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Woodinville’s Award-Winning DeLille Chateau Event Venue Renamed Chateau Lill

By: 
Susannah Bradley

With its Old World ambiance, romantically rustic decor, and lush grounds dotted with gardens, a gazebo and ponds, the DeLille Chateau in Woodinville has long been a popular venue for weddings and other special gatherings. Year after year, it has garnered Best Outdoor Venue awards in Seattle Bride magazine.

In order to maintain the intimate nature of the chateau while adding amenities to respond to the increasing demand for midweek events, Greg Lill, president emeritus and co-owner of the DeLille Cellars winery, and his wife and business partner, Stacy Lill, recently announced that, effective in the spring of 2019, the DeLille Chateau will be renamed Chateau Lill; the winery itself, which had been headquartered there, will move off-site to the former Redhook Brewery in early 2019 and operate under separate management. “We wanted to address the demand for groups, meetings and events that want to retreat or celebrate in a tranquil setting,” says Stacy Lill.

The chateau can accommodate as many as 120 guests indoors and 200 outdoors. A new event space, the barrel room, which is in the chateau’s lower level, will be available for bookings beginning in mid-2019. It will accommodate as many as 80 people sitting or 120 standing. Around the same time, the freshly updated bridal suite in the chateau’s tower will become available.

While Greg Lill remains a co-owner of DeLille Cellars, he and Stacy will continue to produce their own small-release, Old World–style wines under the Cashmere label, which they launched in 2004. In addition, they plan to offer a new line of lower-priced wines for weddings and events, which will be available exclusively at Chateau Lill.

More than a quarter century ago, the Lill family opened the doors of its popular space and winery, helping to establish the boutique winery
phenomenon in Woodinville. The Lills have garnered a loyal following for their Bordeaux-style wines, which will continue to be produced at the new facility.