Auction of Washington Wines Announces Chris Gorman as 2019 Honorary Vintner
The Auction of Washington Wines (AWW), Washington state’s only nonprofit wine event that has been around for 32 years, today recognized Chris Gorman of Gorman Winery as its 2019 Honorary Vintner and Scott Williams of Kiona Vineyards as its 2019 Honorary Grower.
The individuals were selected because they exemplify leadership in the industry and have made significant contributions to the Washington wine community. These honorary positions are peer-nominated and reserved for leaders who deeply invest in and positively impact the Washington state wine community.
Interview with Lines on Wines
Dr. Marji Morgan talks with winemakers about the history and stories behind our wonderful Washington wines. These half-hour interviews offer a wealth of information on unique and award winning Washington wines, the wine making process, and how the guts, dedication and amazing creativity of our Washington winemakers and grape growers turned high desert lands full of sagebrush and rattlesnakes into world-class vineyards.
She took the time to interview our Head Winemaker / Founder, Chris Gorman, on wine-making philosophy, music, and a bit of history of our region.
The interview is available online at the Lines on Wines site.
Winter Tasting Room Hours
The Hollywood Tasting Room is now operating on Winter hours. Enjoy glass pours specials on these cool evenings.
Monday – Thursday: Noon – 7pm
Friday – Saturday: Noon – 9pm
Live Music 7 – 9 pm: Happy Hours 6-9PM. (Glass pours and Bottle Purchases Only. No Tasting Flights, Industry/Trade or Passport program tastings after 6PM.)
Sunday: Noon – 6pm
Our Warehouse Winery Tasting Room located in the Warehouse District of Woodinville will be closed for a private event on Saturday & Sunday December 8&9. We will not be open to the public these days.
Zachary’s Ladder 2014 Makes Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines
Zachary’s Ladder 2014 was ranked #68 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2017.
“Rich yet densely structured, with expressive black cherry and blueberry fruit, accented by smoky licorice and finishing with big but refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Best from 2019 through 2025. 600 cases made.”
-Tim Fish, The Wine Spectator
Join the Gorman Army for access to upcoming vintages >>
The Devils are Back in Town
These infamous blends are back in time for summer.
They’re pleased to meet you! Don’t you know their names?
The Devil You Know is our Bordeaux style wine aged in French oak; its counterpart, The Devil You Don’t Know, is a blend of Rhone varieties and aged in new American oak.
We also have the Old Scratch Cabernet Sauvignon, off Red Mountain.
All three wines are taking over our tasting rooms from June 5th – June 18th. Swing by to give them a try!
You can find our more about them on our wines page, or visit the store to purchase.
Gorman World Headquarters Opens its Doors
It’s finally happened. We’ve opened our production cellar for tastings.
We’re pouring our favorite Gorman reds every weekend along with a selection of Chardonnays from Ashan Cellars.
Come by for a tasting:
Saturday & Sundays: Noon – 5PM
19501 144th Ave NE #C500
Woodinville, WA 98072
Closures: Easter Sunday
Introducing: The Sleeping Giant
A brand new addition to the Gorman Winery lineup:
The Sleeping Giant is 100% Syrah from Boushey Vineyard. It’s dark, and brooding. Production was very limited, and we expect this wine to sell out fast.
Varietal: 100% Syrah
Vineyard: Boushey Vineyard
Appelation: Yakima Valley
Barrels: Aged 19 months in French oak
Cases made: 150
Price: $75. Buy »
MSN visits Gorman Winery
Chris Cashman and the MSN “Business on Main” team visited Gorman Winery to interview and shadow Chris Gorman for a day. The video spotlights his entrepreneurial efforts in the wine business.
View the video here.
Spectator’s Top Wines in WA
Gorman Winery snags two spots (Evil Twin, 95 and Albatross, 95) out of just 15 on Harvey Steiman’s list of top recommended wines in Washington state. Click here to view the article.
Tourist District Lease Signed
Gorman Winery tasting room in Woodinville’s southern Tourist District is open. Come visit us and taste what we do… Details.
Mike Metheny Leaves the Winery
Just before harvest 2011, Mike Metheny joined Gorman Winery. He recently left the corporate world to pursue winemaking, acquiring certificates in Enology, Viticulture, and Wine Marketing, adding to his extensive intern and volunteer history in this industry. Mike has left day to day operations at Gorman Winery to return to the high tech world shortly before our 2012 Harvest… He’ll be back…
Chris Gorman: Iron Vintner
2011 Iron Vintner, Chris Gorman, wows judges with butter sous vide centercut beef tenderloin to win the competition. “I gained ten pounds and bragging rights over my winemaking buddies, all for an amazing cause,” he reflects. We even auctioned off a leftover tenderloin sandwich after the challenge for over $200, contributing to the $50,000 raised for Little Bit from the Iron Vintner Challenge.
Iron Vintner Round One
Chris Gorman wins Round 1 of the Iron Vintner Challenge at Willows Lodge with hand crafted tacos to start, and pan-seared pork belly, wasabi grits, fried taro root and a Booker’s bourbon sauce. Judges reviewed these dishes alongside the Pixie, Big Sissy, and Evil Twin. Next up: Round 2!
Canned Food Drive Success
Gorman Winery fans have showed continuous support and generosity at our past two canned food drives. Our August event requested only 5 cans as admission, and after three hours, around 6,000 cans were donated to the Maltby Food Bank. Thank you for your continued support, and please stay tuned for our 2012 events…
Mugs in Wine Spectator
We got our mugs in Wine Spectator. “Chris Gorman, Mark McNeilly and Chris Sparkman are among the rising stars in Woodinville, where Washington vintners pursue their craft in convenient proximity to Seattle.” -Wine Spectator