Parejas Cellars

Parejas (pa-rāy-hăs) means partners

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2015

CLOVERDALE, Calif. — America’s largest wine competition grew even bigger, and Northwest wines continued to shine on the country’s largest stage. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which took place the first full week of January in this town in northern Sonoma County, drew a record 6,400 entries from 23 states, and about 60 wine professionals spent four days tasting, evaluating and rewarding each wine on its own merits. Overall, wines from Washington, Oregon and Idaho won about 500 medals at the Chronicle wine competition, with 109 earning gold medals and nine of those rising to the status of “best of class.” A wine earns best of class when it is deemed the best wine in its group. (Typically, about 40 wines of similar style, grape variety and/or price range will make up a class.) The best­of­class wines were: • Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2013 Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $15. This is an affordable red from a Walla Walla winery. • College Cellars 2014 Red Boar Vineyard Muscat Ottonel, Walla Walla Valley, $15. This was made by the faculty and students at Walla Walla Community College’s wine program. • Columbia Winery 2013 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $14. Columbia, now owned by E&J Gallo in California, is one of Washington’s oldest wineries and has a tasting room in Woodinville. • Eye of the Needle NV 12th Blend Red, Columbia Valley, $15. This Woodinville winery made this wine from Italian varieties. Proceeds of this wine, inspired by Seattle Seahawks fans, are donated to food banks. • Firesteed Cellars 2011 Riesling, Willamette Valley, $13. Seattle­based Firesteed uses grapes from Oregon.• Gamache Vintners 2011 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $25. Brothers Bob and Roger Gamache have been growing wine grapes since 1983 and have a tasting room in the Yakima Valley town of Prosser. • Parejas Cellars 2013 Albariño, Yakima Valley, $15. This small Yakima Valley producer focuses on Spanish varieties, such as this delicious white. • Samson Estates Winery 2014 Framboise, Washington, $13. This raspberry wine is made by a small producer north of Bellingham. • Locati Cellars 2012 Mission Hills Vineyard Estate Barbera, Walla Walla Valley, $25. Locati in Walla Walla focuses on primarily Italian grape varieties. A full list of all Northwest medal winners is at The complete list of all winning wines is at

2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition

The 34th annual San Francisco International Wine Competition took place at the Nikko Hotel in downtown San Francisco on June 20, 21, and 22, 2014. 4,570 products were entered from 26 states and 31 countries.  Parejas Cellars 2013 Albarino and Wysling 2012 Band of Sisters both brought home Silver medals at this prestigious annual event!




2012 White Rhône Blend
Band of Sisters
Columbia Valley USA




2013 Albarino
 Dutchman Vineyard Yakima Valley USA

Wines Northwest-White Rhone Blends

Wonderful wines of the week review by Chuck Hill published May 13,2014 :

2012 Band of Sisters
Columbia Valley AVA

Mark Wysling started his winemaking career in 1987 as a “hobby that got out of hand” in the Yakima Valley.  He now produces Spanish varietal wines under his Parejas Cellars label and other wines under the Wysling label.  His co-fermented blend of 55% Marsanne, 34%Roussanne and 11% Grenache Blanc is called Band of Sisters and features exotic tropical fruit and floral flavors with a complex finish of citrus and pear – very tasty with Asian foods, halibut, black cod, lobster, poultry, and creamy sauced dishes!


The Reverse Wine Snob-Top 10 White Wines Under $20 – Summer 2014 Edition


The Reverse Wine Snob: Wysling Band of Sisters 2012 - A Beautiful Rhone Blend
Another extremely satisfying  wine from Parejas Cellars.

5) Wysling Band of Sisters 2012 – A Beautiful Rhone Blend  55% Marsanne, 34% Rousanne and 11% Grenache Blanc from the Columbia Valley. Another wine from Washington, but at only 201 cases produced this one will be much harder to find. Tropical fruit, spicy minerals, pears, honeysuckle and some intriguing herbal notes fill out both the bouquet, the beautiful dry palate and the extremely satisfying and lengthy finish. Wonderful texture and great balance are also abundantly present in this beautiful Rhone style blend. Buy this wine direct from Parejas Cellas and mention The Reverse Wine Snob in your phone or email order to receive 15% off any size order! Or see a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.


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