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.


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

Fall is officially here and we feel it in the air.🍂While the cellar is hard at work harvesting fruit🍇, the Tasting Room is getting cozy. Come taste with us - we are open every day from 11am-6pm.🍷 ...

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🍷Albariño Davide, how could possibly not be good?😂⁠
Bodega Davide⁠
A blend of Albariño and Godello coming out of small parcels of land, low yields and high concentration. ⁠
It is located right in the middle of Rias Baixas, in val do Salnes.⁠
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Produced following the rules of natur and biodynamics.⁠


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Campers and alumni, we miss you! Let’s hang out. Check your inbox for a special invitation, and if you don’t see it hit the link in our bio. 🍷🏕 ...

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Keeper of the Barrels, Princess of the Pinot ♥️ We love her cool demeanor and are always thrilled when her mother, Winemaker Katie Santora brings her to work at the winery. 🍷🐾 Happy #nationaldogday Mani!

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Our winemaking team has been busy processing the fruit coming in as Harvest continues as scheduled. Early Chardonnay grapes were picked and pressed a few weeks ago ready to become part of our 2020 sparkling wine vintage 👏🏼

#bubbles #chardonnay #wvwines #oregonwine #oregon #winetime #wvcommunity #harvest #chehalemwines #pnw #winemaking #sparklingwine

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The best pairing... 😏 Wine & books 🍷📖 My favorite season is around the corner... ...

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Why is the “noir” lowercase in this (and only this) vintage of the Beaux Frères Vineyard portfolio?
Recently, a great friend of ours, Rich Schaefer (thewinewedrink), was enjoying this exact wine and sent along this question. According to Michael “The Dad” Etzel, our founding partner, the answer is shrouded slightly by time, given the nearly twenty years since the one-off decision was made.
He remembers being momentarily swayed by the rationale of none other than Papa Pinot himself, David Lett, whose eyrievineyards bottles presented (as they still do to this day) what many argue is the accurate grammatical spelling of the varietal. As for why this change only stuck for one vintage, the decision to return to the version we had traditionally used and continue to employ - “Pinot Noir” - seems to have been a purely aesthetic decision.
While an argument around grammar may be the last thing some of us want to pair with our Pinot, we’d love to hear some perspective from both sides of the aisle. Where does this debate stand today?
#pinotnoir #pinottalks #grammarpolice #grammarmatters #grammarfail #oregonwine #willamettevalley #winenerds #winestagram #winelover #wineandculture #winecellar #beauxfreres #beauxfrères #wvwines

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5 of the World's Top Wine Regions Where Women Are Leading the Scene - Sip the finest vino in the world's best women-led wineries. Cheers to our own Katie Santora and Stoller's Kate Payne-Brown for their amazing wines and trailblazing spirit 🍷read article from departuresmag 🔗 in bio •

#womeninwine #winemaker #wvwines #oregonwine #winestagram #imbibe #traveloregon #gowinetasting #rosé

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Beaux Frères founding captain, Michael G. Etzel, scouting out our block at Guadalupe Vineyard in his daily driver, a 1972 Datsun 521 pickup.
We’re seeing an exceptional amount of site diversity this vintage, with Mother Nature looking poised to deliver a beautiful burst of energy as we approach the finish line. Just about ready to pull the anchors up and set sail on 2020!

📸 by careycritchlow sequiturwine

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Winemaker, Katie Santora and her dog, Mani headed up to walk the Ridgecrest Vineyard this morning and sample some of the ripening fruit. Planted in 1990, Ridgecrest was the first vineyard in what would be the famed Ribbon Ridge AVA. Located in a cooler microclimate, Ridgecrest tends to be about a week later – from bud break through harvest – than our other estate vineyards. It is planted to seven different Pinot Noir clones. The wines from this site tend to be big and brambly, with black-fruit aromas and flavors like blackberry, and black cherry. A wine club favorite, we can’t wait to see what the 2020 vintage brings!

#ribbonridgeava #wvwines #oregonwinecountry #pinotnoir #vineyarddog #gowinetasting #ridgecrest #wvcommunity #vineyardviews #celebrateoregonharvest #feedoregon, #chehalemwines

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Harvest 2020 is starting up, and we want to celebrate that! We are counting down the days until we can begin picking our first grapes destined for our sparkling wines. 🍾

With these unprecedented times, it’s nice to know we’ll still have the #OregonWine we know and love. We will be partnering with some of our neighbors in the following weeks to #CelebrateOregonHarvest and provide food and clothing for families in need. #FeedOregon

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We believe that there’s a better way to do business. That’s why Chehalem is proud to be a Certified B Corporation! This means we’ve met the highest verified standard of social and environmental impact. You can follow our community of businesses acting as a force for good at bcorporation

#pinotnoir #wvcommunity #bcorp #votebcorp #wvwines #oregonwine #chehalemwines #gowinetasting #communityovercompetition #thanks

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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


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