Westport Winery is delighted to announce the release of a new vintage of
Nirvana. This is the winery's first blend of Grenache, Syrah and
Moudvedre, known as a GSM. The special combination is incredibly popular
right now among wine enthusiasts. Director of
Winemaking Dana Roberts said, "All three of these grapes were harvested
at Joe Hattrup's vineyards in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA. Our family
waited years to have the opportunity to work with Joe who owns both
Sugarloaf and Elephant Mountain Vineyards. Based
on the awards we are garnering we believe it was a well-founded
There is more good news for fans of the winery's special raspberry
chocolate wine, Red Sky at Night. General manager Carrie Roberts said,
"We have been sold out of this label for several months. Just like with
our other wines each new vintage differs in characteristics.
This is probably my favorite Red Sky."
Last weekend the Roberts family also released their MV (motor vessel)
wines named Argonaut, Endeavor and Nomad. These are reserve Cabernet
Sauvignons from Conner-Lee, Elephant Mountain, and Discovery Vineyards,
respectively. Known as barrel select, vineyard
designates, the winery samples these exclusively in side-by-side
tastings in three different versions.
Side By Side Sampling
Daily in the tasting room at Westport Winery Garden Resort.
Three tastes of reserve wines plus Charterboat Chick $10 ($5 wine club members).
Gold Tasting Experience
Sunday, June 9, July 14 or August 11 at 3pm.
half glasses of reserve wines plus next vintage barrel tasting paired
with cheeses from Washington State University’s creamery and a free
Sauvignon wine glass in the Barrel Room $35 with Dana Roberts.
Long Table Feast
Sunday, September 1, October 13 or November 10 at 5pm.
gourmet dinner with winemaker Dana Roberts, four half glasses of
Cabernet Sauvignon and a free Cabernet Sauvignon wine glass for $65.
What’s In A Name?
three new reserve wines are named MV for Motor Vessel. Each of the
names after the MV are in honor of Blain Roberts’ boats from when he
Divers. The MV Argonaut was his first boat. MV Nomad was the third
boat. And MV Endeavor was the boat he built at Westport Shipyard when he
met Kim Irving, later to become his wife and business partner.
Reservations for the Gold Tasting Experience and the Long Table Feast can be made by calling 360-648-2224.