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Woven Wineworks Invites Wine Lovers to Stick Their Nose into a Multi-Sensory Journey
Locally owned, family vineyard hosts final “Woven Wine Bar” summer series pop-up to promote boutique wine label.
PORTLAND — August 11, 2017 Woven Wineworks is proud to announce the final pop-up event of the summer will focus on the aromas of flavor. Friday, August 18th, local wine lovers are invited to come take a whiff; explore aromas; and empower their sense of smell.
The multi-sensory driven “Woven Wine Bar” is open every third Friday of the month (May through August) from 5pm to 9pm. Each of the four events is focused on different sensory themes relating to wine:
- May 19 – Taste (Celebrate the flavors of Oregon)
- June 16 – Hear (Discover new notes)
- July 21 – See (Visualize flavor)
- Aug 18 – Smell (Explore aromas)
The series is taking place in the Tasting Room at CELLAR 503 in Johns Landing; 4407 SW Corbett Ave in Portland. Located on the second floor of a historic home built in the 1890’s, the space features an elegant copper wine bar constructed of reclaimed wood as well as a 1,000 square foot outdoor space. The large patio offers a myriad of cozy spots for guests to taste, hear, see and hear the spirit of sustainable grape farming mixed with innovative winemaking.
Each month highlights a selection of wine with farm-to-table food pairings. Featured menu items have included Pacific Northwest Steelhead with seasonal vegetables smoked over grapevine clippings from Covey Ridge Vineyard. A small bonfire seasoned with grape wood set the stage by offering guests the opportunity to roast Pinot noir marshmallows directly on the vine. Throughout the series, an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables have been harvested from the family's garden at the vineyard site and prepared in collaboration with Crave Family Farm and Crave Catering. Keeping with this month's theme, the upcoming event will include a sampling of stinky cheeses from around the world.
The family has woven in a variety of local artisans, craft makers, and musicians. May's Oregon Wine Month celebration offered a full circle exploration of the five flavors of taste: salty, bitter, sweet, sour, and umami. Local fiber artist Tom Poirier provided onsite weaving demonstrations of his handwoven textiles. In June, participants enjoyed a wine and music pairing to explore how sound can influence one's relationship with what's in their glass. A mix of country, western swing, and bluegrass was performed live on the patio by the fiddling duo Aarun Carter and Jonathan Trawick. Last month, guests enjoyed a colorful evening of blind wine tasting and the opportunity to visualize flavor by painting their tasting notes. Local potter Bradly Speer of Newberg created custom clay wine sippers for the event that were finished with a special glaze derived from Willamette Valley dirt and ash from the burnt grapevines. The upcoming event will feature artisan candlemaker Erica Zabudsky of Z Candle Studio. Her collection of scented candles are 100% soy wax derived from domestic soy beans. Each one is carefully hand poured right here in Portland. Erica will be selling candles onsite as well as sharing insight on how various aromas can help create a desirable environment.
“We believe memorable wine is made with passion and comes from the heart. Since the inaugural Pinot noir in 2012 our family has remained dedicated to delivering delicious wines that are made with love from extraordinary fruit. “We've enjoyed sharing our Oregon wine story with the local community over the past few months. It has always been my hope that our wine will ultimately bring people together, cultivate stronger communities, provoke storytelling and inspire the celebration of life. With this particular pop-up project, we wanted to provide a memorable and sensational way for people to explore some of the joy we’ve bottled over the past four years,” explains Elaina Spring, Co-Owner.
The final pop-up will kick-off with a happy hour for Viticulture/Enology students, industry guests, members of the trade, and media beginning at 4pm. Doors to the public open at 5pm. Advanced tickets are not required. Adults only, 21+.
About Covey Ridge Vineyard
Covey Ridge Vineyard is a family owned and operated farm located on the northern edge of the Willamette Valley AVA, in Banks, Oregon. Vines are situated on a fruitful hill overlooking the Tualatin Valley with a south-facing slope of 600 to 500 feet. The total property is just over 35-acres. Grape plantings started in 1995 and now total more than 17 acres that are proudly designated Salmon-Safe and LIVE certified. The grapes are predominately Pinot noir (Dijon clones 114, 115, 777) and Pinot gris (Dijon clone 152) with an experimental block of Riesling and Chardonnay. Over the past two decades, Covey Ridge Vineyard has become a respected purveyor of thoughtful and sustainably grown grapes meticulous cultivated with careful consideration.
About Woven Wineworks
Each harvest, a small allocation of fruit is carefully selected in the vineyard for the production of the family’s private boutique label called Woven Wineworks. The overall production quantities vary between 38 cases and 270 cases. The family maintains an unparalleled dedication to delivering extremely high quality wine through an ongoing commitment to thoughtful and sustainable grape farming, innovative winemaking, and distinguished business practices. Wines from the past four vintages have become highly regarded and continually receive praise from the industry.
Each wine’s label features a different photograph from the family's history that is believed to hold a story to share. In addition to making extraordinary wine, it is the family’s vision to leave a living legacy for the next generation of future farmers, winemakers, and entrepreneurs. As these stories of the past are woven with the present, the future unfolds.
41940 NW Covey Lane, Banks, Oregon 97106
Covey Ridge Vineyard | Willamette Valley | Oregon