Big news!  We're in Oregon + Memorial Day Open House

Big news friends! 
We've brought the winery closer to home.  

Over the past year, we may have been a little quiet... But that's just because big new things have been happening! Now, we are making wine at a co-op facility called August Cellars, just north of Newberg, OR. We've re-established ourselves as a winery in Oregon--still making Grenache from Washington--and we're ready to pour wine and host you and your friends and family in our special place in the cellar! We will now be open by appointment, just call or text us at 503-506-8442 and we can set something up.

John will be pouring at our new space this Saturday and Sunday, May 25th and 26th, and showing new wines too - the 2014 Columbia Valley & 2014 Snipes Mountain! The event runs 11 am - 5 pm both days. There are three additional wineries pouring in the same space: August Cellars, Twill, & Artisanal Wine Cellars, as well as tasty bites from Jason's Chocolates and art by Isaac Henkel - a very talented, local young man (he's 12!) producing works of art from used wine barrels. The tasting fee is $15, and the address is 14000 NE Quarry Rd, Newberg, OR 97132.

Last Call for 2013 Snipes Mountain
We are down to less than 5 cases available of our 2013 Snipes Mountain Grenache. This was our first "single vineyard" wine, 100% Grenache from Upland Vineyard. If you would like to stock up before this sells out for good, you can visit our website or just reply to this email. We also have our 2013 Columbia Valley Grenache available, and we offer a 10% discount on mixed case purchases.

2013 Scores from Review of Washington Wines

We recently got word from Rand Sealey at Review of Washington Wines that he had reviewed our 2013 wines, and we are absolutely thrilled with the scores.  Here is the text of his reviews, from the July issue:

Ocelli Cellars: A New Grenache Specialist
 
Owned by John and Sirpa Peacock, Ocelli Cellars makes only Grenache, 100% Grenache. The winery takes its name from the eye-like spots on peacock feathers called ocelli. These two wines are highly impressive.
 
2013 Ocelli Cellars Grenache, Columbia Valley ($30)
Composed of 67% Angolina Farms and 33% Upland Vineyard Grenache, this shows a brick red color and an intriguing nose of wild fruits – fraises de bois, cranberries, and red currants – with scents of wild roses, mulberry, tobacco, orange peel, garrigue and wafts of spiced oriental incense. The medium bodied flavors are mouth filling, with notes of licorice, cocoa powder, medium roast coffee and loamy earth. The chewy textured back reveals sensations of gently pressed fruits, toasted nuts, recurring orange peel, and fraise and cassis liqueurs, all culminating in a lingering, slightly grainy, soft tannin finish that is lifted by balanced fruit acids. 19/20 points.
 
2013 Ocelli Cellars Grenache, Snipes Mountain ($45)
This is the third Grenache to score 19.5 points in this publication (the other two cost $65 each). Sourced from the Upland Vineyard, it displays a brick red color and seductive aromas of strawberry, cranberry, pomegranate and cassis, with scents of red roses, sweet tobacco, dried orange peel, lavender, violets, white pepper and sultry oriental incense. On the palate, the medium bodied flavors are alluring as well, endowed with notes of red licorice, cocoa powder, Arabica roast and Snipes Mountain gravelly earth. On the back, the wine turns velvety textured with sensations of gently pressed fruits, pomegranate seeds, recurring orange peel, crème de cassis and finely ground charcoal. At 13.9% alcohol and with fine fruit acids, the wine shows superb balance, all culminating in a lingering, satiny moderate tannin finish. 19.5/20 points.

2013s Release Email

They're here!  Our newest releases & more...

Thank you for your interest in our new winery project!  We are so thrilled to announce the release of our 2013 vintage wines, as well as the “last call” for our inaugural 2012 Columbia Valley Grenache.  Details about the wines are in the "Wines" link above.  

At Ocelli Cellars (ah-sell-eye), we will be striving to showcase Grenache in all its possibilities by sourcing fruit from the various growing regions of Washington.  For the foreseeable future, all of our wines will be 100% Grenache, as we want to show how great Grenache can be on its own, without the interference from other grape varieties that may come with blending.
 
To place an order, please email ocellicellars@gmail.com with the quantity of each wine you would like, and we will coordinate getting the wine hand-delivered or shipped to you.  10% case discounts apply for any purchase of 12 bottles or more.

We can’t wait to get these wines in your glass, and genuinely hope you enjoy them as much as we loved crafting them. This amazing project wouldn’t be possible without the support of each and every one of you, and we hope you will share these wines (and/or this email) with your wine loving friends and family as well.  Your support is sincerely appreciated! 
 
Warmly,
John & Sirpa

Welcome to our new website!

Wow!   We've already come this far.  A couple of years, a couple of websites.  But we hope you find this one as beautiful as we do!  
 

There isn't much yet, but there is a LOT more to come.  To keep up with us more frequently, find us on Facebook!