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.more details
February 15, 2014
February 16, 2014
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.more details
February 22, 2014
Duck Pond's festive annual event features all-you-can-eat fresh-shucked oysters from Dan & Louis Oyster Bar + barbecued oysters from Slick's Big Time BBQ, salmon chowder, bread and desserts. Admission price includes food, two glasses of wine and live music by Echo Park. The event is held in our bottling line/cellar area, so please dress warmly. Reservations required by February 17, but this event always sells out early.more details
The last Saturday in February is now celebrated worldwide as Open That Bottle Night. Give yourself permission to open that most treasured bottle of wine in your cellar. Share the story of that wine with a group of wine lovers who have similarly precious wines to share with you. This night was founded in 2000 by Wall Street Journal Wine writers Dorothy Gaiter and her husband John Brecher as a way to encourage their readers to open those special bottles of wine before they head over the hill. What we love are the stories of these wines – almost – as much as the wines themselves. Preparing a 4 course meal to pair with these special wines is Chef Ryan Childs formerly of Chez Panisse. Ryan has recently moved back to Portland and is creating a menu worthy of these very fine wines. In addition to everyone's special bottles, Winderlea will provide a sneak preview of our estate 2012 wines to pair with dinner. Check out our Wine Journal for more details and list of the wines shared at some previous Open That Bottle Night Events.more details
March 7, 2014 – March 9, 2014
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
April 2, 2014
Willamette Valley wineries are gearing up for the next Pinot in the City road show tasting in Washington, DC. Meet the faces behind the labels of more than 50 top wineries and taste Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, Riesling, and more. The list of participating wineries will be available on January 17. Tickets will go on sale in February.more details
April 12, 2014 – April 13, 2014
Spend a weekend with us exploring Oregon wine country. Our guests are treated to complimentary wine tastings, pairings, entertainment, and activities at each participating winery.
Along your journey you may taste a new release, reserve label, or barrel tasting served by a winemaker while enjoying culinary samples carefully selected to enhance each wine. Discover each individual winery through tours, one-of-a-kind demonstrations, and hand-on activities. Guests will also enjoy handcrafted foods, gifts and other products by local artisians at our wineries for this special weekend.
From experienced wine lovers to novice wine tasters, the North Willamette Wine Trail has something for everyone.more details
August 31, 2014
This spectacular race winds through 13.1 miles of rolling vineyards and picturesque farmland. The course begins at Stoller Family Estate with a gorgeous view of Mt. Hood and ends in downtown Carlton for the popular wine and music festival. Produced by Destination Races, this half marathon offers a unique and wonderful experience of Willamette Valley wine country. Join a winery team for discounted registration and even more fun during the race!
Once you cross the finish line, the celebration gets underway with dozens of local wineries and breweries pouring. Guests are welcome to join the wine and music festival for a tasting fee.more details