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March 8, 2014

Oregon Chardonnay Symposium

The third annual Oregon Chardonnay Symposium will look at the future of Oregon Chardonnay, while presenting one of the greatest tastings ever offered of our regions’ bottlings. This year’s event will focus on the future of Oregon Chardonnay with an expanded domestic and international perspective from both producers that have entered into the scene from other states and countries and brought with them a spirited perspective on the topic. Joined by some of Oregon’s pioneers and a selection of current generation Oregon producers, the panel will have a dynamic take on the past, present and future of Oregon Chardonnay. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets. 

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Start: March 8, 2014 2:00 pm
End: March 8, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Stoller Family Estate
16161 NE McDougall Road, Dayton, OR, 97114, United States
Cost: $60 grand tasting, $100 panel and tasting

March 7, 2014 – March 9, 2014

SIP McMinnville Wine & Food Classic

Enjoy the culinary variety and relaxed atmosphere. Watch some of the area's best chefs in the Northwest demonstrate their skills. Talk with winemakers and vintners and learn the intricacies of their trade. Purchase by the taste, glass, bottle or case. Visit with the artisans and view their work which is available for purchase.  First 1,000 attendees will receive a free wine glass on Friday. See you there!

2014 Event Times
Friday, March 7, 3pm – 9pm
Saturday, March 8, 12pm – 9pm
Sunday, March 9, 12pm – 5pm

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Start: March 7, 2014 3:00 pm
End: March 9, 2014 5:00 pm
Cost: General Admission $15

February 15, 2014

Heart of Willamette Wineries Barrel Tour

Join us for our 4th annual Barrel Tour!

You can sit back and relax on a guided bus to tour and taste great wines from the Heart of the Willamette Valley. This year six wineries will be showing off their wines paired with the winery’s favorite appetizers. Learn from the winemakers how the nectar of the gods is made on the day after Valentine's Day. In fact, make it a Lover’s Weekend! Spend the night at a B&B in Corvallis and enjoy dinner at any number of excellent restaurants.

The participating wineries are: Spindrift Cellars, Airlie, Benton-Lane, Brigadoon, Emerson Vineyards & 3 Fools. Take advantage of this excellent offer by stopping at any Heart of Willamette Winery to purchase your passes or buy them online at Visit Corvallis.

Winery Tour passes are $75 per person which includes a souvenir wine glass, bag of local snack items, and transportation. Order now because seating for this event fills up in a hurry.

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Start: February 15, 2014 9:45 am
End: February 15, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Check in at Benton County Fairgrounds
110 SW 53rd, Corvallis, OR, 97333, United States
Cost: $75

February 14, 2014 – February 16, 2014

Valentine’s Wine Loop

Cupid is visiting Oregon Wine Country for the third annual Valentine’s Wine Loop. Join Ardiri Winery, Alloro Vineyard, Cooper Mountain and Raptor Ridge for a weekend of special wine tastings and pairings.

If you visit all four between Friday, February 14 and Sunday, February 16, you will be entered to win a “Wine Lovers Basket”, including more than $200 in wine accessories and pairings. Special events will be held at each stop, including a one weekend only preview release of Ardiri's 2013 Rosé!

Sample Agenda:
Stop 1: Cooper Mountain – Sample a savory treat featuring Cooper Mountain’s 11 year old barrel aged ‘New World’ balsamic vinegar and delicious cheese pairing with our 'Vin Glace' dessert wine. $25 per couple, $15 per person (tasting fee includes 1 or 2 Cooper Mountain stemless wine glasses to take home).  Complimentary tasting for our wine club members. Hours: Friday-Sunday: 12-5 p.m.

Stop 2: Alloro Vineyard – Join Alloro for a Valentine wine and local artisan cheese tasting, featuring a sampling of 3 cheeses from Ancient Heritage Dairy, Willamette Valley Cheese Company and Goldin Artisan Goat Cheese. For this weekend only, Alloro will be pouring its limited production 2011 'Riservata' Pinot Noir, along with their 2012 Vino Nettare Dessert Wine and other current releases. $15/person. Complimentary for Cellar Club Members. Hours: Friday-Sunday: 11-5pm.

Stop 3: Raptor Ridge –  Join Raptor Ridge for a tasting of five Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs and Southern Oregon Tempranillo . These limited wines are exclusive to the winery only, so don’t miss your chance to taste. Raptor Ridge is also featuring handpicked cheese and charcuterie to pair with our premium wine selection. The tasting is $15/person, which is waived with a $50 purchase. Complimentary for Flight Club Members. Hours: Friday-Sunday: 11-4pm.

Stop 4: Ardiri Winery & Vineyards – Enjoy a special 6 tasting flight and specially prepared chocolates made by Smitten Truffles for $10. For this weekend only, Ardiri will be previewing its limited production 2013 Rosé, along with other current releases.  Complimentary for Wine Club Members. Hours: Friday 11-9pm; Saturday 11-7pm; Sunday 11-5pm.

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Start: February 14, 2014 11:00 am
End: February 16, 2014 5:00 pm
Cost: varies

February 13, 2014

Pinot 365 Winter Tasting Event

Come taste and learn about the fourteen Pinot 365 wineries at The Foundry in Lake Oswego. Each of our member wineries will be pouring some of their favorite varietals. Gift bags, tasty bites, live music, souvenir glasses and the Willamette Valley's finest vino will all be provided. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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Start: February 13, 2014 5:00 pm
End: February 13, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: The Foundry at Oswego Pointe
320 Oswego Pointe Drive, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034, United States
Cost: Pre-sale $20, Door sales $25

January 30, 2014

A Midwinter Night’s Dream

Join us for a special wine and food event to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Taste current releases of Yamhill-Carlton wines from over two dozen producers. Our Pinots reflect spice and floral complexity, with complimentary dark fruit flavors, thanks in part to our region's ancient sedimentary soils. To accompany our wines, Concert Rock violinist Aaron Meyer and guitarist Tim Ellis will be performing for your listening pleasure, and The Benson will be preparing a spectacular menu for your enjoyment.

Click here to purchase tickets. For questions regarding the event please email contactus@yamhillcarlton.org or call 503-852-7070. To arrange for hotel accomodations at The Benson, please call 888-523-6766.

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Start: January 30, 2014 5:00 pm
End: January 30, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: The Benson
309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, United States
Cost: $100

November 8, 2013 – November 9, 2013

¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction

Join the winemakers for the Oregon wine event of the year! Top Pinot Noir producers again come together to offer wine lovers and collectors the opportunity to acquire the best cuvées of the highly-anticipated 2012 vintage with exclusive Pinot Noirs only available at Friday's Big Board auction. Saturday's gala dinner presents more opportunities to bid on exciting auction lots including spectacular and unique wine, culinary and travel packages.

The mission that unites a “who’s who” in Oregon wine is ¡Salud!, a program to provide much-needed access to healthcare for Oregon’s seasonal vineyard workers and their families. Currently, ¡Salud! reaches approximately 40% of northern Willamette Valley vineyards and their workers with healthcare and health education programs, filling a need for services that is rarely met elsewhere.

$395 includes Friday, November 8th Pinot Noir Tasting & Auction, 3:00-6:30pm at Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Saturday, November 9th Dinner & Auction Gala, 5:30-10:00pm at the Governor Hotel.

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Start: November 8, 2013 3:00 pm
End: November 9, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Domaine Drouhin Oregon and The Governor Hotel
Cost: $395

October 5, 2013

North Willamette Harvest Trail & Grand Tasting

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the process the create your favorite wines! Jump on a bus for the Harvest Tour of three North Willamette wineries, where you'll enjoy complementary tastings, nibbles, and harvest activities at each stop. Walk the vineyard, visit the crush pad, and tour the winery as you learn about harvest. The day concludes with a Grand Tasting including tastings, appetizers, a logo glass, and specials on wine from all wineries! 

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Start: October 5, 2013 10:00 am
End: October 5, 2013 6:00 pm
Venue: Wineries in the North Willamette Valley
OR, United States
Cost: $79 full day tour and Grand Tasting / $35 Grand Tasting only