Following are the programs planned for the 2013-14 year. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00pm in EB Hamilton Hall at the Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve. The Hall is the beautifully restored Red Cross building at 605 Barnes Road. Check the Program page and emailed announcements for information on the upcoming topic, presenter, and cost. See past years' calendars.
September 11, 2013
Terra Vina Wines
Presenter: Karl Dinger, winemaker
Terra Vina Wines Website
October 9, 2013
Competitive CWES Blind Tasting Night
When tasting blind, can you tell a Pinot Blanc from a Pinot Gris? How about a Cabernet-driven Claret from one that is Merlot-Driven? Join us for these and other palate pleasing puzzles as we test our tasting talents in competitive fashion. It's certain to be lots of fun and besides: might you be good enough to win the grand prize? (Hint: It's a magnum of beautiful wine!)
November 13, 2013
Evening Land Vineyards (France, California, Oregon)
Comparative tastings of their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Burgundy, Sonoma, Eola Hills.
Evening Land Vineyards Website.
December 11, 2013
Basel Cellars Estate Winery (Walla Walla)
Hand crafted and award winning blends.
Basel Cellars Estate Winery Website.
January 8, 2014
Arborbrook Vineyards Website.
February 12, 2014
Vin du Lac Winery - Lake Chelan, WA
Presenter: David Traynor, Assistant Wine Maker from Vin Du Lac
Vin du Lac Winery Website.
March 12, 2014
Marchesi Vineyards - Hood River
Presenter: Franco Marchesi, winemaker and owner
Marchesi Vineyards Website.
April 9, 2014
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Alexandria Nicole Cellars website.
May 14, 2014
Bill Fuller Cab Flight Around the World
Presenter: Bill Fuller, wine consultant, CWES member and award-winning former owner of Tualatin Winery
Bill will take us on a flight of some of the best Cabernet Sauvignons around the world. This is a special program that the board authorized above our usual budgetary limits. Please plan to attend and learn where and how to buy your next Cabernet
June 11, 2014
Balboa Winery - Walla Walla
Balboa Winery Website
No monthly program
The Annual Summer Social is usually held on a Sunday in August from noon to 5. Date and location to be announced later.