Bramble Bump


At the summit of a seven-acre arboretum that was planted in Woodinville, Washington, in 1965, sits JM Cellars winery and tasting room. The hill, featuring over 400 conifers and 200 Japanese maples, is Bramble Bump — once part of a 550-acre dairy farm. Between the indoor space of the former residence that acts as tasting room and wine cellar, and the extensive outdoor oasis, a multitude of meeting options is possible. At the end of a day full of meetings and breakout sessions, there is also the opportunity for a team-building activity with a private wine blending experience.

From the second story loft, attendees are afforded invigorating wooded vistas through floor-to-ceiling windows or from the outdoor balcony. Comprising 1,500 square feet, the JM Loft offers a wheelchair lift and four adjacent parking spots for convenient ADA accessibility. Several smaller rooms, including the Library Room, Spacious Suite and Main Lodge, provide ample breakout opportunities. Lounge furniture and club chairs provide more casual staging over and above traditional table-and-chair arrangements.

The Main Lodge also features a wood-burning fireplace and pool table for another layer of recreation and brainstorming. The Open Living Room includes an ample kitchen, large conference table and multiple intimate seating options. The variety of Loft Rooms accommodate from four to 30 people.

Downstairs, the main tasting room of JM Cellars can join another fireplace room to host up to 72 guests, or the two rooms can be separated to create private seating for up to 36 in each room with a round table configuration. Another downstairs room, often used as a Bridal Suite for weddings, seats six and has a private bathroom.

Through the stunning, custom copper doors of the Wine Library and Barrel Room, meeting planners will find seating options similar in occupancy capacity to the Tasting Room and Fireplace Room.

With all the unique interior space that JM Cellars has to offer, let’s not forget the secluded and private outdoors. From the rock garden just off the Fireplace Room to the bocce court, outdoor fire pits that can be relocated and multiple patios, three-season meeting and dining set-ups are limited only by the imagination.

JM Cellars works with a list of preferred caterers, and staffing for all-day meetings is included in their quoted price. On-site parking consists of 12 to 14 spots with valet parking bumping that number up to 50. Some audiovisual equipment such as a Smart TV, Bluetooth speakers, a sound system for microphone usage and WiFi are available, and the rest can be arranged for delivery and set-up.

Coming off multiple activities or meetings, a private wine blending with owner/winemaker John Bigelow is an excellent out-of-the-box wind down. Bigelow often begins with a meet and greet in the rock garden with a glass of wine and a short history lesson about Bramble Bump. The group then follows him into the Wine Library and Barrel Room where farm-style tables are adorned with beakers, measuring devices, flashlights and a few pre-poured wines. Attendees are led through a short blending class and finish off with corking, waxing and labeling their own blend.

Located 30 minutes from downtown Seattle in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country, JM Cellars offers an intimate twist on corporate events.