21 Cellars is a boutique Washington family run winery founded in 2003 by Winemaker Philip Coates. After graduating from Enology school he and his his daughters, Chloe and Tatum have dedicated their efforts to producing unique and quality wines using minimal intervention.
Fermenting in small lots with native yeasts, aging in French oak, and bottling unfiltered and unfined allows for highly structured and distinctive wines. Limited production (under 1,000 cases per year) allows more hands-on attention to each varietal; de-stemming by hand and using unique methods such as whole berry barrel-fermentation for reds. Every bottle sold has been filled, corked, and waxed by hand, with labels designed by local artists. We are proud to present wines exhibiting creativity and longevity; showcasing the deep, earthy qualities of Washington's premier Red Mountain and Walla Walla vineyards.
Support and accolade has fueled the recent progress of 21 Cellars. Backed by a small and personal wine club and a strong fan base, Philip his daughters have enjoyed inspiring success. The winery was again voted best of the South Sound (2014) and Seattle Magazine named the 2006 Pont 21 Cabernet Sauvignon a Top Ten New Washington Wine (August 2011). We thank you for your interest and hope you will join us in support of our endeavor.
21 Cellars specializes in Bordeaux varietals, while continuing to expand its repertoire with the growing landscape of the state’s viticulture. With increasing recognition we are proud to contribute to the growing prosperity of Washington wines.
The 21 Cellars labels include Pont21, Omrikki, Promesse21, Isabelle Project, Alexandra Project, and of course, Swimming Bear.
Our wines are available to taste and purchase during our release events. The next event is Saturday, August 29 from 4-7 in our subterranean barrel room. Email us at philip at 21cellars.com to receive an invitation with directions. We are proud to be releasing our Pont21 “I got to the office late on Friday” (2012 Cab centric bordeaux blend from Red Mountain).
Our winery barrel room is a unique and wonderful event space and can be configured to fit the needs of your group (up to 30 people). We have hosted birthdays, small weddings, receptions, book groups, concerts and lectures. Private wine tastings are available as well as catering for your event. Please email us at philip at 21cellars.com to check on availability.
We believe in our community and contribute wherever possible. 21 Cellars currently fully supports CoderdojoTacoma to teach computer coding to area elementary and middle schoolers. Contact the CoderdojoTacoma team at tacoma.us at coderdojo.com for more information.