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.

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!

3rd Annual POUR This Saturday from 1-4PM in Belltown

Come join us (and 22 other Seattle urban wineries) this Saturday at POUR Seattle to get a taste of, well, 23 Seattle Urban Wineries. We will be there from 1 to 4, at Block 41 located at 115 Bell Street in Seattle. The tickets are $45 per person ($70 for VIP) and they are going fast. So get them while you can.

What is Seattle Urban Wineries, you ask? You can visit the website and read about it but in a nutshell: It is a group of twenty local Seattle wineries that operate within the Seattle city limits… or with tasting rooms nearby.

Every year, Seattle Urban Wineries puts on a tasting event in June that features most of the wineries plus some special educational offerings for the VIP Experience ticket holders. Rich Burton, our winemaker, will be on hand to teach the VIP folks how to appreciate the acid in wine. You can read more on the VIP Experience to see what else is available here.

 

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.

 

 

Locus Wines Winemaker’s Dinner at Bella Aquila Tomorrow Night

Hello Boise metro area! Join our winemaker Rich Burton tomorrow, May 1st, in Eagle at the Bella Aquila restaurant at 6PM for a 6-course winemaker’s dinner. Here is the menu and the pairings:

  • Locus Wines, Rosé, Yakima Valley, WA 2016 ~ Passed Appetizers
  • Locus Wines, Sémillion, Dineen Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills, WA 2016 ~ Rattlesnake Ravioli, Humboldt Fog, Prickly Pear Beurre Blanc
  • Locus Wines “Modo White Wine” Columbia Valley, WA 2017 ~ Hibiscus Wrapped Melon, Micro Greens, Crispy Prosciutto, Citrus Herb Vinaigrette
  • Locus Wines “Modo Red Wine” Columbia Valley, WA 2016 ~ Quail Breast Pistachio Pesto, Pink Pearl Apple Butter
  • Locus Wines Red, Rhone Style Red, Yakima, WA 2014 ~ Gold Label Snake River Farms® American Wagyu Beef, Morel Mushrooms, Truffled Sunchoke, Spring Pea, Fleur De Sel
  • Locus Wines, Barbera, Sagemoor Vineyard, Columbia Valley WA, 2016 ~
    Lavender Honey Cake, Brown Butter Gelato

The cost of the dinner is $90 plus tax, plus a 20% gratuity. Since space is limited, reservations are required. To reserve your spot, call 208-938-1900 or visit Bella Aquila website. There is also more information on the event on Bella Aquila’s Facebook page.

Rich will be on hand to introduce the wines and answer any questions. With or without the talk track though, it looks like it will be one helluva dinner.

Spring Release Party 3 days away!!!!

 

 

After the Seattle winter we’ve had, it’s time we all had a bit of rosé and some sun. We can guarantee the rosé, not sure about the sun though. Come join us on Saturday, April 27th from 2-6PM as we introduce the world to four new wines:

  • 2018 Locus 7 Mile Rosé
  • 2018 Locus Garage Series Rosé of Cinsault
  • 2018 Locus Naches Heights Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2016 Locus Sagemoor Barbera

This will be the biggest, release-iest party in Locus history! As always, we will also pour some of our other current releases:

  • 2015 Locus Red
  • 2015 Locus Keller Syrah
  • 2015 Locus Nord

Our resident culinarian, Ton Yazici will pair each wine with a spring-inspired culinary treats.

A few other items to note for the release event:

  • There is a $5 tasting fee per person, refunded with any purchase. Socius Wine Club members always have the tasting fee waived. So do culinary arts students and trade!
  • No one under 21 allowed. Our dog might eat the small humans.
    To ensure that the event stays comfortable and safe for all (and that we have enough wine for all guests), limit sampling of wines to a single pour during the event.
  • Socius Club members: To allow you to get a jump-start on the tasting before the crowds arrive, we’ll open the doors at 1:30 exclusively for you.

WHEN: Saturday, April 27th from 2-6PM
WHERE: 1515 Madrona Dr, Seattle 98122

RSVP on Facebook event page OR if you have multiple people you want to respond for OR you are over Facebook, then email us at info@locuswines.com. Or read up on it at www.localwineevents.com

 

 

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.