Sparkman Cellars Opens New Destination Winery
In Woodinville’s former Red Hook Brewery Building
Sparkman Cellars, an award-winning, family owned and operated Washington State winery, has announced the completion of its destination winery at the former Redhook Brewery property in Woodinville, WA. The winery is located in Woodinville’s Hollywood District at 14300 NE 145th St., Suite 102.
“We feel privileged to be part of the group that is bringing this historic place back to life for our Woodinville community,” said Kelly Sparkman. “We are very excited about this next chapter in the Sparkman Cellars story.”
Its winemaking operations, tasting room and event spaces are now housed in 30,000 square feet on the newly remodeled Old Redhook Brewery campus, joining esteemed neighbor DeLille Cellars. Sparkman Cellars recently closed its tasting room in the Hollywood Hills Tourist District, and late last year it closed its Woodinville Warehouse District location to focus on the new destination.
Just 30 minutes northeast of Seattle, Woodinville continues to expand its winemaking and wine tasting offerings. With more than 120 wineries and tasting rooms to date, Woodinville is a must-stop destination for food and wine enthusiasts.
Sparkman Cellars’ new location at the Old Redhook Brewery includes an intimate tasting room, two smaller private event rooms, a wraparound 5,000-square-foot outdoor patio with fire pits, a grand event hall with vaulted ceiling, and an expanded production facility. Additional features include:
- Exclusive Wine Club member experiences
- Retail/event space of 10,000 square feet with catering prep facilities
- Multiple flight offerings
- Library and reserve tastings
- Private barrel experiences
- Educational seminars
- Live music
- Small bites
“As the former Chairman of the Washington State Wine Commission Board of Directors, Chris Sparkman has been an integral part of our industry’s growth,” said Steve Warner, President of the Washington State Wine Commission. “When Chris and Kelly founded Sparkman Cellars in 2004 there were fewer than 200 wineries in Washington, and now there are over 1,000. We love to see Washington wineries grow and expand, and Sparkman Cellars is just one of our wonderful success stories. We wish them many more vintages ahead.”
Sparkman Cellars is known for world-class wines. Since its 2004 launch, it has grown production to 12,000 cases annually with nationwide distribution, although it still thrives on a heavily-weighted, direct-to-consumer following.
“Even though we have built the winery beyond our original plans, Sparkman Cellars remains a close-knit family culture that delivers tasty wines through warm, authentic hospitality. That will not change,” said Chris Sparkman.
Because of Covid-19 restrictions prohibiting indoor wine tasting, Sparkman Cellars is currently serving wine flights outside of the main structure in a 2,000-square-foot tent. Tasting room reservations are currently available from Friday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with 75-minute tasting slots by online reservation at www.sparkmancellars.com or by calling (425) 398-1045. Hours will expand as safety precautions allow.
About Sparkman Cellars
Founded in 2004 by Chris and Kelly Sparkman, Sparkman Cellars has been named a Wine Spectator Rising Star, Wine Enthusiast Cult Winery and Wine & Spirits Top 100 Winery in the World. Its 2013 Holler Cabernet Sauvignon was ranked #21 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100.
Acclaimed winemaker and wine educator Linn Scott joined Sparkman Cellars for the 2010 harvest and was named head winemaker in 2012. The wines are made from grapes of some of the most sought-after vineyards in Washington, including such icons as Boushey, Ciel du Cheval, Kiona, Klipsun, Olsen, Red Willow and Sagemoor. The winery has produced more than 100 wines with scores of 90 points or better from major industry media.