In addition to Kirkland, Tukwila and Aurora Village COSTCO locations, Locus Wines are now available at Seattle SoDo location. You will find 2014 Locus Modo Red, a Merlot/Malbec blend as well as the 2015 Locus Sémillon from Dineen Vineyards.
We were at the Seattle COSTCO to promote the wines last weekend, and starting next week, we will infiltrate Everett and Covington locations. Dates TBD.
Locus Wines are infiltrating Costco locations in waves, starting this weekend at Tukwila SouthCenter Costco and then expanding in the metropolitan Seattle area stores. Specifically, Costco is going to carry the 2015 Locus Sémillon from Dineen Vineyard and the 2014 Locus Modo Red, a Merlot/Malbec blend.
To promote the new relationship, we (Locus folks and Barrique Imports crew in collaboration) are spending time at the various Costcos every Friday and Saturday to promote the wines, from 10AM to 6PM.
Yesterday, Rich and Barrique’s own Adrienne were on hand in Tukwila. Today, Barrique folks are going to continue the promotion. Barrique folks are going to continue with the presentations in Aurora location next weekend. Locus crew takes over Kirkland over the 2nd and 3rd of September. Please come and see us if you are in the neighborhood.
Here is the schedule for Costco presentations (not tastings):
August 19th, 10AM-6PM – Tukwila Costco
August 20th, 10AM-6PM – Tukwila Costco
August 26th, 10AM-6PM – Aurora Village Costco
August 27th, 10AM-6PM – Aurora Village Costco
September 2nd, 10AM-6PM – Kirkland Costco
September 3rd, 10AM-6PM – Kirkland Costco
Will Locus Wines sell at all Costcos? To be determined.
‘Gorgeous blueberry, black tea and a hint of nutmeg’ is how Bardenay in Boise describes the 2014 Locus Modo Red, available on their wine list as a featured item these days. How can we disagree?
Also in Boise: The 2014 Locus Sémillon from Dineen Vineyards at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse as well as the 2014 Locus Modo Red at the Boise Co-op.
Outside Boise? No worries. In the beautiful lakeside town of McCall also offers Locus Wines at Rupert’s, arguably the best hotel and best restaurant in town. (If you have never been to McCall, you are missing out. It is beyond beautiful)
Our winemaker Rich Burton, and Idaho son himself, is currently in Idaho doing tastings. Catch him in McCall on Sunday, June 26th at Jug Mountain Ranch Golf Club, pouring the 2015 Locus Rosé with several Washington greats like the Dunham Cellars and Balboa, from 2-5PM.
2014 Locus Modo Red is taking Seattle by storm (as in doing really well out there, thanks to you). In its 2 months of release, it has made it to the wine glass pour at the Palace Kitchen and also accompanied Seattle’s arguably best pastas at Il Corvo as a wine by the carafe offering. Where else can one find Locus Modo Red, some of you asked? Well, here is a comprehensive list as of February 1st:
Hazelwood in Ballard (by the glass)
Ballard Market in Ballard
Central Co-op on Capitol Hill
Central Market in Mill Creek
Grand Vin in Olympia
Wine Loft in Olympia
Leschi Market in Leschi
Eden Hill Restaurant in Queen Anne
Mkt Restaurant in Tangletown
QFC Grocery Store in University Village
QFC Grocery Store on Holman Road
QFC Grocery Store in the Broadway Market
Cordata Community Co-op in Bellingham
Mercato in Bellevue
Grape Choice in Kirkland
Vashon Thriftway in Vashon
Harbor Greens in Gig Harbor
Palace Kitchen in downtown Seattle (by the glass)
PCC Natural Markets in Seattle (starting in March 2016)