Marchesi Vineyards and Winery, Hood River, Oregon
- Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
- Time: Social wine pours at 7:10; Program begins at 7:25pm.
- Location: EB Hamilton Hall
- Presenter: TBA
- Website: www.marchesivineyards.com
- Cost: $30 members; $35 Guests ($3 additional charge without a reservation.)
- Bring: Two wine glasses each person
- Reservations: Reserve by Saturday, March 8th to get the reservation discount.
Call Ray Maddix at: (360) 944-2051 or E-Mail
Maddix @ comcast . net
- Printable Information: March Announcement
2012 Bianco, Uvaggio - White Blend (60% Chenin Blanc; 30% Chardonnay;10% Gewurtztraminer) Marchesi says that this is the best Uvaggio Blianco they ever made.
2011 Cereja, Uvaggio - Red Blend. A delicious blend of Sangiovaese, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
2012 Emma, Sangiovese - A Double Gold at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!!
2011 Esta - Dry Red Wine. A blend of Barbera and Primitivo makes a complex wine, mouth-filling with juicy fruit sensations.
2011 Achille, Estate Barbera - Our signature Italian red with its cheerful, fresh, balanced and fruity body and balanced acidity.
2013 Primitivo - A powerful wine with balsamic notes and hints of spice in the long sweet aftertaste.
Marchesi Winery is a touch of Italy in our own backyard. Located on the basalt flats above the Columbia River just outside Hood River Oregon, Marchesi is the place to go for Italian wines this side of the Atlantic. The owner (Franco Marchesi) was born in Borgosesia, Piemonte, Italy. After 20 years in the wine business he found himself leaving California to live in Oregon's Columbia Gorge region, where the latitude is exactly the same as his beloved birthplace of Piemonte. "The climate and soil here are just like Northern Italy," he muses. The March meeting will be our chance to see how accurate that statement is.
We have experienced a problem in the last few months of having members sign up to attend a tasting and then not show up. While we understand that things do come up at the last moment and you might not always be able to make it, we would appreciate it if you could give us as much notice as possible on cancellations. We need to call in the number of attendees to Hamilton Hall on the Monday before the meeting. We are charged for that number of people. If you signed up and don't show up we still have to pay as if you did. So we are asking for your help to minimize this issue. Thank You.
Since I'm sure you'll enjoy the tasting do your friends a favor and invite them to come with you.
Join us for the "Welcome Wine" at 7:10 PM with the Program to begin at 7:25 PM. Bring 2 (two) wine glasses for comparative tasting, and that friend we talked about to share the evening with you.
The Master Chefs of the Northwest Culinary Institute will be matching these fantastic wines with some intriguing food bites specifically paired to match their best qualities.
Make your reservations early as seating is expected to fill up quickly.
Let us know how many reservations you want to make. Please let us know by Saturday, March 8, 2014. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests, if made before Saturday the 8th ($33 and $38 at the door)