We found some black rockfish in the freezer, and mixed up some blackening seasonings. Our favorites are smoked paprika, cayenne powder, onion powder garlic powder, black pepper, sea salt and dried basil, oregano and thyme. We then dipped the fish in butter, coated it in blackening seasoning and slowly heated up a cast iron pan to hot. We then seared the fish a few minutes on each side. We made up some red beans and rice a green salad and paired it all with a Sass Riesling.
Why Riesling? Traditionally Rieslings are perfect company for spicier foods, but Sass’s Riesling is a dry Riesling that reveals green apples, Asian pears, a citrusy, mineral backbone, juicy acidity and lingering finish that makes you want another glass, and which was a good match for the flaky fish and rich beans and rice.
Wine maker notes:
We made this wine from a cooler vintage that struggled to develop sugar but had no trouble finding its aroma and flavor footing. The grapes were handpicked on Oct. 25, then gently whole-cluster pressed to preserve its freshness. Half was racked into a tank and settled for 24 hours to clarify the juice. The other half was left in the press overnight to see what flavors might develop from more skin contact. The resulting blend was cold-fermented for more than two months in stainless steel, then allowed to naturally clarify by sitting another three months before it was racked clean and bottled. At harvest: Brix – 18.2; pH – 3.08; TA – 7.8. At bottling: alc – 12.1; pH – 3.1. 130 cases made.
Come by the winery this weekend to pick some up for your next food adventure.
When a local mushroom merchant lost his restaurant accounts after the coronavirus pandemic closed businesses across the state, the word spread on social media, and Lazlo’s oyster mushrooms were bought up by neighbors, friends and anyone within the earshot of Facebook. We got our hands on some and decided to make Stroganoff, which is the perfect dish to make when you have a lot of mushrooms. Add a cup of Sass Pinot Gris to the recipe and go light with either a ‘17 Sass Pinot Gris, or add a few more mushroom varieties and pair it with a ‘13 Vieux Amis Pinot Noir for a perfect match. Find the recipe in our profile, and come to the winery this weekend to pick up your wine. We’ll bring it out to the car for you.
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Wishing you were here to enjoy this beautiful view with us! You can still come on out for pick up or go online to our website, sasswinery.com , and get your Sass wine. Cheers! #sasswinery #wvwines #vineyardviews #drinkwine...
Need a barrel for your stay at home projects? We have some for sale! Whether it be for a planter, furniture, or for whatever your creativity takes you. We are selling them for $50 a barrel. Stop by and pick up some wine as well! #sasswinery #winebarrel #projecttime #wvwines...
Sweetie and I here with a friendly reminder that if you are in need of some wine to get you through this time, stop on by for pick up! We are here Tuesday though Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm for all your wine needs. Hope to see you 6ft apart, cheers! #sasswinery #wvwines #winepickup...
Like all other Oregon wineries, we will not offer tasting for the duration. We ARE, however, open for wine pickups.
If you roll up in the winery driveway, you'll find a list outside of all the wines we have currently.
We also will give you a 10-percent discount on 1-3 bottles and a 20 percent discount on orders of 4 bottles or more.
We will take your card information without coming near and send you safely on your way.
You also can order wine by calling 503-391-9991, messaging us on Facebook Messenger, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have it ready when you arrive.
We also will deliver wine daily within a 25-mile radius of the winery.
If you're getting cabin fever, take a drive in the country and bring wine home, too.
We will be at the winery from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
To all of our friends and winery family, stay safe!
We will have time for extra hugs at the other end of this crisis. In the meantime, we're practicing how to show you all from a distance how much we love and appreciate you. #sasswinery #tastingroom #wvwines...
Sass Winery is open for wine tasting and committed to the safety and protection of our staff and guests in light of recent events. Winery staff have updated cleaning and sanitizing schedules, the winery is an open and airy space with lots of elbow room for safe social distancing standards both inside and outside. We’re a small winery with a new tasting room catering to small groups and individuals. We will not be hosting any large events for the time being, but the tasting room will remain open Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We have a outside area as well. .
So come on out and relax with us 🍷...
Happy #NationalDrinkWineDay! But then again, that’s every day at Sass Winery. Check out this amazing @ottolenghi recipe for roasted eggplant risotto in the amazing cook book “Plenty.” Pair that with a nice Oregon coho filet and a bottle of 2017 Pinot Gris, and you will never need to set aside a certain day to drink wine again. #sasswine #nationaldrinkwineday #pinotgris #oregonwines #plenty...
I'm a foodie. That's not a confession. It goes with being a winemaker. Wine by itself can be hollow, almost as it would be without friends and family to enjoy it.
Last night, my wine became something profound with food from the brilliant Chef Kenneth Norcutt of Sea Blue in N. Myrtle Beach, SC. Folks, this is how it's done......