11616 E Montgomery Dr
Spokane, WA 99206
At Nodland Cellars, the wine making process is traditional as well with every step of the process being done by hand. Nodland Cellars views wine as liquid art and create the blend of these grapes like music, where each individual variety must play off the other with producing a finished composition you can taste.
This comes as no surprise as owners and wine makers Tim and Tracy Nodland began making wine in 1999 as artists. Tracy paints with oils and Tim is a jazz musician . Tim can't paint and Tracy can't sing a note but wine making was art where they could produce together. After awards and recognition for their combined masterpieces, the Nodland's took the step to share their collaboration in 2005 by going commercial. The Nodland winery is more like an artist's studio where grapes are turned into drinkable art and the editions are very limited. The Tasting Room is open Saturdays 12-4pm until sold out. For other tasting times please call.
Most European Wineries produce just one red and one white. Nodland Cellars follows that tradition by featuring just one red, simply entitled the Nodland Cellar's Private Blend and one white, called Bebop.
The Private Blend is a unique variety contains large percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc and very small amounts of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Carmenere. The fruit comes from prestigious vineyards in Walla Walla, Red Mountain, Yakima and other parts of the Columbia Valley and are gathered all together for this one hit wonder. The Bebop on the other hand is 100% Riesling is a dry but complex Riesling.
Current wines available (April 2010) with winemaker's notes are as follows:
2006 Bebop SOLD OUT (Next release September 2010)
About the fantastic label: The artist that created the jazz band label is Tim Rogerson from Florida. He created this work specifically for Nodland Cellars.
(A variation of this article by Sip was published in Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine, November 2008, Wine as Liquid Art. Updated April 2010.)