Washington Wine Month
Washington State has “Terroir” perfect for wine grapes. With ideal soils, extensive sunlight, and warm days with cool nights, Washington State produces some of the best wines in the world. In celebration of Washington Wine Month we have selected some of Washington’s most prestigious award winning wineries and are offering a 15% discount on bottle purchases during the month of March. Dine with us at Six Seven and choose a favorite to be paired with any of Chef John Roberts’s stellar dishes. Come and enjoy the best Washington State has to offer.
March Mix and Match Madness
Mix three courses, each with three different choices for $40.00
Match each course with an award winning Washington State wines for only $15.00 more.
We must be mad…………………..Available Sunday thru Thursday, throughout the month of March.
Spring Valley Wine Dinner – March 31, 2014 – 6:30pm
Join us for a very special evening featuring Winemaker Serg Laville. Featured wines include, Spring Valley Nina Lee, Spring Valley Fredrick, Spring Valley Katherine and Uriah which will be perfectly pared with exclusive menu created by Executive Chef John Robert. For more information and reservations contact 206-269-4575.
Salmon Crudo / Apple Salsa, Toasted Garlic, Avocado, Cilantro
Kobe Beef Carpaccio / Arugula, Black Truffle, Parmesan, Crisp Capers, Arbequina Olive Oil
Lemon Sherbet / Limoncello, Chili, Mint
Grilled Diver Scallops / Vegetables a la Grecque, Crème Fraiche, Crisp Calamari, Basil
Coffee Crusted Lamb Loin / Butternut Squash, Spinach, Heirloom Carrots, Valrhona Cohiba Sauce
Chocolate and Cheese / Chocolate Huckleberry Ganache, Cave Man Blue Panna Cotta, Pistachio Brittle
Spring Valley Winery Overview
For more than a century, the Corkrum-Derby family has been farming the area known as Spring Valley. Grapes were first planted in 1993 and in 1995, Walla Walla area winemakers began using Spring Valley Vineyard grapes for their select wines. Shari and Dean Derby took notice and decided to open the winery and produce Estate bottled wines beginning with the 1999 vintage. Their son Devin Corkrum Derby served as winemaker until his untimely death in 2004. Devin’s assistant and friend Serge Laville took over as winemaker and continues the legacy of Spring Valley Vineyard. As winemaker, Serge’s goal is to produce unparalleled wines of the highest quality that will please the palate now and cellar for many years to come.
Spring Valley Vineyard & Estate is owned by the Corkrum & Derby family. The Spring Valley winery and brand were sold to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in 2005.
Spring Valley Vineyard’s 109 acres of grapevines are located in the Walla Walla Valley growing region in southeastern Washington. The ini¬tially Merlot block was planted in 1993 on a south-southwest facing hillside. The vines follow the north-south slope of the hills in vertical rows, an orientation that, combined with the declination of the slope, allows the vines to take advantage of air drainage, sunshine, and the reflective nature of the surrounding wheat fields. Great care is taken when caring for the vineyard. Every grape is tended by hand, including crop thinning, leaf pulling, and harvesting, as well as hand-burying individual canes to protect them from the cold winters of southeastern Washington.
Spring Valley Vineyard is a limited production facility, producing only Estate grown and bottled red wine. The names given to our wines are a tribute to the family members who have struggled and succeeded in farming the same land where the vineyard and winery now flourish.
Frederick—Cabernet Sauvignon blend
Serge Laville – Winemaker
Not everyone gets the opportunity to try some of France’s most famed wines before their tenth birthday. While growing up in France’s Northern Cote du Rhone, Serge Laville did just that, thanks to his grandfather, a wine connoisseur with a cellar many would envy. Little did Grandpere–or Serge himself–know that Serge would grow up to create highly sought after and acclaimed wines halfway around the world as the winemaker at Spring Valley Vineyard.
As a young adult in France, Serge worked as a photographer, but the early training in his grandfather’s wine cellar, as well as an educational background in chemistry and biology, led him back to enology. He began studying with famed wine consultant Marie Laure Sylvestre, making yearly visits to various wine regions in France and learning the intricacies of terroir, aging, and tasting, and after a decade decided to become a wine tourist in the United States.
In 2000, armed with a camera and backpack, he set out on a journey that eventually brought him to Walla Walla and a chance meeting with fellow photographer and Spring Valley Vineyard founding winemaker Devin Corkrum Derby, who invited him to Spring Valley Ranch.
Serge fell in love with the wines Devin was making, as well as the beautiful old homes and magnificent scenery of the Walla Walla Valley. He also met Walla Walla native Madeleine Call and the rest, as they say, is history. After several trips back and forth between Walla Walla and France, Serge made two big decisions: one to ask Madeleine to marry him, and the other to take Devin up on his offer to become his assistant in the winery at Spring Valley.
Serge started working at the ranch during the 2002 harvest and quickly mastered the unique and special attributes of the vine¬yard and winemaking style at Spring Valley. “I learned winemaking in France,” he says, “but I learned how to make Washington wine from Devin Derby.” The two discovered they shared a philosophy of “listening to the vineyard” and allowing nature to take its course in the winemaking process with minimal, careful intervention including picking, sorting, and punching down the wines gently by hand.
When Devin died in 2004, Serge quietly tended the wines despite his own grief at the loss of his close friend, and soon made the decision to stay at the winery and continue the legacy of Devin and the winery. He has been Spring Valley’s Winemaker since 2005.
To this day, Serge crafts each wine with the care and attention that is the tradition of Spring Valley Vineyard. And in the tradition of his family, Serge and Madeleine’s daughters Claire and Anna are already at home in the vineyards and the winery at Spring Valley.
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Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge Calendar
- 1st – Caety Sagoian
- 7th - Shaggy Sweet
- 8th - Danelle Hayes
- 14th - TBD
- 15th – Carson and Tess Henley Band
- 21st - Matt Bekker
- 22nd - TBA
- 28th - Shaggy Sweet
- 29th - Rob Stewart
FOR INFO CALL: 206-269-4575
LINE-UP OF COCKTAILS
Moscow Mule with Ultimat Vodka, Fever Tree Ginger Beer and Mint - $12
Continental Drift with Avion Reposado, Limoncello & Aperol Float - $12
Tea Garden Cooler with Plymouth Gin, Lime, Cucumber & Basil with a splash of soda - $12
Abigail with Ketel One Citrus, Pellini Lioncello & Aperol - $12
Apple of My Eye with Ciroc Vodka, St. Germain & Cloudy Apple Juice - $12