A Chateau on a hill

For our fourth installment of our Woodinville Winery series we are featuring DeLille Cellars!

Thank you to Alante Photography for sharing the images with us!

Florals all by Flora Nova Design.

DeLille Cellars is a very popular winery in Woodinville.


This family owned winery has been producing ridiculously great wine for nearly twenty years. Their exceptional wine list led to the distinction as the only wineries in the world chosen for both the Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of the World lists for two consecutive years.

Their Chateau is set up on a hill slightly outside of the main circle of tasting rooms in Woodinville. If you drive past at night you are likely to see their drive way lit by beautiful trees covered in twinkle lights!


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The villa is surrounded by beautifully manicured grounds, a beautiful pond, and a sheep or two!

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The Chateau is an incredibly popular wedding venue and one of the select wineries featured in the wedding show, “Weddings in Woodinville”.  There is a large wood burning fireplace inside the chateau’s main room. Not only does it add a slightly rustic feel to the beautiful main room, but it is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine during a party in the fall and winter.

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Florals by Flora Nova Design

The outdoor space is absolutely stunning at anytime of year! Every time I have been here the patio has been tented and set up beautifully!

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If you are looking to have a party or wedding here it’s best to plan well in advance. There is sure to be a long list of people wanting available dates.


Because of their popularity, their tastings are held just down the road at their carriage house. For a $15.00 fee you can sample some of their limited production wine. If you purchase two bottles of wine the tasting fee is waved!

Tasting Room Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you have a party of six or more please call ahead so they can have the staff to accommodate your party with the special care they are known for.

I have had several of their wines and the reds have to be my favorites! It doesn’t really mater which one… they are all amazing! You can’t go wrong picking up a few bottles of wine at the carriage house!




Modern Woodinville Winery

For the third installment of our Woodinville Winery Blog series we take a look at

 Novelty Hill Januik!


I would like to thank Amelia Soper Photography for sharing these amazing images with us!

There will be a full vendor list at the end of this post with links!


Sarah and Devin leave Novelty Hill – Januik Winery after their wedding!

Novelty Hill Januik is by far the most modern looking winery in the Woodinville area. The stylishly modern building isn’t what most people think of when they think wine country.  However, being surrounded by lush greenery and one spectacular tree that appears to be a few hundred years old, it fits in perfectly.


The lovely tree that greets visitors when they arrive at Novelty Hill- Januik.


Novelty Hill Januik is unique. The two wineries have been sharing a production facility and tasting room since 2002 and opened their beautiful venue in 2007.

Under the direction of Mike Januik, the two wineries (Januik and Novelty Hill) share this amazing facitility that has quickly become a popular hang out for locals and an even more popular wedding venue!


Locals have a closely guarded secret around here… The summer and early fall is absolutely stunning! Sure, we want you to think that it rains all the time… but it doesn’t.


This venue has a stunning outdoor space as well as their beautiful tasting room with floor to ceiling windows. If you pop in for a tasting you will quickly feel the need to buy a bottle of their AMAZING wine and possibly one of their famous brick oven flat bread pizzas.  (Pizzas are available Friday – Sunday 12 -4pm)

Tastings are available daily from 11am to 5pm.  If you have a party larger than 12 please call ahead for a reservation.


Regardless of the time of year Januik hosts Wine’d Down Wednesdays! A very popular event featuring live music, wine specials, and a ridiculously tasty menu that puts many popular restaurants to shame!

If you happen to drop by for one of the summer Wine’d Down Wednesdays the outdoor space will be packed with very happy visitors!

Weather permitting, grab a table on their outdoor patio and play a game of corn hole or bocce ball! There is nothing that says “Woodinville Summer” like a bottle of wine in the sun on the Novelty Hill Januik patio.


This rosé happens to be one of my summer favorites!


Candles on the Januik patio


This venue also plays host to many weddings every year. Januik is one of the featured wedding venues in the wildly popular wedding show Weddings in Woodinville. Check their website for tickets, the show is always the last Sunday in January.

For those looking for a more modern venue, it doesn’t get much better than this! With the ability to host from 12 to 150 guests depending on your room choice, this winery fits so many styles.



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Januik also has their own culinary team! Head Chef Seth Fernald leads this extraordinary team to create some of the tastiest plates anyone would love to serve at their wedding!

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It is so hard for me to pick a favorite wine here… I have yet to try one I didn’t like! So try a tasting flight recommended by their knowledgable staff and you are sure to find something you love!

I hope you all enjoy this amazing venue!




Sarah and Devin drive away from their wedding in one of Butler Valet and Transportation’s beautiful cars!

Vendor List!

(Click the links to be taken directly to the vendors websites)

Event Planner – Taylor’d Events by Jennifer

Photographer – Amelia Soper Photography

Deserts – Midori Bakery

Favors – Lady Yum

DJ – Adam’s DJ Service

Makeup – Me! Thats right I was so fortunate to work on this wedding while I was working with Kathy Evans Beauty Studio. 

Videographer – Bogle Productions

Rentals – AA Party Rentals 

Linens – Choice Linens

Transportation – Butler Valet and Transportation

Officiant – Window to the Soul (Mary Calhoun) 

A Woodinville winery in the woods.

In the second installment of our “Woodinville Winery Series” we are featuring JM Cellars.

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First, I would like to thank Melody Davis of MG Davis Events for sharing the amazing photographs you will see in this post. The photos were taken at Weddings in Woodinville by The Popes Photographers. Melody was the coordinator for this venue. Please click on the links for Melody’s and The Popes’ information.

JM Cellars is tucked away just up the hill from the center of wine country.

This winery is one of my absolute favorites! I came to know JM Cellars through the wedding show, Weddings in Woodinville and fell in love with it immediately. You can see why!


This little gem is a family owned winery offering limited release wine. The passion of the winemakers comes across in their amazing wine, and their beautiful venue. Located on a seven acre parcel of land known those in the area as “Bramble Bump”,  you’ll feel almost like you have been transported to a fantasy world in a beautiful secluded forest. (Click here to check out the rich history of this area)

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It really doesn’t mater what season it is, this location is absolutely stunning. I have seen this location on a regular rainy day, a beautiful sunny day, and when it is set as the venue for a stunning wedding… dressed down or dressed up you won’t be disappointed.

If you are looking for a venue for an intimate wedding you should definitely look at JM Cellars as an option! Below are some more photos of the setting Melody created at JM Cellars for Weddings in Woodinville 2014.

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Tastings are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and cost $15.00  Plan to visit between 11am and 4pm as these are their hours of operation. For large parties they recommend that you call ahead and make a reservation.

Also, be prepared for the possibility that you will need to valet your car. There is limited parking. If you do need to valet, you are likely to be taken care of by Butler Valet. Now again, I’m a little biased as I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Butler Valet on many, many occasions. I adore them! These young men are wonderful and will make sure you are taken care of to the best of their abilities.

Now to the wine!

The wine that you will taste at JM Cellars is available at the tasting room for purchase, online, and at a select number of retailers. So if you like it… Buy it! You aren’t likely to find it somewhere else easily.

My favorite JM Cellars wines are at the moment are…

2013 viognier 

2012 Columbia Valley Syrah

While I haven’t personally tasted it myself, I have heard amazing things about their 2013 Mourvèdre Rosé. So why not give it a try when you visit!

Thank you again to everyone who contributed to this post!