Taste of Community wine loops
The Student Nutrition and Activity Clinic for Kids (SNACK) helps youth ages 6 -18 and their families practice healthy eating and active living for lifelong happiness. Photos courtesy of SNACK.
A LITTLE EXTRA LOVE IN YOUR GLASS.
Collaboration and social responsibility are cornerstone principles in our Valley. We invite you to explore this side of wine country by choosing a Taste of Community Loop dedicated to a cause close to your heart. Browse winery loops and learn about their featured nonprofit partner below, and look for each winery’s special pour or flight to designate a portion of your tasting fee to their chosen cause.
helping willamette help portland
The Inn at Northrup Station
Portland experienced a 10% increase in homelessness from 2015 to 2017. Transition Projects helps connect Portland’s most vulnerable residents with housing, employment and other resources.
The Give A Little Foundation provides financial assistance to individuals and families in Yamhill County who are in crisis or experiencing severe adversity.
experience mcminnville: a walking wine loop
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS AND LODGING
Flag & Wire, Valley Commissary, Community Plate and Atticus Hotel
We invite you to walk through the heart of Oregon wine country. The city of McMinnville offers many wonderful wineries, restaurants, galleries and boutique shops. Five wineries—Brittan, Elizabeth Chambers, Eyrie, R. Stuart, and Winderlea—have paired with the Atticus Hotel and two of the city’s best restaurants, Community Plate and Valley Commissary, to create an exciting day of wining and dining. A portion of tasting fees and wines sold by the glass will benefit S.N.A.C.K (Student Nutrition and Activity Clinic for Kids), a program that provides free nutrition education and fitness opportunities to children and their families in Yamhill County. Their program provides family-centered activities for kids and their families to get healthy and stay healthy by offering children’s cooking workshops, fitness and active play sessions and community wide health events. Be sure to pick up a McMinnville Loop Guide at any of the participating businesses.
Dundee Hills AVA
Participating wineries donate to ¡Salud!, an organization focused on providing healthcare and outreach services to Oregon vineyard workers and their families. Reservations are recommended in advance to ensure a spot at all wineries on the loop. All four wineries are part of the Dundee Hills, an AVA instrumental in establishing the region as a producer of world-class Pinot noir.