Just in time for the Independence Day weekend, Tinte Cellars is pleased to announce a new wine release: Rosé de Counoise 2021


The Pacific Northwest summer unofficially kicks off the day after the 4th of July, and this wine will pair beautifully with all summer picnics, grilling plans, and outdoor dining.

Photo by Karen O’Bryan

June 22 – “If summer was a wine, it would be a refreshing Rosé! We are thrilled to release our 2021 Rosé de Counoise, just in time for summer,” said Teresa Spellman Gamble, co-owner of Tinte Cellars. “Made in the style honed over generations in southern France, this iconic style of wine showcases the beautiful qualities of this rare and unique grape, grown in the Rattlesnake Hills of eastern Washington.”

Rosé de Counoise 2021 tasting notes:

This wine is made entirely from pressed whole bunches of Counoise, a red grape variety native to the south of France. It retains high acidity and a low amount of tannin and color, making it perfect for rosé. Fermented and aged in concrete, this wine retains aromas of rose petals and peach, with stone fruit flavors complemented by light notes of guava and grapefruit.

This delicious Rosé will be available at all Tinte Cellars tasting rooms, located in Seattle and Woodinville (please see *locations under my signature), starting Friday, July 1.

Price: Bottle: $28 / Case: $336

About Tinte Cellars

Tinte Cellars was founded in 2018 by co-owners and husband and wife team, Tim Gamble and Teresa Spellman Gamble.

Community, volunteerism and philanthropy formed the foundation of Tim and Teresa’s upbringing; their culture. When they created Tinte Cellars, the company needed to reflect these values ​​and their desire to leave the world better than they found it.

Each year, Tinte Cellars selects a few non-profit organizations to receive a portion of all wine sales (upfront).

Five percent of all retail sales and 10% of all wine club sales are split evenly among area nonprofits each year. As of 2022, these charities are: Mary’s Place, Northwest Harvest, Seattle Children’s Behavioral Health Crisis Care Clinic, and the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Additionally, 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. Since its inception, Tinte’s philanthropic commitment in cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits has exceeded $800,000.

Tinte operates two tasting rooms near its winery in Woodinville, a third tasting room and event location in historic Georgetown in Seattle, Tinte Estates Vineyard on Red Mountain in Benton City, Washington, and Tinte Red Mountain Retreat, a short term vacation rental property nestled in the vineyard.

The Tinte team has secured dozens of wine awards over the past four years, recently winning gold medals for their Viognier and their red wine “Irish Eyes” at the Sunset International Wine Competition.

Tinte Cellars wines include: Bishops Blend, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, “Irish Eyes” Red Blend, Malbec, “Ramblers Red” Red Blend, Rosé de Counoise, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Viognier.


Elisha A. Tilghman