When you spend time in any great winemaking region, you’ll start to notice that the wine itself is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s the thread that weaves through the land, the people, and the culture of the place. It gives rise to strong, supportive communities that foster creativity, collaboration, and deeper connections. There’s a sense of purpose and appreciation for the things that really matter—a sense that the things we have in common are bigger than our differences.
That’s the vision for Tinte Cellars. Tinte is a family-owned winery that proudly produces distinct vintages that embody the exceptional quality and craft of Washington wine. They are equally proud to be a part of the community of growers, winemakers, and purveyors that make this one of the world’s truly great wine regions. Great wine is about more than just what’s in the bottle: it’s about creating occasions for people to come together and celebrate the best things in life.
Crafting world-class wine and building community
In 2018, co-owners and husband-and-wife-team Tim Gamble and Teresa Spellman Gamble, daughter of the late Washington State Governor John Spellman, launched Tinte Cellars with a vision of producing great wine for the greater good. Today, their goal of crafting world-class wines and generously giving back to the community is being realized, as Tinte Cellars successfully bridges philanthropy with operation of a premium Washington State winery producing award-winning wines.
Community, volunteerism, and philanthropy formed the foundation of Tim and Teresa’s upbringings—their culture. When they established Tinte Cellars, the business needed to reflect those values and their desire to leave the world better than they found it.
Each year, Tinte Cellars selects a few nonprofit organizations to receive a portion of all wine sales (right off the top). In 2020, 5 percent of all retail sales and 10 percent of all wine club sales will be split equally between Mary’s Place, Northwest Harvest, and Seattle Children’s Behavioral Health Crisis Care Clinic. In addition, Tinte invests in a wide range of programs and activities to enable its customers, employees, and partners to amplify their own positive impact on the world. As of July 2020, Tinte’s philanthropic commitment of cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits exceeded $325,000.
From Woodinville to Seattle (Georgetown)
Tinte Cellars is expanding to the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown neighborhood in the late fall of 2020. Tinte’s newest tasting room and event venue, Tinte Cellars Georgetown will be housed in a refurbished turn-of-the-century building at 5951 Airport Way South.
Tinte Cellars Georgetown will be a mix of rustic meets refined elegance. It will be an informal and flexible space with bright gallery walls to display local artists’ work; reclaimed timber beams; concrete floors; and mobile, sleek, and modern cabinetry.
The award-winning winery’s production facility will remain in Woodinville, and Tinte will continue to welcome guests at its two tasting rooms in Woodinville wine country as before.
To learn more about Tinte Cellars, please visit:
Wine Club: tintecellars.com/wine-club
Tinte Cellars: Great Wine for the Greater Good