PORTLAND, Ore. (November 9, 2018) – Celebrate Thanksgiving early with newly released fall wines at SE Wine Collective’s 7th Annual Urban Thanksgiving hosted at the urban winery in SE Portland. Join SE Wine Collective’s resident winemakers as they pour and chat about their fall release bottlings and offer a surprise pour or two! A variety of red and white wines will be available for tasting, including perfect pairings for holiday fare, so you can get an early start on holiday dinner and gifting. In the spirit of gratitude and Thanksgiving, Southeast Wine Collective will be hosting a fundraiser for Oregon Food Bank – enjoy all that the Collective has to offer while giving back to the community. The party is from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17th at the Collective. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Wine Club Members get discounted $10 advance tickets for this event, and early admission at 2 p.m.! Tickets are available for purchase through Resy.com. Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant at the SE Wine Collective will also be taking reservations during the event, reservations can be made here.
Saturday, November 17th
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SE Wine Collective
2425 SE 35th Place
Portland, Oregon 97215
Urban Thanksgiving is $15 per person in advance ($10 for wine club members) and $20 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase through Resy.com. More information can be found on the SE Wine Collective website, or on Facebook.
ABOUT SE WINE COLLECTIVE
Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe, of Division Winemaking Company, founded the Southeast Wine Collective in 2012 in response to their personal interest in creating a unique multi-faceted urban winery, coupled with increasing public interest in the urban wine movement. The pioneering urban winery brings together like-minded wineries who are sustainably growing their businesses by offering a venue for commercial custom crush wine production, tastings and events in the bustling area of SE Portland, and is also home to Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant. The collective is made up of 12 wineries: Division Winemaking Company, Croom, Esper Cellars, 51 Weeks, Gersing Cellars, Laelaps Wines, Loop de Loop, Ore Winery, Pampleau, Stedt, Statera Cellars, Welsh Family Wines, and while continuing to work as an incubator for future wine brands and budding industry ideas. Currently 20 varieties of grapes are vinified at the Collective ranging from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc to less common Oregon and US produced varieties such as Gamay Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chenin Blanc, and Nebbiolo. The wine bar and restaurant, Oui!, features pours, flights, glasses and bottles from all 12 Collective members plus an extensive list of global wines that inspire the makers, along with draft beer, wines on tap, 2 Wine Clubs, and a creative and seasonal food menu by chef Althea Grey Potter. Wine bottles and growlers of wine and beer are also available for retail purchase to-go. Oui! was named Best New Restaurant 2018 by Portland Monthly, a Best Restaurant in Portland by Time Out, one of Portland Monthly’s 15 All-Time Favorite Places to Drink in Portland, The Oregonian’s 10 New Wine Bars in Portland, one of Eater’s Essential Bars in Portland, and has received recognition from The Portland Mercury in the article, “Badasses in the Kitchen”. In 2016, co-founders Monroe and Norris were named to Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 list of tastemakers. The Collective was listed among the Top 20 Best Wine Bars in America by Wine Enthusiast, one of the 11 Must-Eat Restaurants in Portland by Town and Country, 10 Best Urban Wineries in USA Today, and Best Wine Bars in The Oregonian. Travel + Leisure called the Collective a must for any wine connoisseur’s Perfect Weekend in Portland, It has also been featured in Food & Wine Magazine, the New York Times article “Bringing the Wine to Portland, Ore.”, Wine Spectator’s “The New Portland”, Portland Monthly’s article “Meet Portland’s Top Urban Winemakers, and named a favorite place to try new Oregon wines in Willamette Week. Eater called the Collective one of the 14 Vital Restaurants on SE Division and Willamette Week called them pioneers in the Portland wine bar scene. Wines produced at the Collective have been mentioned in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times. The winery hosts large and small events, wine release parties and winemaker dinners and is available for rent for private parties. Its hours are Mon. 4 – 9 p.m., Wed, Thurs 4 – 10 p.m., Fri. 4 – 11 p.m., Sat. 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Sun. 1 p.m. – 9 p.m., or by appointment. The Collective is located at 2425 SE 35th Place, Portland, Oregon 97215. Find more information at www.sewinecollective.com, Facebook SE Wine Collective, Twitter @SEWineColl, Instagram @SEWineCollective or by calling 503-208-2061.