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World-Class Wine

Crafted from Premier Grand Cru Washington Vineyards

DeLille Cellars is regarded as a top American producer of Bordeaux-style blends, showcasing a tradition of quality and excellence over its 30-year history. DeLille remains a principal influence in establishing Washington State as a premier viticultural region, with a focus on the Red Mountain AVA and other prestigious vineyard sites throughout the Columbia Valley.

Founded on the concept of crafting world-class wine from Washington State, DeLille Cellars was founded by Chris Upchurch, Jay A. Soloff, Greg Lill, and his father Charles Lill. The four founders believed that all good blends transcend the sum of their individual parts, and this principle and company philosophy of “always seeking” guides the winery’s commitment to constant improvement, continuous discovery in the cellar, and ultimately the creation of exceptional wines and experiences.

DeLille was one of the first five wineries in Washington to receive Robert Parker’s 5-star excellence rating. The winery’s legacy of consistent quality and acclaim includes over 700 individual 90+ ratings from top international critics, numerous placements on Top 100 lists, and five Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries of the World accolades (2017-2020 & 2022).

Three Decades of Excellence

In 2022, DeLille Cellars celebrates 30 years of winemaking.

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Pioneering Bordeaux-Style Blends

In 1992, DeLille pioneered two wines: Chaleur Estate and D2.

Both these wines are Bordeaux-inspired blends, consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Since DeLille’s inception, our team has been driven by the belief that blending Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in an Old World style would create complex and structured blends that prove the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This belief remains one of DeLille’s guiding principles today.

In 1994, DeLille Cellars was fortunate to acquire the rights to Harrison Hill vineyard, home to some of the oldest vines in Washington. Now, with the vines over 50 years old, Harrison Hill provides our cellar with fruit to create one of the state’s most sought-after ‘first growth’ wines.

Inspired by the Bordeaux tradition of blending varietals together, in 1995, the DeLille team created a barrel-fermented blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. This led to the creation of our first Bordeaux-style white wine: DeLille’s Chaleur Estate White (now known as Chaleur Blanc). With incredible purity of fruit and impressive structure, this wine has been lauded by wine critics and lovers alike and is a testament to the potential of how well a properly structured white wine can age. Together, Chaleur Estate, D2, and Chaleur Blanc have formed the bedrock upon which DeLille has built a legacy of excellence.

Grand Cru Vineyards

At DeLille, our passion lies in blending – not only through various combinations of Bordeaux and Rhône grape varieties but also via combining fruit from acclaimed vineyards to express the unique terroir of the region. Our winemaking team focuses on the Red Mountain AVA and sources grapes from Washington State’s leading Grand Cru Vineyards, including Ciel du Cheval, Grand Ciel, Upchurch, Red Willow, Sagemoor, Klipsun, Boushey, DuBrul, and Harrison Hill.

Meet Our Winemaking Team

Thanks to DeLille’s entrepreneurial mindset and employees’ first approach, our passionate team is committed to continuous improvement across every detail of the winery.

DeLILLE Team

Our Mission

Creating meaningful experiences that celebrate and enhance everyday life.