PINOT IN THE CITY
Pinot in the City Chicago is sold out, but our Willamette Valley wineries will be in the Windy City all week doing smaller events. Here’s where you can find them.
Pinot Week Events
Monday, May 14 – 7pm to 9pm
Youngberg Hill tasting at Main Street Social
Main Street Social welcomes Wayne Bailey of Youngberg Hill, a boutique winery and estate situated in the heart of Willamette Valley, for a four-course tasting featuring his Chardonnay and three unique single vineyard Pinot noirs. Paired with these four amazing wines will be small tasting bites prepared by our executive chef Josh Ramirez.
Wednesday, May 16 – 7pm to 9pm
Explore Willamette Valley Wines: A Panel Discussion and Tasting With Five Willamette Valley Winemakers at City Winery
Join us for an engaging discussion and tasting with five winemakers from the Willamette Valley, a region that rightly ranks among the most exciting winemaking areas in the country. You’ll gain insight into the decades-long history of the region, its origins, and how its winemaking continues to evolve and flourish. You’ll also taste a range of wines that reflect the region’s terroir as well as the energy and spirit of experimentation embraced by the region’s winemakers. Wine and food lovers have long enjoyed the quality and versatility that Willamette Valley wines bring to the table, so come experience for yourself what makes them so unique.
Wednesday, May 16 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Oregon vs. the World: Guess the Grape dinner at the Beacon Tavern
Gage Hospitality Group is pouring one out for the arrival of Willamette Valley Wineries Association’s Pinot in the City and invites you to “guess the grape” at an exclusive wine dinner at Beacon Tavern. On Wednesday, May 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Executive Chef Bob Broskey will prepare a six-course dinner with blind wine pairings from top Willamette Valley wineries. For each course, Oregon wines will be matched against iconic wines from classic regions from around the world with owners and winemakers discussing the flavor profiles of each wine. Reserved seating is available for $175.00 per person including tax and gratuity + $8.07 ticket fee. The ticket purchase guarantees seating and includes the five-course dinner with ten wine pairings. Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. Please call Beacon Tavern at 312-955-4226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Wednesday, May 16 – 6pm to 8pm
Wines of the Willamette Valley Tasting at Binny’s – South Loop
Meet the winemakers and owners of Willamette Valley’s greatest producers. Taste from a selection of our favorite wines from Adelsheim, Andrew Rich, Angela Estate, Argyle, Belle Pente, Hamacher, King Estate, Le Cadeau Vineyard/Aubichon Cellars, R. Stuart & Co., Sokol Blosser, Torii Mor, and Westmount. Open House.
Wednesday, May 16 – 6pm to 8pm
Soter Winemaker’s Dinner at The Boarding House
Join winemaker James Cahill and Hallie Whyte, director of sales, for an intimate tasting of Soter wines paired with small bites, hosted in the wine cellar at The Boarding House. $25/person. Complimentary for club members who RSVP: email@example.com or 503-662-5600.
Wednesday, May 16 – 6:30pm
Join owner/winemaker Athena Pappas and Greg Wolter of Lagniappe for an evening of Boedecker wine and a menu handcrafted by chef John Anderson. $85 per guest; call 630-784-8015 to reserve your seat.
Thursday, May 17 – 6pm to 7pm
Round-table tasting at Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe featuring Soter Vineyards
Knightsbridge is thrilled to be welcoming James Cahill, Winemaker at Soter and North Valley Vineyards for a Round Table Tasting at Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe. Join them for what will be an exciting evening focused on Oregon Pinot noir.
Thursday, May 17
Acanto’s 3-Liter Thursday featuring Willamette Valley Wines
Every Thursday evening Acanto offers wine by-the-glass from a special three-liter bottle, sourced by acclaimed Sommelier Jon McDaniel. On May 17 Jon will feature a series of select Willamette Valley wines in large-format bottles.
Thursday, May 17 – 5pm to 7pm
Willamette Valley Wineries tasting at Schaefer’s Fine Wines
Join Schaefer’s on May 17th as they welcome several members of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association to their Boundary Room. VIPs include Chehalem, Adelsheim and Anne Amie. These wineries are in town for Pinot in the City and Schaefer’s has invited them to the North Shore to meet their loyal shoppers.
Thursday, May 17 – 6:30pm to 8pm
Celebrating Oregon’s Willamette Valley at Plum Market in Old Town
Join Plum Market Old Town for an evening in its wine bar featuring Cam Christie from Elk Cove and additional wines from Cristom, pioneering Eyrie Vineyards and Domaine Drouhin, and rising star Lingua Franca. They’ll have limited releases of single-vineyard Pinot noir, as well as an array of delicious, affordable white wines.