NW NEWS – Woodinville Weekly
September 11, 2019
Those that travel to Washington and find Artisan Hill in Northeast Woodinville might call it a hidden gem. Locals are more inclined to skip the clichés and revel in the tunes, craft, and culture that make this wine-walk one of the city’s stomping grounds.
Countless breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and wineries make up this nook of the town and lend their charms and character the buzz that permeates the city.
At Two Vintners, Morgan Lee has been taking risks for over a decade. For nearly half that time, he’s been walking away with awards praising his wines, most notably his Syrahs.
Two Vintners swept the category at the 14th Annual Seattle Magazine wine awards, taking home top honors in both Best Splurge Syrah and Best Everyday Syrah. Not bad for a guy who grew up in the Midwest and didn’t have the slightest inkling about industry until he took a wine appreciation class taught by Dr. Vine his senior year at Purdue University.
“The Seattle Magazine awards mean a lot in particular,” Morgan said. “It’s a blind tasting done by a panel of my peers… For them to hold my Syrahs with that kind of esteem is incredible… it feels really good.”
While attending Purdue, Morgan garnered a letter of recommendation from his professor that landed him an internship at Tabor Hill winery in Michigan. Although he loved cooking, his thoughts of becoming a professional chef waned. Nevertheless, he continued with… read entire article on NW News – Woodinville Weekly