Sparkling Wine with a Washington Wild Side

Gorgiste’s debut lineup. Even the labels are very un-Washington.

In early summer 2017, Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen stood on the slopes of Rainmaker Vineyard, a natural southern-facing amphitheater of land on the Columbia Gorge, and saw the future.

Lindsay-Thorsen is the cofounder of W.T. Vintners in Woodinville, a rare winemaker who’s also an accomplished sommelier. The land on the Gorge’s cool western edge set both sides of his wine brain vibrating with possibilities. Rainmaker’s 21 acres rise 950 to 1,350 feet above sea level, a zone classified as subalpine. Here, ringed by trees, grapes get ample sun, but way less heat than Eastern Washington vineyards. The land overlooks the

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