Ancient Varietals, Beautiful Wines
Ancient Varietals, Beautiful Wines: The Coolest Grapes You (Probably) Never Heard Of
Taste five beautiful wines made in very small quantities and of limited availability
-A fun, curated tasting, with a chance to ask questions and delve deeply into the wines
-Bistrot food menu available for food purchase
Taste five elegant, engaging wines made from grape varieties that are wildly popular in Europe but lesser known in America. Each of the wines are of very limited production and organic, crafted using traditional winemaking methods which impart the maximum complexity and nuance. Come taste the difference.
This special tasting marks Café Nordo's inaugural event in the downstairs Grotto, also known as The Wine Underground. This historic, beautiful space has the ambiance of a wine cellar, with its brick walls and archways, as well as a beautiful wood bar.
We are proud to be drawing from the exceptional portfolio of Indie Wineries for this event. Indie Wineries is a highly specialized importer and distributor of wines from around the world, and is a passionate family-owned business which "supports all the other family-owned businesses. We believe in an organic lifestyle and in the discovery, promotion and support of honest people making honest wines."
Among the wines we will taste are a stunning organic Prosecco from Italy, and several wines from Minimus. The wines of Minimus, made by winemaker Chad Stock, are aggressively sought after, and they disappear quickly. In short, it is not likely you will taste these wines again unless you find them on a restaurant's wine list or in someone's personal cellar. Chad's approach to winemaking is to show people what they could be tasting (and what they are missing), as opposed to what is available in stores generally. As Chad notes, "Blanket statements about wine are dangerous and they lead to dogmatic thinking . . . our work is to produce something delicious, but also thought provoking." To this end, Chad is cultivating lesser known varietals including Vermentino, Gruner Veltliner, and Trousseau Noir and making beautiful wines with the distinct character of Oregon's specific soil and climate.
Your host for this event is Tom Hajduk, Café Nordo's Wine Curator and recently chosen to be an Indie Wineries "Wine Ambassador." In Nordo style, Tom blends storytelling, humor, science, and history as you taste these beautiful, unusual, and rare wines. Nordo will provide music, food, and surprises. This is a rare, intimate experience and tickets are extremely limited, so we encourage you to act quickly.
Nordo's Grotto (View)
103 Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|