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Meet Marilee Bramhall of iola wines and taste her delectable selection of French wines for our first ever virtual tasting.

Talk to Marilee Bramhall about the vines and wines while you sip and savor at home.

You can read more about both Marilee and iola wines in our January issue of Basil & Salt Magazine

Please note this first tasting is only available in the following states due to iola wines shipping schedule. Also please note shipping cut-off dates (below) to receive wines in time for the virtual tasting.

Washington
California
Florida
Please see shipping chart below for “order by” dates.


Seattle|Tacoma Marilee will hand deliver your wines, saving you shipping costs!
Email Marilee direct at wineclub@iolawines.com

How to order

Tasting: Friday, January 29th 5:00 pm pacific | 8:00 pm eastern

Please order by emailing Marilee at iola wines directly at wineclub@iolawines.com.  

Please include the following with your email.

  • Which package you would like and how many. Example: qty 1 – 2 bottle package or qty 1 – 4 bottle pkg. You can order more than 1 tasting kit.
  • Customer Name
  • Customer Address
  • Customer Email Address
  • Customer Phone Number
  • Please specify you are over 21 years of age
  • Understand and agree that an adult signature is required for delivery.

What we will be tasting

Wines Selected for Basil & Salt January Virtual Tasting
(Note we’ll taste them in a different order than shown here.  The tasting order will be 1,3,4,2)

Two Bottle Package $45 + Tax and Shipping

Chateau Du Payre Bordeaux Blanc

Extraordinary wine, sustainable viticulture, produced by women for five generations. Chateau Du Payre has been handed down from mother to daughter since 1881.  Aromatically intense, crisp, refreshing, and mouthwateringly delicious, this Bordeaux Blanc is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris.  Crafted with indigenous yeast, certified Terra Vitis/Sustainable Viticulture, and in organic conversion.  A Wine Enthusiast Best Buy since 2017!

Chateau Du Payre Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux

Extraordinary wine, sustainable viticulture, produced by women for five generations. Chateau Du Payre has been handed down from mother to daughter since 1881. A blend of 57% Merlot and 43% Cabernet Franc grown on chalky clay soils. Ruby in color with notes of violets, cedar, black fruit, savory herbs, spice. Concentrated, earthy, ripe red currant and blackberry on the palate. Plush and velvety tannins. This is an approachable, well-balanced and delicious Bordeaux. Crafted with indigenous yeast, certified Terra Vitis/Sustainable Viticulture, and in organic conversion.

Four Bottle Package $95 + Tax and Shipping Includes the Two Bottle Package + The Following

Domaine La Croix Montjoie AOC Vézelay

Chardonnay from where chardonnay was born. This chardonnay hails from the Vézelay appellation in NE Burgundy about 25 miles from Chablis. Domaine La Croix Montjoie has been farming organically and will be fully certified organic this year. Delightful aromas give way to pleasant, crisp, fruity palate. This delicious wine, stylisitically reminiscent of a Chablis, is equally pleasing as an aperitif with starters, with charcuterie, seafood and shellfish and cheeses or all by itself! To paraphrase a couple of famous somms: “some of the best village Chablis for the money is not even in Chablis, it’s about 25 miles south in the village of Vézelay.”

Domaine Les Luquettes IGP Mont Caume Rosé

This delicious rosé will see you through happy hour with a bowl of chips or a heartier charcuterie board and carry you right through dinner with ease. Pale copper almost peach in color, its soft and elegant perfume of makes it that much more enjoyable to drink. Delicate yet concentrated this wine blooms on the palate. Structured and well-balanced with pleasing length, this wine is delightful. It comes to us from the Bandol area of southern France just above the Mediterranean Sea. Domaine Les Luquettes was handed down from mother to daughter. No pesticides, no herbicides, harvested by hand.  


Retail Price of Wine for Two Bottle Package – $45.00 (plus tax and shipping)
1 bottle Chateau Du Payre Bordeaux Blanc
1 bottle Chateau Du Payre Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux (Rouge)

Projected UPS ChargesTwo Bottle   PackageOrder Cut Off        Dates
to San Francisco, CA $          17.0023-Jan-21
to San Diego, CA $          17.5023-Jan-21
to Seattle/Tacoma WA $          14.5025-Jan-21
to Walla Walla, WA $          19.0025-Jan-21
to Miami, FL $          19.5021-Jan-21

Retail Price of Wine Four Bottle Package – $95.00 (plus tax and shipping)
1 bottle Chateau Du Payre Bordeaux Blanc
1 bottle Chateau Du Payre Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux (Rouge)
1 bottle Domaine Les Luquettes Rosé
1 bottle Domaine La Croix Montjoie Vézelay (Blanc)

Projected UPS ChargesFour Bottle PackageOrder Cut Off Dates
to San Francisco, CA $          18.0023-Jan-21
to San Diego, CA $          20.0023-Jan-21
to Seattle/Tacoma WA $          15.5025-Jan-21
to Walla Walla, WA $          20.5025-Jan-21
to Miami, FL $          24.0021-Jan-21

Note: A $2 admin fee is added to each tasting ticket.