Dear Friends of August Cellars,
Upcoming in April at August Cellars
In the immortal words of Simon and Garfunkel, "the times they are a-changin’”. We hope you are all well and staying safe in these challenging times that change on a daily basis. Especially our first responders and medical personnel; bless you all.
At the winery, we are still open Friday – Sunday, 11-5 for curb side pickup, or bottle sales at the counter. We are wiping down all surfaces and have a sanitation station by the front door. We are encouraging you to shop for our wine on our website, augustcellars.com. You can have it shipped to you, or check the box for pick up at winery, then call ahead and when you show up, we will bring it out to you. All our club members can sign in to their account (you may have to change your password) to get the same discounts you get in the tasting room.
On a happier note, we are keeping everyone on our payroll as normal, so someone will actually be here to take and/or process your orders and get them ready!
News from the Month of March
Well, March was a challenging month to say the least. While we did have our wine club pickup party, despite the snowstorm, we are in O.K. shape. Sadly, the McMinnville festival was cancelled, this was quite a blow to St. James Parrish as this is their one big fundraiser of the year. Let’s hope next year will be bigger and better that any others.
For those who did show up for the party, thank you, but we understand if you couldn’t make it. For those that didn’t, I ran credit your cards, so check your statements and if you see a charge, your wine is boxed up and ready to go. If not, the card we have on file is no longer valid, so please login to the website, or call us to update your info, and we can run your card so you can have some wine to enjoy while staying cooped up at home. As a courtesy, I’m publishing the recipes for the food pairings!
Paired with the 2017 Black Label Pinot Gris;
Veggie Pesto-Ricotta Pizza- Pizza dough (can get it at grocery stores like Winco, etc.) follow instructions for temp and cook time (I believe it was 450 degrees for like 20 minutes). Roll out pizza dough (using corn meal to keep from sticking) and cover top with extra virgin olive oil. Then spread top with whole milk ricotta, then cover that with pesto sauce. Cook. Remove and add chopped red onions and sun-dried tomatoes. May add chili flakes for extra spice. Non-veggie folks might want to add some spicy sliced salami. Remember, you’re making a pizza, not a piano. Embellish if you want!
Paired with the 2009 Maréchal Foch;
Greek style lamb meatballs w/Feta cheese –
1 ½ lbs. ground lamb
½ cup white onion, finely chopped
¼ cup Panko bread crumbs
1 tbsp granulated garlic
4 oz crumbled feta cheese
¼ cup dried chives
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the above by hand in a bowl and form into golf ball size meatballs. Roast on broiling pan at 400 for 25-30 min.
August Cellars ♪♪ on the Road Again ♪♪
All festivals for the time being have been cancelled.
Upcoming Events at the Winery:
As of this time, we are pretty sure that the Maréchal Foch vertical on May 16th-17th as well as our Memorial Day Weekend Open House, May 23rd-24th, have been put on hold until we hear different. The Red Lover’s flight of our tenant wines is scheduled to be available starting May 29th. That also is on hold until we hear that we can start doing samples again. Tenant wines by the bottle will continue to be available for sale by the bottle, but we don’t carry the entire line-up of each winery, so call ahead and see if we have what you’re looking for. We are hopeful that we can have the June club pickup party. Please stay tuned to your e-mail or our web page and Facebook pages for updates.
Wine Club Members and your Credit Card we have on file: If your card has expired, or changed due to fraud, we understand. When possible, please login to our website, (you might have to change your password ), and update your info with us so you may keep receiving our wines in a timely manner. Please contact either Tom or myself, and we’ll get it done, or you can update it if you stop in to get your shipment. Thank-you.
Alaska & Horizon Airlines are continuing their "Oregon Wines Fly Free” program. If you are part of their mileage program, show us you’re boarding pass (smartphones work too) and we’ll waive your tasting fee. Then when you buy wine, we’ll box it for free and Alaska/Horizon will ship your first box for free!
Our current hours are, Fri-Sun, 11-5.
Thank-you very much for supporting us during this time, and again we wish everyone the best of health. Remember, if you have a glass (or bottle) of wine in each hand, you’re less likely to touch your face! Cheers.
Tasting Room Manager
August Cellars Wine Studio
firstname.lastname@example.orgExciting News!! Here is a list of the states we can now ship wine to!