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Eco-friendly wine growlers make their way from Europe to Oregon3 min read

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SE Wine Collective tapsEuropeans have long enjoyed wine on tap and in jugs and bottles to go so it’s only fair that Oregon should join in the fun. Last year, our state passed a wine growler law that was quickly bogged down in red tape and bureaucracy. Happily, that red tape at the federal level has been untangled with a recent change of heart by the federal Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB.) Now Oregonians can legally fill their wine growlers from a small but growing number of retailers and wineries.

The residents of the City of Roses are a conscientious bunch who pay attention to excess packaging so expect this trend to grow as more establishments set up their wine taps, alongside their beer taps. For those who are ready to dive into the wine pool head first, two of Portland’s urban wineries offer wine growlers for sale as well as refills.

Who: SE Wine Collective

What: Has 1 liter wine growlers for sale for $6 and various prices for fills, depending on the five wines on tap

Where: 2425 SE 35th Place, Portland, Oregon

Map to the SE Wine Collective: https://goo.gl/maps/tVVVq

Phone: 503 208 2061

Read more about the SE Wine Collective: https://sewinecollective.com/tasting-bar/growlette.php

Who: Cooper’s Hall Winery & Tap Room

What: Has 750ml growlers for sale for $6 and various prices for fills, depending on the wines on tap

Where: 404 SE 6th Street, Portland, Oregon

Map to Cooper’s Hall Winery & Tap Room: https://goo.gl/maps/KwaOS

Phone: 503 719 7000

Read more about Cooper’s Hall Winery & Tap Room: http://coopershall.com/winery

If you’re visiting the Willamette Valley, check out the rotating wines on tap at Chehalem Wines in Newberg.

Who: Chehalem Wines

Where: 106 South Center Street, Newberg, Oregon

Map to Chehalem Wines: https://goo.gl/maps/3eQMw

Phone: 503 538 4700

Read more about Chehalem Wines: https://www.chehalemwines.com/visit-us/index.php

And if you’re in Hood River, visit Springhouse Cellar Winery to pick up a 1 liter growler and fill it for the price of a 750ml bottle.

Who: Springhouse Cellar Winery

Where: 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River, Oregon

Map to Springhouse Cellar Winery: https://goo.gl/maps/dLlJn

Phone: 541.308.0700

Read more about Springhouse Cellar Winery: http://www.springhousecellar.com/sustainability/

This article was also published on Examiner.com.
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Michele Francisco

Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she’s got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at michele@winerabble.com & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.

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