News

1 month 6 days ago

Our first ever End of Summer Barbecue was a big success! With Porter's Real Barbecue, the Skyler Mendell Quartet, a beautiful summer sunset, and plenty of wine, we couldn't have asked for a better Labor Day weekend party. Thank you to everyone who came out to the winery and helped celebrate the end of summer with us!

2 months 3 days ago

Reviewing our newest release, The Wine Advocate wrote, "Revealing aromas of dark fruit, pungent cracked pepper, and black olive, the 2015 Murray Syrah is supple, juicy, and medium-bodied, with considerable flavor and character."

4 months 1 week ago

Internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling recently conducted a tasting of Washington State wines, including 5 Hightower and 1 Murray wine. He seems to have liked what he saw (or rather, tasted):

  • 2014 Hightower Reserve           93 Points
  • 2015 Hightower Petit Verdot      92 Points
  • 2015 Hightower Malbec             90 Points
  • 2014 Hightower Cab Sauv         91 Points 

The four wines above were recent wine club releases. We are sold out of the Reserve and the Malbec, but do have some Cabernet and a couple cases of the Petit Verdot left.

5 months 2 weeks ago

Our 2014 Hightower Cabernet Sauvignon took a Double Gold at 2018 Seattle Wine Awards in April! The 2014 Murray Cuvée and 2015 Murray Cabernet Sauvignon took Golds as well. For more information about the Seattle Wine Awards, go to seattlewineawards.tastenw.com.

6 months 3 days ago

Both our 2014 Hightower Cabernet Sauvignon and 2015 Murray Cabernet Sauvignon won gold medals in the 2018 Cascadia International Wine Competition, with our Hightower Cab Sauv winning a double gold! Thank you to Great Northwest Wine! For more information about the competition, go to greatnorthwestwine.com.

6 months 2 weeks ago
We've released our 2017 Murray Rosé! Thank you so much to everyone who helped us celebrate this Saturday!
 
8 months 1 day ago

We're proud to announce that we're rolling out new wine clubs! These new clubs will provide our members with more wine options, while still including the same great benefits of membership. Existing wine club members will have the option to remain in their current club.

8 months 4 days ago

Compass Wines, one of the best wine shops in the US, included our 2013 Red Mountain Merlot in their list of 2017's top 10 red wines in their yearly newsletter. Calling the wine a "slam dunk," we can't help but agree!

1 year 1 month ago

Hey, here's an idea: let's make wine! And what a great idea it was! Here we are, celebrating 20 years! The winery is almost old enough to drink! When we think about all that we have created and experienced - starting a winery in Woodinville, buying land on Red Mountain, moving the winery to Red Mountain, planting an estate vineyard, and remodeling and expanding the winery (twice) - we are humbled. We have been part of developing the rapidly expanding Washington WIne Industry and Red Mountain Community. (When we started, we were about the 100th winery in the state. There are now over 900!) It has definitely been a full twenty years; full indeed of love, laughter, and many challenges. But of all that we have learned and accomplished, the very best part has been making great wine for our very dear customers. Here is to the next 20 years!

1 year 4 months ago

As we are gearing up to celebrate the winery's 20th anniversary this fall, we want to invite you to join in the fun--send us your favorite memory of Hightower Cellars, be it opening a bottle for a birthday, attending a party, or a fun visit to the tasting room--what is the moment you realized you loved Hightower Cellars? Share your story be emailing it to cydney@hightowercellars.com, and it could be featured in our 20th anniversary celebrations!

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