77 Stage Road, Leavenworth, WA 98826
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“I founded Silvara Cellars in 2007. After completing the winemaking and viticulture program at UC Davis, I went straight to work in winery cellars, and found several mentors in some of Washington State’s top winemaking talents.  

 

“I learned a great deal of what I know from the supremely talented Craig Mitrakul, an alum of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Three Rivers Winery, and Ryan Patrick Vineyards, and picked up many tricks of the trade from Kendall Mix, formerly of Chateau Ste. Michelle, now at Wahluke Wine Co., and “one of Washington’s most talented winemakers,” according to Great Northwest Wine. 

 

“For our white wines, I’ve tapped consultant David Forsyth, a “top Washington winemaker” according to Wine Spectator, famous for his work at Hogue Cellars and Mercer Wine Estates. And for the reds, I work with Charlie Hoppes, a Seattle Magazine “Winemaker of the Year” who has produced a Spectator Top 100 wine. 

 

“Today, my sole focus is on crafting wines of pure varietal-character, typical of site, and above all, delicious with every sip.” 


— Gary Seidler, owner and winemaker

2017 Silvara Cellars Vintner's Reserve Red Blend
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Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, WA

Winemaker’s Notes: The pressure was on when winemaker Gary Seidler set out to create a Cabernet-based red blend that could carry a “Vintner's Reserve” title. After all, Cabernet blends make up some of the most coveted and collectible wines in the world, forming the backbone of the best releases from Bordeaux, Napa Valley, and Washington State. As it turns out, Columbia Valley’s Horse Heaven Hills was more than up to that challenge! From a fantastic 2017 harvest, this red’s melding of Cabernet’s structure and Merlot’s lush fruitiness makes for magnificent drinking.

Tasting Note: “​This classic Bordeaux-style blend proves that the top vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA are equal to the best of France Generous aromas of currants and cedar anchor hints of mocha and dried herbs, leading to a silky palate of brambly berries, currants, black raspberries, plums, dried herbs, and vanilla that roll across the tongue. The long, lively finish makes it perfect with food right now, but also promises several years of graceful cellar aging ahead.”

 

Technical Details:

Varieties:  60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot.

Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills AVA

Harvested: October 2017

Bottled: March 2019

Cases: 230

Alc: 13.8%

Price $28.00 / per bottle

2018 Silvara Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
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Red Mountain, WA

Winemaker’s Notes: Our goal with this 100% varietal Cabernet has always been to capture the regal nature of the variety that they call the “King of Red Grapes”—purity of expression, youthful fruitiness, ageworthy structure, food-friendliness, and an undeniable sense of the place where it was grown. And in 2018, our winemaker Gary nailed all of those elusive Cabernet markers.

Tasting Note: “The grapes harvested by our vineyard partners in 2018 were impeccable—pristine berries with a razor’s-edge balance of sweet fruitiness and tannic backbone. Ripe currants and flinty minerality practically vibrate alongside one another in the glass. Sweet tannins carry concentrated notes of currants, cassis, kirsch, cedar, star anise, cinnamon, charred sage, and pipe tobacco. It’s a magnificent Cab whether you prefer it youthfully exuberant, or can wait for it to fully mature. Beautiful now, this promises to be even better in a decade.”

 

Technical Details:

 

Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vineyards: 73% Shaw, 22% Taylor Mag, 5% Klipsun

Appellation: Red Mountain

Harvested:  October 2018

Aged: 17 Months  40% New French Oak 

Bottled: March 2021

Cases: 110

Alc: 14.55%

Price $42.00 / per bottle

2018 Silvara Cellars Malbec
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Columbia Valley, WA

Winemaker’s Notes: The wine world has justifiably fallen in love with Malbec, a grape so delicious that it skyrocketed Argentina’s entire wine industry to international fame. As much as we love those wines, we’ve never believed that Argentina should have a monopoly on this fantastic variety (it did originate in France, after all). Winemaker Gary Seidler searched for years before discovering small quantities of world-class Malbec growing right nearby in Columbia Valley.

Tasting Note: Dark purple in color, this Malbec has aromas of dark blackberry fruit and a subtle layer of creamy vanilla from the oak. Structured tannins combine with flavors of blackberry, vanilla and spice on the palate for a balanced, food friendly wine. It’s perfect on its own—especially with a very slight chill, which enhances the bright berry flavors—or paired up with grilled mushrooms, sausage, or game meats.”

 

Technical Details:

 

Varieties: 100% Malbec

Vineyards: Canyon Ranch 41% Skyfall 20% Willard 19% Weinbeau 8% Blue Mountain 6% Roosevelt 6% 

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Harvested:  October ,November 2018

Aged: 9 Months  24% New french Oak

Bottled: July 2019 

Cases: 315

Alc: 12.9%

Price $32.00 / per bottle

2018 Silvara Cellars Woodland Goddess Red Blend
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Horse Heaven Hills

Columbia Valley, WA

 

Winemaker’s Notes: After a successful career creating, running, and selling a few businesses, our winemaker Gary Seidler set out on his greatest adventure: heading north to Washington State, determined to one day craft a red wine that could compete with the world’s best, while expressing the majesty and authenticity of the Pacific Northwest that inspired him. The result was Woodland Goddess—the culmination of Gary’s dream, consistently our most popular offering, and the wine that started it all for Silvara Cellars!

Tasting Note: “This is a ripe, generous Cab-based blend from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA that bursts with exuberant aromas of plums, black raspberries, cedar, and sweet spices like clove, allspice, cinnamon. Sip after sip, iit delivers a plush, velvety palate with flavors of ripe mountain berries, blackberry coulis, figs,, vanilla, and cardamom. Power and elegance rarely co-exist so seamlessly.”


 

Technical Details:

Varieties: 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 12% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot

Appellation: Columbia Valley AVA, Horse Heaven Hills

Harvested: September October 2018

Aged: 17 Months in 33% New French oak

Bottled: April 2020

Cases: 500

Alc: 14.5%

Price $38.00 / per bottle

2018 Silvara Cellars Carménère
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Yakima Valley, WA

 

Winemaker’s Notes: Our 2018 Carménère shows just how remarkable this grape variety—which has wowed the world since being adopted as the signature red grape in Chile—can be here in Washington State. We’ve sourced our fruit entirely from the renowned Canyon Vineyard Ranch in the Yakima Valley AVA, adding just a dollop of Petit Verdot and aging it for 22 months in about one-third new American oak barrels.

Tasting Note: “This is the height of elegance for Carménère, with ripe apples, plums, and floral notes intertwined with herbal and meaty nuances. Because of the impeccable subtlety of the tannins, this is a red that’s just at home alongside seafood as it is rich with beef and game dishes. In other words, it’s perfect for Springtime!”

 

Technical Details:

 

Varieties: 99% Carmenere, 1% Petit Verdot

Vineyards: 100% Canyon Vineyard Ranch 

Appellation: Yakima Valley AVA

Harvested: October 2018

Aged: 22 Months in 35% new American oak. 

Bottled: June 2020

Cases: 268

Alc: 12.07%

Price $42.00/ per bottle

Price $65.00 / per bottle

2018 Silvara Cellars Syrah
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The Rocks District

Walla Walla Valley, WA

 

Winemaker’s Notes: Our 2018 Syrah is sourced from Washington’s Rocks District, a unique growing region that Wine Spectator has called “The most distinctive AVA in the United States….making some of the greatest wines in America.” While it may be small (under 6 square miles), the Rocks District makes up for its lack of size in its incredibly unique expression of Syrah, which grows in an ancient unique alluvial fan that formed at the base of the Blue Mountains and is rich in Freewater soils and large basalt rocks, yielding to stunningly balanced, elegant vine fruit.

Tasting Note: “The aromatics are so complex and interesting that you may forget to taste the wine! The palate defines elegance and finesse, with refined structure, crisp acidity, and well-delineated notes of black plum, framboise, truffle, forest floor, and black olives. The long finish resolves with savory notes of truffle, white pepper, and stony minerality.”


 

Technical Details:

 

Varieties: 100% Syrah

Vineyards: 100% Navavane Vineyard, Rocks District. 

Appellation: Rocks District of Milton Freewater AVA

Harvested: September 2018

Aged: Aged 22 months in 40% new French oak.

Bottled: August 2020

Cases: 268

Alc: 14.75%