Dropped by Darby’s

1:05 pm Wine

There’s a new winery in Woodinville! Darby Winery recently opened its doors to a new tasting room at 19501 144th Ave NE. We stopped by on Sunday and enjoyed chatting with winemaker Darby English, in between pours on a busy Labor Day weekend.

We tasted both his 2006 “Le Deuce” Rousanne & Viognier blend ($22) and 2005 Destiny Ridge Syrah ($30). Regular readers know that I prefer red wines, particularly Bordeaux-style blends. Darby’s 2005 Destiny Ridge Syrah was made for my palate.

To complement his old-World style wines, Darby’s wine label is the color of parchment and contains a stamp and postal markings. And while his current offerings are small –he made 195 cases of Le Deuce and 212 cases of Destiny Ridge Syrah — he plans to triple the volume within three years to 1,200 cases.

Join Darby for his grand opening celebration on Sept. 22 from 5 – 9 p.m. at the new tasting room and welcome him to Woodinville. I hope to see you there.


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