Margot reviews fine wines of Washington state and has been a wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle from Canada in 1999. She visiting the winery last month and wrote about our recent new releases. Read the reviews
Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman at Great Northwest Wine gave our 2013 Lake Chelan Pinot Noir their highest rating of "Outstanding". Read the review
Hard Row to Hoe slayed it at the Savor Northwest wine awards that took place in March at Cannon Beach. Every submission won a medal in double-blind competition against the best wineries in the Pacific Northwest! The winning wines are: White Meritage (Gold), Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Tempranillo (Silver), Syrah and Viognier (Bronze).
With over 800 wineries in Washington, we are honored to have made the 'short list' of the top 60 wineries in the state for providing good wine and an exceptional experience! Read the article
Marji Morgan from Lines on Wines visited the winery and interviewed Hard Row to Hoe owners Don and Judy Phelps. Listen to them tell how the winery got its name and of their pursuit of Lake Chelan terroir. Lines on Wines
We are jumping up and down because of the results of the Seattle Wine Awards! Gold for Barbera, Rosè, Viognier; Silver for Syrah and Malbec. Double-gold for Chardonnay.
Delighted to be recommended as one of the best local wines by the Wenatchee World.
2012 Burning Desire Estate Cabernet Franc
If you're looking for a full-bodied red wine with some sex appeal, you'll find it in this luscious wine made from sustainably grown grapes near Manson. Buy here!
Thanks Kristin for the shout out!
The 2011 The Coquette is 100% Cinsault that spent 18 months in neutral French oak barrels. Semi-transparent in color, with a Pinot Noir-like bouquet of sweet kirsch and cherry fruit, loads of exotic spice, dried flowers and dried underbrush, it flows onto the palate with a medium-bodied, supple and sweetly fruited profile that shows juicy acidity on the finish. It should drink nicely for at least 3-5 years.
The 2012 Cabernet Franc Estate comes from estate vineyards and is made from 100% Cabernet Franc and aged 15 months in 50% new American oak.
Tasted out of barrel, it offers classic mint, eucalyptus, dark fruits and hints of minerality to go with a medium-bodied, supple, straightforward, yet nicely balanced profile on the palate. It should benefit from a year or two of bottle age, and drink well for 7-8 years, if not longer. Buy here!