Newest Addition to Pybus Family – Welcome “Off The Hill”!

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April 6th, 2022

Newest Addition to Pybus Family – Welcome “Off The Hill”!

Stemilt Creek Winery (SCW) and Archibald James Wine and Cider (AJWC) are excited to announce the opening of “Off The Hill” at Pybus Public Market. The combined tasting room will feature small-batch, artisan wines and ciders from the two businesses that produce side-by-side on Stemilt Hill in Wenatchee. Pybus Public Market features local brands, and SCW and AJWC are as local as you can get. “Off The Hill” is projecting a June 1st opening date.

About Stemilt Creek Winery (SCW)

  • SCW is owned by Kyle and Jan Mathison. The Mathison’s are fourth generation farmers on Stemilt Hill in Wenatchee. The family has grown fruit trees in the area since Thomas Cyle originally homesteaded in 1893. SCW has produced estate grown wine at their vineyard on Stemilt Hill since 2003. Two key leaders for SCW are Ben Alworth and Shelly Lindemann. Ben is the business manager for SCW and Shelly leads the tasting room and outside sales for SCW.
  • SCW sells most of their wine through direct-to-consumer sales channels, including a tasting room and a large wine club. They also self-distribute to NCW retail and restaurant locations.
  • SCW currently operates a tasting room located at 110 N. Wenatchee Avenue in Wenatchee. They plan to close that location prior to relocating to “Off The Hill” at Pybus Public Market.
  • Seth Cohen came to work with SCW as the winemaker and winery general manager in January of 2019, just after AJWC began production of their own wines and ciders. There was a natural alignment of core values and interests that led to strong cooperation between the two brands and a relocation of AJWC production to the SCW facilities on Stemilt Hill.
  • Please see https://stemiltcreek.com for more information about SCW.

About Archibald James Wine and Cider (AJWC)

  • AJWC is owned by Seth Cohen and Bryan Noyd and they began production in 2018. Seth has been in the grape and wine industry for 20 years and most recently was the founding department head of the Fermentation Sciences program at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. Seth is the winemaker/cidermaker and leads the production efforts for AJWC. Bryan was a NCW restaurant operator for 25 years before retiring in 2016 and is also involved with local real estate development. Bryan oversees the business and sales side of the operation for AJWC.
  • AJWC’s upper-tier heirloom ciders are sold direct-to-consumer through the tasting room, a recently established Cider Club, and online through their website. AJWC also self-distributes wholesale in NCW and has a west coast distribution agreement with Grape Expectations, a specialty wine distributor.
  • AJWC began selling wine in 2021 with the release of their inaugural 2018 vintage. They sell direct-to- consumer through the tasting room, a recently established Wine Club, and online through their website. AJWC is beginning limited self-distribution of their wines in NCW.
  • AJWC operated a Leavenworth tasting room the past two years, and recently closed that location in anticipation of the opening of “Off The Hill” at Pybus Public Market.
  • Please see https://archibaldjames.com for more information about AJWC.

For additional information, please contact:

Travis Hornby: Travis@pybusmarket.org or 509.888.3900

Andrea Brown: Andrea@pybusmarket.org or 509.888.3900

About Pybus Public Market

www.pybuspublicmarket.org

Pybus Public Market is built in the historic Pybus steel warehouse located next to the Columbia River at the foot of Orondo Street in Wenatchee. The property is a year-round marketplace for restaurants, wine, fruit and vegetable vendors, meats and cheeses, baked goods, oils, other foods, retail sales and local craftspeople. It also serves as the permanent home for Wenatchee Valley Farmer’s Market. Pybus Market opened May 11, 2013. Pybus Market is governed by a 20-person board of directors  of Pybus Market Charitable Foundation, a 501c (3) non-profit.

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