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.
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.
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
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
carbonated cranberry With this win, they opened in March of
Rapture of the
wine—had won a double winemaker, 2008. It would appear
gold medal at the Central Dana Roberts— that once again, it pays to
Washington Wine one of the listen to the fans. We
Competition in Yakima. youngest hope you will keep giving
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
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.
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
conservation programs 10, from 3p.m. to Spotted Owls, Bald Eagles
for raptors in coastal 5p.m. There is no and Northern Goshawks.
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
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
spent a weekend with Sea” winery co- Subscriptions are available
The photos were
the Roberts’ family in owner, Kim at www.Washington
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.
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
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
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!)