Fullerton Wines Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Wines and 5th Anniversary of Portland Wine Bar and Tasting Room

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Starting Wednesday, August 3, join the party in the Tasting Room as Fullerton highlights different wineries and America’s Oregon Wine Areas (AVAs) with special vertical flights

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 28, 2022) – Fullerton Wines, known for producing exceptional Pinot Noirs from a single vineyard from every AVA in the Willamette Valley, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its winery and the 5th anniversary of its wine bar and tasting room in Portland, with a special vertical flight of three wines from a different vineyard and AVA each month. Wine lovers are invited to visit their tasting room to delve deeper into single-vineyard vintages, while learning about Fullerton’s dedicated, decade-long approach to exploring the rich and varied AVAs of the Willamette Valley by expressing the distinct personality of each vineyard and vintage. in the bottle.

Winemaker Alex Fullerton – Foundry 503 Photography

The celebration kicks off on Wednesday, August 3 with an exclusive tasting with winemaker Alex Fullerton at their NW Portland tasting room. Guests will have the unique chance to experience a tasting vertical flight of Croft Vineyard Pinot Noirs from 2015-2017 paired with a small plate for $30. They will also be offering their signature flight featuring five different wines and vintages for $30, as well as their AVA flight, featuring six from their designated limited-production single-vineyard Pinot Noirs for $50. These flights will be available from August to December, with new wineries highlighted each month.

  • August – 2015, 2016, 2017 Croft Vineyard Pinot Noirs (Mt. Pisgah newest AVA Willamette Valley)
  • September – 2016, 2017, 2018 Fir Crest Vineyard Pinot Noirs (Yamhill-Carlton AVA)
  • October – 2014, 2015,2017 Momtazi Pinot Noirs (McMinnville AVA)
  • November – 2017, 2018, 2019 Arborbrook Vineyard Pinot Noirs (Chehalem Mountains AVA)
  • December – 2012, 2013, 2015/2016, 2017, 2018 Five FACES Pinot Noirs

Fullerton will also be offering cases of its inaugural vintage 2012 Five FACES Pinot Noir. Bonus installments of the first Fullerton wine will be included with flights. FACES is the acronym for the five members of the Fullerton family: Filip, Alex, Caroline, Eric and Susanne. This acronym resides on Five FACES Willamette Valley bottlings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Additionally, they will be hosting five-course paired dinners with Chef Sarah Pliner, former owner/chef of Aviary, every second Thursday starting July 28. All dishes will be prepared from scratch through seasonal creative culinary explorations and optional wine pairings with each dish. Tickets are available at $85 per person with accompanying wine pairing available for $60 per person. Wine club members will receive 15-25% off wine pairings. Adding wine pairings is optional, as customers can choose from other Fullerton wine offerings.

The tasting room is located at 1966 Northwest Pettygrove St Portland OR 97209, and is open Wednesday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit fullertonwines.com or follow @fullertonwines on instagram and Facebook.

ABOUT FULLERTON WINES

Fullerton Wines explores Oregon’s rich and varied AVAs by expressing the distinct personality of each vineyard and vintage in the bottle. Founded in the Fullerton family garage in 2011, the winery is a deeply personal family collaboration. Winemaker Alex Fullerton entered the industry when his father Eric suggested the career path during a wine tasting in the Willamette Valley after Alex had just graduated from the University of Oregon in 2010. This conversation led to Alex doing a harvest internship at Penner Ash Wine Cellars. which started the next day. During their first vintage in 2011, Alex and Eric made a few barrels of Pinot Noir. Despite the difficult vintage, the wine impressed and Fullerton Wines was born.

The Fullerton Wine Bar & Tasting Room is authentically Pacific Northwest with a Scandinavian heart that brings a taste of Oregon wine country to Portland. Guests come for the hygge hospitality and wines exploring Oregon’s AVAs. Opened in 2017, the Fullerton Wine Bar & Tasting Room is a comfortable and welcoming gathering place for wine lovers to experience the breadth of Fullerton Wines’ selection while enjoying bistro fare. Tasting room patrons have the option of indoor or outdoor seating under covered dining areas.

Website: fullertonwines.com Instagram: @fullertonwines Facebook: @fullertonwines Phone: 503-477-7848 Tasting Room Address: 1966 Northwest Pettygrove St Portland OR 97209 Hours of Operation: Wednesday-Thursday 4-9pm, Friday to Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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