PORTLAND, Ore. (July 10, 2015)- To kick-off IPNC festivities The SE Wine Collective is featuring a meet and greet with eight resident winemakers on Thursday, July 23. Each urban winemaker will feature complimentary tastes of one of their current or library Oregon Pinot Noirs in addition to one distinct Oregon varietal that they produce.
Before making their way down to the Valley, IPNC participants and guests are invited to stop by and experience the range of Oregon wines made at the Collective, paired with delicious bites from the SE Wine Collective chef Althea Grey Potter.
Thursday, July 23rd
SE Wine Collective
2425 SE 35th Place, Portland OR 97215
Tickets are $20 or complimentary for IPNC participants. Please call the Collective at 503-208-2061 or email Luke Mathews at email@example.com t
16 wines and passed hors d’oeuvres from Chef Althea Grey Potter
● Foie gras torchon with cherries and thyme on baguette
● Porcini and tallegio arancini
● Dungeness crab with tarragon green goddess dressing on english cucumber
● Division Winemaking Company
● Fullerton Wines
● Helioterra Wines
● Jackalope Wine Cellars
● Jasper Sisco
● Ore Winery
● Vincent Wine Company
● Willful Wines
About SE Wine Collective
Kate 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 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 an area of SE Portland that already hosts a thriving restaurant and nightlife scene. Currently the collective is made up of ten wineries: Division Winemaking Company, Fullerton Wines, Helioterra Wines, Jackalope Wine Cellars, James Rahn Wine Co, Jasper Sisco, Ore Winery, Vincent Wine Company, Willful Wines and 5Q, 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 10 Collective members and their inspirational wines along with draft beer and a diverse food menu by in-house chef Althea Grey Potter. Recently the Collective was listed among the 10 Best Urban Wineries in USA Today and Best Wine Bars in The Oregonian. It has also been featured in FOOD & WINE magazine’s A Winemakers’ Beaujolais Nouveau Party, 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 Portland Monthly’s Best Restaurants 2014 7 Days In Portland piece. 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, Wed, Thurs. and Fri. 4 – 10 p.m.; Sat. 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Sun. 1 p.m. – 8 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.