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					                                           From Grape To Glass
                                                                                                Issue 10, August 2010

                                                                           Fall Fun At The Beach
                                                                              And A Look At 2011
                                                                                For reservations call 360-648-2224

Culinary Class:              Culinary Class:              Culinary Class:               Culinary Class:
Destination Yokohama,        Destination London,          Chocolate Therapy with        Destination New York,
Japan, Sunday, September     England, Sunday,             Celebrity Chef Eva            Sunday, September 11,
12, 3-5pm.                   November 21, 3-5pm.          Roberts, Sunday, March        3-5pm.
                                                          20, 3-5pm.
Great Lecture:               Mystery Dinner                                             Festival: Crush Me,
History of Crime and Law     Theater: Murder on           Winemaker’s Dinner:           Squeeze Me, Make Me
Enforcement in Grays         Maui Luau, Friday,           The Dunes Revisited,          Wine At The Beach,
Harbor with Larry            December 31, 6:30pm.         Saturday, April 9,            Saturday and Sunday,
DeLorme, Sunday,                                          6:30pm.                       October 1-2, noon-5pm.
September 26, 3-5pm.                 2011
                             Great Lecture:               Culinary Class:               Culinary Class:
Festival: Crush Me,          Bountiful Beachcombing       Destination Athens, Greece,   Destination Genoa, Italy,
Squeeze Me, Make Me          with Alan Rammer,            Sunday, April 17, 3-5pm.      Sunday, October 16,
Wine At The Beach,           Sunday, January 9, 3-5pm.                                  3-5pm.
Saturday and Sunday,                                      Wine Club: Italian May
October 2-3, noon-5pm.       Culinary Class:              Days, Saturday and            Great Lecture: History
                             Destination New Orleans,     Sunday, April 30 and          of the Grays Harbor
Great Lecture:               Sunday, January 23,          May 1, 7, and 8.              Lighthouse with Karen
Coastal Raptors with Dan     3-5pm.                                                     Groth, Sunday, October
Varland, Sunday, October                                  Mystery Dinner                23, 3-5pm.
10, 3-5pm.                   Wine Club: Mardi Gras        Theater: My Alma
                             Magic, Saturday and          Martyr, Saturday, May 21,     Mystery Dinner
Culinary Class:              Sunday, January 29-30 or     6:30pm.                       Theater: Diary of a
Destination San Francisco,   February 5-6, noon-5pm.                                    Burning Woman, Saturday,
America, Sunday, October                                  Culinary Class:               October 29, 6:30pm.
17, 3-5pm.                   Valentine’s Dinner:          Destination Madrid, Spain,
                             Saturday, Feb 12, 6:30pm.    Sunday, May 22, 3-5pm.        Wine Club: Wine
Culinary Class:                                                                         Country Christmas,
Northwest Best featuring     Culinary Class:              Yappy Hour: Sunny             Saturday and Sunday,
Celebrity Chef Kevin         Destination Dublin,          summer Sundays, May 29        November 5-6 and
Vasereno, Sunday,            Ireland, Sunday, February    thru September 4,             12-13, noon-5pm.
October 24, 3-5pm.           27, 3-5pm.                   1-3pm.
                                                                                        Culinary Class: Desserts
Mystery Dinner               Great Lecture: History       Festival: Fleur de Lis and    from the Dahlia, Sunday,
Theater: Thirst For Blood,   and Ecology of Roosevelt     Art In The Vines, Saturday    November 20, 3-5pm.
Saturday, October 30,        Elk with Scott Harris,       and Sunday, June 11-12,
6:30pm.                      Sunday, March 6, 3-5pm.      noon-5pm.                     Mystery Dinner
                                                                                        Theater: New Year, New
Wine Club: Irish Country     Mystery Dinner               Wine Club:                    Murder, Saturday,
Christmas, Saturday and      Theater: Deadly Irish        Hawaiian Style, Saturday      December 31, 6:30pm.
Sunday, November 6-7         Incentive, Saturday, March   and Sunday, July 30-31,
or 13-14, noon–5pm.          12, 6:30pm.                  August 6-7, noon-5pm.
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                              F r o m G r a p e T o G l as s
Coastal Washington Shorebirds & Waterbirds by Ruth McCausland
Our good friend (and           for her column in the         from the 1988                 “paying it forward” the
former Tokeland resident)      South Beach Bulletin. Art     Centennial Mural Project      Roberts are contributing
Ruth McCausland                         by her late          (at the corner of Dock        all of the proceeds from
completed her                           husband Bob          Street and Westhaven          the sale of this book to
latest book in                          McCausland is        Drive in Westport) as a       the Westport Veteran’s
May. Coastal                            featured             gift to Ruth after Bob’s      Memorial Wall Project
Washington                              throughout the       death in 2006. In             and the Westport Art
Shorebirds &                            book.                appreciation for that,        Festival Committee. The
Waterbirds is a                                              Ruth gave the Roberts         book is available in our
                                        Winery co-
compilation of                                               100 copies of her new         tasting room.
                               owner, Kim Roberts,
birding essays Ruth wrote                                    book. In the spirit of
                               repainted Bob’s mural

First Double Gold Garnered This Year
On Saturday, June 12, the      one of the most               the state—exhibited his       that features fruit from
Roberts were notified          profound experienced by       rapid ascent into the         the cranberry coast was
from a friend (via a text      the family since the          world of wine.                an idea generated by
message) that Rapture of       onset of the                                                Westport Winery’s
                                                                       A portion of the
the Deep—their                 winery project.                                             customers soon after
                                                                       proceeds from
carbonated cranberry           With this win,                                              they opened in March of
                                                                       Rapture of the
wine—had won a double          winemaker,                                                  2008. It would appear
                                                                       Deep benefits
gold medal at the Central      Dana Roberts—                                               that once again, it pays to
                                                                       Aberdeen’s
Washington Wine                one of the                                                  listen to the fans. We
                                                                       Driftwood
Competition in Yakima.         youngest                                                    hope you will keep giving
                                                                       Theater.
                               winemakers in                                               us your feedback.
This accomplishment was                                                Creating a wine

Lady Lukara Hosts Yappy Hour Through Labor Day
You and your dog are           breeder who the Roberts       Empire.                                   puppy has a
invited to meet the newest     got their beloved Kalis       Indeed, his                               big job to
member of the Roberts          (playing the role of the      fight against                             fulfill.
family, Lady Lukara (Lulu)     bear on the label of Little   melanoma
                                                                                                       We hope you
at Yappy Hour on any           Wild Blackberry) from         was valiant. In
                                                                                                       will take the
Sunday, from 1p.m. to          eleven years ago. In the      the story, his consort
                                                                                           time to enjoy the Little
3p.m. through Labor Day.       Star Trek series, Kahless     Lady Lukara was tasked
                                                                                           Wild Blackberry
Be warned, getting to          the Unforgettable, was        with keeping his memory
                                                                                           sculpture by Warren
know Lulu is like petting a    known as the "greatest        alive after his death. This
                                                                                           Heathers next to the
chainsaw.                      warrior of them all" and      little chocolate colored
                                                                                           gazebo as a tribute to
                               king of the Klingon           female Chow Chow
Lulu is from the same                                                                      our sweet friend.
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F r o m G r a p e T o G l as s
Coastal Raptor Great Lecture with Dan Varland
As the Executive             Varland will share with     this class however,           Kestrel, and worked as the
Director of Coastal          you the nature and                 reservations are       wildlife biologist for
Raptors, a non-profit        ecology of Coastal                 required.              Rayonier. There he
organization focused on      Raptors on                                                focused on habitat
                                                                Varland has taught
research, education and      Sunday, October                                           management for Northern
                                                                at community
conservation programs        10, from 3p.m. to                                         Spotted Owls, Bald Eagles
                                                                colleges, studied
for raptors in coastal       5p.m. There is no                                         and Northern Goshawks.
                                                                the American
environments, Dr. Dan        charge to attend

Swirl, Sip and Savor by Carol Frieberg
Westport Winery is           Winery co-owner, Kim        dish with Shorebird           Chardonnay”.
featured in the latest       Roberts submitted her       Chardonnay since we
                                                                                       Carol Frieberg is the
release from Sasquatch       recipe for Grilled          create this wine in a
                                                                                       author of five other
Books titled                        Oysters with         fashion that is different
                                                                                       cookbooks including
Swirl, Sip &                        Cranberry Salsa      from most wineries.
                                                                                       Breakfast in Bed and The
Savor. This new                     paired with          Aging in stainless steel
                                                                                       Best Places to Kiss
cookbook by                         Shorebird            allows the grape to shine
                                                                                       Cookbook. Andy Perdue is
Carol Frieberg                      Chardonnay.          through in the wine with
                                                                                       the editor-in-chief of Wine
with Andy                           Roberts said, “The   its natural characteristics
                                                                                       Press Northwest and author
Perdue, is a                        combination of       of crisp fruit and
                                                                                       of The Northwest Wine
compilation of                      oysters and          minerals.” Within the
                                                                                       Guide: A Buyer’s Handook.
small plate recipes paired   cranberries epitomizes      industry this is often
with Northwest wines.        who we are. I paired this   referred to as “naked

Washington’s Tasting Room Magazine
Westport Winery is           people you have on your     presentation on who we        were also delighted to
featured in a four-page      team... stellar! Keep up    are and what we do. John      discover his Pinot
spread in Washington         the great work and          and Adean absolutely          Noirvana sculpture
Tasting Room Magazine’s      vision.”                            nailed our long       featured on the last page
summer 2010 issue.                                               and convoluted        of the magazine. Of the
                             After reading the
                                                                 story in an           honor, Uitto said, “That’s
The magazine’s editors,      article titled
                                                                 interesting and       freakin’ sweet!”
John and Adean Vitale,       “Passion For The
                                                                 succinct manner.
spent a weekend with         Sea” winery co-                                           Subscriptions are available
                                                                 The photos were
the Roberts’ family in       owner, Kim                                                at www.Washington
                                                                 just stunning.”
March. Of their visit the    Roberts, said,                                            TastingRoom.com. Or you
Vitale’s said, “The winery   “We have never been so      The Roberts and artist,       can read the story framed
is charming and the          pleased with a              Jeff Uitto of Tokeland,       in the Gathering Room.
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                                F r o m G r a p e T o G l as s
Willamette Valley                OMG We Won!
Cheese Company                   Thank you so much for       gratitude for
                                 making us the 2010          your kind
The Volbeda family raises
                                 Destination Winery of       words, votes, and             Harbor’s amazing assets on
Jersey cows on organic
                                 the Year! We cannot         generous support of our       the map in such a huge
pastures to create all-
                                 begin to express our        little family winery.         way is also a great gift to
natural, hand-crafted
                                 appreciation and            Certainly, putting Grays      our wonderful community.
cheeses. From their farm
to ours, we offer you:          May 2010 Bottling Report
Smoked Fontina with a           It’s hard to communicate    When the mobile bottler       cases of wine. This was the
warm, golden glow and a          the level of stress we      arrived on May 23 we          first time we’ve run our
complex flavor that is salty,    experience when it          were so short on tank         entire bottling in one
yet mellow. (First Place         comes to bottling. Blain    space for blending that       effort.
2005 U.S. Championship           and Kim grow                            Dana had to
                                                                                           The new warehouse
Cheese Contest)                  or contract                             wait for us to
                                                                                           proved itself invaluable in
Pinot Crush Gouda aged          grapes and                              bottle the reds
                                                                                           allowing this change in
in pinot noir pomace.            other fruits                            before he
                                                                                           production style, thanks to
(Second Place 2006               each spring.                            could blend
                                                                                           Blain finding the funding.
American Cheese Society)         Harvest comes                           some of the
                                                                                           Dana, along with Bob and
                                 in the fall and                         whites.
Farmstead Smoked                                                                          Linda Codiga, also did a
                                 Dana’s life
Gouda is slightly nutty                                      The bottler said we           couple days of hand-
                                 goes into overdrive. By
with a subtle sweet finish                                   needed five volunteers to     bottling of Red Sky At
                                 March he was working
and a strong aromatic                                        run the line. We brought      Night and Pineapple
                                 seven days a week, and
flavor. (Third Place 2007                                    in thirteen friends and it    Express, so that you would
                                 toward the middle of
American Cheese Society)                                     took all we had to make       never run out. Thanks
                                 May some of those days
                                                             it work. In three grueling    team! We could not do
Borerenkaas is a raw-           were twenty hours long.
                                                             days we bottled 6200          this without you.
milk Gouda with a more
intense palate. (Third Place     Getting Closure
2009 American Cheese             As we release our 2009      to a natural composite        prevent taint. This also
Society)                         vintage you will notice     cork. With either type of     helps to keep cork forests
Creamy Harvarti is a            we’ve changed to a          closure we are able to        alive which makes it a
buttery, mild, yet flavorful     different type of closure   avoid the problems            better product for the
cheese. Enjoy the creamy         (or cork). Because of       associated with cork taint    environment. (Remember
style or flavored with           consumer feedback on        or wines being “corked”.      the best solution on cork
horseradish, herbs de            the difficulty of           The new composite cork        reinsertion problems is to
Provence, or cranberry.          reinserting the synthetic   is made of natural cork       drink the whole bottle.
                                 corks we have switched      that has been treated to      Cheers!)

				
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