Wednesday, July 24
Joe Swick at Civic!
We've been pouring wines from Joe Swick since opening day!
His wines run the gamut from brilliant to obscure to chuggable and we'll have him behind the wine bar, pouring a variety of of his recent releases by the glass and offering a discount on retail bottles.
Come on down to try 'em all!
Joe Swick is a 5th generation Oregonian, born and raised in Portland. He got into the wine business working as a shipping/receiving clerk working at a specialty organic food store in Portland, where he was able to taste a lot of different wines and meet a lot of Oregonian winemakers. He worked his first harvest in 2003 in Oregon, and from then until 2012 he worked 15 different harvests, traveling all over the world as far as Tasmania, France, Portugal, and Italy. Joe returned to Oregon in 2013 to start Swick Wines in the Willamette Valley.
He works only with sustainable or organically farmed vineyards that are not irrigated, from cooler climate locations. Many of the wines have zero sulfur added, a direction Joe is excited to continue pursuing.