McCrea Cellars

(360) 446-8466 11515 Eagleview Ln
Rainier, WA 98576
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We've pioneered Rhône varietals in Washington for over two decades. In partnership with several dedicated growers, we began with a vision, believing that these grape vines would succeed in an unproven region. Today ten varietals thrive, an unprecedented achievement in our State. The wines from these plantings have exceptional quality and accurately reflect the distinctive flavors of their Rhône Valley predecessors. Our story is not about a winery alone, but about relationships with inspired growers who believe in our passion and were willing to take risk. Our first Rhône wine came from an old Grenache planting in the Columbia River Gorge. In 1990 we planted Syrah next to the Grenache, ultimately producing the State's first Rhône-style blend, naming it 'Tierra del Sol.' From this site we released our first Syrah from the 1994 vintage in December of 1996, receiving exceptional recognition and reviews. This was the second Syrah ever produced in Washington State. In 1994, Jim Holmes, owner of Ciel du Read more »

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  • Grenache

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  • Syrah

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  • Viognier

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  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Chardonnay

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