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Return to Evergreen - Evergreen's Turning 40
September 19, 2011 - June 15, 2012
The Evergreen State College

Wine Tasting for Greeners by Greeners

5:30-7:00 pm on Friday May 18, 2012
4th Floor of the Library Building in L4300


After an engaging day of seminars, panels and fishbowls, we hope you’ll come unwind at the first ever wine tasting for Greeners by Greeners.  The delicious wines featured here will be brought to you by two northwest alumni winemakers, Luke Bradford '02 of COR Cellars in Lyle, WA and Anna Matzinger '93 of Archery Summit Winery in Dayton, OR.  Come discover your new favorite wine and enjoy a selection of appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. This will be a wonderful time to catch up with old classmates and tell your favorite Evergreen stories.

This event is open to registered Return to Evergreen attendees who are at least 21 years of age and present valid photo ID. 

Alumni Winemakers

Luke Bradford ‘02Luke Bradford
Proprietor and Winemaker, COR Cellars, Lyle, WA

After working in the Val D’Orcia in southern Tuscany for Tenuta di Trinoro and on Mt Etna in Sicily for Passopisciaro, Luke returned to Washington to work as assistant winemaker for Wind River Cellars and then Syncline Wine Cellars in the Columbia River Gorge before establishing Cor Cellars.COR Cellars produces approachable wines of great character and distinction from Washington state’s finest vineyards. Proprietor and winemaker Luke Bradford will showcase a stunning selection for your tasting delight.  Participants will get to taste the 2011 Alba Cor and the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Anna Matzinger '93 
Winemaker, Archery Summit Winery, Dayton, OR
Anna Matzinger

Growing up as a kid in Idaho with an Appaloosa and a clarinet, a future in fine wine production was not immediately apparent. Likewise, after graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Soviet Studies from Evergreen, it still wasn’t very apparent. However, at the end of a summer forest service season in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area optimistically looking for salmon in small creeks, it sure did seem like an interesting idea. Anna’s subsequent journey to winemaking led out from the wilderness to what was just going to be a temporary harvest job at Beringer Vineyards in Napa Valley in 1994. The ensuing epiphany that a person could travel and offset the cost by working in wineries was too much to resist and led to winery work in New Zealand, Western Australia, Sonoma Valley, back to Australia and a bit more New Zealand before the tug of Pinot noir and destination Oregon took hold. Alighting at Archery Summit in the Dundee Hills of Oregon for the 1999 harvest had something of a destiny quality and in 2002 Anna was promoted to winemaker. Since then she has had the great good fortune to craft wines of distinction and character from five expertly tended estate vineyards in the Dundee Hills and Ribbon Ridge. She shares her respect for Pinot noir and the great outdoors with her husband Michael Davies, who is winemaker for REX HILL Winery and A to Z Wineworks.  

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Abby Kelso | Alumni Programs Officer | Call (360) 867-6538 or Email