Locus Wines Now Available at Seattle COSTCO (Everett and Covington COSTCO coming up)

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.

Costco to Carry Locus Sémillon, Modo Red, Starting NOW

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.

Ruth’s Chris, Bardenay, Rupert’s and Boise Co-op Get Locus

PhototasticCollage-2016-06-25-08-41-18‘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.


Locus Wines at Vino Verité on Thursday, April 28th, 5-8PM



The entire Locus line up will be on hand along with the winemaker Rich Burton on Thursday, April 28th at Vino Verité’s new location in Columbia City. Specifically, we will pour:

  • 2015 Sémillon, Dineen Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills – NEW RELEASE, $15
  • 2015 Locus Rosé, Yakima Valley – NEW RELEASE, $15
  • 2014 Locus Modo Red, Columbia Valley, $15
  • 2013 Locus Red, Yakima Valley (Rhone-style), $25
  • 2012 Locus Syrah, StoneTree Vineyard, Wahluke Slope, $25
  • 2013 Locus Syrah, Keller Vineyard, Naches Heights, $35

Thursday, April 28th
5-8 PM

4908 Rainier Ave S Ste C
Seattle WA 98118
(on Rainier, between Ferdinand and Hudson)

How Much?
There is no fee for the tasting.

Want to Join Us?
Visit the Vino Verité’s website or their Facebook page for more details.

Locus Modo Red by Storm…

Document Name_20151018_edited_12014 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)
  • Il Corvo in downtown Seattle (by the carafe)