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.
There has been quite a few inquiries as to where those of you who couldn’t make it to the July party could find the new releases out and about. Just to refresh your memory: we released 2018 Locus Modo White (60% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc), 2017 Locus Semillon and 2017 Locus Modo Red (70% Merlot blend). We thought a comprehensive list (as of July 31st, we don’t know who added the new wines on in August yet).
If you are inclined to eat at Ivar’s, one of Seattle’s most famous restaurant destinations, you are bound to see a familiar face (or more like a name) on their specials sheet…. Right on top, in fact. Locus Modo White and Locus Modo Red are two of the three special wines available at Ivar’s right now.
So before you start and share, better order the wines.
We had over 100 people come through yesterday and what a day. People drank and ate and had a good time, helping us launch 2018 Locus Modo White, 2017 Sémillon and 2017 Modo Red (a blend that is 70% Merlot). Cantaloupe Gazpacho and Dukkah Shrimp were the winners for the day, with Eggplant Caprese right on their tails.
Thanks to everyone that showed up. Thanks to Seattle Culinary Academy students who worked the event and made it special: Christopher, Michael, Elaina, Devon, Coco and Adj. Even bigger thanks to those who helped us put the event on, our friends and volunteers, Shama, Lindsay, Joy, Josh, Birgit, Carol, Eric and Patrick. Here is a sampler of pics from the party… The bottles, the food (courtesy of ESCA Catering), the flowers (courtesy of Blackhouseflowers), and of course the volunteers.
Locus Wines has been distributing in our winemaker Rich Burton’s home state of Idaho (What’s up, Jerome?) for a few years now but we wanted to refresh your memory on who carries the wines more recently. We got Twin Falls, McCall, Boise, Meridian and Coeur d’Alene, of course. Specifically, you can find Locus Wines at the following locations (based on fresh/recent orders):
2 Sisters Country Store
Bardenay – Cda & Boise
Boise Co-op Wine Shop
Divine Wine – Meridian
Rudy’s “A Cooks Paradise”
Vine Wine Shop
The picture above was taken near beautiful Stanley in Southeastern Idaho over the July 4th weekend a few years ago. Not photoshopped, we swear.
From Liliwaup to Twisp, from Tacoma to Shoreline, the metropolitan Seattle is going through a Rosénaissance (yep, we just said that) in June and July. You can find the Locus Rosé in quite a few places over the years but for 2018 Locus Rosé, we have some newcomers: HIlltop Red Apple Market in Beacon Hill neighborhood, New Town Market in Belltown, Rogers Riverview Bistro in Snohomish, Finestere in Port Townsend, Glover Street Maket in Twisp, Cask and Schooner in Friday Harbor, Hama Hama Oyster Company in Lilliwaup are all new. Specifically, the 2018 Locus Rosé is fully stocked up in following retailers and restaurants:
Please join us on Saturday, July 27th, from 2-6PM in Madronato celebrate the arrival of new vintages of three of our familiar labels: the 2018 Modo White, the 2017 Modo Red, and the 2016 Sud!
As always, we will pour through some of our current releases and pair everything with delicious bites from Ton’s catering company, ESCA.
Remember, it’s $5 to taste (refunded with any purchase). If you are a Socius Wine Club member or a member of the food and beverage industry, your tasting fee is waived. And don’t forget to bring your ID!
RSVP on Facebook (if replying for multiple guests email us at email@example.com).
Invite others. The more the merrier! Enjoy the sun and we’ll see you at the end of July!
Footprint Wine Tap, first and only sustainable keg wine on tap bar and shop sourcing fine PNW wines and food for your palate pleasures, is hosting its first annual pride tasting week kicking off today with brunch and mimosas.
Locus Wines is going to join in on the fun on Thursday evening, from 5 to 9PM, with winemaker Rich Burton in tow. Come taste the wines and show your support for the Pride Month.
Locus Wines will be available by the glass or by flight. Flights are $10 per flight OR $15 for both flights.
Stem is a science-based social and interactive event that showcases the craft behind brewing. Guests at this event will have the opportunity to learn directly from local winemakers and test samples. Stem is a great community event that supports the Pacific Science Center and local vineyards in Washington state.Whether you’re a science-loving wine novice or consider yourself more of a connoisseur, we invite you to unleash your inner sommelier under the arches at Pacific Science Center.
For the fourth year in a row, Locus Wines’ one and only Rich Burton is going to impart wine wisdom or should we say, divulge wine science secrets at Stem Tasting Event taking place on Friday evening, from 7PM to 10PM on May 17th at the Pacific Science Center in lower Queen Anne, Seattle.
Tickets are $50 per person ($45 if you are a member of Pacific Science Center). To buy tickets and learn more of what is to come, please visit the event site at STEM Ticket Page.
Madrona Wine Merchants will host Locus Wines’ new releases at a free tasting event Saturday, April 20th, from 2-4 PM. Jim and Mark, the co-proprietors of the neighborhood wine shop Madrona Wine Merchants, have supported Locus Wines from day 1. They hosted the first ever public tasting for Locus Wines back when we started.
Some new and some old award-winning wines will be on display along with the winemaker Rich Burton.
Saturday, April 20th
1127 34th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(34th Ave and Union)