The Seattle Chapter of Women For WineSense Invites You to
Wine On America’s Table with
Guys With Grapes!
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
The PicNic Table
18672 142nd Avenue NE
Wine At America's Table is a theme all of our chapters explore in one event each year. We focus on American wines and the role wine plays in creating a congenial atmosphere centered on the nucleus of family and friends. An event featuring small, family-run wineries that welcome a little help from friends to get the grape from crush to bottle is certainly appropriate for this event! Join us as we gather around the table celebrating good wine and food with friends and family.
Our guys (with grapes!):
Terry Wells – Love That Red Winery
Terry Wells and Love That Red Winery had their first commercial vintage in 2013, then in the fall of 2015 they celebrated both their first release and the opening of the winery. The Wells family keeps their focus on crafting super premium red wines (plus a brand new rose), using the best red wine varietals in Washington. They choose grapes from diverse vineyards that often have challenging growing conditions, with a goal to bring intrigue, complexity, and uniqueness to the glass. Terry is a great fan of horse racing, honoring his father’s acclaimed thoroughbred Love That Red by naming the winery after him. That also explains the label art, as well as wine names such as Daily Double, Stakes Race, and Dead Heat! Only open to the public for their bi-annual releases, this event is a great chance to taste Love That Red Wines.
Chris Loeliger – TruthTeller Winery
How does one go from the Peace Corp to working in aerospace and defense to winemaking,
with a few other professional stops along the way? Well, Chris and his wife Dawn credit years of practice tasting wine – often in aluminum camping cups - leading to making wine in garages or backyard sheds, then classes at NW Wine Academy in 2012. Their first vintage of reds was in 2014, followed by the addition of a Viognier in 2015. They released their first wines in 2016, and moving into a shared tasting room that same year. The TruthTeller logo of a frolicking Jester comes from Chris’ Swiss last name, Loeliger, which in English is similar in meaning to Jester – an entertainer who tells the truth through comedy. This is carried through with names of some of his wines, such as Pun, Frolic, and Satire, with a little Wisdom thrown in! At the heart of it all is the belief that “wine delights us most in the sharing of it”.
Derek Shankland – Sous Sol Winery
Sous Sol – or basement in French – started out just that way: in a basement in Seward Park. Before being officially bonded in 2011, three years were spent experimenting and perfecting their old-world style of winemaking. After four years in a production facility in downtown Seattle, the winery was moved to the current SODO Urban Works location in 2016. Derek is also the operating owner of GC (Get Crafty) Restaurants, the group behind Seattle’s Delicatus “A Seattle Delicatessen”, with locations in Benaroya Hall and Pioneer Square. Their promise at Delicatus is” Ridiculously Good, Exceptional Service, Always Fresh, Locally Sourced when possible.” Whether it is in the kitchen or in the winery, Derek breathes a persistent passion for great food and wine with over 25 years of experience in the Food and Beverage Industry.
The PicNic Table is a very new addition to the Artisan Hill area just south of Woodinville’s Warehouse District. Tuscany native Danilo Amato opened this charming spot just a few months ago, bringing a variety of dining options to the Woodinville food scene, all in one place. His Mediterranean-inspired cuisine can be enjoyed at the café, as a wine tasting-friendly picnic basket you can take with you, or by holding a private event in the cozy space. And Danilo has one has one other way you can experience his fresh, seasonal menus: Amato Catering, where he brings his fresh, seasonal menus directly to you. He has created a beautiful spring feast to pair with our guys’ wines.
A few treats from the kitchen served with
2015 TruthTeller Frolic Viognier
Poached Alaskan Halibut With Wilted Pea Sprout and Fennel and Early Spring Sauce
2016 Love That Rosé, Columbia Valley
2015 Sous Sol Rosé, Yakima Valley
Anderson Ranch Lamb Two Ways
Loin on Farro and Spinach Risotto, Rare Tenderloin on Arugula
Rosemary Marinated Teres Major Beef Tender
Farro and Spinach Risotto and Arugula
Cauliflower Steak with Spinach Farro & Romesco Sauce
Both Entreés Paired with Three of Wines from our Trio of Winemakers!
Almond Semifreddo with Dark Chocolate Sauce
What will the pairings be?
We now have three entree choices, so RSVP then email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what your main course will be.
If you want the vegetarian main course option, RSVP then email email@example.com to let us know.
Please note the system charges a $3.00 processing for for WWS nonmembers to pay by credit card. To RSVP and pay by check, email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm, then mail your check (made out to Seattle Women For WineSense) to Sue Regan at 112 - 236th Place SW, Bothell, WA 98021. Your check must be received 3 days after your RSVP is made. After that time your seat will be released. Please contact us with any questions about the event, the website or method of payment at 425.882.1621. This event is nonrefundable after April 4th. Any refunds will be paid by check less a $5.00 processing fee.