Welcome to the Tilth Wine Club!

It’s here! We are thrilled to offer you, our guests, an experience not found elsewhere: food-friendly, off-the-beaten path wines, curated by our own sommelier, Andre Godsil. Our monthly 2- and 4-bottle wine club selections come from tried-and-tested food pairings and are aimed to foster a love of wine, be the stuff of conversation while entertaining at home, and welcome lesser-known varieties to your collection (but drink these, by all means!).

 

Thank you for joining,

-Maria Hines

Wine Club Details

  • Two Bottle Selection @ $45 plus Tax
  • Four Bottle Selection @ $105 plus Tax
  • Feel Free to pick up your wine @ Tilth  between 2-6pm 7 days of the week
  • A copy of the wine and pairing notes will be included with your purchase
  • Clink on the Tilth Link below to sign up or feel free to call the Restaurant.

Meet Andre Godsil, Tilth Sommelier and GM

 

Welcome to the inaugural month of Tilth Wine Club! I’m Andre Godsil, Tilth GM and sommelier, and I have nearly 30 years in the hospitality business. The last 16 years spent as a sommelier. First, at the Couer d’Alene Resort in Idaho. I started working at 14 in a diner, moved into fine dining at age 17 where I first developed a passion for wine, then worked in Seattle as a server and bartender. I originally came to Seattle from Spokane to attend the University of Washington in 1997.

 

Being part of the Tilth family has been one of the most rewarding positions of my career and launching the Tilth Wine Club is part of that: I love exposing guests to new and exciting wines that might otherwise be overlooked. My experience has allowed me to learn about different grape varieties and regions lesser known to the average wine drinker. Many wines I try come from producers that do not have tasting rooms, or they only taste by appointment. Well beyond grocery store shelves and a restaurant wine list’s usual suspects. You have a wine resource in me, and in Tilth!

 

On this journey, my goal is to talk about wine in a way that makes sense to both novices and seasoned wine drinkers. This is meant to be fun and take the guesswork out of finding cool wines, so consider this enclosure with its tasting notes, fun tidbits and Chef Maria’s food pairings to be your monthly road map as we go.

 

  -Andre Godsil

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1.) 2018 Landhaus Grϋner Veltliner

This wine is a great representation of an Austrian Grϋner Veltliner (say “grooner” + “felt-leaner”). Although it’s a mouthful to pronounce, it’s also a mouthful of bright, herbal flavor. Grϋners are meant to have a nice spicy note and this one from Landhaus Mayer is no exception. A touch of white pepper with a hint of aromatic herbs are this wine’s signatures. It is balanced out with bright acid and some limestone in the finish.

Pairing: Maria suggest enjoying this wine with grilled poultry or spicy Asian cuisine.

2.) 2017 Clement et Florian Coteaux du Giennois

Cheers to Pinot Noir from underrepresented regions! Clement et Florian makes a lovel Loire Valley wine from Giennois. This easy-drinking wine offers medium-ripe cherry notes with a touch of tobacco, a youthful, medium body and a long finish. This Pinot Noir has versatility enough to be served on its own, but is meant to enjoy with food.

Pairing: Maria suggest roasted pork loin or anything with truffle butter.

3.) 2016 Arnaud Lambert Sammur Champigny Terres Rouge

Staying with the Loire Valley theme for this next selection, this Cabernet Franc is a shining example of a usually-blended varietal standing on its own. The Arnaud Lambert Cab Franc from Sammur Champigny is so distinctive on palate. A touch of green pepper from the pyrazine enzyme (geek alert!) lingers, but in a very pleasant way, as well as red pepper, black pepper and round fruit to pull it all together.

Pairing: Maria suggests grilled bavette steak with chimichurri.

4.) 2017 Anne Amie Winemakers Selection Pinot Noir

Back to the beloved pacific northwest, this delicious Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Anne Amie plays with just the right amount of ripe fruit and just the right amount of earth. The cherry notes blend wonderfully with a light minerality on the midpalate. This is what to look for in an Oregon Pinot Noir, perfect with the Northwest’s fished, farmed and foraged bounty.

Pairing: Maria suggests medium rare sockeye salmon (but not after Oct. 1!)