The Bounty of Yamhill County has returned, celebrating the area’s unique trio of fervent farmers, world-class wine producers and masterful chefs. Over the three-day event, Aug. 28–30, guests have plenty of opportunities to experience what makes this area a food and wine destination.
First held in 2012, the annual festival recently garnered national attention: Readers of USA TODAY and 10Best voiced their support for BOYC, awarding the event second on the list of “Best General Food Festivals” in the country.
Friday kicks off the 2015 event with winemakers’ dinners: Chef Paul Losch with Owen Roe; Chef Jesse Kincheloe with Matzinger-Davies; and Chef Scott Cunningham with Dominio IV.
Saturday, guests can tour artisan producers: Even Pull Farm, Oregon Barrel Works, Maysara and Kookoolan Farms. Lunch will be hosted at Stoller Family Estate. In the evening, Adelsheim, WillaKenzie Estate and Erath will host dinners catered by Recipe, Subterra and JORY, respectively.
Sunday offers an afternoon of custom classes and experiences, including an herb wreath class at Red Ridge Farms, plein air painting with Currents Gallery at Winter’s Hill Vineyard, a Willamette River paddle with an Argyle Winery picnic, and a food and wine pairing class with Wine Country Cooking Studio and Dobbes Family Estate. The festival concludes with an al fresco feast at Sokol Blosser, featuring 20 chef, farmer and wine pairings.
Tickets are available online at www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com, and proceeds will benefit YES (Yamhill Enrichment Society), which supports projects throughout Yamhill County to ensure a strong, vibrant community.