Please join us for an educational evening with Associate Winemaker, Ryan Kelly-Burnette, of Dominio IV Wines. He will be showcasing wines from the Willamette Valley, Rogue Valley, and Columbia Gorge AVAs and explaining what goes into the selection of those vineyards and fermentation methods. The other part of this educational experience will be focused on Shape Tasting, which was developed by Owner and Winemaker, Patrick Rueter. We look forward to tasting with you.
As winemaker for Antiquum Farm, Andrew Bandy-Smith works with owner and farmer Stephen Hagen to usher a distinct interpretation of place into each wine. Antiquum is an idyllic scene from a time before the introduction of modern farming. Flocks of sheep and geese graze the vineyard hillsides throughout the growing season. This grazing based system requires no fertilizers, composts, tilling, or irrigation. Farming this way is not just about growing wine, it is a way of life.
Proprietors Earl and Hilda Jones, long admirers of fine Spanish Rioja wines, were curious why Tempranillo had never produced exciting wines in the New World, even after 100 years of cultivation in California. In this dichotomy they saw both a challenge and an opportunity, so, in the early 1990s they purchased 500 acres of rolling oak savannah in the Umpqua Valley AVA and established Abacela. The name comes from the Spanish/Portuguese word abacelar, which means to plant a grapevine. Today, Abacela is considered a modern era pioneer and leading producer of Tempranillo and other Iberian varietals in America.
Domaine Divio Estate is a 20 acre parcel located in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. Owner and winemaker, Bruno Corneaux, is a fourth-generation grower and producer from Burgundy, France. He has embraced biodynamic farming practices for the estate vineyard and sites he sources from. Oregon wine by essence, Burgundian wine by style.
Salt. Acid. Fat. How do these things impact our food and wine experiences? Let’s explore and discover how choosing the right food partners can make or break your bottle. We will play with four wines and four different small plates to define how our palate interacts with these pairings. *when booking this class, please share any allergy concerns with us
In 2003, Melissa Burr joined Stoller Family Estate as the winery’s first dedicated winemaker. Ten years later, she helped launch History, a brand dedicated to paying homage to historic vineyards in the Pacific Northwest. The constant evolution of every new vintage pushes her to learn more about this craft.
Julia Bailey started Loop de Loop Wines in 2012 while working with Love and Squalor Wines at Goodfellow Family Cellars. With a resume that includes working for Argyle, Patricia Green Cellars, becoming a sommelier, and being a wine buyer, Julia as developed her own style and zest for winemaking. Join us as we taste through the elegance she has created.
As Oregon’s first recorded black winemaker, Bertony Faustin has been helping pave a culturally diverse path for the future of Oregon wines. With a production size of 1,200 cases per year, Abbey Creek showcases dynamic fruit that is grown on one of the only (if not only) vineyard that sits in Multnomah County. Come hear his story, along with the launch of Oregon’s newest wine documentary, ‘Red, White, and Black’, a film that highlights five minority winemakers in Oregon.
Every region in Italy produces wine and there are over 350 recognized grape varieties (the true number is likely in the thousands). The sheer breadth is mind-boggling! While we love the classics, there are countless hidden gems to discover all over Italy. We picked a few of our lesser-known favorites, including a natural sparking wine and three very distinctive reds from all over Italy.
This tasting features wines made by three different prominent female winemakers who have made their mark in the Pacific Northwest. Stop by and taste delicious examples from Day Wines, Boedecker, and Tyee Wine Cellars. One region, vastly different stories and styles.
Sterling Whitted is in his 7th vintage as winemaker for Holden Wines. His focus on Italian varietals came from trips through Northern Italy where he spent time with winemakers who practice traditional methods of winemaking. He sources fruit from sustainably farmed sites throughout Oregon, never pitches commercial yeast, no additions and minimal sulfur use just prior to bottling, allows as much time as possible on the lees with no batonage, and no new oak. No fining, no filtering.
Dive into the first of our wine class series events with our sommelier instructor, Diana Schultz. Learn about your palate and preference in an interactive, fun taste comparison and discover what YOU love about wine. Seating is limited to 15 so be sure to jump on this as we will fill up fast.
Ruby Vineyard is a family owned and operated winery in the Chehalem Mountains AVA which showcases own-rooted vines planted in a narrow band of rare Laurelwood soils. With a history beginning with Abijah Hendricks arriving to the Willamette Valley on the first wagon train of the Oregon Trail, Steve Hendricks keeps the family heritage alive through the Hendricks Pinot Noir. Be sure to come taste the legacy.
Join Graham Markel, Winemaker of Buona Notte Wines out of the Columbia River Gorge, for a tasting of his newest creations. After many years working with Maggie Harrison of Antica Terra and Nate Ready of Hiyu Wine Farm, Graham has launched his own line. Join us for a beautiful experience.