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.

Preview Woodinville Wine Country’s Top Wedding Venues

If you are planning to say, “I Do” this coming year, then you need to be in Woodinville on Sunday, January 26, 2014, when Woodinville Wine Country’s top wedding venues open their doors in lavish style to future brides and grooms for an unforgettable afternoon of wine tasting and nuptial inspiration.

For the fifth consecutive year, Novelty Hill Januik will be one of six fully decorated venues designed to help brides, grooms and their families and friends envision how they want their special day to look.  Each venue will display table settings, floral designs, catering, host music and more, all choreographed by some of the top wedding planners in the city who will be on hand to answer questions.  Adding to the fun, guests will be chauffeured to the event in safety and style.  Photos of guests enjoying Weddings in Woodinville at Novelty Hill Januik can be seen here by scrolling to the end of the page.

Participating venues, transportation and wedding planners include Columbia Winery, DeLille Cellars, JM Cellars, Novelty Hill Januik, Willows Lodge, Woodhouse Wine Estates, Butler Valet Transportation, Blackstone Limousine, Etheral Events, Event Success, MG Davis Events, Perfect Harmony Events; Simply Wed and Taylor’d Events, in addition to many more amazing vendors, listed on the website.

General Admission tickets are $40 each; group tickets are $35 per person (5 or more tickets must be ordered at one time to qualify for this rate).

The tour begins at noon.  Registration doors open at 11:30a.m. and continues until 1:00pm at Woodhouse Wine Estates where parking is available.  Once registered, participants will board chauffeured transportation and be on their way for a very informative and enjoyable adventure. Tour concludes at 5:00pm.