Special Events

VINO is honored to have relationships with some of the best wine producers in the world. Periodically, we have the opportunity to present those winemakers to you as part of special wine-tasting evenings. Please check here frequently for our announcements about upcoming special events.

If you’re interested in planning your own special wine tasting event with VINO please contact us.

Featured Wines
Piedmontese Pleasures!

Piedmont Pleasures Individually or at the special mixed case listed after the descriptions, these are world class red wines that have all found their way into my basement. Absolutely stellar winemakin[more]

Spanish Steal: 2012 BODEGAS ATALAYA “Laya”

This rather remarkable Spanish value hardly needs an introduction since this is the fourth year in a row we’ve featured it in our E-Special offering. Always over-delivering, always immensely sat[more]

Burgundian Bargain!!

Cue question for the ages: “Why, when we have world class pinot noir vineyards less than an hour away from my front door do I have to go several thousand miles to get a bottle of classic pinot n[more]

Owen Roe Cabernet Franc ON SALE!!

What can I say about David O’Reilly’s wines that I haven’t said over these last 14 years. Fabulous, satisfying, impeccably made. What I haven’t been able to, and never thought [more]

2010 Chateau de Costis Bordeaux: Riding the tide!

Perhaps nowhere is it more apt than in the wine world when, regarding great vintages, that the “a rising tide raises all boats” metaphor rings so true. Such is the case with this lovely, d[more]

Notre Dame de Laval: French bargain hunting!

This certainly comes under the “old friends” banner if I think of all there wondrous bargains I’ve had from southwest France over the years. It is always somewhat staggering how much[more]

Lady Hill Winery “Procedo” & “Ad Lucem”: Legends in the making?

The Next Chapter How do you move on from a legend? If you’re Jerry Owen, half of the dynamic duo with David O’Reilly that brought you the stunners from Owen Roe Winery, you part ways with [more]

2011 BUCKMAN Riesling: do not fear the Riesling. Embrace the Riesling!

If you have ever heard yourself, or anyone else for that matter, think “I don’t like Riesling, it’s too sweet”, then please, do yourself a favor and pop the cork on our latest Buckman project,[more]

Mar. 19th, 2014

Wines of OWEN ROE: Free in-store tasting Mar. 19th!!!

owen-roe-cabernet-sauvignon-yakima-valley-2011Talk about spring fever, what a way to welcome in the season of renewal! My friend who reps the Owen Roe wines in Portland, Garret Plocher (who many of you have met at previous Owen Roe tastings here), and I have been working on a date for him to be in store for weeks. We finally made the date, and the time is upon us this coming Wednesday. Owen Roe winemaker/owner/savant David O’Reilly has never made better wines than he is right now. And I say that having been drinking his wines for almost 20 years. As he has matured, so have his winemaking skills, and his wines now show nuance and balance that reflect that personal and professional growth. They are still rich, absolutely delicious bottles of fun, but there is something more going on now as will be quite evident when Garret is here for a FREE wine event Wednesday, March 19th from 5:00-7:00pm. I hardly have to tell you how amazing this will be, or how sorry you may be if you miss it. We’re showing some of Owen Roe’s powerhouse new releases, and you simply MUST make the time to taste these fabulous works of northwest wine art….
-2011 OWEN ROE Syrah “Union Gap” $53.95
-2011 OWEN ROE Cabernet Sauvignon “Yakma Valley” $53.95
-2011 OWEN ROE Cabernet Franc “Rosa Mystica” $27.95…just released, and easily the equal of that amazing ’10. Usually $41.95, NOW $27.95! The price will go back up come the 2012 vintage, so time to stock up!
-2011 OWEN ROE Pinot Noir “Eola-Amity” $41.95
-2012 OWEN ROE Pinot Noir “Sharecropper’s” $19.95
-2012 OWEN ROE Chardonnay “Woodcut” $19.95
-2012 CORVIDAE WINE Sauvignon Blanc “Wise Guy” $10.95

** as always at our in-store winemaker events we will be offering single bottle purchases at 10% off the per bottle price listed, and our full case/mixed case discounts are also in full effect!