Charles Smith, founder of Washington’s largest winemaker-owned winery and the fourth largest wine producer in the state, announced a new name for his international company on August 8: Wines of Substance. The name change “launches a revitalized vision” for his portfolio of high-caliber wines, including K Vintners, SIXTO, CasaSmith, Substance and B. Leighton. “Substance is defined as the quality of being important, valid and significant,” said Charles Smith. “The driving force behind all of my creations is substance and ‘Wines of Substance’ is the perfect name to illustrate my philosophy of producing exceptional wines to be enjoyed by everyone around the globe.”
The brands under the Wines of Substance umbrella are: K Vintners: Royal City, The Creator, Cattle King, The Beautiful, The Hidden, Motor City Kitty and The Boy. K Vintners includes wines of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon blends, Grenache, Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Viognier. SIXTO: Uncovered, Moxee Vineyard, Frenchman Hills Vineyard and Roza Hills Vineyard wines. CasaSmith: CasaSmith Sangiovese, Barbera and Primitivo, as well as ViNO Rosé, Moscato, Rosso and Pinot Grigio. Substance: Flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, along with Vineyard Collection featuring single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. B. Leighton: Crafted by Director of Winemaking Brennon Leighton, the line offers a Petit Verdot, Gratitude and Syrah.