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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)
Wine lovers have a new reason to toast the West Coast: Alaska Airlines is partnering with the Oregon Wine Board and Travel Oregon to provide passengers with free wine tastings and free wine shipping. The Oregon Wine Board and Travel Oregon hope the ...(Read Full Article)
Enjoy the final dog days of summer this Saturday as you sip Southern Oregon wines in downtown Portland's Directors Park. Winemakers and owners from the bottom half of our state want wine lovers everywhere to taste their unique wines. They’re so serious about sharing their liquid sunshine, they’re making the trek North.
Expect over 100 of the best wines from the Southern Oregon regions of the Umpqua, Applegate, Illinois & Rogue Valleys paired with delicacies prepared by some of Portland’s most exciting chefs including Kelly Myers ofXico; Lisa Herlinger and Becky Burnett of Ruby Jewel Ice ...(Read Full Article)
On September 11, 66 of Oregon’s top Willamette Valley Winemakers are coming to LA for the first time collectively to pour their prized Pinot Noir and tell stories of the region. It’s a great way for folks to learn more about the Willamettte Valley, Oregon wine region. The September 11 tasting event features Willamette Valley wineries pouring Pinot Noir and other standout cool-climate varieties. Winemakers and owners will present their wines and offer a “behind the scenes” take on one of the New World’s most lauded wine appellations.
The WVWA is partnering with the Environmental Media Association ...(Read Full Article)
Picture the following conundrum; great wine is being made in a region not many wine lovers actually visit, even though they may enjoy the wines from there. Now imagine those wines head out on a road trip to said wine lovers. This scenario is taking place in just over a week as our beloved Willamette Valley Pinot noir heads south to the City of Angels.
Over 60 wineries from the Willamette Valley are packing their Pinot noir and hitting the road, eager to pour wine for Hollywood in the hopes of being discovered and making it big. Tickets for this ...(Read Full Article)
Pinot-heads, i.e., fans of Oregon Pinot Noir, should mark this on their calendar right now. If anyone’s asking, they will be otherwise occupied on the evening of Sept. 11, when 66 Willamette Valley winemakers will be pouring their wines at the Ebell of Los Angeles (743 S. Lucerne Boulevard) for “Pinot in the City.”
That's mid-city, easy to get to from any direction.
Who's coming? Pretty much everybody who counts in the valley: Andrew Rich Wines, Bergström Wines, Big Table Farm, Dusky Goose, Elk Cove Vineyards, Montinore Estate, Ponzi Vineyards, Rex Hill, Scott Paul Wines ...
Get down to the dirt about Oregon wine at Lenne Estate!
This saturday, August 24 from 10:30 – noon, enjoy a comparative tasting of wines produced from two different soil types and locations. It’s a head-to-head battle that will be oh-so-palate-pleasing. Enjoy samples of four wines from the volcanic, Dundee Hills and four wines from the sedimentary, Yamhill-Carlton district and learn how these soils play into each wines’ flavor profile.(Read Full Article)
The four-day Southern Oregon World of Wine Festival will bring together vintners, wine appreciators and plenty of opportunities to taste cabernet, chardonnay and other wines made from about 70 other locally grown varietals.
The 11th annual WOW takes place Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 21-24, at the Bigham Knoll Campus, 525 Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville, the site of the historic town's first school.
On Saturday, more than 700 people will gather for the Grand Tasting ($75) under a tent the size of a baseball field. Patrons can visit 50 tables to talk to winemakers, grape growers or tasting room staffers ...(Read Full Article)
Want some extravagance in your life but don’t have the budget for travel? Visit Italy for the day without breaking into your piggy bank by attending Italy in the Valley. Hosted by Cana’s Feast, this afternoon celebration focuses on Italian varietals made by many local wineries that have a passion for grapes rarely found in the Willamette Valley.
Not only will you find unique wines, including Dolcetto, Barbera, Arneis & Primitivo but also culinary delights in the form of olive oils, vinegars and gelatos. Gather around the bocce ball courts or on the cobblestoned patio while enjoying music pressed ...(Read Full Article)
Long known for its great pinot noir wines, the Willamette Valley is also home to some first-rate pinot gris. Join the Willamette Vallery Wineries Aug. 17-18 for special tastings and pairings as several member wineries celebrate the pinot gris and open the bottles of 2012.(Read Full Article)