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May 2022

Wine Club Newsletter

Members are granted exclusive access to our limited production wines, receive invitations to winery events, and enjoy savings on wine purchases throughout the year. We are pleased to present our May wine club shipment wines.

2020 Vintage Growing Season

The 2020 growing season began in mid-April with bud break and bloom starting in the 3rd week of May, slightly ahead of average. We had a very wet May creating some shatter in the vineyard, and continued with an abnormally wet June.

July and August were consistently warm without a lot of heat spikes. September brought above-average temperatures creating an abnormally dry month. The warmer September had a smaller than average crop, which helped produce high-quality wines in Walla Walla Valley.

2017 Summit View Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Summit Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon $55 Retail 
Walla Walla Valley

In the southwest corner of the Walla Walla Valley sitting at 1,200 feet elevation, there is only 12’ of Ellingford Silt Loam (wind-blown glacial Loess) on top of fractured basalt. It is at this location where you can find the K1 block of Summit View Vineyard, which is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon clone 191. We have vinified this entire block of Summit View Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon for several years and are impressed with the distinctive nature of Clone 191 on the site. It’s a great example of the synergy created by matching the right clone with the right vineyard site. This limited bottling of a single vineyard block and single clone helps us to showcase the unique terroirs of this exclusive vineyard site.

Dark Ruby in color with pronounced aromatics of black cherries, dried tobacco leaf, and tar, accented by iron and hot basalt stone notes. The palate is dense with bold flavors of dried cherries and black currant, with hints of basalt, dried herbs, and cocoa nibs. This wine leads with grippy tannins and transitions into silky tannins on the finish. Drink within 5-7 years from vintage but will age nicely for 10+ years. Pair with big dishes like tomahawk steak, wild game or Chanterelle mushroom pierogis.


2020 Malbec $45 Retail
Walla Walla Valley

Seven Hills Winery has been producing Malbec for more than fifteen years and were the first winery to do so in the Walla Walla Valley. We believe that the southern edge of the valley is one of the rare places where Malbec reaches its full potential, with sufficient heat for ripening coupled with cool nights to preserve aromatics and structure. We complete two harvests for Malbec to ensure we deliver a well-balanced and complex wine. We picked the first batch of grapes on September 18th and waited until October 12th to harvest the second round of grapes.

The vibrant fuchsia color catches your eye as it enters the glass. This Malbec has a lovely bouquet of boysenberry, pomegranate molasses, cracked green peppercorn, and hints of cardamom. The palate provides a lush texture with flavors of marionberries, currants, and baking spices, with a touch of dark chocolate on the finish. Pair with lamb kebabs with roasted peppers and mushrooms, classic cheese pizza, or a great way to introduce people to red wine.

2018 McClellan Estate Vineyard Malbec


Seven Hills Winery Cabernet Franc

2020 Carmenere $45 Retail
Walla Walla Valley

Seven Hills Winery produces all the traditional Bordeaux varietals, including Carménère, the “long lost grape of Bordeaux.” This wine is grown in the southern hills of Summit View Vineyard and the volcanic-laced silt loams of our SHW Estate Vineyard, two of the most intriguing Carménère sites in the Walla Walla Valley. It is always delightful for blending, but as the years have gone by, we have become more and more enchanted with it as a remarkable stand-alone wine.

This wine presents a medium purple color with fuchsia hues—striking aromas of blueberries, elderberries, accented by pink peppercorn, cedar, and fresh herbal notes. The palate provides a lush structure with flavors of marionberries, blueberries, and black peppercorns with hints of toasted nutmeg and cinnamon stick on the finish with gentle acidity. Carménère is best enjoyed in its youth, ready to drink now or up to five years from its vintage date. This wine pairs well this smoked ribs or brisket, sloppy joes, black bean tacos, or stuffed peppers with toasted cumin-coriander goat cheese


For more information or to reorder these wines:
Please contact Julie Titus at julie.titus@sevenhillswinery.com or 509-593-6226

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Seven Hills Vineyard Tour and Barrel Room Lunch

Seven Hills Winery
212 N Third Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Join us in a Vineyard Tour and Barrel Room Lunch hosted by Seven Hills winemaker Bobby Richards on Friday, May 6th. Lunch catered by The Q Wood-Fired Grill.

Wine and Food on the River with Winemaker, Bobby Richards

Snake River Through Hells Canyon

Only a few spots left! Join winemaker, Bobby Richards, on a 5-day guided rafting trip on the Snake River through Hells Canyon.

Seven Hills Newsletter - Save the dates

Save The Date – Upcoming Events

Vineyard Tour and Barrel Room lunch catered by The Q Wood Fired Grill May 6thLearn More 

Club Member Appreciation Day May 7th. Members enjoy complimentary tasting of new releases paired with small bites catered by Kinglet. Reservations required. Seating 10 am – 4 pm

Spring Release 2022 in Walla Walla May 6th – May 8th –  Learn More 

Wine and Food on the River with Winemaker, Bobby Richards July 28th through August 1st –  Book Reservation

Heart of Walla Walla Club Experience August 8th through August 21st

Join us for the third annual Heart of Walla Walla Club experience. As a member of Seven Hills Wine Club you will receive 15% off bottle purchases and 20% off case purchases at 25 participating downtown wineries. In addition, members will receive discounts at participating downtown hotels. Details and instructions will be sent 60 days prior to the event.