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Columbia Willamette Enological Society
May Program  

Jan-Marc Wine Cellars

  • Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
  • Time: Social wine pours at 7:10; Program begins at 7:25pm.
  • Location: EB Hamilton Hall
  • Presenter: Jan-Marc and Barbara Baker, Owners
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  • Cost: $30 members; $35 Guests ($3 additional charge without a reservation.)
  • Bring: Two wine glasses each person
  • Reservations: Reserve by Saturday, May 9th to get the reservation discount.
    Call Ray Maddix at: (360) 944-2051 or E-Mail Maddix @ comcast . net
  • Printable Information: May Announcement
The Program

Jan-Marc is what is called an urban winery. What is an urban winery? Come to our May 2015 program and find out.

This program spotlights Jan-Marc Wine Cellars. Jan-Marc Baker and his wife, Barbara, were long time restaurant chefs in San Francisco and now reside in Portland. They started their namesake winery out of their two-car garage in the Overlook neighborhood of Portland in 2003. That first crush produced two 225 liter French oak barrels that were stored in the basement of their home to age. By 2013 Jan-Marc was producing 1000 cases and made Portland Monthly magazine's Oregon's 50 Best Wines list with their 2010 Merlot. They source their grapes from the Willamette Valley and the Columbia Gorge.

They continue to operate the winery out of their home. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have been constant stars, but they also produce fabulous dry Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and of course the award winning Merlot. Community oriented wine makers and chefs; we couldn't think of a better couple to join our May Program and showcase their wine and share their urban wine making story. We hope you will join us.

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

Chef JD Thomas and his associates 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, May 9, 2015. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests, if made before Saturday the 9th ($33 and $38 at the door).

Note - if you reserve and then must cancel, please call or email because we are charged for all reservations.