Columbia Willamette Enological Society
​Great Wine and Food Events in SW WA & Portland

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from Oakland, California

April 11, 2018
E. B. Hamilton Hall
Fort Vancouver National Site
​Vancouver WA

Marilee and  Steve Shaffer, Owners and Winemakers

"This is disruptive wine innovation."
Matthew Reagan PhD, Chemical Engineering & Wine Connoisseur

In their words: Matt got it right when he said that about Urban Legend. We’ve never been shy about disruption. Throughout our careers, we’ve introduced technologies that no one ever thought would work -- and changed the world. When we wanted to drink wines that were perfect complements to our local food -- diverse flavors, honest ingredients, a sophisticated yet approachable style -- we said: "We'll have to make them ourselves; we'll make them where the food is created -- in the city; and we’ll do it together!" It’s not a traditional strategy -- just a very American one.

They hand craft more than a dozen Urban Legend wines that each, uniquely, salutes the varied flavors of California and our home: Oakland, America’s most diverse city.

Critics are impressed with their fidelity to variety, expression of place, food-friendly style, and absolute consistency of quality.​​

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