One of Portland’s most dynamic and popular urban wineries joins us for a crosstown cultural exhibition as they pour a range of their recently released 2018s including Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc and more. Part of a new generation of barrier-breaking winemakers, Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe founded Division Winemaking Co. in 2010, inspired by their love of the Loire, Beaujolais, Burgundy and the Northern Rhône where they first learned winemaking and viticulture. With minimal manipulation in the winery and fruit from terroir-expressive vineyards, the wines are fresh and balanced, full of personality, vigor and most likely an accompanying story. Come hear those stories, meet the winemakers and taste something a little off the beaten path, even if it is made just across town. FREE
Our Upcoming Wine Tastings and Special Events
Whether you’re new to the joys of wine or a long-time aficionado,
Great Wine Buys offers a variety of tastings: Friday Night Flights,
Saturday Samplers, and occasional special events.
Friday Night Flights
Enjoy a themed flight of five top-notch wines (with an occasional bonus pour for purchase) served with fine cheeses and artisan breads. Varying prices and no reservations required - come on by between 5pm and 7:30! Check the schedule below - we take one Friday night off each month.
Saturday Afternoon Samplers
Drop by, belly up to the bar, and enjoy a selection of new arrivals and old favorites from visiting winemakers, local distributors or our own favorites off the shelves. Our Saturday Samplers run from 2p - 5p and are always FREE!
SPECIAL DAY ANAD TIME!
Owned by the father-and-daughter team Paul and Laurence Féraud, Pégau has emerged as one of the most iconic estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Their traditionally-styled wines are ranked among the greatest in the world. Come taste these treasures as we pour seven amazing wines:
2015 Réservée Blanc, three vintages of Réservée Rouge (2012, 2014 and the newly released 2016), two vintages of the higher end Cuvée Laurence (2012 and 2014) and the stunning highest end, 2015 Cuvée da Capo. Produced only in certain top vintages, Capo resides at the pinnacle of Châteauneuf; even the highest accolades seem trivial. The previous four vintages all received 100 points from The Wine Advocate and release price is $500 or more. Trust me, you want to taste this.
Thursday June 20, 6:30pm.
Space is very limited. Reservations and pre-payment required. (Stay tuned - price to be announced).
With so many I-love-this! pinks already in house it’s hard to pick a favorite. So let’s do as in past years: crack open the early favorites and have ourselves a party! Ten wines from around the world including Oregon, Italy, Spain, Austria and of course favored regions of France (Provence, Bandol, Savoie, Languedoc and more).
Saturday June 15, 2-5 pm, FREE
This time last year I was travelling in Spain and miss the local hooch. So let’s compare Rioja with that “other Tempranillo region” Ribera del Duero. Geographically not far away but quite different in style. New arrivals from Lopez de Heredia and Nexus paired with past favorites from Olabarri, Legarda and more. $15