Weinbau Vineyard is located on the Wahluke Slope and is one of the oldest vineyards in the appellation. The Cabernet Franc and Malbec in the blend both come from this vineyard as well as a good portion of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Champoux Vineyard contributes the remainder of the Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Located in the Horse Heaven Hills, Champoux Vineyard is one of the state’s most revered vineyards. It provides great suppleness and concentration to the blend, while the Weinbau adds structure and length. Merlot, the final contributor to the blend, comes from the renowned Klipsun Vineyard.
Januik Reserve Red
Novelty Hill and Januik are two independent wineries that share a destination tasting room and production facility in Woodinville, Wash. under the direction of Mike Januik, one of Washington State’s most acclaimed winemakers. The partnership began in 2000, shortly after Mike met Novelty Hill’s owners Tom Alberg and Judi Beck and began consulting on the planting of a new vineyard, later to be named Stillwater Creek. Being a vintner, Mike couldn’t imagine owning grapes without making wine. It didn’t take much to convince Tom and Judi; later that year, they established Novelty Hill with Mike at the winemaking helm. After crushing two vintages in Walla Walla, the operation moved to Woodinville’s warehouse district in 2002 before putting down roots in 2007 in the stylish, modern state-of-the-art facility the two wineries share today.