Chances are that if you love Washington wine you’ve had the Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red Blend. This eight grape blend is predominately Merlot, Cab and Syrah and is continually getting solid scores. The wine was recently selected by Seattle Magazine as a “Best Blend under $20” – we couldn’t agree more! This wine, and five other Tamarack Cellars wines are part of our October Featured Winery of the Month selections.

Tamarack Cellars is located in Walla Walla, WA. When you visit the winery, you won’t find a fancy chateau. Instead you’ll find yourself immersed in the everyday workings of a family-owned winery, racking, blending and bottling wine, in a renovated firehouse located in a World War II Army Air Base.

Founded in 1998 by Ron and Jamie Coleman, Tamarack’s first vintage consisted of 300 cases of Merlot. The goal was to make elegant, balanced, delicious wines and offer them at a fair price. Years later, and now up to 20,000 cases each year, the focus remains the same. Tamarack Cellars hand-crafts consistently outstanding wines for a great price. With accolades like 2009 Wine and Spirit “Winery of the Year” and dozens of award winning wines, you will certainly enjoy Tamarack.

We hope you will make your way down to Nectar this month for a featured winery tasting. $5 of your tasting fee is credited back with a bottle purchase. Pick up a trusted favorite and discover something new.