Wednesday, February 18, 2015

they are comming!!!

a vertical 'staff' tasting  

So we cracked open the soon to be released 13's with some older wines yesterday. It was super fun to taste the 11, 12 and 13 chard and the two soon to be released '13 pinots with there '11 cousins...

Tiffany and I especially where anxious to taste and hear brian's analaysis of the wines as we are the ones who will soon be talking to all of you about them - I'm excited to tell you they are stunning! - There will be real live tastings notes and vintage notes from brian comming out in the news letter march 4th when these puppies are released... but sufficed to say 13 most notably has beautiful spice and structure with a similar frame to the '10 and '11 vintage and incredible balance as with all brian's wines. It was also remarkable how much stylistic similarities there are with each wine across vintages ...   he's good that's all I can say...  March 4th is the release date... if you don't get the letter for some reason drop me a note... cheers! Clare

Monday, February 16, 2015

btf spring release dinner at simpatica

Simpatica and Big Table Farm are teaming up for the third year in a row!
 For those of you who came last year and the year before you know 
you will be in for a very special evening!!

'winemaker dinner and spring release celebration'

This will be a multi-course dinner with big table farm wines paired with each course.
We will be featuring our spring release wines as well as some extra special bottles -- Brian and I will be bringing some old vintages and big bottles... sold out things things not in bottles yet ... it will be a super fun evening with good friends and wines...  

 Friday, March 13th, 2015

Featuring Big Table Farm

Amuse – Pork Rillettes, Cherry, Pickled Mustard, Celery Leaf

Wine Pairing – 2014 Big Table Farm “Laughing Pig” Rosé of Pinot Noir 
(pre-release hand-bottled just for tonight!)

Wilted Romaine, Shaved Prosciutto, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Manchego, Bagna Cauda, Fresh Lemon

Wine Pairing – 2013 Big Table Farm Chardonnay

Foraged Mushroom and Brie En Croute with Walnut Pesto

Wine Pairings – 2013 Big Table Farm Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Slow-braised Pork Coppa, Carrot Spaetzle, Savory Roots, 
Milk Jam, Whey

Wine Pairing – 
2013 Big Table Farm Pelos Sandberg Pinot Noir

Grapefruit Mirroir, Honey Ginger Ice Cream, Basil, Brioche

$75 including all wine pairings, excluding gratuity
When Friday March 13th 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Where - 828 SE ASH ST. PORTLAND, OR 97214 

call simpatica to reserve your seat 
(don't delay as they did last year they will go quickly!)


In other news --

We've been working on winter projects Brian and Jeff have been clearing brush to start putting in our perimeter fence - I got to help pull out old fence with my team which made me down right giddy... it was a nice warm up for the plowing I did this past weekend in WA with them. We have been doing lots of projects around the farm there is now a shed roof on the barn and a new roof on the house is in progress. In the office we are doing some reworking on the btf website which we will roll out with the spring release. Tiffany and Clare have been working on the behind the scenes in the office. 2015 is the year for buffing and polishing! : )  We are excited to get the spring wines out to everyone! more on that coming soon...

'brian keep the dog outta the chipper' !!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

a year in review in photos with ice cream on top...

Happy new year!! ... all be it a bit late - Brian and I have been laying low in dec - jan recovering from the huge year that was 2014 as well as taking a much needed vacation from which we just returned - we got our dose of vitamin d for sure! and I did a bunch of paintings : ) 

January kicked off with some more great press!  and a new baby calf!!
(we named him Jr. after Jeff who was minding the farm in our absence - thanks jeff!)

We got lots of coverage in the most recent Wine Spectator listing us in the 8 new names to know, Highly recommended (one of two Oregon wines) and 2 of the 16 top wines in Oregon in 2012 (over 650 wines reviewed)! - we are honored and deeply grateful! I am also admittedly giddy that goatio is now even more famous.

and following this is a drag net off some of my favorite photos and moments that happened in 2014!!! what a year. We are truly humbled and grateful ...

the old barn came down ... and become our big table! 

a table that hosted countless feasts !! and so many amazing friends!

Grapes where tended and picked and vinified (by an amazing team!) and bottled and got rockin scores and press!!   





 we made BIG plans asked for and got lots of support and help! and built a barn and a winery!

special thanks to Larry and Goatio and our founders!


and continued to farm! 



 here's to 2015 - 

We are looking forward to a year of finishing touches, buffing, polishing and refining ...