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.
2019 Vintage Growing Season
The 2019 vintage season started late following a long winter; with snow on the ground into early March. Pruning of the vines was delayed by about a month creating a busy spring in the vineyards. Spring’s weather was normal; the growing season began good flowering and set in the vineyards followed by a moderate summer with minimal heat spikes. While moderate, summer average growing temperatures were slightly above the 20-year average, which continued into a cool September, helping create expressive flavor, color, and acidity in the wines.
The first fruit was in the winery on the 3rd of September with the last lot being brought in on the 20th of October. Harvest came to an abrupt end in early to mid-October due to hard frosts. The 2019 vintage produced wines of excellent flavor, color and structure for most varietals. Sites with lower crop levels and warmer conditions fared very well. The standouts for Seven Hills in this vintage were Whites, Roses, and most Bordeaux varietals.
Chef Maximillian Petty
Chef and Owner
The Kinglet, Walla Walla, WA
We are excited to announce that The Kinglet at Whitehouse Crawford will be opening in our beautiful historic building in early 2022. Chef Owner Maximillian Petty of Eden Hill restaurant in Seattle will be at the helm. Chef Petty has approached his culinary career much like each dish that he creates: imaginative, purposeful, and without boundaries. His fast tracked career has included positions at Jose Andres’ Zaytinya in Washington, D.C.; King Estate Winery in Eugene, Oregon; and Olivia in Austin, Texas, where he became executive chef at age 23. The creativity, dedication and discipline necessary to be an award-winning chef under the age of 30 was further recognized as a semifinalist for James Beard Award Rising Star of the Year in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Our team can’t wait for the restaurant opening and are thrilled to offer a sneak peek of Chef Petty’s offerings during our 2019 Pentad Release Dinner on Thursday, November 4th. Join Winemaker Bobby Richards for an unforgettable evening featuring Seven Hills wines paired perfectly with five courses handcrafted by Chef Petty. Tickets are limited and can be reserved by calling the winery at 509-593-6226.