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.

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

 

 

Spring Release Party – Usher in the new Rosé and 2016 Modo Red

Finding yourself exclaiming “Spring is finally here!” only to wake up the next morning to snow and ice?  We’d be lying if we said that hadn’t happened to us.  Well, we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands, Mother Nature be damned.  It’s time to officially usher in the sunshine and warmth with our annual Locus Spring Release Party!

Come join us on Saturday, April 21st from 2-6pm at 1515 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122 as we introduce the world to two new wines: the more-fragrant-than-it-has-a-right-to-be 2017 Locus Rosé and the 2016 Locus Modo Red – the Official Red Wine of Summer (we’re calling it now).  As always, we will also be pouring all current releases and our resident culinarian will be pairing each wine with a spring-inspired culinary treat. Here is the wine lineup for the tasting:

  • 2017 Locus Rosé – NEW (Grenache. Cinsault, Mourvédre blend)
  • 2016 Locus Rosé (Grenache. Cinsault, Mourvédre blend)
  • 2016 Locus Modo White
  • 2016 Locus Sémillon, Dineen Vineyards
  • 2016 Locus Modo Red – NEW
  • 2014 Locus Red (GSM blend)
  • 2015 Locus Nord (Syrah heavy blend, in Northern Rhone style)

 PLEASE NOTE: we’re making two changes to the usual format.  There will be a check-in table at the start of your tasting experience at which we will check IDs (21 and over only, please).  We will also collect a $5 tasting fee per person.  Don’t worry, though, it will be refunded with any purchase.  Socius Wine Club members will have the fee waived.

 Please RSVP on the Facebook page or send us an email at info@locuswines.com

Locus Wines Fall Party: November 11th, 2-6PM in Madrona

November means it’s time for another Locus red to be released.  This year, we’re happy to introduce the 2015 Locus Nord, the yin to the yang of the 2015 Locus Sud.  “Nord” is the French word for “north” and we’ve fashioned this wine after some of our favorite Northern Rhône blends, which must be Syrah-dominant by law.  It’s 64% Syrah (from the Strand and Gamache vineyards), 23% Cinsault and 13% Mourvèdre (both from the 7 Mile vineyard).  While the Syrah dominates, the Cinsault brings bold fruit to the front of the palette, while the Mourvèdre adds a dark finish.  We’re excited to share our inaugural Nord blend with the masses!

As always, we’ll be showcasing the current line-up of Locus wines, all paired with specially-designed culinary bites from Esca Catering.  There will also be an exclusive treat in store for our Socius wine club members to enjoy.  Come join us to celebrate the start of the holiday season and the release of the 2015 Locus Nord!

Here is what the menu looks like:

 

Details

  • When? Saturday, November 11th, 2-6PM
  • Where? 1515 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122
  • How to RSVP? Click here to RSVP on Facebook. Or reply to this email for group RSVPs.
  • How much? Tasting is free. We can only serve adults 21 years and older.
  • This event is not suitable for kids due to adult content, strong language, sharp corners and strategically-placed booby traps specifically designed to ward off people under 17.
  • To see pictures from previous events like this one, visit The Gallery page.

Locus Wines Summer Party: July 15th, 3-7PM in Madrona

Sunshine and Sémillon…. Finally, summer is here. So is the 2016 Locus Sémillon.

Please join us to celebrate the arrival of our annual single vineyard white. We will pour the new 2016 release alongside the 2015 version (it’s always fun to compare) and we may even have a few bottles of the older vintage to sell to wine club members, too.  We are also going to preview the 2015 Locus Nord, the older and slightly more serious cousin to the bright and happy Sud. If you like it, you can purchase futures at a great discount to pick up in November.  As always, we’ll be pouring through most of our current releases (and, most likely, a surprise wine) and pairing everything with delicious bites from Ton’s catering company, ESCA.

RSVP on Facebook (if replying for multiple guests email us at info@locuswines.com).

Invite others. The more the merrier!

RSVP on Facebook or send us an email if you replying for multiple guests (info@locuswines.com). There are no fees for this kid-free tasting. We define kids as those under 18 and those who act like kids. We only serve wine to adults 21 and older years of age.

  • When? Saturday, July 15th, 3-7PM
  • Where? 1515 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122
  • How to RSVP? Facebook or if replying for multiple participants, email us at info@locuswines.com
  • How much? Tasting is free. We can only serve adults 21 years and older.
  • Kids? No. This event is not suitable for kids due to adult content, strong language, sharp corners and strategically-placed booby traps specifically designed to ward off people under 17.
  • To see pictures from previous events like this one, visit The Gallery page.

Locus Wines Summer Party: July 9th, 3-7PM in Madrona

The Summer is (almost) here. So is the 2015 Locus Sémillon.

Please join us to celebrate the arrival of our annual Bordeaux-style white on Saturday, July 9th, 3-7PM at 1515 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122.

You say “rain in the forecast”? We say, no problem. We got tents and there is plenty room inside to cover us all. Only in Seattle (or southern hempishere) that April event would be held outside at 81 degrees, July one inside at 65.

We will pour the new one and a vertical of the Sémillons of the past, the usual Locus lineup, plus a few summer party-only ones (Hello, light, young and bright 100% Cinsault).

Invite others. More the merrier.

RSVP on Facebook or send us an email if you replying for multiple guests (info@locuswines.com). There are no fees for this kid-free tasting. We define kids as those under 18 and those who act like kids. We only serve wine to adults 21 and older years of age.

We are also going to preview the 2014 Locus Red, our first GSM (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdré blend). If you like it, you can purchase futures at a great discount, for pick up in November or at our Fall Release Party.  It is tasting so well that our resident culinarian Ton is mildly panicked that it may end up becoming a better wine than his ‘baby,’ the 2013 Locus Red – a Syrah Grenache blend. As always, we will pair the wine with delicate bites.  Here is the lineup:

  • 2015 Locus Sémillon, Dineen Vineyard
  • 2014 Locus Sémillon, Dineen Vineyard
  • 2013 Locus Sémillon, Dineen Vineyard (summer party exclusive)
  • 2015 Locus Rosé
  • 2015 Locus Cinsault (summer party exclusive)
  • 2014 Locus Modo Red (Merlot and Malbec blend)
  • 2013 Locus Red (Syrah and Grenache blend)
  • 2012 Locus Syrah, StoneTree Vineyard
  • 2013 Locus Syrah, Keller Vineyard
  • 2014 Locus Red (Preview tasting)

Details

  • When? Saturday, July 9th, 3-7PM
  • Where? 1515 Madrona Drive, Seattle, WA 98122
  • How to RSVP? Click here to RSVP on Facebook. Or reply to this email for group RSVPs.
  • How much? Tasting is free. We can only serve adults 21 years and older.
  • This event is not suitable for kids due to adult content, strong language, sharp corners and strategically-placed booby traps specifically designed to ward off people under 17.
  • To see pictures from previous events like this one, visit The Gallery page.

Spring Release Rosé Party –> April 9th, 1-6PM in Madrona

To see pictures from this event, click The Gallery.

Locus Rose InvitationThe invitation says it all, we think.

We are going to do a lot of rosés come April 9th, in preparation for upcoming summer season… The weather may or may not be amazing on the day of the event but no matter. We want us all in a summer mood, weather in Seattle be damned.

We will taste through the new vintage Rosés (this year, we have two: one grenache, cinsault and mourvèdre blend and another, served only at this event, a cabernet franc and grenache rosé), the previous Locus Rosés as well as a Rosé from a winery that we really like: Pearl and Stone Wine Co. They will pour their new 2015 Unemployment Beach Rosé along the rest of the wines. And of course, what is a Rosé event if we don’t end it with a red wine? We will pour our 2013 Locus Red in closing. That wine got much applause but most recently, it got 91 points from Wine Spectator. So, a good close to a summer-prep party.

You can RSVP on Facebook or email us at info@locuswines.com.

As usual, we will pair the wines with resident culinarian Ton Yazici creations. And as usual, the tasting is free and open to adults 21 and over.

 

 

 

Locus Wines in the News… Madrona News

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An article written by our own Ton Yazici made it to Madrona News, a monthly publication of the Madrona Community Council. The article titled “Yet Another Wine Venture in Madrona: Locus Wines” is on page 5 of the publication and it essentially tells the story of why, when, what and who of Locus story. I doubt any Pulitzers are coming our way, but we thought you might get a kick out of it.

You can read the article on the Madrona blog at http://www.madrona.us or at https://madronaseattle.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/madrona-news-nov-2014-final.pdf