Mark Ryan Winery Tasting-Meet the owner/winemaker
Woodinville Washington Saturday 2-4 pm.
November 11, 2017
The Mark Ryan team – Mark McNeilly and Mike Macmorran – make some of the best, burliest, Washington wines.
Mark started making wine in a garage in Bellevue, Washington. Today the winery in the warehouse district of Woodinville is a destination for lovers of rich, robust reds.
Long Haul is a red blend named for the long drive across the Snoqualmie Pass in a rickety Ford truck full of grapes; Dead Horse is another red blend, made entirely from grapes from Ciel du Cheval (Horse Heaven) Vineyard.
McNeilly’s goal is to fashion flavorful, even-handed wines expressive of the region where the grapes originate. Classics Dead Horse and Long Haul are almost universally described as variations of “big” and “ripe,” labels which he agrees with wholeheartedly.
Mark has always been remarkably modest about his winemaking. In 2009, Mike Macmorran moved from assistant to full-on winemaker. The collaboration between them has produced the best Mark Ryan wines to date.
Mark will be in house pouring all his new releases.
Saturday, November 11th. 2-4 pm. No fee tasting