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EVENTS in Willamette Valley


The Willamette Valley has a variety of events all year long.
You'll find plenty of great things to do during your next stay. From food and wine tastings
to music festivals to the largest UFO festival in the United States.

Our events are as eclectic and fun as the people you'll meet here. 

March AVA Exploration Month!
March AVA Exploration Month!
March 01, 2019 - 11:00am to March 31, 2019 - 5:00pm
The Carlton Winemakers Studio 801 N Scott St, Carlton, Oregon 97111 Week 1: March 1st-8th: Yamhill-Carlton AVA Week 2: March 9th-15th explore the Ribbon Ridge AVA Week 3: March 16th-22nd experience the Dundee Hills AVA Week 4: March 23rd-29th discover the Eola Amity AVA Week 5: March 30-31st enjoy a flight comparing multiple AVA's
WINTER WINE DINNER SERIES FEATURING HUNT & GATHER AT LANGE ESTATE
WINTER WINE DINNER SERIES FEATURING HUNT & GATHER AT LANGE ESTATE
March 23, 2019 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Lange Estate Winery is excited to be partnering with Northwest chefs for a Winter Wine Dinner Series. Each of these evening collaborations at Lange Estate Winery & Vineyard will pair our collection of handcrafted Willamette Valley Pinot noir, Pinot gris and Chardonnay with the culinary mastery of wine country’s go-to cuisiniers. The Lange’s are thrilled to host the classically French trained Chef Andrew Biggs of Hunt & Gather whose commitment to and respect for local farmers, ranchers, fisheries and foragers aligns closely with Lange thoughtful approach to winegrowing, winemaking and sustainable living. Experience this beloved Portland chef’s exquisitely crafted food at our Estate Winery & Vineyard. We will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and four-courses paired with Lange Estate wines – including some exciting surprise pours. Purchase Tickets Today! Only 25 Seats Available. Please contact Hannah Miller, hannah@langewinery.com, with any food allergy concerns.
WINDERLEA DINNER WITH FRIENDS NO. 3 | AYOUB WINES
WINDERLEA DINNER WITH FRIENDS NO. 3 | AYOUB WINES
March 23, 2019 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Our Winter Dinner with Friends series continues with our good friend and neighbor, Mo Ayoub of Ayoub Wines. Sit down with us as Mo shares his culinary background, combined with a true appreciation for culture and hospitality. Like many things in Mo’s life the beginning of his wine career began with a passion and a fanatical focus to produce the highest quality Pinot noir and Chardonnay. His uncompromising wine making methods highlight his continuous learning mindset. RSVP 503-554-5900 or info@winderlea.com, only 26 seats available
Live music with Dante Zapata
Live music with Dante Zapata
March 29, 2019 - 5:00pm
Live jams, delicious food, and great wine! Dante Zapata is a singer songwriter that brings a soulful blend of funk, R&B, and Jazz. No cover charge.
BEACON HILL RIESLING RELEASE
BEACON HILL RIESLING RELEASE
March 30, 2019 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
The 2018 Riesling is finally here! There is no better way to celebrate than to have the amazing Altengartz German Brand Bratwurst Food Truck on site! Bring the whole family out and get ready for a fun day filled with good wine, food, and lawn games. We will be pouring a special tasting flight for $25 which includes a $10 food voucher to the food truck. Wine club members will receive complimentary tastings and a food voucher.
YAMHILL-CARLTON FOCUS FLIGHT AT ROCO WINERY
YAMHILL-CARLTON FOCUS FLIGHT AT ROCO WINERY
March 30, 2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Few grapes rival Pinot Noir’s versatility and its natural capacity to reflect “terroir”. Learn how the soil, climate, and geography of Yamhill-Carlton AVA vineyards influences the ultimate character of the wines produced from them. The flight will feature: 2015 Marsh Estate Chardonnay 2015 Marsh Estate Pinot Noir 2015 Ancient Waters Pinot Noir 2016 Ancient Waters Pinot Noir Grab a glass, and taste what makes Yamhill-Carlton so unique! Complimentary for club members. $20 for non-members/ waived with 3 bottle purchase
Asilda in the Carlton Winemakers Studio tasting room
Asilda in the Carlton Winemakers Studio tasting room
March 30, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Vintners behind Asilda Wines in the tasting room from 1-4 PM.
WINTER DINNER SERIES FEATURING PARK KITCHEN AT ROCO
WINTER DINNER SERIES FEATURING PARK KITCHEN AT ROCO
April 04, 2019 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Prepare for an unforgettable meal by James Beard nominated chef Scott Dolich of Portland’s Park Kitchen. Known for utilizing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest, chef Scott sources the freshest ingredients to craft exquisite regional dishes. This evening’s dining experience is sure to keep your palate engaged. To complement each course, ROCO will crack the vault and serve a stunning selection of library wines. Travel back in time, and savor the 2012 Chardonnay, 2010 Marsh Estate Pinot Noir, and the 2003 Private Stash Pinot Noir…just to name a few. Expect to be wowed by this memorable meal! Hosted by winemaker and owners Rollin and Corby Soles at ROCO Winery. Seating is limited to 14 guests. To secure your place at the table, RSVP with Kelly Karr at 503-538-7625 or Kelly@rocowinery.com. $110/club members, $130/non-members.
Vault Wine Tasting
Vault Wine Tasting
April 06, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Durant Vineyards Tasting Room A once a year opportunity to taste and purchase perfectly aged, extremely limited, Durant Vineyards library wines. We are excited to open the vault and share these remarkable wines with you. Each pour is intentionally paired with small bites to accentuate the unique
Vertical Vineyard Series: Deux Vert Vineyard
Vertical Vineyard Series: Deux Vert Vineyard
April 07, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
This will be a unique opportunity to join Jessica and Mike Green, who planted Deux Vert Vineyard, to taste a straight vertical from the 2008-2014 vintages. You will get the grower’s and winemaker’s perspectives on each vintage. We will smell, taste, and discuss the differences between the vintages from this special vineyard. Seating is limited and advance reservations are required by emailing jessica@etfillewines.com or calling 503.538.2900. $25 fee for Wine and Estate Club Members; $40 fee for non-members.
2019 Yamhill Carlton Spring Event
2019 Yamhill Carlton Spring Event
April 13, 2019 - 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tickets on sale now! Participating wineries: Angela Estate, Anne Amie Vineyards, Atticus Wine, Battle Creek Cellars, Beacon Hill Winery, Belle Pente Vineyard, Big Table Farm, Boedecker Cellars, Bud’s Bloom Winery, Carlton Cellars, EIEIO, Et Fille Wines, Fairsing Vineyard, Ghost Hill Cellars, Gran Moraine Winery, Ken Wright Cellars, Kramer Vineyards, La Randonée Wines, Laurel Ridge Winery, Lemelson Vineyards, Lenné Estate, Marshall Davis Wine, Monks Gate Vineyard, Old Wagon Road Vineyards, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, Pheasant Hill Vineyard, Pike Road Wines, R Stuart & Co., Roots Wine Co., Saffron Fields Vineyard, SchoneTal Cellars, Shea Vineyards, Simoni Family Vineyards, Solena, Stag Hollow Wines, Tendril Wine Cellars, Wildaire Cellars, Willakenzie Estate. This year, we are changing the location of the event. Our gracious host of many years, Anne Amie Vineyards, is getting a much deserved break. The event will be at Willakenzie Estate. This event is for 21 and over. No pets please.
GUEST WINEMAKER ANNA MATZINGER AT ANAM CARA
GUEST WINEMAKER ANNA MATZINGER AT ANAM CARA
April 13, 2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
She said Yes! Delighted that Anna Matzinger of Matzinger Davies – one of Oregon’s top cult wineries – accepted our invitation to return as our guest. Anna spent the last 14 years working for Archery Summit where she rose to winemaker and co-general manager and helped lead the organization to the place it now holds as a premier producer of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. While there she worked to articulate the unique style, personality and distinction of the Estate vineyards, garnered numerous accolades and helped steward and nurture both winery and brand in its growth as a producer of world class wines. Michael Davies, a New Zealander by birth (and inclination) is the winemaker for both REXHILL Vineyards and A to Z Wineworks. Together they established the Matzinger Davies Wine Company in 2006 with the intention of producing wines with a resonant voice speaking to their geographic origin, varietal typicity and season. Authenticity, vibrancy and integrity should be their calling cards. One flight includes the wines of both Matzinger Davies and Anam Cara. $15 tasting waived with two-bottle purchase. Complimentary for Club Members.
Pop Pink! 2018 Rosé Release Party
Pop Pink! 2018 Rosé Release Party
April 13, 2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Be the first to taste and purchase the 2018 Rosé. Taste the unique flavor combinations from Miss Hannah’s Popcorn including a Rosé and popcorn pairing – Strawberry Balsamic. Members and three guests are complimentary. Non-members are welcome, $15 per person.
Earth Day Dinner at Community Plate
Earth Day Dinner at Community Plate
April 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
Featuring Oregon Wines from Matzinger Davies Dinner $45 per person Wine Pairing $20 per person
WINTER DINNER SERIES FEATURING LARDO AT ROCO
WINTER DINNER SERIES FEATURING LARDO AT ROCO
April 25, 2019 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Pig out with ROCO Winery and Lardo restaurant for an evening of gastronomical gratification. Renown for his indulgent cured creations, Chef Rick Gencarelli will craft a luscious, multi-course meal that is sure to make your mouth water. Tonight, toast the evening with wine pairings that highlight bubbly. Along with delectable Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rosé, dinner will feature three vintages of the RMS Brut as well as the inaugural vintage of the RMS Brut Rosé! Hosted by winemaker and owner Rollin Soles and Assistant Winemaker Jared Sleet at ROCO Winery. Seating is limited to 14 guests. To secure your place at the table, RSVP with Kelly Karr at 503-538-7625 or Kelly@rocowinery.com. $110/club members, $130/non-members.
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT BEACON HILL
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT BEACON HILL
May 12, 2019 - 10:30am - 1:00pm
Treat your mother the way she deserves – with a delectable brunch and wine tasting. With a delicious curated menu to choose from and wonderful wines, she will really feel the love this year. Each ticket includes a mimosa, the meal, and tasting flight after the brunch*. Reservations are required. Call our tasting room at (503)662-5212 to reserve your seats. Space is limited. *Must be 21 years or older to enjoy a mimosa and tasting flight.
Farmers Market Dinner at Community Plate
Farmers Market Dinner at Community Plate
May 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
Dinner $45 per person Wine Pairing $20 per person
McMinnville Scottish Festival
McMinnville Scottish Festival
June 08, 2019 to June 09, 2019
MCMINNVILLE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL .. WE’RE PUTTING THE “MAC” BACK IN MCMINNVILLE McMinnville has grown to be an internationally recognized city in the heart of Willamette Valley known for its best small town main street, its place in the rich Willamette Valley wine industry, early UFO sightings, and the resting place of the Hercules (Howard Hugh’s Spruce Goose). With all this attention it seems few have pondered why it bears the name of McMinnville? Did anyone of importance in city history have that name? Are there Scottish or Irish roots? As it turns out, no one in the city’s history was named McMinnville. The city’s founder William T. Newby (1820–1884), an early immigrant on the Oregon Trail, named the city after his home town McMinnville, Tennessee. He must have cared for his home quite a bit to establish a city across the country with the same name. McMinnville does indeed have Scottish roots however; McMinnville, Tennessee was named after Governor Joseph McMinn (1758-1824). His grandfather, Robert McMinn (1690-1757) emigrated from his home in Perth, Scotland, to make a home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. By importing the name of his hometown, William Newby intentionally, or unintentionally, brought a bit of Scotland to our city, McMinnville. The Celtic Heritage Alliance is going to build on that Scottish connection and bring the “Mac” back in McMinnville in 2018 with the McMinnville Scottish Festival! Join us June 9th and 10th at Linfield College
Summer Celebration Dinner at Community Plate
Summer Celebration Dinner at Community Plate
June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
Dinner $45 per person Wine Pairing $20 per person
Developing Style Seated Tasting
Developing Style Seated Tasting
June 22, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Taste and learn first hand how winemakers develop their own style at the Carlton Winemakers Studio.
Friday Night Social with Black Radish Kitchen
Friday Night Social with Black Radish Kitchen
July 12, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Happy hour style gathering from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday, July 12th. Fabulous food and drink with Remy and her friend Kate from Black Radish Kitchen in Pittsburgh. More details to come! Gratuity included. $55 per person.
33rd Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration
33rd Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration
July 26, 2019 to July 29, 2019
The IPNC is a three-day event, famous around the globe, as a mecca for lovers of Pinot noir and northwest cuisine. During the weekend, world-renowned winemakers, northwest chefs, esteemed media, epicures, and wine lovers will gather in McMinnville, Oregon, for three days of exploring Pinot noir, savoring unforgettable meals, and learning and celebrating with luminaries of the food and wine world. Along with the speakers and chefs, it is the relaxing and festive atmosphere that sets the IPNC apart from all other wine events. Whether tasting Grand Cru Burgundy or walking through Oregon vineyards with the grower who planted them, guests find themselves unwinding in picturesque Oregon wine country for what wine legend Jancis Robinson described as “one of the most enjoyable wine weekends in the world”.
Bounty of Yamhill County: Culinary Adventures in Oregon Wine Country
Bounty of Yamhill County: Culinary Adventures in Oregon Wine Country
August 23, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC) is a three-day food & wine festival that partners chefs, vintners and farms throughout Oregon Wine Country to create one-of-a-kind culinary adventures. BOYC was voted Top 10 Best Food Festivals by USA TODAY 10Best and The Culture Trip. Tickets are limited, and most events sold out early last year. While you’re having fun, you’re also doing good. Proceeds from Bounty of Yamhill County benefit the Yamhill Enrichment Society. Save the date for 2019! BOYC will be happier August 23-25th. Events and tickets available in March.
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The following websites are excellent sources for upcoming events in our area: Visit McMinnville and Willamette Wine.