The grapes for Tidal Wines are grown in a family-owned vineyard in the Columbia Valley American Viticultural Area, located in south-central Washington.
Texas meets Washington meets France
Wine lover and adventure enthusiast, Evan Kiely, started Tidal Wines in 2018 with one simple purpose: to create a delicious wine that fits the Austin vibe. Fun. Approachable. Carefree. Charitable.
A deep love for French wine and a connection in Washington State led Evan to meet a talented French-style winemaking family in the Columbia Valley. The two teams developed a portfolio of delicious French-style wines, packaged in convenient, sustainable cans, perfect for Texans active lifestyles
TURNING WINE INTO WATER with a portion of our profits, we support local initiatives to help keep our rivers, lakes and oceans clean for our local communities.
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FOUNDER - FINANCE & PRODUCTION
Evan comes from a family of scientists. His deep passion for understanding the science of wine started with his father, a wine-loving organic chemist with a knack for teaching. While he’s spent a decade in corporate finance, it’s always been Evan’s dream to create a wine of his own. These wines are the first of many varietals to come of high-quality wine, made with sustainability in mind. Because of Evan, Tidal Wines uses eco-friendly packaging and a portion of all proceeds go to support initiatives that clean up our local rivers, lakes and oceans, too. He is proud to call Austin, Texas home for him, his wife, Jess, and their two fur babies.
CO-FOUNDER - SALES & PARTNERSHIPS
As a Napa-native, Jess has grown up deeply embedded in the world of wine. As a sales leader for the largest entertainment company, Jess has had the opportunity to hone the art of nurturing client relationships. She brings 10 years of sales experience to Tidal Wines and a passion for creative partnerships.
In her personal life, she is a rosé connoisseur who especially appreciates the craft behind our favorite pink drink. She lives in Austin with her husband, Evan, and their two fur babies.
CO-FOUNDER - CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Caitlin has been in the beverage industry since 2011. She started as a “sample gal” at bars and festivals on the weekends, while working full time in entertainment and event marketing.
As a former Brand Ambassador for one of the oldest, and most iconic legacy breweries, she managed brand education and developed a love for the history of the beverage industry. She can often be found sharing one too many fun facts over a glass or two. She lives in the heart of wine country with her 3 cats, husband, and fridge full of Tidal.
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The soils in this vineyard are perfect for growing Syrah, having been shaped by the Missoula Floods, a series of cataclysmic glacial lake outburst floods that swept down the Columbia River Gorge at the end of the last ice age. The result is soils made up of gritty, tightly packed grains of quartz, feldspar, mica, along with wind-blown deposits of sand and silt that are ideal for growing wine. Our vineyard in the Columbia Valley lies in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountain range, which puts it in a continental climate with very little rainfall each year. We meticulously control the irrigation with water provided from natural snow-melt to use just the right amount, and just the right times in the vines’ lifecycle to ensure perfect grapes at harvest. It’s a tough job, but luckily there’s a great reward: really delicious, rosé.