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Friday Tasting: Brook & Bull Winery

  • Mom & Pop Wine Shop 6908 Northeast Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR, 97213 United States (map)

ATTENTION red wine lovers & especially Washington wine lovers:

We have a treat for you!

As you know, our main focus at Mom & Pop is affordable, diverse, everyday drinking wines. But this is also the time of year when people are looking for special bottles to take to dinners, to give as gifts or to add some sparkle to a weekend off during a hectic season. This week we are thrilled to welcome Brook & Bull winery to our Friday Tasting. They are beautifully crafted full-bodied wines you’ll be proud to present. And with only tiny case-production, we think this is a chance you don’t want to miss! As you know, tasting fees in wine country are not a mere $5, so join us for this special evening from 5-8pm!

"Brook & Bull Cellars is Ashley Trout’s latest winery and is a return to her roots of varietal driven, nuanced, and intricately balanced wines. Sourcing from top vineyard sites, Ashley crafts wines that reflect her palate and can be appreciated now or aged over the next decade. We are a 2,000-case winery located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Walla Walla Valley, situated on the famed South-side in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

Brook trout, much like winemaker Ashley Trout, are native to the East Coast; whereas bull trout, like our nation’s best wines, thrive in the Pacific Northwest. Both thrive in the harshest of conditions, much like the best wine grapes, Brook & Bull Cellars is the confluence. Welcome to the best of both worlds.

Formally March Cellars, Brook & Bull has been producing wine since 2014. Ashley has been an integral part of the Washington wine community since the 90’s, working at a variety of locations in Walla Walla and South America, where she began her wine making career at 18, following her passions around the world in search of the best ways to combine a love of wine making with a goal for community betterment. She spent the better part of a decade working harvests in Mendoza Argentina and has been an integral part of the Walla Walla Valley wine scene since 1999. After an eight year stint at Reininger Winery, she began Flying Trout Wines in 2006 where she focused exclusively on malbec and malbec driven blends. She sold Flying Trout in 2010, staying on as winemaker for another five years with a one-year hiatus to be with her two young children. In 2016 she launched Vital Wines and March Cellars (now known as Brook & Bull).

Our sister winery, Vital Winery, is non-profit, with proceeds supporting Walla Walla Valley vineyard and winery workers access to affordable health care."

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