EIEIO Tastings & Dinners 2017-04-13T13:37:53+00:00

2016 Yamhill-Carlton AVA Road Show
Denver Colorado November 3rd

Trade tasting 2-4 PM
Public tasting 6-8 PM

JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
$30 per person for public tasting

The Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area, home to many Oregon wine industry pioneers and the oldest soils in the Willamette Valley, is coming to Denver!

Join 10 wineries for a memorable tasting experience on November 3rd at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek.

The producers will be pouring wine all exclusively made from Yamhill Carlton AVA fruit, concentrating on Pinot noir, as well as a small selection of other varietals. Learn firsthand about Oregon’s geology and climate and what makes the wine so alluring, complex and age worthy.

While you sip, enjoy delectable bites that complement the world-class wines from Second Home Kitchen + Bar. Second Home’s Executive Chef, David Anderson, has strong roots in the Oregon culinary industry. He went on to earn the title of Iron Chef of Oregon in 2011 during his tenure there. Although Anderson now calls Denver home, he is excited to help bring a taste of Oregon to the Mile-High City with the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.

If you like what you taste and want these wines in your own cellar, retailer Argonaut Liquor will be available onsite at our event to take your wine orders!

2016 Yamhill-Carlton AVA Road Show
Portland, Oregon November 10th

6 PM to 9 PM

Headwaters Restaurant at The Heathman Hotel
$50 in advance, $60 door*

We’re guessing you know by now that Fall’s hottest Wine & Food Event in Portland is being hosted by the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Taste, dine and talk with our winery members about what’s happening in this special growing region and enjoy the cuisine of Vitali Paley.

And YOU are invited – Thursday November 10th from 6pm – 9pm, but please don’t delay. Tickets are on sale and going fast.

This Fall Wine Tasting Event in Downtown Portland will be at Vitaly Paley’s hot new venue in the Heathman Hotel.  Vitaly Paley invites YC AVA to open his new Headwaters Restaurant at The Heathman.

Tickets are $50 advance; $60 door; *there are limited tickets available.

You can make a discounted early bird purchase by clicking here: https://yamhillcarlton.org/tickets/

Participating wineries are: Luminous Hills/Seven of Hearts, Saffron Fields, EIEIO, Lenne, Ghost Hill, Bud’s Bloom, Kramer, Laurel Ridge, Beacon Hill, J.L. Kiff, Denison Cellars, Willakenzie, Wildaire, Boedecker, Twelve, Ken Wright, Angela, Monks Gate, Penner-Ash, Roots, Lemelson, Marshall-Davis, Fairsing, Carlton Cellars, Panther Creek, Soter, Solena, Belle Pente, Tendril, Anne Amie, Stag Hollow, Elk Cove, and Carlton Hill.

PAST EVENTS

Chameleon Distributors

Annual Portfolio Tasting
Dallas and Houston Texas
October 19th & 20th

FOR THE TRADE ONLY

Wednesday October 19th, Steak 48, 4444 Westheimer Houston

Thursday October 20th, La Cave Warehouse, 2263 Valina,Dallas

“A Taste of Place”

Wines Made from Vineyards
On the West Ridge of the Yamhill Carlton AVA

Sunday, September 4, 12 pm – 5 pm, at Carlton Hill Vineyard

Why: Focus on adjoining vineyards along the “Ridge” from Résonance Vineyard through the Terry Family Estate. Come to this event for not only the range but also the underlying similarities of the wines made from these contiguous sites on the west ridge of the Yamhill Carlton AVA: Résonance Vineyard, Yates Conwill Vineyard, Carlton Hill Vineyard, Terry Family Vineyard

Steve Conwill and I will be pouring my EIEIO & Company Yates Conwill 2014 Chardonnay and 2013 Pinot noir and Steve’s stellar Yates Conwill Vineyard Chardonnay. Jacques Lardier of Jadot will be there with his inaugural release of the Résonance Vineyard Pinot noir. David + Tara Polite will have their two Carlton Hill Vineyard Pinots and the Terry Family Estate will have their inaugural release as well. Good people, wine and food. 

Wine pairing appetizers from Carlton’s Farmers Plate & Pantry will be served so long as supplies last and there is a $20 per person entry fee at the door. All wines will be available for purchase. 

Featured Wines

EIEIO 2014 Yates Conwill Pinot Noir –
EIEIO 2013 Yates Conwill Pinot Noir – 91 points, Wine Advocate
Résonance 2013 Resonance Vineyard Pinot Noir – 94 points, Wine Enthusiast
Carlton Hill 2013 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir – 92 points, Wine Enthusiast
Carlton Hill 2013 Estate Pinot Noir – 90 points, Wine Enthusiast

Please arrive early as most of these wines will be in short supply and selling briskly. I kid you not. – Jay

Where: 

Carlton Hill Vineyard 11511 NW Cummins Rd Carlton OR 97111

Directions

EIEIO Takes Texas
Dallas & Houston Tastings


 

Pogo’s Wine Bar Tasting
Saturday June 4th
1-4 PM

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Pogo’s Wine & Spirits
5360 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209
Phone: (214) 350-8989

Jay will be pouring wine at Pogo’s from 1-4PM.  Pogo’s has developed a premier reputation in fine wine over the past 27 years.Their selection includes incredible First Growth Bordeaux, red & white Burgundy, California, Oregon and Washington wine and expansive selections from around the globe covering all price ranges.


EIEIO at the
Yamhill Carlton AVA
Road Show

 June 7th & 8th


 

Tuesday June 7th

1- 4pm – Mercy Wine Bar
(for the Trade)
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5100 Belt Line Road, Addison

5- 9 pm – Three Forks Restaurant
Public Tasting Event

17776 Dallas Parkway Dallas

Tickets are $48 per person
RSVP by calling 972-267-1776

The Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area, home to many Oregon wine industry pioneers and the oldest soils in the Willamette Valley, is coming to Texas. Join 10 wineries for a memorable tasting experience on June 8th at III Forks Steakhouse in Dallas. The producers will be pouring wine all exclusively made from Y-C AVA fruit, concentrating on Pinot Noir, as well as a small selection of other varietals. Learn firsthand about Oregon’s geology and climate and what makes the wine so alluring, complex and age worthy. While you sip, enjoy delectable bites prepared by III Forks that complement the world-class wines.


 

Wednesday June 8th

1-4pm- Vic & Anthony’s Steak House
(for the Trade)
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1510 Texas Ave Houston, TX

5-9pm
Vic & Anthony’s Steak House
in Houston Public Tasting Event

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RSVP & Purchase Tickets

The producers will be pouring wine all exclusively made from Y-C AVA fruit, concentrating on Pinot Noir, as well as a small selection of other varietals. Learn firsthand about Oregon’s geology and climate and what makes the wine so alluring, complex and age worthy. While you sip, enjoy delectable bites prepared by Vic & Anthony’s that complement the world-class wines.

New Releases Wine Dinner
2014 Vintage
With Chef Jason French
May 27th & 28th, 2016

Welcome to Jay’s house and an amazing dinner with an exclusive chance to enjoy the release of the new vintage. The 2014 vintage is only available to those who attend and is always an excellent evening for all the senses.

We are planning six to eight courses to be paired with the eight wines from the 2014 vintage. We are hosting chef Jason French, the famed chef and owner of the restaurant Ned Ludd. If you have attended these dinners in the past, you will know that they are legendary and the wine is not too bad either!

Jason and his assistants will be using my wood burning pizza oven, along with other heat sources, to prepare our meal.

Additionally, there will be a completely new menu for the second night if you would like to attend both dinners as many do!  Great people, delicious food, amusing times and compelling wines.

Special pre-release pricing for diners including $100 off unbroken cases. 

Just email me back and let me know if you would like to attend and I will start the dialogue. These dinners are limited to twenty-four people per evening so the dinners do tend to fill up quickly.

ABOUT CHEF JASON FRENCH AND NED LUDD RESTAURANT

Chef Jason French is owner and chef of the Portland restaurant Ned Ludd and is nationally recognized. He is a 1997 graduate of L’Academie de Cuisine, where he was awarded a James Beard Scholarship.

Here is an article about him from the Williams Sonoma blog.
Q & A with Jason French, a feature about Brunch with the owners of Nedd Ludd, and an interview with him in Portland Food & Drink.

Here’s what Jason says about their food:

“Our kitchen lovingly prepares home-style foods inspired by traditional global foodways. Cooking from our only real heat source, a brick-faced, wood-fired oven, the menu is thoughtful and considered daily. We value the tradition and process of craft cooking. From butchering our meats to canning summer tomatoes, we make nearly everything from scratch. Pickles, mustard, chili sauce, jams and jellies, fresh charcuterie and breads all made in house with ingredients from our friendly farmers and purveyors.

Every plate is an expression of the Northwest seasons, and a celebration of the bounty of Oregon.”

All guests must be 21 and over. Special dietary requests can usually be accommodated with advance notice. One month notice for cancellation. After that, cancellations will not be refunded but will allow you access to the following year’s dinners. For diners who purchase wine, we will refund full unbroken cases.

Jason French of Ned Ludd

Above, Jason French,
our chef for the evening.

Comments about Jason’s food from Yelp:
“The food was fun and delicious.”
“What an experience…
the food is even more than perfect.”
“goddamn amazing.”

Dinner at Ned Ludd

10 Years After With Jay McDonald
Wine Tasting at Storyteller Wines
Friday May 6th, 6-8pm 

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Storyteller Wine Company
5511 SW Hood Ave, Portland, Oregon 97239
May 8, 6-8 PM

It’s a mystery to us both, but one of my oldest friends in the wine industry (and you may interpret that however you like) has never poured at a Storyteller Friday night tasting. On May 6th we put an end to that drought as Jay McDonald of EIEIO & CO. drives his tractor in from Carlton to pour side-by-side flights of his 2002 and 2012 Pinot Noir cuvées!

EIEIO-BUTTON-read-MORE-STORYTELLER-That’s right, if you join us on Friday may 6th between the hours of 6:00PM and 8:00PM, Jay and I will try to amuse you while you taste the 2002 and 2012 vintages of EIEIO’s cuvées “E,” “I” and, you guessed it, “O.” I’ll also be opening a bottle of Jay’s ultra-scarece 2002 Cuvée “W,” a sinful 100% whole cluster Pinot Noir that has been the ruin of many a poor boy. Jay didn’t make a Cuvée “W” in 2012 but he wil be opening a special single vineyard pinot to pair aginst the “W.” That’s the wine “W” by the way, not the ex-president. Jay is the best thing to come out of Texas A&M since Johnny Manziel, so I thought I should make that clear.

There will be a 15.00 tasting fee for this event but that will be waived with the purchase of any EIEIO wine. And yes, the 2002s will be available for sale that evening. Weird things tend to happen when Jay and I get together, so I hope you are able to join us for what promises to be a very entertaining evening!

Wine Dinner at Hubble & Hudson, The Woodlands, Texas

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Hubbell & Hudson Bistro is hosting an exclusive Wine Dinner on April 4th. Executive Chef Austin Simmons has created a dinner paired with select wines from EIEIO Wine Company. Please call (281) 203-5641 for reservations.

Winemaker Jay McDonald will be on hand to share his expertise & each blend will be expertly paired with Chef Austin’s unique menu.

April 4th 6:30pm for $165

More information? Email Jay.