The Buoy

An easy sipping blend that is fruity, crisp, and well-balanced with apricot, warm mandarin, and a dry, mineral finish.


YEAR: 2017

60% Semillon
20% Chenin blanc
20% Riesling

Chenin blanc – Reed Vineyard – Columbia Valley AVA, WA
Riesling – Den Hoed Vineyard – Yakima AVA, WA
Semillon – Judkins Vineyard – Yakima AVA, WA

ABV: 12.5%

WINEMAKER NOTES: The 2017 vintage was nearly perfect – it started out cool, warmed up in the middle for great ripening, then cooled off again around harvest time. The chemistry and flavors on these varieties were perfect – moderate sugar, crisp acidity, and delicate fruit flavors. Before we finished blending, we were approached by the charity organization, Buoy Local, and asked to come up with a fun blend to help support the community. For the base of this unique blend, we used our fruity, full-bodied Sémillon. From there, we blended in equal parts Riesling for its racy backbone and Chenin blanc for its lush, fragrant notes. Although this wine is technically dry, there is a whisper of residual sugar to soften the edges.

Buoy Local and Cellardoor Winery are proud to partner to buoy our community. For each bottle sold, $1 will be donated to Midcoast Habitat for Humanity.


  • Double Gold – 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Gold – 2019 Cascadia Wine Competition


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PRICE: $18.00

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