PORTLAND, OREGON (February 27, 2017). Day Wines, a natural wine producer based in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, will open Day Camp, a new tasting room at Day Wines’ winemaking cooperative in Dundee, OR on Friday, March 3rd at 21080 North Highway 99W.
Day Camp owner and Day Wines’ winemaker-owner Brianne Day makes natural wines that are instinctive and restrained. Dedicated to site-driven expressions, Day works with Pinot noir, Tannat, Malvasia, Côt, Viognier, Primitivo, and other up-and-coming varieties, from farmer-owned vineyards in the Willamette Valley and Applegate Valley AVAs.
In addition to Day Wines, ten small producers make wine at Day Camp: Jackalope Wine Cellars, Fossil & Fawn, Script Cellars, Adega Northwest, Granville Wines, Burner Wines, Montebruno Wine, William Marie Wines, R. Maloof, and Yamtunk Wine Company. The new tasting room will feature Day Wines’ portfolio, as well as wines from all Day Camp wineries.
Day Camp’s $15 wine flight will include tastes of five wines–four Day Wines and a revolving selection from Day Camp wineries. Wines will be available by the glass ($9-$14) and more than 30 wines from all producers at Day Camp will be available by the bottle ($15-$57). Each weekend will highlight a different winery at Day Camp, who will offer a complete line-up of their wines. The full bottle list can be found here.
“Day Camp is a cooperative in every sense of the word: it has brought smaller producers together, who work side-by-side and collaborate throughout the year,” said Brianne Day. “The new tasting room at Day Camp will provide an outlet for wineries making a wide variety of wines, from Montebruno’s Gewürztraminer pétillant naturel to Jackalope’s Rogue Valley-sourced Cabernet franc.”
“We’re all excited to be part of the Dundee wine community and offer another great destination for Willamette Valley visitors.”
The modern tasting room at Day Camp will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, warming cedar walls, a sweeping copper bar with an abstract copper lighting fixture hanging overhead, and comfortable lounge seating accented by colorful cushions. The tasting room will seat 18 and accommodate 38 in all.
Adjacent to the tasting room, a larger outdoor patio with Ipe decking and benches will accommodate more than 80 people. The outdoor space, ringed by native grass plantings, will include a fire pit for evening tastings.
Day Wines at Day Camp
Opening: Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Address: 21080 North Highway 99W, Dundee OR 97115
Phone: (971) 832-8590
Hours: Thursday – Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
Capacity: 18 seats and additional standing room; more seating outdoors in warmer months
Wine tasting flight: $15
Wines by the glass: $9-$14
Wines by the bottle: $15-$57
Light fare will be added to the menu in the weeks following the opening.
ABOUT DAY WINES
A Pacific Northwest native with winemaking experience spanning four continents, Brianne Day, owner and winemaker at Day Wines, sources Pinot noir, Tannat, Malvasia, Côt, Viognier, and other varieties from farmer-owned vineyards in the Willamette Valley and Applegate Valley. Focused on site-driven expressions, Brianne makes natural wines that are instinctive and restrained. All Day Wines are fermented naturally, with punch-downs by foot. Brianne was one of the few American winemakers at the seminal RAW Wine Fair in London and New York City, and one of seven domestic producers mentioned in the recently published book Natural Wine. She opened Day Camp, a winemaking cooperative in Dundee, OR in late 2015; it is the collective home of eleven small producers who work with a wide array of varieties and AVAs, from the Columbia River Gorge to the Rogue Valley.