New Label Design

thumbnail-NH-chardWe have a new look!  If you visited the Woodinville winery tasting room over the summer, you may have noticed we quietly started releasing new vintages of both Januik and Novelty Hill wines with a stylish new, label.  Now that fall is here, watch for our new design to begin appearing on retail shelves and at your favorite restaurants too.

Both new packages tell a story about their respective wineries: Januik’s new label is indicative of the beauty and understated elegance of Mike’s winemaking; Novelty Hill’s design is a visual depiction of Washington State’s unique growing region and the winery’s estate vineyard Stillwater Creek.

thumbnail-Januik-newThe transition to the new package begins with the 2013 reds and 2014 whites and should be complete by late spring 2016.

We hope you agree that our new look is in keeping with the quality of wine veteran winemaker Mike Januik has been bottling since Januik’s founding in 1999 and Novelty Hill’s first vintage in 2000.  We invite your comments on this page and encourage you to share our new look on your favorite social media channel as well.

15 90+ Rated Wines

weFrom top-rated wines to top-rated destinations, Novelty Hill Januik has been in the news quite a bit recently.  We liked the Four Seasons magazine’s description of us as a “pair of outstanding wineries overseen by one extremely talented vintner, Mike Januik” in an article highlighting top Woodinville winery destinations.  We also agree with Leslie Kelly’s list of 30 Dishes and Drinks that define Seattle in zagat.com.  She lists our pizza as a top happy hour pick, with Wednesday Wine’d Down in mind, no doubt.

Then there is the July 2014 issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine that include a whole host of highly rated wines from both Januik and Novelty Hill.  Have a look:

95 pts. 2012 Januik Bacchus Vineyard Riesling

95 pts. 2011 Januik Reserve Red

94 pts. 2011 Januik Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Syrah

93 pts. 2011 Januik Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

93 pts. 2011 Januik Klipsun Vineyard Merlot

92 pts. 2011 Andrew Januik Stone Cairn Cabernet Sauvignon

92 pts.  2011 SWC Cab – Cellar Selection

91 pts. 2011 Januik Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain

91 pts. 2012 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Viognier Editor’s Choice

91 pts.  2012 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Chard

91 pts. 2011 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Merlot

91 pts. 2011 Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

90 pts. 2011 Januik Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

90 pts. 2011 Novelty Hill Merlot, Columbia Valley

90 pts. 2012 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc