News

2 weeks 3 days ago

The Vino-Sphere blog just published a wonderful review of their recent visit to Red Mountain and spoke highly of our wines here at Hightower Cellars! We really enjoyed hosting them at the winery and are glad they enjoyed our wines. Our favorite mention from the post:

"The 2015 Red Mountain Reserve is made with the best barrels from the vintage. It is unfiltered and unfined and gets aging in mostly new oak. The Reserve has 14% Malbec, which adds refinement to the concentrated flavors of the Red Mountain Cab. It has swirls of black currant, wild cherry, cocoa and oak. At $55, this was one of the top wines tasted during our recent tour of Washington."

- Dave Nershi, CSW

The Murray Rosé, Murray Cabernet Sauvignon, and Hightower Merlot were also favorably mentioned. Our neighbors at Kiona got a great feature about their Lemberger and Chenin Blanc, as well, which are a significant part of the history of Red Mountain as a wine growing region.

 

Cheers!

1 month 2 weeks ago

The 2019 Paella Party was a great success, pairing delicious food and wine with good conversation and gorgeous weather! Wine club members from across the state joined us, inlcuding some who "dropped by" on their way home from vacation in Ashland, OR. (Whats 8 or 9 hours when paella is involved?) Chefs Frank and Tricia Magaña put together a fantastic meal, from the robust paella all the way down to the bite-sized chocolate and honey brittle dessert. Join us next year for your chance at tasting their work!

 

Cheers!

1 month 4 weeks ago

Jeb Dunnuck recently reviewed several Hightower Wines and we are thrilled to announce that both the 2015 Hightower Reserve and 2014 Hightower Estate wines received 90 point ratings! Our 2015 Hightower Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Hightower Merlot, and 2015 Murray Syrah were also reviewed, head to our Acclaim section to see what he loved about them!

 

2 months 2 weeks ago

The 2018 vintage of Murray Rosé was released in style with friends old and new! The cherry trees blossomed just in time to give us appropriately colored decor, and the weather allowed us to sip wine on the patio.

 

Join us at the winery to taste the 2018 Murray Rosé, or purchase it online now!

2 months 3 weeks ago

The March 2019 issue of The International Wine Review is titled "The Wines of Washington State Revisited" and featured wonderful coverage of our collective progress as an industry since the last Washington-focused issue in 2013. In this issue, Hightower Cellars was named as one of the top Cabernet Sauvignon producers! We are proud to be among such esteemed company as Force Majeure, DeLille Cellars, and Leonetti Cellars.

We also received 90+ reviews on four wines from our 2015 vintage!

  • Hightower Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain 91
  • Hightower Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Red Mountain 92
  • Hightower Cellars 2015 Estate Red Red Mountain 90
  • Hightower Cellars 2015 Syrah Murray Vineyard Red Mountain 91

Wine Club members are receiving our 2015 Reserve and 2015 Cab Sauvignon in their Spring shipments and the 2015 Estate will be released later this year.

5 months 1 day ago

We are thrilled to announce that we have been named Compass Wines' 2018 Winery of the Year!

"I have been selling Tim and Kelly’s wines since the very first vintage, in the late 1990’s, before this shop was even here. They make this list just about every year, and had three wines nominated this time, so it is a no-brainer to put them to the head of the class for 2018. Bravo to one of the pioneers of Red Mountain and master of Merlot!"

-Doug Charles

Official Compass Wines announcement here.

5 months 2 weeks ago

The 2014 Hightower Estate Red Wine wins a Platinum Award in Wine Press Northwest's Platinum Judging. The review stated "Balance remains a hallmark of Tim and Kelly Hightower's Wines" To qualify for entry into the Platinum Judging a wine must have won a gold medal in one of 50 professionally judged wine competitions worldwide.  

9 months 1 week ago

Our first ever End of Summer Barbecue was a big success! With Porter's Real Barbecue, the Skyler Mendell Quartet, a beautiful summer sunset, and plenty of wine, we couldn't have asked for a better Labor Day weekend party. Thank you to everyone who came out to the winery and helped celebrate the end of summer with us!

10 months 1 week ago

Reviewing our newest release, The Wine Advocate wrote, "Revealing aromas of dark fruit, pungent cracked pepper, and black olive, the 2015 Murray Syrah is supple, juicy, and medium-bodied, with considerable flavor and character."

1 year 1 week ago

Internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling recently conducted a tasting of Washington State wines, including 5 Hightower and 1 Murray wine. He seems to have liked what he saw (or rather, tasted):

  • 2014 Hightower Reserve           93 Points
  • 2015 Hightower Petit Verdot      92 Points
  • 2015 Hightower Malbec             90 Points
  • 2014 Hightower Cab Sauv         91 Points 

The four wines above were recent wine club releases. We are sold out of the Reserve and the Malbec, but do have some Cabernet and a couple cases of the Petit Verdot left.

Pages

Upcoming events

October 12th to October 13th
Winery Hours

We are open Thursday-Monday, 11 AM to 5 PM. 

Join a Wine Club to receive special pricing and access to exclusive releases and events.