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Tasting

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards 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, Willamette’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:

2014 Cristom Marjorie Vineyard $59.99

2010 Eyrie Vineyards Estate Reserve $69.99

2013 Evening Land Seven Hills Pinot Noir $49.99

2012 Crowley Entre Nous Pinot Noir $29.99

2014 Big Table Farm $43.99

2013 XL 1.5L $39.99

2012 Bergstrom Bench Lands $16.99

2013 Helioterra Willamette $34.99

2014 Bergstrom Cumberland Reserve $42.99

2013 Carpe Noctem $44.99

& more

 

Big Red: Shiraz and Syrah
Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Is any wine “bigger” than an Australian Shiraz?  Doubtful.

But Australia is a continent, not just a small community, and Syrah is grown worldwide.  The grape offers a fantastic diversity of flavors and tastes, all the while remaining one of the most majestic wines in the world.

Sadly, most people do not gravitate to Shiraz in their drinking pleasure.  The solution?  To taste as many Syrahs as possible in order to convert the world to how amazing these wines can be.

Wines to be tasted:

2015 Tire Bouchon d’Ourea $12.99

2008 d’Arenberg Footbolt 1.5L $32.99

2008 Shirvington Shiraz $59.99

2010 Domaine de Columbier Crozes Hermitage $29.99

2013 Edmunds St. John Rocks and Gravel $27.99

2014 Vincent Paris Cornas Geynale $64.99

2009 Barroul Hermitage Pierelles $74.99

2012 Henschke Keyneton Euphonium $59.99

& more

 

Champagne Bubbly Festival!
SAVE THE DATE
Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Festival

Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles!

What could be more fun than 40 bottles of bubbles?  Especially to chase away the winter blues.

And frankly, as Americans, we should all drink more Champagne.  Not only is it simply just darn tasty, it’s cheerful, celebratory, and one of the greatest good pairing wines on the planet.

Yet for all its majesty, we usually only drink Champagne once a year, which doesn’t really allow for exploring and understanding all of its vast greatness.  So at this festival, we are going to remedy that.

On Saturday, February 25, we will be opening 40 different Champagnes / sparkling wines.  If you have never tasted Champagne before, now is the best time to explore.  If you are an avid collector, what better way to discover new gems than to taste three-plus dozen at once?  Truly, this is a festival not to miss.

The wines:

TBA, but we can assure you: It’s going to be monumental!

 

White Burgundy: Explained and Revealed
Date: Thursday, March 2
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Nothing is quite like white Burgundy – the elegance, structure and longevity of a red wine, with the refreshment, energy and richness of a white.

Yet for how wonderful it is, white Burgundy can be a bit of a mystery – what is the grape (it’s not on the label); what do all those different and funny French names mean (and why are there so many of them?); is it oaked;  or unoaked?  And, why do white Burgundies taste so different from each other?

At this tasting, we offer a thorough and exciting tour through some of the great wines (and great values) of white Burgundy!

Wines to be Tasted:

2012 Begue-Mathiot Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons $34.99

2010 Chavy Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru les Champs Gains $129.99

2014 Potel Macon Villages $14.99

2013 Matrot Meursault $54.99

2015 Gonnet Roussette de Savoie Altesse $19.99

2014 Girardin Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles $119.99

& 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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  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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