Eat, drink and be merry! Experience La Vida Local!
Join us Thursday, May 28th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM for the grand opening of Hand of God Winery Tasting Room in South Lake Union. Taste AWARD-WINNING WINES and enjoy a LIVE COOKING DEMO with Argentine chef Rodrigo Cappagli of Maria Luisa Empanadas. Learn how to make authentic empanadas from Rodrigo's grandmother's recipe!
Hand of God wines are crafted by none other than Santiago Achaval, who Wine Spectator proclaimed as the great maker of Malbec in the world! While the vineyards are in Argentina, the owner lives in Seattle and this truly is a local story. A small winery doing unique wines CAPTURING THE TERROIR OF ARGENTINA LIKE NO ONE ELSE.
These wines are sourced from two high altitude estate vineyards in the Uco Valley of Mendoza. Sobremesa Vineyard, established in 2007, is positioned 3,445 feet above sea level in the shadows of the tree-barren Andes range. Sobremesa Vineyard is chock full of deep gravel beds, mixed with smaller fractions of clay, lime, sand and rocks with good structure and perfect water drainage.
Stolen Horse Vineyard is located in the Cruz de Piedra area of the Maipú region. It was planted in 1922 with 8 acres (3.2 hectares) of old vine Malbec. Its elevation is 2,887 ft. Its topography consists of topsoil mixed with fine fractions of clay, lime & sand brought in with the irrigation water during the last 80 years, over deep gravel beds. Large rocks that were originally part of the vineyard were removed because their heat retention during the day was not needed. The vineyard is still furrow-irrigated and plowed by horse, just the way it was 90 years ago.
The Tasting Room is located INSIDE THE VUDE at 308 9th Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98109.