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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)
With summer solstice officially behind us and warm sunny Oregon days ahead, the Willamette Valley's wine country is gearing up for another action-packed summer.
Special events in Portland's neighboring wine region range from summertime wine tours to harvest dinners, half marathons to true dog-days of summer. Those looking for a little more relaxation can casually sip some of the region’s best wines, including one of the many celebrated pinot noirs that the valley is known for.
Here’s a quick peek at what Summer in the Valley is all about:
• Pink Rosé Festival ($50), July 12 from ...(Read Full Article)
With our long warm, sunny days, summertime in the Willamette Valley is the perfect time to visit wineries and vineyards.
Whenever our out-of-state friends consider visiting Oregon, we always plead with them to plan a summer trip instead of winter, spring or fall, when the weather can be iffy. And most of our friends live in states where there's stiffling heat and humidity so Oregon is a nice break for them in the summer. A summer visit also means that they get to see our vineyards at the verdant best.
This summer, visitors can compare wines made from various ...(Read Full Article)
The June Virtual Tasting is tonight! The wine is the 2012 A to Z Oregon Chardonnay - our first foray into Oregon. This wine retails for $14 and is widely available. The tasting will take place tonight (Monday June 30th) from 7-8pm Pacific. What you need to do to participate is: 1. Buy this month’s wine from the winery or a local retailer (see below) 2. Tweet your comments about the wine on Twitter between 7 and 8pm Pacific on the specified date using the hashtag # AtoZwine .(Read Full Article)
The Oregon Historical Society currently is holding an exhibit celebrating Oregon wine.
"Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine" exhibits the history of Oregon wines through artifacts, photos, artwork and interactive experiences. Visitors can view wine-related objects dating back to the 19th century, use their senses to identify aromas typical to Pinot Noir, and more.
The exhibit continues through Sept. 20.
During the exhibit, the museum also hosts Willamette Week Wine Wednesdays, that are held on the last Wednesday of each month through August and features happy hour events and wine tasting.
An End of Summer Celebration will be held Sept ...(Read Full Article)
Reminder, last day to vote on the Wine Blog Awards where Washington Wine Report is a finalist for 'Best Single Subject Wine Blog. ' Vote here (Hint: click on the big, red 'Vote! ' button). The June Virtual Tasting wine is the A to Z Oregon Chardonnay - our first foray into Oregon. This wine retails for $14 and is widely available. The tasting will take place on Monday June 30th from 7-8pm Pacific. What you need to do to participate is: 1.(Read Full Article)
The Oregon Historical Society presents Oregon Vineyards: Through The Eyes Of An Artist . The exhibit showcases 11 Willamette Valley artists, with artwork ranging from abstract to impressionist. The show is held alongside Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine, which chronicles the rise of Oregon's wine industry to national and international fame.(Read Full Article)
The show, curated by Lori Erickson, relays the history of the Oregon wine industry in an appealing format, featuring crisp, bold graphics by Bryan Potter Design and interactive elements such as a scent wall and — yes! — a tasting room. Best of all, the ...(Read Full Article)
For all you wine lovers out there who don’t enjoy long drives through the 'burbs and struggle to find a “legally required” designated driver for those jaunts out to wine country, the 4th annual PDX Urban Wine Experience offers you a chance to taste some of the best wines in Oregon—without leaving the city limits.
The fun is going down June 8 from 3-6 pm at RefugePDX in inner SE Portland, when urban tipplers will sample pours from winemakers and owners of 11 different urban wineries. Participating wineries include: Bow & Arrow, Clay Pigeon Winery, Division Winemaking Company ...(Read Full Article)
The International Pinot Noir Celebration Announces Program and Culinary Details for 2014 Event Held July 25 - 27 in the Heart of Oregon Wine Country
During the IPNC weekend, world-renowned winemakers, northwest chefs, esteemed media, epicures, and wine lovers will gather on the beautiful campus of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon for three days of exploring Pinots from all over the world, savoring unforgettable meals, and learning and celebrating with luminaries of the food and wine world.
“Oregon is big-time Pinot Noir country–and this gathering is a must for lovers of the food-friendly varietal. IPNC offers up-close-and-personal encounters with winemakers who mingle with guests at tastings and dinners.” –The Wall Street Journal
Master of Ceremonies David Lynch was chosen as much for his sense ...(Read Full Article)
Most Lane County-area wineries will swing their doors open wide this Memorial Day weekend, and even some vineyards that normally are not open to the public will swing their gates wide to greet visitors with open houses, entertainment and tastings.
It’s traditionally one of the year’s busiest winetasting weekends and the start to peak wine-touring season.
Holiday weekend visitors can expect live music and other entertainment, samplings of newly released wines, discounts, and plenty of delectables to enjoy — from free appetizers to a variety of food available for purchase from caterers and food carts. Tastings or admission fees ...(Read Full Article)
The many wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley have awoken from their wintery slumber and are having a big open house this Memorial Day holiday weekend. Everyone does something a little special; some offer food, music, library wines from the cellar or souvenir glasses to take home. Come join in the festivities and spend your weekend wine tasting! Twitter fans should use the hashtag #gowinetasting while tweeting this weekend.
The Willamette Valley Wineries Association has compiled an extensive list of the weekend’s fun.
Below are some of the local favorites you ...(Read Full Article)
Many of the wineries (and one sake brewery) of the North Willamette Vintners are holding special events and tastings coming up in Washington County for Memorial Day.(Read Full Article)
Prepare to loosen your belts because tickets are on sale for Oregon's quintessential culinary event of the year. The event takes place September 18-21, 2014, but get your tickets NOW because they sell out FAST (rumor has it one of the events has already sold out)!(Read Full Article)
Entering its third year, this four-day party for your mouth brings together leading chefs, artisans, farmers, winemakers, brewers and distillers from Oregon and beyond for one delicious weekend with over 35 events at venues across Portland. At the core of this annual exhibition of bounty is a mission to end childhood hunger in ...
The Willamette valley is known worldwide for the variety and quality of its wines, particularly its excellent pinot noir. In 2012, Governor Kitzhaber decreed May to be Oregon Wine Month as a way to highlight Oregon Wines, and to encourage Oregonians to buy local.
All month long, Willamette valley wineries are offering special deals and events, and the festivities will culminate with “Memorial Day Weekend in Wine Country”, a regional celebration of the winemaking industry. More than 150 wineries and tasting rooms will host special events on May 24-26.
If you live in Salem, you don’t have to go ...(Read Full Article)
It used to be that Portland wine lovers would had to drive out to Washington County, the Willamette Valley or other spots nearby for tastings, which were open to the public only on Memorial Day or Thanksgiving weekends.
That’s not the case anymore, due to the explosion of urban wineries that have sprouted within city limits in the past few years. This month the urban winemakers — and Portland restaurants, bars and other wine-sellers — are raising a glass to the fact that May is Oregon Wine Month.
Gov. John Kitzhaber made the proclamation in 2012.
While tasting rooms in Portland ...(Read Full Article)
Pack those bags and book your travel: we're going to Oregon! The Beaver State is going to make turning down such a trip mighty difficult as it's basically pouring you a free glass of wine to do so! Or, rather, almost free; you still need to buy a plane ticket.
Quite frankly, the west coast is having a really good week. First, California maintains its sizable stake in wine sales. And now this.
Travel Oregon and Alaska Airlines have partnered up to offer enticing access to Oregon's 17 winegrowing regions producing 72 varieties of grapes. Starting May ...(Read Full Article)