Portland’s wine scene is having a renaissance. Between the wave of next-level wine bars that have opened within the last two years and the exceptional urban wineries getting national attention, it’s a particularly good time to drink wine in Portland — and it’s about to get even better. Portland Wine Company, the new winery and tasting room from the folks behind Love & Squalor, opens October 24th at 3201 SE 50th Avenue.
Since husband-wife team Matt Berson and Angela Reat founded the winery in 2006, Love & Squalor has been a serious player in Portland’s wine market, earning 90+ reviews for its rieslings and its “antsy pants” pinot noir. Those outside of the nerdy world of wine reviews will still likely recognize its ‘A Frayed Knot’ rosé of gewürztraminer; the bottle is all over Portland wine lists, and easily spotted by its label illustration of orange dresses hanging on a clothesline. Now, with Portland Wine Company, Love & Squalor will have a tasting room that also behaves like a wine bar, similar to Les Caves and Oui — visitors can order glasses of the winery’s gamay or sauvignon blanc alongside Italian snacks like meatballs or bruschetta, or grab a few bottles to take home.
Like Southeast Wine Collective or Day Camp in Dundee, Portland Wine Company will also be home to other, smaller-but-acclaimed wineries, like Jackalope and Landmass. Interested parties can explore the wine list below.
• Love & Squalor [Official]
• Jackalope Cellars [Official]
• Landmass Wines [Official]
• Drinking Your Way Through Portland’s Newest Wine Bars [EPDX]