Owner credits unique growing conditions; dedication and talents of winemaker and vineyard staff

Information released by Tsillan Cellars

Tsillan Cellars, the pioneering award-winning estate winery on the South Shore of Lake Chelan, confirms its well-deserved reputation as one of Washington State’s premier estate wineries.

Tsillan Cellars wines were again awarded multiple Double Gold and Gold medals competing with thousands of wines from around the world. Results have just been received from the San Francisco International Wine Competition; one of the largest, oldest and most respected international wine competitions. In this demanding competition wines from around the world are judged by international standards.

Tsillan Cellars 2017 Estate Reserve Malbec was awarded Double Gold and rated 94 points in the 2019 San Francisco judging. Tsillan Cellars 2010 Malbec also won Double Gold and Best Malbec in this same competition six years ago. Tsillan Cellars Estate Malbec has won 15 Best of Class, Double Gold and Gold medals in other major international competitions in recent years.

Tsillan Cellars south shore estate vineyards again established their reputation as one of the most outstanding and consistent producers of highly acclaimed Syrah. The 2017 Estate Syrah was awarded Gold and 92 points. The 2017 Estate Reserve Syrah was also awarded Gold and 91 points. Tsillan Cellars Estate Syrah wines have been awarded over forty Gold medals, including many Best of Class, in international competitions in the past eight years.

The Italian designed Tsillan Cellars is also well known for the its’ popular Sangiovese, the famous wine of the Italian Tuscany region. The 2017 Estate Sangiovese also garnered a Gold Medal and 90 points in the 2019 San Francisco International Competition.

Dr. Bob Jankelson, owner of Tsillan Cellars, credits the continuing success of Tsillan Cellars in International Wine Competitions to the unique growing conditions of the South Shore of Lake Chelan, the dedication of long- time vineyard foreman Bal Flores and the winemaking skills of veteran winemaker Ray Sandidge. The success at the San Francisco International Competition followed the unprecedented winning of nine Double Gold and four Gold Medals in the 2019 Seattle Wine Awards. Tsillan Cellars continues to showcase the Lake Chelan AVA in national and international wine competitions.