Ten years ago a certain movie made drinking Merlot uncool. Today, Merlot is regaining its former status as a noble grape. One of the Washington wineries championing the revival of Merlot is Woodinville based EFESTE.
This coming weekend, you can join the EFESTE family in commemorating the revival of Merlot as a great variety while celebrating the ten year anniversary of the movie, Sideways! Since the winery’s September 2013 release of the wine Upright, crafted from 100% Klipsun Vineyard Merlot, the bold red has received raves from consumers and critics alike, earning 92 points and “Cellar Selection” designation from Paul Gregutt of Wine Enthusiast.
The celebration is being hosted at EFESTE’s Woodinville tasting room on Sunday, September 7th from noon to 4:00 p.m. Advance tickets are available to Wine Club members for $20, general public for $30. With the movie, Sideways, playing in the background, the party will feature tastes of Upright and the current EFESTE lineup, a food table, and pizzas hot out of the Wood Stone oven. Select glass pours will also be available for purchase. The event will begin with a concert by dazzling six-string electric violin wizard Geoffrey Castle. Details and tickets are available online.
19730 144th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
Full disclosure: Washington State Beer and Wine contributor, Nancy, works at the winery.