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.

 

Locus Wines at TASTE Washington This Weekend

TASTE Washington is here again.

We are going to showcase some of the new, some of the existing wines at the TASTE Washington Grand Tasting event, taking place Saturday, March 30th and Sunday March 31st, from 2:30-6PM.

This two-day tasting event gathers over 235 Washington wineries, 65 top restaurants, renowned local and national chefs, and more – all for the enjoyment of your taste buds.

It’s near impossible to sample everything at the Grand Tasting, but the most determined wine- and food-lovers will certainly try. And don’t forget! Grand Tasting VIP ticket holders receive early access, with a special VIP-only hour from 1:30pm – 2:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

Sunday, Fun day: Locus Wines Tasting at Bottlehouse, Today from 4 to 6PM

Come join Bottlehouse’s month-long program to support local winemakers during the month of March. As they called it, “curated tastings from Washington’s best every Sunday from 4 to 6 PM.” The wines will be there for tasting as well as glass pours and retail specials.

Bottlehouse, a wine bar in the Madrona neighborhood in Seattle, is especially near and dear to our hearts, since they were early supporters of Locus Wines. They have featured  many Locus offerings by the glass and had our rose, Modo red as well as a special red that we had produced only for our keg program (Locus Tank #2) on tap. Not only that, when the Bottlehouse family expanded with Mr. West (downtown Seattle and soon in University Village mall), they featured Locus Wines in some of the new establishments as well.

Locus Wines Tasting at City Cellars in Wallingford on Friday, March 22nd

Come chat with Rich Burton or simply taste the wines and see the City Cellars Fine Wines’ selection of wines. The tasting will take place from 5 to 7 PM, and any tasting fees are refundable with purchase. City Cellars is located at 1710 North 45th Street in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. More information on City Cellars website.

Locus at Hellam’s Vineyard in La Conner, WA This Weekend

On Saturday, Locus Wines winemaker Rich Burton is pouring the line up at the Hellam’s Vineyard wine store from 1 to 6PM. The daffodils are out so maybe in between visiting the fields, you should stop by. More information on the Hellam’s Vineyard website.

Locus Wines: Eastside Edition (That is East of Lake Washington for You)

Locus Wines presence in Seattle is almost inevitable, with the winery being in Seattle, cooperative tasting room we belong to,The Tasting Room being downtown and the fact that we are part of Seattle Urban Wineries. Well, we are making a dent on the East side of Seattle, in the towns of Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, Redmond and Woodinville. We have ways to go, but it is better than just one or two locations.

Here is a selection of retailers that carry Locus Wines (or if they have run out, they have a relationship with our distributor to get you what you need):

Bellevue

  • Cork & Tap
  • Japonessa
  • Mox Boarding House
  • Pearl
  • Purple Café Bellevue
  • QFC #808
  • Westin Hotel

Issaquah

  • Flat Iron Grill – new (since October 2018)

Kirkland

  • Café Volace
  • Grape Choice
  • Little Brother
  • Metropolitan Market Kirkland

Monroe

  • Harry’s on Tye Street

Redmond

  • Malt and Vine

Sammamish

  • Metropolitan Sammamish – new (since November 2018)
  • Plateau Club

Woodinville

  • Cellars Wine Club – new
  • Village Wines
  • Washington Wine Society – new

Locus Wines: Spokane Edition

The winery may be located in Seattle and the wines are made in Yakima but we sure get some sweet support from the Eastern-most end of the state. Spokane has been a very supportive market for Locus Wines and we want to acknowledge (re-acknowledge in some cases), the businesses that really welcomed us. Thank you, Spokane. We are not there too often but we sure feel the love.

In October and November 2018 timeframe alone, four new establishments added Locus to their offerings:

  • Lantern Tap House
  • Latah Bistro
  • Wild Sage
  • No-Li Brewhouse

The following businesses have featured us in the past, and some of them, like Left Bank, seem to like us enough to keep coming back:

  • Bottles (Spokane Valley)
  • The Grain Shed
  • Indaba Café
  • Left Bank
  • Manito Tap House
  • Nectar Wine and Beer
  • Petunias
  • Rocket Market
  • Steel Barrel
  • Vino
  • Yokes Argonne #11

Photo credit: https://sahmdr.wordpress.com/

Summer Release Party – New Modo White and A Few Other Surprises

Please join us on Saturday, July 28th from 3-7PM in Madrona neighborhood to celebrate the arrival of our annual Modo White blend, plus a few surprises: We are going to offer two very limited production wines that you can taste only at this party: 2017 Locus Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 Locus Garage Series 100% Cinsault.  As always, we will pour through some of our current releases and pair everything with delicious bites by ESCA.

In case you missed the Spring party in April, we’ve made changes to the usual format: At the start of your tasting experience, there will be a check-in table at which we will check IDs (21 and over only, please).  We will also collect a $5 tasting fee per person, which would be refunded with any purchase. If you are a Socius Wine Club member, the tasting fees are waived for you and your date/spouse/guest. RSVP on Facebook Details on Event (if replying for multiple guests email us at info@locuswines.com).

Invite others. The more the merrier!

When?
Saturday, July 28th, 3-7PM

Where?
1515 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122

How to RSVP?
Facebook or email at info@locuswines.com

How much?
$5 per person, refundable with purchase. If you are a Socius Wine Club member, the tasting fees are waived for you and your date/spouse/guest. Attendees must be 21 years or older.

Never been to one of our events? Wanna get an idea of what they look like? Go to The Gallery section to see pics from previous release parties.