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!
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
"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, MW & Founder 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:
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.
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!
So pour a glass of wine (any vintage/variety will do) and start the recording!
ACTION: TAKE 1
|VIEW THE PIZZA EPISODE (COMING SOON!)|
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|