May
26
5:00 pm17:00

7th Annual Memorial Day Kickoff: 5 Local Wineries, 20+ Wines, Just $20

Start the long weekend early and celebrate the return of summer in style as we host some of our favorite Willamette Valley (& Gorge) wineries and their friendly winemakers pouring reds, whites and rosé. Taste why 2015 is such a promising vintage, see how the charming 2014s are more charming than ever and learn about Nate Ready and his creative Hiyu/Smock Shop Band from Hood River. Six years running, this has been quite a party; let's make that seven! 

Belle Pente (Yamhill-Carlton) - Brian and Jill O'Donnell
2014 and 2013 Pinot Noir, 2012 Estate Chardonnay and 2010 Riesling

Cameron (Dundee Hills) - John Paul and Tom Svilli
Brand new release Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2015, Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2015, Saignee Rose 2015 and the brand new only-something-that-John Paul-would-try: Cameron Spritz! In partnership with Heater Allen Brewing, a beer bottle of spritzy pale pink wine... 

Colene Clemens (Chehalem Mountain) - Steve Goff
A range of 2014 Pinot Noir and Rose

Smock Shop Band/Hiyu (Columbia Gorge) - Nate Ready
Brand new 2016 releases, definitely some fun wines here...

Walter Scott Wines (Eola-Amity Hills) - Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon
A look at the newly released 2015s: Cuvee Anne Chardonnay and several Pinot Noir including Cuvee Ruth, Clos des Oiseaux and Dubay  

 

Friday May 26, 5-7:30, 20+ Wines, only $20.

May
27
2:00 pm14:00

No Tasting

Take a drive down the valley and hit the Memorial Day Weekend wine open houses.


May
20
2:00 pm14:00

Russ Raney's French Favorites

Russ Raney returns with a box full of new Languedoc wines, imported directly in small quantities and priced as if you were in France. Faugères, Saint Chinian, Roussillon and more. FREE

May
19
5:00 pm17:00

Bordeaux Reds

I drank a beautiful 15-year old Bordeaux last month; it was so good I’m inspired to taste more. So let’s check out a range of good vintages (’10, ’09, ’06) and appellations including Margaux, Saint Emilion, Haut-Medoc and more. $18