Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for a wine-and-chocolate tasting for two (a $30 value)
- $30 for a wine-and-chocolate tasting for four (a $60 value)
Groups savor and discuss five wines, each paired with an artisan chocolate made by Chocolate Myracles, as a tasting leader explains basic tips for pairing food and wine, how wine is made, and the best ways to serve and taste fine bottles. The tasting room is open Wednesday-Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Vintner Tim Nodland approaches blending his wines like arranging a song, which makes sense, because as a professional jazz musician he possesses an astute sense of creativity and balance. He describes his winery as being “more like a musician’s studio” and his wines, which can be experienced at his new tasting room located in the Historic Davenport District of Downtown Spokane, as “liquid art.” Nodland's musical background inspires the names of wines such as "Bebop" and earned his winery a mention in Wine and Jazz magazine. Nodland Cellars produces only one red wine and one white wine every year, allowing the winery to focus all of its energy on refining each vintage. Nodland's meticulously selected grapes, sourced from quality Columbia Valley vineyards, are each handpicked before enjoying a gentle press in stainless steel. Each vintage, aged in 100% new french oak, uses a blend of six grapes, primarily made up of cabernet sauvignon and merlot, which recalls a classic bordeaux from the late 1700s or early 1800s. Nodland's private blend’s complex Old World flavor comes from rare carmenere grapes, which were wiped out in Europe by a phylloxera blight in the 1800s.