BATTLE CREEK CELLARS BRINGS OREGON WINE COUNTRY TO PORTLAND’S PEARL DISTRICT
Opens first tasting room off NW 13th Ave. and Johnson St., fall 2019
Portland, Oregon – Oregon winery Battle Creek Cellars will debut its tasting room in Portland’s trendy Pearl District neighborhood in early November 2019. The 2,000-square-foot tasting room, the first-ever for the winery, is opening at 820 NW 13th Ave., and will feature daily tastings, exclusive wine selections and an assortment of light food options for guests to enjoy.
Distinctively Oregon themed, the Battle Creek Cellars tasting room will offer a casual, social environment for locals and visitors alike to experience wine country without leaving the city. With indoor and outdoor seating, the tasting room will showcase a regular calendar of events, a wine club with exclusive membership benefits and a sampling of limited-release wines.
Crafted by winemaker Sarah Cabot, the Battle Creek Cellars portfolio embodies the pioneering spirit and unconventional sensibility that make Oregon unique. Like her wines, Cabot brings a bold and authentic personality to Battle Creek Cellars, combined with a passion for Pinot Noir, deep viticultural knowledge and genuine love of the region. When she’s not making wine or working with her team in the vineyards, Cabot plans to work hand in hand with the team at the tasting room to bring an authentic experience to consumers.
“I’m excited to bring Oregon wine country to the city and for Battle Creek Cellars to finally open our doors to the public,” said Cabot. “This space is going to be more than just a wine tasting room…it’s going to be a place where people can unwind after work, meet up with friends before dinner, and maybe even watch a big game on the projector screen. Pinot Noir is our foundation, but we’ll have some really different limited-run wines that are exclusively available at the tasting room for people to experience.”
“We think the Battle Creek Cellars tasting room will be a welcome addition to an area of Portland where people work and live, but have few tasting room options,” added Lisa Clarkson, senior vice president of retail operations and direct-to-consumer sales for parent company Precept Wine. “We’re in great company, with other successful businesses and restaurants in the neighborhood. Our tasting room will feature unique art, including an installation highlighting the different vineyard soils; tasting room exclusive wine offerings; locally sourced merchandise; meeting and entertaining space; and regular events. And with a wide selection of portfolio wines – from our Battle Creek Reserve, which blends fine fruit from Willamette Valley estate vineyards, to our single-vineyard selections – we have wines for any occasion, palate and price point.”
Since 1998, Battle Creek Cellars has produced exceptional Pinot Noir from the famed Willamette Valley AVA. Battle Creek wines are made in Dundee, with fruit sourced from high-quality vineyards, including estate vineyards Battle Creek, Roe and Yamhela.
Battle Creek Cellars’ portfolio wines featured regularly at the tasting room include:
Unconditional Tier – Oregon
– Unconditional Rosé of Pinot Noir
– Unconditional Red Blend (tasting room exclusive)
– Unconditional Pinot Noir
Reserve Tier – Willamette Valley
– Battle Creek Cellars Reserve Rosé (tasting room exclusive)
– Battle Creek Cellars Reserve Chardonnay (tasting room exclusive)
– Battle Creek Cellars Reserve White Blend (tasting room exclusive)
– Battle Creek Cellars Reserve Pinot Noir
Single Vineyard Tier
– Battle Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir
– Roe Vineyard Pinot Noir
– Yamhela Vineyard Pinot Noir
– Yamhela Vineyard Black de Noirs (tasting room exclusive)
Amphora Series Tier (tasting room exclusive)
– Carbonic Red Blend
For more information and to stay updated on news from Battle Creek Cellars, visit the website at www.battlecreekcellars.com and follow Instagram and Facebook @battlecreekcellars.
About Battle Creek Cellars: Built on a foundation of rugged elegance and unconventional sensibility, Battle Creek Cellars is made for wine drinkers thirsting for the essence of Oregon’s pioneering spirit. Established in 1998, Battle Creek Cellars showcases wines reflecting simple approachability, dedicated farming and winemaking. Since 2014, winemaker Sarah Cabot has applied years of boutique winemaking to her approach at Battle Creek Cellars, reinvigorating the brand and telling the story of Oregon’s nuanced terroir. Whether sourced from the namesake vineyard, Battle Creek, or other prime vineyards throughout the state, Battle Creek Cellars wines are thoughtfully made and distinctively Oregon. Artisan wines from Battle Creek Cellars are available nationwide and also via the website: www.battlecreekcellars.com. Visit the new Battle Creek Cellars tasting room in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District at 820 NW 13th Avenue, opening in late October 2019.
About Precept Wine: Seattle-based Precept Wine is the largest privately held wine producer in the Pacific Northwest, a top 13 American wine producer, as well as a leading producer and early innovator within the canned wine space. With deep roots representing nearly 40 years of Northwest investments in the wine industry, Precept owns and maintains close to 5,000 planted vineyard acres across Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon. Leading wine brands include: Battle Creek Cellars, Waterbrook, Gruet, Browne Family Vineyards, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, House Wine, Pendulum, Primarius, Washington Hills, Sawtooth, Ste. Chapelle, Day Drinking and Four Cellars by Little Big Town, Cense (in partnership with WW), Callaway Cellars and Colby Red from California, and Davey & Browne from Australia’s McLaren Vale; plus, Precept offers tasting rooms and hospitality throughout the Pacific Northwest and New Mexico. Precept’s Grape & Grain division has been one of the top innovators in the private label wine space for the past 15 years. Founded in 2003 by Andrew Browne and Dan Baty, the company’s wineries have garnered more than 750 combined best buys and critical scores exceeding 90 points. Learn more at www.preceptwine.com.