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
Pascal Aufranc’s Glorious Gamay!

There is hardly a grape more “holiday friendly” than Gamay. And this fabulous bottle, made from 75 year old Gamay vines (hence the “1939″ on the label) in the heart of the Cru [more]

Nada Nebbiolo: Barbaresco Quality at a Bargain Price!

When you speak of traditionalists, Bruno Nada, carrying on for his father Fiorenzo, is making wines that challenge anybody’s in the Piedmont for excellence. This nebbiolo is sensational. Rich, b[more]

Dolcetto Gets Real!

Ascheri is renowned for producing Barolos that are classics. Unyielding, bold, traditional nebbiolo that come from their impeccably maintained cellar in Bra. Their attention to detail, and the intense[more]

Pico Maccario’s Piedmont Gem!

Wow, did this knock me out when I recently had it with a rather satisfying pasta at home the other night! A big, rich blend of Barbera (60%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) from a small, family-run estat[more]

I don’t usually do things prompted by reviews I read in The Wine Spectator, especially wines that are made in the several thousand case quantity, but I know on this bottle when word hits the gen[more]

2013 Buckman Wine Co. Pinot Noir- the return!!

I may have hoped, but I never thought that this would be the wine I get asked about more than other. For all of who’ve been asking when we’ll have more, here’s your answer… Three y[more]

Savory Savoie: 2011Philippe Ravier Roussanne

We’ve been seeing plenty of roussanne based wines coming from various NW wineries. They are usually fairly good, but unfortunately priced at about $15-$20 or more. Now here’s the thing: they are n[more]

This hasn’t happened in a long time: a wine comes in from an area that I like but have never really been overly impressed with, and WHAM!, suddenly my palate pops open, my mind’s expectati[more]

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November 15, 2014

Local Love this Saturday, 12:00-3:00- 6 Oregon wineries, 16 delicious wines!!

011i5sb3pdpxi_375x500I know a lot of you sweat over what to serve with those big holiday dinners that are roaring up on us. Well, this Saturday from 12:00-3:00 we have all the answers as we are going to welcome 6 of our favorite local wine producers in to the store to show off their wares, and tell you all you need to know about them. And, oh, by the way, this is all FREE! It is always a treat to show off the local produce to your guests at the holiday table, and with the amazing group of wines you’ll be able to taste and purchase this weekend I will guarantee you’ll find something to love that will match perfectly with whatever you’re planning on laying out. The winemakers and/or winery reps we have in on Saturday are producing some of the most profound, delicious, and well priced wines in Oregon. Some old and new friends will be on hand, it looks like we’ll have somewhere around 16 different wines to taste, and all single bottle purchases at this event (up to 11 bottles) will be offered at 10% off their usual retail prices! Save money, drink well, and meet some super talented wine folks? Yes, please!!
Here’s a semi-complete list (changes may be made) of what you have to look forward to:
2012 Roussanne “Columbia Valley” $21.95
2012 Pinot Noir “Verbatim” $29.95
2011 Coup d’Etat “Columbia Valley” (60% Grenache/25% Mourvedre/15% Syrah) $27.95

FOSSIL & FAWN WINE w/ Jim Fischer
2013 Pinot Noir “Oregon” $24.95
2013 Pinot Gris “Oregon” $16.95

LOVE & SQUALOR w/ Matt Berson
2013 Sauvignon Blanc “Willamette Valley” $17.95
2012 Riesling “Willamette Valley” $17.95
2011 Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley” $23.95
2011 Marty Red Wine “Columbia Valley” $13.95

2012 Pinot Noir “Abbey Ridge” $68.00
2012 Pinot Noir “Clos Electrique” $68.00
2013 Chardonnay “Dundee Hills” $19.95

2012 Pinot Noir “Dundee Hills” $28.95
2013 Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley” $24.95

2009 Pinot Noir “Barrel Select” $39.95
2010 Pinot Noir “Vine Idyl Vineyard” $29.95
2010 Pinot Noir “Cuvée” $17.95

This is going to be a pretty crazy event in all the best ways. If it wasn’t obvious by looking over the above listage, let me say I can’t even begin to tell you what a great opportunity to taste some truly extraordinary wines this is!