Woodhouse Family Cellars Expands to Eastern Washington

Puget Sound Business Journal broke the news on July 4th — Woodhouse Family Cellars eyes Yakima for new wine facility. Here’s the first part of the article, written by PSBJ staff writer Heidi Dietrich: (A subscription is required to read the rest of the article online.)

“A boutique Woodinville winery is raising $4 million to set up shop in Eastern Washington.

Woodhouse Family Cellars wants to buy land and build production facilities and tasting rooms in the Rattlesnake Hills area near Yakima. The move will allow Woodhouse to begin separating its five wine label brands.

Currently, all brands — Darighe, Dussek, Maghee, Kennedy Shah and Hudson Shah — are made and promoted at the winery’s single facility in Woodinville.

Woodhouse owner Bijal Shah wants to create distinct facilities and tasting rooms. He plans to begin by building wineries for Dussek and Maghee on the new Rattlesnake Hills property.”

Regular readers of this blog know I’m a big fan of Woodhouse Family Cellars wine and am a member of their wine club. I’ve also mentioned that we consider Bijal and his family as our friends now.

Best of luck, Bijal!


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