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It’s Time to Celebrate Merlot Again

Ten years ago a certain movie made drinking Merlot uncool. Today, Merlot is regaining its former status as a noble grape. One of the Washington wineries championing the revival of Merlot is Woodinville based EFESTE. This coming weekend, you can join the EFESTE family in commemorating the revival of Merlot as a great variety while celebrating the ten year anniversary of the movie, Sideways! Since the... read more

EFESTE Wine and Food Pairing with Chef Jamie Callison

You don’t have to be intimidated by wine and food pairing, it can easy and delicious.  WSU Executive Chef Jamie Callison and EFESTE have a created an enjoyable evening to experience just how much fun food and wine pairing can be.  Join them on Thursday, January 23rd at EFESTE’s tasting room. Admission to the food and wine pairing event includes EFESTE wine tasting, pizza dinner hot out of... read more

5th Annual Rockin’ Sips Fundraiser

EFESTE is thrilled to announce the winery’s annual fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Ironically, a heartbreaking event inspired this annual celebration of wine and music. In 2006, winery owners Kevin and Angela Taylor learned that their young son Joe, grandson to ‘Big Papa’ Daniel Ferrelli and Helen Ferrelli, was diagnosed with Leukemia. He was 5 at the time. Happily, Joe... read more

Think Pink for Thanksgiving

Blustery rain storms don’t usually inspire me to drink a rosé wine, except for Thanksgiving time. It can be challenging to pair a single wine with the myriad of flavors. You can close your eyes and see a table laden with Thanksgiving favorites: turkey, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, squash and pumpkin pie. Many will go for a nice Washington white wine based on the turkey. I... read more

Change and Continuity at EFESTE

The torch was lit in London for the Olympics last night and EFESTE is  getting ready to pass  a torch too. EFESTE  announced yesterday  Peter Devison is joining their wine making team. Originally from Nova Scotia, Peter brings wine making experience from New Zealand and Australia down under, as well as working in the Washington wine industry since 2004. Although Peter has spent most of his wine making... read more
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