Locus Wines Tasting Room: Open Mar 5th, 12-6PM

img_0581_20151101_editedThe first weekend means Locus Wines time at Barrique Wines (a retail wine shop and event space, owned by our distributor Barrique Imports), where we turn the place in to the Locus Wines tasting room for the weekend. This happens every first weekend of each month, by the way.Stop by and taste the Locus lineup on either day.

When?
Saturday, March 5th
Noon – 6:00 pm

Where?
1762 Airport Way S. Unit C
Seattle, WA 98134
(On Airport Way, just North of Holgate on the East side of the road… Coming from the north, look for a wine barrel and the long skinny LOCUS banner with the logo on West side of the road. If you go under Holgate overpass, you went to far.) Park on the East side of the street or the South side of the building. Enter the tasting room from Airport Way S entrance. No banner on Sunday.

Want to Join Us?
Come on over. The tasting is free. Tasters must be 21 years and older.

Winemaker’s Dinner at State & Lemp in Boise on Wednesday, March 16th

59971fdd404093ce987125bc49f4f1ad2016 James Beard award nominee Kris Komori’s food plus Locus Wines equals our inaugural winemaker’s dinner in Boise, ID.

If you are not familiar with State & Lemp, do some research and get on it before you are left behind: The brainchild of Jay Henry and Remi McManus showcases local farmers, ranchers and artists in a contemporary fine dining environment with usually a single seating Wednesdays and Thursdays, and two seatings on weekends.

Winemaker Rich Burton and the Locus GM Ton Yazici will be on hand to talk about the wines and enjoy the phenomenal bites.

When?
Wednesday, March 16th
7:00PM

Where?
State & Lemp
2870 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83702

Reservations
We only make the wine, people. Call State & Lemp at 208-429-6735 or visit them online at http://stateandlemp.com/ for reservations.

Locus Wines Tasting in Kirkland: The Grape Choice, Wednesday, Feb 10th, 5-8PM

CaptureThe Grape Choice in Kirkland, one of the best wine store/hangout/retailer/educators in Seattle is hosting Locus Wines for a tasting on Wednesday, February 10th, from 5PM to 8PM.

The winemaker Rich Burton and the not-winemaker Ton Yazici will be on hand to pour the wines and answer questions.

When?
Wednesday, February 10th
5-8 PM

Where?
9 Lakeshore Plaza
Kirkland, WA 98033 Map

Want to Join Us?
Show up or visit The Grape Choice website or their Facebook page for The Grape Choice for more details.

Locus Wines Tasting Room: Open Feb 6th and 7th, 12-6PM

IMAG00188The first weekend means Locus Wines time at Barrique Wines (a retail wine shop and event space, owned by our distributor Barrique Imports), where we turn the place in to the Locus Wines tasting room for the weekend. This happens every first weekend of each month, by the way.

Stop by and taste the Locus lineup on either day:

  • 2014 Locus Sémillon, Dineen Vineyard (a crisp, dry white)
  • 2014 Locus Rosé (a bone-dry Grenache/Mourvedre/Cinsault blend)
  • 2014 Locus MODO Red (Merlot/Malbec blend… a new release winning hearts and minds around town)
  • 2013 Locus Red (Syrah/Grenache blend that recently won GOLD in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition)
  • 2013 Locus Syrah, Keller Vineyard
  • 2012 Locus Syrah, StoneTree Vineyard

When?
Saturday, February 6th and Sunday, February, 7th
Noon – 6:00 pm

Where?
1762 Airport Way S. Unit C
Seattle, WA 98134
(On Airport Way, just North of Holgate on the East side of the road… Coming from the north, look for a wine barrel and the long skinny LOCUS banner with the logo on West side of the road. If you go under Holgate overpass, you went to far.) Park on the East side of the street or the South side of the building. Enter the tasting room from Airport Way S entrance. No banner on Sunday.

Want to Join Us?
Come on over. The tasting is free only on Saturday. Tasters must be 21 years and older.

Locus Wines Tasting Room: Open January 2nd & 3rd, 2016, 12-6PM

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Rosé freezes over! Zero degrees outside in Idaho means we drink slushy version of the 2014 Locus Rosé

Need to rid of the holidays fatigue this coming weekend? We may have the solution.

It is the first weekend of the month and that means Locus Wines time at Barrique Wines (a retail wine shop and event space, owned by our distributor Barrique Imports), where we turn the place in to the Locus Wines tasting room for the weekend. This happens every first weekend of each month, by the way.

Stop by at the first tasting room session of 2016 and taste the entire Locus lineup, with winemaker Rich Burton on hand on Saturday. (Barrique Wines will continue pouring Locus Wines without the winemaker on Sunday. They still taste good, we promise).

 

 

On Saturday, we are pouring:

  • 2014 Locus Sémillon, Dineen Vineyard (SPECIAL PRICE FOR THE WEEKEND – $14/bottle)
  • 2014 Locus Rosé (a bone-dry Grenache/Mourvedre/Cinsault blend)
  • 2014 Locus MODO Red (Merlot/Malbec blend… a new release winning hearts and minds around town. It is on the glass pour list in a few restaurants already)
  • 2013 Locus Red (Syrah/Grenache blend)
  • 2013 Locus Syrah, Keller Vineyard
  • 2012 Locus Syrah, StoneTree Vineyard

As usual, we will have a few bites to accompany the wines.

When?
Saturday, December 5th
Noon – 6:00 pm

Where?
1762 Airport Way S. Unit C
Seattle, WA 98134
(On Airport Way, just North of Holgate on the East side of the road… Coming from the north, look for a wine barrel and the long skinny LOCUS banner with the logo on West side of the road. If you go under Holgate overpass, you went to far.) Park on the East side of the street or the South side of the building. Enter the tasting room from Airport Way S entrance.

Want to Join Us?
Come on over. The tasting is free only on Saturday. Tasters must be 21 years and older.

Locus Wines Tasting Room: Open Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 in Seattle SoDo District, 12-6PM

Missed the big Fall open house few weekends ago? Well, don’t panic.

img_0727_20151115_editedAnother month and another Saturday for us to invade Barrique Wines (a retail wine shop and event space, owned by our distributor Barrique Imports) and turn it in to the Locus Wines tasting room. This happens every first Saturday of each month, by the way.

Stop by at the last tasting room session of 2015 and stock up on the wines for the holiday season. Most of the Locus lineup will be on hand. So will be the winemaker for your winemaking questions.

On Saturday, we are pouring:

  • 2014 Locus Rosé
  • 2014 Locus MODO Red (Merlot/Malbec blend)
  • 2013 Locus Red (Syrah/Grenache blend)
  • 2013 Locus Syrah, Keller Vineyard
  • 2012 Locus Syrah, StoneTree Vineyard

As usual, we will have a few bites to accompany the wines.

When?
Saturday, December 5th
Noon – 6:00 pm

Where?
1762 Airport Way S. Unit C
Seattle, WA 98134
(On Airport Way, just North of Holgate on the East side of the road… Coming from the north, look for a wine barrel and the long skinny LOCUS banner with the logo on West side of the road. If you go under Holgate overpass, you went to far.)

Want to Join Us?
Come on over. The tasting is free. Tasters must be 21 years and older.

Fall Release Open House on Saturday, Nov 14th, 1-6PM in Madrona

Come join us for our November release party and taste the all current Locus releases and meet the three new members of the lineup: The 2013 Keller Syrah and the 2014 Modo Red, as well as the November event-only edition of Rich’s “Garage” Sémillon dedicated to our Baby Beyaz, who will only be joining us in spirit from now on.

IMG_0300.jpg (small)The 2013 Locus Keller Vineyard Syrah is our first 100% Naches Heights AVA wine. It’s a relatively small, higher elevation vineyard from which we are extremely excited about sourcing fruit on a regular basis. The wine is elegant and refined, and soon to be extinct: We produced only 48 cases.

The 2014 Locus Modo Red is ourDocument Name_20151018_edited1_smaller first foray into the “value wine” market (i.e. cheap and cheerful, easy-drinking… Modo means now, ready in Latin). It’s a blend of Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, and Cab. We believe it’s delicious and actually find it pretty rich in tannin (fancy way of us saying ‘it will last a few years’).

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The 2014 Locus “Garage” Sémillon is the winemaker’s pet project. At last summer’s release party, you all were mad we could not sell the garage wines. This time we can (special permit apparently). The wine is dedicated to our recently deceased dog/child, Beyaz. We somehow thought she’d outlive us all. Alas, not the case. We will sell bottles of Beyaz Sémillon at $10 per bottle. $5 from each bottle sale will go to Seattle Humane Society – folks who blessed us with 13+ plus years of happiness and the occasional disapproving looks.

As always, we will pair the wines with creative bites from our resident Culinary Arts student: We’ve got some old favorites (hello, lamb pastry!) along with some new ones (cider-braised pork belly, handmade pasta, rye berry and buckwheat groats with chanterelles, and more) that will pair brilliantly with the Locus wines.

When?
Saturday, November 14th.
1:00 – 6:00 pm

Where?
1515 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122
(One and a half block west of Lake Washington Blvd and Madrona Drive)

Want to Join Us?
You can RSVP here on the site, by filling out the form below or view the event on our Facebook page and RSVP there. Whichever way, make the time, come see us. Taste the wines.

The Harbor General Store in Gig Harbor Welcomes Locus

The Harbor General Store in Gig Harbor, WA started carrying Locus Wines. And with a vengeance: They carry all of the current wines, 2014 Locus Dineen Vineyard Semillon, 2014 Locus Rosé, 2013 Locus Rhone-style red and 2012 Locus StoneTree Vineyard Syrah.

Located at 7804 Pioneer Way Gig Harbor, WA 98335, the store is a throwback to times when a general store was the place to go and get supplies, gifts, etc. It’s always very satisfying/gratifying/humbling to see that our wines fit within the values of the local (unique, handcrafted) businesses.

Please check out The Harbor General Store when you get a chance and check out their cool website The Harbor General Store, before you go.

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Locus Wines Tasting at Bottlehouse on Thursday, August 20th

As part of the Washington state wine month, all Locus wines are going to be on display at Bottlehouse on Thursday, August 20th, along with the winemaker Rich Burton. Rich will also debut the first public tasting for the upcoming Keller Vineyard Syrah.

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When?
Thursday, August 20th
6-8 PM

Where?
1416 34th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122 (34th Ave and Union)

Want to Join Us?
Visit the Bottlehouse website or just show up. There is no cost for this tasting.

Canal Market in Portage Bay Neighborhood to Retail Locus Wines

cm_header-logoCanal Market is famous local foodservice personality Ericka Burke’s post-Volunteer Park Cafe endeavor in the Portage Bay neighborhood. The idea is similar to Cone & Steiner in the 19th Ave corridor in Capitol Hill, but maybe a bit more complex, with fresh pastries, opportunity for sit-down breakfast and lunch service.

According to the Canal Market’s website, the market is “a modern-day take on an old-fashioned mercantile, offering a varied selection of groceries and home goods.” The market offers a full breakfast buffet, ready-made salads, cheeses, and charcuterie, as well sandwiches. It is also a pretty good place for gifts.

Canal Market started selling Locus Wines (specifically the 2014 Locus Rosé) in June/July time frame and we at Locus appreciate that very much. Portage Bay, consider yourself saved, thanks to Ericka Burke.

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