Wine Club at the Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey®
The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey® is excited to offer a Wine Club which allows us to build stronger relationships with our guests as well as provide discounts on great wine from around the world.
Wine Club Quarterly Wines
- Quarterly bottles of wine
- Options: Reds, Whites or Josh’s Picks
- We will have suggested wines for each category but you may substitute a bottle for one of equal or less value
- Pick up at the Rack House only
Spring – March
Summer – June
Fall – September
Winter – December
We will reward our Wine Club members for the purchases they make at The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey®. We will track your purchases for you. Once you reach $500 we’ll give you a free $25 gift card.
Tracked purchases are for the Club Member plus up to one guest. Not applicable on purchases for more than a total of two guests, payments for the banquet room events, or the quarterly wine club membership fee.
- Discount on bottles listed on the menu. Dine in or carry out.
- All purchases tracked to receive a $25 gift card for every $500 spent.
- $15 towards food, drinks, etc. during your birthday month.
- Opportunities to sample and purchase new wines from around the world.
- Exclusive Wine Club events such as tastings, pairings, and dinners
- Pre-sale and discounts available to all Rack House special events.
- Free dessert for every new member referred.
- Refer four new members in a year and receive one quarter of your membership free!
Questions About The Wine Club? Ask Us!
Quarterly Wine Club Selection
Fall 2021 Selection
Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. This variety is of French provenance. Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.
If ever a river and the surrounding landscapes encapsulated the French national identity and lifestyle, it would surely be the Loire and the wine regions that line it. Stretching from one side of the country to the other, the river of kings has been the homeland to the Saget family for nine generations. Originally from Pouilly-sur-Loire, they decided over twenty years ago to head off in search of other treasures that our beautiful wine region could offer. Over the years, their quest led them along both banks of the river, reaching out to local winegrowers and terroirs.
2020 was a special year for the vines, with a very sunny spring and an early budburst which gave cause for concern when, in mid-April, the temperatures ventured below the fateful zero-degree mark. But thanks to the dedication and commitment of the team, the harvesting period was entered into with reasonable optimism.
In the Centre-Loire vineyards, the harvest was very early but took place in good conditions thanks largely to the monitoring of the ripening plot-by-plot. The extremely hot weather required picking the grapes very early in the morning to ensure they remained in good condition, thereby preventing the risk of oxidation in the press. The grapes showed a lovely maturity level and good health, with intense aromas and a lovely freshness. This is a year of very good quality in the white wines, with relatively low alcohol levels indicating a good balance.
On the nose, a wide range of fragrances, from vegetal with ivy and acacia to fruity with peach and lychee. A fresh start, opening for persistent mineral and fruity notes with a lingering finish on the palate.
Next up is a 100% White Moscato from the Veneto region of the Colli Euganei hills of Italy. The grapes were part of an early harvest in mid-September. The special characteristic of this wine is that it starts out from the unfermented must instead of from the wine as occurs with the other kinds of sparkling wines. This allows the perfect preservation of the typical aroma and freshness. After the soft crushing, the must is chilled and stored just below freezing and then moved when needed to pressurized vats to begin the fermentation which stops when an alcohol content of 7 % by volume is reached.
The wine shows straw yellow with greenish hints in the glass. The nose is typical and intense with aromatics of white flowers, mint, sage, and apricot. The aromatics continue on the first sip along with the expected sweetness. The is some accompanying acidity with an overall pleasant, clean finish. This is a great wine on its own but try it with ham and melon on a hot summer day to be delightfully surprised.
Milbrandt Merlot is our first offering in Josh’s Selection. Initially apple and potato farmers, Butch and his brother Jerry put down agricultural roots in Eastern Washington long before 1997, the year they planted their first grapevines in the area now designated as the Wahluke Slope AVA. Fast forward two decades and the Milbrandt’s are currently farming over ten distinct vineyard sites in the Wahluke Slope AVA and four vineyards to the north in the Ancient Lakes AVA. Now a multi-generational brand with Butch and his son Buck taking the lead, Milbrandt wines continue to deliver uncompromising quality – having earned more than sixty-five 90+ point ratings to date.
This wine is comprised of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is produced from 3 vineyards in the Columbia Valley, which include Sundance, Rosebud, and Northridge Vineyards. Grapes were harvested in October of 2017. After picking and pressing, 28% of the wine spent time in neutral American oak barrels for 14 months. This wine has bright aromas of cherry, cranberry, and pomegranate. It has a great intense fruit driven palate. This helps keep the fruit pronounced and powerful yet balanced at the same time.
District 7 is all that Monterey as a wine-growing region has to offer. The number refers to our official regional designation within the state of California, but District 7 is much more than just a prime number. Most experts recognize Monterey County as one of the most beautiful and diverse wine-growing regions in the world with complex soils and coastal weather patterns.
Of all the grape varieties, Pinot Noir is perhaps the most sensitive to its terroir. It responds to every fold in the earth and every suggestion in the weather. Scheid Vineyards harvest 100% of this Pinot Noir from sites located on the northern benches of Monterey’s Salinas Valley. Here the cool, windy, foggy conditions produce wines of great character, texture, and structure.
Each of their estate vineyards is harvested block by block based on flavor and ripeness rather than statistical analysis. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were destemmed, crushed, and fermented in open-top fermenters. Regular punch-downs of the cap over the 2-3 weeks of fermentation and maceration ensured full extraction of the color and flavors. The wine was aged with a combination of new (25%) and seasoned (75%) oak to retain the fruit and enhance complexity.
The 2018 Pinot Noir delivers the subtle elegance that can only come from sustainably farmed, cold-climate vineyards. Key aromatics include cherries, plums, and raspberries with notes of mocha, vanilla, and smoky oak. The palate is rich, smooth, and silky with a lingering bright red fruit finish. This is the perfect wine to serve with salmon, pork, lamb, or soft cheeses.
At Storypoint, their tale begins in the fields. Fruit and grapes are selected from vineyards throughout the North Coast. Each lot of grapes are cold-soaked overtime before fermentation. Once the grapes are ready, they grade each lot for taste and blend the best lots before aging them in French oak.
Their entire process is led by the idea that the winemaking process is an art, driven by scientific perfection. This stems from their winemaker, a true visionary with the utmost passion for making unique wines that excite us all.
Their plush and fruit-forward Pinot Noir comes from some of the most renowned wine regions in California. Layers of dark plum and blackberry complement notes of toasted oak to give this robust Pinot Noir a balanced structure.
Characterized by a deep dark plum color, Storypoint Pinot Noir captures the elegant, silky, fruit-driven blend from renowned California wine regions. This Pinot Noir reveals concentrated notes of blackberry jam, dark chocolate-covered cherries, and baking spice. On the finish, it offers oak-driven layers of toffee and espresso. Pair this with your favorite roasted chicken or duck breast dish to maximize your experience.
Lubanzi started in 2014, as two friends searching for an opportunity to make a difference in the world.
In 2014, while living in South Africa as exchange students, they set off on a 20-hour bus ride along South Africa’s southern coast en route to the wild coast, a remote part of the country – famously the birthplace of Nelson Mandela – for a week-long backpacking expedition. On their second day, a wandering dog the locals called ‘LUBANZI’ began following them on the adventure. He stuck with them throughout our journey – for 6 days & 100 miles – until he disappeared in the middle of the night before our final morning.
In their words, “In the spirit of this adventure, we returned to South Africa in 2016 endeavoring to launch a business that would connect people back home in America with a country and a people we had both been so struck by, and deliver some seriously top-notch wines in the process. Together, we spent months in South Africa sourcing and developing our wine; We met with over 40 producers, ranging from small family-run farms to large co-ops (independent growers banding together across huge regions), to wine negotiants and independent winemakers to source wine that could be part of what we were trying to build: a young, innovative, and socially responsible wine brand built on the concepts of collaboration & exploration, with a ‘locally run, globally minded’ mantra. We found those partners in our winemakers, Trizanne Barnard & Bruce Jack, & our designers, Fanakalo, who became friends and collaborators, and who have helped bring LUBANZI to life.
We felt it necessary for the business to be an avenue to deliver real and meaningful social impact back to a country so deserving of that commitment. As things kicked off, we became enamored with the idea of a more complete and equitable supply chain, which is why we partnered with The Pebbles Project, a not-for-profit that provides health & education resources to the families who live and work on South Africa’s wine farms.”
This wine is 100% handpicked Chenin Blanc grown in South Africa’s famous Swartland region. Crafted from a blend of grapes that come from a diverse collection of Swartland soils, with each piece of land putting its own mark on the final product.
Lubanzi Chenin Blanc is a bright wine, brimming with acidity. It is a vibrant pale yellow-green color in the glass. The nose is aromatic with hints of green melon, lemon zest, and green apple.