Swiftwater Cellars

About

Our winemakers represent a legacy of wine ensuring the highest quality wines are produced at Swift water Cellars. Our team approach is to produce very supple, flavorful wines of distinction.

Location Description

Swiftwater Cellars is nestled on the historic Roslyn No. 9 Coal Mine in the heart of the Cascade Mountains.

Features

  • Washington's Ultimate Destination Winery.

Additional Information

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Average Bottle Price

$ 51.00

History

Don and Lori Watts began their agricultural business in 1977, and grew it into a business with multiple divisions that managed over 20,000 acres of farmland and 500 employees. An unwavering commitment to quality and customer service made their venture a success, and they bring that same level of commitment to Swiftwater Cellars.

Being a family-run business, the Watts family has always treated employees like family members, and the same is true here with the ever-growing Swiftwater Family. Their two older sons, Donnie & Derek, along with Donnie's wife, Meghan are also a part of the day-to-day activities at the winery and restaurant and lend a hand wherever needed.

In the Swiftwater Cellars forecourt you may notice a few tiny handprints in one of the sidewalk panels honoring the birth of the newest Watts family member, Sofia Grace—daughter of Donnie and Meghan. Along with being the official greeter at the winery, she is a constant reminder that, at the end of the day, what matters most is family.

Awards

2010 Swiftwater Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

91 pts -- Wine Spectator (November 15, 2013)

2010 Swiftwater Cellars Proprietary Red

Top 100 Washington Wines -- Seattle Met Magazine, 2014
Gold Medal -- 2014 Seattle Wine Awrds
Gold Medal -- 2014 Sunset Magazine International Wine Awards

2009 Swiftwater Cellars Proprietary Red

90 pts -- Wine Spectator (November 15, 2013)
92 pts -- Exact Wine (April 9, 2014)
Double Gold -- San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (January 10, 2014)

2008 Swiftwater Cellars Proprietary Red

91 pts. -- Wine Spectator (November 30, 2012)
Gold Medal -- 2012 Seattle Wine Awards
Double Gold -- 2013 SavorNW Wine Awards
Gold Medal -- 2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition

2011 Zephyr Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Double Gold -- 2014 Seattle Wine Awards

2010 Swiftwater Cellars Syrah

Gold -- 2013 Seattle Wine Awards

2011 Swiftwater Cellars Syrah

90 pts -- Wine Enthusiast (December 2014, Best of the Year Issue)
Double Gold -- 2014 Swattle Wine Awards

2010 Swiftwater Cellars Malbec

Best of Class -- San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (January 10, 2014)

2011 Swiftwater Cellars Malbec
Gold Medal -- 2014 Seattle Wine Awards
Gold Medal -- 2014 Sunset Magazine International Wine Awards

2009 Swiftwater Cellars Pinot Noir

Gold -- 2013 SavorNW Wine Awards

2010 Swiftwater Cellars Pinot Noir

Double Gold -- Great Northwest Wine Competition (2014)
Gold -- San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (January 10, 2014)

2011 Swiftwater Cellars Chardonnay

91 pts -- Wine Spectator (November 15, 2013)

2013 Swiftwater Cellars No. 9 Riesling

Gold Medal - 2014 International Women's Wine Competition

2012 Swiftwater Cellars No. 9 Riesling

Best of Class AND Overall Top Dry Riesling -- San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (January 10, 2014)

2011 Swiftwater Cellars No. 9 Riesling

90 pts. -- Wine Spectator (November 30, 2012)
90 pts. -- Wine Enthusiast (December 2012)

2010 Swiftwater Cellars No. 9 Riesling

Gold -- 2011 Riverside International Wine Competition

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Hours

Wednesday - Sunday: Noon - Close

Address

301 Rope Rider Drive
Cle Elum, Washington 98922
United States

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