Former Domaine Serene winemaker Tony Rynders is consulting on Swiftwater Cellars, a new winery on the 6,400-acre Suncadia Resort 80 miles east of Washington. This might be the only American winery, and certainly the only one in Washington, in a resort. It is is in Cle Elum, near Roslyn, in the Cascade Range nowhere near any grapevines. That hasn’t fazed dozens of wineries in the Seattle area. Some of Washington’s best wines are made there from grapes grown even farther away. Swiftwater's will be coming from owner Don Watts' Zephyr Ridge Vineyard in Washington's Horse Heaven Hills, plus sources in Walla Walla and Willamette Valley.
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