5-Year Anniversary of Portland Wine Bar & Tasting Room
Starting Wednesday, August 3, join in celebration at the tasting room as Fullerton shines a spotlight on different vineyards and Oregon American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) with special vertical flights.
Winemaker Alex Fullerton – Foundry 503 Photography
PORTLAND, Ore. (July 28, 2022) – Fullerton Wines, known for making exceptional single-vineyard Pinot Noirs from every Willamette Valley AVA, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their winery and the 5-year anniversary of their Portland wine bar and tasting room, with a special vertical flight of three wines from a different vineyard and AVA each month. Wine enthusiasts are invited to visit their tasting room to dive deeper into the vintages of a single vineyard, while experiencing Fullerton’s dedicated, decade-long approach to exploring the rich and varied AVAs of the Willamette Valley by expressing the distinct personality of each vineyard and vintage in the bottle.
The celebration kicks off on Wednesday, August 3rd, with an exclusive tasting with winemaker Alex Fullerton at their NW Portland tasting room. Guests will have the unique chance to experience a vertical tasting flight of Croft Vineyard Pinot Noirs from 2015-2017 paired with a small plate for $30. They will also be offering their signature flight featuring five different wines and vintages for $30, as well as their AVA flight, featuring six of their limited production single vineyard designate Pinot Noirs for $50. These flights will be available to experience from August through December, with new vineyards highlighted each month.
August – 2015, 2016, 2017 Croft Vineyard Pinot Noirs (Mt. Pisgah newest Willamette Valley AVA)
September – 2016, 2017, 2018 Fir Crest Vineyard Pinot Noirs (Yamhill-Carlton AVA)
October – 2014, 2015,2017 Momtazi Pinot Noirs (McMinnville AVA)
November – 2017, 2018, 2019 Arborbrook Vineyard Pinot Noirs (Chehalem Mountains AVA)
December – 2012, 2013, 2015/2016, 2017, 2018 Five FACES Pinot Noirs
Fullerton will also be offering cases of their inaugural vintage 2012 Five FACES Pinot Noir. Bonus pours of the inaugural Fullerton wine will be included with flights. FACES is an acronym for the five Fullerton family members: Filip, Alex, Caroline, Eric, and Susanne. This acronym resides on the Five FACES Willamette Valley bottlings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Chef Sarah Pliner – John Valls Photography
In addition, they will be hosting five-course pairing dinners with Chef Sarah Pliner, former owner/chef of Aviary, every second Thursday starting July 28th. All dishes will be made from scratch through seasonal creative culinary explorations and optional wine pairings with each course. Tickets are available at $85 per person with an accompanying wine pairing available for $60 per person. Wine club members will receive 15-25% off wine pairings. The wine pairing add-on is optional, as guests may select from other Fullerton wine offerings.
The tasting room is located at 1966 Northwest Pettygrove St Portland OR 97209, and is open Wed-Fri 4:00pm – 9:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-9:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-7:30pm. For more information, visit fullertonwines.com or follow @fullertonwines on Instagram and Facebook.
ABOUT FULLERTON WINES
Fullerton Wines explores the rich and varied AVAs of Oregon by expressing the distinct personality of each vineyard and vintage in the bottle. Founded in the Fullerton family garage in 2011, the winery is a deeply personal family collaboration. Winemaker Alex Fullerton first got into the industry when his father Eric suggested the career path while wine tasting in the Willamette Valley after Alex had just graduated from the University of Oregon in 2010. That conversation led to Alex having a harvest internship with Penner Ash Wine Cellars which started the very next day. When making their first vintage in 2011, Alex and Eric made a few barrels of Pinot Noir. Despite the challenging vintage, the wine impressed and Fullerton Wines was born.
The Fullerton Wine Bar & Tasting Room is authentically Pacific Northwest with a Scandinavian heart that brings a taste of Oregon wine country to Portland. Guests come for hygge hospitality, and wines that explore Oregon’s AVAs. Opened in 2017, the Fullerton Wine Bar & Tasting Room is a cozy and welcoming gathering place for wine lovers to experience the breadth of Fullerton Wines’ selection while enjoying bistro dishes. Guests of the tasting room have the option to sit indoors or outdoors under covered dining areas.
Website: fullertonwines.com Instagram: @fullertonwines Facebook: @fullertonwines Phone: 503-477-7848 Tasting Room Address: 1966 Northwest Pettygrove St Portland OR 97209, Hours of Operation: Weds-Thurs 4:00pm – 9:00pm, Fri-Sat 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sun 12:00pm – 7:30pm