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Savor the flavors of Northwest wines at the 2014 Savor Cannon Beach wine and culinary festival taking place March 6-9th in Cannon Beach. There will be six different exciting and educational events. Wine Bytes recommends the full festival ticket, not...(Read Full Article)
“Chardonnay is like chicken.” Years ago, while working for a small Oregon winery, a winemaker threw me off guard with this unexpected comment about his favorite wine.
It seemed strange to me, at the time, that someone who could chose from nearly any grape variety in the book chose Chardonnay as his favorite. So one day I asked him about it. I did not expect his reply.
“You can take a piece of chicken and you can grill it, fry it, barbecue it, drown it in sauce, roast it, whatever you want – there are endless ways to manipulate the pure ...(Read Full Article)
The Umpqua Valley’s annual food and wine pairing, Greatest of the Grape, takes place March 1 at Seven Feathers Casino Resort.
The gathering features the products of 28 Southern Oregon wineries matched with dishes from 14 restaurants and caterers. The wine and food showcase starts at 7 p.m. at 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, off Interstate 5’s Exit 99.
Live music will be performed by Dylan James and Inoke. A silent auction is planned, as well as a Wheel of Wine that offers an opportunity to win Umpqua Valley wines. Proceeds from the wheel benefit a student’s ...(Read Full Article)
IT’S FAR FROM the vines, yet Cannon Beach, the quintessential Pacific Northwest coastal destination, will transform itself into wine country just in time to usher in spring.
For four days, March 6-9, this community on the northern Oregon coast will play host to Savor Cannon Beach, a wine and food festival that is well worth the four-hour drive from Seattle.
I’m partial to Cannon Beach for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the town and stretch of sand are among my top-three Northwest destinations (along with Port Townsend and the Pike Place Market ...(Read Full Article)
Attention Oregon wine lovers! The third annual Oregon Chardonnay Symposium will take over Stoller Family Estate on March 8, highlighting the “past, present, and future of Oregon Chardonnay."
Guests will take a journey through 40 select bottlings from producers around the state – the largest offering of Oregon Chardonnay tasting options ever. It'll be the perfect opportunity to explore what Oregonians are doing with the grape now—think light, bright, and fresh (not the oak bombs of generations past).
Prior to the tasting event, a panel of world-class winemakers will host a seminar on the state of the grape—including ...(Read Full Article)
As a huge fan and advocate of Oregon Chardonnay, I’m really looking forward to attending the Third Annual Oregon Chardonnay Symposium. Taking place on March 8, at Stoller Family Estate, 40 select Oregon Chardonnay producers will gather for a grand tasting that will follow a technical seminar featuring domestic and international speakers.
From 2-4 pm, the technical seminar “The Future of Oregon Chardonnay,” will be moderated by Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest author, Cole Danehower. Panelists will include the following Oregon producers: Melissa Burr of Stoller Family Estate; David Paige of Adelsheim Vineyard; Josh Bergström ...(Read Full Article)
“This is the third year the event has been held in Portland and every year our attendance has grown,” said Leigh Bartholomew, chairwoman of the Oregon Wine Board , sponsor of the event. “The Symposium is one of the highlights of our year, providing a ...(Read Full Article)
The third annual Oregon Chardonnay Symposium will take place March 8 at Stoller Family Estate. This year’s expanded event will feature a technical seminar with domestic and international speakers and a grand tasting with 40 select Oregon Chardonnay producers.
Tickets are $100 for the panel and grand tasting or $60 for the tasting only and are available online at www.oregonchardonnaysymposium.com.
Oregon Chardonnay Symposium is giving away three pairs of complimentary tickets to the grand tasting. “Like” the Oregon Chardonnay Symposium Facebook page to be entered into the online drawings being held daily Feb. 10-12.
The technical seminar ...(Read Full Article)
Two decades ago, Patricia Lee developed a delicious way to lure wine lovers to the Oregon’s historic Steamboat Inn, and she’s set the table for this year’s Guest Chef and Winemaker Dinner Series along the North Umpqua River.
The series begins with the first weekend that the inn reopens from its winter hibernation, kicking off March 1 with Stephen and Gloria Reustle of Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards in nearby Roseburg.
“Pairing our wines with dishes created by the top chefs in Oregon has been eye-opening,” Stephen Reustle told Great Northwest Wine. “For most of my winemaking career ...(Read Full Article)
Valentine's Day has become one of the biggest wine-tasting opportunities in the Northwest, with many wineries pairing specialty chocolate with outstanding wines.
The Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association has put together a participants list of more than 30 places to celebrate the special romantic opportunity. This year, with Valentine's Day falling on a Friday, it was easy to incorporate the entire weekend, Feb. 14-16.
Check for participants in the Columbia Gorge Valentine's Wine and Chocolate weekend at the winegrowers' website,columbiagorgewine.com.
Wineries span the Columbia River Gorge, primarily covering 40 miles on the east end of the ...(Read Full Article)
“In Oregon, competition for agricultural workers is getting pretty fierce,” said Dewey Weddington, Director of Marketing at the Oregon Wine Board (OWB), sponsor of the annual convention. “Many vineyards and wineries are looking for ways to retain employees ...(Read Full Article)
Travel Yamhill Valley announces the launch of the "DIG Our Valley” Campaign in January 2014. The DIG Campaign features once-in-a-lifetime experiences hosted by wineries, restaurants, and other local businesses, in addition to discounts on accommodation, dining and activities to round out a visit to Yamhill Valley. A detailed listing of events and promotions can be found athttp://www.DigOurValley.com starting in January 2014. The Campaign will run from January through the end of April 2014.
Yamhill Valley is home to a wide variety of attractions, including world-renowned vineyards, fine dining, unique historic districts, hot air ballooning and other ...(Read Full Article)
Oregon wine industry’s largest gathering will be taking place February 25-26, 2014, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Not only is this the biggest wine industry event of the year, it’s a gathering place for Oregon’s wine community to come together to learn, share and become acquainted.
The Oregon Wine Symposium offers two days of learning about operations from the vineyard to the wine list. With a focus on all aspects of Oregon’s highly successful wine industry, highlights include numerous educational sessions and workshops, a keynote delivered by Steve McCarthy (founder of Clear Creek Distillery ...(Read Full Article)
Friday, Nov. 29 could lead mean lining up in the dark outside a department store, throwing elbows and curses as you prepare to storm the Black Friday stores.Or it could feature relaxing drives through the countryside, cheerful company and a...(Read Full Article)
The holiday spirit is coming to Oregon Wine Country in a new way this year. The Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association (DHWA) members are banding together for a special month-long Deck the Hills holiday celebration beginning with the annual Thanksgiving weekend tastings and continuing to Christmas.
The Dundee Hills, often referred to as the Red Hills because of its unique Jory soil, will have a special connotation this year as wineries, vineyards, restaurants and retailers welcome visitors and guests with holiday lights, wine barrel art, special holiday wine packages and fun promotions.
“We see lots of visitors during the summer and ...(Read Full Article)
His views were echoed by Dewey Weddington, director of marketing at the Oregon Wine Board , who said: “We have built momentum for Oregon wines in the UK over the past seven years and it seems like it's the right time to take the next steps. We are very ...(Read Full Article)
Dewey Weddington, director of marketing at the Oregon Wine Board , added: “We have built momentum for Oregon wines in the UK over the past seven years and it seems like it's the right time to take the next steps. We are very excited about this new ...(Read Full Article)
After a full day of content at the Wine Tourism Conference on Thursday, November 14th, the Oregon Wine Board will be hosting a reception for all attendees featuring wines from from across Oregon. The reception is from 4:30-6:30 pm.
The Oregon Wine Board runs www.oregonwine.org and is a semi-independent Oregon state agency that manages initiatives related to marketing, education, and research for the Oregon wine industry. The Oregon Wine Board works on behalf of all the state’s wineries and independent growers — an industry that contributes more than $2.7 billion in economic activity to the ...(Read Full Article)
The Oregon Wine Symposium will return to Portland for the third straight year and is scheduled for Feb. 25-26 at the Oregon Convention Center.
It is the largest gathering of the Oregon’s wine industry, and event organizers expect to surpass the 2013 record of 1,400 attendees, exhibitors and media.
“This is the third year the event has been held in Portland, and every year our attendance has grown,” said Leigh Bartholomew, chairwoman of the Oregon Wine Board, which sponsors of the event. “The symposium is one of the highlights of our year, providing a gathering place for our ...(Read Full Article)
A.F. Nichols (at Chehalem Valley Chamber) Nov. 23 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) A.F. Nichols Wines is pouring with Ed Fuss of Angel Vine at the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce. Please join us to taste this wonderful variety of wines on Thanksgiving Preview Weekend. Fee: TBD (includes A.F. Nichols and Angel Vine). 130 N. College Avenue | Newberg 503-887-5375 | www.afnichols.com ADEA Nov. ...(Read Full Article)
Organizations like ¡Salud! make me proud to be a part of the great state of Oregon and our thriving wine industry. ¡Salud! was created by a group of Oregon winery owners and Tuality Healthcare physicians to provide healthcare to thousands of seasonal vineyard workers. Supported by fundraisers, ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction and other generous contributions, access to healthcare and healthcare education to seasonal vineyard workers and their families has been provided since 1992.
Lucky enough to attend the incredible International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) this past summer, I was a guest at the pre-IPNC dinner and auctionSummertime ...(Read Full Article)
If you missed Lenne’s last dirty event, you are in luck. They are at it again. Come out to Lenne Estate and discover why they say “soil is everything!”
Enjoy a blind tasting of eight high-end Oregon Pinot Noirs and learn how terroir, the soul and the essence of the wine, influences its flavor profile. The event will showcase four wines from the Dundee Hills and four from Yamhill-Carlton. Sample each and learn how volcanic soil differs from sedimentary soil.(Read Full Article)
Passengers flying into Oregon on Alaska Airlines through Nov. 20 will be allowed to check a case of wine for free on the return flight out of Medford, Portland or Eugene.
While here, the promotion also grants them free tasting privileges at about 250 wineries, including Ashland's Belle Fiore Winery and Grizzly Peak Winery and Talent's Ledger David Cellars and Trium Wines.
Many local wine producers see the promotion as larger than saving $20 on checked-bag fees for a case of wine. It's a way, they say, to help grow the industry beyond state boundaries.
Removing the ...(Read Full Article)