Estate Tasting Room Grand Opening Press Release


Veteran Oregon winemaker Laurent Montalieu and Danielle Andrus Montalieu announce the opening of the new Estate Tasting Room one year after the sale of the original Soléna tasting room to the Jackson Family. 
Editor’s Note: Tasting Room rendering of winery available, as well as logo and photos of owners.
PORTLAND, Oregon (June 10, 2015) – Soléna Estate's new 3,500-square-foot tasting room facility, opening on June 21st, 2015, will feel more like a working farm with its exterior of weathered wood and stone, its wood-burning fireplace, and its wood floors, outdoor terrace, organic garden, and vineyard. In addition to the indoor/outdoor fireplace, the new Estate Tasting Room also features a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, a wrap-around patio and barrel room. As well as the daily Tasting Room tastings and tours, the new Estate Tasting Room will offer numerous “members-only” events and function as a premium event space.

Summer Solstice Celebration

The new Estate Tasting Room is scheduled to open its doors on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., complete with live music and a salmon bake. The event will feature the swing-jazz band, Boy and Bean, and an artfully-crafted salmon bake. Reservations are required prior to the event as seating is limited. Tickets will be $65 per person and $50 for Nos Amis members.
Live music and food will be served from 3:45-6:15 p.m., featuring Boy and Bean playing their swing-jazz depression-era music. “It is guaranteed to be a great time,” said Danielle Andrus Montalieu, co-owner of Soléna Estate. “We have so much to celebrate this year, with the opening of our new Tasting Room, the introduction of a members-only lounge, new management team, as well as offering our award-winning wines that go perfectly with the fabulous views and sunny weather we get to enjoy during Oregon summers.”

About Soléna Estate

Soléna Estate had its beginnings in 1999 when the estate was purchased as an engagement gift between Laurent Montalieu and Danielle Andrus Montalieu. Then in 2001, Soléna, their daughter was born, and Soléna Estate itself was founded. In 2004, Soléna released their first Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris wines. As they grew into an award-winning winery, Soléna Estate began construction on a state-of the-art winemaking facility in 2009. After a number of successes, the winemaking facility and part of the real estate was sold in 2014 to the Jackson family, and Soléna moved to its charming lakeside tasting room, which it has used until it moved again, just this month, to the new Estate Tasting Room.
"We hope our members will be as impressed with the new space as much as we are. We have added a number of touches to our new Estate Tasting Room that we believe will make our customers very happy, such as a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, a large tasting bar, and a beautiful wrap-around patio featuring views of the vineyards and surrounding lakes.” says winemaker and founder Laurent Montalieu. “Members will have a chance to reserve their own private space for events as well as participate in a number of our upcoming culinary events.”
The 80-acre biodynamically farmed vineyard, located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, is home to Dijon-clone vines, goats, and chickens. Complete with its winery and tasting room, Soléna Estate is set among pristine lakes and rolling hills. It serves as the foundation of a lasting legacy the Montalieus will leave for their daughter and the brand’s namesake, Soléna. Soléna Estate is open for tastings 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
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