Join Us for #openlocalwine on May 22, 2020 to Celebrate & Support Local Wine

When we created the first #openlocalwine night back in March, we never could have imagined how popular it would be – with our readers, with winemakers and with fans of local wine all over North America and beyond.

We knew that some of our favorite East Coast regions would participate and benefit from it, but watching the #openlocalwine hashtag spread in areas we rarely cover – Texas, Arizona, Oregon, and even California – was so exciting.

Not long after, people started to email us asking when the next one was going to be. They wanted it monthly. They wanted it every Friday night. I was leaning more toward making it an annual event, but there was just too much demand from wineries and their fans.

So today I’m excited to announce that we’re going to do it again on Friday, May 22, 2020. Local wineries still need our support and I think we all need the connectedness that events like this offer.

To take part in #openlocalwine all you need to do is:

  1. Get a bottle of local wine (or cider) and open it Friday, May 22
  2. Enjoy it with a nice meal – either home-cooked for takeout from your favorite local restaurant.
  3. Post picture(s) of the wine or wines online – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter – using hashtag #openlocalwine. And tell us why you picked that wine (or wines) and who you are sharing it with.
  4. Raise a glass to the winemaker who made it.
  5. Drink it and enjoy it with your family.

Please also make sure that you @ mention the winery/winemaker as well as The Cork Report on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram (we are @ginashay1, @lennthompson and @the_cork_report on the latter two).

That will help us see and then share your posts with with larger #openlocalwine community.

We are proud to announce that to help with #1 above – getting a bottle or bottles of local wine – we’ve been working with great wineries from across North America on special #openlocalwine packs and discount/shipping deals using the offer code “openlocalwine.” You’ll find all of those listed below.

Remember, ALL ARE WELCOME. We always want this event to be open to as many people as possible. That’s why we keep it easy to do and invite people from every corner of wine country to participate!


Special Deals for #openlocalwine

Michigan

45 North Vineyard and Winery
Shipping deals: $10 flat rate on 6-11 bottles and $0.01 on 12+ bottles. Mix and match apply. 20% off special bundle two-pack using the code “openlocalwine” online or order by phone at 231-271-0990:

  • 2017 Chardonnay
  • 2017 Pinot Noir

Amoritas Vineyards
Two discounts available using code “OPENLOCALWINE” by ordering online or calling 231-994-2300:

Bel Lago Winery
$0.01 shipping on orders of 6 bottles or more of the following wines:

  • 2016 Chardonnay
  • 2016 Dry Riesling
  • 2017 Semi-Dry Riesling
  • Edelzwicker

Bonobo Winery
Free shipping on 6 or more bottles with code openlocalwine6 or $10 flat rate shipping on 3-5 bottles with code openlocalwine3. Offer is good through the end of the month!

Chateau Chantal
Michigan Wine Month specials that also qualify for #OpenLocalWine night:

Detroit Vineyards
20% discount on this special 3-pack bundle and free shipping with the code “openlocalwine” via the web store:

  • 2017 Dry Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore
  • 2017 Chardonnay (UnOaked), Lake Michigan Shore
  • 2017 Cabernet Franc, Lake Michigan Shore

Great Legs Winery Brewery Distillery
Baker’s dozen special: Buy a case of one varietal and choose any additional bottle of wine for free using code #openlocalwine. OR get a free bag of grilling chips with code #openlocalwine.

Lake Michigan Vintners
20% off purchases for curbside pickup with code “pickuplocal” OR $5 shipping on all 6-bottle boxes of wine with code “shiplocalwine” (just purchase the Fed Ex shipping)

Left Foot Charley
Special #openlocalwine three-pack that includes Engles Ransom Hard Cider, Murmur, and Rosé with $5 shipping

Nathaniel Rose Wine

  • 20% off member discount to anyone with the “openlocalwine” password on 3 special #openlocalwine bottle sets: What’s New, Red Lovers, and The Classics
  • 10% off anything else with purchase of a case (12 bottles) using the “openlocalwine” password
  • 25% off for life with a Super Membership as long as membership is maintained. 
  • Ordering: Curbside pick up by appointment by email [email protected] or text to 989-302-3297.

Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery
Coinciding with Michigan Wine Month, 10% discount on all 3 bottle purchases in the month of May. Use coupon code “openlocalwine” at online checkout. Curb-side pickup or shipping available to over 40 states.

Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery
10% discount on any wine purchase on May 22 only

Rove Estate Winery
Two different three-packs: a sweet wine pack or a variety pack, with each pack being at least a 15% discount:

Sandhill Crane Vineyards
Available starting May 15, 20% off special Open Local Wine 3-pack to anyone that mentions #openlocalwine, including:

  • Lakedaze
  • Solstice
  • Blushing Crane
  • Ordering: Wine available for pickup and by appointment. Call 517-764-0679 or e-mail [email protected]

Shady Lane Cellars
$0.01 shipping on all wine with use of the code #openlocalwine. Included with each shipment will be a small gift.  Standard volume discounts, etc., will apply.

St. Julian Winery
4-bottle #openlocalwine tasting pack delivered for $69.99 to your door with $0.01 shipping (retail value $109.96). Includes:

  • 2019 Winemaker Series Chardonnay/Pinot Gris
  • 2019 Mountain Road Estate Riesling
  • 2018 Braganini Reserve Petite Pearl
  • Native Root Rosé

Walloon Lake Winery
Offering our wine club discount of 20% on special 3-pack and offering flat rate shipping of $10 using code “openlocalwine”:

  • 2019 Wildwood (dry La Crescent) 
  • 2019 Rosie Rosé (dry Marquette rosé)
  • 2017 North Arm (dry Marquette)

New Jersey

Hawk Haven Vineyard
5% off (on top of the current 25% discount) on all purchases with code “openlocalwine”

Special #openlocalwine pack that contains:

  • 2019 Hawk Haven Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cape May Olive Oil Co. Meyers Lemon EVOO
  • Cape May Spice Co. Route Nine Spice Blend
  • Recipe Card for Steamed Clams (using included ingredients)

Jessie Creek Winery
20% Wine Club Member case discount extended to everyone with purchase of 3 or more bottles of wine using code OPENLOCALWINE.

Natali Vineyards
5% additional discount on all online purchases using code #openlocalwine

Unionville Vineyards
Special “Pink Package” three-pack for #openlocalwine night for $59:

  • 2019 Dry Rose
  • 2019 Hunterdon Mistral Rose
  • NV Fields of Fire

White Horse Winery
Extending wine club discount with all orders using code “openlocalwine”

William Heritage Winery
Special “White Wine Tasting at Home Box” for #openlocalwine night for $59:

  • 2019 Pinot Gris
  • 2019 Semillon
  • 2019 Skin Contact Chardonnay

The winery will also be hosting a virtual tasting of these wines with the winemaker on Instagram Live.

New York

Anthony Nappa Wines
Case special on both Anthony Nappa NY Riesling and Rosato Organic Rose: $120/case (full 12-bottle cases only, plus NYS Sales Tax and shipping), which = $10/bottle, making it a 40%-60% off retail price.

Ordering: Email [email protected] 

Bedell Cellars
Two complimentary Bedell GoVino glasses with all orders using code “openlocalwine”

Bridge Lane Wines
20% discount on all purchases using code “openlocalwine” with free shipping over $50

Buttonwood Grove Winery
Any 3 bottles, 5% bottle discount, shipping included – coupon code DRINKLOCAL
Special #OPENLOCALWINE 3-pack including shipping for $50 plus tax (normally retails for $70 plus shipping) with coupon code “OPENLOCALWINE” includes:

  • 2018 Dry Riesling
  • 2019 Rosé
  • 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir

Dr. Konstantin Frank
20% discount and free shipping on 6+ bottles
using code “openlocalwine”

Forge Cellars
Special #openlocalwine 4-pack of riesling for $84 using promo code openlocalwine, with complimentary shipping that includes:

  • 2 bottles of 2018 Dry Riesling Classique
  • 1 bottle of 2018 Sunrise Hill Vineyard Dry Riesling
  • 1 bottle of 2017 Leidenfrost Vineyard Dry Riesling

The winery is also offering complimentary shipping on purchases of 6+ bottle (no code needed)

Fox Run Vineyards
Special #openlocalwine three-bottle vertical of Tierce Riesling ($90) that includes 2017 Tierce Dry Riesling, accompanied by 2 past vintages – the 2015 and 2016 Tierce. Free shipping is also available using code “CompedShipping” on 6-24 bottles. 

Hermann J. Wiemer
Special #openlocalwine HJW 3 Pack for $55, which is wine club pricing. Add three more bottles and get $1 shipping too. The pack includes:

  • 2019 Dry Rose
  • 2018 Riesling Dry
  • 2018 Field Red

Keuka Spring Vineyards
Special #OpenLocalWine “Classic Dry Whites” package using code “openlocalwine”

Winery will host a virtual tasting at 4-5 pm EST on May 22: Virtual tasting with Classic Dry Whites package.

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 
Special #openlocalwine Memorial Day edition 3-pack: $44 and ships for $5 flat rate (special price and shipping rate automatically applied when this promo pack is ordered). Includes:

  • 2017 Semi-Dry Riesling
  • Estate White Cuveé
  • Estate Red Cuveé

Lenz Winery
Free shipping on all orders using code “OPENLOCALWINE”

Lieb Cellars
20% discount on all purchases with free shipping over $50 using code “openlocalwine”

Macari Vineyards
Free shipping with code “openlocalwine’

Mazza Chautauqua Cellars (Mazza Vineyards and South Shore Wine Company)
1¢ shipping for 3+ bottle wine orders using discount code “openlocalwine” for a limited time, 5/8 – 5/22

Paumanok & Palmer Vineyards
Special #openlocalwine Summer Four Pack for $89 plus tax with free shipping in New York if you use the offer code “openlocalwine”:

  • 2019 Palmer Albarino
  • 2018 Palmer Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2019 Paumanok Chenin Blanc
  • 2019 Paumanok Dry Rose

Raphael Wine
30% discount on all purchases (excluding sale items) using the code “openlocalwine”

RG|NY
15% discount in addition to free shipping in New York
using the code “OpenLocalWine”

Silver Thread Vineyard
#OpenLocalWine 3-pack–A $50 three-pack of wines perfect for a Memorial Day Weekend Cookout— Dry Rose of Pinot Noir, Good Earth White and Chardonnay, $10 flat rate shipping, plus our winemaker’s recipe for Cornell Chicken Barbecue.  Paul will be demonstrating how to grill perfect Cornell Chicken (perhaps our most famous local specialty) during a live stream video on Friday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Sparkling Pointe 
#openlocalwine themed “Bubbly Box” subscription for May ($80) that includes two bottles of sparkling wine, free shipping, a $5 donation to New York’s Billion Oyster Project. Subscribing now (we’re members) guarantees you a box in time for the #openlocalwine event.

SUHRU Wines
Mixed #openlocalwine four-pack of their new canned wines (2 rose and 2 pinot grigio.). And 10% Discount on all Suhru & T’Jara Wines through the end of May with discount code “OpenLocalWine.”

Three Brothers Wineries & Estates
Special #openlocalwine pack that includes the winery’s 4 Degrees of Riesling for $57 (normally $67)

Ohio

M Cellars
Free shipping on orders of 4+ bottles (shipping to OH, PA, DC and FL only). Order 6 bottles for 5% off or 12 bottles or 10% off.

Texas

Bending Branch Winery
Texas Trio Tasting Package ($100) with complimentary shipping to 30+ states (no code needed)

Brennan Vineyards 
10% off 3 or more bottles and complimentary shipping in Texas (use code: openlocalwine)

Duchman Family Winery
Complimentary shipping in Texas on 3 or more bottles (use code: openlocalwine)

 Pedernales Cellars 
Complimentary shipping in Texas on 3 or more bottles (use code: openlocalwine)

Spicewood Vineyards 
Complimentary shipping in Texas on 3 or more bottles (use code: openlocalwine)

Virginia

Afton Mountain Vineyards
Special #openlocalwine three-pack that includes:

  • 2018 Afton Rosé
  • 2019 Monticello Wine Company Rosé
  • 2018 Tradition (Bordeaux-style blend)

Blenheim Vineyards
Special #openlocalwine four-pack of the winery’s newest releases for $78 with free shipping:

  • 2019 Rkatsiteli
  • 2019 Gruner Veltliner
  • 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2019 Rose

Breaux Vineyards
15% off purchases
using code “OPENLOCAL”

Early Mountain Vineyards
In celebration of #OpenLocalWine day, we’re devoting our Taste of Virginia virtual tasting on May 23rd to limited edition bottles, releases from the Early Mountain library, and our newest release white blend, Intention. Instead of a tasting pack, select any of the below wines and use code #openlocalwine for a 20% discount.

If you buy these wines, make sure you attend the Facebook Live event as well.

Hark Vineyards
Special #openlocalwine 3-pack; free shipping with code “openlocalwine”

Hickory Hill Vineyards
15% off a pre-release of 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 Cabernet Franc, which won’t be released until the summer, using code “openlocalwine.”

Horton Vineyards 
Complimentary regular tasting for 2 with purchase of 3 bottles of wine on the phone or online for shipping or curbside pick-up. 

Ordering: ONLINE using code “#openlocalwine” or PHONE – (540) 832-7440 stating #openlocalwine 

Keswick Vineyards
20% off plus free shipping through midnight May 22 on special Open Local Wine bundled 2-pack (normally retails for $105 + tax – be sure to use the promo code “openlocalwine” to get the discount & free shipping!):

  • 2107 Keswick Heritage
  • 2019 Keswick V2 

Lovingston Winery
Special “Trio of Pino” pack for $80 that includes three vintages of estate-grown pinotage:

  • 2016 Pinotage (Library)
  • 2017 Pinotage (Current release)
  • 2018 Pinotage (Wine club-only except for #openlocalwine) 

Free pickup at the winery, local delivery and shipping to states where we are able.

Rosemont of Virginia
A special bundle of the winery’s Virginia Red & Virginia White for $31 to celebrate #openlocalwine night

Veritas Vineyard and Winery
Special three-bottle #openlocalwine pack for $75 plus free shipping that includes:

  • 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2017 Rose
  • 2018 Vintner’s Reserve

Comments (2):

  1. Betty Landis

    May 17, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Great idea!Will do!😉😊

    Reply
  2. Larry Oates

    May 18, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    So, why don’t you provide more coverage of Northwest wines?! There are quite a few wonderful producers in Washington and Oregon (even some in Idaho) that are well worth exploring. Washington State held a “Drink Local” event a few weeks ago in which we encouraged our customers t open a bottle of local wine and pair it with a meal from a local restaurant; much like what you re doing.

    I, for one, would be happy to jump on your bandwagon, although I suspect it may be a little late in the game for this weekend .

    I hope that you have a great response and that people step out of their comfort zone (or at least their familiar zone) when selecting their wines, and even their restaurants!

    When you decide that it’s time to expand your own horizons, check out the northwest. There are some gems to be found!

    Larry Oates
    Sleeping Dog Wines
    (509) 460-2886

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