1. Articles in category: Save the Date

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    1. Willamette Valley Wineries issue alert: one month to plan Memorial Weekend at

      Explore oregonlive.com (Apr 21 2014)

      Willamette Valley Wineries issue alert: one month to plan Memorial Weekend at

      The holiday weekend also marks the finale of Oregon Wine Month, a state-wide celebration sponsored by the Oregon Wine Board that spotlights the craft of local winemaking. Visit willamettewines.com for additional information and specifics on tasting ...

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    2. Alaska Airlines to launch Wines Fly Free on May 1

      Explore Mailtribune.com (Apr 19 2014)

      In addition, passengers showing their Alaska boarding passes within a week of their arrival in Oregon will receive complimentary tastings at any of more than 300 participating Oregon wineries. The Oregon Wine Board and Travel Oregon are partnering with ...

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    3. Wines Fly Free program returns on Alaska Airlines

      Explore DailyTidings.com (Apr 18 2014)

      Alaska Airlines said today its Wines Fly Free takes flight for a whole year beginning May 1.

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    4. Oregon wines fly free on Alaska Airlines as 'pilot program' partnership is extended

      Explore oregonlive.com (Apr 18 2014)

      Oregon wines fly free on Alaska Airlines as 'pilot program' partnership is extended

      An aptly titled “pilot program,” launched last fall letting airline passengers check a case of Oregon wine for free, has been renewed for a year, starting May 1.

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    5. Oregon wine flies free on return Alaska Airlines flights (check the details)

      Explore oregonlive.com (Apr 18 2014)

      Oregon wine flies free on return Alaska Airlines flights (check the details)

      The promotion is an inducement for visitors to fly to Oregon and purchase wine. Portland residents could use the promotion to bring back wine with flights home from three other Oregon airports served by Alaska Airlines, plus Walla Walla, Wash.

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    6. The (Wine) Trail of Truth

      Explore 1859 Oregon Magazine (Apr 11 2014)

      The ancient Latin phrase in vino veritas, “in wine there is truth,” is particularly relevant for the wine experience in Oregon. Do the North Willamette Wine Trail Weekend April 12 – 13, take in stellar views of Mt. Hood while sipping internationally recognized, award-winning wines, and discover why this is truly one of the best experiences Oregon offers.

      photo by Paul Loofburrow

      The wine trail weekend heightens this experience, packaging wine tastings, pairings of delectable artisan food, live music and other offerings at 22 wineries (at 20 locations). The event stimulates the brain as well as the palate, from learning about ...

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    7. A Taste of Syrah is a Taste You'll Remember

      Explore Sip With Me! (Apr 4 2014)

      A Taste of Syrah is a Taste You'll Remember

      Coming up next weekend is an event like no other. Yeah, it's located on the fabulous McMennamin's Edgefield property, which is always a plus, but The Celebration of Syrah event, features so much more than just delicious Syrahs from Oregon and Washington.

      It isn't just about Syrah. The weekend celebration features other Rhone-style wines and there is also much more than just the Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 12 from 4-7pm.

      Kick-off the celebration weekend out with a bang at the Syrah Dinner and Rhone White Reception. The evening begins with a taste of delectably aromatic Viogniers ...

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    8. April wine events entice visitors to escape the house and visit the tasting rooms

      Explore oregonlive.com (Apr 1 2014)

      April wine events entice visitors to escape the house and visit the tasting rooms

      Passports for the three weekend wine country events sell for $25, include specials at 25 gorge wineries, plus lodging and dining specials.

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    9. French vineyard robot has a vine time in Oregon wine country

      Explore oregonlive.com (Mar 31 2014)

      French vineyard robot has a vine time in Oregon wine country

      The demonstration comes ahead of the two-day Precision Farming Expo in McMinnville, touting agricultural uses for pilotless drones, smart irrigation systems and other innovations seen by some as integral to the future of Oregon farming.

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    10. Wine marketing workshop planned

      Explore DailyTidings.com (Mar 31 2014)

      The Rogue Valley Winegrowers Association will present a half-day marketing workshop in May to help wineries boost sales.

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    11. North Willamette Wine Trail: Spring is working its magic for April 12-13 tour

      Explore oregonlive.com (Mar 28 2014)

      North Willamette Wine Trail: Spring is working its magic for April 12-13 tour

      The spring tour of the 2014 season for the North Willamette Vintners Association is April 12-13.

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    12. America unites for first California, Washington and Oregon Go West! UK tasting

      Explore Harpers.co.uk (Mar 14 2014)

      America unites for first California, Washington and Oregon Go West! UK tasting

      The US states of California, Oregon and Washington will be holding a combined tasting for the first time at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London on March 17. Whilst the Californian generic wine tasting has traditionally always been held in March, ...

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    13. Celebrating Oregon's sub-appellations and their distinct aroma and flavor profiles: Wine Notes

      Explore oregonlive.com (Mar 13 2014)

      Celebrating Oregon's sub-appellations and their distinct aroma and flavor profiles: Wine Notes

      Instead of asking each other, "Who's your favorite winemaker?", we should start asking a different question: "What's your favorite sub-appellation?"

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    14. Savor Cannon Beach Wine and Culinary Festival

      Explore Oregon Blogs & Community Content (Mar 4 2014)

      Savor Cannon Beach Wine and Culinary Festival

      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...

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    15. Just Like Chicken? Finding the Way to Oregon Chardonnay

      Explore PALATE PRESS (Feb 27 2014)

      Just Like Chicken? Finding the Way to Oregon Chardonnay

      “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 ...

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    16. Greatest of Grape marks 44th year

      Explore The News Review (Feb 27 2014)

      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 ...

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    17. Cannon Beach becomes wine (and food) country for festival

      Explore The Seattle Times (Feb 27 2014)

      Cannon Beach becomes wine (and food) country for festival

      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 ...

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    18. Win a Free Passport to Oregon’s Chardonnay Scene

      Explore Portland Monthly Magazine (Feb 11 2014)

      Win a Free Passport to Oregon’s Chardonnay Scene

      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 ...

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    19. Oregon Chardonnay Symposium

      Explore Wine Julia (Feb 10 2014)

      Oregon Chardonnay Symposium

      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 ...

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    20. 2014 Oregon Wine Symposium Feb. 25-26

      Explore Eugene Daily News (Feb 8 2014)

      2014 Oregon Wine Symposium Feb. 25-26

      “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 ...

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    21. Oregon Chardonnay symposium adds international perspective

      Explore The News Tribune (Feb 7 2014)

      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 ...

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    22. Oregon’s Steamboat Inn expands celebrity chef, winemaker dinner series

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Feb 7 2014)

      Oregon’s Steamboat Inn expands celebrity chef, winemaker dinner series

      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 ...

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    23. Columbia Gorge Winemakers celebrate Valentine's Day with tastings, chocolate

      Explore oregonlive.com (Feb 3 2014)

      Columbia Gorge Winemakers celebrate Valentine's Day with tastings, chocolate

      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 ...

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    24. Oregon symposium expands bilingual program

      Explore The News Tribune (Jan 31 2014)

      “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 ...

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