Experience the behind the scenes magic of winemaking and the exciting harvest action with free tasting with Collective winemakers every Saturday from 4 – 5 PM
PORTLAND Ore. (September 22, 2017) – Home to some of Oregon’s most exciting winemakers, the SE Wine Collective launches Harvest Saturdays, a free and open to the public tasting held each Saturday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. during harvest season beginning on Saturday, September 23rd. Check in with your favorite winemakers during the most exciting time of the year! Each Saturday, rotating Collective winemakers will share stories from their harvest including a “show and taste”. Watch the action unfold as your favorite Oregon wines are made right in front of your eyes. Watch tons of grapes being delivered from nearby Oregon and Washington vineyards, hand sorting, punch downs, and pump overs. Learn about winemaking techniques, hear stories from the 10 onsite winemakers themselves, and taste the fruit and juices in progress during this one of a kind behind the scenes experience. You can watch harvest action daily at SEWC, and during Harvest Saturdays you can talk directly with Collective winemakers.
Saturdays during Harvest
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
SE Wine Collective
Tasting with winemaker. Free and open to the public.
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 10 wineries: Division Winemaking Company, Esper Cellars, 51 Weeks, Gersing Cellars, James Rahn Wine Company, Laelaps Wines, Loop de Loop, Ore Winery, Pampleau, Stedt, and Welsh Family Wines, 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. 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.