November 21, 2008
My November 2 Taste column for The Seattle Times Pacific Northwest magazine described the exciting Lake Chelan wine region, which is up for American Viticultural Area (AVA) designation in early 2009. When this occurs, Lake Chelan will become Washington state’s 10th AVA. In the article, I cover the young region’s 14 wineries, and a bit about the people behind them.
Here’s a view off the patio at the beautiful Tsillan Cellars, the region’s largest (7,000 cases per year) winery. (Spencer Johnson Photo)