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You’re personally invited to experience a taste of Lauren Ashton Cellars located in a charming wine community area in the Woodinville Wine Country. For groups larger then six we require a reservation in order to ensure we have space available for your group. Same day reservation please call 425-445-7171.Reserve Your Tasting ExperienceShop Our Wines
Tasting Studio Experience & Options
Enjoying wine is a very personal experience. We are drawn to its color, aroma, and taste in ways unique to each person. Our own life experiences influence how we hear, see, smell, and taste varieties of wine from many unique terroirs around the globe. From the pop of the cork as the wine takes is first breath of fresh air again to the clink of glasses among friends, the wine tasting experience is an individual phenomenon. A proper wine tasting experience should bring out the individual qualities of a wine as it matches up to the person enjoying it. With the helpful advice of a tasting coach, it is possible to learn the many facets of what wine is and what wine does. At Lauren Ashton Cellars we strive to help each person discover new elements of wine every day.
The Premium Tasting Experience consists of discovering the essential elements of up to five different wines together with other clients in the Tasting Studio. Current release wines are compared to one another and evaluated in terms of how they pair with different foods. Your wine coach will guide you to uncover primary and secondary aromas and tastes. The fee for this experience is $15 per person, which can be waived with a minimum wine purchase of $45 or more. The Group Tasting Experience is designed to guide a small group of friends (minimum – group of 10) through the best wines in the cellar. This menu will be customized to explore a variety of varietals and blended wines from the different American Viticulture Areas in Washington. This experience is available for $25 per person, and is not offset by the purchase of wine.
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Bill is an established and highly respected Woodinville wine-scene hospitality expert heading Lauren Ashton Cellars Tasting Studio at the Apple Farm Village as Tasting Studio Manager. As the tasting studio’s mesmeric wine host, he will help people discover unique features about wine with his friendly demeanor, engaging and personal style. By intertwining wine lore with intuitive sensory experiences, Bill guides guests to an appreciation of wine regardless of previous background or knowledge. In addition, he introduces neophytes to wine in a way that demystifies it, yet keeps alive their delight in discovering the artisanal wines of Lauren Ashton Cellars. A native of Northern California, Bill lived among vineyards in Napa Valley in the early 1960’s and learned to celebrate the beauty of the landscape, the life cycle of the vines and the processing of grapes into wine. His methods of helping people gain insight into the color, aroma, and the taste of wine have been a favorite subject of wine and food bloggers in the Northwest over the past seven years and have earned him the respect of wine buyers, wine tour guides, and winemakers alike. Bill graduated from St. Mary’s College of California with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and the University of Washington with a Master of Social Work (MSW). He is currently a ‘member’ of Gaels in Wine, which is a loose-knit group of alumni from St. Mary’s College of California and is a life-time member of the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association. His appreciation of wine was imparted by Brother Timothy, FSC, head-winemaker for Christian Brothers Winery in Napa, California. Bills’ tasting studio experience helps people discover the wines they like and wish to share with their friends.