Urban Wineries

October 2018

Urban winemaking. It almost sounds like an oxymoron.

But it’s one of the best new trends in wine. Especially since it allows winemakers to work in collective or shared facilities – lowering the costs and barriers to entry, and giving them the freedom to experiment with varietals sourced all over the place. And that leads to a newness and freshness that these emerging winemakers thrive on.

Even Food & Wine Magazine is getting on the urban winery bandwagon!  They just released their top 10 urban wineries in the country and two of them are Cellar 503 winery partners, one of which we are featuring in October!

This month, we’re happy to share four wines that have emerged from this exciting, new form of winemaking.

Our first red is a big, bold blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon called Equilibrium from Seven Bridges Winery. Our second red is a classic Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Willful Wines.

Our first white is a Viognier from Gersing Cellars (recently recognized by Food & Wine Magazine!) and our second white is an intriguing Pinot Gris from Stedt Winegrowers.

I hope you’ll enjoy these wines as much as I do!