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The Eyrie Vineyards: Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs of Dundee Hills
October 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special evening of rare wines from one of the legends of Oregon.
THE EYRIE VINEYARDS Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs
Instructor: Jason Kallsen
Location and time: Twin Cities Wine Education headquarters
Description of wines to be served: 7 gems, including 5 single vineyard rarities, the never-before-popped in Minnesota Chasselas, and the basic Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
When you have a line up of multiple vineyards from one vintage, all made by the same winemaker with the same general techniques or production formula, you have the opportunity to explore terroir.
Our visit to The Eyrie Vineyards in August 2019 was a pilgrimage of sorts. Here is where it all began (including being in the room where David Lett made the very first Pinot Noirs of Willamette Valley). We had a great meeting with the assistant winemaker and the sales director, planning out ideas for the next Eyrie Celebration, coming in February. We met Jason Lett, David’s son, who is in charge of the winery and continues his father’s legacy.
And we tasted through one of the best line-ups of Pinot Noir I’ve ever experienced.
The Eyrie Vineyards owns or controls five key vineyards on the Dundee Hill, stepping up from 200-foot elevation to 1000-foot elevation. Starting at the bottom, the Sister’s Vineyard sits at 220 feet, planted in 1989. Next up is The Eyrie Vineyard, then oldest Pinot Noir vineyard in Willamette Valley, at 260 feet. Just up the hill, is the Outcrop Vineyard, at 300 feet. Next is Roland Green, planted in 1988, at 600 feet. To top it all off is the Daphne Vineyard at 850 feet.
Every wine had its own personality. Every wine is different. And in this special class, we will explore them all.
Wines to be served:
Eyrie Chasselas, Eyrie Pinot Noir Willamette, and single vineyard Eyrie Pinot Noirs from the Daphne, Roland Green, Outcrop, Sisters, and the historic Eyrie Vineyard (the “Original Vines”).
We hope you can join us for this special evening of wine and learning.
Jason Kallsen is Minnesota’s most experienced wine educator, with over two decades of experience teaching the subject. A Certifed Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, plus a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators, Jason has taught over 30,000 students since starting in the wine business in the early 1990s. He’s appeared in local, national, and international media including pairing wine with classical music on an interationally broadcasted edition of Performance Today. His style is well known to be accurate but unpretentious, detailed yet not overwhelming.
Terms and conditions:
All tickets are transferrable. No refunds within 7 days for wine classes, and no refunds available for larger “Grand Tasting” events. Refunded tickets do not include a refund of Eventbrite ticketing fees, which are at the expense of the ticket purshaser.
We aim to start all classees on time, please arrive a touch early.- No meals are served at the classees unless specificed.- For classes at North Loop Wine and Spirits, parking is generally available for free with a permit from the store but is not guaranteed.
All ticket purchasers and attendees must be over 21 years of age with legal identification.
Twin Cities Wine Education reserves the right, at our own judgment, to refuse service to anyone for any reason during the class.