Locus Wines: Spokane Edition

The winery may be located in Seattle and the wines are made in Yakima but we sure get some sweet support from the Eastern-most end of the state. Spokane has been a very supportive market for Locus Wines and we want to acknowledge (re-acknowledge in some cases), the businesses that really welcomed us. Thank you, Spokane. We are not there too often but we sure feel the love.

In October and November 2018 timeframe alone, four new establishments added Locus to their offerings:

  • Lantern Tap House
  • Latah Bistro
  • Wild Sage
  • No-Li Brewhouse

The following businesses have featured us in the past, and some of them, like Left Bank, seem to like us enough to keep coming back:

  • Bottles (Spokane Valley)
  • The Grain Shed
  • Indaba Café
  • Left Bank
  • Manito Tap House
  • Nectar Wine and Beer
  • Petunias
  • Rocket Market
  • Steel Barrel
  • Vino
  • Yokes Argonne #11

Photo credit: https://sahmdr.wordpress.com/

A Very Locus December at Footprint Wine Tap on Capitol Hill

Footprint Wine Tap is featuring Locus Wines for the entire month of December in 2018 with not one, but two Locus Wines, all on tap: Locus Rosé and Locus Tank #3 Red Blend. They call the December feature, ‘dreamy December’ and we won’t argue with that.  Both wines are from trio of our favorite grapes: Grenache, Mourvedre and Cinsault. You all know the Rosé but the 2016 Locus Tank #3 is new: It is a keg-only red wine we made. It is so good that now we wish we didn’t keg them all.

Footprint Wine Tap is Seattle’s first wine bar that prioritizes sustainability and locality – all wines presented are from responsibly sourced grapes, by wineries that have exemplary business practices and all wines are Pacific Northwest wines. They also carry ciders, meads, cold brew coffee and sake. Located on Madison, between 12th and 13th Streets, Footprint Wine Tap is a refreshingly new concept in a very crowded and getting a bit all-too-same Capitol Hill food and beverage scene.

There is wine and drinks but there is also food: You will find lots of small plates for nibbles, a nice salad if you want more and a few desserts to go with the sweeter wines. Footprint Wine Tap opens at 2PM Monday through Friday, and then at noon on the weekends.

A Fun Fall Party on a Beautiful, Sunny Fall Day

A little over 150 people were in attendance at the Locus Wines Fall Party on Saturday, November 17th. The weather was dry and sunny and the people festive. The brand new 2015 Locus Cabernet Franc and 2015 Locus Red were qualified hits and the food hit the mark. Here are a few things you missed out on, unless you were here of course…. These parties do not happen automagically. We rely on our awesome friend-volunteers (Birgit, Carol, Collene, Eric, Josh, Jeanie, Lindsey, Tori) and family (Shama, Scott, Tony). Add an amazing group of select culinarians from Seattle Culinary Academy to serve in the kitchen (Chris, Ell, Fox, Daniel, Coco, Emily and Jack) and only then, magic.

 

Old Stove Brewery in Seattle, Epulo in Edmunds, Ballinger Village Thriftway in Shoreline and Others to Locus



Over the last few months, we added a few new establishments (either new as in ‘brand new’ or new to Locus) in Seattle and over the Washington state:

If you are interested sampling some of these wines or discover other wines we have been making, come join us for the Locus Fall Party on Saturday, November 17th from 2 to 6pm in Madrona neighborhood. Click here for more information.

Locus Fall Party: Saturday, November 17th, 2-6PM

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!

When?
Saturday, November 17th, 2-6PM

Where?
1515 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122

How much?
$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 info@locuswines.com.

2017 Locus Rosé No More… 4 Cases Reserved for the July 28th Party

We officially ran out of the 2017 Locus Rosé this week. We are holding on to four cases so that those of you joining us at the Summer Party on Saturday, July 28th have the opportunity to buy some but commercially we are officially out.

This is great for us business-wise but also bittersweet. 2017 Locus Rosé was special: It won GOLD at the Seattle Wine Awards few months ago and it was a surprisingly crisp, well-balanced wine with complex fruit flavors, with a bone dry finish. Very Southern Rhone-like.

You can still find the 2017 Locus Rosé in a lot of restaurants and retailers in and around Seattle metropolitan area and Washington state:

Angelo’s – Burien
Auburn Wine and Caviar Co.
Bennett’s Mercer Island
Bordeaux Wine Bar Enumclaw
Bottlehouse Madrona
Central Co-op Madison
Collections Café at Chihuly Gardens
Community Food Co-op Bellingham
European Vine Selections Capitol Hill
Farms & Market
Fresh Fish Seattle
Home Remedy Seattle
Hopvine Patch Seattle
Joe Bar Capitol Hill
Left Bank Wine South Park
Manito Tap House
Meet the Moon Leschi
Metropolitan Market Sand Point
Mr. West Downtown Seattle
Palace Kitchen Downtown Seattle
Purple Café Bellevue
Purple Café Seattle
Rocket Market
South Fork Public House
Tacoma Wine Merchants
Thackeray Freemont
Wine Loft Olympia

Locus in Kitsap and Pierce Counties

So where does one find Locus Wines outside the immediate Seattle metro area in King county, you ask? What if you are driving and you get the urge to Locus, pronto?

Well, quite a few places actually. Here is a list of various Kitsap and Pierce county retail and restaurant locations, up to date as of July 2018.

We keep the list updated on our Retail Locations and Restaurants, if you are interested in finding Locus Wines around the Washington state. Thanks to our distributor, Cru Selections, we are not just in Seattle and surrounding cities in King county anymore.

Keep in mind that while we update the locations list monthly, there may be additions/subtractions to it as retailers/restaurants cycle through their inventories.

Kitsap:

  • Heyday Farm (Bainbridge Island)
  • Hitchcock (Bainbridge Island)
  • Earth & Vine (Bainbridge Island)
  • Town and Country Market (Bainbridge Island)
  • Night Shade (Bremerton)
  • Mossback Café (Kingston)
  • The Point Casino (Kingston)
  • D’Vine Wine LLC (Kingston)
  • Port Gamble General Store (Port Gamble)
  • Central Market (Poulsbo)
  • Lone Rock Mercantile (Seabeck)

Pierce:

  • For the Love of Spice (Gig Harbor)
  • Gertie and the Giant Octopus (Gig Harbor)
  • Green House (Gig Harbor)
  • Blend Wine Shop (Lakebay)
  • Urban Timber (Sumner)
  • Azarra Salon and Wine (Tacoma)
  • Marzanos (Tacoma)
  • Tacoma Wine Merchants (Tacoma)
  • Wildside Wines (Tacoma)

Wanna know where else in the WORLD you can find Locus? Well, let’s calm down first. Our world currently extends to Idaho and Minnesota. The Retails Locations and Restaurants page will tell you where you can find us in those states (the WORLD) too.

 

Chuck’s Hop Shop, Home Remedy, Bounty Kitchen, Collections Café to Locus

The month of June saw a few new establishments (either new as in ‘brand new’ or new to Locus) in Seattle get on the Locus train:

  • Everyone’s favorite beer house in the Central District, Chuck’s Hop Shop is offering the Locus Rosé on tap for those who find none of the 47 beers on tap appealing
  • Bounty Kitchen in Queen Anne is carrying the 2015 Locus Sud
  • Collections Café at the Chihuly Gardens is carrying the Locus Rosé
  • Fresh Fish Company on Northwest 80th has Locus Rosé on the shelves
  • Tom Douglas’ Home Remedy is carrying the Locus Rosé
  • Left Bank Wine in South Park is pouring the Locus Rosé
  • Metropolitan Market in Sandpoint has both the Locus Rosé and Locus Modo White

If you are interested sampling some of these wines, come join us for the Locus Summer Party on Saturday, July 28th. Click here for more information.

Purple Cafés, Meet the Moon and Others Choose 2017 Locus Rosé for Glass Pour


The Heavy Restaurant Group (HRG) has chosen the 2017 Locus Rosé as their Rosé glass pour across multiple properties they own in the Seattle metro area. You can find the Locus Rosé by the glass at all Purple Café locations (Seattle, Bellevue, Woodinville), Meet the Moon (Leschi), Thackeray (Freemont), Claret (Wallingford) and Lot No.3 (Bellevue). Excited and amazed does not begin to describe how we feel.

 

 

Summer Release Party – New Modo White and A Few Other Surprises

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 info@locuswines.com).

Invite others. The more the merrier!

When?
Saturday, July 28th, 3-7PM

Where?
1515 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122

How to RSVP?
Facebook or email at info@locuswines.com

How much?
$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.