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Portland Grand Tasting: Taste Columbia Gorge wine in Portland

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Columbia Gorge

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Columbia River Gorge, OR/WA – March 17, 2016 — On Friday, April 1, 2016, over 20 Columbia Gorge wineries will be pouring their wines at Castaway Portland. From 6pm to 8pm wine lovers can enjoy some of the 45 premium grape varieties grown in the Columbia Gorge, socialize with winemakers and learn about the renowned wine region.

Luke Bradford, owner and winemaker at COR Cellars, says, “The Columbia Gorge wine scene is exploding, with a groundswell of exciting producers who are passionate about their story, their vineyards, and their wines.”

The Portland Grand Tasting is an opportunity to taste them all under one roof, and to get a preview of newly released reds and 2015 whites and rosés.

Tickets are $25 at GorgeWine.com and include tastings, hors d’oeuvres and a souvenir wine glass. For those wanting a more intimate and elevated experience, a VIP ticket ($40) provides early admission at 5pm and access to a private VIP room with special tastings, small bites, and wine education.

Event Details

Friday, April 1, 2016

Castaway Portland – 1800 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR

General Admission ($25) 6-8pm

VIP Admission ($40) 5-8pm

Trade Tasting 5-8pm

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*must be 21 to attend

About the CGWA

The Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association is a trade organization that supports the vineyards, wineries and wine industry businesses of the Columbia Gorge. The Columbia Gorge AVA, established in 2004, is approximately 40-miles long and encompasses both sides of the Columbia River in OR and WA. Inside this region is an extraordinary combination of climates, soils, elevation and geology, providing some of the best and most varied grape varieties in the Pacific Northwest and thus the Columbia Gorge AVA is affectionately referred to as “A World of Wine in 40 Miles.” www.columbiagorgewine.com

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