Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sojen Cellars

May Palmer performs at Sojen Cellars

An oasis in north Everett, Sojen Cellars is enjoying its second year at their Hewitt Ave location.  Max and Jen Jensen are very inviting folks and have made a very welcoming venue from a former motorcycle detail and custom guitar shop. The open brick walls add to the ambiance and make a perfect backdrop for the local talent showcased here each week.  Not only can you get to taste their hand crafted Washington wines but on Friday and Saturday nights they feature such local musicians as May Palmer, Woodrush, Electric DNA, and  Kelly Shirey.  Max and Jen like many of the local wine makers started in their home and soon outgrew their space. But with their move came a name change, their original incarnation was as Griffin’s Crossing but another winery felt it was too close to their name and threatened legal action. The story goes that Max was often heard saying “So, Jen…” and it stuck.
 Max and Jen both have “Day jobs” and open their tasting room Wednesday through Saturday evenings to give lots of folks opportunity to taste their offerings.  Often times folks will order takeout from one of the nearby restaurants like Terracotta Red or Buck’s American Cafe and bring it in to enjoy with a glass or bottle of wine from Sojen.
Sojen Cellars has a presence on Facebook and Tweet as @SojenCellars
This place is walking distance from the Everett Train Station so if the Twidow* is late picking me up from the Sounder because of a meeting or something you can find me here.

*Note – Twidow: a spouse or significant other that doesn’t Tweet or understand why you do.

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