Located in the former Redhook Brewery property, Sparkman Cellars has expanded its award-winning, family-owned wine tasting experience to include some of the largest private event space in Woodinville, according to a press release.
Founders Chris and Kelly Sparkman recently closed their tasting room in the Hollywood Hills Tourist District. Late last year, the Sparkman’s also decided to shut down their Woodinville Warehouse District location to focus on the new destination.
“We feel privileged to be part of the group that is bringing this historic place back to life for our Woodinville community,” Kelly Sparkman said in the release. “We are very excited about this next chapter in the Sparkman Cellars story.”
The winemaking operations, tasting room and event spaces are now housed in 30,000 square feet on the newly remodeled Hollywood Station campus, next to DeLille Cellars.
Sparkman Cellars in Hollywood Station features a wraparound 5,000-square outdoor patio with fire pits, a grand event hall with a vaulted ceiling, multiple private event spaces, a wine club room and an expanded production facility. The space also includes catering preparation facilities, library and reserve tastings, private barrel experiences, educational seminars and live music.
“Even though we have built the winery beyond our original plans, Sparkman Cellars remains a close-knit family culture that delivers tasty wines through warm, authentic hospitality,” Chris Sparkman said. “That will not change.”
Sparkman Cellars has adapted to tightened COVID-19 restrictions in compliance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s executive order on Nov. 15, which announced restaurants and bars would be closed for indoor service until Dec. 14. While the tasting room is typically open Thursday to Sunday, wine pickup will still be available for customers.
Chris Sparkman previously served as chairman of the Washington State Wine Commission Board of Directors. Steve Warner, president of the commission, said Sparkman played an “integral part” in the wine industry’s growth.
"When Chris and Kelly founded Sparkman Cellars in 2004, there were fewer than 200 wineries in Washington, and now there are over 1,000,” Warner said. “We love to see Washington wineries grow and expand, and Sparkman Cellars is just one of our wonderful success stories. We wish them many more vintages ahead.”
Since its launch, Sparkman Cellars has grown production to 12,000 cases annually with nationwide distribution, although it still thrives on a heavily weighted, direct-to-consumer following.
While the heart of production is focused on Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, Sparkman Cellars produces as many as 25 different handcrafted wines each year. The wines are made from grapes in vineyards across Washington, including Boushey, Ciel du Cheval, Kiona, Klipsun, Olsen, Red Willow and Sagemoor.
Sparkman Cellars follows the vision statement and tagline: “Family. Good Livin’. Damn fine wine.” To learn more about this new wine location, visit www.sparkmancellars.com.