Where global meets local, casual meets refined
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Whether it's a hoppy IPA from Ninkasi in Eugene or a table wine from Newberg, our selection showcases the best of the Northwest and beyond. Our friendly and knowledgeable beer and wine stewards are here to help you. Tell us what you're planning and we can suggest the perfect pairing to any meal. You can even sample and compare. There's nothing we enjoy more.
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It turns out there’s an easy way to travel through Spain—without ever leaving the table. The qualities of soil or sea air impart unique terruños to Spanish grapes, so that tasting a wine from a given region is a bit like walking its vineyards. Here are a few of our favorite places to visit with dinner.
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It began with a desire to venture off the beaten path. Since its founding in 1996, Enterprise, Oregon’s Terminal Gravity has grown from a modest 5-barrel to an 18 barrel brewing system. Brewers Steve Carper, Frank Helderman and Chris Hudson are the magic-makers, crafting favorites like their malty, hoppy, copper-colored IPA—once named the Oregonian’s Beer of the Year—along with a Pale, ESG and an inventive rotation of seasonal brews. Their beer is an embodiment of the Northwest, figuratively and literally: they use water and snowmelt directly from the Eagle Cap Wilderness to brew their IPA. Their Eastern, Oregon location is truly epic: There’s no better place to culminate a Wallowas backpacking trip than on Terminal Gravity’s lawn with burgers and cold pints.
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Double Mountian Brewery
Hood River, Oregon
For decades Hood River has been a destination for windsurfers and snowboarders—and ever since Double Mountain Brewery opened on St. Patrick’s Day, 2007, it’s been a destination for beer lovers as well. We feel pretty lucky that these high-country brewers started bottling: both our customers and our staff have fallen in love with their bold, flavorful brews, from the top-selling Vaporizer, a dry-hopped pale ale, to the quaffable German-inspired Kölsch. The folks at Double Mountain put it simply enough: they brew the kind of beers that they themselves want to drink.
Union Wine Co.
In 2005, Ryan Harms founded Union Wine Co. with a simple mission—to offer quality, Oregon-made wine at an accessible price. Ryan and his team don’t believe craft wine needs to be fussy—as they say: “pinkies down, please.” They keep it simple at Union: low overhead, efficient equipment, and quality fruit. Ryan is involved in all aspects of the business from marketing to winemaking—something that sets him apart from others in the field. Most recently, they’ve broken the mold by offering their top-notch Underwood Pinot in a can. At Union, it’s all about making wine that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere—any day of the week.
John Harris is something of a local legend. During his time at Deschutes he created the recipes for classics like Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Obsidian Stout and JubelAle, and while at Full Sail he spearheaded the adventurous Brewmaster Reserve Line. Two years ago John decided it was time to strike out on his own—and local beer fans are very happy he did. John has created signature brews inspired by his favorite stars and planets, and a selection of seasonals that follow the precise phases of the earth's ecliptic orbit.
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
Like many great food-and-drink stories, Reverend Nat’s started with a great harvest. Founder Nat West’s friend in Northeast Portland had the enviable problem of a backyard tree with too many apples. The two churned out a houseful of pies, but with still more fruit on the tree, Nat went about constructing his very first cider press. It was love at first quaff, and within a few years Nat’s hobby had become an obsession. “It’s the perfect way to preserve the fruit,” Nat tells us. “The apple wants to become cider.” Today, his bustling cidery—just a couple blocks away from our own company offices—is among the region’s finest, offering everything from serious English styles to inspired larks such as the best-selling “Hopricot.” Crafted with only fresh, local apples—and naturally gluten-free, Nat’s ciders are a taste of our Pacific Northwest harvest you can enjoy throughout the year.
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Brewing industry veterans Jason McAdam and Jay Gilbert share their passion for pairing beer and food at Burnside Brewing Company, a vibrant local brewery. Jason was the wunderkind behind Roots Brewing, while Jay worked the sales and business side for Full Sail and Rogue before the two collaborated on their own brewery. Burnside Brewing Company uses the best malts on the market and local hops in its 15-barrel system to create drinkable, balanced beers. His goal is to create beers that complement food — not compete with it — like their creamy Oatmeal Pale Ale, which is pitched with 75 pounds of Bob’s Red Mill oats per batch. Local and sustainable are also philosophies at the brewery — their gleaming state-of-the-art system is coveted by a number of Portland brewers. Check it out in person at their pub, located at 701 E. Burnside St. in Portland. You can also listen to a short podcast featuring our very own Beer & Wine Buyer, Toni Ketrenos, talking with Jay Gilbert.
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.
From their award-winning Hefeweizen to their ever-changing and innovative seasonal ales, Widmer Brothers Brewing Company is a mainstay of the Pacfic Northwest. Recognized nationally for high-quality beers, Widmer began humbly as a homebrew project of Bob and Kurt Widmer back in 1979. Decades later, Widmer is at the forefront of Northwest brewing.
Enso Urban Winery
"I've always wanted to make wine here in the city," says Ryan Sharp, founder of ENSO Urban Winery. "I want to create wines with a cultural context. And my culture is southeast Portland." It's not hard to taste that urban vitality in ENSO's unique blends, which often take big risks—only to reap big rewards. Their ENSO Red, for instance, is predominantly an "odd couple" of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon, full of brambly red fruit, with a hint of savory spice, and a feel that's soft, round and plummy. At ENSO's Stark street tasting lounge—right next door to the New Seasons head office–you'll find Ryan hobnobbing with other wine lovers as they savor his creations. "Our growers draw on a connection with the land," he says. "As urban winemakers, we're drawing on a connection with the people."
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Herb Quady grew up in the wine biz. His parents founded the eponymous Quady Winery in Madera, California, known for its wide range of high-quality dessert and fortified wines. Herb’s passion for the business led him to work for the iconic Randall Grahm as assistant winemaker at Bonny Doon.
Driven by his love for the structure and balance of cool climate wines, Herb moved north to the Applegate Valley near Grant’s Pass to become winemaker at Troon Vineyard. Herb loves the balance of sunny warm afternoons and cool nights that ripen grapes exactly to the point at which he likes to crush them. In 2005, the Quady family bought a 100 acre south-facing hillside with the goal of creating the Applegate Valley’s best vineyard.
Herb makes Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Viognier from this vineyard for his own Quady North label. They’re wines with depth, balance and length, combing ripeness with vibrant mouth-watering acidity. Herb began making rosé from his Syrah saignée with early-harvested Grenache several vintages ago. We fell in love with it for its heady aromatics and vibrant flavors of strawberry, watermelon and fresh herb.
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Calapooia Brewing Co.
Six years ago, when husband-and-wife team Mark Martin and Laura Bryngelson decided to take over a craft brewery in Albany, Oregon, their mantra was a hearty, “Go big or go home.” Their Chili Beer garnered a huge following at the Oregon Brewers Festival for its crisp profile balanced with fresh Anaheim, serrano and jalapeño peppers. Martin named his brewery after the local Calapooia River, which joins the Willamette River near the brewery and brewpub in downtown Albany. The brewery has come a long way from its early days, when the beers were brewed in tanks designed for the dairy industry. The makeshift containers have since been replaced by top-of-the-line brewing equipment and grain storage silos. From carefully selecting hop varieties to crafting beer flavors ideally suited to pairing with food, brewmaster Mark Martin considers the craftsmanship of every step.
Nestled on 33 beautiful acres on the Olympic Peninsula, Finnriver Farm is more than an orchard and cidery—it’s a lifestyle. Owners Keith and Crystie Kisler have cultivated a close team that works to foster a deep connection to the land, their community and—most importantly—their fruit. The foundation of their hard ciders is a blend of heirloom and dessert apples, with some styles featuring farm-grown black currants and pears. They also gather wild apples from neighboring homesteads, creating flavor profiles that embody a drinkable narrative of the land. With the apple harvest in full swing, the Kislers are gearing up for a busy season doing what they love most: crafting high-quality ciders that taste like home.
J Christopher Wines
We’ve always had a lot of respect for local vintner Jay Christopher Somers, whose passion is crafting Oregon Pinots in an Old World Burgundian style. “Don’t force the vineyard,” Jay says with his customary emphasis. “Don’t irrigate the heck out of it, don’t spray a bunch of chemicals on it, and do all the hand labor right.” His 2010 partnership with renowned German winemaker Ernst Loosen beautifully marries classic techniques with modern styles. Committed to biodynamic growing principles and sourcing the best local fruit, J. Christopher is paying homage to the Willamette Valley’s outstanding terroir.
Montinore Estates Pinot Grigio
Forest Grove, Oregon
Rudy Marchesi inherited his passion for winemaking from his Italian grandparents, who always kept a few vines in the yard and a few barrels in the cellar. But it was our unique Oregon terroir that inspired him to create wines that are as environmentally responsible as they are delectable. At his Montinore Estate outside of Forest Grove, Rudy and his daughter Kristin preside over one of the finest Demeter Certified Biodynamic vineyards in the Northwest. Their techniques treat the vineyard as a self-sustaining ecosystem, entirely responsible for maintaining its own natural vitality. To celebrate Earth Day, we’d like to introduce you to their crisp-yet-fruity Pinot Gris: it shows off lively notes of pear, citrus and melon—and begs to be paired with salmon, pasta or fresh spring salads.
A to Z Wineworks
Since their humble beginnings in 2002, A to Z Wineworks have soared to the top of the charts—they make America’s best-selling Oregon Chardonnay and their Pinot Noir has been named one of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of the Year—twice. Friends-turned-partners Deb and Bill Hatcher, Sam Tannahill, and Cheryl Francis met over their mutual love of wine and expertise in the Oregon winemaking industry. The coolest part of their story? Earlier this year they achieved a B-Corp certification for their progressive sustainability practices—and as the largest winemaker in the Willamette Valley, they’re paving the way for others to follow in their footsteps. All that and a price point under $20? Yes, please.
Upright Brewing Co.
Upright Brewing Co. is crafting a whole new generation of Portland beers. A small, commercial brewery founded by young upstart Alex Gamun, Upright revels in experimenting with unusual ingredients in their seasonal beers, from Oregon cherries to oysters. It's also one of the only local breweries to use open-top fermenters and saison yeasts, which require higher temperatures. We love them for their fun and innovative small batches and seasonal beers.
Pacific Rim Winemakers
The folks at Pacific Rim love Riesling, and we do too! With their passion for Rieslings, Pacific Rim Wines continues to shine as the Northwest producer of the variety. Using sustainable practices like Pygmy sheep to trim their grass as an “herbicide,” Pacific Rim takes great care when producing all of their wines, nearly 90% of which is Riesling wine. The result is locally crafted wines that deserve your attention.
Forest Grove, OR
The good life is expressed in every bottle of Apolloni Pinot Noir. Apolloni Vineyards is a reflection of Alfredo Apolloni’s Italian heritage and a love for the growing of grapes. After studying viticulture at University of California – Davis, he purchased a pear and hazelnut orchard with a few acres of Pinot Noir grapes. Nestled in the rain shadow of the Oregon Coastal Range, it reminded him of Italy. Over the years, he traded old pear and hazelnut trees for more vines. Today, the small Italianesque vineyard produces a Pinot Noir that is pure Oregon. Bellisimo!
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