As the spring weather invites us outside, our minds move to sunny days spent enjoying refreshments on the patio. As much as we love sitting at a table with a pint on our hands, we also appreciate a glass of fine wine to accompany the fare from our restaurant kitchen.
This season we’ve revamped our wine menu, and regional wines take center stage. It’s another way we’re paying tribute to the diverse selection offered to us by our region’s growers and winemakers. All of our new wines come from the Rogue, Umpqua or Columbia Valleys in Oregon and Washington. Here’s what’s new on our wine list:
South Stage Cellars Pinot Noir, Rogue Valley
Dark and full-bodied with flavors of cherry and cranberry. We love this wine with our Alder Planked Alaskan Salmon.
Folin Cellars Passive Aggressive, Rogue Valley
Blend of Syrah, Petite Syrah and Tempranillo. This well-balanced wine is enjoyable all on its own or with a bowl of Sweet Potato Fries.
Valley View Winery Merlot, Applegate Valley
Flavors of black cherry and plum with fine tannins. We think the body and up front fruit in this wine make it a great pairing with our Chicken Marsala.
14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, WA
Aromas of raspberry with subtle spice. Light cocoa and velvety tannins. Try this wine with our Sausage Linguini, or at home with Eggplant Parmesean.
Genesis Syrah, Columbia Valley, WA
Dark, juicy character with upfront fruit and earthy spice on the finish. This wine has the right balance of richness and spice to pair with the Lamb Pita.
Daisy Creek Viognier, Rogue Valley
Floral nose, lush fruit and a clean finish. This is a fantastic food wine! Match a glass with grilled fish, cheese or fruit. We recommend our Artichoke Spinach Dip with red grapes.
Roxy Ann Pinot Gris, Rogue Valley
Crisp and delicious, with flavors of pear and citrus. This is our favorite wine to enjoy on a warm day out on the patio. If you’re hungry, order it with a Scallop and Spinach Salad.
Del Rio Chardonnay, Rogue Valley
Honeysuckle and pear aromas with a light acidity. The light oak in this wine makes it a great match for our Alder Planked Salmon. Try a fillet on top of the house salad.
Several of our wines come from vinyards that are LIVE certified (Low Input Viticulture and Enology). LIVE is a certification for vineyards and wineries that adhere to international standards for sustainable practices in growing and wine production. This includes promoting and maintaining biological diversity in vineyards, and focusing on soil health and fertility. LIVE’s website includes a full list of certified wineries and certified wines.
We love that we are able to offer quality wines from vineyards and winemakers in our regional “backyard.” Please come in, enjoy a glass and toast our community’s growers and vintners.