Founders of Sparkman Cellars, Executive Winemaker Chris Upchurch, CEO Tom Dugan

Kelly and Chris Sparkman, founders of Sparkman Cellars, and Executive Winemaker Chris Upchurch and CEO Tom Dugan of DeLille Cellars meet at the Redhook site. Photo by Richard Duval.

Two renowned Woodinville wineries, DeLille Cellars and Sparkman Cellars, have announced they will move their winemaking operations, tasting rooms, and event spaces to the former Redhook Brewery site in Woodinville.

DeLille Cellars, founded in 1992, is the third oldest winery in the state. Sparkman Cellarsis a family-owned and operated business founded in 2004. The two wineries will be joining Teatro ZinZanni, the caberet-circus dinner theater that is also moving to the old brewery property.

DeLille will move into a 30,000-square-foot space consisting of 9,000 square feet of retail and event space, 16,000 square feet of winemaking and production space, and 5,000 square feet of office space. The winery will also open a three-story retail tower and a rooftop deck.

Experiences that will be offered to guests at the new location include tours, tastings, private events like food and wine pairings and blending seminars, and a wine club lounge for members.

DeLille’s current winemaking facility and tasting room will continue operating until the new space is ready, likely by late winter of 2019. Its Kirkland wine lounge, Maison DeLille, will remain open indefinitely, and the DeLille Cellars Chateau will continue to serve as a wedding and events venue.

“We’ve been honored to serve our customers in Woodinville over the last 26 years and are excited to build upon that legacy,” said DeLille Cellars CEO Tom Dugan. “This move will help our company and employees continue to grow, as well as support the Woodinville community as we continue to spread the word about the world-class wine coming from Washington state.”

Sparkman Cellars’ new space at Redhook is scheduled to be completed this fall and will feature 9,000 square feet of retail and event space, an intimate tasting room, a wraparound outdoor patio with fire pits, an event hall, and an expanded production facility. The winery plans to offer a variety of tastings, private barrel experiences, educational seminars, live music, and small bites.

Sparkman will be combining its two current Woodinville tasting rooms into one single location on the Redhook property. Both tasting rooms will stay open until the new space is built out.

“We feel privileged to be part of the group that is bringing this historic place back to life for our Woodinville community,” said Kelly Sparkman, co-founder of Sparkman Cellars. “We are very excited about the next chapter in the Sparkman Cellars story.”

According to a joint statement released by the wineries, plans for a restaurant at the Redhook Brewery site may also be announced soon.