|Hamilton Cellars Richland Tasting Room|
Hamilton Cellars opened to the public on January 5, 2011.
This week I had the pleasure of meeting Stacie Hamilton of Hamilton Cellars. Stacie and her husband Russ Hamilton have partnered with renowned winemaker Charlie Hoppes, to craft some truly noteworthy wines. Together they have already collaborated on three vintages.
The Tasting Room
|Curvy bar has room for many visitors|
|Cozy fireplace of Milton's Lair|
|Milton is everywhere|
Location, Location, Location
Finding a location to open a winery should not be as challenging as it was for Stacie and Russ. Originally, Hamilton Cellars was going to be a West Richland winery. Due to an unfortunate land ownership issue, the West Richland location did not happen. Next, Hamilton Cellars was going to be a Kennewick winery.
Stacie and Russ found a great location in Kennewick, plans were made, more money was spent, but because of the pre-existing dispute in West Richland, the Kennewick location did not happen either. Eventually, the Hamilton’s decided to convert one of their office buildings in South Richland into their tasting room. At the same time, they found a large warehouse in Richland perfectly suited to be their wine production facility. It’s all working out.
Purchasing Hamilton Cellars Wine
|Stacie Hamilton at the tasting room|
Queensgate Village, 1950 Keene Rd, Bldg I, Richland, WA 99352
Tasting room hours:
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 pm,
Friday, Saturday 12:00 - 8:00 pm, Or by appointment*
Learn more at: http://www.hamiltoncellars.com/
I enjoyed my visit to Hamilton Cellars, I plan on posting notes about some of their wines soon.