Feeling the Love of Rosé in Seattle (and the Surrounding Areas)

From Liliwaup to Twisp, from Tacoma to Shoreline, the metropolitan Seattle is going through a Rosénaissance (yep, we just said that) in June and July. You can find the Locus Rosé in quite a few places over the years but for 2018 Locus Rosé, we have some newcomers: HIlltop Red Apple Market in Beacon Hill neighborhood, New Town Market in Belltown, Rogers Riverview Bistro in Snohomish, Finestere in Port Townsend, Glover Street Maket in Twisp, Cask and Schooner in Friday Harbor, Hama Hama Oyster Company in Lilliwaup are all new. Specifically, the 2018 Locus Rosé is fully stocked up in following retailers and restaurants:

Anchorhead Coffee (East) Issaquah
Ballinger Village Thriftway Shoreline
Bellingham Food Co-op Bellingham
Bottlehouse / Root Seattle
Briley’s BBQ Lake Forest Park
Cask & Schooner Friday Harbor
Central Market Shoreline Shoreline
City Cellars Seattle
Cone & Steiner – Pioneer Square Seattle
Copper Coin Seattle
Finistere Port Townsend
Footprint Wine Tap Seattle
Fresh Fish Seattle
Glover Street Market Twisp
Hama Hama Oyster Company Lilliwaup
Hilltop Red Apple Market Seattle
Home Remedy Seattle
Locol Barley & Vine Seattle
Marketime Foods Seattle
Mr West Seattle
New Town Market Seattle
Old Stove – Western Seattle
PCC – Fremont #110 Seattle
Rogers Riverview Bistro Snohomish
Shorewood Grocery Seattle
Tacoma Wine Merchants Tacoma
Vinifera Wine Bar and Bistro Auburn
Wine Loft Olympia

 

Sunday, Fun day: Locus Wines Tasting at Bottlehouse, Today from 4 to 6PM

Come join Bottlehouse’s month-long program to support local winemakers during the month of March. As they called it, “curated tastings from Washington’s best every Sunday from 4 to 6 PM.” The wines will be there for tasting as well as glass pours and retail specials.

Bottlehouse, a wine bar in the Madrona neighborhood in Seattle, is especially near and dear to our hearts, since they were early supporters of Locus Wines. They have featured  many Locus offerings by the glass and had our rose, Modo red as well as a special red that we had produced only for our keg program (Locus Tank #2) on tap. Not only that, when the Bottlehouse family expanded with Mr. West (downtown Seattle and soon in University Village mall), they featured Locus Wines in some of the new establishments as well.

Locus Wines by the glass at Bottlehouse, The Shambles

 

Bottlehouse, the wine bar and shop in Madrona neighborhood has added 2016 Locus Sémillon to its by the glass rotation. You can now get a 2 oz or 5 oz taste ($10) of the wine, or go directly to bottle. Bottlehouse has been a great supporter of Locus Wines: they carried 2014 Locus Rosé at the wine shop, had a special red blend (2015 Locus Tank #2) on tap, as well as 2013 Locus Red few years ago. Check the list out before Locus goes off the rotation at the Bottlehouse’s website or simply drop in at 1416 34th AVE Seattle, WA. 98122, (less than a block north of Union on 34th).

Another location carrying Locus on tap is the new butcher shop/bar, The Shambles. The Maple Leaf space has been making quiet the noise in the press since it opened (see Seattle Times or the Eater Seattle articles). Among the awesomely long list of beers and wines on tap, you will find 2015 Locus Rosé. The Shambles is located at 7777 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 and it is open every day at noon until close.

 

Don’t Panic, You Can Still Taste the New Locus Wines Line Up… Upcoming Locus Wines Tasting Opportunities

If you weren’t one of the 135 or so people who showed up at the Spring release party last Saturday, you can stop panicking now. You still have 5 chances in the upcoming weeks to try the new line up, near Seattle or far.

  • STEM Uncorked, Seattle, WA, Friday, April 28th, 2017, 5-9PM
    Come learn about the other “stem” education at Science Uncorked! Enjoy an evening sampling some of Washington’s finest wines while exploring the science straight from the vine. Enjoy unlimited tastings from participating wineries, a souvenir wine glass, and after-hours access to the exhibits.
  • Madrona Wine Merchants Tasting, Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 2-4PM
    Taste the new releases at the best place second best place in Madrona to taste Locus Wines. Jim and Mark are ardent supporters of Locus and we do this tasting annually to celebrate the partnership.
  • The Tasting Room, Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 1-5PM
    Locus Wines is part of the Tasting Room 7 days a week now but from time to time, we become the focus of attention there. This is one of those focus of attention thingies, with winemaker Rich Burton on hand to pour the wines.
  • Rising Stars, Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center, Prosser, WA, May 20th, 2017, 1-4PM
    2nd annual rising star highlights up and coming winemakers in Prosser, WA. Tickets are $50 plus tax until April 30th. $55 plus tax afterwards. Discounts for lodging available for early birds.
  • Bottlehouse Rosé Event, Seattle, WA Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 3-8PM
    Locus Wines plus bunch of other class acts are going to battle it out to the death. Except they won’t. They will also pour rosé wines. Find out more about the event at the Bottlehouse website.
  • Everett Golf Club & Country Club, Everett, WA, Friday, June 9th, 5-8PM
    Find Locus winemaker Rich Burton on the 15th with wine, then taste/buy the wines in the clubhouse.
  • McCall Rosé Tasting Event, McCall, ID, Sunday, June 18th, 3-6PM
  • Mr. West Rosé Event, Seattle, WA, June 20th, 5-8PM
  • The Tasting Room, Seattle, WA, Saturday, July 8th, 2017, 1-5PM
    You can taste Locus Wines any time at the Tasting Room in downtown Seattle but on this particular Saturday, Locus Wines is going to be the focus of attention with winemaker Rich Burton on hand to pour the wines. This is not a free of charge tasting.
  • Summer Party,Seattle, WA, July 15th, 2017, 3-7PM
    Annual summer party in Madrona neighborhood, celebrating release of 2016 Locus Sémillon and other surprises. Free of charge tasting and food pairings.

Locus Modo on Tap at the BOTTLEHOUSE

Bottlehouse, wine bar and shop, in Madrona has tapped the 2014 Locus Modo Red. It is now available for glass pour at your convenience, pretty much every day from 3PM until close.

Locus is no stranger to Bottlehouse. Over the last year or so, various Locus wines were on the glass pour list (Semillon, Rosé, 2013 Red) as well as the bottle list (2012 StoneTree Syrah). Now it is full circle with the addition of Modo Red in the Bottlehouse offerings.

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90 Points from Wine Enthusiast for 2012 Locus Syrah (plus 88 Points for the 2013 Rhone Blend)

90-Points-Wine-EnthusiastThe 2012 Locus StoneTree Vineyard Syrah just got awarded 90 points from Wine Enthusiast (the rating and the review will be published in November issue of the magazine and its online buying guide). According to the Wine Enthusiast wine rating guide, that means 2012 Locus Syrah is “excellent, highly recommended.” What is another word for giddy? It doesn’t sound professional on a website but yes, giddy may be the best word to describe the mood around here.

The 2013 Locus Red, the Rhone-style blend of Syrah and Grenache got awarded 88 points. In the same Wine Enthusiast wine rating speak, that means the wine is “very good, good value and well recommended.”

Both wines had already gotten some accolades earlier this year at Seattle Wine Awards where the 2012 Locus Syrah got the double gold and the 2013 Locus Red got the silver. The 2013 Locus is getting better with time so it should get even better results from competitions and in ratings next year.

Both of these wines as well as the 2014 Locus Dineen Vineyard Semillon, the 2014 Locus Yakima Valley Rosé (and the upcoming 2013 Locus Keller Vineyard Syrah) will be available today, Thursday, August 20th, during the Bottlehouse tasting from 6-8PM.

If you miss out on the tasting today, check out our Events page for upcoming events or the Retailers and Restaurants page to see where you can get some by the glass or by the bottle.

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.

Dwell, Drink and Be Well with Locus Wines at BOTTLEHOUSE

Bottlehouse, wine bar and shop, in Madrona has added 2013 Locus Red (Rhone blend with 68% Syrah and 32% Grenache) on its red wine by the glass rotation. You can now get a 2 oz or 5 oz taste of the wine, or go directly to bottle. They also added the 2014 Locus Rosé to their Rosé offering at the wine shop.

Their wine list rotates and evolves frequently, so head on over there before they run out of the Locus wines. And if they have run out, demand that they bring it back!

Joking aside, for those who may not be familiar with Bottlehouse, here is a very brief summary: Located on top of the Wilridge Winery (the building was once easily recognizable by the giant wine barrel in the front yard) in a 1900s house on 34th Ave, Bottlehouse has been the prime wine drinking/tasting location in Madrona since 2010. They also offer great indoor/outdoor space for private events and parties, up to about 75-100 people.

It is really hard to find a place where you can have a glass of something (they have great cocktails and specialty beer selection as well) and nibble on delicacies (they have some outstanding cheeses, artisan meats as well as specialty sandwiches on freshest of breads) early afternoon or late evening, especially in residential neighborhoods of Seattle. Bottlehouse is definitely a neighborhood place as well as destination. They open 3PM every day and open until late, with a happy hour from 3-6PM. (During happy hour, they have some special wines and beers as well). You can probably tell we go there often.

Check out Bottlehouse’s website or simply drop in at 1416 34th AVE Seattle, WA. 98122, (less than a block north of Union on 34th).