On Saturday, Locus Wines winemaker Rich Burton is pouring the line up at the Hellam’s Vineyard wine store from 1 to 6PM. The daffodils are out so maybe in between visiting the fields, you should stop by. More information on the Hellam’s Vineyard website.
Locus Wines presence in Seattle is almost inevitable, with the winery being in Seattle, cooperative tasting room we belong to,The Tasting Room being downtown and the fact that we are part of Seattle Urban Wineries. Well, we are making a dent on the East side of Seattle, in the towns of Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, Redmond and Woodinville. We have ways to go, but it is better than just one or two locations.
Here is a selection of retailers that carry Locus Wines (or if they have run out, they have a relationship with our distributor to get you what you need):
- Cork & Tap
- Mox Boarding House
- Purple Café Bellevue
- QFC #808
- Westin Hotel
- Flat Iron Grill – new (since October 2018)
- Café Volace
- Grape Choice
- Little Brother
- Metropolitan Market Kirkland
- Harry’s on Tye Street
- Malt and Vine
- Metropolitan Sammamish – new (since November 2018)
- Plateau Club
- Cellars Wine Club – new
- Village Wines
- Washington Wine Society – new
Let’s Party Like It’s 2015!!
Nostalgia is in the air at Locus this November. We’re remembering the year 2015 – only three years have gone by, but it feels like a lifetime ago. It was also a fantastic year for wine. We’re excited to introduce not one, but two different reds from that vintage: the 2015 Locus Red and the 2015 Locus Cabernet Franc (yes, we said Cabernet Franc and it is big and bold and very limited in quantities).
As always, we’ll showcase the current line-up of Locus wines, all paired with specially-designed holiday-themed culinary bites from ESCA Catering. (We’ll post the menu here on the website soon… don’t panic). There will also be an exclusive treat in store for our Socius wine club members to enjoy.
Come join us to celebrate the start of the holiday season and the release of two different 2015 reds!
Saturday, November 17th, 2-6PM
1515 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122
$5, refundable with purchase. We can only serve adults 21 years and older. This event is not suitable for kids due to adult content, strong language, sharp corners and strategically-placed booby traps specifically designed to ward off people under 21.
How to RSVP?
Click here to RSVP on Facebook. Or if you are responding for a group or don’t have access to Facebook, give us a shout at email@example.com.
Please join us on Saturday, July 28th from 3-7PM in Madrona neighborhood to celebrate the arrival of our annual Modo White blend, plus a few surprises: We are going to offer two very limited production wines that you can taste only at this party: 2017 Locus Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 Locus Garage Series 100% Cinsault. As always, we will pour through some of our current releases and pair everything with delicious bites by ESCA.
In case you missed the Spring party in April, we’ve made changes to the usual format: At the start of your tasting experience, there will be a check-in table at which we will check IDs (21 and over only, please). We will also collect a $5 tasting fee per person, which would be refunded with any purchase. If you are a Socius Wine Club member, the tasting fees are waived for you and your date/spouse/guest. RSVP on Facebook Details on Event (if replying for multiple guests email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Invite others. The more the merrier!
Saturday, July 28th, 3-7PM
1515 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122
How to RSVP?
Facebook or email at email@example.com
$5 per person, refundable with purchase. If you are a Socius Wine Club member, the tasting fees are waived for you and your date/spouse/guest. Attendees must be 21 years or older.
Never been to one of our events? Wanna get an idea of what they look like? Go to The Gallery section to see pics from previous release parties.
Locus Wines winemaker Rich Burton will pour his wines at Bellevue’s Seattle Wine Co. on Friday, April 27th from 4 to 6:30PM. This last-minute tasting is a great opportunity for some of the Eastsiders to get their Locus on, especially if they’ve missed out on the Spring Party last weekend.
Friday, April 27th
1950 130th Ave NE, Suite 1
Bellevue, WA 98005
No tasting fee
Madrona Wine Merchants will host Locus Wines’ new releases at a free tasting event Saturday, April 28th, from 2-4 PM. Jim and Mark, the co-proprietors of the neighborhood wine shop Madrona Wine Merchants, have supported Locus Wines from day 1. They hosted first ever public tasting for Locus Wines back in August 2014.
Some new (2017 Locus Rosé, 2016 Locus Modo Red) and some old award-winning wines will be on display along with the winemaker Rich Burton.
Saturday, April 28th
1127 34th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(34th Ave and Union)
No tasting fee
Locus Wines winemaker Rich Burton will be on hand to pour at an impromptu Tasting Room Saturday, April 14th, from 1-5PM. The tasting room is making all Locus Wines available in wine flights, so you can taste them all before you commit to a glass or even better a bottle. Or two.
As you know, the Tasting Room always has Locus Wines as part of its flights but not all of them are on there usually and not all flights are all Locus. So, this impromptu tasting room event is indeed something special.
Chances are, Rich will stay way longer than the happy hour, so it is an opportunity to get some face time with the winemaker with very little interruption No need to RSVP or to call ahead. Just show up at your convenience.
The Tasting Room is located at 1924 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101 right across from Pink Door and next to Kell’s between Stewart and Virginia. You don’t need to call them to make a reservation but if you get lost and need to find them, call them at (206) 770-9463.
Finding yourself exclaiming “Spring is finally here!” only to wake up the next morning to snow and ice? We’d be lying if we said that hadn’t happened to us. Well, we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands, Mother Nature be damned. It’s time to officially usher in the sunshine and warmth with our annual Locus Spring Release Party!
Come join us on Saturday, April 21st from 2-6pm at 1515 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122 as we introduce the world to two new wines: the more-fragrant-than-it-has-a-right-to-be 2017 Locus Rosé and the 2016 Locus Modo Red – the Official Red Wine of Summer (we’re calling it now). As always, we will also be pouring all current releases and our resident culinarian will be pairing each wine with a spring-inspired culinary treat. Here is the wine lineup for the tasting:
- 2017 Locus Rosé – NEW (Grenache. Cinsault, Mourvédre blend)
- 2016 Locus Rosé (Grenache. Cinsault, Mourvédre blend)
- 2016 Locus Modo White
- 2016 Locus Sémillon, Dineen Vineyards
- 2016 Locus Modo Red – NEW
- 2014 Locus Red (GSM blend)
- 2015 Locus Nord (Syrah heavy blend, in Northern Rhone style)
PLEASE NOTE: we’re making two changes to the usual format. There will be a check-in table at the start of your tasting experience at which we will check IDs (21 and over only, please). We will also collect a $5 tasting fee per person. Don’t worry, though, it will be refunded with any purchase. Socius Wine Club members will have the fee waived.
Please RSVP on the Facebook page or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
November means it’s time for another Locus red to be released. This year, we’re happy to introduce the 2015 Locus Nord, the yin to the yang of the 2015 Locus Sud. “Nord” is the French word for “north” and we’ve fashioned this wine after some of our favorite Northern Rhône blends, which must be Syrah-dominant by law. It’s 64% Syrah (from the Strand and Gamache vineyards), 23% Cinsault and 13% Mourvèdre (both from the 7 Mile vineyard). While the Syrah dominates, the Cinsault brings bold fruit to the front of the palette, while the Mourvèdre adds a dark finish. We’re excited to share our inaugural Nord blend with the masses!
As always, we’ll be showcasing the current line-up of Locus wines, all paired with specially-designed culinary bites from Esca Catering. There will also be an exclusive treat in store for our Socius wine club members to enjoy. Come join us to celebrate the start of the holiday season and the release of the 2015 Locus Nord!
Here is what the menu looks like:
- When? Saturday, November 11th, 2-6PM
- Where? 1515 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122
- How to RSVP? Click here to RSVP on Facebook. Or reply to this email for group RSVPs.
- How much? Tasting is free. We can only serve adults 21 years and older.
- This event is not suitable for kids due to adult content, strong language, sharp corners and strategically-placed booby traps specifically designed to ward off people under 17.
- To see pictures from previous events like this one, visit The Gallery page.
This Thursday, September 21st, from 5-7PM, the Tasting Room in the Post Alley is holding a Locus Wines happy hour with winemaker Rich Burton in tow. The wine flights, the Locus Wines bottles will all be discounted to happy hour pricing during the evening. Chances are, Rich will stay way longer than the happy hour, so it is a chance to spend some cycles with the winemaker with very little interruption before he gets all busy with the crush, if you so desire. No need to RSVP or call ahead. Just show up at your convenience.