tastemakers: stina’s cellars

stinas-cellarsWith a touch of creativity and a passion for enology, Perry Preston and his wife, Penny, founded Stina’s Cellars on a challenge to each other and a chance at exploration. They already had a love for great wines, so all that remained was capturing a moment of fate—thus Stina’s Cellars was born in 1997.

After countless hours of mixing and matching to find that perfect combination, Perry Preston dreamed up and achieved fantastic new blends and took his mastery to the public in 2006. Located in the heart of Lakewood, Stina’s is open to new friends and patrons in the tradition of a Woodinville Winery tasting room. With large barrel tables and high-back stools, or a candlelit table for two, it’s an intimate atmosphere that is both relaxing and comfortable. And it gives Preston the chance to get to know and mingle with his guests.

Stina’s offers an outward display of numerous selections, from the latest releases to the award-winning cabernets. The Prestons’ philosophy is that the greatest joy of wine is finding a new one you’ve never tried before. “It’s the unique technique that always keeps it interesting,” says Perry.

Producing a wide range of berries and spiced blends, Preston has crafted an award-winning variety that is guaranteed to please the palate. From the signature scent of his Baco Noir, to the gold-medal Syrah, an award-winning table wine, or the uniquely flavored Pomegranate dessert wine, he is truly a master of his craft. With that mastery, Preston has participated in the Sister Cities trade project which exports overseas. Stina’s Cellars is one of the only winemakers to successfully export wines to China. Its unique blends can be found in over 90 locations throughout Western Washington and online in 16 states.

ERIC C. GOODELL

Stina’s Cellars
9316 Lakeview Ave SW, Lakewood
253.227.9748
stinascellars.com