Located at the Redhook Brewery site in downtown Seattle, Delille Cellars prides itself on being a wine destination. The cozy and unique atmosphere is a welcome addition to the city’s wine scene, and was well-received during a summer 2016 soft opening.

The restaurant, The Lounge at Delille Cellars, officially opened its doors to the public on September 22, 2018. One of the main objectives of the restaurant was to create a community gathering place that was open to the public, and to create a place where people could relax, get to know each other, and enjoy a great meal. The restaurant’s original name was “Delille Cellars” and the restaurant is named after Delille Cellars, a vineyard located in the Napa Valley.

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Michael C. Toney, executive chef of The Lounge at DeLille Cellars, stands inside the newly renovated restaurant, now open as the new wine and culinary hub of DeLille Cellars in Woodinville.

WOODINVILLE, WA (June 22, 2021) – DeLille Cellars, Woodinville’s third oldest winery, has opened a new wine-focused restaurant at the Old Redhook Brewery in Woodinville.  The Lounge at DeLille Cellars, located adjacent to the DeLille Cellar and Tasting Room, offers wine by the glass, comparative tastings and a unique menu created by Executive Chef Michael C. Toney. The salon is located on the site of the former Forecaster’s Public House, which was a mainstay of the Redhook branch for many years.

Michael C. Toney, executive chef of The Lounge at DeLille Cellars, stands inside the newly renovated restaurant, now open as the new wine and culinary hub at DeLille Cellars in Woodinville (Credit: DeLille Cellars).

In addition to DeLille wines, Lounge guests can sample wines that have inspired the winery or are alternatives to its own production, as well as many local beers and other beverages created by DeLille Cellars’ winemaking team. The restaurant menu consists of light snacks to share, salads, sandwiches and daily prepared dishes such as steak frites and fresh pasta.  The Deck at DeLille Cellars is a seasonal outdoor space, ideal for al fresco dining.

The menu was created by chef Michael C. Toney, who has worked with DeLille for nearly two decades. He hosts private events and wine dinners through his catering company, A Platinum Event, and pairs food and wine at DeLille’s tasting room.  Most recently, Chef Tony led DeLille’s Date Night Restaurant, a weekly takeout and wine dinner that has been a huge success since the first COVID-related closures in March 2020.

More than 25 years ago, I began my career working in restaurants in California at a time when new American cuisine was blossoming, says Executive Chef Tony. I am so happy to have come full circle after building relationships and friendships in this amazing community through A Platinum Event Catering. I hope to continue the legacy of this place with DeLille Cellars, who has been by my side since day one, by offering dishes in the same style that started my career, but also by using everything that working at Woodinville Wine Country has taught me.

The interior of the Lounge at DeLille Cellars, now adjacent to the tasting room at Old Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, Wash.

Interior of the lounge of DeLille Cellars (Credit: DeLille Cellars).

The Deck at DeLille Cellars, a seasonal outdoor dinner featuring D2, one of DeLille’s founding wines, will be offered by the glass and bottle, as well as a comparative tasting.

Great wine goes hand in hand with great food, and we look forward to working with our longtime friend and chef Michael Toney.  After nearly 20 years of working together to create wine pairings and wine launch events, we are excited to open the restaurant to bring magical food and wine to our guests and create a hub of activity at the Old Redhook Brewery, said General Manager Tom Dugan.

Following the relocation of the winery and renovation of the old brewery, DeLille moved its headquarters to the former Redhook Brewery building in 2019.  The restaurant expansion comes a year and a half after DeLille opened a new three-story tasting room on the estate and marks nearly three decades since the estate was founded in 1992 (DeLille is celebrating its 30th vintage this fall).  In addition to indoor space and a seasonal patio, The Lounge at DeLille Cellars also offers two lounges for small private dinners. DeLille is also in the process of renovating its upstairs event room, which can accommodate up to 200 guests.

The former Forecaster’s Public House has a long history in Woodinville as a meeting place since 1994, when the Redhook Institution opened its doors.  DeLille Cellars looks forward to continuing the legacy of the Old Redhook Brewery as a food, beverage and souvenir hub for the community.

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The salon is currently open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 3pm on weekdays and from 2pm on weekends.  DeLille wants to extend its opening hours to the summer.  A table can be reserved and visitors are also welcome if there is room. For more information, see www.theloungeatdelille.com.

The Lounge at DeLille Cellars, a new specialty wine restaurant in Woodinville, Wash.

About DeLille Cellars

Inspired by Bordeaux – Distinctive Washington – Unique DeLille

Founded in 1992, DeLille Cellars is the third oldest winery still in operation in Woodinville, Washington. Known as the pioneer of Washington State Bordeaux blends, the estate maintains a tradition of quality and excellence that has earned it more than 700 individual scores of 90+ in major publications. DeLille Cellars specializes in Red Mountain AVA vineyards and sources grapes from Washington’s most famous wineries. The winery is recognized by leading wine critics and authorities, including Robert Parker, as one of the top producers in the state. For more information about DeLille Cellars, visit www.delillecellars.com.

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