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3rd Annual

Third Coast Soif

Sunday March 24, 2019 12-5pm

A Chicago collective celebrating real wines
grown and made naturally,
and the people who thirst for them

Almost 80 winemakers & importers
will be pouring over 350 wines
$25 general admission

 
 
 

Located in the West Loop, the Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Union Hall (Local 130) combines the best of Chicago's Art Deco chic with Blue Collar charm.

1340 West Washington street, Chicago, IL 60607

Free parking is available in adjacent lot (entrances on Washington & Randolph), and the Ashland Station of the CTA Green Line train is only 3 blocks away.

No tickets are reserved for media or industry, nor are there any discounts for media or industry.

See below for details on the venue entrances for parking, CTA station close by, main hall entrance, and tasty eats.

Soif 2019 map and directions

We are very happy to be partnering with Chicago Eco House, a local non-profit organization that has been transforming vacant and abandoned properties on Chicago’s South Side (and now in Detroit too) into inner city gardens and flower farms, as well as function sustainably using rain water and solar power. Eco House helps to educate impoverished youth on running a flower farm business, helping them to learn business skills in building and maintaining the farm operation and it would be able to grow more organically. All net proceeds will go toward CEH, as we believe that what Quilen and his team are doing is good for both our people and our planet.

You can donate additional funds yourself by clicking on their logo above.

 

Behind the tables

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Our Collaborators

Where is everyone from?

 

The New World

Smockshop Band/Hiyu Wine Farm/Floreal Cider, Columbia Gorge WA - Nate Ready

Beckham Estate Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains OR - Andrew Beckham
Bow & Arrow, Willamette Valley OR - Scott Frank
Brooks Winery, Eola-Amity Hills/Willamette Valley OR - Chris Williams
Day Wines, Willamette Valley OR - TBD
Division Winemaking Co, Willamette Valley OR - Kate Norris
Fausse Piste, Columbia Valley/Willamette Valley OR - Jesse Skiles
Flat Brim Wines, Applegate Valley/Columbia Valley OR - Ian Atkins
Fossil & Fawn, Eola-Amity Hills/Ribbon Ridge OR - Jim Fischer
Johan Cellars, Willamette Valley OR - Morgan Beck
Kelley Fox Wines, Willamette Valley OR - Kelley Fox
Maloof Wines, Willamette Valley/Applegate Valley/Columbia Gorge OR - Ross Maloof
Minimus Wines, Willamette Valley/Ribbon Ridge/Applegate Valley OR - Chad Stock
Patricia Green Cellars, Willamette Valley OR - Jim Anderson
Patton Valley Vineyard, Willamette Valley OR - Derek Einberger & Mike Willison
Swick Wines, Willamette Valley OR/Columbia River Gorge WA - Joe Swick

Absentee Winery, North Marin Wine District CA - Avi Deixler
Broc Cellars, Northern CA - Chris Brockway
Clos Saron, Sierra Foothills CA - Gideon Beinstock
Donkey & Goat, Northern CA - Jared Brandt
Florèz Wines, Santa Cruz Mountains - James Jelks
Inconnu Wine, Mendocino County CA - Laura Brennan Bissell
La Clarine Farm, Sierra Foothills CA - Hank Beckmeyer
Les Lunes Wine & Populis, Northern CA - Shaunt Oungoulian
Lo-Fi Wines, Santa Barbara County, CA - Mike Roth
Martha Stoumen Wines, Mendocino County CA - Martha Stoumen
Purity Wine, Sierra Foothills CA - Noel Diaz
The Scholium Project, Northern CA - Abe Schoener
Stirm Wine Co., Santa Cruz CA - Ryan Stirm
Subject to Change Wine Co., Northern CA - Alex Pomerantz

Ruth Lewandowski Wines, Salt Lake City UT (by way of Mendocino CA) - Evan Lewandowski

ZAFA Wines, Central VT - Krista Scruggs

Bichi Wines, Tecate, Baja MX - Noel Téllez

The Old World

Bodega La Senda, Bierzo SP - Diego Losada
Costador, Catalunya SP - Joan Franquet
Microbio Wines, Castilla y León SP - Ismael Gozalo
Quinta do Infantado, Douro/Porto PT - João Roseira
Quinta Milú/Casa Aurora, Ribera del Duero/Bierzo SP - German Blanco

Catherine et Pierre Breton, Bourgueil FR - Pierre Breton et fille
Château Maris, Minervois FR - Jacques Herviou
Domaine Bernard Baudry, Chinon FR - Matthieu Baudry
Domaine des Grottes, Beaujolais FR - Romain des Grottes
Domaine des Pothiers, Cote Roannaise FR - Romaine Paire
Domaine du Closel, Savennieres FR - Pauline Lair
Domaine Filliatreau, Saumur-Champigny FR - Fredrik Filliatreau
Jean Manciat, Mâcon-Charnay FR - Jean Manciat
Lemasson/Les Vins Contés, Loire Valley FR - Olivier & Cecile Lemasson
Les Vins Pirouettes, Alsace FR - Vanessa & Christian Binner
Luneau-Papin, Muscadet FR - Marie Luneau
Renardat-Fâche, Bugey FR - Christelle & Elie Renardat

Christoph Hoch, Kremstal AT - Christoph Hoch
Jurtschitsch, Kamptal AT - Alwin & Stefanie Jurtschitsch
Koppitsch, Burgenland AT - Alexander Koppitsch

Clemens Busch, Mosel DE - Clemens Busch
Immich-Batterieberg, Mosel DE - Gernot Kollmann
Koehler-Ruprecht, Pfalz DE - Franzi Schmitt

Casa Coste Piane, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene IT - Raffaele & Aldechi Follador
Fonterenza, Montalcino IT - Margherita Padovani
Marco de Bartoli, Marsala IT - Sebastiano de Bartoli
Maria Ernesta Berucci, Lazio IT - Geminiano Montecchi
Monterosa, Alto Piemonte IT - Daniele Garella
Podere Orto, Lazio IT - Giuliano Salesi
Vittoria Bera & Figli, Piemonte IT - Alessandra Bera

The Importers

Bowler Wine - Gab Bowler & Jessica Gualando
Brazos Wine Imports - Brian Ravitsky
Diamond Wine Importers - Ted Diamantis

Eklektikon - Aris Soultanos
Fifi’s Imports - Fifi
José Pastor Selections - José Pastor
PortoVino Groovy Italian Wines - Mark Middlebrook, Ernest Ifkovitz, Will Atkinson & Hallie Hammons
Savio Soares Selections - Savio Soares
Selections de la Viña - Alvaro de la Viña
Sotolon Selections/Haus Alpenz - Eric Seed & Jake Parrot
Zev Rovine Selections - Zev Rovine

The Collaborators

Whiner Beer, Chicago
Middle Brow Beer, Chicago
4 Letter Word Coffee, Chicago
Spirit Tea, Chicago
Glou Glou Magazine, LA/NY
Raisin, the natural wine app
Alice Feiring, The Feiring Line

 

Evan Lewandowski wine dinner @ Pacific Standard Time
Wed March 20th 6pm

by Chef Erling Wu-Bower and Pastry Chef Natalie Saben

Dinos to Diamonds as you arrive

1: Mahlon
chicken liver toast - spiced honey, frisee, 1979 bread

2: Naomi
avocado salad - white asparagus, sorrel, smoked trout, puffed buckwheat, sesame-orange vinaigrette

3: Boaz
lamb, chorizo & clam stew - fideos, shrimp, crab broth, pita

4: Chilion
artisanal cheese - seeded cracker, seasonal preserves

5: Elimelich
strawberry blondie - brown butter, strawberry vinegar, kaffir lime

- $130 per guest (inclusive of dinner, wine, tax and gratuity) -
click the image at right for reservations and more info —>


“Derek & Derek”
TWO Chicago & Patton Valley Vineyard
Wednesday March 20th 6:30pm

Chef Derek Valentine of TWO restaurant & Winemaker/Owner Derek Einberger of Patton Valley Vineyard in Willamette Valley come together for this month's  Wine Education Series dinner.

Welcome Drink
2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir

First Course
Octopus in jalapeno broth, cured onions, cucumber
2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir Pet-Nat

Second Course
Charred cabbage, honey Dijon vinaigrette, peanut crumbles
2015 Pinot Blanc “Mora Brother Vineyard”

Third Course
Braised pork shoulder, eggplant Milanese, marinara
2017 Pinot Noir

*Reservations Required* - (312) 624-8363 or click on image —>


“Thursday Night Thunder”
@ Red & White Wine Shop
Thursday March 21 5-7pm

An in-store tasting featuring Vanessa Letort of Les Pirouettes, Maria Koppitsch of Koppitsch & Francesc Escala of Mas del Serral/Can Sumoi.

$10/person that may go towards the purchase of any wine that night. Join us after in the bar for special dishes to pair with the featured wines by the glass. Proceeds to benefit Green City Market.


“Meet the Greeks”
@ Parachute Restaurant
Thursday March 21 6-10pm

Come celebrate a night devoted to natural Greek wines with special glass pours & tastings. Aris Soultanos of Eklektikon will be in the dining room to help teach diners about the Greek winegrowers he represents. You can enjoy a structured tasting of 4 natural Greek wines for an add-on component to regular service of $45, and there will also be six featured Greek wines available by-the-glass in addition to Parachute’s main wine list.

Click the image at right for their website & reservation info —>

Wineries featured:

  • Kontozisis Organic Vineyards (Thessaly)

  • Georgas Family (Central Greece)

  • Vaimaki Family (Macedonia)

  • Garalis (Aegean Islands)

  • Siflogo (Ionian Islands)


Château Maris @ Volo Wine Bar Thursday March 21st 7pm

Volo Restaurant Wine Bar is proud to be hosting Jacques Herviou of Chateau Maris for an incredible evening of food, wine, and history. Located in the village of La Liviniere, the first Cru Classe of the Minervois, Chateau Maris built the world’s first organic hemp-straw winery. The building captures and sequesters carbon dioxide in the air, resulting in a carbon negative facility. In addition to becoming a certified B-Corp, Chateau Maris has long embraced the practices of biodynamic farming, receiving Demeter, Eco Cert, and Biodyvin certifications throughout the years. 

Come meet Jacques and experience the Chateau Maris wines paired expertly with 6 courses of French cuisine from acclaimed Chef Stephen Dunne. Thursday, March 21st, 7pm. $72 per person. Reservations at volorestaurant.com.


Meet Romain Paire of Domaine Des Pothiers @ Webster Wine Bar
Thursday March 21 6:30-9:30pm

Romain is crafting incredible wines (mainly Gamay) in this practically unknown area (Côte Roannaise) that is outside of Beaujolais, yet technically part of the Loire. He and his wife, Gwen, are lovely people, and we could not be more thrilled to have our guests to meet them and taste the fruits of their labor.


Martha Stoumen wine dinner @ Marisol
Thursday March 21st 6pm

Join chef Jason Hammel of Marisol and winemaker Martha Stoumen for a collaborative menu featuring wine pairings. Martha Stoumen is the owner and winemaker behind her small namesake label which sources grapes from ecologically-minded growers in Northern California. Founded in 2014, Martha Stoumen Wines creates organic, straightforward, minimal intervention wines with the idea of bringing patience back into the vineyard and cellar. Tickets to this special dinner are $100 (includes food, wine, tax and gratuity). Limited spots are available, purchase tickets by emailing info@marisolchicago.com


Koppitsch Wine Tasting
@ Pastoral French Market
Friday March 22 4:30-6:30pm

Join us Friday March 22nd from 4:30 to 6:30pm in the French Market for a free wine tasting with Maria Koppitsch of Koppitsch Weingut. Maria and her husband, Alexander, took over his family's Austrian estate in 2011 and began making wine. Using Biodynamic practices, hand harvesting with minimal additions of sulfur and light filtering, Koppitsch wines are hands-off and terroir driven as the vineyards are situated on the shores of Neusidl Lake and feature soft, rolling hills of mostly limestone soil. Maria is in town for Third Coast Soif so if you missed out on buying a ticket to Chicago's 3rd natural wine fair or would like to get a sneak peek, stop by and say hello. Cheers!


"BDAY BTG" @ Red & White Wine Bar
Friday March 22 4pm-midnight

No tasting today, but a special by the glass take over in the bar, in celebration of Martha Stoumen's and Evan Lewandowski's birthdays. Should be tons of fun. 


Off-Soif Porron Party @ Brothers & Sisters
Friday March 22nd 6-10pm

Warm up for Third Coast Soif with us and some stellar Spanish wine folks: importer Alvaro de la Vina of Selections de la Vina and winemaker Francesc Escala of Can Sumoi.

Ticket includes a glass of txakoli, a plate of Spanish-inspired snacks, and front-row seats at the porron relay*. We’ll have an extra-special array of glass pours from our Spanish friends and more fun foods at the ready.

Porrons, pintxos, and pals await. Won’t you join us?

*…or the opportunity to participate it if your porron skills are up for it.


Les Vins Pirouettes Wine Dinner @ Lost Larson
Friday March 22, 6-8:30pm

Join us for a special 4-course wine dinner Friday March 22nd  at 6pm, featuring natural wines by Les Vins Pirouettes, a project that helps organic and biodynamic grape growers in Alsace move away from selling their grapes to cooperatives and towards making and bottling natural wines themselves. Vanessa Letort, one of the founders of Les Vins Pirouettes will be on hand to guide guests through the wines. Limited to 30 seats this special event features a menu by executive chef Bobby Schaffer and Chef de Cuisine Colin McGill. Tickets are available at lostlarson.com for $75 per guest (inclusive of dinner, wine, tax and gratuity). Menu details and tickets available by clicking through the bottle photo.


Off-Soif Party with Las Jaras Wines
@ Webster Wine Bar
Friday March 22 10pm - 1:30am

Webster's Wine Bar is welcoming winemaker Joel Burt to Chicago the only way we know how, with a late night wine hooley! Joel Burt and Eric Wareheim, started making wine that reflect unique terroir with minimal intervention, to create wines with an expression to be reveled in.

The selection of wines offered throughout Third Coast Soif weekend, March 22-25, include:

2017 Sparkling Old Vine Carignan
2017 Rosé of Old Vine Carignan
2017 "Sweet Berry Wine" a delicious blend of Carignan, Zinfandel, and Charbono (psst, it's not sweet!)

Friday night after 10:00, the following will be available (limited quantities) while we listen to Joel's expertly curated music list:

2018 Glou Glou Charbono
2018 Gradient Pink (Zero-Zero Carbonic deliciousness)

The best part? Each selection is a mere $14 per glass!!


“Satellite of Soif” @ Triple B Studio
Saturday March 23, 2-6pm

This year we're taking our Off Soif into another dimension! Join us for an afternoon of tasting and "out of this world" revelry at the Triple B Studio (1902 n Milwaukee Ave.). Right down the street from Red & White, this event will feature our hand-picked producers from Third Coast Soif. If you're missing the main event, or if you just want to skip to the pre-party, sidle on over to Satellite of Soif. 

There are two entry times (2pm and 4pm). Your $10 entry fee can be redeemed towards a purchase at the shop the day of.
Click on image at right for link to tickets —>

Here's who will be pouring (wines will be available for sale at Red & White)...in no order:

Bichi (Baja, Mexico)

Broc Cellars (Berkeley, California)

Clemens Busch (Mosel, Germany)

Domaine Des Grottes (Beaujolais, France)

Immich Battereiberg (Mosel, Germany)

Koehler Ruprecht (Pfalz, Germany)

Koppitsch (Burgenland, Austria)

La Clarine Farm (Sierra Foothills, California)

Bodega La Senda (Bierzo, Spain)

Les Lunes (Orinda, California)

Microbio Wines (Castilla y Léon, Spain)

Domaine Pothiers (Cote Roannaise, France)


Off Soif + PodoPop Present: Day Wines @ Passerotto
Sunday March 24 5:30-9:00pm

Day Wines joins us for PodoPop: Passerotto's Sundays Only Pop-up Wine Bar!

Meet Erich Berg of Day Wines

Join us as we pour:
2017 Mamacita! Pet Nat - Vermentino//Muscat
2017 Baby Cheeks Rose - Malbec // Tanat // Cab Franc
2016 Vicis - Pinot Noir // Pinot Blanc // Pinot Gris
And more....

Sundays Only Kitchen Menu! Off-menu korean comfort food made to pair with the wine we pour.

Reservations available at passerottochicago@gmail.com
or walk-in! Click on image at right for more info —>


BTG Takeover @ Daisie’s
Come Meet Morgan Beck of Johan Vineyards! Sunday March 24 6pm

Morgan will be pouring her wines and visiting your table, starting right after Soif! 

Don't miss this opportunity to taste some incredible wine, and meet one of the most passionate winemaker in Oregon. 

Click on image to left or call  (773) 661-1671
2523 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago


Clos Saron & Hiyu Farm/Smockshop Band @ Red & White Wine Shop
Monday March 25th 5-7pm

Tasting featuring Gideon Bienstock of Clos Saron and Nate Ready of Hiyu Farm & Smockshop Band.

$10/person that may go towards the purchase of any wine that night

Below is a short list of places in Chicago which champion naturally produced, minimal intervention wines.

Wine Shops

Red & White Wine Shop
1861 N Milwaukee Ave
773-486-4769

Diversey Wine
3023 W Diversey Ave
773-360-8365

Vin Chicago
1826 N Elston Ave
773-489-3454
(plus 3 other locations)

Perman Wine Selections
1167 N Howe Street
312-255-8990

Independent Spirits
5947 N Broadway St
773-989-2115

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
2945 N Broadway St
773-472-4781
(plus 2 other locations)

Craft & Barrel
1433 W Belmont Ave
773-549-2227

Off Premise
1128 W Armitage Ave
773-770-3540

Plum Market
1233 N Wells Street
312-229-1400

The Noble Grape
802 N Bishop Street (at Chicago Ave)
312-846-1204

Brothers & Sisters
2119 W Chicago Ave
773-661-1599

57th Street Wines
1448 East 57th Street
773-996-4882

Restaurants

Giant
3209 W Armitage Ave
773-252-0997

Boeufhaus
1012 N Western Ave
773-661-2116

Parachute
3500 N Elston Ave
773-654-1460

Lula Cafe
2537 N Kedzie Ave
773-489-9554

Bad Hunter
802 W Randolph St
312-265-1745

Avec
615 W Randolph St
312-377-2002

Entente
3056 N Lincoln Ave
872-206-8553

Table, Donkey & Stick
2728 W Armitage Ave
773-486-8525

Arbor
2545 W Diversey Ave
312-866-0795

Cafe Marie-Jeanne
1001 N California Ave
773-904-7660

Brothers & Sisters
2119 W Chicago Ave
773-661-1599

The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park Ave West
312-801-2100

Autre Monde Cafe
6727 W Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn
708-775-8122

Wine Bars

Webster's Wine Bar
2601 N Milwaukee Ave
773-292-9463

Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar
954 N California Ave
773-292-1616

Red & White Wine Bar
1845 N Oakley
773-486-4769

Income Tax Bar
5959 N Broadway St
773-897-9165

Lost Larson Vin Bar
5318 N Clark St
773-944-0587