You are cordially invited to join the Pantry Wine Club! Once a month, you’ll pick up four bottles selected by our in-house sommelier April Pogue, paired with seasonal recipes from our Pantry chefs. We’re focusing on small wine producers and farmers who use agriculturally sensitive techniques both in the vineyard and in production, and who make affordable, unique, and high-quality wines. Every month’s selection will be different, but you can expect a mix of bubbles, rosé, white, and red.
September Wine Club: The Upside Down
Across the Northern Hemisphere, winemakers are approaching the most exciting and trickiest time of year: Harvest. After spending the past several months keeping a watchful eye on their vines, they are deciding whether to pick their grapes now, or hope that the weather holds to allow for another week of ripening in the sun. This is a shared reality across the industry; that is, unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere, where everything is just starting to awaken after a long winter.
While most of Earth’s landmass is in the Northern Hemisphere, there is a lot to be celebrated about wines coming from the South. Wine production in newer regions like the Southern Hemisphere benefit from the centuries of knowledge passed down from the Old World, while being free from their sometimes rigid traditions. This tabula rasa has created the opportunity for more experimentation in varieties and practices, and the development of completely new wine flavors. Inspired by the adventurous approach of this newer wine region, many famous winemaking “rockstars” are now expanding their farms to the South, adding more great minds into the mix, and transforming the wine industry.
This month as our local vintners heroically take on the task of gleaning what they have sown, we will be partaking in what others have put forth in the upside down, the opposite latitude, the Southern Hemisphere.
Deetlefs Chenin Blanc ”The Stonecross Range”, 2019
Grapes: 100% Chenin Blanc
Ricca Terra “Bronco Buster”, 2019
Grapes: Vermentino, Fiano, Greco di Tufo, Arinto
Krontiras Malbec Natural, 2020
Grapes: 100% Malbec
Clos des Fous “Pour ma Geule”, 2018
Grapes: Cinsault, Pais, Malbec, Carignon
Select Your Option
Choose from a monthly subscription or a single month
How does it work?
September’s wines will be ready for pick up at the Pantry starting on Monday the 20th, and we’ll be here every day from 11am to 6pm. If you can’t swing by for your order within the first week, let us know and we’ll work something out. We will hold your wine for up to two months past the pick up date. Due to legal restrictions, we are not able to ship wine — but if you’d like to send it to someone else, we recommend that you use a licensed shipper like Ballard Sip and Ship.
Speaking of legal restrictions, you must be 21 or older to place an order and to pick up your wine. Please have your identification handy, as you may be asked for it!
We aren’t currently offering substitutions, but if you like one of the wines enough to want more, email us at [email protected] and we can arrange to get you a whole case.
How do I sign up?
You have two options for signing up: You can buy a single month’s wine selection as it appeals to you, or you can subscribe to become a member. Wine Club memberships are charged when you first sign-up and then monthly on the 1st after that, but it’s just a recurring purchase — there is no membership fee or long-term commitment.
How do I log in to my Wine Club account?
You can log in to your Wine Club account here. Within your account you can update your payment method and review your subscription options. If you have any questions just send us a note at [email protected]