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April 26, 2015

Riedel Glass Class at Dobbes Family Estate

Learn what a difference a glass makes by joining us at Dobbes Family Estate for an exclusive wine tasting and education, plus leave with your very own three-piece Riedel tasting set! You'll be guided through an entertaining and informative seminar with glasses selected to pair perfectly with your favorite Dobbes wines. Space will be limited for this fun opportunity. Contact us for further details at 503-538-1141 x 125.

$50 per Club Member and their guests. Make your reservation with Tasting Room Manager Michele Dupont at mdupont@dobbesfamilyestate.com.

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Start: April 26, 2015 11:30 am
End: April 26, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: Dobbes Family Estate
Phone: 503-538-1141
240 SE Fifth St, Dundee, OR, 97115, United States Google Map
Cost: $50 per Club Member and their guests

April 25, 2015

PDX to Ponzi Dinner Series featuring Mediterranean Exploration Company

Mediterranean Exploration Company and Ponzi Vineyards team up for the second dinner in the PDX to Ponzi Dinner Series. Enjoy Eastern Mediterranean fare from the team behind Toro Bravo, Tasty 'n Sons and Tasty 'n Alder. Chef Kasey Mills pairs four courses of colorful dishes side-by-side with Ponzi wines.

$125 per person | $112.50 per club member. Tickets

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Start: April 25, 2015 6:00 pm
End: April 25, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Ponzi Vineyards Winery
19500 SW Mountain Home Road, Sherwood, OR, 97140, United States Google Map
Cost: $125 per person | $112.50 per club member

Wine 101 Workshop at Linfield College

This workshop will cover basic wine knowledge for the beginning wine drinker, to include how it is grown and made, overview of wine regions, major wine varieties and key wine terminology. Workshop will include a tasting of 8 wines in a relaxed, non-intimidating environment.

Workshopss are limited to 25 participants each and include tasting of eight wines in a relaxed non-intimidating environment. The fee is $125 per workshop. These workshops, sponsored by Linfield’s Division of Continuing Education, are the first in a series of fun and informative experiences that will be offered by Linfield on an ongoing basis.

Ellen Brittan, Linfield’s new director of wine education, will lead the workshop, along with other industry experts. Brittan, owner of Brittan Vineyards near McMinnville, has extensive experience in the wine industry and currently serves on the board of the International Pinot Noir Celebration, and is chair of the Oregon Wine Board and president of the Oregon Winegrowers Association.

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Start: April 25, 2015 1:30 pm
End: April 25, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Linfield College - 201 Riley Hall
900 SE Baker St, McMinnville, OR, 97128, United States Google Map
Cost: $125

First of the Farmers Market at REX HILL

As the first happy blooms of Spring begin to inspire thoughts of bounteous gardens and long Summer days, the Farmers Market welcomes the great joys of the early season beginning to flourish. Mike will rise early and head to the PSU market in the morning to collect fresh produce and goods and bring them back to the winery to create timely, delicious, and easy wine pairings for you to enjoy at this tasting seminar and demonstration. Taste the fun for $45/ person, from 1-2:30pm in the REX HILL Tasting Room Tunnels. 

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Start: April 25, 2015 1:00 pm
End: April 25, 2015 2:30 pm
30835 N. Hwy 99W, Newberg, OR, 97132, United States Google Map
Cost: $45/person

Crawfish Boil at Montinore Estate

Join us for one of our favorite parties of the year, our Fourth Annual Crawfish Boil and white wine release! Our white wines from the lauded 2014 vintage are ready to be revealed and what better way to show them off than by a good ol’ fashioned Crawfish Boil! Ethan Powell and Tobias Hogan, owners of EaT: An Oyster Bar and The Parish in Portland are coming out again to treat us to a lowcountry boil. They will be cooking up pots of all you can eat fresh crawfish and the usual accompaniments, a big ol’ batch of their homemade Jambalaya, and bringing an oyster bar with fresh Northwest bi-valves. Stephen Webber, our White Winemaker, will be on hand sharing his stunning 2014 new releases with you, too. 

All you can eat crawfish, jambalaya, tokens for oysters and wine are included in the all inclusive price of $60 per person/$50 Wine Club. Please make reservations for this event on our website.

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Start: April 25, 2015 12:00 pm
End: April 25, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Montinore Estate
Phone: 503-359-5012
3663 SW Dilley Road, Forest Grove, OR, 97116, United States Google Map
Cost: $60 per person/$50 Wine Club

Yamhill-Carlton AVA Spring Tasting at Anne Amie Vineyards

Please join us for the 6th annual Yamhill-Carlton AVA Spring Tasting at Anne Amie Vineyards on April 25th. 

You will be able to taste and talk with our winery members about what's happening in this special growing region. Over 25 wineries will be on hand to answer questions about their vineyards and winemaking plans.
Tickets are on sale now. If you love this event as much as we do, don't wait to purchase as we are limiting tickets again this year.

This event is 21 and over. Sorry no pets. Please carpool if possible and we'll have a shuttle to whisk you up to the event if you don't arrive early for close-in parking. We'll see you on April 25th.

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Start: April 25, 2015 11:00 am
End: April 25, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Anne Amie Vineyards
6580 NE Mineral Spring Road, Carlton, OR, 97111, United States Google Map
Cost: $40 presale/$50 at the door

April 23, 2015

Winemaker Dinner with ROCO Winery

Rollin and Corby Soles invite you to join them for an exciting dinner at ROCO Winery. Chef Rich Meyer, of Trifecta Tavern, will bring his talents to the winery and prepare a special meal paired with ROCO wines. Trifecta Tavern, a hybrid bakery/tavern/restaurant owned by Ken Forkish, was one of Portland’s most anticipated openings in 2013.

When Ken tapped Chef Rich Meyer to join him on this project the story intensified. Chef Rich Meyer is a seasoned veteran of the Portland Restaurant scene and is best known for his work at Higgins for 18 years, 8 of them as Chef de Cuisine. Rich says he loves “shaping his creations to the ever changing climate of the Northwest.”

Ken Forkish’s cookbook “Flour Water Salt Yeast” won a James Beard Award.

Limited seating available.  Ticket purchase in advance is required to reserve a seat. 

Purchase tickets here.

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Start: April 23, 2015 6:00 pm
End: April 23, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: ROCO Winery
13260 NE Red Hills Rd, Newberg, OR, 97132, United States Google Map
Cost: $125

April 19, 2015

Blending Seminar at Gran Moraine

When art meets science, wonderful wines are born! Create your very own Gran Moraine Pinot Noir blend under the tutelage of our winemaker. Reservations required.

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Start: April 19, 2015 1:00 pm
End: April 19, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Gran Moraine Winery
17090 NE Woodland Loop Road, Yamhill, OR, 97148, United States Google Map
Cost: $60 per person (reservation required)

Go Shuck Yourself at Brooks with Chef Jaret Foster of Oyster Social

Love oysters but suffer from shucking anxiety?

Come and learn the trick of the trade from Oyster Social's chef/owner Jaret Foster. The knife wil be in your hands as you take a crack at half a dozen bivalves.

And, by no coincidence, we have the perfect wine to pair with oysters. The wines from the shuckfest will focus on our aromatic dry whites: Muscat, Pinot Blanc, and Riesling!

Get tickets here.

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Start: April 19, 2015 1:00 pm
End: April 19, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Brooks Wine
Phone: 503-435-1278
21101 SE Cherry Blossom Lane, Amity, OR, 97101, United States Google Map
Cost: $50

April 18, 2015

Flavors of Carlton

Prepare for big changes at the 12th Annual Yamhill-Carlton Together Cares!  The evening begins inside the barrel room of Ken Wright Cellars with a silent auction, appetizers, delicious wine, and fabulous beer selections.

In the Big Tent, dinner will feature 10 top chefs from the region, present at individual stations, serving fabulous small plates. These food offerings will be paired with 20 of the top wineries in Oregon, including Soter, Elk Cove and Belle Pente along with beer from Carlton’s Fire Mountain Brewery.

The climax of the evening will be a high-energy live auction with your chance to bid on selections of rare and distinctive wine, original art, spectacular travel packages, one-of-a-kind items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Tickets include dinner, wine and a commemorative wine glass. Purchase online or make a donation via www.yctogethercares.com or call Yamhill Carlton Together Cares 503-852-4405.
Tickets must be purchased in advance to allow for dinner seating.  No tickets available at the door.

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Start: April 18, 2015 6:00 pm
End: April 18, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Ken Wright Cellars
236 N Kutch St, Carlton, OR, 97111, United States Google Map
Cost: $100