“An absolutely gorgeous texture with pure fruit flavors. One of the best Tempranillo’s I have had from Washington.” Washington Wine Report
“The major wine from this talented winemaker is his 100% Tempranillo.” 10 Best New Washington Wines, Seattle Magazine
Tapas- Spanish roots with our Creole influence
“Hailing from New Orleans and exposed to the unique indigenous foods of the Big Easy, Doug spent many a morning whiling away time in the kitchen of Commanders Palace.” Washington Tasting Room Magazine.com
‘This is what we see when we look up at Mt. Rainier, the beauty, the horror, the awe, the unbelievable size that confirms our own consequence on this earth.’ Bruce Barcott
We invite you to explore our Salida website and learn of the surge in Spanish-style Washington wines. Join our mailing list to hear of events and special offerings, or join our wine club to insure you will be the first to enjoy these wonderful Salida wines, clearly reflecting their noble lineage and deftly crafted by our award winning winemaker, Doug McCrea
Salida was conceived by veteran Washington winemaker Doug McCrea, inspired by his New Orleans roots from when the Vieux Carre’s Spanish architecture replaced the French wooden structures, preserved to this day with charming stucco facades and intricate wrought-iron balconies. Hardly coincidental, he launched Salida in 2006 producing his first Tempranillo.
Salida means “to exit,” a metaphor for harvest when the grapes leave the vineyards to be transformed into wine. Our Spanish fruit is adapting beautifully to the volcanic soils, marginal rainfall and diurnal rhythms of Washington’s upland desert terroir.