Website Update: 02.16.17
Wine grapes ready to harvest at Elephant Mountain Vineyard in Yakima, WA.
Row of grapes reserved for Yellowstone Cellars!
"Punching down" Syrah grapes during fermentation.
A Full Cellar
Barrels full of wine on racks in our cellar.
Separating the Varietals
Several varietals fermenting at the winery.
Loaded up and ready to head home!
Morning harvest at the vineyard.
Wine in the rack ready to sell by the bottle or case.
Clint Peck - owner & wine maker.
The owner and winemaker.
Wine Appreciation Classes
ALL SOLD OUT
Brought to you by Yellowstone Cellars & Winery
Thursdays February 15th , Feb. 22nd and March 1st
$20/person/class and includes wine sampling, barrel tasting and appetizers
Classes limited to 20
Sign up through the winery — pre-pay to secure your spot
Highlights of the class will include:
~ Nuances of sampling, tasting and food pairing ~
~ Wine tasting steps ~
~ Exploring wines of the world ~
~ Wine storage and selection ~
WELCOME EASTERN MONTANA
We recently have contracted with Blue Rock Distributing of Sidney and Miles City, to represent our wines in several eastern Montana counties. Be watching for the Yellowstone Cellars & Winery labels to appear in wine shops, supermarkets, liquor stores, steak houses and restaurants.
Our wines are crushed, fermented, cellar aged and bottled at our Billings, Montana winery from grapes harvested at family vineyards in Washington’s famed Yakima Valley.
All of our releases are available for purchase in our Winery Tasting Room by the glass pour, bottle or the case. Cases can be single or mixed variety.
The Winery Tasting Room
Open To The Public
Mon – Thurs 1:00 – 9:00 pm
Fri – Sat 1:00 – 11:00 pm
Sun 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Call Clint for off-hours appointments
In the Tasting Room & Deli
We offer free wine tastings during all open hours. We can serve anyone 21 years of age or older (we check IDs) and offer water and soft drinks to individuals under 21 years of age.
Look over our current wine list at the Tasting Room counter. Your server can help you select the wines you want to taste and help walk you through the tasting experience.
Our wines are available for purchase by the glass pour, bottle or the case. Cases can be single or mixed variety.
Glass pours of our wines served daily for $6 & $7/glass
We have a wonderful selection of gourmet cheeses, Brie plates, pizzas, deli meats, flat breads, crackers and condiments.
Ask your server for a list of our deli items and wine pairing suggestions!
Stop by the Tasting Room & Deli and relax around our cool granite tables and enjoy the friendly YC&W atmosphere. Or enjoy the fresh air and a wine cocktail on our open patio!
We accept all major credit cards!
Tasting Room Club
Our tasting room is open to anyone and everyone. But, for a complete winery experience we offer membership to our Tasting Room Club.
$15 for a “single” membership / $25 for a “couples” membership. This is a one-time fee – no need for renewals!
First option on new and/or special wine releases.
Sign up for our weekly winery newsletter that will appear in your email inbox.
Allows price discounts from our “list” prices of wine by the bottle.
Receive a “Loyalty Card” that gets you a free bottle of wine after you buy 12 bottles for takeout.
Get a 13th bottle (baker’s dozen) if you buy a case of wine.
Free cellar tours and barrel tastings for you and your family.
Invitation to special events such as Wine 101, 102, 103 wine appreciation classes.
Free use of our event area or patio for your personal and business events (birthday parties, retirements, business or club socials, family reunions, etc). Bridal showers are $250 at booking. We are happy to keep the doors open later for special events.
More than a place…
“Small producers are the ones showing us the way to a greater wine goodness.”
An article in “Wine Spectator” puts community-based “artisan” wineries like ours into perspective… “American wine drinkers increasingly are expecting to drink local. They expect to be able to visit their wineries… Not least, they expect to experience something different.”
Read the entire article by selecting the following link:
Explaining Our Label
You might notice as you look at our new labels that our 2011 and before 2011 red wines have the designation “American” as opposed to “Washington” as the American Viticultural Area (AVA – see footnote below) that appears on our pre-2011 vintage labels.
The reason: It has to do with federal labeling laws. Prior to the 2011 harvest I “produced” my wines at Dakota Creek Winery (owned by my brother and sister-in-law) located near Blaine, WA. Because the pre-2011 wines were produced in Washington, I was able to label them accordingly.
But, since 2011 YC&W wines are being produced in Billings, Montana (even thought I’m processing Washington grapes) by federal law I can’t specify “Washington” anywhere on the label. Nor can I use “Montana” on the label because the grapes were not grown in Montana.
Therefore, the only legal alternative for me at this point is to label our wines as “American” as the AVA.
Footnote: An American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a designated wine grape-growing region in the U.S. distinguishable by certain geographic features (i.e. “Napa”, “Columbia Valley,” “Washington,” “American,” etc) with boundaries defined by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), U.S. Department of Treasury.