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The Estates Wine Room in Seattle Closes

by L.M. Archer
August 26, 2019

Seattle, Wash. - The Estates Wine Room, the first urban tasting room in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, closed over the weekend. Crimson Wine Group  opted not to renew the expiring lease, and instead to focus on the company’s other tasting rooms throughout Washington and Oregon.

Crimson Wine Group represents benchmark brands located in premier wine regions that emphasize seamless, elevated winery and vineyard tasting experiences. The Estates Wine Room concentrated three Pacific Northwest brands into one location: Archery Summit in Dundee Hills, Double Canyon in West Richland, and Seven Hills Winery in Walla Walla.

Moving forward, these individual wineries will offer their own wine experiences, including vineyard tours, personalized tastings, and a variety of learning experiences. Enhanced tastings pivot around food and wine pairings, vertical and horizontal flights, bespoke tour and tasting combinations, and private wine club events. More importantly, wine club members and guests now have a greater opportunity to connect with winemakers first-hand at the wineries.

Archery Summit's tasting room perches at the foot of the Dundee Hills, where winemaker Ian Burch makes Burgundy-inspired pinot noirs and chardonnays from the area’s rich red soils. Double Canyon’s new, state-of-the-art tasting room in West Richland, replete with fire pit, outdoor patio and sweeping views of nearby Red Mountain wine country, features winemaker Kate Michaud’s wines by the glass or bottle. Seven Hills Winery, a touchstone in downtown Walla Walla, is a former 1904 wood mill listed on the National Register of Historic Places that was restored in 2000. The winery offers a robust schedule of events showcasing classic wines from the vineyards of fourth-generation eastern Washington farmer and founder Casey McClellan.

”While we have enjoyed our time in Pioneer Square as the first urban tasting room in the neighborhood,” a spokesperson for Crimson confirmed, “We look forward to continuing our relationships with our wine club members for years to come.”

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