Where to Find the New Releases in Washington and Idaho

There has been quite a few inquiries as to where those of you who couldn’t make it to the July party could find the new releases out and about. Just to refresh your memory: we released 2018 Locus Modo White (60% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc), 2017 Locus Semillon and 2017 Locus Modo Red (70% Merlot blend). We thought a comprehensive list (as of July 31st, we don’t know who added the new wines on in August yet).

Establishment The Wine City
Ballinger Village Thriftway Locus 2017 Modo Red Shoreline
Bardenay Locus 2017 Modo Red Coeur d’Alene
Bellevue Brewing Company Locus 2017 Modo Red Bellevue
Cafe Flora Locus 2017 Modo Red Seattle
Ivar’s Pier 54 Locus 2017 Modo Red Seattle
Mazama Country Store Locus 2017 Modo Red Mazama
Roost Lifestyle Locus 2017 Modo Red Moses Lake
Snowgoose Produce Locus 2017 Modo Red Mount Vernon
Lone Rock Mercantile Locus 2017 Semillon Seabeck
Arista Wine Cellars Locus 2018 Modo White Edmonds
Cafe Luna Vashon Locus 2018 Modo White Vashon
Delicatus Locus 2018 Modo White Seattle
Ivar’s Pier 54 Locus 2018 Modo White Seattle
Locol Barley & Vine Locus 2018 Modo White Seattle
Mazama Country Store Locus 2018 Modo White Mazama
Metropolitan Market – Kirkland Locus 2018 Modo White Kirkland
Metropolitan Market – Kirkland Locus 2018 Modo White Kirkland
Metropolitan Market Admiral Locus 2018 Modo White Seattle
Port Gamble General Store Locus 2018 Modo White Port Gamble
QFC #838 Inglewood Locus 2018 Modo White Kirkland
Rocket Market Locus 2018 Modo White Spokane
Vita’s Locus 2018 Modo White Lopez Island
Wine Loft Locus 2018 Modo White Olympia

 

Ivar’s Pier 54 Special Sheet? Yeah, We Got Two Wines On It!

If you are inclined to eat at Ivar’s, one of Seattle’s most famous restaurant destinations, you are bound to see a familiar face (or more like a name) on their specials sheet…. Right on top, in fact. Locus Modo White and Locus Modo Red are two of the three special wines available at Ivar’s right now.

So before you start and share, better order the wines.

Another Summer, Another Party

We had over 100 people come through yesterday and what a day. People drank and ate and had a good time, helping us launch 2018 Locus Modo White, 2017 Sémillon and 2017 Modo Red (a blend that is 70% Merlot). Cantaloupe Gazpacho and Dukkah Shrimp were the winners for the day, with Eggplant Caprese right on their tails.

Thanks to everyone that showed up. Thanks to Seattle Culinary Academy students who worked the event and made it special: Christopher, Michael, Elaina, Devon, Coco and Adj. Even bigger thanks to those who helped us put the event on, our friends and volunteers, Shama, Lindsay, Joy, Josh, Birgit, Carol, Eric and Patrick. Here is a sampler of pics from the party… The bottles, the food (courtesy of ESCA Catering), the flowers (courtesy of Blackhouseflowers), and of course the volunteers.

Twin Falls, McCall, Meridian and Boise Represent!

Locus Wines has been distributing in our winemaker Rich Burton’s home state of Idaho (What’s up, Jerome?) for a few years now but we wanted to refresh your memory on who carries the wines more recently. We got Twin Falls, McCall, Boise, Meridian and Coeur d’Alene, of course. Specifically, you can find Locus Wines at the following locations (based on fresh/recent orders):

2 Sisters Country Store McCall
Bardenay – Cda & Boise Coeur d’Alene
Bistro 45 McCall
Boise Co-op Wine Shop Boise
Divine Wine – Meridian Meridian
Rudy’s “A Cooks Paradise” Twin Falls
Rupert’s Restaurant McCall
Vine Wine Shop Boise

The picture above was taken near beautiful Stanley in Southeastern Idaho over the July 4th weekend a few years ago. Not photoshopped, we swear.

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

 

2 Days Left Locus Wines Summer Party!

It’s time for the new Modos!
Please join us on Saturday, July 27th, from 2-6PM in Madrona to celebrate the arrival of new vintages of three of our familiar labels: the 2018 Modo White, the 2017 Modo Red, and the 2016 Sud!
As always, we will pour through some of our current releases and pair everything with delicious bites from Ton’s catering company, ESCA.
Remember, it’s $5 to taste (refunded with any purchase). If you are a Socius Wine Club member or a member of the food and beverage industry, your tasting fee is waived. And don’t forget to bring your ID!
RSVP on Facebook (if replying for multiple guests email us at info@locuswines.com).
Invite others. The more the merrier! Enjoy the sun and we’ll see you at the end of July!
Wanna know what’s on the menu? Read on.

Pride Tasting at Footprint Wine Tap with Locus Wines

Footprint Wine Tap, first and only sustainable keg wine on tap bar and shop sourcing fine PNW wines and food for your palate pleasures, is hosting its first annual pride tasting week kicking off today with brunch and mimosas.

Locus Wines is going to join in on the fun on Thursday evening, from 5 to 9PM, with winemaker Rich Burton in tow. Come taste the wines and show your support for the Pride Month.

Locus Wines will be available by the glass or by flight. Flights are $10 per flight OR $15 for both flights.

WHITES & ROSÉ FLIGHT
Sauvignon Blanc
‘Modo White’ – Sémillon + Sauvignon Blanc
Rosé – Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault

RED FLIGHT
Cinsault
‘Tank No. 3’ – Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault
Barbera

To learn more about Footprint’s week of pride activities, follow them on Facebook. To learn more about the Locus Wines tasting on Thursday, click on the image below.

See you there!

Locus at Stem at the Pacific Science Center on May 17th

Stem is a science-based social and interactive event that showcases the craft behind brewing. Guests at this event will have the opportunity to learn directly from local winemakers and test samples. Stem is a great community event that supports the Pacific Science Center and local vineyards in Washington state.Whether you’re a science-loving wine novice or consider yourself more of a connoisseur, we invite you to unleash your inner sommelier under the arches at Pacific Science Center.

For the fourth year in a row, Locus Wines’ one and only Rich Burton is going to impart wine wisdom or should we say, divulge wine science secrets at Stem Tasting Event taking place on Friday evening, from 7PM to 10PM on May 17th at the Pacific Science Center in lower Queen Anne, Seattle.

Tickets are $50 per person ($45 if you are a member of Pacific Science Center). To buy tickets and learn more of what is to come, please visit the event site at STEM Ticket Page.

 

 

Tasting at Madrona Wine Merchants, Saturday, April 20th, 2-4PM

Madrona Wine Merchants will host Locus Wines’ new releases at a free tasting event Saturday, April 20th, 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 the first ever public tasting for Locus Wines back when we started.

Some new and some old award-winning wines will be on display along with the winemaker Rich Burton.

When?
Saturday, April 20th
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 or LocalWinesEvents.com for more details.

Locus Wines Day at the Tasting Room on Saturday, April 13th from 1-6PM

Locus Wines winemaker Rich Burton will be on hand to serve specially-priced Locus Wines-only flights from 1 to 6PM at the Tasting Room, located in Post Alley in downtown Seattle. Locus Wines is always available by the glass or by the bottle at the Tasting Room but usually without Rich Burton serving it to you!

Show up and test his service skills, talk to him about the wine and see if he has kept up his table-waiting skills up to date from back when he used to wait tables at Duke’s on Lake Union while he was going to college. Yes. The truth is out there. Some of you probably ordered clam chowder from Rich back in 1995 or any time until 1998…

Don;t know your way around Post Alley or the hours of operation for the Tasting Room? Check out the Tasting Room website. It is a great location for happy hour, weekend wind down and post-dinner drinks too.