The Mark Wine News The Mark Wine News - 10th Anniversary Issue - Page 11

The Mark Wine Camp invades Jet City, Charles Smith’s urban winery in Georgetown, Seattle their private residence and winery with their very limited Rosé. After toasting the magnificent view of Red Mountain we headed inside for a lovely lunch of Duck Confit Cassoulet paired with the line-up of Delille and Upchurch wines. After lunch we headed across the road to Goose Ridge Vineyards and Winery. Family members Molly (Monson) Stutesman, Taylor Monson and winemaker Andrew Wilson gave us the VIP tour of the winery and the breathtaking estate vineyards. Goose Ridge and the Monson family Looking into the tasting room at Jet City 10 th ANNIVERSARY produces estate grown wines under the Goose Ridge, G3, StoneCap and Tall Sage labels. They are known for being exceptional values and have garnered much critical acclaim over the years. Dave and Brenda Hatcher with Charles Smith in his private cellar The next morning it was off to Walla Walla for a one of a kind visit to the original K Vintner’s Tasting Room at Charles Smith’s private residence. And what a treat it was. Charles welcomed us with a few bottles of his personal wine collection and then took us on a tour of the vineyards. From there we headed into the K Vintner’s tasting room and cellar where he popped open Greg Carlson (Top Golf Ssenior Director of Food