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1 month 16 hours ago

We were so happy to host our wine club members and their guests at our Out-Of-Line Vineyard Party, celebrating the end of summer and beginning of harvest season! Thank you to everyone who came out, we thoroughly enjoyed your company and couldn't have asked for better evening to share with you.

Now, on to Harvest 2019!

1 month 17 hours ago

Come enjoy an evening of good food, good wine, and good company! Chef Logan has expertly paired wines from Hightower Cellars with a custom, multi course menu. Tim and Kelly Hightower, co-winemakers and co-owners of Hightower Cellars, will be there to talk about the wines and the story of what brought them to Red Mountain. We’re looking forward to sharing this event with you, make your reservations by calling At Michele’s today!

2 months 1 day ago

It's Washington Wine Month! For the rest of the month, we will be celebrating by offering our 2014 Hightower Red Mountain Estate wine for 25% off a purchase of three or more bottles.

Cheers to the new epicenter of wine!

3 months 1 week ago

The results from the April tasting at JamesSuckling.com are in, and we're excited to say that our 2015 Hightower Red Mountain Reserve earned 93pts, 2015 Hightower Cabernet Sauvignon earned 91pts, and our 2015 Hightower Merlot earned 90pts! The full reviews are hosted HERE, and we have included the text below.

 

2015 Hightower Reserve: "There’s a sense of polish and depth here with ripe dark cherries and chocolate on the nose. The palate is smoothly arranged in a long, fresh style that offers a wealth of potential. A blend of 86% cabernet sauvignon and 14% malbec. Drink or hold." 93pts

2015 Hightower Cabernet Sauvignon: "A very ripe and somewhat earthy nose with rich dark-berry and plum-cake aromas that lead to a cassis-flavored palate that has long, succulent fruit presence. A blend of 85% cabernet sauvignon 8% malbec and 7% cabernet franc. Drink in the next six years." 91pts

2015 Hightower Merlot: "A brambly array of redcurrants, cassis and poached red plums, laced with herbal, sappy notes. The palate has a smooth array of fine, supple tannins that are riper through the finish. 91% merlot and 9% cabernet sauvignon. Drink in the next five years." 90 pts

 

Don't already have these wines at home? We've got you covered! All three of these wines are available to taste and purchase at the tasting room.

4 months 1 week ago

The Vino-Sphere blog just published a wonderful review of their recent visit to Red Mountain and spoke highly of our wines here at Hightower Cellars! We really enjoyed hosting them at the winery and are glad they enjoyed our wines. Our favorite mention from the post:

"The 2015 Red Mountain Reserve is made with the best barrels from the vintage. It is unfiltered and unfined and gets aging in mostly new oak. The Reserve has 14% Malbec, which adds refinement to the concentrated flavors of the Red Mountain Cab. It has swirls of black currant, wild cherry, cocoa and oak. At $55, this was one of the top wines tasted during our recent tour of Washington."

- Dave Nershi, CSW

The Murray Rosé, Murray Cabernet Sauvignon, and Hightower Merlot were also favorably mentioned. Our neighbors at Kiona got a great feature about their Lemberger and Chenin Blanc, as well, which are a significant part of the history of Red Mountain as a wine growing region.

 

Cheers!

5 months 1 week ago

The 2019 Paella Party was a great success, pairing delicious food and wine with good conversation and gorgeous weather! Wine club members from across the state joined us, inlcuding some who "dropped by" on their way home from vacation in Ashland, OR. (Whats 8 or 9 hours when paella is involved?) Chefs Frank and Tricia Magaña put together a fantastic meal, from the robust paella all the way down to the bite-sized chocolate and honey brittle dessert. Join us next year for your chance at tasting their work!

 

Cheers!

5 months 2 weeks ago

Jeb Dunnuck recently reviewed several Hightower Wines and we are thrilled to announce that both the 2015 Hightower Reserve and 2014 Hightower Estate wines received 90 point ratings! Our 2015 Hightower Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Hightower Merlot, and 2015 Murray Syrah were also reviewed, head to our Acclaim section to see what he loved about them!

 

6 months 1 week ago

The 2018 vintage of Murray Rosé was released in style with friends old and new! The cherry trees blossomed just in time to give us appropriately colored decor, and the weather allowed us to sip wine on the patio.

 

Join us at the winery to taste the 2018 Murray Rosé, or purchase it online now!

6 months 1 week ago

The March 2019 issue of The International Wine Review is titled "The Wines of Washington State Revisited" and featured wonderful coverage of our collective progress as an industry since the last Washington-focused issue in 2013. In this issue, Hightower Cellars was named as one of the top Cabernet Sauvignon producers! We are proud to be among such esteemed company as Force Majeure, DeLille Cellars, and Leonetti Cellars.

We also received 90+ reviews on four wines from our 2015 vintage!

  • Hightower Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain 91
  • Hightower Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Red Mountain 92
  • Hightower Cellars 2015 Estate Red Red Mountain 90
  • Hightower Cellars 2015 Syrah Murray Vineyard Red Mountain 91

Wine Club members are receiving our 2015 Reserve and 2015 Cab Sauvignon in their Spring shipments and the 2015 Estate will be released later this year.

8 months 3 weeks ago

We are thrilled to announce that we have been named Compass Wines' 2018 Winery of the Year!

"I have been selling Tim and Kelly’s wines since the very first vintage, in the late 1990’s, before this shop was even here. They make this list just about every year, and had three wines nominated this time, so it is a no-brainer to put them to the head of the class for 2018. Bravo to one of the pioneers of Red Mountain and master of Merlot!"

-Doug Charles

Official Compass Wines announcement here.

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