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Press Releases

Olympic Cellars Achieves Industry “Trifecta” at Denver International Wine Competition
Owners bring home Double Gold, Gold and Silver Medals

Judges at the 2013 Denver International Wine Competition, the premier double-blind, professionally judged wine competition in the Rocky Mountain region, have awarded three medals plus a “Best of Show” designation to Olympic Cellars.

The winery’s 2009 Cabernet Franc received a double-gold medal and “Best of Show” in the red wine category; the 2011 Barn Nouveau, a Malbec blend, won gold; and the 2009 Syrah scored silver.

More than 750 wines from around the world were entered in this competition which took place on Sept. 7-8 at the Omni Interlaken Resort in Broomfield, Colo. Judges are Colorado wine industry professionals, wine writers, and retailers.
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Olympic Cellars Kicks Off Summer with National Flip-Flop Day Celebration

What better way to celebrate the first day of summer than by breaking out the flip-flops, those fun, colorful rubber sandals that are synonymous with the season? How about relaxing with flip-flops on your feet and a glass of wine in your hand?
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Olympic Cellars makes list of Top Corporate Philanthropists

Port Angeles, Wash., May 15, 2009 – The Puget Sound Business Journal has named Olympic Cellars to its 2009 List of Top Corporate Philanthropists in an expanded Corporate Citizenship Program that recognizes companies of all sizes for their staunch support of philanthropic causes and organizations. Companies were placed in one of three categories, large, medium or small, determined by total revenue, and then ranked within each category according to total giving in the state of Washington. Olympic Cellars is ranked number 20 out of 25 businesses on the small companies list, with $6,613.00 cash and $4,990.00 in-kind donated in 2008.  Read Full Article (PDF)

“Dungeness” Wine Trademark granted Federal Registration

Working Girl Wines Roadtrip Give-Away Contest Announced

Winner of Olympic Cellars’ Washington Wine Month giveaway to experience wine country and lavender celebration in style The lucky winner of a special giveaway sponsored by Olympic Cellars’ award-winning Working Girl wines during Washington Wine Month (March) will tour Olympic Wine Country and take in the Sequim Lavender Festival in a red 2008 Lincoln MKX AWD, accompanied by her two daughters and their own private chauffeur. Read Full Article

Red, White & New Wine Release Weekend Celebrates the 5th Anniversary of Working Girl Wines

Olympic Cellars will commemorate the fifth anniversary of its popular Working Girl® Wines next month with the unveiling of Gracefully Aging Red, the fifth wine in the Working Girl series. The aptly named 2006 Zinfandel will debut at the winery’s annual Red, White & New Wine Release Weekend, July 12-13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read Full Press Release

Founding Artist Uniquely Portrays Olympic Cellars’ Award-Winning History

Resident artist Bob Stokes is beginning to realize his long-term vision for one of the Olympic Peninsula’s unique assets – its large artist population.  Recently, Stokes joined forces with local fiber artist Jeanne Couillard Jones on a custom project for Port Angeles’ Olympic Cellars Winery. The challenge: find a unique, insightful way to display more than 70 wine medals received by the winery in its 29-year history. Stokes and Jones titled their creative solution, The Vendange   Read Full Article

Celebrating Washington Wine Month With a Working Girl Road Trip Giveaway

Car and Private Chauffeur Included with Weekend in Wine Country

March is Washington Wine Month, and Olympic Cellars is celebrating with more than just great wine! Consumers are invited to participate in a special drawing for a Working Girl Road Trip, sponsored by Olympic Cellars’ award-winning Working Girl wines. The winner will receive a weekend getaway for two in Olympic Peninsula Wine Country, including an overnight stay at a local B&B, a private chauffeured tour of the regions’ seven artisan wineries in a red 2008 Lincoln MKX AWD, dinner at a local fine dining restaurant, and much more. Entry forms are available on the necks of Working Girl wine bottles at participating local and Puget Sound area retailers, or on the Working Girl website,  The winning name will be drawn on April 6 during the Taste Washington! Grand Tasting event at the Quest Field Event Center in Seattle.  Read Full Press Release

Olympic Cellars’ Kathy Charlton to Receive Women for WineSense Rising Star Award

Women for WineSense (WWS), the premier national education and networking organization for wine aficionados and industry professionals, has selected Kathy Charlton, owner of Olympic Cellars Winery in Port Angeles, to receive the organization’s
Rising Star Award. 

Charlton was selected for “star power,” demonstrated through over-the-top marketing innovation, such as the winery’s annual Working Girl NO LABOR Day (a self-designated “holiday” for women), a strong commitment to philanthropy and a focus on making wine more approachable – all of which have contributed to her success in turning Olympic Cellars around and taking the business to new heights.

In just six short years, annual production of Olympic Cellars’ Working Girl® wines (a series
created by Charlton with co-owners Molly Rivard and Libby Sweetser) has jumped from 450 cases to 11,000 cases and undergone a national rollout.  Read Full Press Release

Climate and Landscape Study Finds North Olympic Peninsula Suitable to Grow Unique Grape Varieties for Quality Wine Production

Dr. Greg Jones, a Southern Oregon University professor and research climatologist who has studied the impact of climate on the suitability of wine grape regions worldwide, performed the 9-month long study. Jones delivered his conclusion that the North Olympic Peninsula provides sound potential for cool climate viticulture, and the local wine industry should capitalize on the ability to grow unique grapes with a light, crisp, and aromatic style of wine that pairs well with the seafood of the region.

Kathy Charlton says: “It is our hope that the study will attract growers to the area, thereby raising the profile of the North Olympic Peninsula as a premium wine growing region and enhancing the region’s rich agricultural heritage through new vineyard plantings.”
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Working Girl Wines Featured at Women Business Owners Nellie Cashman Awards

Olympic Cellars and Working Girl Wines featured at the 2005 & 2006 WBO Nellie Cashman Women Business Owner of the Year Award Dinner and Ceremony.  For two years in a row Working Girl Wines has had the honor of being the only wine served at this exclusive event.

International Women's Day, Olympic Cellars raising funds for Global Partnerships
Peninsula towns from Port Angeles to Port Townsend will mark International Women’s Day (March 8), a global observation of the economic, social, cultural and political achievements of women, with three distinctly different public events focused on reflection, veneration and celebration.

Sponsored by Womanfest, a non-profit organization that has been empowering women of the Olympic Peninsula for more than 20 years, and Olympic Cellars, a woman-owned and operated winery in Port Angeles, the events will raise funds for Global Partnerships, a Seattle organization helping to fight poverty through microlending programs.  See Full Article

Olympic Cellars’ Working Girl wine label honored in ® Seattle Homes & Lifestyles’ Design 100
Seattle Homes & Lifestyles magazine has selected Olympic Cellars’ Working Girl White wine label as one of the 100 People, Places and Things ® that Define Seattle Design. The magazine’s staff and contributors found the laid-back “vintage contemporary” caricature of a woman relaxing with a glass of wine after a long day in pantyhose and pumps to exemplify a style that is “distinctly Northwest,” and to serve as an innovative example of how Washington wine labels are leading in design. Working Girl White is the first in a series of Working Girl wine labels created for Olympic Cellars in 2003 by artist Stephanie Mallon, formerly of Port Angeles.

Olympic Cellars Wins Prestigious Jefferson Cup Award
Port Angeles, Wash., Jan. 12, 2006 – Olympic Cellars has taken a giant step forward in its quest to bring recognition to one of the Northwest’s best kept secrets – the Lemberger grape. Winemaker Benoit Murat’s 2004 Dungeness Red Lemberger wine received the esteemed Jefferson Cup Award at the 2005 Jefferson Cup Invitational, which took place December 1 and 2, 2005 in Kansas City, Mo. Described as the Olympics of wine competitions, the Jefferson Cup honors the best of the best among U.S. wineries from all of America’s wine regions. The award is Murat’s first since becoming head winemaker at Olympic Cellars in 2004, and pays tribute to his debut Lemberger wine.

Olympic Cellars Introduces The Working Girl Road Trip
Olympic Cellars Introduces The Working Girl Road Trip, a woman-owned and operated boutique winery in Port Angeles, know that sometimes you gotta get away – and what could be more fun than a road trip with just the girls?! Winery owner/operators Kathy Charlton, Molly Rivard and Libby Sweetser are working to steer the popular girlfriend travel trend toward their own stomping grounds – the beautiful Olympic Peninsula – with the launch of their Working Girl Road Trip web page. Download complete press release (PDF)

Olympic Cellars Helps Stomp Out Child Abuse at Third Annual Grape Stomp
Stomp Olympic Cellars will feature "Grape Stomping Boogie" Song written by Yakima Band, The Blue Tropics. A Dollar Dance to the "Stomping" song will benefit Healthy Families of Clallam County. Download complete press release (PDF)

Olympic Cellars’ Working Girl Wines support Texas fundraiser for Breast Cancer Reseach
Tami Agassi is featured speaker at the "Surviving and Thriving Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon.

Olympic Cellars Declares Holiday for All Hardworking Women
Olympic Cellars has self-declared a new “holiday” to recognize hardworking women everywhere. Starting this year the winery will designate the last Saturday in August Working Girl “No Labor Day.” Download complete press release (PDF)

Businesses Unite for No Labor Day
Working Girl wines and Mad Housewife wines have joined forces to kick-off a monthlong No Labor Day celebration in honor of today’s hardworking women. Download complete press release (PDF)

2003 Dungeness Red and 2004 Dungeness White
wines received respective gold and silver medals at the 2005 Washington State Wine Competition, continuing an award-winning tradition that has lasted more than two decades Download complete press release (PDF)

Olympic Cellars’ 2002 Syrah Takes Gold At Northwest Wine Summit
Judges at this year’s prestigious Northwest Wine Summit, an annual competition focusing exclusively on wines produced in the Pacific Northwest, deemed Olympic Cellars’ 2002 La Dolce Vida Syrah of gold medal caliber. Download complete press release (PDF)

Olympic Cellars Receives New Awards! Olympic Cellars‚ 2002 Merlot Reserve and 2002 received Silver medals
at the Grand Harvest and Bronze medals at the Dallas Morning News competition. A third wine, Olympic Cellars heritage Dungeness Red, received a Silver medal at the Dallas Morning News judging. The competitions were held in January and February 2005. Download complete press release (PDF).

All Working Women Celebrated on International Women’s Day, March 8th.
All over the world, women are gathering to commemorate International Women’s Day, March 8th. Local women will be gathering from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Olympic Cellars Winery, 255410 Highway 101 in Port Angeles. Download complete press release (PDF).

Olympic Cellars Debuts Our HANDYMAN RED
Fourth release in award-winning Working Girl™ wine series is for the guys. Feb. 10, 2005 – Olympic Cellars will debut its newest wine, Our HANDYMAN RED, at its 3rd annual Evening of Romance Valentine celebration on Friday, Feb. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The wine – "one for the guys" -- is part of the Working Girl series that includes popular labels such as Go Girl Red and Rose’ the Riveter. Download complete press release (PDF).

Hotel Vintage Park and Olympic Cellars help women "Dress for Success". The public is invited to attend a Working Girl wine hour at Hotel Vintage Park to benefit Dress for Success®, a non-profit organization that helps low-income women enter the work force. Thursday, March 31, 2005, 5-6 p.m. at the Hotel Vintage Park in Seattle. Download complete press relase (PDF).

Olympic Cellars Introduces 2X Success™
New philanthropic program makes good sense for small businesses. Port Angeles, Wash, Feb. 24, 2005 - Olympic Cellars, a woman-owned and operated boutique winery committed to supporting local women in need, is putting a new twist on philanthropic giving. Through an innovative program dubbed 2X Success the winery is forging strong community partnerships and making meaningful contributions to non-profit organizations while mitigating the financial impact on its own bottom line. The program presents a win/win solution for both donor and recipient and can be applied to most any small business. Download complete press release (PDF).


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