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Date:July 22, 2015

Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC) celebrates esteemed wineries, chefs, farms Aug. 28-30

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

McMinnville, Ore. — The Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC), an annual summer celebration of the wineries, farms and chefs that contribute to the Oregon region’s world-class reputation, will be held August 28-30. Tickets will be available online starting May 13 at www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com, and proceeds will benefit the Yamhill Enrichment Society  (YES). First held in 2012, the three-day festival has established itself among the country’s best food festivals in just three short years. Readers of USA TODAY and 10Best voiced their support for BOYC, which recently placed second on the list of Best General Food Festivals in the country.

“We are thrilled to see the Bounty of Yamhill County near the very top of the list of Best General Food Festivals in America,” said Susan Sokol Blosser, founder of YES and organizer of BOYC. “We want to thank readers of USA TODAY and 10Best for recognizing the festival for the unique experiences it provides in our vineyards, farms and restaurants, and for providing additional support to local community initiatives. We’re looking forward to another great weekend this year.”

BOYC offers a line-up of special events around Yamhill County over an extended weekend:

  • Friday’s Welcome Dinners with winemakers in Newberg and McMinnville, Oregon, feature pairings of chef Paul Losch with wines from Owen Roe, chef Jesse Kincheloe with wines from Matzinger-Davies, and chef Scott Cunningham with wines from Dominio IV.
  • Saturday offers a day of artisan producer tours and lunch, with tours available at Even Pull Farm, Oregon Barrel Works, Maysara and Kookoolan Farms followed by lunch at Stoller Family Estates. In the evening, Adelsheim Vineyard, WillaKenzie Estate and Erath Winery host dinners catered by Recipe: A Neighborhood Kitchen, Subterra: A Wine Cellar Restaurant and JORY at The Allison Inn & Spa, respectively.
  • Sunday offers an afternoon of custom classes and experiences, including an herb wreath class at Red Ridge Farms, plein air painting with Currents Gallery at Winter’s Hill Vineyard, a Willamette River paddle with an Argyle Winery picnic, and a food and wine pairing class with Wine Country Cooking Studio and Dobbes Family Estate.
  • Sunday evening, the festival draws to a close with an al fresco dining feast at Sokol Blosser Winery, featuring 20 chef, farmer and wine pairings.

 

Reservations are required for all events, and ticket prices range from $75 to $150 and a BOYC ‘All In’ Package is $450 for all five events ($100 savings). For full festival details and tickets, visit www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com. Proceeds benefit YES, which supports projects throughout Yamhill County to ensure a strong, vibrant community. In addition to BOYC, projects include Books for Babies, Music Enrichment, Nourish Yamhill Valley, Living History and the Women’s Leaders Lunch.

About Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC)

Yamhill County, nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, enjoys rich soils, a mild climate and some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere. This abundance of natural resources – and a strong pioneer spirit – has attracted innovative vintners, agricultural trailblazers and some of the best chefs in the country. The result is a delicious trifecta of 21st century visionaries primed to deliver innovative farm-to-fork plates, perfectly paired with unparalleled wines. Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC) is a three-day annual event that celebrates the vibrant Yamhill County community; in its fourth year, it is a project of the Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES).

About Yamhill Enrichment Society

Founded in 2011, the Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES) seeks to enrich Yamhill County with projects supporting education & the arts, food & agriculture, and history & community. YES strives to find innovation, creativity, collaboration and efficiency in all of its endeavors.

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