Eye of the Needle Winery is all about blending.
Owners Lauren and Bob Bullock blend good wine with good pricing. Most of their selections are in the $10 and $15 range. Winemaker Bob masterfully blends his own crush with that from some of Washington’s top producers to craft award winning wines.
Most noteworthy one group of the winery’s labels, the 12th Blend, blends good wine with a greater good – feeding our hungry neighbors. For every bottle sold Eye of the Needle contributes enough money to Northwest Harvest, a statewide nonprofit hunger relief agency, to provide two meals.
“The 12th Man isn’t just about a lone football team,” said Bob. “It’s about people who care, and people who take care of each other.”
12th Blend wines have enabled 100,200 meals to be provided for through the charity. Best of all these give-back wines, one red blend another white blend, stands true to the expert blending of fine wines presented at a value-oriented price that is the hallmark of Eye of the Needle.
The red blend recently received the Best of Class for Italian varietals in the San Francisco Chronicle’s wine competition and a Platinum-Best in the Best from the Wine Press Northwest. Between the accolades and the giving goodness these wines represent it is no small wonder that these wines are constantly sold out at area retailers. Last June’s production of 1,100 cases sold out in two weeks spurring rebottling in August, September and October. 12th Man wines doubled Eye of the Needle’s production in 2014.
Stop by Eye of the Needle’s exhibit at the Seattle Food and Wine Experience to see what all the 12th Man excitement is all about and chat with Lauren and Bob.