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!
Ever since starting Panther Creek Cellars in 1986, Ken Wright has been an outsized figure in the Oregon wine world, promoting its Pinot Noir worldwide and giving back to communities that are the backbone of the Willamette Valley. An advocate of single vineyard bottling as far back as the late 1980s, he now produces 12 different vineyard designates, each expressing their individual terroir. The charming Julianne Kennedy visits to pour some recently released 2017s PLUS a handful of 2018 barrel samples as well. Come taste the future! FREE
Planted in 1973, Red Willow Vineyard is one of Washington’s oldest vineyards and along with DuBrul, widely considered the best in Yakima Valley. In addition to the old vines, it is also Yakima’s coolest site and extremely rocky. This combination leads to perfect conditions for a long, even growing season and complex, age-worthy soil-driven wines. While DuBrul can be flashy in its youth, Red Willow benefits from time in the bottle. So, let’s go back a decade and take a look! Six wines, $30