Wine Club at the Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey®
The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey® is excited to offer a Wine Club which allows us to build stronger relationships with our guests as well as provide discounts on great wine from around the world.
Wine Club Quarterly Wines
- Quarterly bottles of wine
- Options: Reds, Whites or Josh’s Picks
- We will have suggested wines for each category but you may substitute a bottle for one of equal or less value
- Pick up at the Rack House only
Spring – March
Summer – June
Fall – September
Winter – December
We will reward our Wine Club members for the purchases they make at The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey®. We will track your purchases for you. Once you reach $500 we’ll give you a free $25 gift card.
Tracked purchases are for the Club Member plus up to one guest. Not applicable on purchases for more than a total of two guests, payments for the banquet room events, or the quarterly wine club membership fee.
- Discount on bottles listed on the menu. Dine in or carry out.
- All purchases tracked to receive a $25 gift card for every $500 spent.
- $15 towards food, drinks, etc. during your birthday month.
- Opportunities to sample and purchase new wines from around the world.
- Exclusive Wine Club events such as tastings, pairings, and dinners
- Pre-sale and discounts available to all Rack House special events.
- Free dessert for every new member referred.
- Refer four new members in a year and receive one quarter of your membership free!
Questions About The Wine Club? Ask Us!
Quarterly Wine Club Selection
Fall 2020 Selection
Quilt is Joe Wagner’s tribute to the character of Napa Valley and its rolling patchwork of vineyards. Each wine in the collection is crafted from vineyards hand-selected by Joe, a native of Napa Valley and fifth-generation winemaker. At 19 he started working alongside his father at Caymus Vineyards. Then, in 2001, created Belle Glos, with a focus on vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs from California’s best coastal regions. His love for Napa wine and the singular fusion of natural elements, history, and spirit found in the Napa Valley are the foundation for Quilt.
For the Chardonnay, they rely almost entirely on vineyards from the Carneros District where the climate is distinctly cooler and foggier than ‘up valley’. Carneros is a world unto itself. Much of its soil is dense clay due to the region’s proximity to San Pablo Bay. This soil, combined with the marine influence of cool winds, brings about Chardonnay fruit with impressive structure and a flinty minerality.
Once the grapes were picked in late fall, they underwent whole-cluster pressing in a bladder press. The free run juice settled for 48 hours at which point it was racked off heavy lees and barrel-fermented the wine in 59-gallon French oak barrels (70% new, 30% seasoned) for 15 months. The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation while still on the lees to achieve additional creaminess and complexity.
This pale yellow wine smells or crisp yellow pear, fuji apple, Meyer lemon, and honey. The lemon comes through on the palate as well with the addition of nectarine along with tropical fruit. It is a bright and complex medium plus bodied wine with enough acidity to give it a lively finish.
Milbrandt Merlot is our first offering in Josh’s Selection. Initially apple and potato farmers, Butch and his brother Jerry put down agricultural roots in Eastern Washington long before 1997, the year they planted their first grapevines in the area now designated as the Wahluke Slope AVA. Fast forward two decades and the Milbrandt’s are currently farming over ten distinct vineyard sites in the Wahluke Slope AVA and four vineyards to the north in the Ancient Lakes AVA. Now a multi-generational brand with Butch and his son Buck taking the lead, Milbrandt wines continue to deliver uncompromising quality – having earned more than sixty-five 90+ point ratings to date.
This wine is comprised of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is produced from 3 vineyards in the Columbia Valley, which include Sundance, Rosebud, and Northridge Vineyards. Grapes were harvested in October of 2017. After picking and pressing, 28% of the wine spent time in neutral American oak barrels for 14 months. This wine has bright aromas of cherry, cranberry, and pomegranate. It has a great intense fruit driven palate. This helps keep the fruit pronounced and powerful yet balanced at the same time.
California has 17 grape crush districts. Monterey County is District 7. The district 7 Pinot Noir has been a great transition from the fruit driven Pinot we started with as we came out of our transition from Missouri wines. Of all grape varieties, Pinot Noir is the most sensitive to its terroir. The cool temperatures of District 7 present ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir. Each afternoon, the reliable winds from the Monterey Bay come howling down the valley, keeping the estate vineyards at a moderate temperature. The wine was carefully aged in a combination of new and neutral oak, to craft a lush, elegant wine with bright fruit aromas and vivid flavors.
An elegant, balanced offering, District7 Pinot Noir is the ultimate food wine. Aromas of cherries, raspberries, and pomegranates entice with hints of vanilla and mocha. Medium bodied with soft tannins, the bright red fruit finish wraps up with a lingering note of sweet oak. Look to pair this wine up with mushroom dishes, grilled salmon, roast duck, pork tenderloin, or soft-ripened cheeses.
William Hill Estate Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich expression of the Central Coast. It has fruit forward notes of ripe plum, blackberry, black cherry, and blueberry on the palate blend with subtle notes of chocolate, vanilla, and spice. Smooth tannins and balanced structure round out this approachable Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2017 grapes selected for the Cabernet Sauvignon are from a combination of premier vineyards on California’s Central Coast. The fruit was primarily grown in Paso Robles and the Hames Valley in southern Monterey County. These growing regions are renowned for a large diurnal swing that allows the grapes to ripen during the day and retain their natural acidity in the evening.
The 2017 harvest in California was early, with exceptional fruit quality. A hot spring and early summer, typically cool nighttime temperatures and a mild July and August allowed grapes to slowly and evenly reach maturity. Grapes were concentrated and complex, reflecting the excellent vintage. The grapes were harvested in the early morning, destemmed and crushed at the winery. Fermentation occurred at warm temperatures, up to 85º F with frequent rack and returns and pump overs to extract color and flavor. After fermentation, the must was pressed lightly to extract the remaining wine from the skins. Aging with French oak has enhanced the complexity and texture of the wine. This wine will surely finish out a hot summer just right.
This Pinot Grigio comes from select vineyards in California. These vineyards are characterized by a long growing season which helps develop ripe and round fruit flavors. The wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel in order to retain the crisp, fruity character inherent in Pinot Grigio. Our Pinot Grigio has aromas and flavors of green apple and lime, complemented by a hint of mineral to create a crisp and classic white wine.
The Hayes Family was a true California ranching family whose livelihood depended on the land. The Wente Family Estates winemaking team carries on the Hayes family tradition by crafting bright, delicious wines from premier California vineyards.
Innocent Bystander pink Moscato comes to us from Australia. This sweet summer sipper is comprised of 2 grape varietals. The first, Black Muscat (85%), is harvested at night and given around six hours skin contact to develop hints of pink color. The Black Muscat is blended with the Muscat Gordo (15%) juice and then fermented slowly, and cold, under pressure in stainless steel vats until full natural carbonation is achieved. The wine has aromas of blackcurrant and mandarin peel. On the palate, flavors of intense strawberry, violets & honeycomb jump out with a well-balanced sweetness to finish. You can pair this wine with fresh summer berries, any brunch dish with lemon or orange, and even blue cheese with pear.