Category Archives: Acclaim in the press

Washington Winemaker of the Year!

July 31, 2018

Congratulations James Mantone and the Syncline Team!
2018 Winemaker of the Year! 

With much excitement we can finally share some grand news! 
Syncline’s Winemaker and Co-founder James Mantone is recognized for his adventurous approach to Washington wine. 
He was just awarded
2018 Washington Winemaker of the Year! 
The 13th Annual Seattle Magazine Wine Awards grants this title to a winemaker who’s known for quality in their winemaking, for contributions to the winemaking community, and for placing Washington wines on the national stage.  
Below is a link to the article. Please read it, share it and let us hear the love! We couldn’t be more proud of James and all that he has put forth to his craft. 
Seattle Mag link
To all those who have supported Syncline Winery through this journey, we thank you! Thank you for your loyalty, your curiosity, and of course your willingness to offer us a place at your table. Cheers to creating world class wines! 
Syncline Winery 
& JetBlue
If winemaker of the year isn’t exciting enough, we have some other pleasing news for you all to know. 
As of July, JetBlue Airlines has put our lovely Rhone blend, Subduction Red on the JetBlue Mint Menu. 
“In tribute to new Mint service to Seattle, welcome aboard our first Washington State wine! Poppie and James Mantone make some of the state’s most rewarding Rhône-style reds, including this Syrah-focused blend that brims with heady blackberry fruit, cocoa and dried roses. Hearty enough for meat dishes, yet bright enough for summer.  “

 – JetBlue

They couldn’t have described it any better. We hope for any of you who choose to fly JetBlue, enjoy a glass and think of us. 

New Year with New Scores!

January 4, 2016


Happy New Year ! ! ! ! 

We are excited to announce Wine Enthusiast has presented new scores for our delicious wine! Luckily we do have a few of these specific wines still in stock. Note… the New Year may be here, but these wines won’t be for much longer. Don’t wait too long to grab your favorites! 

93 *  Editors’ Choice   Syncline 2013 Syrah McKinley Springs Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills   $30.00
92 Editors’ Choice   Syncline 2013 Grenache-Carignan   Horse Heaven Hills   $25.00
92   Syncline 2013 Syrah Boushey Vineyard Yakima Valley   $35.00
91 *    Syncline 2013 Mourvèdre   Columbia Valley (WA)   $30.00
90 *    Syncline 2014 Grüner Veltliner   Columbia Gorge (WA)   $20.00
90   Syncline 2014 Grenache Blanc Boushey Vineyard Yakima Valley   $25.00

* still in stock 

In other news, we are excited to be apart of TWO Winemaker Dinners this January. Enjoy a night of good company, a delicious 5 course meal and wines that are specifically paired with each course from yours truly. An event you won’t want to miss. 

One will be hosted in Seattle, and the other will be held locally here in Lyle. 
– Tuesday January 12th at Monsoon Seattle, Seattle WA
– Saturday January 16th at The Lyle Hotel, Lyle WA

Please contact the restaurants directly to ensure a seat. These events are limited seating so make your reservations asap.
MONSOON  SEATTLE : (206) 325-2111   ;   LYLE HOTEL Phone : (509) 365-5953 

Lastly, Our tasting room is back to it’s normal hours. Starting January 2nd hours are 
11 am – 6 pm , Thursday – Sunday. 


February Club Wines

We will be releasing two of our favorite and most popular wines next month, the 2014 Cinsault and the 2014 Counoise. Both these wines will be released exclusively to our club members. If you are interested in joining the club you may do so online or you can email Lauren with any questions. 


Valentine’s Weekend at Syncline Winery

February 11th – 14th

Come celebrate love and all things chocolate with Syncline! We will be pouring new releases along with a stunning array of chocolates and cheese from around the world.


Thank you for being such fantastic friends and supporters of Syncline. 

Syncline Family