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Columbia Willamette Enological Society
September Program  

Martinez & Martinez Winery

  • Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
  • Time: Social wine pours at 7:10; Program begins at 7:25pm.
  • Location: EB Hamilton Hall
  • Presenter: TBA
  • Website:
  • Cost: $30 members; $35 Guests ($3 additional charge without a reservation.)
  • Bring: Two wine glasses each person
  • Reservations: Reserve by Saturday, September 6th to get the reservation discount.
    Call Ray Maddix at: (360) 944-2051 or E-Mail Maddix @ comcast . net
  • Printable Information: September Announcement
The Wines

2013 - Viognier: Floral aromas with hints of cut melon and kiwi.

2012 - Roussanne: A dry oaked, full bodied wine.

2013 - Pinot Grigio: Gold Metal, Great N.W. Wine Competition.

2013 - May Mae Rose': A delicious rose' made using Cabernet Sauvignon.

2011 - C'esar Red Wine: A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cab. Franc & 15% Carm'enere'.

2010 - Cabernet Sauvignon: A classic Horse Haven Hill Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Program

In 1981 Sergio Martinez and his wife Kristy planted a small vineyard located in the Horse Haven Hills American Viticulture Area (AVA) in a distinct area called Phinny Hill. Phinny Hill is known in the wine industry to have exceptionally unique geological and geographical characteristics that have contributed to some of the best wines in Washington. The vineyard was planted on an Eastern facing slope with Cabernet Sauvignon vines.

Since that time Martinez & Martinez has dedicated itself to the production of high quality wine from high quality grapes, focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon from the House Haven Hills. These vineyards overlook the Columbia River. The River has a magnificent effect on the vineyard by moderating the extreme summer and winter temperatures. As a result, they produce great fruit of superior quality, due to this unique growing area.

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, September 6, 2014. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests, if made before Saturday the 7th ($33 and $38 at the door).