Join us for TASTE THURSDAY every week from 6-7:30 pm in the retail side.

Our goal is to share with the community and to provide an inviting environment to experience the diversity of wines available globally.  We will be hosting weekly tastings to provide an opportunity to sample a wide variety of wines for finding the one’s that best fit your palate.  You will have access to the winemakers or distributors to learn more about the personality behind what’s in the bottle.  Because we believe in the social aspect of food and wine, we will share recommended recipes or food pairings when possible.

We sometimes feature tastings on other nights when a special winemaker comes into town. Times may vary as noted in tasting descriptions below.

Join us in our redesigned front space where you can now sit and sip on wines ‘by the glass’ any time we’re open. Swing on in to check out the new digs and enjoy a glass of vino!

weekly tastings



Thursday 3.02 - WALLA WALLA VINTNERS w/ Assistant Winemaker, Todd Bernave, 6-7:30 pm.

We’re excited to kick off WA Wine Month with a wonderful, small winery from Walla Walla. Owners Myles Anderson and Gordy Venneri were hobbyist winemakers in the beginning. In 1995 they began to sell their wines to the public. They now have a wonderful, small team helping at the winery. Their assistant winemaker, Todd Bernave, will be in the bin for the evening to share their wines with you. We’ve carried their wines on the shelves for years, but this is the first tasting with them. It is long overdue...we are excited to host them at the bin to share their wines with you! Let’s kick off WA Wine Month with a bang by filling the bin during the tasting!

Thursday 3.09 - ARGENTINIAN WINERY w/ Irene Aristi, 6-7:30 pm.

We’re taking one night off from local to host a visiting guest from Argentina, Irene Aristi. Irene will be in the bin sharing her winery’s selections. These are new to the bin so swing by to give them a try, share your faves and help us select which ones stay on the shelf :)

Thursday 3.16 - SAVAGE GRACE w/ Winemaker, Michael Savage, 6-7:30 pm.

Hard to believe it’s already been a year since we hosted Michael at the shop. 2015-16 were big successes for Michael with many accolades including Best Winery of the Year. His wines have elegance and restraint, characteristics often lacking on many WA wines. Swing into the bin to try through some new releases from Michael and stock up on a few for the cellar (autographs complementary during the tasting ;)

Thursday 3.23 - KONTOS CELLARS w/ Winemaker, Cameron Kontos, 6-7:30 pm.

It’s also been almost a year since we hosted Kontos Cellars in the bin. Cameron and his brother Chris are true, down to earth farmers and all around great people. They are pretty talented at making great wine too :) Cameron grew up in a winemaker’s household...his father, Cliff Kontos was the owner/winemaker at Fort Walla Walla Cellars. In 2002, Cameron joined Marie-Eve Gilla at Forgeron Cellars. In his eight years there, Marie-Eve was a wonderful mentor and Cameron an excellent protege, quickly being promoted to assistant winemaker. This is a truly boutique winery, making a mere 1,500 cases or so a year. Cameron is making a long drive to get let’s fill the bin with happy tasters!

Thursday 3.30 - AVENNIA w/ Winemaker, Chris Peterson, 6-7:30 pm.

It’s that time of year to sample through the new releases from Chris and Marty. Chris and Matt will be in the bin to share the new wines. Fingers crossed we pushed the tasting out early enough to get a sneak preview of the 2016 rose ;) We can’t think of a better way to close out WA Wine Month than to host this wonderful winery at the bin. Mark your calendars to join us!