DELILLE CELLARS TO OPEN A WINE TASTING ROOM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
REALOGICS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY SHOWROOM IN DOWNTOWN KIRKLAND
Pairing of Retail Concepts to Target “Connoisseurs of Life” and Create New Destination for Lifestyle Brands
KIRKLAND, WA. (October 29, 2013) – Representatives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that DeLille Cellars of Woodinville, Washington will be opening a wine tasting room and wine shop within the retail storefront of the new flagship branch office of the global real estate company located in downtown Kirkland.
“We’re thrilled that DeLille Cellars, an award-winning Washington State wine, will anchor our retail gallery with their new tasting room and wine store,” said Dean Jones, President & CEO of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “Together we will create an experiential venue for connoisseurs of life, offering an opportunity for visitors to savor fine wines, enjoy a rotating collection of art for sale in the gallery and explore extraordinary properties both from around the corner as well as around the world.”
Located at 15 Lake Street, the epicenter of Kirkland’s vibrant core, the dramatic showroom will feature full height, roll-up garage doors to encourage visitors into the open air-like marketplace. The Tom Kundig-designed building will also include a real estate branch office for Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty and other lifestyle-oriented retailers to be announced.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for DeLille Cellars,” commented Greg Lill, Co-founder and President of the firm. “Extending our brand beyond our own Woodinville Chateau and Carriage House, which have become a well-known destination in their own right, is very exciting. We look forward to being a part of downtown Kirkland’s vibrant culture. Sharing this platform with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is a natural fit and we look forward to much success together.”
Currently in planning and scheduled for occupancy by year end, the showroom at 15 Lake Street in downtown Kirkland has been developed in partnership between Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty and Eastside Branch Manager Chad Shriner, a Kirkland native drawing on three generations of success in Eastside brokerage.
The 3,200-sq. ft. retail showroom is designed by Atelier Drome Architects and will be built out by Adatto Construction.
“This exciting project brings a globally-recognized luxury lifestyle brand down to a pedestrian level, while knitting an acclaimed winery into the very urban fabric of the City of Kirkland, in a very approachable way,” said Henry Walters, Principal of Atelier Drome Architecture, LLP.
About Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty: With branches in downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island and a new branch office under construction in downtown Kirkland, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is recognized among the fastest growing private companies in Washington State for 2012 and 2013, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. The boutique real estate firm of approximately 70 brokers consistently ranks amid the most productive within markets that it serves. Visit www.RealogicsSothebysRealty.com.
About DeLille Cellars: DeLille Cellars is a boutique artisan winery located in Woodinville, Washington. Under celebrated winemaker Chris Upchurch, DeLille Cellars was the first winery in Washington State to focus on creating Bordeaux style wine blends. From the beginning, the winery has looked towards the prestigious Red Mountain AVA as the foundation of its wines, using grapes from its own vineyards in combination with fruit from other top sites in the Yakima Valley. DeLille produces six Bordeaux-styled wines: Grand Ciel, Chaleur Estate Rouge, D2, Harrison Hill, Four Flags and Chaleur Estate Blanc. The winery also produces the Doyenne wines which include classic northern Rhone Syrah – awarded as one of the great 15 Syrahs of the world; a Roussanne; Metier, as Southern Rhone-style red wine; AIX, a Provence-style red wine and a Bandol-style Rosé. Robert Parker Jr. of the Wine Advocate rated DeLille Cellars and Doyenne as two of the top 12 Washington producers, bestowing the title of the “Lafite Rothschild” of Washington State. DeLille Cellars has a traditional “chai” chateau winery located on the 10 acre Lill Family Estate which overlooks the Woodinville valley floor below as well as its Carriage House tasting room. DeLille Cellars is a Bacchus Capital portfolio company. For more information, visit www.delillecellars.com.
EDITORS NOTES: Photography of principals are available upon request – contact Andrea Savage at 206.448.5752 or email Andrea.Savage@SothebysRealty.com.