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 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.

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 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.