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November 1, 2016 | Newsletters | Liz Kelly-Campanale

2016 Holiday Newsletter

Holiday Wine Club Shipment

Did you know you can pick up your wine in either the Portland or Seattle areas? It’s true! Fall Wine Club selections will be available starting November 11 at both locations, or join us for the pick up parties:

Anderson School Wine Club Tasting & Pick Up Party
Saturday, November 12 | 1 p.m. ‘til 4 p.m.

Edgefield Winery Wine Club Tasting & Pick Up Party
Sunday, November 13 |1 p.m. ‘til 4 p.m.
Enter to win two tickets to Any Port in the Storm: A Twilight Port Tasting

To RSVP for one of the pick-up parties, email: wineclub@mcmenamins.com

New Wine Discount Location
Wine Club members receive a 15% discount on our wines which they can now get when purchasing wine at the Edgefield Gift Shop.
 
Other locations include the 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop and Kennedy School Gift Shop.
Interested in joining the fun? Club members get a 15% discount on our wines (20% for purchases of 12 or more bottles), complimentary tastings in our tasting room, invitations to member-only events, discounts on tickets to select wine events*, and priority access to new and limited releases. The wines can be shipped to you directly or picked up in our tasting room. Gift memberships are also available. Click here for more information.

This month's selections:
Gateway Club
• 2015 Chardonnay, Dundee Hills
• 2014 Vintage Select Chardonnay, Columbia Gorge
• 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Elephant Mountain Vineyard
• 2013 Merlot, Dry Hollow Vineyard
White Rabbit Club
Two bottles each:
• 2015 Chardonnay, Dundee Hills
• 2014 Vintage Select Chardonnay, Columbia Gorge
Fireside Club
• 2011 Fireside Muscat
• 2010 Fireside Syrah
• 2010 Fireside Tradicional
• 2009 Fireside Zinfandel
• 2001 Fireside LBV Zinfandel

 
Red Shed Club
Two bottles each:
• 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Elephant Mountain Vineyard
• 2013 Merlot, Dry Hollow Vineyard 
 
December Wine Specials

During the month of December, create your own gift pack with case pricing on orders of four or more bottles. Plus, get half-price ground shipping when you order a case! Get your order in by December 15 to ensure delivery by Christmas.

Looking for a gift that will last all year? Gift a membership to one of our Edgefield Wine Clubs.
 
What's Happening In The Vineyard

Grapevines are deciduous, woody perennial plants that follow an annual cycle of growth, fruiting, and dormancy. This year, we’re following the cycle of growth in our Poor Farm Estate vineyard at Edgefield.

After the grapes are harvested, grapevine leaves continue to photosynthesize until the temperature drops, accumulating carbohydrates that will kick off the following year’s growth cycle. The shoots continue to lignify into the winter. As it gets colder, the leaves yellow and drop off the vines, and the vines enter their dormant phase, during which they consist entirely of woody tissue.
During dormancy, the vines are pruned back; in our vineyard, we leave only the trunk and two canes (lignified shoots from the previous year’s growth), which are trained along low wires. Those canes already contain all the primordial structures for the growth that will begin next spring.
 
Harvest Report

The 2016 vintage was early in Oregon, but relatively normal for Washington, which meant that Pinot Noir was the first thing into barrel—quite unusual here at Edgefield! However, the early harvest didn’t affect their flavor profiles. The wines are showing rich, aromatic fruit profiles and should be lovely when they’re released in 2018.
After processing 407 tons of grapes, the last thing to be pressed was our Walla Walla Cabernets, which promise plenty of structure and complexity. All of the wines will now rest in barrel during the coming months and continue to develop until blending and bottling next summer. 
Photo Gallery
 
New Cider Release

Just in time for the holidays, try our new Crangerine Dream citrus cranberry cider! On tap at all locations this November.
 
Brussel Sprouts
Recipe

Looking for something special to grace your Thanksgiving table? Try this take on a fall classic: Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Sherry Cream

Recommended pairings for Thanksgiving:
• 2014 Cuvee de L’Abri Rouge
• 2013 Ferryman’s Choice Malbec
• 2015 Riesling
• 2014 Poor Farm Pinot Gris.
 
Upcoming Tastings & Events
Get tickets and join us: 

Dinner with Winemaker Cody Wright of Purple Hands Winery
Saturday, November 5 | Hotel Oregon
Join us as we welcome Cody Wright, winemaker and owner of Dundee’s Purple Hands Winery, a boutique winery with a legacy of excellence producing critically acclaimed Oregon Pinot.

Big Night Dinner & Movie
Thursday, November 17 | Mission Theater
Celebrating 20 years of one of the most iconic food movies of all time, with our take on the menu, complete with the Timpano, Edgefield Winery red wine and the movie on the big screen.

Any Port in the Storm: A Twilight Port Tasting*
Saturday, November 19 | Edgefield 
Taste award-winning ports that will warm your bones as you gather by the roaring fire, enjoying appetizers from the Black Rabbit and other surprises.


*Wine Club Members will receive the password for discounted tickets in a separate email.

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