Come sip in the cool tasting room this weekend
We’re well stocked with white and pink wines so you can stock your own fridge for the weeks to come. Stop in and take advantage of some Summer sale items in the shop.
Regular tasting room hours today 2pm to 7pm and Saturday 1pm to 6pm. If you want to hear about our progress this Summer out in the Gorge where we are building the new winery and house, stop in and I’ll fill you in on all the details of my construction side job!
Here’s a few other notable things for Viola fans:
BACK ON THE SHELF
Sangiovese Rosato 2017 – Volume 2
We had a little re-fermentation occur with our Spring release of Sangiovese Rosato, so we pulled all the inventory, let the fermentation finish in tank and re-bottled 10 cases this week to put back into your hands for Summer. It’s racy and dry now but with strawberry and grapefruit highlights. If you have any of the the first bottling of this Rosato in your fridge or cupboard, please be aware they will have a little fizz in them when you open them and if you don’t keep them cool, the corks may push out. We are happy to exchange any bottles you have – just let us know if you’re having any issues. The wine is still delicious but it is a little spritzy! (Think Txakolina Rubentis – so you may actually prefer that!) But warm indoor temperatures can definitely push those corks out so please put them in the fridge and drink them if you’ve got them.
HEAT ALERT – STORAGE CONCERNS
Don’t forget in general to keep all your wine in a cool place, whether it is red, white or pink. Hot indoor temperatures increase the pressure in all bottles and can sometimes cause corks to push a little or wine to seep out. This doesn’t mean the wine has spoiled but it does mean any compromised bottles should be consumed over the next few weeks if any issues have occurred which could allow oxygen into the bottle. So store them cool or drink up!
BULK OIL & VINEGAR NEWS
Vinegar lovers, don’t despair – we will keep bottled 6 year Balsamic vinegar in stock along with our own red and white wine vinegars. We will discontinue doing refills, so please recycle your bottles just like you do with your empty wine bottles.
SUPER SUMMER WINE EVENTS
SUMMER SOIF @ Vif Wine/Coffee in Seattle
Sunday July 29th
This is Seattle’s Biggest Local Natural Wine Tasting and Viola Wine Cellars is excited to be back in the parking lot at Vif pouring some of our Italian-inspired creations. We’ll even be surrounded by a couple of Italian winemakers as well as a bunch of our friends from right here in Oregon. If you’re up in Seattle at the end of the month, please come join us for this special tasting. Tickets can be purchased here
Italy in the Valley @ Cana’s Feast
Sunday August 19th
Saturday from 1pm to 6pm