Please join us for a drop in Friday tasting with special guest Marty Taucher, managing partner of Avennia winery in Woodinville. Marty will be visiting the island and pouring new releases of both whites and red to pair with select cheeses & meats. Founded in 2010, Avennia is an award winning winery making some of the most expressive and balanced wines in Washington. Their winemaker, Chris Peterson, was named 'Winemaker of the Year' by Seattle Magazine in 2017. You can learn more at https://www.avennia.com.Come taste delicious wines and enjoy great company, classic tunes and an array of tasty snacks.
Please join us for a drop in Friday tasting with special guest Finnriver Cidery! Finnriver will be visiting the island prior to the Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival and pouring new releases of their ciders to pair with select cheeses & meats. You can learn more at https://www.finnriver.com. Come taste delicious ciders and enjoy great company, classic tunes and an array of tasty snacks.
Please join us for a drop in Friday tasting with special guests Ren and Marilyn Harris, owners of Paradigm winery in Napa Valley. They will be visiting Orcas Island and pouring a variety of their small production wines to pair with select cheeses & meats. You can learn more about Ren and Marilyn and their winery at https://www.paradigmwinery.com. Come taste delicious wines and enjoy great company, classic tunes and an array of tasty snacks.
Kick off your holiday weekend in style with a special evening featuring one of the premier wineries in Washington State, Cadence.
Winemaker Ben Smith has been crafting superlative wines since his early days with the iconic Boeing Employees Wine Club. Now a bona fide superstar his wines are considered some of the top old world examples in the state.
Orcas native, advanced sommelier and now director of sales for Cadence, Noel Doty, will be on hand to guide you through the lineup with cellar highlights from 2006, 2007, 2012 and several current releases. You can learn more at www.cadencewinery.com.
A selection of meats and cheese will be served. This is a special tasting, with delicious wines poured by an accomplished sommelier who grew up on the island, and we would be honored if you are able to stop by.
Wines, meat, cheese and fun - $25 per person.
Join us for a special evening with Kurt Schlatter from Bianco Rosso was he pours us some of his favorite wines from the acclaimed Louis Dressner portfolio. Louis was the first to import legends such as Occhipinti, Foradori and Clos Rougeard and he's inspired countless small importers around the world. We'll have meat and cheese and a delightful selection of wines to taste from regions around Italy and France. $20 per person!
Join us at Doe Bay Wine Company for a special evening featuring Kathryn Taylor chocolates paired with our favorite wines. Several weeks ago we sat down with owners Ted and Susan, along with plates of chocolates and a dozen wines. We're excited to share our findings with you. There will be two seatings, 5pm and 6pm, and twelve seats available at each time. Tickets are $25 and include six chocolates and six tastes of wines. Please rsvp to Stephanie@doebaywinecompany.com
More than 30 critically-acclaimed writers and emerging voices read their work at charming venues throughout Eastsound Village. Stop by, have a glass of wine and listen the the authors below. Seating is limited, we recommend arriving early.
Kevin Clarke, Carolyne Wright, Jessica Gigot, Jennifer Brennock
We are beyond excited for the first Orcas Island Literary Festival this April in Eastsound. As part of the celebration we will be tasting wines every day in the Shop. Stop by between readings, before your dinner reservations or to choose a special wine for the evening. Wines will be open all day, every day, of the festival.
10th Annual Anacortes Spring Wine Festival - April 7, 2018
The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce hosts their Annual Spring Wine Festival overlooking beautiful Guemes Channel on April 7, 2018. This outstanding event brings award winning wineries from across Washington state and scrumptious food pairings from local restaurants along with a wine focused art display.
Join us for a special Friday tasting featuring the heritage preserves of Girl Meets Dirt paired with cheeses from local importer Cheeseland Inc and the wines of Coeur de Terre winery in Willamette Valley!
Exclusive Dinner & A Show at Orcas Center
Orcas Center, Matia Dinner Series and Doe Bay Wine Company cordially invite you to our next Dinner and A Show event in the Madrona Room, March 16 at 5:00 pm followed by the performance of Billy Elliot at 7:30 pm on Center Stage!
Join us at Orcas Center for a fabulous evening of theatre, arts, and dining. Prior to a sensational performance of Billy Elliot, Matia Dinner Series and Doe Bay Wine Company will offer a multi-course dinner menu highlighting local and seasonal product along with carefully curated wine selections in the Orcas Centers’ Madrona Room. Tickets are available for purchase for this one night event using the link below: $75
4 Course Menu
Doe Bay Wine Company has carefully curated a collection of memorable wines to be paired with each course. These pairings will feature small, dynamic producers from around the world with a focus on family owned and organic wines. The four course pairing will be $35.
Arrival 5:00 pm — Dinner at 5:30 pm — Show at 7:30 pm
There are a limited number of tickets available!
Special Event Partners:
About Matia Dinner Series
Restless and inventive; collaborative and creative, Matia is a dining collective based in the exquisite San Juan Islands. Be it catering, private dining, pop-up restaurants, or events, Matia provides a highly curated and ephemeral dining experience, meticulously sourcing the
best and most compelling ingredients from our bountiful region, creating unforgettable flavors and dishes. We are a dynamic and
energetic group determined to cook in the vain of “only here, only now,” celebrating local artisans and producers of the San Juans.
Though a young company, Matia is comprised of two separate, distinct, and prolific careers. Spanning years in the restaurant
industry, our founders have served tenure at restaurants like Tom Douglas Restaurants, Stateside, The Willows Inn, and Hogstone, creating powerful bonds and accumulating skills and memories that inform our cooking today. We are ambitious and driven, inspired and experienced.
We are Matia
About Doe Bay Wine Company
Doe Bay Wine Company opened as an online consulting and sommelier business in 2016. They offer a range of services including in-home events, private sommelier services, and wine cellar procurement. Their monthly wine and beer clubs feature are offerings from the Northwest and around the World that can be shipped online, delivered on the island, or picked up at the Bottle Shop in Eastsound.
About Orcas Events
From Tents to Floors, Napkins to Dance Floors. We are the place where all your event rental needs are met. Locally owned and operated since 2004 and serving All Islands!
We encourage you to attend this event!
"The best tastes of the San Juan Islands showcasing chefs, and the farmers that make that food possible!
Using fresh, quality products from San Juan County farms, local chefs will prepare delicious samples for you to enjoy. Come for a bite or make a meal of it. Locally produced soft and alcoholic beverages will make it a full gourmet adventure. Tickets start at $2.00 with proceeds benefiting San Juan County farming initiatives. A mouthwatering event celebrating the islands’ unique cuisine at the historic Brickworks on San Juan Island.
Proceeds benefit programs of the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit."
Join us at this iconic Friday Harbor restaurant for a multi-course dinner featuring The Orcas Project wines. Chef Dutch will create a pairing menu and Cole will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the inspiration behind the project. This will be an unforgettable evening at one of the top restaurants in the Northwest. For more information and to rsvp please visit http://www.ducksoupsanjuans.com/
A great opportunity to work the floor for the nights and pair our wines with incredible dishes from Nick Coffey and his team.
"We are excited to announce that on Friday October 13th Ursa Minor will be hosting guest Sommelier, Cole Sisson, owner of Doe Bay Wine Company. That evening we will be offering wine flights from Sisson's The Orcas Project to be paired with our Fall Harvest Tasting Menu."
Owen Kotler will be in the Shop pouring a collection of some of the natural wines he imports. He's a leader in the natural wine movement and we can't wait to see what he brings! $5 for a flight of wines. Learn more about his portfolio at www.drinkokwines.com
Libby from Boathouse Ciderworks will be in the Shop pouring tastes of her hand-crafted Orcas Ciders. If you haven't been to their tasting room near the ferry landing we encourage you to go visit them this fall. Please stop by the Shop on this special night, meet Libby, and taste what they're making before they sell out...$5 Tasting.
Grab an afternoon Ferry to Anacortes and join us at Salt & Vine Cheese and Wine bar for an evening of fun and great wines. Head back to Orcas on a late boat or stay in Anacortes for the evening. This will be our first event at this new (and highly acclaimed) shop and we couldn't be more excited.
We are honored to offer beverage pairings on this multi-course dinner from talented local chefs. We are always grateful and excited to collaborate with this team. Learn more below
From the website - We're very excited to announce our return to San Juan Island With our late September pop-up at the beloved Salty Fox Coffee. Join us for a sensational evening of dining as the nights get colder and the windows become festooned with decorative gourds. We will be serving an ecclectic eight course fixed menu with optional wine pairings for $95 per guest. Make a reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the number in your party, and any food allergies. Seating is very limited so we encourage guests to make a reservation ASAP. We can't wait to feed you!
Menu (Subject to Change)
Red Quinoa Levain, Pork Fat, Burnt Honey
Dungeness Crab, Corn, Sungolds, Nasturtium
Potato, Urchin, Sea Buckthorn
Brassicas, Grapes, Bordelaise
Rabbit, Cabbages, Celeriac
Apple, Oats, Hazelnut
We recently sat down with Alex, and his wife Sunny, and a dozen bottles of wine to start planning this pop-up dinner. Sunny grew up in Thailand and is working with Alex to recreate her mother’s recipes using spices from home and produce from Orcas. They hold regular events around the island, this will be their first at the Bottle Shop!
ของกนเลน Appetizers สมต Spicy papaya salad with corn, tomatoes, and peanuts
อาหารจานหลก Main Course
ตมจด Minced pork with cucumber in a vegetable stock with shiitake mushrooms, carrots, green onions, hom jiaw, and cilantro
แกงเผดไกนพรกเนอ Northern Thai red curry with Thai eggplant, pineapple, and chicken
ขาหม Braised pork hock with Chinese kale, fermented mustard greens, and five spice pa lo egg
แกงหมดสมนเหนอ Massaman curry with braised beef shank and potatoes
A $60 donation includes the menu listed above and full beverage pairigs.
All of the curries are made from scratch (no commercial curry paste)
Please email email@example.com to save your seats as space is limited. We look forward to welcoming you.
We will be pouring a flight of The Orcas Project wines and hosting a guided tasting prior to the dinner below. It promises to be a great time!
From the website -
Join us on September 23rd at 6PM for a farm to table experience with special guest Carl Spence, who is the OIFF Film Curator and former Seattle International Film Festival director.
Dinner will feature local chef Christina Orchid who hosts these robust affairs on her historic Red Rabbit Farm on Orcas Island. Guests dine family style at a long table in the meadow or the barn and are served elegant food inspired by local and freshly harvested ingredients.
Guests will be treated to a sneak preview of the Orcas Island Film Festival 2017 hottest new films, followed by a Q & A with Carl Spence. If you’re a film buff, you’ll want to hang out with him. He’s got stories, trivia and, probably, loads of gossip about the film festival scene.
Dinner is $75 Per Person and BYOB. Seating is limited and paid reservations a must.
Email number of guests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina & Bruce Orchid are long time film buffs and are generously donating all the net proceeds from this dinner to the Orcas Island Film Festival.
Hope to see you there and thank you for your support!
Val Markus will be in the Shop pouring a collection of wines from some of the legendary regions and producers in France. We had a chance to visit Burgundy and the Rhone with Val and Vineyard Brands several years ago and will be showcasing some of our favorites from that trip. $5 for a flight of Vouvray, Burgundy, and Rhone!
You're in for a treat. Gabriel from Cavatappi will be joining us to pour some of his favorite wines from Austria. We will compare newer and older vintages to showcase how the wines age and talk about the different sweetness levels and how to tell the difference. These wines represent some of the greatest values in the world. Learn about them now and you'll reap the benefits the rest of your life...
We will be tasting Ciders from all over the world including a blind tasting of Washington, France, and Spain. Which style do you prefer? Highlights will include classics like Isastegi and Le Pere Jules as well as up and coming producers like Stefan Vetter and Art and Science. A fun and tasty way to expand your palate and mind.
This Friday night we will be tasting some of the greatest beers in the world. It's true.
Aaron Anderson will be in the shop pouring classics and there will be special sample packs available. The list won't be finalized until the day of the event but some prospects are Dupont, Westmalle, Petrus, and St Bernadus.
Heidi Heffernan will be at the Shop pouring a delightful selection of delicious wines from around the world.
Treveri Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Brut - Columbia Valley, Washington
Domaine Servin "Montee de Tonnerre" Premier Cru Chablis - Burgundy, France
Chehalem 3 Vineyards Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley, Oregon
Descendientes de J Palacios 'Petalos' Mencia - Bierzo, Spain
Olivares Altos de la Hoya Monastrell - Jumilla, Spain
Felino Malbec - Mendoza, Argentina
The Northwest manager for North Berkley Imports will be in the Shop pouring wines from their portfolio which is widely considered to be one of the finest in the country especially in Burgundy and The Rhone Valley.