Tildio is a new winery located in Manson, Washington near Lake Chelan. A Lake Chelan AVA, which would presumably include Tildio, is currently in the works with the comment period ending next week.The name comes from the Spanish name for the Killdeer bird which frequents the winery’s vineyards. Northwest Wine Press called Tildio a “Winery to Watch” earlier this year.

The SBW is named for the vineyards the grapes comes from – Sagemoor, Baccus, and Wienbau which are all part of Sagemoor Vineyards. These vineyards have provided fruit for a number of Washington wineries with excellent results. Unfortunately in the case of the Tildio SBW 2005, the oak gets in the way of the fruit.


Tildio SBW Columbia Valley 2005
Lots of oak aromas on the nose, perhaps a bit too much, along with cola, menthol, prune, dried fruit, and spice. On the taste, the wine comes off as over-oaked and finishes with strong, sand paper tannins. 13.9% alcohol. 124 cases produced.