Edward Lynne Cellars
Vineyard and Winery
Fall Harvest is Here
Grapes are coming in quick this year! This week should mark the end of the runs for the year as the 2023 syrah and cabernet sauvignon grapes get picked. As always, with the different climates of the spring and summer of 2023, it will be up to the winemakers this year to balance the sugars and ph levels to give the results desired, but it looks like they should yield some nice results. We've tasted some pretty yummy grapes these past several weeks.
Kick off the holiday festivities with a paint and sip evening at Edward Lynne Cellars.
About the Winemakers
Bill and Sandy Kintner moved to Camano Island in 1980. They have been passionate wine enthusiasts for over 20 years, specifically interested in Washington State varietals. After raising four kids on the current property, Bill and Sandy transformed their empty nest into a blossoming vineyard.
In 2011, the Kintner's bottled two first non-estate wines, a Merlot and Riesling. 2014 marked the beginning of the estate vintages with the first harvest in September and the official first public offering by Edward Lynne Cellars (ELC) in the fall of 2014.
Productions have grown to include red wines produced from eastern Washington grapes that showcase the personal flavor profiles of the winemakers with red blends and varietals to include Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Edward Lynne Cellars is a small boutique winery. The estate vineyard is located on Camano Island, Washington. Established in 2010, Bill and Sandy Kintner planted just over two acres with the goal of producing a quality estate wine. The initial planting of the south block was of two white varietals Madeleine Angevine and Siegerrebe, both white grapes that have been typical cold-climate varietals in the Puget Sound AVA.
In 2012 another block was planted of Sauvignon Blanc and promises to bring a nice varietal addition along with small blocks of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris for estate wine productions. Washington red grapes from eastern Washington will round out the selection of our locally produced wines.
Estate harvests have been bountiful for the Madeleine Angevine and Siegerrebe and 2015 delivered on the promise of the addition of a small production from the younger Sauvignon Blanc plants.
The winery is routinely open to the public 12-5 pm the first Saturday & Sunday of each month and for special events such as February Red Wine & Chocolate, March Barrel Tasting, and Camano Studio Tour in May. For more updates and fun facts, follow us on Facebook