“We believe there is something special about the tenacity it takes to balk at the easy way. That there is something to be gained by looking risk square in the eyes and forging ahead. If it weren’t for recklessness, curiosity and tenacity, no new art would ever be made.”
- Ashley Trout, Winemaker & Owner
A Nod to the Beauty and the Lure of The West
March Cellars pays homage to the toil and tumult of The Old West, and to the spirit of those drawn toward it. March was the last month that settlers bound for the American Frontier could embark west and expect to arrive alive—March was the precarious line between fortunate and desolate hardship.
With unique and well-draining soil deposited by ancient floods, long daylight hours and dramatic daily temperature shifts, Washington state’s rugged terrain and terroir has become known for producing excellent wines. Sourcing grapes from some of the best sites in Columbia Valley, March Cellars is a new and exciting example of just how good Washington wine can be. Launched in 2014, March Cellars produces thoughtfully crafted and balanced wines with minimal intervention.
Meet the Winemaker
March Cellars was born from winemaker Ashley Trout’s passion for great wine, great adventure and an eternal stubbornness. She began in the industry at just 18 when in college and looking for a part time job. She fell in love with the seasons of winemaking and never looked back:
“The adrenaline of harvest, the exhaustion, the collapse of winter, the clarity of one’s brain and simultaneous refining of wines in late winter, the blending, bottling, vineyard sourcing, crush pad cleaning and prepping, harvest—just when you have things streamlined, it’s not that season anymore. I realized that I absolutely, under no circumstances, wanted a ‘real job.’ I wanted the job that I had and I wanted it forever.”
Dark fruit and blueberry aromas with notes of violets and clay dust. Classic Malbec tannins and juicy acidity frames a beautiful, medium bodied wine.
Ripe raspberry and black cherry are balanced by pepper and roasted red chili on the nose. Round and luscious on the palate with a lingering finish.
This light colored, dry rosé has aromas of strawberries, slate, white pepper and a hint of orange spritz with refreshing, crisp acidity.