Monday, August 30, 2010

Labor Day @ Walter Dacon Wines Reminder

Labor Day weekend Reminder!
Invite your friends and stop in: September 4th, 5th and 6th ~ noon to 6 pm Live Music by “Teacher”
Fresh steamer clams (done Walter style) from Taylor Shellfish Farms,
Wonderful hot rustic French bread along with
Hummus, celery, olives and flat bread
Fee: $15 (Le Grand Crew ~ $5)

Help us welcome Doug and Kim McCrea's new Tasting Room to down town Olympia (just off Capitol on Fifth @ 116 5th Avenue). The Olympia Wine and Tasting Bar is open 1-6 pm Thursday through Saturday and 1-4 pm Sundays. Stop in to purchase great wine and tell them Walter Dacon recommended them.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Walter Dacon Looks back (just for a second) and Looks Ahead!

Since our 5th anniversary celebration (Le Grand Crew Dinner Party) at the end of July, it has been a whirlwind of activity for us.  It seems we've been on the go constantly.  I just looked at the calendar and the long days of summer are wanning.

But the good news keeps coming for Walter Dacon:

  • Wine Spectator, in the latest edition (September issue) gave our 2007 C'est Syrah Magnifique 93 points!
    • This follows on the heals of Wine Spectator's August edition giving C'est Syrah Beaux 92 points
    • Appanage 91 points
    • C'est Syrah Belle 90 points
We poured at Auction of Washington Wines and Picnic with the Winemakers, Thursday, August 19th, at Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, to benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children's Hospital and the Washington Wine Education Foundation.

  • We're also very pleased to welcome Salida Wines (by Doug and Kim McCrea) new tasting room in downtown Olympia, located in the New Caldonia Building, 116 5th Ave.  They are open for tastings and sales Thursday through Saturday 1 pm to 6 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Stop in and tell Kim and Doug that Walter Dacon suggested you drop by.
Friends of Olympia Farmer's Market is holding the 11th annual "Taste of the Market" on Tuesday the 24th of August, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Walter Dacon will be there pouring Voignier, Belle and Beaux.  Tickets can be purchased at the Farmers Market Office or online at Farmers Market.  Come out and support our local farmers and vendors!
  • We also want to invite everyone to join us over the Labor Day Weekend to listen to live music by Teacher, drink great wines and feast on Taylor Shellfish Farms fresh steamer clams done Walter style.  Noon to 6 pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 4th, 5th and 6th.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Walter Dacon at Wines in the Pines - Suncadia and More Terrific Scores

Walter Dacon Wines was privileged to be selected to pour wine at Suncadia Lodge, July 31st, for the third annual "Wine in the Pines" event. 

More good news for Walter Dacon; new wine scores from Wine Spectator magazine are in:
  • 92 C'est Syrah Beaux
  • 91 C'est Syrah Appanage
  • 90 C'est Syrah Belle
Look for the September issue of Seattle Metropolitan magazine - Appanage made the top 100 list - we just don't know the exact number!  So, it will be a surprise to us too.  We're just honored that of all the wineries in Washington (close to 700) - we made the top 100.  Hurray!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Walter Dacon Le Grand Crew Dinner Party and Dance

July 24th was a terrific afternoon at Walter Dacon Wines.  The weather was perfect as over 100 wine club members, Le Grand Crew, gathered on the lawn to celebrate our 5th year anniversary and partake in a cedar planked salmon dinner with all the trimmings prepared by Randy McIntosh and Vern's Restaurant.  The dance floor was ready as our band from Tacoma, The High Rollers, performed amazing dance music.  Everyone was up and dancing.  BJ a 95 year old guest from Hartstine Island and a former Radio City Rockette, danced every dance. Thanks to everyone for helping us celebrate our fifth year milestone.  To commemorate our fifth year, we introduced 2007 C'est Syrah Belle magnums, personally signed by the winemaker.  Again, thanks to everyone for making the wine club dinner and our 5th anniversary very memorable.