Archive for December, 2009

One of the Very Best Gifts: A SageCliffe Gift Card

Friday, December 11th, 2009

scliffe_gftcrd.jpg So many wonderful people come visit SageCliffe and tell us they plan to return, and would like to share SageCliffe with their friends and family, too.  But we’re all feeling the squeeze these days and sometimes we just need that little bit of help to make trips like these possible.  Enter the SageCliffe Gift Card. 

We have our Gift Cards available in our Cave B Webstore  in a wide range of denominations; several have bonus gifts attached with purchase, or a great holiday-period discount.  This is truly the best time of year to purchase a SageCliffe Gift Card for someone you care about.  We also have cards available for corporate clients.  To read more about the cards, their special offers and to purchase, please visit our Cave B webstore.  Enjoy!

2010 Brings Celebrity Chefs to SageCliffe

Friday, December 11th, 2009

john_sundstrom.jpgJason WilsonGreg AtkinsonDan Gilmore

Do you know Chefs Jason Wilson, Greg Atkinson, Dan Gilmore, and John Sundstrom?  Do you know a foodie who you’re pretty sure does?  Then we need to let you in on our all-new SageCliffe Chef’s Weekends:  coming to you four separate weekends January-March. Tickets to these weekends are available for purchase now, as we couldn’t think of a better gift to make available over the holidays.  (You may just be someone’s new best friend or rise in the spousal ranks with this gift…)Now to the nitty gritty…what are these Chef’s Weekends? Each weekend features a different celebrity chef.  What you or  your gift-receiver will experience:

Friday Evening
The weekend begins on Friday evening, with a special tasting menu prepared by Chef Ritchie and paired with Winemaker Freddy Arredondo’s Cave B wines. In the tradition of his background at the famous Herb Farm restaurant, Chef Ritchie will guide students course by course through this culinary adventure.

On Saturday, the students get down to business, working side-by-side with the Chefs to sharpen their culinary skills in a series of hands-on workshops. Between culinary sessions, Winemaker Freddy Arredondo will lead students through a wine tasting and pairing training. Armed with their new skills, students will be tasked with crafting a signature wine blend utilizing a selection of the many varietals available in the Cave B cellar.
After an intensive day of food & wine training, students will sit down to dinner to enjoy the results of their efforts, which will be critiqued by their Chef instructors. The competition is a friendly one, but expect the kitchen to heat up as teams compete to see who has what it takes to cook with the pros!

To wrap up the weekend, students and chefs will sit down together for a family-style farewell brunch on Sunday morning.

Weekends include 3 days, 2 nights’ accommodations at Cave B Inn and all meals.  To get the rest of the details, see pics of the Chefs (we know we always like to see who we’re cooking with) and learn about pricing, please visit our website.  These will truly be weekends that create great, adventurous lasting memories.  You’ll have story after story to tell for years to come….and you will likely be able to do so over a recreation of the meal you create at SageCliffe!   We hope you join Freddy Arredondo, Chef Ritchie and all the celebrity Chefs for these very special weekends.  See you soon!

Cave B Webstore Goes in New Directions

Friday, December 4th, 2009


Before Christmas season launched its merry, festive face, we were working to revamp the Cave B Webstore, making it more user-friendly with different wine and gift categories, and more production information.  But knowing that product info alone is not enough; after all, we all want products we desire, right?–So we also stocked the store with a whole bevy of new offerings and great holiday deals:  First we added a Nov. 1-Dec. 31 wine shipping and handling special (free shipping on 6+ bottles sent anywhere in WA State!-see webstore for details), 10% off on all wine gift baskets, bonus gifts and discounts on SageCliffe Gift Cards, and an entire array of SageCliffe Experience Gifts. 

What exactly are Experience Gifts?  We’ve found through the years that those who visit SageCliffe often wish they could come back with a spouse, best friend, their mother, their children….they wish to share the experience of the winery, the Inn, the Spa, Tendrils and the amazing landscape, with others.  Experiences Gifts are packages we’ve put together to allow you to do just that:  you can purchase a winery a la carte activity for your loved one, like a wine blending activity, a Stump the Chump Experience, or personal barrel tasting.  Or, for the foodie in your life, there’s the opportunity to purchase admittance to this spring’s SageCliffe Chef’s Weekends (think Iron Chef-type competition and working side by side with some of the Northwest’s best chefs!) And the Experiences Gifts go on….with SageCliffe Gift Cards another way to purchase the SageCliffe Experience while letting the recipient put together their very own kind of SageCliffe visit.

 And last but most certainly not least, we have the tremendous Cave B and SageCliffe wines available, along with quality wine accessories that you will use again and again.  With full tasting notes available in the store for every wine, we’ve taken the mystery out of your wine-buying decision:  you can find just the right wine for your loved ones, your holiday celebration (Ice Wine or Blanc de Blanc, anyone?) or for your boss or coworkers. (How about the Seattle Wine Awards Gold-winning 2008 Cave B Riesling?)

 We love what we do here at Cave B, and doing what we can to make your Cave B & SageCliffe experience as easy, relaxing and enjoyable is what we’re all about.  We welcome you to visit our Cave B Webstore, click on the pages, browse at your leisure and enjoy the fruits of your search…the smiles on the faces of those who receive your Cave B gifts!  A very happy holiday to each and every one of you.  ~The Cave B Family.