This summer at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, we’re inviting folks to come sit, relax and learn from the wineries featured on our year-round wine list. Each glass will be paired with a unique array of small-plates from our chef, using seasonal ingredients to compliment each wine. Seatings require reservations and are from 1-4pm every Thursday, starting on June 18th and ending on September 3rd.
THIS WEEK WITH ABACELA WINERY:
2019 Grenache Ros
2017 Fiesta Tempranillo
CHEF TASTING MENU TO BE ANNOUNCED
Abacela is a world-class, multi-award winning winery and viticulture success story. Founders Earl and Hilda Jones first planted in 1995 they had no way of knowing what the outcome would be. Abacela was an experiment they hoped would answer a question that had puzzled them for years: Why doesn’t America produce any fine varietal Tempranillo wine? Earl and Hilda probably weren’t the first enophiles to wonder why the great grape of Spain’s famous Rioja wines was mysteriously absent from American fine wine. However they were the first to approach the question with scientific rigor, form a hypothesis and then devote their lives to testing it. Abacela is the result of one ordinary family’s curiosity and determination that transformed their lives, built one of Oregon’s best-loved wineries and influenced wine growing not only in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, but across America.
$55 for 4 tastings and paired courses. Includes gratuity.