Pair chili from Portland chefs with Cabernet Franc wines and vote for your favorite at the urban winery’s first ever chili cook-off challenge
PORTLAND, Ore. (January 29, 2018) – SE Wine Collective, the urban winery and wine bar, is bringing together winemaker and chef friends for a fun winters day of chili and wine tasting. On Saturday, February 3rd, the Collective hosts Franc & Beans, their very first chili cook-off challenge. Pick your favorite chili at Franc & Beans, marrying chili paired with some of the area’s best Cabernet Franc wines. Mingle with Cabernet Franc producers as they pour their wine, and pair them with Portland chefs who will put their best chili up to the challenge. Official Judges for the first ever Franc & Beans challenge are Mike Thelin, founder of Feast, Matt Vicedomini of the famed Matt’s BBQ, and Kelly Clarke, Senior Editor of Portland Monthly. Vote for your favorite chili in the People’s Choice award for Best Chili, and wine for Overall Favorite Wine.
- Division Wine Co.
- Flat Brim Wines
- Hazelfern Cellars
- Jackalope Wine Cellars
- PDX Wines (pouring a Loire selection!)
- Althea Grey Potter of Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant
- Matt Fields of Stella Taco
- Karl Holl of Spatzle & Speck + Park Avenue Fine Wines
- Chris Vandersloot of The Cheese Bar
- Garret Plocher of Owen Roe
Tickets are $20 advance and available online and include pours of Cabernet Franc and generous samples of chili. The SE Wine Collective will sell a limited amount of $25 day of tickets and $15 tickets at the door to attendees who are under 21 years of age or just want to taste the chili!
Saturday, February 3rd
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Judging announced at 4:30 p.m.
SE Wine Collective
Franc & Beans tickets are available online in advance for $20, and at the door for $25 ($15 for those under 21). Ticket includes wine and chili tastings. For more information, visit SE Wine Collective’s website, or visit 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 and wine bar brings together like-minded wineries who are sustainably growing their businesses and offers a venue for commercial custom crush wine production, tastings and events in the bustling area of SE Portland. The collective is made up of 11 wineries: Division Winemaking Company, Esper Cellars, 51 Weeks, Gersing Cellars, James Rahn Wine Company, Laelaps Wines, Loop de Loop, Ore Winery, Pampleau, Stedt, Welsh Family Wines, and while continuing to work as an incubator for future wine brands and budding industry ideas. Currently 20 varietals are produced at the Collective ranging from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc to lesser-known varietals such as Gamay Noir, Mourvedre, Chenin Blanc, Muscat, and Arneis. The wine bar features pours and flights from all 11 Collective members and their inspirational wines along with draft beer and a diverse food menu by in-house chef Althea Grey Potter. 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 & Country Magazine, 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. Wines produced at the Collective have been mentioned in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times. The wine bar hosts large and small events, wine release parties and pop-up dinners and is available for rent for private parties. Its hours are Mon. 4 – 9 p.m., Wed, Thurs. and Fri. 4 – 10 p.m.; Sat. 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Sun. 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. 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.