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IS IT TRUE?  BOB & LOUIS ARE BACK??

YES!!  Live on Zoom 

We Tasted Through The Rhone-Styled Wines

NEW "RHONE TASTING KIT"

Plan a fun event with your friends and family or treat yourself to a "sneak peek" on how the wines are tasting on release.

We are offering a set of 5 oz bottles of 2018 Bésoleil, Domaine de Pierres, La Côte Patriarche, La Côte Rousse, and La Serenne. The five mini bottle set is $65 + shipping. *Limited availability* 

Open to everyone ... join one of our planned Virtual Tastings!

​VIRTUAL TASTING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, Sept.19 @ 4 pm (PT). Click here to register.
Thursday, Sept. 24 @ 6 pm (PT). Click here to register.
Saturday, Sept. 26 @ 5 pm (PT). Click here to register.
Sunday, Sept. 27 @ 4 pm (PT). Click here to register.

If you can't make it to one of the LIVE Virtual Tasting experiences - we have the link just for you! 

Listen in as Louis & Maggie host a recorded tasting you can watch anytime you wish.

 click here to start the tassting

Every once in a while, we have the pleasure to gather all the players of the team, narrating the history of a specific wine ... THIS IS THAT CALL! 

Bob and Louis, with special guest Mike Sauer, owner of Red Willow Vineyard in the Yamika AVA, will share the virtual stage on August 12, 2020, @ 5 pm.  What a treat this will be!   

Bob & Louis will "Swirl, Sip and Spit" through 10 vintages of La Côte Patriarche: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 with Mike sharing insight from the Red Willows Vineyard, where this Syrah is planted.  

As a special encore, Bob & Louis will taste through three vintages of Domaine de Pierres: 16, 17, 18.

Invite your friends, share with family, open a bottle of wine, and join the fun.

 ALREADY Filmed

IN THE HISTORY BOOKS...THANKS FOR JOINING US!

Wednesday - 7/22 @ 5 pm (Pacific Time)
La Serenne:  9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18


Wednesday - 8/5 @ 5 pm
La Côte Rousse:  9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18


The Ultimate Betz Family Winery Vertical

Once in a blue moon, or pink moon as the case might be, we have the opportunity to do something we traditionally don't have time to do...taste a vertical of Clos de Betz & Pére de Famille.  With a little bit of luck, some creative genius, and a great photographer, we have captured Bob Betz, Master of Wine & Founder of Betz Family Winery collaborating with Louis Skinner, Winemaker at Betz since 2016 expertly tasting through several vintages.  Join them on the journey to learn how Betz Family Wines are aging and learn about the history of each vintage.  CHEERS!

So pour a glass of wine (any vintage/variety will do) and start the recording!

The Clos de Betz Vertical Includes:
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017

view: 11-Year Vertical Clos de Betz (1 hr) 
view: 3 Year Vertical featuring 15, 16 & 17 clos de betz (15 min) 

 

The Pére de Famille Vertical Includes:
1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012*, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017

*PLUS 2012 La Perrain

view: 14-year vertical Pére de Famille (1 hr) 
view: 3-year vertical featuring 15, 16 & 17 Pére de Famille (15 min)

You haven't heard of La Parrain? 
Here is a little insight.  Click here to see a video from the archives.

Le Parrain, 2012
Robert Parker Wine Advocate

99 Points

"A wine that flirts with perfection, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon le Parrain consists of 9 barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon, all from Red Mountain (Ciel du Cheval, Kiona and Heart of the Hill vineyards), that spent 20 months in 100% new French oak. Only made twice since 1997, it offers an extraordinary bouquet of cassis, lead pencil shavings, liquid violets, and crushed rock. This gives way to a full-bodied, layered, elegant, yet massively concentrated wine that never puts of foot wrong, is always perfectly balanced and has incredible purity of fruit. Tasting like a first-growth Bordeaux from a great vintage, it will need a decade of cellaring and keep for a quarter of a century. Hats off to the team here for this stunner!" - Jeb Dunnuck 


We BEGGED them, Do It Again! 
(because last time we had so much fun)

Did you know Bob has a strong Italian Heritage?
...and he makes AWESOME Pizza!

Announcing a Betz Family Winery Zoom call with:
Bob Betz, MWFounder Making Pizza in the Griessel's Kitchen
&
Louis Skinner, Winemaker pairing Betz wines

On this call, Bob will be in his old home kitchen, (which is now the Griessels home above the winery), making pizzas from scratch in the wood-burning pizza oven and Louis will be talking about wines that complement the toppings.  Yes - Bob is making the pizza dough and the tomato sauce from scratch the day before - we'll do our best to see if he will part with the recipes!  

Meet our surprise special guests: 

Richard Duval: 
Local photographer and long time pizza friend of Bob Betz.  Thank you for sharing your time and talents during the pizza episode!  You may have seen Richard's work featured on the cover of the March 2020 Wine Spectator Magazine.  To check out his amazing talents visit his website 

Monica Hart:  
You may recognize Monica - she's featured in 425 Magazine, King 5 Seattle, Home & Family TV on the Hallmark Channel, and many more!  She's ultra-talented, innovative, and full of energy,  you're going to see more of Monica - we have several great ideas for more Zoom calls.  Stay tuned...but sneak a peek at her website - so many ideas, not near enough time! 

ACTION: TAKE 1

VIEW click here for Bob's Pizza Dough Recipe

APRIL 2020

We've Gone Hollywood!

ACTION TAKE 1:  
We can’t thank you enough for joining our series of “Zoom” calls over the past 4 weeks.  For those who weren’t able to join us, we’ve attached a link to each episode so you can grab a glass of wine and watch "Live @ 5" from the convenience of your home. 

Episode 1:  Louis Skinner, Winemaker "Live @ 5 pm" 

Louis took questions from the audience and shared how he began his journey into winemaking, what inspired him then, what inspires him now, and a variety of other interesting questions - all from YOU! 

view episode 1

Episode 2:  Bob Betz, MW & Founder of Betz Family Winery "Live @ 5 pm"

Bob shared his insights into the Washington Wine industry (the trials, tribulations & triumphs), plus his journey as the founder of Betz Family Winery.  Join Customer Service Manager, Maggie Clarke, as she asks Bob a series of questions submitted by viewers like YOU! 

view episode 2

Episode 3:  Bob Betz & Louis Skinner "Live @ 5 pm"

Bob & Louis tasted a few Betz library wines, provided tips on when to drink wines in your cellar, cellaring techniques, how to identify compromised wines, along with a variety of other interesting topics.  The wines featured in this episode include:  

Pére de Famille:  2010, 2016
La Serenne:  2003, 2011, 2017
La Côte Rousse:  2003, 2011, 2017

  view episode 3

  "Let's Talk Pinot!"

Louis Skinner, SuNu Winemaker

Louis is sharing the story of how SUNU wines came into existence; the vineyard selection process; ideal growing conditions, and the importance of marine sediment soil which make this finicky grape so delicious when handled correctly. There are few pockets in the world where Pinot Noir can be grown, and Oregon is one of these locations!  Then he dives into winemaking practices along with tasting Pinot Noir - reviewing the wondrous aromas and profiles of each SUNU wine.  Enjoy the video!

  Let's Talk Pinot

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At Betz Family Winery, we have a guiding philosophy behind everything we do; there is no substitute for quality. It begins in the vineyards and ends in the cellar. That’s the way we’ve crafted our wine since the first vintage back in 1997, and the way we’ll continue to do so for many more to come. Each bottle is a celebration of the Washington wine region we call home, offering a flavor that’s just as compelling and complex as it is approachable. We keep things purposeful and simple around here, and we think it shows with every sip.