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July 23, 2015

July 23rd: Wines of Quady North w/ Herb Quady in store!!

hqfrontdoor.156161921_std (1)A week from today we are having a tasting that I have been trying to arrange for about a year. For a long time I have been a huge fan of winemaker/owner/farmer Herb Quady’s terrifically good Rhone-style wines from southern Oregon. We first talked about doing this tasting almost a year ago, but schedules did not align until now. So you can imagine the fact that Thursday, July 23rd, from 5:00-7:00pm, I am incredibly happy to have Herb in store for a free, drop-in wine tasting. From his winemaking beginnings at Bonny Doon in California and Troon Vineyards in southern Oregon’s beautiful Applegate Valley, Herb has been working toward making the exact kind of bottled genius you’ll be 09ARSE.178174635_stdtasting on the 23rd. I find his wines to complex, marvelously balanced, and very true to their varietal. For my palate and money, these are the best wines being made in southern Oregon. Plus Herb is an incredibly honest, engaging person to be around and someone I know you’ll enjoy meeting. Add on the opportunity to taste some of Oregon’s finest bottled produce and this is yet another “Don’t Miss” evening of wine at VINO.  We’ll have eight different wines to sample, so get ready for some serious pleasure!
**As always at our special winemaker events, all wines will be available for purchase/order at 10% or more off the prices listed the night of the tasting only!
-2014 QUADY NORTH “Pistoleta” Viognier-Roussanne-Marsanne $16.95
-2014 QUADY NORTH Viognier “Steelhead Run” $19.95
-2014 QUADY NORTH Rosé $14.95
-2011 QUADY NORTH G-S-M $25.95
-2012 QUADY NORTH Grenache “Bomba” $25.95
-2012 QUADY NORTH Cabernet Franc $36.95
-2010 QUADY NORTH Syrah “Steelhead Run” $29.95
-2009 QUADY NORTH “Arsenal” Cab Franc-Merlot $41.95
What an amazing lineup! This is going to pretty off the charts as you can see. Make your plans, tell your drinking companions, but most importantly, BE HERE!!

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$14.95 bottle/ $144.00 case

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