Vintner’s Annex, the new wine tasting room and wine shop is now open at 5818 24th Ave NW.
Darren Des Voigne of Des Voigne Cellars tells us the idea of the five-winery co-op surfaced about a year ago when the group decided it was time for a west side showcase for their wines. The five wineries involved are Alta Cellars, Barrage Cellars, Cuillin Hills Winery, Des Voigne Cellars and Flying Dreams Winery. In the shop they’ll offer bottle sales, individual wine tastes or flights for a fee and possibly glass pours.
“We’ve found that people that live within a mile of Woodinville have a hard time finding us, so coming all the way out from Ballard is not always going to happen,” Des Voigne says. The reason they chose Ballard, “It’s a great market, a great neighborhood,” he tells us, “It’s a nice audience for what we’re doing.”
The hours are still fluid but they’ll be open five days a week, closing on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday and Thursday the shop will either be open from noon or 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday they’re thinking noon to 8 or 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 7 p.m.