Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Red, White & New Wine Release Party

It’s Red, White and All That’s New at Olympic Cellars on July 10 and 11, the winery’s annual wine release weekend.

Benoit’s 2007 vintage wines will be released including the very limited Le Mélange Nouveau made from grapes grown right here at the Dungeness Valley Vineyard. This wine is made with Madeleine Angevine grapes infused with the delicate essence of culinary lavender from Sequim’s Lost Mountain Lavender Farm.

On Saturday July 10 we will be breaking out the “Blues”… that is… the Red Hot Blues Sisters… a fabulous band that will heat up the Olympic Cellars Patio with hot music while we pour some very cool wines.

Viaggio Pizza with their wood fired oven will be at the winery from 4-8pm on Saturday serving samples of their artisan pizzas crafted to pair with our new red and white wines. One pizza not to be missed paired with the Le Mélange Nouveau will be a Lavender & Strawberry with ricotta cheese, basil and a drizzle of honey and balsamic vinegar. Yum!

Consider this your personal invitation… not only do I want to celebrate all the new wines but there is this decade birthday I want to celebrate… so it’s a party!

Come early, enjoy the pizza and grab your table for a memorable musical performance.

The winery is open from 11 a.m. each day. Music begins Saturday at 7 p.m. Music cover is only $5. Children are always welcome.

Cheers, Kathy

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Flip Flop Day

Molly, Kathy & Harley at the tasting bar
Photo courtesy of the Sequim Gazette

Flip Flop Day is finally here! The weather even seems to be cooperating, the sun is shining and the temperature should get into the 60's today which is reason to celebrate in itself. No socks necessary for us hardy Northwesterners.

This is our 3rd year celebrating flip flops and word is really starting to spread. I can see a few years in the future, people from colder climates across the nation flip flopping their way through the third week of June in hopes of warmer weather.

Today through Monday we’ll be offering complimentary wine tasting to all visitors wearing flip flops, a special gift for Dads and pouring a special blend of “Rosie Sangria”. We hope all our locals will come “flip & sip” with us and maybe enjoy a cold glass of Sangria on the patio.

We are adding an in-winery special on Handyman Red and Rose’ the River at 20% off. Perfect for those who would like to whip up a batch of sangria at home. The Sangria recipe and more event details are posted on our website.

Have a wonderful weekend wherever your feet may take you!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rosie Sangria Sunshine in a Glass

In preparation for our Natl. Flip Flop Day celebration this weekend we tested out sangria recipes made with our favorite summer wine "Rose' the Riveter". This yummy blend will be served all weekend, perfect for listening to tunes on the winery patio.
Click Here for Printable copy of the recipe.

Rose’ the Riveter Sangria Recipe


1. ¼ Cup Sugar
2. 1 Cup Apple Juice
3. 1 Bottle Rose’ the Riveter
4. 2 Oranges Thinly Sliced
5. 2 Lemons Thinly Sliced
6. 2 Cups Seltzer or Club Soda


In a pitcher combine apple juice and sugar. Still well to dissolve sugar. Add Rose’, orange and lemon slices. Refrigerate until chilled (at least 2 hours) Stir well and add seltzer.

Pour into ice filled wine glasses and garnish with and orange wheel or paper umbrella for “sun showers”.

Monday, June 7, 2010

National Flip Flop Day, Dads & Summer

Olympic Cellars Hosts 4-Day Event
Celebrating Summer, Flip-Flops and
Dads Who Dare to Free Their Feet!

Flop in and the wine tasting is on us!

National Flip Flop Day is Friday, June 18th and it’s celebrated at Olympic Cellars all weekend long. Add to that Father’s Day and Summer Solstice and we have a triple reason to celebrate.

Flip flops and a winery? hmmm… maybe not the most natural connection but to the Working Girls it signifies something pretty special… summer, warmth and sunshine!

We’ve been shouting…Down with fleece!!!

So, just flip flop in to Olympic Cellars June 18 - 21 and the wine tasting is on us. We're also pouring a 'Rosie' Sangria that is truly summer sunshine in your glass, perfect with those summer tune’s playing out on our patio.

And, don't forget Dad. Bring him to the winery “in flip flops” (sorry Dad, no socks), and he get’s a special gift. Plus add in the perfect wine for Dad’s BBQ best and summer has truly begun!