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Nov 22 2018

Feeling Thankful

A personal message from our partners for the holiday season

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Nov 11 2018

2015 Sestina makes the list of Top Cellar Selections by Wine Enthusiast

We are thrilled and humbled to share the news that our 2015 Sestina left bank Bordeaux style blend has been included in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2018.

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Oct 3 2018

A Trip to the Vineyards with Avennia - Part I

Back in August before the hustle of harvest began, we wanted to offer a special experience to all of our hard-working, knowledgeable, talented, and engaging staff who operate and manage our busy Woodinville Tasting Room. So, we closed shop for 2 days, rented a minivan, stocked up on car snacks, and …. road trip! We wanted to share the experience with all of you here.

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Sep 19 2018

Announcing... Red Mountain Elevated

Marty and Chris are embarking on a new wine journey. Read the full Press Release here.

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Aug 16 2018

Drink or Hold? A Note from our Winemaker, Chris Peterson

A Retrospective Tasting and a new Drink/Hold Chart for Avennia Collectors

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Jun 29 2018

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Review of Washington State

In April, the Washington State wine community hosted William Kelley, the newest addition to the team of wine reviewers at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Over a 5 day visit to WA state, followed by additional tastings at his office, Kelley tasted 350-400 wines for his first complete regional report, focusing on the 2015 and 2016 vintages from Washington. Avennia received high marks.

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Apr 5 2018

High Scores for the Avennia 2015 Vintage

Aerospace engineer turned wine writer, Jeb Dunnuck, has been a well-respected and independent positive voice for Washington wines for years. Our winemaker Chris Peterson first met Jeb back in the 2000s while at DeLille and they hit it off. Then shortly after Avennia's inaugural wine release in 2012, Jeb joined Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and reviewed our wines each year. As the most prolific wine writer for the Advocate from 2013 to 2017, Parker once described Jeb as a "younger version of himself". Year after year, his positive and enthusiastic reception of our wines has been encouraging.

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Apr 2 2018

Introducing: 2015 Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Franc

At long last, we are excited to share the news with you today; there is a new member in the Avennia collection. Introducing, the 2015 Avennia Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Franc.

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Apr 2 2018

Library Event and Spring Release

Thank you to all our members, customers, and fans who came out on Saturday afternoon to help us celebrate the release of our two flagship2015 Bordeaux-style reds!

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Nov 21 2017

Giving Thanks

As harvest winds down and we head into the final month of 2017, we pause to send you a short note, expressing our sincere gratitude for your loyalty and support.

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Sep 13 2017

Pig Roast with Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Wow - what a fantastic evening we had last Saturday night. Thanks to everyone who had the opportunity to attend our sold out Pig Roast and Syrah Celebration. It was a terrific gathering of awesome friends, great wine, and amazing food.

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Jul 25 2017

Winemaker of the Year!

Yesterday, the 12th Annual Seattle Magazine Washington Wine Awards were announced. Avennia's own Chris Peterson has been named Winemaker of the Year! Considered a high honor in our ever-growing WA wine community and judged by a panel of industry professionals, this title is "awarded to a winemaker who is known for the quality of his or her winemaking, contributions to the winemaking community, and for helping put Washington wines on the national stage." Congratulations, Chris!

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Jun 30 2017

97 points - Red Willow Cabernet Sauvignon - our highest score yet

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate recently published its annual comprehensive survey of Washington wines, authored by Jeb Dunnuck, and we are proud and humbled to announce that all ten wines we submitted from our 2014 vintage scored 92 points or higher. We are particularly thrilled that a few of our wines scored among the highest in the state!

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