June 21, 2018
You read that right - we are oscar-mike! As many of you know, we have been looking for a new home since ADEA is up for sale. Fortunately, we have found a cellar for the wine, but we're now scouting for our own tasting room. There are options in the pipe - but they're all build to suit, so it may be a few months before its complete.
This means we will be pouring at ADEA for the remaining Saturdays in June, but will be on the move in July. No problem though, we think best on our feet!
So for the summer months we have booked 2 or 3 markets per week - you will find us at any given Hillsboro, Orenco, Beaverton, Bridgeport, or S. Waterfront farmers markets. We will also be making a stop in Sisters and Bend August 23-24.
Check out our upcoming events calendar here!
If you would like us to deliver wine at any of these events then please use the "tasting room pickup" option at checkout! Be sure to note in the comments box which event you would like us to deliver to.
In the meantime, we are blowing out our tasting room inventory so we don't have to lug it all over the place! So for the remainder of June we will be offering 20% off flight wines; while club members will enjoy an additional 10% off making the total discount 40% off retail! There's only two weeks left before we move shop - don't miss out on this great offer! If you can't make a Saturday then you can set an appointment here, or simply reply to this email or give us a call.
Trébuchet wins Gold and "Oregon Pinot Noir of the Year" from the International Beverages Competition in New York! We had a feeling it would do well, but this was very unexpected. This wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for the immaculate fruit from Jesse Estate vineyard!
Trébuchet is a 50/50 free-run blend of pommard and wädenswil clones. It has developed a nose full of blue fruit with floral undertones. The palate is silky smooth with a long lasting finish. We can't wait to see how it develops in 1 or 2 years! We are down to ≈60 cases of Trébuchet, so be sure to get yours before they're gone!
Between our Memorial Day sales and your personal donations - we were able to raise over $850 dollars for the Returning Veterans Project! A big heartfelt thanks from all of us at Dauntless! Projects like RVP help local Veterans get the support they need.
Once again, thank you for your support - we couldn't do this without you!
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August 13, 2018 1 Comment
It's been awhile since we've put out an update, things have been busy! We hope everyone is beating the heat right now! Although oppressive, this warm weather is treating the grapes just right. The vines over at Jesse Estate Vineyards recently showed the first signs of veraison - which is when the clusters turn color and the vine pumps them full of sugar. Veraison is the last major step before harvest, based on averages harvest comes 30-45 days after veraison hits. That said, it looks like the 2018 harvest will come in at the end of September! We're looking forward to working with more great fruit from Jesse Estate!
With that, we're happy to share that we are crushing this year at Laurel Ridge winery. We are fortunate that they had space open up at the last second for us to move in to. Interested in participating in a crush? We may need help processing fruit, so if you'd like to get your hands dirty then let us know! Reply back to this email with your contact info and we'll stay in touch!
However - we are not pouring out of their tasting room, instead we are working with Urban Decanter in Forest Grove to pour our wines on Sunday and by appointment. The details have to be finalized with the OLCC, but we should be cleared hot come October.
May 22, 2018
In keeping with our slogan "wine with a mission" we are donating 15% of our sales from the Memorial Day weekend to the Returning Veterans Project!
The Returning Veterans Project is a non-profit based out of Portland, OR with a mission to provide free, confidential mental and physical health services to post-9/11 war zone veterans, service members, and their families in Oregon and Southwest Washington. RVP also hosts regular events for Veterans as well as clinics and other services. They are a fantastic organization that deserve recognition for their efforts. We are proud to support them and their mission!