WINE COUNTRY THANKSGIVING 2017
CELEBRATING 35 YEARS
Thirty-five years ago, less than a dozen Willamette Valley wineries started the Wine Country Thanksgiving tradition. This year, more than 150 wineries throughout the region will open their cellars and tasting rooms for special events during the Thanksgiving Weekend to celebrate friends, family and the completion of harvest. Join us for this unique Oregon tradition to kick off the holiday season with special tastings, food pairings, live music, holiday discounts and more. Each winery celebrates the festive weekend with its own flare!
The holiday season is also a time for giving back. Our wine community comes together during the months of November and December for the annual Willamette Cares Food Share in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank network, providing emergency food and resources for neighbors in need.
For more than a decade, the Willamette Valley Wineries Association has been honored to work with Portland-based artist John Fisher for original Wine Country Thanksgiving art.
John pairs his artistic vision with years of graphic design experience to create inspiring, sophisticated landscapes and figurative work. His landscapes have a definitive sense of place, allowing you to feel the emotion and mood of the day with his intuitive use of color and brushwork. The shifting force of weather has a profound impact on his work and ability to capture the soul of the Pacific Northwest landscape. John is an art director and designer in Portland, Oregon, originally hailing from Omaha, Nebraska. A graduate of the University of Kansas Fine Art program, he developed a passion for landscape painting while exploring the back roads and open plains of the Midwest. When not in the studio designing, he is likely to be roaming the countryside, capturing Northwest landscapes on canvas.
Throughout the holiday season we’ll be featuring stories from throughout Wine Country, from the community driven Willamette Cares Food Share to the history of Thanksgiving in Wine Country.