Friday night has never looked so good. Now in its second year, The New Vintage – a celebration of select wineries and restaurants as part of TASTE Washington – is at the very center of it all in downtown’s distinctive Motif Seattle on April 1 from 7pm-10pm.
Locus Wines is paired with Mamnoon’s Jason Stratton for the event and the 2015 Locus Rosé is the wine of choice for Stratton’s carrot hummus with cumin and lime. Tasters will also sample the Locus Sémillon as well. The Locus Wines crew will be on hand to pour the wines.
Stratton 101 for the uninitiated: He is a local legend. He started his career at the Le Gourmand at the age of 16, then moved to Cafe Juanita in 2002. He later became co-chef at Poppy, until joining Spinasse in 2009. While at Spinasse, Stratton was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s 10 Best New Chefs for 2010 and opened both Artusi and Aragona, a James Beard semifinalist for Best New Restaurant in 2014. Since September 2015, Stratton has been General Manager and Executive Chef of Capitol Hill’s Mamnoon.
Discover your new favorite Washington wine while tasting mouth-watering bites crafted by some of the city’s most celebrated chefs. Sneak into the Rosé Lounge and indulge in this of-the-moment varietal, then groove to the beats of renowned DJ Tina T. Stylish and undeniably fun, The New Vintage is a fresh approach to Taste Washington weekend that you won’t want to miss.
April 1st, 7-10PM
You can learn more about the event and purchase tickets at the TASTE WASHINGTON site.
PCC Natural Markets started carrying Locus Wines. They started with the 2014 Locus Modo Red and the 2014 Locus Semillon from Dineen Family Vineyards.
Here is how they describe it (beautifully by the way): “Merlot is the star of this show, with a stellar supporting cast of malbec, syrah and cabernet sauvignon. Crisp, ripe blueberry starts the aroma wheel, with a tinge of nutmeg…”We will leave it to you to finish the rest on the PCC shelves.
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.
Canal 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.
One of Ballard’s most favored neighborhood bars, Hazlewood just added the 2014 Locus Rosé to its roster. The bar is better known for its pretty amazing cocktails but hey we’ll take it. (Their bourbon concoctions are some of the best in town in our humble opinion here at Locus). Hazlewood is at 2311 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107.
This is probably coming as absolutely no surprise to you if you’ve been following us but nevertheless, it is official! The 2014 Locus Dineen Vineyard Semillon, the 2014 Locus Rosé (Grenache, Mourvedre and Cinsault) and the 2013 Locus Red (Grenache and Syrah blend) are officially in the market. You can read more about the wines on the Wines page and even order them online at the Wine Store.
We think the Semillon is pretty similar to last year’s, if not slightly better, more rounded this time around.The Rosé is definitely different than last year: There is more citrus on the nose and the color reminds us of a true Rhone rosé. The red is from high elevation fruit resulting in a pretty kick ass Rhone blend that makes us proud.
A pretty bad picture of Tallulah’s Menu
In addition to offering the wines to our existing retail and restaurant partners, we have some new and exciting stuff in the works: We started offering our wines on tap and they are already out there. The new Rosé is already on tap (our first venture into tap wines) at Tallulah’s on Capitol Hill. Both the white (also on tap) and the rosé are available at Palace Kitchen.
Our winemaker, Rich Burton has been pouring the wines over the last few weeks and the feedback has been great. Here is to hoping for another year of good and affordable wine drinking.
We are pouring at Taste Washington, the largest single-region wine tasting event in the U.S., this weekend and it is hell of a ride. Debuting the 2014 Locus Semillon, 2014 Locus Rose as well as the Rhone blend 2013 Locus Red (Grenache/Syrah), we are bombarded by a lot of people that have never heard us. It’s been fun, exciting and exhilarating all at the same time. Saturday was crazy busy. We expect Sunday to be nothing less than that.