Vino Veritas March Wine Tasting Events Feature Latinx Wines From Oregon’s Willamette Valley to Baja California/Mexico
March events feature AHIVOY’s Latinx Winemakers from the Willamette Valley
Portland, Ore. (February 26, 2021) — Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood wine bar and bottle shop Vino Veritas will celebrate Latinx winemakers as part of a monthlong wine tasting series in March. Vino Veritas sommelier and Mexican native, Miguel Marquez, is an instructor for AHIVOY, a Willamette Valley nonprofit that provides education and professional development to Latinx vineyard workers, empowering them to overcome socioeconomic challenges and establish careers in the wine industry.
“My mentoring work with the AHIVOY winemakers has shown me that education is the foundation to a better future,” said Marquez. “I hope to amplify these diverse voices and their impact in our community, and build awareness for their wines and the role they have within Oregon’s wine industry. I also want to introduce Portland to some of the wines coming out of Baja California, one of Mexico’s exciting wine regions.”
Wine enthusiasts will have opportunities to taste wines from four Latinx winemakers in the Willamette Valley, as well as Mexican wines from the up-and-coming wine region of Baja California. Vino Veritas offers one of Portland’s largest retail selections of Mexican wines available by the glass or bottle.
MARCH WINE EVENTS
AHIVOY Wine Tastings
Join us for an exciting wine tasting series featuring some of the Willamette Valley’s new Latinx winemakers. Meet the winemakers, hear their stories and find out what inspired them to pursue a life in wine. Tickets are $15 per person and include wine pours, snacks and a 10% discount on featured bottles. Choose from two time slots and purchase tickets here.
Saturday, March 6; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Sofia Torres-McKay, Cramoisi Vineyard
Christine Gonzales, Gonzales Wine Company
Thursday, March 18; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Elena Rodriguez, Alumbra Cellars
Sam Parra, PARRA Wine Co
Saturday, March 27
Mexican Wine Class
(VIRTUAL) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(IN PERSON on the PATIO) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are $39 and can be purchased here.
Join Sommelier Miguel Marquez for an introduction to the wines of Baja California/Mexico. He will educate guests about this exciting wine region and its background as one of the world’s oldest wine-producing areas created through colonization. Miguel will share his thoughts on the future of the region and present five Baja Californian wines.
About Vino Veritas Wine Bar and Bottle Shop
The neighborhood wine bar and bottle shop opened in 2017 and is owned by Sami Khawaja, who is one of the original partners. Known for its highly curated selection, the list features many micro-wineries from the Pacific Northwest, along with some heavy hitters from around the globe. The wine bar offers a variety of events from weekly blind wine tastings to live and DJ music featuring a rotating list of local musicians. Sign up for the Vino Veritas Wine Club and receive two bottles of the monthly themed wines. Vino Veritas is located in the Montavilla neighborhood at 7835 SE Stark Avenue, Portland, OR. Hours are Monday-Thursday 4-10 p.m., Friday 4-11 p.m., Saturday 2-11 p.m. and Sunday 2-10 p.m. Happy hour is daily from 4-6 p.m. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @vinoveritaspdx and at vinoveritaspdx.com