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Masquerade Wine Bellingham, WA 98229
2001 Iowa Street
Suite F
Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 220-7072
Tasting room hours: --- (Map)
Wednesday - Sunday, 11 AM to 6 PM. Other times by appointment.
  • Wednesday:
  • 11:00 AM.6:00 PM.
  • Thursday:
  • 11:00 AM.6:00 PM.
  • Friday:
  • 11:00 AM.6:00 PM.
  • Saturday:
  • 11:00 AM.6:00 PM.
  • Sunday:
  • 11:00 AM.6:00 PM.
    Every wine aficionado remembers when it happened, where it happened. That first glass of wine that made you stop and go “Wow, this is great!”. It’s no different for us, except that it probably happened more than once! This is our improbable wine journey that has culminated in realizing our lifelong dream of owning our own winery. We hope you enjoy reading our story as much as we’ve enjoyed living it. And of course we hope too that you’ll enjoy our wines. Jennifer and I met in 1999 in San Diego while working together at a biotechnology company. I was a molecular biologist, and Jennifer was an administrative assistant. She says it all started over the fax machine, but that’s another story (because it has nothing to do with wine). But not to digress, we soon started dating, and frequenting the wineries of Temecula, Santa Barbara, Los Olivos, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles became regular weekend jaunts for us and our trusty companion, Hogan, our German Shepherd. We felt unique among wine tasters as we shunned the posh spas and bed & breakfast places because we preferred to camp. Time after time we’d cram the car full of camping gear and the big smelly dog and wonder as we pulled away from home how we’d find room to bring back all the wonderful wine discoveries we’d make. Somehow we always found a way.
    Winemaker Bill Kimmerly
    Bill Kimmerly was born in Detroit, MI although his family moved when he was a young boy to Vancouver, British Columbia where he spent most of his childhood and teen years. Bill had his first wine experience during the summer of ’77 with a local carbonated fruit wine-like beverage called Lonesome Charlie. That first experience didn’t turn out so well. Bill recovered from this experience enough to graduate from Queen Elizabeth Senior Secondary High School Surrey, BC in June 1978. Later that year he began attending the University of British Columbia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 1982. He then moved to the Bay Area to attend graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1988. Although a bona fide doctor, Bill insists he knows only enough to be dangerous. He will permit you to address him as Dr. Kimmerly, but he really prefers to be called Bill. Much of his scientific career has been spent as part of the Human Genome Project. In fact, Bill was the Assistant Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Human Genome Center during the years of 1998-1999. He has also held research positions in the pharmaceutical and agricultural biotechnology companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and Ceres. His love of music pushed him to tour the country and the world with the Grateful Dead and Phish. For a brief time he was a DJ on college radio, and also served as music director for WXDU FM 88.7 in Durham, NC, Duke University’s college radio station. An avid homebrewer since 1985, Bill began making wine in 1999, and professionally since 2004. His interests other than fermentation include his dogs, travel, fishing, scuba diving, and gourmet cooking. His favorite city is London, and he speaks French well enough to get himself into trouble.
    Rosé Sparkling Wine ---
    2007 "Effervescing Elephant"
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Roseé of Pinot Noir Blend Sparkling Wine
  • Blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay,
  • Enjoy our inaugural artist series sparkling wine release. The wine is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, and 30% Chardonnay, made mĂ©thode champenois. This straw colored wine begins with an aroma of biscuit and fresh baked bread, followed by a formidable fruit structure and body, and completed by fine bubbles. We bring you “Effervescing Elephant” in collaboration with Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project, a non-profit group from New York, NY... more
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