Jason Gorski, Director of Winemaking and Viticulture at DeLille Cellars, found his passion for wine while studying biology at Duke University. He was introduced to a respected sommelier by his academic advisor and eventually moved to Washington State in 2004, where he worked at the state’s founding winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, in Woodinville. He was then offered the role of assistant winemaker at Spring Valley Vineyard in Walla Walla, Washington, before beginning at DeLille Cellars in 2011. In 2018, Gorski was promoted to Director of Winemaking and Viticulture.
Gorski has been instrumental in DeLille Cellars’ success, expanding production from just over 10,000 cases to nearly 30,000 and improving quality. Every wine produced since Gorski’s arrival at DeLille has received at least one 90+ score from the top four international critics, leading the winery to over 600 individual 90+ ratings since its founding. DeLille received a coveted position on the Wine Spectator Top 100 list in 2018 with its 2015 Signature Syrah (Gorski’s third such honor), as well as three consecutive Wine & Spirits “Top 100 Wineries of the World” awards (in 2017, 2018 and 2019), along with numerous national and local accolades under Gorski’s leadership.
“Established with a focus on wine quality, DeLille Cellars is an integral part of the history of Washington wine and its increasing reputation throughout the world,” said Gorski. “I look forward to continuing to build upon that foundation, working to continuously improve our wines and promote the excellence of Washington vineyards.”