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Italy in the Valley

Italy in the Valley Celebration: a wine vacation without the passport

Discover the wines of Italy without ever leaving the state Cana’s Feast Winery is hosting the 4th Annual Italy in the Valley Celebration where wine lovers across the Willamette Valley and Portland can taste Italian wine varietals produced by eleven Pacific Northwest wineries. This yea
Italy in the Valley

Need a wine vacation to Italy? Why not free tickets to the next best thing: Italy in the Valley on Sunday, August 26 in Carlton?

Please enter our contest to win a couple tickets to Italy in the Valley. Eleven wineries making Italian wine varietals in the Pacific Northwest are hoping to transport you to the Old World on Sunday, August 26th from 1-5pm at the Cana’s Feast Winery in Carlton. A $40 value- these tick
Enso Winery wines

Sip your way through the PDX wine trail over the Urban Wine Experience weekend

Winemakers at the urban wineries dotted around the city are an innovative, pioneering bunch. So it’s no surprise that the PDX Urban Wineries group is hosting their first ever Urban Wine Experience. Planned for the second weekend in August (Aug. 11-12), all the members will be pouring
Wayne, Portland's wizard of wine

Wayne the Wine Wizard: keeping Portland weird one wine drinker at a time

Wayne Oppenheimer, the Wine Wizard, is a familiar face throughout Portland and the Willamette Valley wine country. He’s a busy man with several different facets to his business; a wine shop in SE Portland, a wine tour company, regular wine classes and tastings, a popular wine club and
Riesling Taste Scales

Toast the Summer of Riesling with the world’s most noble & versatile white wine

Riesling is not only the world’s most noble white wine grape but also the most versatile. If you’re like many wine drinkers, you immediately think “sweet” when the varietal is mentioned. That’s why the International Riesling Foundation and Summer of Riesling creator Paul Grieco are st
On the road to Hood River

Hood River: A breezy wine and beer weekend getaway

Did you know that Hood River is only an hour from the city? A quick waterfall-filled drive through the Gorge offers Portlanders a breezy weekend getaway for wine and beer lovers alike. With great wineries, local breweries, quaint bed and breakfast inns and gorgeous views of the Columb
Willakenzie wines

Ooh la la– Bastille Day celebrations all weekend long

What’s Bastille Day without wine? Fortunately you don’t have to find out since WillaKenzie Estate is celebrating all weekend long. On Saturday, July 14, the actual holiday, Portlanders can partake in the free festivities at Director Park in downtown Portland. With over 8000 participan
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Drink Pink: Celebrate Oregon Rosé wines

Winemakers throughout the Willamette Valley are making some serious rosé wines these days. Rosé, like many teenagers, suffered an awkward, blushing adolescence as sweet, mass-marketed White Zinfandel. Patton Valley Vineyard and other Oregon wineries are working to change those preconc
Patton Valley Vineyards

Delectable Patton Valley Vineyard Winemaker Dinner at Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine

Do you find food and wine pairings a challenge? Let the experts at Patton Valley Vineyards and Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine help you discover perfect combinations that celebrate the bounty of early summer crops. Winemaker Derek Einberger and chef Pascal Sauton invite wine and food lov
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Join Portland’s urban wineries at their 2nd annual summer event

Wine made right here inside the city limits of Portland? Amazing and true! The PDX Urban Wineries group is building momentum with nine wineries now making small batches of wine from their favorite grapes. Come taste the fruits of their labor this Saturday, June 9 from 2-5pm during the
Rosé wines

Enjoy the lighter side of wine at Rosé in the Rose City

Toast the start of summer by sipping rosé and several white wines made by wineries in the Northern Willamette Valley. Rosé in the Rose City, a sanctioned Rose Festival event, celebrates rosé, an often-misunderstood wine. Today’s rosé wines run the gamut from very dry with high acid le
Artisanal WIne Cellars

Memorial Day weekend wine tasting in Newberg, gateway to the Willamette Valley

Memorial Day weekend and wine tasting go together like cheese and crackers. Celebrate the holiday weekend in style– wine lovers throughout the Portland area should hit the 99W down to Newberg, the gateway to the Willamette Valley’s wine country. Recently, a number of wineries have ope
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Wine tasting in the Dundee Hills over Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend is considered by many to be the open house of the Willamette Valley wineries. The spring cleaning has been done and all the wineries are officially open for the summer! It’s a great opportunity to try new releases while enjoying special touches like food, music, w
Chinato

Chocolate & Vermouth Pairing Class

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice is the name of this innovative class offered on Wednesday, May 30th from 7:30-9pm at The Meadow Salt shop in North Portland. Two Oregon vermouth producers, Patrick Taylor of Cana’s Feast and Neil Koppline, one of the owners of Imbue Cellars are working
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Oregon Wine Country license plates now available

The Oregon legislature authorized a new passenger vehicle license plate to recognize and celebrate the state’s wine industry. Soon, a pastoral wine country scene will be seen on cars around the streets and highways of Oregon and beyond. With a view of vineyards planted over rolling hi
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Share our Strength hosting 25th Annual Taste of the Nation Portland event

Nearly 1 in 5 Oregon kids is hungry or lacks proper nutrition. Oregon is among the 5 hungriest states in the United States. Now that’s a lot to swallow. Share our Strength has been working locally to raise awareness of childhood hunger issues in Oregon since 1988. Their Taste of the N
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Celebrate Oregon wines at UnWined this Sunday

No time to travel the state visiting all the different wine regions of Oregon? Fortunately you don’t need to because this Sunday’s UnWined event brings wineries from all over the state to the wine lovers in Portland. A new event created by the Oregon Wine Board, with the objective of
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Pinot in Portland hosted by Pinot 365

Pinot 365 is bringing Pinot noir to the city for just one special evening. This group of 13 wineries are all open 365 days a year and spread across the Willamette Valley. Their mission is to provide an authentic winery experience, regardless of season or day of the week. But they also
Enso Winery

SE Portland’s urban winery pioneers celebrate success and everyone’s invited

You know how you feel when you stumble upon a secret gem of a place and worry that if you share it with your friends, it won’t be a secret for long? That’s how I feel about ENSO Winery! But juicy secrets have a way of getting out and ENSO is no exception. Ryan Sharp and Chris Wisbart
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Treat your mom to a tour of Portland’s urban wineries for Mother’s Day

Stumped on what to get your mom for Mother’s day this year? Make it memorable by taking her on a passport tasting to the many urban wineries celebrating Portland moms on Saturday, May 12. In a very short time, urban wine making has become quite trendy within the city limits of Portlan
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Taste Oregon wines on us!

UnWine’d celebrates Oregon Wines from across the state in one great location in Portland, Oregon! With almost 100 wineries pouring, there will be wines for every palate. Come taste the affects of terroir from almost every AVA within the state. It’s a great opportunity to learn more ab
2011 Ponzi Vineyards Arneis

Searching for an unusual wine for Easter?

If you’re looking for an unusual wine for Easter, look no further than Arneis. A wine varietal grown mostly in the Piedmont region of Italy, this white wine pairs well with the most unusual foods, such as asparagus! With its determined shoots popping out of the earth, asparagus is the
Rosé wine

Looking for a deal? Dry Rosés are cheap, cheap, cheap!

Usually associated with warm summer weather, rosés are good any time of year. Pair them with spicy foods, friends who aren’t white wine drinkers or a chilly winter evening when you need a reminder that summer will eventually come around again. Since most people have the urge to drink
Pinot noir grapes

Pinot noir: The seductive temptress

Pinot noir. A tricky grape to grow but oh, the rewards for both the winemaker and wine drinker! Pinot noir is finicky, elusive, fussy, the list goes on and on. And this is exactly why people fall in love with it. It’s not unusual to meet regular folks that have fallen under it’s spell
Snowy Oregon vineyard

All I want for Christmas

My wish for Christmas is that the winemakers and vineyard owners of Oregon keep honing their skills, thus perfecting the lovely wines being produced throughout the state. My hope is that by continuing to act as good stewards of the land, implementing sustainable measures such as organ
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Wine Tasting in Oregon’s Willamette Valley Thanksgiving Weekend

If you live most any place in the now drenched state of Oregon, you’ve likely heard how the wineries go all out over Thanksgiving weekend. New releases get poured, library wines are opened, wine club member pick up parties abound, along with much food and music to celebrate the end of
Abacela Winery

Taste Southern Oregon’s wines on us!

Haven’t yet made it down to enjoy the wonderful wines being produced in Southern Oregon? Maybe you have but are dying to taste them again! Maybe you didn’t know grapes were even being grown anywhere beyond the Willamette Valley? Whatever your reason, we’re hoping you will enter our co
Lange Estate

Willamette Valley’s Miracle Wine Grape Harvest 2011

With a very cold and wet spring, the grapevine budbreak in Oregon’s Willamette Valley vineyards began much later than usual. The grapevines are awakened from their long winter’s sleep once the average daily temperatures reach 50°F. Due to unseasonably cool weather in Oregon, this year
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Sept. 1: International Tempranillo Day

How do you plan to celebrate this wonderfully inky noble wine? For beginners out there who haven’t yet tried this grape varietal, I highly recommend seeking it out! (It’s pronouncing tem • pra • ne-yo just so you know!) Born and raised in the higher elevations of Rioja and Ribera del
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Grüner Veltliner: A tasty but tiny blip on the wine radar

For a crisp, dry and easy-drinking white wine, Grüner Veltliner is the perfect alternative to Sauvignon blanc or Pinot gris. Austria’s most planted grape, it’s a delicious wine with a low alcohol level for summer fun in the sun. With notes of green apple, citrus, apricots and white pe