Celebrates Bounty of Summer and Raises Money for Beginning Urban Farm Apprenticeship Program
PORTLAND, Ore. (August 21, 2015) – SE Wine Collective is collaborating with its farm partner, Beginning Urban Farm Apprenticeship (BUFA) for the third dinner in the “Cuisinières at the Collective” series, which celebrates the bounty of summer with inspired food and wine pairings. Each course, hand-crafted by SE Wine Collective Chef Althea Grey Potter, will feature produce sourced from BUFA. Ten dollars of the proceeds from each dinner ticket will go to support students of the BUFA program and educating future farmers on locally urban produced, non-GMO agricultural practices.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
SE Wine Collective
2425 SE 35th Pl., Portland, OR 97215
Intended to bring the urban community together tickets are set at $60 per guest for food and wine pairings, with $10 going directly to BUFA. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
broccoli spigarello & sheep milk feta fritters
crostini, chicken liver mousse & pickled husk cherries
Paired with 2014 Willful Pinot Noir Rose
beet carpaccio, green coriander capers, cilantro, mint, shallots & smoked cured egg yolk
Paired with 2014 Division Chardonnay “Un”
pinot blanc and herb brined roast chicken
roasted carrots, carrot top pesto & parmesan granola
marinated heirloom peppers, garlic, tomatoes & basil
arugula, fromage blanc, pepitas, & roasted tomatillo vinaigrette
Paired with 2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola-Amity
summer squash galette & anise hyssop ice cream
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. Through the Collective the Monroes have helped shepherd the upstart of multiple artisanal wineries. Current resident wineries include: 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. Collectively, the winemakers produce about 20 varietals ranging from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc as well as lesser-known varietals such as Gamay Noir, Mourvedre, Chenin Blanc, Muscat, and Arneis. Serving as an incubator for future wine brands and budding industry ideas, the Collective hosts events to shed light on less popular new world varietals such as #DrinkChenin Day, featured in the Wall Street Journal article Raise Your Glass to #DrinkCheninDay and Nouveau Division Crawl. The wine bar features pours and flights from all 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 included in Conde Nast Traveler’s article The Perfect Weekend in Portland, OR and 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.