Ivar’s 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.

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.

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 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.