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February 22, 2014

Wine Tasting Essentials at REX HILL

The wine in your glass can sing, dance, & perform magic tricks if you are willing to sit for the show. Understanding it can be like seeing your first opera or ballet; it goes much easier if someone is there to help explain it. Let us introduce you to the complexity, charm, & seductiveness of every sip in this seminar designed to make you a more successful deductive taster. 

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Start: February 22, 2014 1:00 pm
End: February 22, 2014 2:30 pm
30835 N. Hwy 99W, Newberg, OR, 97132, United States
Cost: $45

February 16, 2014

Maialata: The Festival of the Pig

In the mountain towns of Northern Italy, winter brings more than frost on the hillsides and a fire in the hearth. Two weeks after the first full moon of the new year, farmers and friends come together for the Maialata. An age-old Italian celebration of the pig – “maiale” is Italian for pork – the feast is steeped in peasant traditions in accordance with folklore and biodynamic practices. All day the community would work together to butcher and prepare the local pigs, all night they would feast on the bounty of their labor.

In honor of this tradition Nostrana Chef and Owner Cathy Whims is partnering with us to bring the Italian festival of the pig to Oregon. Friends and pork aficionados will come together to create an experience normally reserved for farmers, butchers, and Italian villagers. 

Winter months afford the natural refrigeration necessary to process an entire 500 pound animal into sausages, salumi, prosciutti, steaks, ribs, behemoth roasts, and ragus. Cathy, owner Rudy Marchesi and friends invite diners to participate in the entire process: stuffing sausage and making ravioli alongside some of Portland's best chefs while enjoying hand crafted cheese, charcuterie, and wine. Once we have prepared our meal, side by side, we will then gather in the wine cellar to indulge in a multi-course feast accompanied by Montinore’s wines, of course. Reservations required. Schedule to follow.

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Start: February 16, 2014 11:00 am
End: February 16, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Montinore Estate
3663 Southwest Dilley Road, Forest Grove, OR, 97116, United States
Cost: $150. Includes hands-on learning in butchering, sausage making, charcuterie, all things pork and wine, and gratuity.

February 15, 2014

Valentine’s Winemaker Dinner at Youngberg Hill

The perfect pair for a perfect dinner.  Please join us for this wonderful winemaker dinner. $65/person all inclusive. Advance reservations required. Call us at 503.472.2727 or email  The dinner features:

Wild Mushroom Risotto Fritter paired with 2012 Aspen Pinot Gris

Salmon Chowder paired with 2011 Natasha Pinot Noir

Grilled Pear Salad with Cheese paired with 2011 Pinot Blanc

Roasted NY Strip with Organzola Sauce, Lobster Mac & Cheese, & Mixed Greens paired with 2010 Barrel Select

Bread Pudding with Lemon Hard Sauce paired with Youngberg Hill Pinot Port

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Start: February 15, 2014 6:30 pm
End: February 15, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Youngberg Hill
10660 SW Youngberg Hill Road, McMinnville, OR, 97128, United States
Cost: $65

Wine & Chocolate Truffle Pairing at The Four Graces

Plan your Valentine's Day with a visit to The Four Graces! On February 15th, we will have a phenomenal Chocolate Truffle and The Four Graces Wines Pairing at our Winery Tasting Room in Dundee. From 11-4, savor five of our exquisite wines uniquely paired with five truffles. Take your logo glass home with you.  $20 per person. Wine Club Members are free with up to two guests.

No RSVP required. Come early to make sure we don't sell out of chocolates! Please call with questions: 503.554.8000

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Start: February 15, 2014 11:00 am
End: February 15, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: The Four Graces
9605 NE Fox Farm Road, Dundee, OR, 97115, United States
Cost: $20

Wine & Words at Winter’s Hill

They always say that wine drinkers are the most sophisticated people in the world. Our 4th Annual Wine & Words event is the perfect way to prove this statement correct. Join us and other sophisticated wine drinkers on Saturday, February 15, from 11am-5pm to become even more sophisticated as you listen to a variety of authors speak while enjoying our delicious Dundee Hills Pinot noir and Pinot gris.

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Start: February 15, 2014 11:00 am
End: February 15, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Winter's Hill Vineyard
6451 Hilltop Lane, Dayton, OR, 97114, United States

For the Love of Wine at Domaine Drouhin

In the spirit of love & wine, we have put together an incredible celebration of things we love most! As is tradition, we will be serving a few gems from Maison Joseph Drouhin of Burgundy alongside our Domaine Drouhin Oregon wines. But, to make the day extra special, we've selected several artisanal producers to come share their passions with you. Enjoy delights from Briar Rose Creamery, Little T Baker, Olympic Provisions, Oregon Truffle Oil, and Pearl Chocolate, just to name a few. We will also have live music outside on the terrace. 

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Start: February 15, 2014 11:00 am
End: February 15, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Phone: 503-864-2700
6750 Breyman Orchards Road, Dayton, OR, 97114, United States
Cost: $30

All You Need is Love… and Some Wine

Whether it’s your sweetheart or your continued love affair with Pinot Noir, extend your celebration throughout the weekend and join us at Penner-Ash for a selection of outstanding wines paired with cheeses.

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Start: February 15, 2014 11:00 am
End: February 15, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
15771 NE Ribbon Ridge Road, Newberg, OR, 97132, United States
Cost: $20/per person. $25/per shared tasting

February 15, 2014 – February 16, 2014

Valentine’s Weekend Wine & Chocolate at Methven Family

Chocolate entrepreneurs Bill & Jewel Carnett of Tamami Chocolates in McMinnville will introduce their newest creation for Methven Family Vineyards. In addition to chocolate & wine, we will be presenting some delicious food samples to pair with our wines. Live music in the tasting room with Ron Sabin completes the setting for enjoying our beautiful one hundred acre estate.

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Start: February 15, 2014 11:00 am
End: February 16, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Methven Family Vineyards
11400 Westland Lane, Dayton, OR, 97114, United States
Cost: $15