MEMORIAL WEEKEND IN WINE COUNTRY

#GOWINETASTING


MAY 26-28, 2018

Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country kicks off the summer wine tasting season. More than 150 wineries and tasting rooms open their doors each year for special events and tastings at one of wine country’s longest-running celebrations.

Taste new releases and old favorites from our region’s acclaimed wineries. Enjoy a vineyard picnic, live music, tasty food pairings and local art. Savor the world-class wines and spectacular views of springtime in the Willamette Valley.

Join us for this weekend of wine and community in our beautiful wine country! The next Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country will take place on May 26-28, 2018.


MEMORIAL WEEKEND IN THE WINE COUNTRY

The kickoff to tasting season is full of excitement. This is your chance to sample newly released white wines,  rosés, and Pinot noir from the acclaimed 2016 vintage, sample 2017s in barrel, and discover small producers not typically open to the public. 

Want to support groups of wineries giving back to great local causes through our Taste of Community Loops program? Check out 2018’s new loops and use them to plan your visit. Learn more about the loops below.

On Memorial Day we honor members of the military who lost their lives while serving. Look for the ✮ symbol indicating wineries offering a discount to veterans and current members of the armed forces.

Participating Wineries

May is Oregon Wine Month

We celebrate Willamette Valley wine all year round, but especially during Oregon Wine Month, when the entire state joins in commemoration of our beloved industry for the month of May, offering special activities, tastings and promotions for the enjoyment of Oregon wine. Visit our event calendar and plan a trip to wine country!

Plan Your Visit

Bald Peak looking frosty above coleneclemens ! ❄️ Bald Peak is the highest point in both the Chehalem Mountains and the Willamette Valley. As winegrowers in the Chehalem Mountains, we love this rugged terrain as it adds to the character of our wines. 🍷☃️

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Thirst for knowledge?!😋⁣

We are hosting a Red Blends Tasting Saturday June 22nd!⁣

This is the perfect event to explore numerous wines and gain a better knowledge and understanding of the different varieties and tastes🍇⁣

And of course, there will be cheese🧀⁣

Only $30.00 a ticket - call or email us to secure your spot!
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We did it, thanks to you! Thank you for helping us reach 1K followers on IG!🎉
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We appreciate your support and look forward to connecting with you. We hope you can visit us for wine tasting sometime.⠀
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We are planning a giveaway to celebrate and will share the details here. Stay tuned.⠀
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"For breakfast both mornings we enjoyed cappuccinos, scones and biscuits, the pancakes, eggs benedict, farmer’s plate, and the egg tartine. It was all delicious, but my stand out of the meals was the crispy potatoes—they are seriously life changing. Crunchy whole but smashed little potatoes with some kind of dry rub. I could eat them every day." – Kate D⁠

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It is a beautiful time of year for a drive through wine country. Tasting appointments and curbside pick up for Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays 12-6pm taken online (🔗 in bio) or by calling 503.538.2900. Photo courtesy of carolyn_wells_kramer •



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Do you have Saturday plans? Well, now you do!🍷⁠

The forecast calls for sunshine, which makes it a perfect day to join us for an outdoor tasting. ⁠

Tastings Under the Tent -⁠
right outside our Wine Bar, ⁠
Saturday, noon-6PM⁠

The featured winter flight this week is:⁠

-NV, Rosé d'Or ⁠
-2018 Love, Oregon White Sky ⁠
-2015 Lazy River Vineyard Pinot Noir ⁠
-2016 Lazy River Vineyard Pinot Noir ⁠
-2017 Lazy River Vineyard Pinot Noir ⁠

We can't wait to see you!⁠
528 NE 3rd St in Downtown McMinnville⁠

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Rainy weather calls for a glass of Pinot 🍷. What are you pouring today? Visit us at the Wine Garden at Lake Oswego, the Vineyard Atrium at the Clubhouse - or drop by to pick up a bottle! ...

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This homeboy plans some awesome weekends. xo ...

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What’s your drink of choice for a day on the mountain? Ours is Love, Oregon Rosé☀️❄️

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Girls weekend in wine country #willamettevalley 👯‍♂️ ...

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ICYMI — King Estate turns 30 this year. Naturally, here's a baby-faced photo of our now thirtysomething Estate. ⁠

When King Estate was founded in 1991, it was driven by a commitment to sustainability & profound respect for the land. The adventurous spirit that inspired us from the beginning continues to guide us as we nurture our vineyards to craft premium Oregon wines. We have been establishing our traditions, one vintage at a time.⁠









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The vines are putting on a fall color show this week. .
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ABOUT THE ARTIST

For more than a decade, the Willamette Valley Wineries Association has been honored to work with Portland-based artist John Fisher for original Memorial Weekend in Wine Country 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.

Read more about the artist

SPRING STORIES

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