry. On July 30, join Charlie, along with Darel Allwine (Col Solare) and Chris Sparkman (Sparkman Cellars) to chat with Karen about Red Mountain and its coveted Bordeaux-style wines. Hosted at 4pm. Learn more and register on the Auction of Washington Wines site.
August 6: The Canyons Vineyard Malbec. This is perhaps one of our most coveted releases each year and is limited to just 98 cases, so doesn’t last long. Hear from Charlie on why he continues to be drawn to this unique block of Malbec on Red Mountain and how it stands apart from our other Red Mountain Malbecs. Don’t forget to grab a bottle (or a case!) in advance. The 2017 Canyons Vineyard Malbec goes on sales July 29. Hosted at 5pm on Instagram Live.
We look forward to connecting with you soon!