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Pondera's 2012 Cabernet Franc

Wins Gold & Best of Class

At This Year's Great Northwest Wine Competition


Pondera submitted seven wines to this year's competition and all seven placed, with three winning GOLD and four winning SILVER, plus our 2012 Cabernet Franc was chosen as the Gold Best In Class.  Here is what they had to say about the Franc!


Woodinville winemaker Shane Howard continues to excel with Bordeaux varieties, and his work with Dineen and Stillwater Creek vineyards in the Columbia Valley furthers that reputation. The nose of mocha, cocoa powder, dark cherry, boysenberry and vanilla comes with just a pinch of oregano. That herbal note makes its way into a harmonious collection of flavors including black cherry, raspberry and cola, backed by orange oil, fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity.

Pondera Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $32

Pondera Winery is a family owned, boutique winery located in the Warehouse Winery District of Woodinville. Winemaker, Shane Howard, has been making wine since 2003 and the winery was officially launched with the Pondera brand in early 2005.  The winery specializes in the production of high quality, well balanced red varietals and Bordeaux style blends. Our grapes are sourced from six outstanding vineyards covering three different AVA’s of Washington state.  Each wine is very limited and our entire production is currently 2000 cases annually.


Entwined places in

TOP 100

By Great Northwest Wine


2010 Entwined - $34

Columbia Valley

100 Cases


Rated: Outstanding

By Great Northwest Wine

on March 3, 2014

Regular Tasting Room Hours

Friday 3-7pm 
Saturday & Sunday  Noon-5pm

And by appointment.



19501 144th Ave NE  B400

Woodinville, WA  98072


Tasting fee $10

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