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On November 28–30, 165 of Oregon’s acclaimed Willamette Valley wineries will throw open their door—and their bottles—to the public.
The three-day Thanksgiving celebration is a valley-wide feast of tastings, seasonal food pairings, special releases, discounts, and live music, not to mention the chance to pick the brains of some of the nation’s most elite winemakers. Whether you’re a wine guru or just looking to take the edge off those in-laws' visit, this is the perfect way to give thanks for Oregon’s great bounty.
Here are four of our top destinations:(Read Full Article)
Gorgeous vistas, charming towns, boutique vineyards and rolling farmland are the hallmarks of the Willamette Valley wine country. Just 30 miles southwest of Portland, the Willamette Valley is known for their world-class Pinots and is home to more than 300 wineries—from rustic barnyard tasting rooms to state-of-the-art wineries.
This Thanksgiving holiday, beginning at 11 a.m. on November 28, and running until 5 p.m. on November 30, wineries across the valley will open their doors to wine lovers to celebrate the end of another successful harvest season. Some 165 wineries will be offering special tastings, food pairings, live ...(Read Full Article)
This year, Willamette Valley Wineries Association has decided to initiate “Willamette Cares Food Share,” a programs operated by 70 Oregon wineries with one goal: to collect 100 tons of non-perishable food.
“The drive is both a reaction to wineries’ growing concern of basic needs in the region and a holiday event befitting of the spirit of giving,” according to a press release.
The drive started Nov. 1 and will run through Dec. 20. Wineries and tasting rooms will accept donations and many will offer discounts to those who contribute.
“Our local wineries enjoy collaborating on making world class pinot noir ...(Read Full Article)
Last spring, taking place at the beautiful Stoller Family Estate in Oregon’s layered and rolling Dundee Hills, the 2014 Oregon Chardonnay Symposium began with a Technical Panel and Tasting that had a very impressive line-up of Oregon Chardonnay producers. From some of the well-known pioneers like David Adelsheim (who brought the first Dijon Chardonnay clones into the state) to today’s generation of impassioned producers like Melissa Burr of Stoller Family Estate – we wine enthusiasts were all ears when each panel member shared their thoughts on the future of Oregon Chardonnay.
During the tasting, which included nine incredible Chardonnays ...(Read Full Article)
Wine enthusiasts can register now for Erath Wine Dinner in the Pearl, a wine and food class, Oct. 4 in Portland.
The interactive and educational class will feature local products, paired with Erath's award-winning wines.
The menu will include smoked salmon crostini with roasted beet spread and watercress, paired with 2012 Leland Pinot Noir; arugula salad with pomegranate seeds, candied pecans, goat cheese and white balsamic vinaigrette, paired with 2013 Dion Pinot Gris; skillet rib-eye with tarragon mushroom ragout, paired with 2012 Estate Selection Pinot Noir; wild rice pilaf with sour cherries and pancetta, paired with 2012 Oregon Pinot ...(Read Full Article)
(Forest Grove, Oregon) – Apolloni Vineyards, premium producer of Pinot Noir and Italian style wines, is inviting the public for a unique tasting experience as well as mini tours of the vineyards, barrel cave and production facility during Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, 2014 from 11 AM to 5 PM.(Read Full Article)
- Stop what you’re doing lollygaggers, Feast PDX is this weekend. No, not two months from now I’ll figure it out when it gets closer, THIS weekend, and by now, tons of the eating/tasting/drinking/drooling sessions have already sold out. Luckily, the Feast organizers planned on wasting nobody’s time and made each and every one of their events completely amazing. For the procrastinators among us, here’s a rundown of the Feast PDX events that still have tickets available:THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18(Read Full Article)
Parr, a James Beard Award-winning author, agreed to direct the technical tasting panel and will be joined by Thomas Bachelder of Bachelder Wines, Mimi Casteel of Bethel Heights Vineyard, Jason Lett of The Eyrie Vineyards, John Paul of Cameron Winery and Craig Williams of X-Novo Vineyard.
A grand tasting of more than 40 examples of Oregon Chardonnay, poured by winemakers, will follow the technical tasting.
Chardonnay panel to address role of clones(Read Full Article)
Drink wine, you will.
The date for the "Attack of the Clones" Oregon wine event has been set for March 14 at the Stoller Family Estate in Dayton.
The event will include two parts: a technical discussion and "grand tasting," featuring 40 of the state's top chardonnay producers.
It'll be hosted by the Oregon Chardonnay Symposium, which helps to boost domestic and international recognition of the state's chardonnay production and history.
The discussion will be moderated by acclaimed author and sommelier Rajat Parr, a name synonymous with several wine ventures that include Sandhi, Maison L’Orée ...(Read Full Article)
Oregon Pinot Gris is once more Getting it’s Gris on, with a statewide tasting to celebrate this varietal wine. Oregon, Get Your Gris On!™ is wine and food nibble tasting event is consumers and is happening at wineries that want to join the fun, on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, 2014. The second […]
The post Oregon Pinot Gris is getting it’s Gris On, Redux appeared first on Wine Blog.(Read Full Article)
There are less than two weeks left to visit the Oregon Historical Society's popular summer exhibition, "Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine," closing Saturday, September 20.
To celebrate the end of this beautiful Portland summer and the final full weekend of the exhibit, the Oregon Historical Society will host Arborbrook, Brooks, Cooper Mountain, Elk Cove, Maysara, and Ponzi wineries for an afternoon wine tasting event on Sunday, September 14 from 1 - 4 p.m. Also, at 2 p.m., industry pioneer Susan Sokol Blosser will sit down for a Q&A with OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk, discussing the ...(Read Full Article)
Feast Portland. The name about says it all. For a weekend full of OTT culinary madness, it's the event guaranteed to deliver. It's also less than two weeks away and if you haven't purchased tickets yet, many of the hot events have long sold out.(Read Full Article)
But you're in luck because tickets are still attainable for some of the more affordableTasting Panels. Think Chardonnay, Negronis, Sour Beer, Beans and Booze (and by beans, they mean coffee beans), Lagers and Tiki Cocktails. And if you're anything like me, than tasting experiences are right up your dark ...
Not a lot of Pinot Noir is made in Washington, and what is has a difficult time comparing itself with Oregon’s signature red wine grape.
So Pinot Noir lovers will be rejoicing this week as Pinot in the City returns to Seattle.
Some 60 Willamette Valley wineries will head north of the Columbia River for a trade and consumer tasting that takes place Thursday at Sodo Park, 3200 1st Ave. S. Tickets are $65. The trade tasting runs from noon to 4 p.m., while the consumer tasting takes place from 6 to 9 p.m.(Read Full Article)
- This year we’re thrilled to have been invited to attend Feast Portland, a renowned all-things-food-and-drink festival coming up September 18th – 21st in The City of Roses itself!Founded in 2012, Feast could be considered a crash course of sorts in the now standard farm-to-table culinary approach that has driven the Oregon restaurant scene.(Read Full Article)
Uncorked Sunriver Style will take place Sept. 12 and 13 at the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center.
The event will showcase sixteen Oregon wineries. Staff from each winery will offer samples and selling wine by the glass, bottle and case.
Katie Wendel, owner of Sip It!, will host wine educational classes, including The History of Oregon Wine in Six Wines; Oregon’s Viticultural Areas in Six Glasses; and France vs. Oregon.
Pinot Pop-up!, a tasting of Oregon Pinot Gris will be available between presentations on Sept. 13.
Live music will be provided by northwest bands each day.
Participating wineries will ...(Read Full Article)
When a bunch of winemakers travel from their vineyards so close to crush, they must have good reason. For more than five dozen Oregon winemakers traveling to Seattle on September 11, that reason is to spread the Burgundian-grape gospel at Pinot in the City.
Every spring and fall, the Willamette Valley’s top winemakers hit the road to personally bring their wines–and their stories--to big cities like L.A., Chicago and New York. For this fall’s expedition, Seattle gets the honors, as 66 winemakers and owners convene at the industrial-chic Sodo Park event space just south of downtown ...(Read Full Article)
Feast Portland has over 30 uniquely delicious events, but our biggest showcase of Oregon’s best food and drink is the two-day Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting presented by Alaska Airlines on Friday, September 19th and Saturday, September 20th, featuring 38 wineries, 18 breweries, and more than 20 artisans and chefs. And it’s not just Portland representing – this is a celebration of all of Oregon, and our friends at Travel Oregon have helped us bring together artisans and chefs from every region of the state, from Bandon to Eugene to Central Point and beyond.
At wine educator Peter Adesman's monthly blind tastings at his Medford house, he pours from 14 to 18 bottles, each concealed in a brown paper bag and secured by a rubber band around the neck to hide the identity. If you really want to learn about wine, he and other experts advise, taste it without seeing the bottle or label, otherwise you will be influenced by prior tasting experiences and visits to the winery.
Adesman will present a side-by-side tasting of some of the best Old World wines against Southern Oregon wines on Aug. 20 as part of the ...(Read Full Article)
The only event of its kind in the state, Italy in the Valleyserves up nothing but Italian wine varietals made here in Oregon. Held at Cana’s Feast Winery in Carlton, wine lovers will find a wide variety of white and red wines from Arneis to Zinfandel’s Italian cousin Primitivo. With music from the old country played by an accordion maestro, you’re sure to feel transported to Italy while sipping some unique and uncommon wines.
Ed Fus, owner and winemaker at Angel Vine Wine, says this about the event;
“Angel Vine has participated at Italy In the ...
The Oregon wine industry and the Willamette Valley have come to be synonymous with American Pinot Noir. It didn't all start there though. To find the birthplace of the modern Oregon wine industry you'll need to travel south on I-5 from what has come to be known as Oregon Pinot country until you get to the town of Roseburg.(Read Full Article)
Support vehicles will be provided to transport wine purchases and riders in need of a lift. The day ends with a barbecued salmon feast and wine tasting at the Eola Hills Winery along Oregon 99W is the Polk County town west of Salem.(Read Full Article)
Learn About the Chehalem Mountains & Ribbon Ridge AVAs
Some of the Willamette Valley’s earliest vineyards were planted on the rolling hills of the Chehalem Mountains just southwest of Portland. This is the first AVA that visitors encounter when the head out of the metropolis and head toward wine country. Every year the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers Association gathers to show their wines, and this year the event—called Origin 14—will be held on the grounds of ArborBrook Winery on August 9 from 4:30 to 8:00 pm.
You’ll learn how the varying soil types, elevations, and exposures ...(Read Full Article)
On a whim, Chris Nagy decided to combine her two loves: wine and running. Five years later, the Fueled by Fine Wine Half Marathon is one of the best in the nation, rated 13th best half-marathon by Runners World and listed as a “must do” by Competitor Magazine.
“It’s just a funny little race in Dundee,” Nagy said. But with 13.1 miles through the Dundee hills, it’s not an easy race. “It is a difficult course.
But it’s meant to be more than just a race. With participants from as far as Germany and China, the ...(Read Full Article)
The Maude Kerns Art Center’s 31st annual Art and the Vineyard Festival kicks off this July 4-6 at Alton Baker Park in Eugene. This year’s festival is bringing together over 100 artists who will be displaying everything from ceramics to jewelry from across the U.S.
Sabrina Hershey-Black, the associate director of the festival, said that Art and the Vineyard is the primary fundraising event for the 64 year-old Maude Kerns Art Center.
“Maude Kerns Art Center had this crazy idea to bring the art out to a vineyard and do an art exhibit out there,” Hershey-Black said ...(Read Full Article)