Tinte Estates buys Red Mountain Vineyards

A Woodinville-based winery has expanded its footprint in Red Mountain with the acquisition of a 15-acre vineyard.

Tinte Estates LLC has purchased E&E Shaw Vineyards, named after its original owners Ed and Eve Shaw, longtime friends of Tinte Estates and Tinte Cellars co-owner Teresa Spellman Gamble, who owns the winery with her husband Tim Gamble.

The property is off East Ambassador PR NE and includes a 2,400 square foot home and a 3,200 square foot warehouse. Red Mountain Wine Country is located between West Richland and Benton City.

The $3.2 million sale closed on December 16.

The vineyards, adjacent to Kiona, Ciel du Cheval and Ambassador vineyards, among others, were planted more than two decades ago by Eve Shaw’s brother, the late Fred Artz, a legendary Red Mountain winemaker who helped managing Klipsun Vineyard for over 20 years. .

During Artz’s time there, Klipsun gained a reputation for quality on the global wine scene, was named one of the “Top 25 Wineries in the World” by Wine & Spirits magazine, and was recognized as the one of Washington’s “First Growth” vineyards in wine circles. . Artz was held in high regard by the wine industry and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 from the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers; he died in 2015.

Notable winemakers on both sides of the Cascades have been producing award-winning wines from the fruit of this vineyard for decades.

The new addition to Tinte Estates includes 12 acres shared by the three main Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

Tinte Estates’ crop of wine grapes from its Red Mountain vineyards will continue to be sold under contract and will be featured in other wines produced by Tinte Cellars.

Vineyards don’t become available on Red Mountain very often and with nearly 60% of the region currently planted with vines, there is very little space or opportunity for future plantings, Tinte Estates said in a news release. hurry.

Red Mountain vineyards have been sold in recent years to companies based in British Columbia, Napa Valley and Chicago.

Tinte Cellars said it has no plans to open a tasting room at Red Mountain in the near future.

“We will showcase our wines and our mission at pop-ups and winery tastings throughout the year, as well as at our established DC tasting rooms in Woodinville and Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood,” said Tinte Estates in a press release.

In 2020, Tinte became a modest part of Red Mountain Vineyards with the acquisition of Corvus Vineyard, which included a 2,040 square foot home at 32807 N. Vineyard View PR NE.

Tinte’s owners purchased the 3-acre property for $685,000, according to Benton County property records.

The owners have transformed the four-bedroom home, called Tinte Red Mountain Retreat, into a short-term vacation rental home. it lists for $321 a night on VRBO.

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