As Eater Seattle noted recently, this will be a festive season indeed for Yakima Valley’s Treveri Cellars. It seems that Jason Larkin, the executive chef for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, did some tasting recently and enjoyed Treveri’s sparkling wine. So much so that the Yakima winery’s Extra-Brut Chardonnay and Syrah Brut will be poured at holiday events in the White House diplomatic reception rooms. This is reportedly the first time a non-California sparkler will be poured in the White House since the days when our national figureheads sourced their bubbles from France.
Today the winery is releasing the same Syrah Brut being served at the White House, according to Treveri owner Julie Grieb. And if this wine is good enough for America’s diplomatic power players, it’s probably suitable for your own celebrations. Right now you can find it at the winery’s Yakima tasting rooms, and by mid-December at a few retailers closer to home, including Whole Foods, QFC and Wine World in Wallingford. The Extra-Brut Chardonnay is already available in Seattle..
The unofficial release party for the Syrah Brut happens December 2 at Wine World from 6-8pm. The folk from Treveri will be pouring tastes and selling bottles of their bubbly wares.