Events in November

Now that harvest is done, it’s time for lots of events at the winery. Here’s what’s going on in November.

First, if you’re a member of my mailing list, you’re invited to a mailing list only tasting and pick up event at the winery on Sunday, November 6 from noon to 4pm. Location is Grochau Cellars, where I make my wine, 9360 SE Eola Hills Road outside of Amity. Come taste new wines from 2015 and pick up your pre-release order if you made a purchase. All new wines will be for sale, including the otherwise sold out 2015 Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard.

Next, I’m partnering with John Grochau of Grochau Cellars on Saturday, November 19, to do a special pre-Thanksgiving, low-fi tasting at the winery – all the latest wines from both producers and some special bottles without the Thanksgiving crowds. We’ll be there noon to 5pm, details on social media.

And of course, Thanksgiving weekend I’ll be pouring at the winery with Grochau Cellars and Upper Five Vineyard from southern Oregon. Taste all three producers for one price, combine orders for quantity discounts on bottles you want to take home. Thanksgiving is traditionally the top weekend of the year to go wine tasting in Oregon. It’s such a nice way to join the celebration of the recent harvest. Please come visit!

Mailing list offer for first 2015s now available

This week my first offer of my 2015 vintage wines went out to the mailing list. To join my list, simply email me here.

The deal is simple – I give my mailing list members first chance at all my latest wines, at the best pricing I offer. This year, order by Monday, September 12, 2016, to get this special pre-release pricing.

Here are the six wines I’m offering:

2015 Vincent Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley – reg $20, pre-release $16
2015 Vincent Chardonnay Willamette Valley – reg $23, pre-release $18

2015 Vincent Gamay Noir Willamette Valley – reg $20, pre-release $16 (limit 6)
2015 Vincent Pinot Noir Willamette Valley – reg $23, pre-release $18

2015 Vincent Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge – reg $27, pre-release $21
2015 Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard – red $39, pre-release $30

There’s free ground shipping in the continental US on 12 bottle cases of $300 or more, and free shipping for all orders over $500. Orders must be in by Monday, September 12. Join my mailing list here.

Next spring I’ll have the rest of the 2015s, including Eola-Amity Hills and single vineyards from Silvershot (renamed Crowley Station), Zenith, Bjornson and, yes, Temperance Hill (very special).

I’m also looking to late bottle a special Chardonnay, but stay tuned for any more details on that for a bit.

Again, join my mailing list by simply emailing me. There’s never an obligation to buy, but I try to offer handmade, real wine at fair prices that I hope you enjoy and choose to buy again and again. Thanks for your support.


Plate & Pitchfork dinner August 21

Plate & PitchforkReserve your seats for our special Plate & Pitchfork dinner at the winery on August 21.

Plate & Pitchfork dinners have been going on for more than a decade, always incredible feasts in natural settings including farms and, as in our case, wineries.

Chefs from Portland restaurants Old Salt Marketplace and Grain & Gristle will prepare all food onsite, paired with wines from friends Grochau Cellars and Upper Five Vineyard, as well as (of course) Vincent.

Plus, the Pip’s Original doughnut truck will be there for incredible treats.

Sign up ASAP to guarantee your spot, and use the code “wine” at checkout for a discount on the event price.

Hope to see you at Grochau Cellars in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA for this special dinner event on the 21st!

Reviews from the Prince of Pinot newsletter

Nice to see some good reviews on my latest wines in the newest edition of the PinotFile over at the Prince of Pinot website.

Rusty Gaffney is the author of PinotFile, and can also find him among the crew of regular hosts over at GrapeRadio, the James Beard awarded wine podcast series.

One of my customers emailed from Texas to say congratulations – Rusty is stingier than most with his ratings so even if I’m not a big wine ratings guy, it is nice to read his opinions.

And if you’re interested in Oregon Chardonnay, check out this great article on the real history of this misunderstood grape in the same PinotFile issue.

First offer on 2015s coming soon!

I’m bottling the first of my 2015 vintage wines soon and will release them this fall.

But if you join my mailing list, you will receive my special pre-offer email that goes live August 8.

This offer gives you first access to all of the upcoming wines at the best prices I offer on them all year. Order by replying to the email and we will ship or arrange local pick up in October.

This fall I’ll release two 2015 whites – Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc – and several new 2015 reds – Pinot Noirs from Willamette Valley and Ribbon Ridge AVAs, a single vineyard bottling from Armstrong, and my newest wine, Gamay Noir.

Yes, I’ll be offering the first ever Vincent Gamay Noir, from grapes grown at Bjornson Vineyard. This wine was fermented traditionally in a single open-top fermenter and aged in old French oak casks for one year, then bottled with no filtration as is the case with all my wines.

I’m incredibly excited for this saturated, deeply pitched Oregon cru Gamay, and I can’t wait for harvest 2016 to come so we can make more!

Remember, the first offer on my 2015s goes live August 8. Join the Vincent Wine Company mailing list to get first crack at all of the new wines.

Vincent wine dinner in Rhode Island this Wednesday

Join me this Wednesday night May 25 at Simone’s Restaurant in Warren, RI, for a special “Pinot and Pasta” wine dinner.

We’ll be pairing my Pinot Blanc with linguine and Narragansett Bay clams, and a selection of my Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs with other dishes. Check out the menu and reserve your seats here, cost is just $50 plus gratuity.

Hope to see you Wednesday night.

Winery tasting on Memorial Day Weekend

I make my wines at Grochau Cellars in the beautiful Eola Hills of Oregon. This Memorial Day weekend, I’ll join Grochau and our friends Upper Five Vineyard to pour new releases in a special winery open house event.

We’ll be pouring Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, noon to 5pm each day. Tasting fee of $15 is refunded with a purchase of at least $75.

I’ll be pouring:

2014 Vincent Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard
2014 Vincent Pinot Noir Bjornson Vineyard
2014 Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong VIneyard
2014 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills

Please come visit us. Location is Grochau Cellars, 9360 SE Eola Hills Road outside of Amity, OR.

I should be clear that I’ll be unable to be in attendance on Saturday due to a sales trip to the east coast. I will be back in time to be there Sunday, May 29. So if you want to see me in person, come Sunday.