The Quilceda Creek winery is located in Snohomish, Washington. Quilceda Creek's grapes come from four plots: Champoux, Galitzine, Mach One and Palengat. The total planting consists of 86 hectares.
The Champoux plot is located at an altitude of 600 to 800 meters. The soil consists of a sandy loam soil that ensures good root development. Champoux is located north of the Columbia River in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. This vineyard is exclusively used for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Mach One vineyard is located in one of the warmest parts of the region. That is why it is important that the vines are irrigated. This is done using the nearby Columbia River.
The third vineyard, Palengat, is named after co-founder Jeannette Golitzin. Palengat is her maiden name. The last plot is also named after the family. Galitzine is their family name, but written in the Russian way.
Quilceda Creek was founded by Alex Golitzin (Galtzine). Alex is a descendant of Prince Lev Sergeevich Galitzine. After the Russian Revolution broke out in 1917, Alex's parents fled to Paris, where Alex was born. After the end of World War II, the family moved to San Francisco, California. In 1967, Alex left for Washington with his wife Jeannette. Here they started building Quilceda Creek together.
In 1992, Alex and Jeannette's son, Paul, joined their winery. Today, he is responsible for all day-to-day operations, from vineyard management to winemaking. Paul produces deeply colored red wines with great concentration, intense fruit aromas and well-integrated wood influences.
In 2006, Quilceda Creek was the first winery outside of California to receive 100 points from Robert Parker. The winery has since received 100 points from the Wine Advocate several times.
Quilceda Creek's best vintages are: 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016, 2017, and 2018.Read more