Clint Peck - Owner & Winemaker
Our grapes are grown in Yakima Valley, WA vineyards and transported to Billings for "crush" within 24-36 hours of harvest.
The Tasting Room
~ Hours ~
Mon -Sat - 1:00-9:00 pm
Sunday -- 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Call for morning appointments 
406-281-8400 (winery)  406-671-0851 (mobile)

We accept all major credit cards


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More than a place....
"Small producers are the ones showing us the way to a greater wine goodness."
An article in "Wine Spectator" puts community-based "artisan" wineries like ours into perspective...
    "American wine drinkers increasingly are expecting to drink local. They expect to be able to visit their wineries... Not least, they expect to experience something different."
http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/46283
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In the Tasting Room
 "Five Wines for Five Bucks!"
Stop by and enjoy our daily complimentary red and white wine samples. Or, enjoy a "Full Flight" sample tasting -- your choice of five (5) of our releases for
$5/person.
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Glass pours of any of our wines are served everyday for $5.00!!!
  • Tasting Room Club members: Call to book your event!!!! We're happy to keep the doors open later for special events.
  • We now have a selection of gourmet cheeses, deli meats, crackers and "Sweetie Pie's" artisan chocolates.
  • You can also relax around our cool granite tables and enjoy the friendly YC&W atmosphere with our $5 Glass Pours.
And of course you can purchase all of our wines by the bottle or by the case through the
Tasting Room!
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KUDOS
 Gleaned from posts on
Trip Advisor
“you wouldn't expect this here” - Yellowstone Cellars is located in a warehouse neighborhood behind the Holiday Inn off of the King Ave/Mulowney Lane exit. I went with low expectations for the wine and have come away surprised. The wine is as good as many wines I've sampled in other wine tasting regions like Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Walla Walla, etc. This is a can't miss in Billings. 
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... tasting room is top notch. This place is a true gem, if you are in Billings, you really should stop there!
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...wines are as good as, if not better, than any wines that I have enjoyed. All of his grapes come from Washington state and are pressed and fermented at his establishment. My wife and I are very impressed and plan on starting our next date night there. Great wine and great company is guaranteed!
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The winery is simple, pleasant and informal. Clint's wines are not your run-of-the-mill wines. The grapes are grown in Washington and the background and training come from his brother & sister-in-law who own a winery there. Yellowstone's offerings run the gamut and all are good, but the Malbec is wonderful. The wines tend to be released a bit young--rack them and let them age a year. Wonderful! Bottles average in the $20 range.

WELCOME!!!
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704 SW Higgins Ave., Missoula
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Yellowstone Cellars & Winery

1335 Holiday Circle, Billings, MT 59101

406-281-8400 or 406-671-0851

email: clint@yellowstonecellars.com

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Site updated April 15, 2014
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Scroll down for information on NEW in-state wine shipping opportunities! 
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Taking reservations now...
WINEMAKER'S  DINNER
With Chef Carl Kurokawa - Thurs, April 24th
at
Juliano's  
Wine Dinner 
$100 per person - Call for reservations! (406) 248-6400
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Open Mic Night....      Wednesday - April 16th - 7:00-9:00 pm
At the Winery
Open Mic
High quality musical entertainment  - free and open to everyone!
If you missed last week's  
Open Mic Night -- you missed some absolutely fabulous music -- 
impromptu  
 jammin' and put-together duos!!!
Up close and personal...
Hosted this week by Doug Habermann - 406-698-1900
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Spring Barrel Tasting...
Saturday, April 19th - 2:00-5:00pm
at the
Winery
Barrel Tasting
Bring your friends and family...
Open to everyone.
FREE - sampling of some of our upcoming red wine releases...
Plus.... Pick your wines for your Easter Dinner!
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Bluegrass...            MUSIC NIGHT
at the
Winery
Saturday, April 19 - 7:00-9:00 pm
SONG DOG SERENADE
  
Some of the best Bluegrass you'll ever experience!!!
No Cover Charge
SAVE THE DATES!!!

- Wed April 16 - Wine Tasting event, Jackrabbit Red's, Great Falls
- Thurs April 17 - Winemaker's Dinner, Benny's Bistro, Helena
- Sat April 19 - Barrel Tasting event at the winery, 2:00-5:00pm
- Thurs April 24 - Winemaker's Dinner, Juliano's, Billings
 - Friday April 25 - Cabernet Cabaret at the winery with Tina Scariano

Free Shipping Special
FREE in-state shipping through APRIL when purchased at
"Tasting Room Club" prices!
~ All bottles will be signed ~
Click here for pricing and wine availability information.
Then call us and place your order over the phone.
406-281-8400
The Fine Print
* 6-bottle minimum order for free shipping.
* Allow 4-5 business days for delivery via FedEx.
* We cannot ship to AK, HI, MD or UT.
* We are required by law to report all wine shipments to the MT Dept of Revenue.
* House Bill 402 
went into effect on Oct 1, 2013 allowing Montana wineries to ship directly to Montana consumers 21 years of age or older.
 

CHECK IT OUT ~
A really fun article in
By Lisa Yeager

Stomp

 "HAND-PICKED GRAPES LEAD TO A STOMP..."
Check out Lisa's piece about our first "grape stomp" and the wine that's being created from that event in the latest edition of YVW!
The 2011 "Stomp Syrah" will be released at our next grape stomp set for Sept 27th, 2014 -- the 4th Anniversary of the first stomp.  So, set your calendars for Sat, Sept 27th to get first shot at this 2011 vintage and for your chance to "STOMP" some of the 2014 crop of grapes!
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Good news/bad news/better news
1) The good news:
    Our 2010 Malbec was recently (finally) rated by Wine Spectator with a score of 88. Check the chart below to see what this means to the taste testers at WS  :-)
90-94 Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style
85-89 Very good: a wine with special qualities
Here's what they said about our 2010 Malbec  :-)
Fresh, open textured, with earthy, stony notes around a light core of plum fruit, lingering gently. Drink now through 2015.
2) The bad news:
    We recently sold out of this vintage  :-(
3) The better news:
    We have a 
new Malbec that we think is even better  :-)
2011 Malbec
We've recently released the first bottling of our 2011 Malbec!!! This medium-bodied wine comes from grapes that were harvested in October of 2011 at Lonesome Springs Ranch (50%) and Crawford Farms (50%) located in the Yakima Valley of Washington. It was enhanced with 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Tempranillo from Elephant Mountain Vineyard near Yakima. The grapes were crushed and fermented here at our winery in Billings. This wine has been aging in French oak barrels for nearly two years.
     We find distinct notes of black cherry, blueberry and plum, along with a lingering finish providing a slew (depending on your palate) of kitchen spices. This is a perfect food wine -- consider giving it a go with beef, wild fowl and game, lamb, chili, stews, sausage and red sauces and barbecue fare - and dark chocolate! We have bottled 81 cases to date -- with an additional 164 cases in barrels.  
Prices: List $22/bottle, club $20, case/mixed case $19
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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GRAPES...
As many of you know, grape harvest is just around the corner. We're gearing up to make our first grape run about Sept 20. Our grape contracts are with vineyards located in the Yakima Valley of Washington. This region has gained tremendous respect worldwide for the quality of the fruit produced. We'll again harvest grapes from Lonesome Spring Ranch, Benton City;  Elephant Mountain Vineyards, Wapato; and Crawford Farms, Prosser.
 
Grapes Therefore, we were delighted to read a recent issue ofWine Press Northwest that chronicled 50 years of wine grape production in the Yakima Valley, calling it the "cradle of Washington wine."  The author went on to say: "Today, many of the state's most famous red wine grape vineyards are in the Yakima Valley, including Boushey, Ciel du Cheval, DuBrul, Elephant Mountain, Harrison Hill, Klipsun, Lonesome Spring, Olsen, Red Willow and Upland. These are stalwarts of the industry, vineyards that any winery is proud to proclaim on its label."  To learn more about grapes from this region click here -->  
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Thanks Ariana & Calista!
Check out ARIANA & CALISTA performing "There Is A Time"
The Lyrics
"There Is A Time"
There is a time for love and laughter

The days will pass like summer storms
The winter winds will follow after
But there is love and love is warm.

There is a time for us to wander
When time is young and so are we
The woods are greener over yonder
The path is new, the world is green.

There is a time when leaves are falling
The woods are grey, the paths are old
The snow will come when geese are calling
You need a fire against the cold.

There is a time for us to wander
When time is young and so are we
The woods are greener over yonder
The path is new, the world is green.

So do you roamin’ in the springtime
And you find your love in the summer sun
The frost will come and bring the harvest
And you can sleep when day is done.

There is a time for us to wander

When time is young and so are we
The woods are greener over yonder
The path is new, the world is green
The path is new, the world is green.

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Hello Wyoming!!!
Wyo
Our wines will soon be on the shelf at theLiquor store
 in Jackson Hole!


New Places to Find Our Wines

Thanks to the efforts of the sales staff at Intermountain Distributing our wines are getting on more shelves and wines lists...

Billings - City Vineyard - New!!!

Bozeman - The Wine Gallery

Missoula -- Buttercup Market & Cafe

Big Timber -- The Fort

Columbus --Two Rivers Liquor

Red Lodge -- Beartooth IGA

Billings -- State Liquor Store, 100 24th St West

Billings -- The Trading Post, 1225 Mullowney Ln

These businesses are in addition to all the great venues that have been carrying our wines for the past couple of years.  Thanks for your support !

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Yellowstone Cellars & Winery recently signed a distribution agreement with Billings-based Intermountain Distributing Co.
    As many of you know, we've been ramping-up production here at the winery for the last two years. This distribution expansion follows the next step in my business plan by making our wines available throughout Montana.
    While this agreement expands our reach statewide, we're committed to retaining our local identity and our commitment to quality - from selecting and harvesting the best wine grapes available, to the details of fermentation, cellaring, aging and bottling.
    Meanwhile, our Tasting Room will be the usual wine outlet, offering our wines by the glass, bottle and case. It will also remain a social gathering venue where you can enjoy the fellowship of your friends and neighbors, host your activities and events, and experience
some of the best musical entertainment around!!!
 
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Thanks Angela Douglas and KTVQ-TV for the great coverage of our Grape Stomp!!!
Check out "Angela's Adventure" at

http://www.ktvq.com/news/angela-s-adventures-grape-stomping/