Seattle Wine Co. Locus Tasting in Bellevue, Friday, April 27th, 6-8:30PM

Locus Wines winemaker Rich Burton will pour his wines at Bellevue’s Seattle Wine Co. on Friday, April 27th from 4 to 6:30PM. This last-minute tasting is a great opportunity for some of the Eastsiders to get their Locus on, especially if they’ve missed out on the Spring Party last weekend.

When?
Friday, April 27th
4-6:30 PM

Where?
1950 130th Ave NE, Suite 1
Bellevue, WA 98005

How much?
No tasting fee

Want to Join Us?
Show up or visit the Seattle Wine Co. website or their Facebook page for more details.

Tasting at Madrona Wine Merchants, Saturday, April 28th, 2-4PM

Madrona Wine Merchants LogoWere you unable to make it to the Locus Spring Party last weekend?  Well, you get another chance at it this coming Saturday at the Madrona Wine Merchants.

Madrona Wine Merchants will host Locus Wines’ new releases at a free tasting event Saturday, April 28th, from 2-4 PM. Jim and Mark, the co-proprietors of the neighborhood wine shop Madrona Wine Merchants, have supported Locus Wines from day 1. They hosted first ever public tasting for Locus Wines back in August 2014.

Some new (2017 Locus Rosé, 2016 Locus Modo Red) and some old award-winning wines will be on display along with the winemaker Rich Burton.

When?
Saturday, April 28th
2-4 PM

Where?
1127 34th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(34th Ave and Union)

How much?
No tasting fee

Want to Join Us?
Show up or visit the Madrona Wine Merchants website or their Facebook page for more details.

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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Locus Wines Tasting at Madrona Wine Merchants, Saturday, July 30th, 2-4PM

Madrona Wine Merchants LogoWere you unable to make it to the summer party at the winery few weekends ago? If you were there, would you like to sample the wines one more time? Well, you get another chance at it this coming Saturday, July 30th in Madrona.

Madrona Wine Merchants will host Locus Wines at a free tasting event Saturday, July 30th, from 2-4 PM. Jim and Mark, the co-proprietors of the neighborhood wine shop Madrona Wine Merchants, have supported Locus Wines from day 1. In fact, the first ever public tasting for Locus Wines was held at Madrona Wine Merchants.

Almost all Locus Wines lineup will be on display along with the winemaker Rich Burton. Specifically, Rich will pour:

  • 2015 Locus Rosé (Mourvedre, Grenache and Cinsault), Yakima Valley
  • 2015 Locus Sèmillon, Dineen Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills
  • 2014 Locus Modo Red, Columbia Valley
  • 2013 Locus Rhône Blend Red Wine (Syrah/Grenache), Yakima Valley
  • 2013 Locus Syrah, Keller Vineyards, Naches Heights

When?
Saturday, July 30th
2-4 PM

Where?
1127 34th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(34th Ave and Union)

How much?
No tasting fee

Want to Join Us?
Show up or visit the Madrona Wine Merchants website or their Facebook page for more details.

Locus Wines Tasting at Boise Whole Foods Market, Wednesday, July 27th, 5-7PM

Whole_Foods_logoPlease join us to celebrate Locus Wines Boise Whole Foods Market debut on Wednesday, July 27th from 2-4PM.

You will get a chance to taste the 2015 Locus Sémillon, our crispy and refreshing white wine, plus the 2014 Locus Modo Red, a Merlot and Malbec blend with a touch of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. We call that one a Washington Bordeaux (Syrah in there makes it Washington, get it?)

After making it to the glass pour list on two Bardenay locations and a few retailers (hello Boise Co-op, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, State & Lemp, and, Mc Call’s Rupert’s), we are excited that more people in Boise area will get a chance to sample our wines.

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When?
Wednesday, July 27th
5-7 PM

Where?
401 S Broadway Ave
Boise, ID 83702

How much?
No tasting fee

Want to Join Us?
Just show up. No RSVP or registration required.

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.

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.

Ballard’s Hazlewood Adds 2014 Locus Rosé

HazlewoodOne 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.

Tacoma Art Museum: Art and Wine

TAM logoTacoma Art Museum in downtown Tacoma (1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402) started pouring the 2014 Locus Semillon and the 2014 Locus Rosé at the TAM Cafe. In case you are not familiar with the museum: It was founded in 1935 and has since grown to become a national model for regional, mid-sized museums. It collects and exhibits Northwest art, with the mission of connecting people through art. The museum’s permanent collection includes Dale Chihuly’s glass artwork.

Its current location was opened on May 3, 2003 – a $22-million Antoine Predock-designed structure. In designing the building, Predock drew inspiration from the region’s light, its relationship to the water, the neighborhood’s industrial history and character, Mount Rainier, the Thea Foss Waterway, and the surrounding structures in what is now known as the Museum District. A new addition was completed in November 2014 (an additional $15.5-million building project), adding 16,000 square feet to the museum.

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).