100% Unoaked Chardonnay
14.1% Alc. by Vol.
The 2015 Hindsight 100% Unoaked Chardonnay is from Domanico Vineyards in Prosser, Washington.
This wine has a beautiful golden straw color and scents of green apples. Flavors of pears transition into tropical fruits, finishing crisp and dry.
“Sometimes not making a decision is the best decision.”
Join us tonight for the first autumnal West Seattle Art Walk and meet Megan Simmons, whose work will be up in our Tasting Room through the end of the year.
We’ll let Megan do the talking:
"For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been making or creating something with my hands. I went to art camps as a kid -- was a designer on the yearbook staff -- learned how to sew clothing, quilts and home décor -- became a graphic designer -- and even learned to build furniture in woodworking school. I would be lost without my tools, fabric and a wide range of art supplies. Most recently, my tools of choice are paint brushes, water-soluble crayons and lots of acrylic paint.
I get lost in the layers of paint, while mixing colors and creating texture. I’m inspired by bold statements, raw textures, street art, nature, and the spaces between objects. Painting on paper gives me the freedom to make mistakes and explore more freely. I find relaxation in the chaos of scribbling, doodling and mark making… covering up layer after layer until I discover areas that I don’t want disturbed.
A resident of West Seattle for more than 18 years, I live with my husband and two teenage daughters. I am a freelance graphic designer for several local non-profit organizations and small businesses, and I volunteer in the community. Now, I am excited to be sharing my art with you.”
Take a look and take the opportunity to enjoy some Viscon Cellars wines!
Join us at Viscon Cellars during regular tasting room business hours to view the artwork of Debbie Bianchi from the rest of this month through September 2018. Her whimsical nature-themed paintings add a jolt of lively color to our walls this summer that should be seen in person!
To meet the artist, your next opportunity is during the West Seattle Artwalk in September (second Thursday).
"I am proud to say I was born and raised in West Seattle and now have the opportunity to share my perspective of what is beautiful with my fellow lovers of art and creativity. Free birds dance across the canvas among fanciful, fairy tale inspired blossoms, trees and landscapes. Freedom of motion speaks to me and I try to capture this sense of magic and indulgence in my work. These creations grow from acrylic paint, paper, charcoal and pastel.“
Stop by the tasting room to take a look and enjoy some Viscon Cellars wines.
Rosé of Syrah
13.4% Alc. by Vol.
Porch Rosé of Syrah is always a fan favorite. 100% Syrah from Konnowac Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills, this wine has signature characteristics of aromas of warm strawberry fields, tastes of cranberry and black plum, and finishes crisp and dry. Perfect to enjoy on your porch, patio or deck this spring and summer.
2014 Pilot Light
15.4% Alc. by Vol.
Pilot Light Malbec is the second wine that I have made that has earned the name Pilot Light – the driver behind why I make wine. 100% Malbec from Kiona Vineyard on Red Mountain, it features a dark purple color, aromas of coffee and mocha, tastes of warm summer blackberries, slight tannins and a warm fruity finish. Truly exceptional fruit from Red Mountain and our first ever Malbec.
Join us on Thursday, April 12th for West Seattle Art Walk.
This quarter, Viscon Cellars is hosting the mixed media collages of Jessie Summa Russo from April through June. Jessie studied art and illustration at Sarah Lawrence in New York and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, but has called West Seattle home for the past twenty years.
She has exhibited etchings, paintings, photography, charcoal drawings, and mixed media collages in several local galleries and cafes.
"My daylight basement functions as both art studio and band practice space, and I love it even though it is too hot in the summer and freezing in the winter. I enjoy doing commissions, and recently I have been building my own custom wood frames and designing the mats too, adding a new layer to the overall composition. I believe art is for everyone and bare walls make me sad.“
Stop by the tasting room on 4/12 from 5PM until 9PM to have a look and enjoy complimentary handmade pasta and homemade cake with some Viscon Cellars wines.
Viscon Cellars Wines and Intrigue Chocolate Co. Present:
Wine & Chocolate Pairing
Last February, we partnered with Intrigue Chocolate in Pioneer Square to pair three of our wines with three of their chocolate truffles, and it was such a sumptuous success, we had to repeat it. We have worked closely with Intrigue to pair their delightful handcrafted truffles with three of our award winning wines.
Join us at the Viscon Cellars Tasting Room
This year we will also be selling the truffle bars, mini-truffle sets and assorted chocolate bars, all paired with three of our wines. Buy local for Valentine's Day!
"Lightly dusted with cocoa, rich flavors unfold as the truffle melts, revealing the natural complexities of the chocolate. Take your time. Breathe. Let the chocolate tell its story.
Our truffles pair well with wine, coffee, tea, chai, craft beer, sake, fine liquors and liqueurs. For a luscious combination, pair them by matching characteristics that are alike. For an exciting combination, pair opposite characteristics. And to get the most from the experience, remember: Sip, Sip, Melt, Sip."
Join us Thursday, January 10th for West Seattle Art Walk.
Viscon Cellars is hosting the artwork of Greta Musland from January through March.
"Appreciating both abstraction and figuratism, I often find myself combining both in a single painting as well as incorporating graphite within the confines of the oil painting or oil bar with acrylics. I enjoy experiencing the contrast of paint's fluidity and the precision of drawing and often find them quite compatible."
Stop by on Thursday to browse Greta's mixed media pieces and sample some Viscon Cellars wines.
Thursday, November 9 is West Seattle Art Walk.
Viscon Cellars is pleased to present the latest artwork of Sandy Simpson, who has moved from watercolors to encaustics. She shared with us a few words about this transition:
"I LOVE the transparency; it’s who I am. This new found medium has taken me through gardens and vineyards, music and travel. Layers upon layers of wax have found a home in my heart."
Stop by on Thursday for a look at Sandy's newest passion and a taste of the latest and greatest Viscon Cellars wines.
Sandy's art will be hanging through December, so if you can't make this Art Walk, put December 14th on your calendar.
Hope to see some of you for Art Walk, it's always a good time.