Is wine making art or science? How much does terroir really matter in wine? How do Washington grapes and wines measure up to classic wine regions? Those are the type of questions best pondered over a glass of wine.
The Local Vine has created a very special opportunity to ponder those questions while comparing Washington wines to other regions. What makes this experience so unique is that you will taste wines made from the same wine maker and the same varietal but from different grape growing regions.
Each tasting will feature a dynamic flight of four wines, two from each winemaker, guided by one of Washington’s wine industry leaders. Each flight will be served blind in order to highlight Washington’s quality and fantastic value.
Our goal is to share and explore the complex flavors of Washington’s amazing terroir as interpreted by the hands of some of the worlds most revered winemakers. Each tasting will showcase wines, often rare, made from same the varietals and the same winemaker.
The Local Vine will offer a four part series, you can register for one session for $25 or all four for only $80. Each session will run from 6-7pm and participants will receive 10% off additional drink and food purchased that evening. These will be small and intimate wine tasting sessions, limited to only 12 participants. These will sell out fast! Call for reservations, or additional information at 206-280-1429.
Monday, February 8th
Kimberly Bonebrake from Chateau Ste. Michelle will guide us through Rieslings:
- Ernst Loosen
- Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese from Mosel river valley in Germany
- Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica from Columbia Valley
- Armin Diel
- Goldloch vineyard Kabinett in Nahe Germany
- Long Shadows Vintners Poets Leap from Columbia Valley
Monday, February 15th
The Antinori vs Folonari families in an Italy vs Washington match up
- Tenuta Guado Al Tasso from Bolgheri, Italy
- Chateau Ste. Michelle Col Solare Red Wine from the Columbia Valley
- Giovanni Folonari
- Tenute del Cabreo “Il Borgo,” Italy
- Long Shadows Vintners Saggi from Columbia Valley
Monday, February 23rd
Erin Dobson, the National Sales Director for Long Shadows Vintners
- John Duval
- John Duval Wines “Entity” Shiraz, Barossa Valley Australia
- Long Shadows Vintners Sequel from Columbia Valley
- Philippe Melka
- Quintessa “Red Wine” from Napa Valley, California
- Long Shadows Vintners Pirouette from Columbia Valley
Monday, March 1st
Comparing what many consider to be the top grapes in Washington-Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
- Claude Gros
- Bookwalter Merlot from Columbia Valley
- La Fleur Morange St-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux France
- Randy Dunn
- Long Shadows Vintners Feather from Columbia Valley
- Dunn Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California