Descendants Cellars

Week 190

Every Wednesday we feature a local winery for tastings…$10 buys you 3 tastings! Retail bottles will be available; the tasting fee will be applied toward your purchase, or enjoy a bottle with dinner and we’ll waive the corkage fee.

Reservations are highly recommended but not required.


escendant Cellars is a family winery established in 2012 by Mike and Chris Rupp. Mike’s decision to start his own wine label was born out of a passion for great old world style wines – especially paired with great food. Mike has long enjoyed traditional wines of the Rhone Valley in the south of France. After becoming more familiar with Washington wines, Mike wanted to experiment with creating traditional wines from Washington varietals and attended the Northwest Wine Academy’s wine production program in 2011.

After making a few vintages in his garage on Mercer Island, Mike felt confident enough in his skills and in the quality of the vineyards to venture into the wine business. In 2012, produced a southern Rhone style blend, “Belle”, and a Mourvedre. In 2013, he added a Syrah and a Grenache to the lineup.

In 2016, Mike and Chris opened the doors to their tasting room in the Artisan Hill warehouse complex of Woodinville, Washington. The 2,200 sq. foot industrial building is also used for production and was christened with the 2015 crush. The center is also home to a number of other neighboring wineries, making a trip to the area a great wine tasting destination.


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