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Sleight of Hand Winery

Sleight of Hand Wines

Trey Busch, past winemaker for Basel Cellars, has started his own winery. Expect more of the big big big wine style he's known for, with some individual touches now that he's "freed up to make the style he likes. Trey makes his wine out of Saviah Cellars' winery in Walla Walla. Expect big things from this talented winemaker.

The Seattle Times' Paul Gregutt has this to say about Sleight of Hand (June 20, 2007):

"Winemaker Trey Busch, whose years as winemaker at Basel Cellars lifted that winery to prominence in the highly competitive Walla Walla winemaking community, has left (he still consults) to create Sleight of Hand, his own project. Sleight of Hand cleverly uses graphics and names culled from the world of magic a century ago. The tidy tasting room, right next to Ash Hollow's in downtown Walla Walla, is decorated with reproductions of magic posters from the era, and the wines bear names such as The Spellbinder and The Magician."


Sleight of Hand "The Enchantress" Chardonnay 2011

The 2011 Enchantress is a classic, fruit driven, old-vine Chardonnay from French Creek Vineyard, which was planted in 1978...



$29.95 Regular

Sleight of Hand Spellbinder Red 2013

The 2011 Spellbinder is a blend of 50% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec, 9% Syrah, and 2% Sangiovese. The fresh ...



$19.95 Regular

Sleight of Hand "The Magician" 2014

Trey Busch's "The Magician" is a Riesling from Washington State's Evergreen Vineyard. A crisp, aromatic white wine, it ...



$17.95 Regular

Renegade Tempranillo Walla Walla 2010

The Tempranillo melds big dark berry fruit with dusty earth.

Made from fruit from a famous vineyard in "the rocks" se...



$15.95 Regular

Renegade Grenache Walla Walla 2011

The Renegade Grenache is gorgeous, filled with strawberry and black raspberry.

Renegade's Walla Walla Washington red ...



$15.95 Regular

Sleight of Hand The Illusionist Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

From Trey: “I remember the vintage being as great as the press says it was. Not too hot, terrific hang time, picked when w...



$54.95 Regular

Sleight of Hand Archimage Red 2012

An excellent Right Bank Bordeaux-style blend.

Previous vintage notes:

Wine Spectator 93 points




$49.95 Regular

Renegade Malbec Walla Walla 2011

Walla Walla Malbec is its own thing. Toast, spice, and smoke immediately give the impression of a serious wine. Inky purpl...



$15.95 Regular

More About Sleight of Hand Winery

"The winery name was inspired by a Pearl Jam song (such wines are becoming an entire subset of the Washington wine industry), and the expressive imagery it conjures seems sure to catch consumers' attention. But it is really the stylish, clever and very approachable winemaking that sets this boutique apart from its competitors."

"The Spellbinder, a nonvintage blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and sangiovese, skillfully marries the strong, herbal tannin of the cabs to fat, buttery, oak-driven flavors softened with some light sangiovese. There is also a round, fruity gewürztraminer (The Magician) and a super-premium Bordeaux blend (The Archimage) made with old vine fruit from Champoux, Klipsun and Bacchus."

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