Woodinville Piccola Cellars: First Washington State winery to specialize solely in wine on tap.

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

WOODINVILLE — Hosting a dinner party next week? Taking a road trip in your new RV? Wish you could just chill and serve a keg of fresh, delicious wine? Now you can. La Botte Piccola Wine Company, specializing in Wine-on-Tap, has opened a new winery, Piccola Cellars. Based in Woodinville, Piccola Cellars will focus exclusively on offering wine in keg in new consumer-friendly mini-kegs. Piccola, which has been working with several restaurants and bars in the Seattle area, is branching out so that they can work directly with the public. Their new mini-kegs have a sophisticated built-in gas module and tap system and come in both 5 and 11 liter sizes. The keg keeps wine fresh for up to 3 months and is completely re-usable —simply bring it back to the winery for a re-fill.

Sound a bit too modern for your taste? Actually, Piccola Cellar’s theory is that serving Wine-on-Tap is a return to our roots – for years serving wine direct from the barrel was the traditional means of providing local wine to the community. With the benefit of new technology, they preserve that tradition while still delivering a high quality, local product. Piccola Celler’s founder and co-owner, Diana Kaspic said "Many people think that serving wine from a keg is new idea. It’s actually a really old idea. We’ve just put a new twist on it."

Sip wine at Kirkland Uncorked

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Kirkland_UncorkedWhether expert or amateur, taste and learn from skilled winemakers at Kirkland Uncorked’s Tasting Garden, presented by Magnolia Audio Video, July 15-17. Discover the nuances of different varietals, the process of aging and how to distinguish wine aromas, all while soaking up million dollar views on Kirkland’s waterfront.

Once guests find a wine that indulges their senses, they can savor their discovery by taking a bottle home. At the Kirkland Uncorked Wine Shop, presented by The Grape Choice, bottles from festival wineries are available for purchase at special event prices. For a full list of Washington wineries pouring at the event and more details on the Wine Shop, visit

Tickets are priced at $25 ($30 at the door).

learn more about the festival, purchase advance tickets and plan your stay in Kirkland visit Tasting Garden is open to guests 21+ with valid ID.

Featured Sip - Chateau Ste. Michelle

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14111 NE 145th St.

Woodinville, WA 98072


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Hours: 10am - 5pm daily


Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle pioneered vinifera grape growing in Washington state and has been producing classic European varietal wines under the Ste. Michelle label since 1967. The winery combines an ongoing dedication to research with a commitment to classic winemaking traditions.

The winery owns 3,500 acres of vineyards in the Columbia Valley of Eastern Washington, including Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek. Chateau Ste.

Michelle enjoys winemaking partnerships with two of the world’s most distinguished vintners. Col Solare is an alliance with Tuscany’s Piero Antinori and Eroica Riesling is a partnership with the Mosel’s Ernst Loosen.

Featured Sip - Facelli Winery

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Facelli Winery

16120 Woodinville-Redmond Rd. N.E., Ste.1

Woodinville, WA 98072

425. 488. 1020

Tasting hours:

Saturdays & Sundays Noon-4PM

Groups by appointment only. 

facelli_wineThe third winery to be established in Woodinville, the Facelli family has been offering their wines every Saturday and Sunday for over 22 years.

The winery specializes in single-vineyard, 100 percent varietal wines, available only at their tasting room and a few select restaurants. Stop by, you’ll be glad you did.



Featured Sip - Isenhower Cellars

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Isenhower Cellars

Walla Walla Tasting Hours

Thursday-Friday 12-4, Saturday 11-5, Some Sundays 12-4 & by appointment

$5 tasting fee is refundable with wine purchase.

Woodinville Tasting Hours

Friday-Sunday 12-5

and by appointment.

$8 tasting fee is refundable with wine purchase.

A love of wine drove Brett & Denise Isenhower to start Isenhower Cellars in 1999. The Woodinville Tasting Room was opened in 2009. Our goals are to make the best wines we possibly can, have the wines reflect the nature of the vineyards, and bring joy to our customer’s gatherings.