This summer at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, we’re inviting folks to come sit, relax and learn from the wineries featured on our year-round wine list. Each glass will be paired with a unique array of small-plates from our chef, using seasonal ingredients to compliment each wine. Seatings require reservations and are from 1-4pm every Thursday, starting on June 18th and ending on September 3rd
THIS WEEK WITH RR WINES:
2019 Ridgecrest Gruner Veltliner
2019 Ridgecrest Old Vine Pinot Gris
2018 Ridgecrest Gamay Noir
2011 RR Pinot Noir
CHEF TASTING MENU TO BE ANNOUNCED
RR wines is the best wine we can source from our 120 acre (41 planted) Ridgecrest Vineyards estate, which contains the first vines planted on Ribbon Ridge. They are not designed for a mass market, but for serious aging and for understanding the potential of this special land mass called Ribbon Ridge. Their concentration, their blackness, their elegance, their textural excitement all stem from the vineyard—its maturity; deep penetration of dry-farmed vines to find rock, nutrients and water; organic farming; limited yield and sensitive fermentation to protect vintage characteristics.
Our new RIDGECREST label allows us dig deeper – to experiment with all of those blocks, lots, and barrels that beg our attention every harvest. It gives us the flexibility to single out those rare birds we are loathe to blend with others because they are just so damned intriguing. Pinot Noir is the mainstay of the Ridgecrest label, with supporting roles played by Grüner Veltliner and Gamay Noir. Welcome to Ridgecrest – a new perspective on what was once just a vision for a handful of doers, dreamers, and thinkers here in Oregon. We salute the old, and welcome the new.
$55 for 4 tastings and paired courses. Includes gratuity.