Big news for Vincent Wine Company.
Starting February 1, we are distributing our wines at wholesale in Oregon through Bow & Arrow selections. This company handles some of the best import books going, including Vom Boden, Neal Rosenthal and Selection Massale. They of course also sell their eponymous wines, but essentially nothing else from Oregon.
For us, it’s a great chance to stay current in the market as production and national sales continue to grow. They can help place Vincent wines in more restaurants, and cover things better come the busy harvest time.
Note, this does not affect sales to consumers, just wholesale industry buyers. To purchase directly, you can always Join the Vincent mailing list. By the way, the spring pre-release offer goes out to the list Monday so sign up now.
January 27 is Berserker Day 10, the anniversary of the founding of Wine Berserkers. The site celebrates in a novel way – they hold a massive one-day wine sale where wineries like Vincent Wine Company make crazy offers posted throughout the day on the site.
Anyone can participate, all you do is log into the site on the 27th and follow up directly with anyone making an offer.
There are wines to buy of course, including some retail and importer direct offers. There are also accessories like luggage from the Wine Check and prime meats from Flannery Beef shipped on ice to your door. I enjoyed some dry aged steaks that I got last year and will be making a repeat purchase for sure.
Check out the article in Forbes this week about the event. I’m planning a very special offer for “BD10” but that’s all on the down low until the 27th.
This holiday season Vincent is offering a special three-pack of wines to benefit the Oregon Humane Society, a terrific place for animals and people alike in the Portland metro area. This offer is one of a series of great gift ideas from The Oregonian and OregonLive.com. Read about them all here.
The three-pack includes one bottle each of wines that are perfect for holiday drinking and gifting:
2017 Vincent Chardonnay Willamette Valley
2017 Vincent Gamay Willamette Valley
2016 Vincent Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge
Each three-pack costs $70, with $20 of each three-pack going to the Oregon Humane Society.
To order, email Vincent and we’ll take care of the rest. Did we mention free delivery in the Portland metro area? For those of you outside the Portland area, yes, we can ship.
Winery events are done for the year, but come taste Vincent wines in the Portland area in December at these two public events!
Sunday, December 9, 6-8pm
SE Wine Collective Holiday Paulee
Come taste a bunch of wines from current and former (including me) producers at the SE Wine Collective. Advance tickets available.
Friday, December 14, 6-8pm
Pouring at Thelonius Wines
I’ll be at Thelonius pouring some new wines, super casual drop in event at a terrific little wine shop and tasting bar in the Pearl.
It’s harvest time and I’m busy making the new 2018 wines. After a hot summer, conditions leading up to and during harvest have been mostly mild and dry, perfect weather for ripening grapes. This picture was taken on harvest day at Zenith vineyard in my rows of Pinot Noir.
Meanwhile, it’s shipping season so I’m working through summer orders and getting them on the road as weather allows across the country. Right now I’m focused on the northern states, but will get to your southerners and southwesterners in the next few weeks as you finally see cooler weather.
Mailing list members – you are invited to a tasting of the new Fall releases on Sunday, November 11, from 3-5pm. Location is Elevator Coffee and Commons at 1033 SE Main St. This is a shared space in inner SE Portland where I have an office. You must be on the mailing list to attend, sign up for the list here.
Want to place an order for wines? Check out the Buy Wines page for details.
The latest pre-release wine offer is out to the mailing list. Join the Vincent mailing list here to get the offer sent to you.
Deadline for orders at special pre-release pricing is Friday, September 7. However, some wines may sell out before then so don’t wait to order.
Wine in the Vincent Fall 2018 Pre-Release Offer:
2016 Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Armstrong Vineyard – $35 (retail $44)
2016 Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Temperance Hill Vineyard – $35 (retail $44) limit 6 bottles per customer
2017 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley – $16 (retail $20)
2017 Chardonnay Willamette Valley – $18 (retail $23)
2017 Gamay Willamette Valley – $16 (retail $20)
2017 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley (skin fermented red wine!) – $16 (retail $20)
2017 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley – $18 (retail $23)
To order, you need to join the Vincent mailing list and I’ll send you the offer.
Just a heads up that I’ll have a new fall pre-release offer for mailing list members coming on August 1.
Join the Vincent mailing list here to get that offer, which gives you first crack at new wines before they are officially released, and at the best prices I offer. There’s no cost to join the list, and no obligation to purchase.
Here’s a preview of the new Vincent wines slated to be in the fall pre-release offer:
2017 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley
2017 Chardonnay Willamette Valley
2017 Gamay Willamette Valley
2017 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley (skin fermented red wine!)
2017 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
2016 Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Armstrong Vineyard
2016 Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Temperance Hill Vineyard