Noble Estate Eugene Tasting Room | This fall join us at Noble Estate for wine tasting, live music, and leaf peeping. Sundays this fall we’re pairing our wines with the music of some favorite local musicians. Guests are invited to bring picnics to enjoy with their wine and the breathtaking views of fall in the Willamette Valley. We’ll be serving 16 wines including our Gold Medal Winning Muscat, Viognier, and Pinot Noir. Local beer is available on tap. Time: noon to 5 p.m.
29210 Gimpl Hill Road | Eugene
Wine & Cheese Paired with Aquarium Fun
The Wet Spot Tropical Fish | The Wet Spot Tropical Fish enjoys being able to engage the public and showcase the fun that can be had in the aquarium world. Being able to have a unique date night or even just learning how small can make a huge impact this event is for you! Couples and singles alike are invited to participate in what will be a fantastic time, sampling cheese and wine and being guided by our resident plant and aqua-scaping experts through a full nano-tank setup. Go home with an amazing display, great memories, and you can even purchase wine from the local winery that is making this event extra special. Fee: $135 per person. Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
4310 N.E. Hancock Street | Portland
Wine Walk LO
Downtown Lake Oswego Businesses | Experience the special ambience of picturesque Lake Oswego while strolling from shop to shop, enjoying fine wine, wonderful food, art and music. Twenty-six downtown businesses will host two wines each and nibbles. Each ticket is for a souvenir glass, eight wine tastings and nibbles. New wine drinkers as well as wine aficionados will appreciate Northwest and international wines. All wines tasted that day will be available for purchase or order at World Class Wines. Details, event map and advance tickets can be purchased at http://events.kgw.com/Wine_Walk_Lake_Oswego/284662762.html Fee: $25 (advance); $30 (door). Time: 3 to 6 p.m.
368 S. State Street | Lake Oswego
S.E. Wine Collective | Come celebrate with Helioterra Wines and Vincent Wine Company as they release their 2012 Pinot Noirs! Both winemakers will be on hand to offer tastes and special deals. Don’t forget to purchase wines for your holiday table, and if you are part of the wine club, come pick up your wines. Time: 3 to 6 p.m.
2425 S.E. 35th Place | Portland
www.helioterrawines.com | www.vincentwinecompany.com
Ninety Points or Better!
Ambrosia Restaurant and Bar’s Cellar Room | Taste 10 wines that are all rated 90 points or more. These wines are from Spain, California, Oregon, South Africa, Washington and Argentina. A taste of each of these fabulous wines and light appetizers is just $10 per person. Buy at least 12 bottles at the event and get a 10% discount on your purchase. Amy Paul will host this event and can answer all the questions you may have about these wines. Come on down, chill out have a good time; bring a friend, or make a new one. After all: Good food, good friends and good wine; what else is there? Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
174 E. Broadway | Eugene | www.ambrosiarestaurant.com
Rare Reserves and Library Wines
Anam Cara Tasting Room | Once a year, we open wines from our earliest vintages, some of which have less than a case remaining. Join us as we taste through history and enjoy Pinots dating back to 2003. We’ll also open early some older Rieslings to enjoy these beautiful, ageable whites. Have an older bottle of Anam Cara in your cellar? Stop by and see how the vintage is progressing without opening your own. Library wines also available for purchase. Custom 3-pack gifts. Fee: $15.
306 N. Main Street | Newberg | www.anamcaracellars.com
Emerson Vineyards | This year we are proud to have Eric Ferguson from Nick’s Italian Cafe in McMinnville as our guest chef. Eric is familiar with our wines since they are served at the restaurant. Expect a fabulous meal and a great evening of fun. Fee: $100 (per person); Waldo Society Members: $85. Seating is limited to 40. Call now to get a seat.
11665 Airlie Road | Monmouth
503-838-0944 | www.emersonvineyards.com
¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction
Domaine Drouhin Oregon/Governor Hotel | The Oregon wine community’s highlight event of the year! Join 43 top Pinot Noir producers in the “”Vintners Circle”” for two days of great wines, food and camaraderie to benefit a worthy cause. Wine lovers and collectors can acquire the best cuvées of the 2012 vintage with exclusive Pinot Noirs only available at Friday’s Big Board auction at Domaine Drouhin Oregon. Saturday’s gala dinner at the Governor Hotel in Portland presents more opportunities to bid on exceptional auction lots including unique wine-focused trips and experiences. ¡Salud! supports access to healthcare for Oregon’s vineyard workers and their families. Time: 3 to 6:30 p.m. (Big Board Auction). Time: 5:30 to 10 p.m. (Gala). Fee: $395 (includes both events).
Governor Hotel: 614 S.W. 11th Avenue | Portland
DDO: 6750 Breyman Orchards Road | Dayton
Wine Tourism Conference
Portland Doubletree | The annual conference of wine tourism industry leaders from throughout North America. Appropriate for tasting room managers, winery marketing staff, vintner and tourism associations, hotels, restaurants, tour operators, and anyone else interested in taking advantage of the benefits of wine tourism. Pre-conference workshops on marketing and social media marketing. Third year of the conference and first time it is located outside of California. Register online.
1000 N.E. Multnomah Street | Portland
Great American Wine Festival
The DoubleTree Hotel | The first-ever Great American Wine Festival is coming to Portland. The Festival will take place the day after the industry Wine Tourism Conference, which draws wineries and winery associations from throughout North America. This is your opportunity to try wines you have never before tried, including wines from areas such as the New York Finger Lakes, Ohio, Ontario and Missouri in addition to wines from California and right here in Oregon. Fee: $35-$115. Time: 3 to 8 p.m.
1000 N.E. Multnomah Street | Portland
2012 Pinot Noir Futures Event
Winter’s Hill Vineyard Tasting Room | The wine we made in 2012 keeps getting better, and we are almost ready to share it with you! Last Spring we offered future sales on Block 5 of our 2012 Pinot noir, and it sold out in record time. If you missed out on the last offer, we have selected 3 additional Blocks of Pinot noir from our Estate Vineyard. Join us for barrel tasting and order your wine (available next Spring). $15 tasting fee, complimentary for Cellar Door Club Members and three guests. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
6451 Hilltop Lane | Dayton | www.wintershillwine.com
Annual Holiday Open House
Garland Nursery | Have you noticed the warm colorful glow coming from our gift shop? We are excited for our annual Garland Nursery Holiday Open House. Our little garden elves have been working hard to make sure everything is perfect and festive for you to join to kick off this amazing holiday season! Our trees are up, each decorated with their own special theme. Our wreaths have just arrived and our poinsettias are posed, displaying their unique beautiful foliage. We are decked out and ready! Join us and enjoy spiced cider and coffee to warm your hands, a variety of food samples to try each day and a chance to win some wonderful door prizes. On display will be many gift-giving ideas including the items sampled. Each day we will have winter gardening classes and on Sunday we will have wine tasting. Bring your friends and family and celebrate with ours as we welcome in the holidays. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
5470 N.E. Highway 20 | Corvallis | www.garlandnursery.com
Rain Dance Art Festival
Rain Dance Marketplace | Just in time for the holidays! Find a gift for someone special or for yourself! Choose from a variety of hand-crafted gifts. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
26355 N.E. Bell Road | Newberg
503-538-0197 | www.raindancemarketplace.com
Applegate Wine Trail’s Fall Uncorked Event
Applegate Wine Trail | Join us for the season’s most anticipated annual wine event. Attendees will enjoy 18 wineries, appetizers, music, tastings and fun at this self-paced wine tour event. Tickets are $39 and include a commemorative Wine Trail wine glass. All 18 Applegate Valley wineries participate in this self-guided tour. You pick your starting location, but you’re free to visit any number of wineries on the Trail. We encourage you to bring your friends, designate a driver and enjoy this great opportunity to explore the Applegate Wine Trail. For tickets and a list of wineries visit the website.
The Life & Lyrics of Lorenz Hart
MarshAnne Landing | Featuring music by Siri Vik. Time: 7 p.m. Admission includes abundant appetizers. Seating is limited, reservations are required. Please call 541-459-7998 for reservations or visit.
175 Hogan Road | Oakland | www.marshannelanding.com