Wine pairing Dinner

Wine Pairing Dinner
Devona Wines

Join us for an exclusive wine pairing dinner featuring Devona Wines!

The tasting will begin at 6:00 pm on June 7th.

Each guest will receive special wine pricing the night of the event.

Space is very limited – you won’t want to miss this special event!

There are 4 total tickets remaining.

About Devona Wines

Devona is the longtime aspiration of Winemaker John Abbott and wife, Molly. With this special project that takes us back to our roots and our earliest interests in wine, we bring the same sensibility and philosophy to winemaking that we have for more than three decades. We honor both our deep roots in Oregon with the production of Pinot Noir and our long history of winemaking in Washington State with the production of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay.

Devona could be the name of a perfume, a perfect connection to the work we do and the style of wines we produce: elegant, precise, expressive, delicate, thoughtful…

Devona, is also an old Abbott family name. One that reminds us of our elders. It makes us think of the lessons they taught us, even when we didn’t know we were learning. We reminisce about the traditions they shared with us and deepen these as we continue them forward. Reflecting our love and respect for nature, the images on our label represent favorite flora and fauna of ours from the two states where we source our fruit.

Our fruit sources are favored, long established vineyards from both Oregon and Washington, some of which we have worked with for nearly three decades. Others are new explorations.

We release both Freedom Hill Vineyard and Mount Richmond Vineyard Pinot Noir in the spring along with Chardonnay from Oregon. Our fall release includes our Washington State Chardonnay, Bacchus Vineyard Merlot, an artist series magnum, and Cabernet Sauvignon from the renowned Bacchus, Champoux, and Heart of the Hill vineyards.

Reserve Your Tickets

If you are having any issues purchasing tickets, please feel free to call the restaurant at (406) 245-7477.

There are 4 total tickets remaining.

So what’s a Buffalo Block, anyway?

In the late 1800s, towns and cities in the United States faced a common problem: the inconvenience of unpaved streets and the pervasive mud and odor that went with them. In 1900, everything changed: the buffalo block, a cheap, water-resistant, and nearly-indestructible brick, was developed. Soon, settlements across the country were paved with them, and Montana Avenue and the town of Billings were no exception.

Although buffalo block remnants are fewer and further between now that we’ve long since adopted asphalt paving methods, we unearthed plenty of buffalo blocks on the old patio and scattered throughout the building when we began our remodel of the Rex in 2018. And one day, while doing a walkthrough of the renovation, our granddaughter saw a brick and said, “Well, that would be a cool name for a restaurant!”

“Hmm,” we thought. “She has a point.”

Not just because of those old paving bricks, but also because “Buffalo Block” seemed to capture decades of history, harkening back to the days of Buffalo Bill and when the hotel bar went by the name of “Buffalo Bar.”

To make a long story short, the name sort of just stuck.

So cheers to a new legacy — while honoring our rich history.

– The Larson Family

1 “History of Stree Brick.” Antique Brick Warehouse.

Stop by and see what we’ve done with the place. Make a reservation now or just stop by and say hi.