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Wine, Picnics and Bonfires, Oh My

You’re invited to our upcoming Workshop Tasting Room event on July 15th. We’ll taste small-production supple, sumptuous and full-bodied wines just in time for your summer enjoyment. Select wines are from Spain, France Italy and from Washington. Please stop by to join us and enjoy the fun!
$10.00 Tasting Fee waived with the puchase of 2 bottles of wine.
This is a 21 + event.
Workshop Tasting Room
3906 N. 34th St.Tacoma, WA 98407
in the North End of Tacoma in the changing Proctor District
Speak with Victoria at 206-250-2854

Springtime in France

“Springtime in France” A Wine Tasting

A Workshop Tasting Room Wine Club Event. Workshop Wine Club Members are invited to taste new  2nd quarter wines at this special event.
The public is invited. A $5.00 fee applies.
A Tacoma Wine, Dine and Happy Hour Event

When: May 6, 2016
Venue: Workshop Tasting Room
We’re located off Proctor St. in the North End of Tacoma
3906 N. 34th St.
Tacoma, WA 98407

Time: 4:00p – 7:00p
Fee: $5.00 per person
Attire: Anything Blue, White or Red
This is a 21 + event

We’re excited to announce once again a stellar wine tasting event at Workshop Tasting Room. The blossoms are out and the vineyards are in bloom. It’s bud break time in the vineyards.

To celebrate we’ve lined up a very special French Wine Tasting for you at this event: a Cremant de Bourgogne, Bourgogne Blanc, Corsican Rose, Chinon, Lirac Red, and a Gigondas Tradition.

Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world’s wines are French varieties, meaning that they either originated in France or became famous through their expression in French wines. These varieties include Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Syrah, among many others.

Award winning solo harpist, Susan Haas returns to Workshop to play her lively pop music.

Small bite platters and french culinary dishes are welcome!

We hope you can join us to celebrate Spring and taste select wines at our Tacoma venue!

Victoria Lincoln: 254-318-9935
Carolyn Schneider: 253- 278-0731
Owner: Victoria Johnson: 206-250-2854

March is Washington Wine Month – Let’s Taste Some Wines

A Workshop Tasting Room Event
3906 N. 34th St.
Tacoma, WA 98407

Wine Tasting at Workshop Tasting Room Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00p

From its humble beginnings in the 1960’s, Washington State wines have continued to get better with every vintage. Today, consumers, critics, and collectors can agree that Washington wines have joined a special class reserved for the wine regions of the world. From the Columbia Valley to Walla Walla, and all AVA’s in between, lets explore these superb wines

We’ll taste through beautiful and tasty Washington red and white wines from:

William Church Winery

Trust Cellar

Guardian Winery

Newsprint Winery

Solaris Wines

$5.00 per person

Wine Club Member fees are waived at this event

This wine club makes the perfect wine gift for any wine lover.

Case discounts for the public and wine club members

In Praise of Powerful Cabernet Reds

In Praise of Powerfull Cabernet Reds – Big and Beautiful!

Enjoy the calm power of cabernet wine at Workshop Tasting Room – In Praise of Powerful Cabernet Reds – a Workshop Tasting Room Event on January 28, 2017 from 4:00p – 7:00p, 3906 N. 34th St. (on 34th under the tall fir trees just off Proctor Avenue!), Tacoma, WA 98407.

Good deep cabernet wine is filled with the firm grip you seek – full bodied – with big tannins calmed by soft oak exposure.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely recognized red wine grape varieties – the crossing between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon blanc – pest resistant thick skins – low yielding and hardy, silky smooth with age.

We will taste cabernet wine from around the world: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, with Tannat thrown in for good measure.

These full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon wines have aging potential with a pronounced bouquet of black current and mint mingled with cedar in cooler climates and notes black olives veering towards the jammy side when grapes are grown in more moderate climate.

Stay the course with us to learn more about the wines we will pour on this evening and the winemakers we will feature on January 28, 2017.

Cheers to your health and happiness!
Workshop Tasting Room



Biodynamic Wines to Drink Now – and Party!

Event: Biodynamic Wines to Drink Now – and Party!

Where: Workshop Tasting Room

Date: December 17, 2016 from 4 – 7 pm.

Address:: 3906 N. 34th St., Tacoma, WA 98407

(in Tacoma’s North End on 34th St just off Proctor Avenue)

call/txt: 206-250-2854

We’re throwing a sensational party and tasting of wines at our next tasting.

The winemakers of these wines work with the rhythm of the planets – and they aim to make the earth a better place. The grapes and wines from these vineyards and wineries are alive and fantastic on the palate. As a result, we’re the benefactors of some darn great wines.
We’ve lined up biodynamic wines of distinct variety and vintage from Italy and France—-

*Mas d’Alezon Faugeres Montfalette 2014 Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah

*Domaine du Cret de Bine 2013 Beaujolais, France Burgundy Gamay

*Le Domaine de Lucie Crozes Hermitage Les Pitchounettes 2012. FRANCE Rhone Northern Rhone Red / Shiraz/Syrah

*Verdier-Logel Côtes du Forez Cuvée des Gourmets 2014 Auvergne, France’, France Burgundy Gamay

*Occhipinti ‘Siccagno’ Nero d’Avola 2013, Italy, Sicily

*Chateau Vieux Chevrol Lalande de Pomerol 2010 France Merlot Uncertified Biodynamic

“The biodynamic approach to grape-growing sees the vineyard as an ecological whole: not just rows of grapevines,
but the soil beneath them—an organism in its own right—and the other flora and fauna in the area, growing together
interdependently…farming can be attuned to the spiritual forces of the cosmos. This might mean linking sowing and
harvesting to the phases of the moon or the positions of the planets.”
– Food & Wine Magazine

“The most effective argument for biodynamics is that wines produced employing it are more evocative of the place they’re grown — and, consequently, better. Consider that converts to biodynamics include some of the most significant high-end wine producers today.”
– Food & Wine Magazine

Bonfire weather Permitting! If, we opt to stay indoors, lighted candles will abound.

$5.00 per person
21 +
More about Biodynamics:

More about Biodynamics:

Arianna Occhipinti

Snag a bottle of Spanish Bodegas Protos, Ribera del Dueros on 12/3/16

A Workshop Tasting Room Event
This Saturday, December 3, 2016
4:00pm – 7:00pm
$5.00 Tasting Fee Per Person

3906 N. 34th St.
(on 34th just off Proctor Avenue)
Tacoma, WA 98407
206-250-2854 txt/voice

We’re tasting a selection of wines, from Bodegas ProtosRibera del Duero. Join us and explore some new favorites!

These are acclaimed wines produced on the Spanish Ribera del Duero (DO) located in the country’s northern plateau, below the picturesque regions most outstanding landmark, the Castle of Peñafiel.

These are wines from 100% Verdejo Vines & 100% Tempranillo Old Vines… Spanish sexy – guaranteed to entice  for the holidays.

✦ Verdejo: pairs with food in much the same ways as a Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc. It is a good wine to pair with vinaigrettes, olives and other sharp foods. It also does well with simple omelets, seafood and shellfish
.✦ Tinto Fino less than 25 yea old vines: Pairs with veal chops, osso bucco, or smoked gouda.
✦ Crianza 25 year old vines: braised lamb with peppers and jamon, Lamb chops, roasted meats, grilled salmon
✦ Reserva 40 year old vines: Roasted meats, mushrooms
✦ Gran Reserva 80 year old vines: Grilled lamb chops, suckling pig, Manchego cheese

Bodegas Protos is Ribera del Duero’s pioneer winery. ‘Protos’, is from the Greek word for “first”. Protos’ history goes back to 1927, when the area’s growers combined their efforts to establish a winery. The 1960s were a crucial period in the establishment of the Protos wines: the market expanded and the company began work on a new aging cellar in the heart of the hill that supports the castle, with a capacity for 3,500 oak barrels along galleries dug 9/10th of a mile into the earth, in a labyrinth that guards the secret of the wine’s success.

A natural leader both in terms of production and quality, Protos earned marks In the 1980’s, when the winemaking region adopted the “surname” ‘Ribera del Duero’ to identify the Designation of Origin with a Regulating Council entrusted to oversee the quality of the region’s wine.Bodegas Protos

We’re Throwing a Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting

Workshop is throwing a Champagne + Sparkling Wine Tasting Party

We welcome you join us to taste through several sparkling wine producers selected for their independent affordability & quality. This is sure to be a blast so don’t miss out!

Saturday, November 5th.

The event starts at 4:00pm – ends at 7:00pm.

The Tasting
Bailly-Lapierre NV Cremant Reserve Brut/Cantina Mantellina Valdobbiadene Prosecco
/Champagne Gardet Eppenay NV Rose
Azienda Agricola/FRANCO MONDO DOCG 2015

Bottles available for purchase the night of the event.

Tickets: $5.00 Per Person at the door

Our Address –
3906 N. 34th St. Tacoma, WA 98407 (just of Proctor St. in North Tacoma)

Enjoy tasting wonderful superb wines at Workshop. At our tastings you’ll learn about our wines, always with food pairing recommendations! We extend a 10% discount on all mixed/full cases.

Select the perfect sparkling wine for your holiday – it’s right around the corner!


Workshop Tasting Room, Tacoma

Wine Events


6 Wines for Fall – Part 2 – October 15th from 4:00p – 7:00p

Workshop Tasting Room
6 Wines For Fall (Revised) – Part 2

Saturday October 15th  from 4:00p – 7:00p

vacqueyras-89232Please join us to learn, enjoy and sip 6 seasonal wines on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 4 – 7 at Workshop Tasting Room

3906 N. 34th St. Tacoma, WA 98407 206-250-2854 cell/txt.

The Tasting:

* 2014 Michael Pozznan Wine – Annabelle Chardonnay

The Annabella 2014 Napa Valley Russian River Reserve Chardonnay is a bright, light straw color in the glass. Youthful but sophisticated, the wine entices with aromas of honeydew melon, juicy tangerine, and a slight hint of butterscotch. In the mouth, the wine strikes an impossible balance between voluptuous and delicate – with a silky, weighty mouth feel playing counterpoint to fine-spun flavors of citrus blossom and a hint of cinnamon. The slight structure provided by oak frames the wine’s delicacy perfectly, providing length and depth to its elegance. Enjoy this wine with butter sautéed sea scallops, served with an arugula salad with goat cheese and mandarin oranges.

* 2010 Domaine Brunely Vacqueyras “Cuvee la Tour Aux Cailles”

Half Grenache, half Syrah. Fermented and aged all in concrete tank. This is BIG. Dark, rich color. Leads with briar-y wild blueberries and dark strawberries then black pepper, violets, crème de cassis and new leather. Very cleanly made (no “French funk” here). Firm tannins and good acidity…this is one to cellar. Decant for at least an hour. Better yet, hold and drink now 2016-2022.

* 2013 Domaines Astruc Reserve Pinot Noir (Vin de Pays d’Oc) Languedoc-Roussillon, France

This lovely wine starts off with sweet strawberry jam and maraschino cherry scents that turn raw and leafy on the palate. Lean and green on the finish. For wine enthusiasts on a budget, Languedoc-Roussillon is becoming known as a great value wine, and Pinot Noir pairs well with a wide range of foods—these fruitier versions make a great match with salmon or other fatty fish, roasted chicken or pasta dishes.

* Echeverria 2013 Gran Reserva, Syrah, Colchagua Valley, Chile

A vibrant and tasty syrah. Notes of deep purple color. Bright, savory, complex aromas of black raspberry custard tart, chocolate, smoked peppercorn, and mixed olives with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length tomato, meat, and nutskin finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. This wine is a vibrant and tasty syrah that will shine at your table.

* 2013 Tres Palacios, Carmena Reserva, Maipo

Tres Palacios produces some of the best Merlot in Chile, but also some soft, elegant Cabernet. The100% Carmena wine was allowed to stand for 10 months in French oak barrels.
Aromas of ripe black and red fruits like blackberry, blueberry, strawberry and cherry, with spicy notes blend with hints of chocolate and snuff, for a rich structure, thick and balanced wine, with soft , velvety tannins that give a large volume and persistence. Ideal for pasta, semi mature cheeses, soft meats.

* 2013 Esser Vineyards – Monterey County Cabernet Sauvignon

Award-winning Esser Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, produced from lots from San Lucas and the most southern location Hames Valley Vineyards. The blend elicits deep aromas of black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and oak spice. Mouth filling flavors of black fruits, cocoa and vanilla are balanced with integrated tannins and a lingering finish of sweet fruit and subtle spices.

Thank you for your continued support and enjoyment of beautiful wines!

$5.00 per person
photo credit: (vacqueyras)

Champagne and You - Part 1 First in a two-part series of champagne and sparkling wine tasting events at the Workshop Tasting Room in the North End of Tacoma.

Come And Join Us For…Champagne And You, Part 1

Champagne and You – Part 1

First in a two-part series of champagne and sparkling wine tasting events at the Workshop Tasting Room in the North End of Tacoma.

A Workshop Tasting Room Event.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.
4:00pm – 7:00pm.
Event tasting fee: $5.00

This is a sensory event to taste exciting champagne and sparkling wines! Workshop Tasting Room is Tacoma’s newest wine store and event space and a gem tucked away in the North End. Discover us and our  hand-picked, beautifully crafted value wines at this tasting!

We love sparkling bubbles and imagine you’ve always loved champagne. You already associate it with many occasions in your life, right?

But what sort of connoisseur are you? Let’s take time at this event to look at the color of the champagne. To smell the irresistible aroma and distinguish between subtle, delicate and powerful aromas in these wines. Let’s unveil the secrets of what you taste on your palate.

We’re pouring an amazing selection of exquisite bubblies. Prepare to enjoy this selection of delights:

  • Champagne Herriot Brut Souverain NV:  91 points from Wine Spectator. An impeccably balanced champagne from the House of Henriot, family owned and run since 1808.
  • Champagne Moutard Buxeuil Brut Grand Cuvée NV: 91 points from Wine Spectator/90 W.A. A 100% Pinot Noir blend of several vintages matured in the bottle for three years. Impressive notes of brioche, nuts, and red berries permeate a rich and seamless palate. Records of the house date back to 1700’s.
  • Azienda Agricola FRANCO MONDO DOCG 2015: The lengthy fermentation on this Moscato d’Asti wine guarantees finesse and slight sparkle with characteristic scents of the Moscato grapes.
  • De Chanceny Cremant de Loire Rosé NV: The fruit comes from 20- to 30-year-old vines for wine with a delicate, sprightly nose; aromas of fresh red fruit; and incomparably fine bubbles.
  • Laluca Prosecco: A nose of orchard fruits, crisp pears, and lemon curd, all of which come together in a rich, creamy off-dry style. A beautiful aperitif.
  • Marques de Gelida Brut Exclusive Gran Reserva Sparkling Cava 2012: Full of wonderful brioche aromas, apple and pears, with weight on the palate and wonderful texture. 100% Methode Champenoise Reserva Cava.
  • Antica Fratta Brut DOCG: A refined project that brings together bubbles and glamor. An elegantly fresh, vivacious and full Franciacorta, characterized by fruity and floral aromas from Chardonnay grapes.
We look forward to seeing you there.

— Victoria Johnson, Owner, Proprietor, and Box Mover.

P.S. Save the date! …For “Champagne and You – Part 2”- November 5, 2016.

 Be happy and enjoy beautiful wines
Workshop Tasting Room & Event Venue
A great place to taste wine in the North End of Tacoma.
3906 N. 34th Street, Tacoma, Washington 98407
206-250-2854    WorkshopTastingRoom.Com    Join us on Facebook.
email: info @ workshoptastingroom . com.

Featured image: cc 2008 Simon Law via Wikimedia Commons.

Fall wines for the change in season at the Workshop Tasting Room, a great place to taste wine in North Tacoma.

Join Us For…Fall Wines For The Changing Season

Fall Wines For The Changing Season.

We’ve selected 6 wines to taste for fall with the changing season ushering in a whole new palette of rich flavors…So come and join us at the Workshop Tasting room, a great place to enjoy wine in North Tacoma.

A Workshop Tasting Room Event.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.
4:00pm – 7:00pm.

Welcome to the change of season! At this time we welcome simple, satisfying roasted meats and vegetables highlighting the best of fall farmer’s market produce. We share an undeniable desire to indulge in delicious fall comfort foods when the weather cools down. And, we crave stronger wines that will go with bigger, richer, warming foods of the season.

We’ll open our September 17th afternoon tasting with the following selections.

  • An impressive and pure Beaune 2014 white chardonnay reserve from Burgundy, France,
  • A fresh and powerful 2012 estate white blend wine from the Rhône Valley,
  • A highly seductive Italian 2014 alpine red wine from Alto Adige, Italy,
  • A juicy & full-bodied 2012 red wine vinified from grapes grown in limestone rich soils in San Bonito County, Napa, CA, and;
  • An opulent traditional red wine 2013 from Douro, Portugal touched by Bordeaux’s Bruno Prats, grandson of Fernard Ginestet, owner of Château Margaux.

We look forward to seeing you there.

— Victoria Johnson, Owner, Proprietor, and Box Mover.

Image: Composite  PublicDomainPictures.Net (Leaves)

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