Spotlight on Björnson Vineyard
Mark & Pattie Björnson are coming to Wine Republic to share their wonderful Willamette Valley, Oregon wines!
Presented by Mark & Patti Björnson
Thursday, December 7, 6-8 pm (reservations required)
Reserve an arrival time slot, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30. Includes light bites and plenty of wine sampling to be had no matter what time slot!
$10 Wine club members (rsvp with Patti)
Bjornson Vineyard is part of a scenic 107-acre farm, located in the heart of Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills. The vineyard is situated on volcanic soils and planted with 28 acres of wine grapes. Our mission: Care for the Land, Make Excpetional Wine, and Enjoy Life’s Journey is reflected in everything we do. We are committed to generating renewable energy, farming sustainably, and making wine with minimal handling, so that each bottle fully expresses our exceptional terroir.
The following wines will be available to taste and purchase:
2022 Rosé Bubbles
The 2022 Rosé Bubbles has dense fruit, with quince and Turkish delight leading the aroma, and a backbone of crushed seashells and grapefruit zest. This carbonated rosé has strong, lively bubbles on the tongue which finish in a creamy mousse. It has mouth-watering acidity, plenty of fruit, and a citrus finish.
2022 Reserve Chardonnay
The crest of the vineyard is planted to the Dijon 76 clone of Chardonnay. Fermented in French oak puncheon barrels, this wine offers a traditionally pure expression of Chardonnay in Oregon.
2021 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
The 2021 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a high-quality table wine wine for all-occasions at a reasonable price for hand-crafted Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley.
Gold, 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
92 points, JamesSuckling.com
2018 Estate Pinot Noir
The wine is generous, full of cherry and fruit leather, with moderate tannin structure and a dark earthy finish.
2021 Isabel Pinot Noir
This barrel selection honors Mark's grandmother Isabel, who homesteaded on the plains of North Dakota, was a school teacher, renowned cook, and award-winning pie maker. The proceeds from her three-acre vegetable garden saved the family farm during the Great Depression and paid college tuition for Mark's mother and uncle.
2019 Ratafia Dessert Wine
The wine is a type of mistelle, or fortified wine. This is a rare French dessert wine that we are emulating by arresting the fermentation of Pinot Noir Rosé with the addition of neutral spirit brandy. The result is a lightly colored wine that is rich and sweet and pair excellently with fresh fruits and cheeses.
Holiday Wine Showcase with Marcus at The District Edina
We'll ring in the holidays with our favorite wines for gifting and entertaining!
A social wine tasting party with holiday singing
Presented by Marcus Hanson
Friday, December 8, 5:30 - 8 pm (reservations required)
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Gathering Time with light bites and bubbles.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Entertaining and Gifting Wines
The District Edina located at 7777 Washington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55439
Wine Republic can create an event that is tailored to your individual or group needs, using our expertise, resources and network. Partnering with leaders in the industry, our goal is to create one-of-a-kind offerings and unforgettable experiences that showcase the passion and skill of local wine professionals. Contact us to schedule your private event!