#TBT One-Day Library Wine Sale

zuckerbergWe’ve been having some fun with Throwback Thursday (#TBT) this month, venturing into the cellar each week to offer a special, limited release wine for sale in the winery tasting room for one day only.   In the spirit of #TBT, we offer a vintage photo, along with a couple of clues to help you as you   take a walk back in time to solve the mystery of our featured wine.

This Thursday, April 24th, we are offering an acclaimed Novelty Hill made from a grape that originally hails from the Northern Rhone Valley in southeastern France.  First made famous by the wines from Hermitage and well-established there by the 13th century, classic examples of this noble grape are also grown in Côte-Rôtie.  Our #TBT wine hails from our estate vineyard and was harvested the same year the guy shown here hatched an idea that has fundamentally changed the way we all connect.

A limited quantity of the wine will be available for purchase on April 24th from 11 am – 5 pm in the tasting room only.  Use Facebook to spread the word!

April 16 Limited Release Library Wines for Throwback Thursday

sidewaysThursday, April 17th marks week #3 of this month’s #TBT offering. We are highlighting two limited release library wines, one from Januik, another from Novelty Hill, both from the same vintage and variety.    Quantities are limited, and when the wine is gone, it’s gone, so you best get to work now solving the mystery to this week’s featured selections.  Here are your clues:

Vintage: these wines were released the same year as your favorite movie about wine. The protagonist in this movie is a surly man whom, in real life, is the son of a: once Yale president, and the seventh commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Variety: both wines are the same grape variety portrayed in this movie as the protagonist’s most loathed variety of wine grape.

On a further note: loathing a wine because a movie character does is rather blasphemous. Please allow yourselves to transcend such an arbitrary and unrightfully posed stereotype.




Clue for April 10th #TBT Library Wine

youngmikeWelcome to week two of our #TBT bonanza! For anybody absent last week, or anybody that may have missed the gist of what’s going on: every Thursday for the month of April we will be selling a past vintage wine in our tasting room. All wines have been preferentially picked by Mike and the tasting room staff as favorites. Quantities are limited, and once they’re gone, THEY’RE GONE.

Because we’re a fun group of people (debatable), and able to resist forthrightness, we will be giving clues about each wine’s grape variety and vintage.

(Variety) The wine we will be selling in the tasting room this Thursday is made from the preferred grape of southpawed people from Bordeaux.

(Vintage) It was made the same year that your least favorite baseball team did a disservice to houses built by Babes by playing their first game in a new home just down the street from where they once played. To commemorate the Master’s tournament this week, one more clue about the vintage: this wine was also made the same year an Angel won Augusta.

This wine that earned 91 pts. from Wine Spectator will sell for $30 a bottle.  Good luck and hope to see you all this Thursday, the 10th of April, 2014. Questions?  Email Laura at laura@noveltyhilljanuik.com.

Mystery Library Wine Clue for April 3rd #TBT

bottle-shockIn recognition of Throwback Thursday (#TBT) , we are offering a  limited release library wine for purchase at the winery tasting room only each Thursday through the end of April.  A new wine will be featured each week.  Quantities are limited, so when it’s gone, it’s gone. Finally, to add some mystery (and fun) to #TBT, it’s up to you to guess the vintage and varietal of the featured wine.

This Thursday, April 3, our #TBT wine is from Novelty Hill. Wine Spectator gave it 91 pts., Wine Advocate awarded it 90 pts., and it features Argentina’s most famous grape.  It was also harvested the same year as this classic wine flick.


Save on Spring Wines and More

two-btl-thumbnailThe arrival of spring means that lazy evenings on the patio and backyard barbecues will soon be here too.  Stock up on your favorite wines of the season and save by visiting Novelty Hill Januik on Tuesdays and receive a 10% – 20% discount on your purchase.  If you are a Cellar Circle member and Friday tastings are more to your liking, start your spring weekend early with a stop at the winery.  Club members who purchase two bottles of wine any Friday in April will also enjoy a complimentary pizza.  Read on for further details:

Savvy shoppers are invited to visit the tasting room on Tuesdays to save 10% on single wine purchases, 20% off a case.  Cellar Circle wine club members receive an additional 10% off their regular discount.

If you are a Cellar Circle wine club member and are hungry and expect to be thirsty too over the upcoming weekend, drop by the tasting room between 12-4 pm any Friday this April, purchase two bottles of wine and receive a fabulous brick-oven pizza on us (must be enjoyed on the Friday of your purchase).

Both Tuesday and Friday offers apply only to guests visiting the tasting room in person.  Friday’s April pizza offer is available to wine club members only.  Novelty Hill Januik Winery is open in Woodinville and waiting for you seven days a week from 11 am – 5 pm.  Hope to see you soon.