Portland, Oregon (October 19, 2022)– Oregon winery Grochau Cellars is commemorating twenty years with a brand-new tasting space in Portland and a brand-new name: GC Red wines. GC Red wines’ new tasting space lies in Canyons Alley at the corner of N. Williams Avenue and N.E. Ivy Street. The tasting room is GC Wines’ 2nd station; the winery’s initial tasting room is located in the Eola-Amity Hills near Amity, at 9360 SE Eola Hills Road.
The new GC Wines tasting room is an airy, bright area in the Canyons Street, an al fresco passage of stores located at The Canyons houses at 3450 N. Williams Ave. The area seats 17 visitors inside your home in addition to a standing bar and outdoor seating in the courtyard. The modern-day, open space is warmed by the handmade wooden bar and shelves and rich hanging plants.
The menu provides a flight of 4 GC Red wines for $20, with the flight choice changing monthly. For October, the flight features the 2021 Melon de Bourgogne, the 2021 Etheric White Wine Workshop Skin Contact Auxerrois, the 2019 Redford-Wetle Vineyard Gamay Noir, and the 2019 Upper 5 Vineyard Syrah. The wines on the flight are also readily available by the glass or by the bottle.
The menu also has an extra bottle list, to be enjoyed in the tasting room or taken home, in addition to a turning draft beer (Essence Pilsner for October), and a range of snacks are readily available. The treats consist of a Spanish nut mix, rice crackers with nori, and olives. Outside food is permitted and encouraged, so guests can bring in a takeout supper to enjoy with a flight or a glass of wine.
GC White wines was established by John Grochau as Grochau Cellars in 2002, and has evolved while also sticking to the principles he started with: red wine made with very little intervention from properly grown vineyards. Grochau thinks that all individuals involved in making the white wine are the partners who develop the end product. After assessing more than 20 years in the business, he shortened the name of his winery to GC Wines to reflect the brand’s evolution from one person’s dream to a dream recognized and a much bigger household.
GC Red wines is nationally known for their Commuter Cuvée, a friendly Pinot Noir blend. Their white wines also include the Convivial Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir mix, single vineyard Pinot Noir, and a number of varietal whites, ranging from the lemony Melon de Bourgogne to crisp Pinot Blanc.
TASTING SPACE DETAILS
Resolve: 3450 N. Williams Ave, Suite 7, Portland, Oregon 97227
- Friday & & Saturday 4 pm– 8 pm
- Sunday 2 pm– 6 pm
Capability: 21 inside (17 seated, 4 at standing bar)
Offerings: Red wine flights, red wine by the glass, wine by the bottle, snacks (Spanish nut mix, rice crackers with nori, and olives)
Social: @gc_wines on Instagram and GC White Wines Oregon on Facebook
ABOUT GC RED WINES
The principles at GC Wines is to craft food-friendly wines similar to the location they were grown and reinforce long-held collaborations with winegrowers. For more than twenty years, GC Wines has actually sourced fruit from growers in Oregon and Washington who have actually dedicated to sustainable, natural and reasonable farming. While each website’s geology, climate and element add to the special expression of each red wine, so too do the people who make it. To wine maker John Gorchau and his team, terroir consists of people– GC Wines are made as a collaborative effort of many, not just one. GC Red wines is explorative and ever-evolving, continuously presenting brand-new varieties and broadened studies such as Convivial and Joyride, while honoring all contributors– both people and places.