Will Prouty, Division Wine & John Grochau, Grochau Cellars
July 18 7pm – 8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00 for refreshments & strolling.)
Will and John will team up to talk about the “dirt” on wine—how different soils impact farming and, ultimately, expression in wine. They will be offering wines made with grapes sourced from vines planted in distinctly different soil types and talk about how the variations impact the character in the wines. We’ll taste a flight of three different wines, with a discussion specific to each wine and its unique circumstance. In the process, we will touch on some of the other prevailing influences, but the focus will be on dirt and rocks.
Division Wine is a neighborhood wine shop and wine bar with over 800 bottles from near and far. Their focus is on expressive wines, made with healthy and thoughtful practices from off the beaten path, including those from Grochau Cellars. Grochau strives to make wines that are balanced, textured and expressive of place, inspired by the diversity of the Willamette Valley’s soils and microclimates.
$15 admission. ($40 for the whole series) Advance registration required.
Other lectures in the series include 8/15 Cider, 9/12 Tea, and 9/19 Cocktail Bitters.
To register go to www.leachgarden.org (click on “learn”) or call 503-823-1671.
Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Avenue Portland, OR 97236
Please park in the upper lot and walk down the pathway to the Manor House. (Go to the website to get a map.) The lower parking lot is closed due to the bridge replacement project. Don’t follow Google Maps!