A late breaking event is shaping up this Saturday afternoon at the SE Wine Collective in Portland – a special vertical tasting of wines from Vincent Wine Company and Division Winemaking Company.
The idea started with Tom Monroe of Division and the Collective telling me he planned to pour three years of this Division “Deux” Pinot Noir, 2010 – 2012, just for fun. This wine is excellent, usually mostly if not all old vine juice from the legendary Eola Springs Vineyard.
Tom wondered if I was interested in pouring something too, and I mentioned how I had five years of Zenith lined up in my cellar waiting for something like this, 2012 going back to my rare 2008 bottling produced in my garage and never commercially released.
We thought – let’s pour all these wines in the SE Wine Collective tasting bar, 4-6pm on Saturday, November 30. Cost is just $15 to them all eight bottles. It’s totally casual – just come on down and taste. No advance tix or reservations necessary.
For a few of these wines, we’ll have bottles from the library available for purchase. A few others are too limited to sell, but we still want to taste them. Come join us. We might even pull a few barrel samples of the young ’13s if you’re interested.
The SE Wine Collective is located at 2425 SE 35th Place at Division in SE Portland. See you there.
We’re excited to be part of a special tasting of four local wine producers who all work with the Crowley Station Vineyard in the Eola Hills.
We will be pouring our 2012 Crowley Station Vineyard Pinot Noir along with bottlings from Day Wines, Fossil & Fawn, and ENSO Winery.
The event is this Sunday, November 24, 4-7pm, at ENSO Winery in Portland. ENSO’s address is 1416 SE Stark Street. Tasting fee is $10.
Hope to see you there.
Want to go wine tasting without leaving the Portland city limits? Come to the Urban Thanksgiving, Part Deux, at the SE Wine Collective. It’s our second annual pre-Thanksgiving weekend open house where all the resident producers in the winery will be on hand pouring new releases and undoubtedly some other special things.
Here are the wine tasting event details:
What: Urban Thanksgiving, Part Deux
Where: SE Wine Collective, 2425 SE 35th Place, at Division in Portland, OR
When: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 3-7pm
Advance tickets are discounted to $15 if you buy online now. Cost includes wine tasting with eight producers, chili and twice-baked potatoes, with discounts on purchases of six bottles or more.
Come taste wines made right in the heart of Portland, and stock up with bottles for your holiday events. We hope to see you there.
If you’re in Portland on Sunday, November 3, come by the Southeast Wine Collective from 3-6pm for an Open House featuring us at Vincent Wine Company and our friends Helioterra Wines. The Collective is located at 2425 SE 35th Place at Division. This event is open to the public.
We’ll be releasing a number of our 2012s (see below) and selling bottles at special discounts. If you purchased wine futures through our mailing list, come pick up your bottles.
2012 Vincent Wines for tasting and sale at the event:
Chardonnay Willamette Valley – $20
Only 2 barrels of this unfiltered bottling aged in old oak. This one won’t be available long.
Pinot Noir Willamette Valley – $20
This mailing list and restaurant only bottling is available to the public today only.
Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge – $24
Our flagship wine for the past few vintages, this is all Armstrong fruit, just the barrels that didn’t make it into our next wine.
Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Armstrong Vineyard – $36
This bottling is a blend of our two favorite barrels from Armstrong this year, the best wines we make getting the names of their respective vineyard.
Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Crowley Station Vineyard – $36
Our two-barrel blend from the our first year working with this cool site on the west side of the Eola Hills. Own-rooted vines from 1999.
Yes, we also made 2012 Zenith and Bjornson vineyard Pinots as well as an Eola-Amity Hills bottling. We’ll release those in Spring 2014.
Hope to see you November 3 at our Open House.
Want to get a great inside look at the Portland urban winery scene? Read Cole Danehower’s terrific feature in the latest issues of Portland Monthly magazine. Vincent is featured with several of our PDX Urban Wineries friends. There’s even a picture and even a shout out for our blog elevage. Thanks Cole and the editors at Portland Monthly.
We’re a little excited to see the October 2013 issue of Portland Monthly magazine. The issue lists their top 50 wines in Oregon and our humble 2011 Vincent Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge came in at #10. Not too shabby.
Remember, our 2012s are still available on futures right now – orders extended one day until September 16. Don’t miss out.
Don’t miss our annual special offer to everyone on our mailing list – special pricing on soon to be bottled wines, with free ground shipping in the continental US for orders of $300 or more.
Read more here:
2012 wines from Vincent Wine Company
If you’re not on our mailing list, it’s still open to new subscribers. Join the mailing list here and email us your order. Special pricing ends September 15. Quantities are still good, but our new Chardonnay especially is limited and going quickly. Do not delay. So glad to see the big response so far.