Salida Open House September 8,2012

It seems the summer has almost disappeared before we knew it began! But I’m happy to say the word “summer” actually applies this year. The vines are progressing well in the vineyards of the Yakima Valley, essentially on schedule with a “normal” year (as opposed to the past two vintages).

So before things get too heated up with grapes rolling in, we’re hosting our summer Open House at the winery on Saturday, September 8th beginning at 1:00 p.m. Could be fall will be in the air!

We’ll be featuring the release of the 2010 ‘Tres Vinos,’ our three grape blend, and the 2011 Albarino, Spain’s version of the “Little Stinger.” ‘Tres’ is a fully-packed and beautifully balanced wine with great fruit depth and finesse while the Albarino is an uncanny knockoff resembling those classic whites produced in the region of Galicia in Northwest Spain.

Several tasty Latin dishes will be served, a delicious Guava Glazed Pork (or chicken alternatively) topped with a Cuban Mojo Drizzle, then Roasted Zucchini Salsa with Manchego Crust, and a fresh and lively Spanish Cruda. Back by popular demand, Commander in Chef Bill West will be at the helm of the cuisine.

If you were at our last summer event, no doubt you’ll again be in for a treat as Latin tunes waif through the air to liven things up and bring a festive flair to the day. We promise we won’t get in the way if someone wants to practice their tango steps!

We’re offering our two new releases at very affordable pricing as a big “Thank You!” to all of our loyal customers. Also, it will likely be curtain call for the 2009 ‘Vino Rojo’ as there’s very few cases remaining, and it too will be well discounted.

To join our mailing list just go to our website,, click on “contact” and fill out the email form. In the comments section, let us know you’d like a reservation and we’ll be back in touch. Alternatively, you can give us a call at 360.446.8466 and leave us a message that you’d like to join us for the Open House. If you do, just be sure to leave contact details.

Clearly, I’ve been remiss at posting my blogs as of late. So this will be the first of several to come as we keep updating fruit development in Eastern Washington, or simply have some thoughts to express.

While in the Olympia area, please come and visit our Olympia Wine Tasting Bar in the heart of downtown at 116 – 5th Avenue (between Capitol and Washington), located in the New Caldonia Building. The lovely setting features a Northwest version of a Vieux Carrie Spanish courtyard, and you’ll find our cozy spot towards the back to be warm and relaxing with great company and the very best of hosts.

We hope to see you at our Open House festivities! Alegria! Doug and Kim.


About salidawine

Salida Wine is a creation of winemaker Doug McCrea featuring a portfolio of wines made in Washington State from Spanish grape varietals.
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