Tasting Room Opens For Cellar 616

Cellar-616-Tasting-RoomI had a great time at the grand opening of the Cellar 616 Winery tasting room on the Basque Block in Boise and next to Bar Gernika. There is a permanent link in the side bar to Cellar 616. Here, though, is a Link to their website. Ken Rufe and his wife are friendly and ready to answer any of your questions about their wines and their winery. One of their wines, a 2011 Viognier, is a Bronze Award winner from the 2012 Idaho Wine Competition and, after trying some, I can see why. It is surprisingly different, with a hint of cinnamon on the nose. Well worth a purchase. Here is a brief commentary directly from their web site.

Cellar 616 goals and commitment are to produce an approachable well balanced quality wine with the personal attention to detail using a traditional winemaking approach to ensure that the grapes will produce a consistent wine. We enjoy the winemaking life style and friendships from meeting new people and the support from many local winemakers in Idaho. The winemaking industry in Idaho is a close family who are always willing to help one another. I especially want to thank Martin Fujishin (Fujishin Family Cellars) and John Danielson (Vale Wine Company) for their camaraderie and encouragement in helping make our dream become a reality.

Here are some more photos from today. I bought these two wines and am anxious for Robin to try them. I think they are very good. Cheers and congratulations to Cellar 616!


Two very good wines. Well worth the purchase.

Two very good wines. The Viognier is the award winner. Both are well worth the purchase.

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