According to a recent permit filing, Sleight of Hand Cellars will open a new location in Woodinville, located at 14450 Redmond-Woodinville Rd Unit C STE 105-B.
A representative of Sleight of Hand Cellars was not immediately available for commentary upon What Now Seattle’s request.
While an official opening date has yet to be confirmed, in 2007, Trey Busch, along with Jerry and Sandy Solomon, embarked on a vinous journey that was described to be all about passion, world-class wines, and having an absolute blast.
The creators of Sleight of Hand Cellars have a deep-seated love for exceptional wines from around the globe and an equally fiery passion for music. This love for both wine and music became the guiding star of their venture.
Though the winery is considered to be relatively young, operating for just over a dozen years, it has quickly gained recognition and acclaim. Sleight of Hand Cellars was recognized as one of “The Next Generation” wineries to watch in Washington State. Seattle Magazine also named it one of “The Next Cult Wineries,” and Wine Spectator has featured the winery on multiple occasions. Notably, Sleight of Hand Cellars earned a coveted spot in the 2018 Wine Spectator Top 100 for its exceptional Levitation Syrah.
Driven by their rapid success and accolades, the team decided to make a significant move in 2011. They transitioned from a storefront location to their current estate in southern Walla Walla, Washington. Here, they could fully concentrate on their mission of producing world-class wines. This move also allowed them to work with a blend of estate and non-estate vineyards, tapping into some of the finest vineyard sites in Washington State.
After acquiring their current property, Sleight of Hand Cellars constructed a tasting room and production facility. In 2014, they expanded further, breaking ground on a second barrel room. The aim was to not only accommodate their growing production but also to create additional space for innovation and experimentation.
In 2018, the winery crushed a remarkable 164 tons of fruit, and their production is expected to reach nearly 10,000 cases, maxing out their current facility. Fuelled by their increasing production and their love for sharing their wines, the team opened a tasting room in Seattle’s SODO area in 2016.
Their tasting rooms offer an experience that every wine and music enthusiast should savor with over 2,000 albums spanning various musical genres and turntables spinning vinyl. Seattle’s KEXP radio station typically plays in the production facility, according to the company website.