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Tasting

Magnificent Australia

Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, purchase one seat, get the second one free – so bring a friend! ($30 original ticket price is still refunded on a six bottle purchase.)
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

I’ll admit that over the years, Australia’s wine scene has taken a beating.  On the one hand are snotty sommeliers saying that Australia only makes overdone fruit bombs.  On the other hand is the perception that Australia only produces cheap plonk.  What a Catch-22 to be stuck in!

But here is the truth (which we will, of course, attempt to uncover via drinking): Australia is as diverse and as rich a wine country as the United States, and just like the United States there is a vast array of wine—everything from Two Buck Chuck to Cult Napa Cabernet.

This tasting aims to showcase the best of the best in Australia, regardless of price or hipster sommeliers.  Australia is producing fantastic wines, and tasting them is a great way to learn!

Wines to be tasted:
2014 d’Arenberg Hermit Crab $16.99
2014 Milton Park Shiraz $12.99
2015 Molly Dooker Two Left Feet $26.99
2013 Two Paddocks Riesling $31.99
2014 Moss Wood Sauvignon Blanc $24.99
2008 Shirvington Shiraz $59.99
2014 Vasse Felix Heytsbury Chardonnay $59.99
2012 Henschke Keyneton Euphorium $59.99
2008 Yalumba Tri Centenary Grenache $45.99
& more

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Date: Thursday, October 6
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, purchase one seat, get the second one free – so bring a friend! ($30 original ticket price is still refunded on a six bottle purchase.)
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

By founding a Pinot vineyard in Willamette Valley in 1966, David “Papa Pinot” Lett was making a statement for the rest of the world to hear – that this valley was an ideal place for a cool-climate grape, capable of producing wines with finesse, longevity, and elegance.

A few pioneers followed David’s example and today, Wilamette’s Pinot production is booming.  This tasting explores the valley’s history, its five subzones and how they affect the finished wines, and how winemaking styles interrelate with all of these factors.

Wines to be tasted:
2012 Crowley Pinot Noir $29.99
2013 Big Table Farm Pinot Noir $42.99
2014 Bergstrom Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir $42.99
2015 Urban Wine Company Pinot Noir $19.99
2011 Tendril Pinot Noir $49.99
2014 Teutonic Belle Pines Pinot Noir $29.99
2012 Willful Pinot Noir $39.99
& more

  1. Hi,

    I didnt forget about picking up my prize bottle I won on your FB contest! I will be coming out this week if that is ok. Are you having a wine tasting on Friday? Any before then?

    See you soon and thanks again!

    Deb Sajdak

  2. Is the Adelsheim tasting in an open house format, or do I need to be there right at 3?

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  4. I am looking for wine tastings in 2013… when will you be posting more upcoming wine tastings?

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  7. Is the Champagne tasting an at-the-door ticket purchase or can we buy them ahead of time?

  8. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

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