Locus Wines Fall Party on 11/16 at the New Tasting Room in Occidental Park

Prepare for change.

We are particularly excited about next release party on Saturday, November 16th from 11AM to 7PM at 307 Occidental Ave S., Seattle, WA 98104. We’ve been putting on these release parties at our house for five years and we figured it was time to change things up.

Well, we soft-opened our new dedicated Locus Wines tasting room on Saturday, November 2nd down in Occidental Park in Pioneer Square. So, we are going to have this Fall party down at the tasting room and make a grand opening out of it.

This open house-style release party will be from 11AM and 7PM. We’ll have seven different wines, four of which are new release reds, paired with Ton’s always delicious culinary creations (some things will never change).

Here is what the releases and the food pairings look like:

  • 2017 Locus Semillon with Sweet Potato Hummus (vegan)
  • 2017 Grenache (NEW RELEASE) with  Acorn Squash with Bulgur (vegan)
  • 2016 Sud (NEW RELEASE) with Braised Pork Belly
  • 2015 Red with Pastirmali Borek (We speak in tongues. Yes)
  • 2016 Strand Vineyard Syrah (NEW RELEASE) with Lentil Curry Hash
  • 2014 Ramseyer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (NEW RELEASE) with Morrocan Honey Fig Lamb Stew
  • 2016 Rose with Ashure (Noah’s Pudding) – That favorite dish the avid Locus fans won’t let us NOT do for Fall releases.

Free for wine club members (and 1 guest), trade and Culinary Arts students. $10 per person for everyone else.

We Said We’d Never Do It. We are Doing It.

oBut you know, sometimes an opportunity just presents itself and it’s too good to turn down.  We never intended to have a Locus tasting room, especially this early in our development, but when we met the folks from The Tasting Room in Post Alley, we changed our mind.  The Tasting Room offers the best of Washington’s viticultural bounty in an old world-style wine bar, focusing only on winemaker-owned wineries.  We’ll be joining other great Washington wineries like Naches Heights, Nota Bene, and Wilridge as part of a tasting cooperative in historic Pike Place Market.

57869361_-c4zav3axwvr6cfgx2fsrbdx8jlvc-qujo2tfiu3k3kTo celebrate our new adventure, we are holding an invitation-only party this coming Friday night (November 18th) at the Tasting Room.  We’ve only got room for 25 guests and your name will need to be on the guest list in order to get in.  It’s *that* kind of party. Joking aside, the space is very limited and they cannot accommodate walk-ins.

In addition to our Locus wines, we’ll be tasting through offerings from five other wineries with bites from the new catering company, ESCA. If you’re interested in attending, reply to this email or shoot us a note at to make sure we get your name on the list. There is no cost to attend.

If you can’t make it on Friday, we encourage you to check out The Tasting Room the next time you’re down at Pike’s Place Market.  They’re open from noon to 8pm everyday, except this Friday where they will close at 6 to prep for the special event.  They  have a great happy hour Mondays through Thursdays, from 5pm-7pm with discounts on glass pours, bottles and small plates. You can order wines by the glass, experience tasting flights, or just buy a bottle to take home.  We’re thrilled to be part of this great venue!