Vessel Wines, which produces three kegged wines for use on tap, has moved from Shoreline to a new 11,000-square foot facility in Woodinville’s Warehouse District and will host a grand opening April 4.
“We needed to expand in a big way, and the first step was to move to Woodinville,” said Lisa Haynes, marketing director for the company. “Our facility is over 11,000 square feet, with production downstairs and a quite nice tasting room upstairs.”
The grand opening will feature a private tasting for industry representatives at 2 p.m. April 4, and will be open to the public from 5-8 p.m.
Vessel Wines kegs three varieties, a Syrah-Cabernet blend, a Merlot-Cab blend and a Chardonnay. All of the wines are from grapes grown in the Wahluke Slope AVA of Grant County in Central Washington.
Relatively new on the wine scene, at least in a major way, kegging offers several advantages. Bottles and corks are not used -- and thus wasted over time -- and wines cannot oxidize due to cork failure. Kegged wines are served primarily in restaurants, hotels and cruise ships.
“In order to preserve the wine, we keg it immediately,” said Haynes. “We buy in mass quantities, so we can buy at a good price point.”
Vessel Wines opened its new ground-floor production area late last year, and is now in the process of moving its offices and opening the tasting room. It is at 19405 144th Avenue NE.
To learn more about the company, see its Facebook page by clicking here.