As the weather warms the vines awaken, buds swell and the new shoots push out. Tiny flower clusters that will become the 2014 vintage are already visible. May brings healthy growth in the vineyard with vines that appear to have survived the December deep freeze with minimal damage. Nice evenings with friends and family, good food and wine are just around the corner. May is also Oregon Wine Month, and brings the release of our new wines as well as several events that we want to let folks know about.
The 2012 vintage is everything that the industry and wine media claims and our 2012 Stanton Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is the best wine we have made so far with Boedecker Cellars. Loaded with red and blue/black pinot fruits, spice and earth, we think it will make everyone very happy (the unhappy part is that there are only 75 cases). To celebrate we will be holding our first release party at Capitello Wines, 540 Charnelton Ave. on Sunday, June 8 from 3-6pm. We will showcase the 2012, but also the 2011 and a library vintage Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, our 2013 Pinot Noir Rose’ and the 2012 and 2013 Pinot Gris. There will be some tasty nibbles and a fine logo Riedel Oregon Pinot Noir XL glass, all for $15 ($20 at the door, but we expect to sell out in advance). We will be doing case/half case discounts on all the wines. We have space and glasses for 50 people so please let me know if you will make it and go to Eventbrite to purchase tickets. Julie and I hope to see you there!
If you would like to pre-reserve the 2012 Pinot Noir, 2013 Pinot Noir Rose’ or 2013 Pinot Gris (case or half case only) I have attached an invoice/price list. The 2011 Pinot Noir and 2012 Pinot Gris are on special case discounts as well.
Sundance Wine Cellars on Saturday, May 17 from 5-7pm.
Capella Market on Saturday, June 7 from 4-6pm.
Urban Wine Circuit #2 at Capitello Wines Tasting Room on Sunday, May 25 from 2-6pm.
Like in December, there will be 10 wineries at five urban winery venues each pouring three wines.
Tickets are available at: http://www.