The First Sip of Summer
As the days lengthen and warm, Salemites feel the urge to visit the farmland that surrounds us with trips to local wineries. There is no better time than Memorial Day Weekend, (May 26 – 28) to explore our unique and renown wine region and see the vines coming into leaf. Oregon wineries are ready and waiting with special events and exciting pairings. Enjoy!
18150 Amity Vineyards Road S.E., Amity
Release of new wines and current releases paired with local and regional foods. Winemaker Darcy and staff will be there to guide you through the tasting and tour the winery. Enjoy the view from the picnic area. $10 includes wine tasting and food pairings. Sat-Mon 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
21105 S.E. Cherry Blossom Lane, Amity
Celebrate the inaugural release of many wines: 2011 Bois Joli Riesling, Pinot Noir Rosé, Columbia Gorge Gewürztraminer, 2010 Sunny Mountain Pinot Noir and more. Live music, great food and a great time promised. Fee: $10 (includes 10+ wines, logo glass, food and live music). Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
9779 SE Hillview Drive, Amity
Visit Oregon’s smallest legal producer of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Sit by a roaring fire in the outdoor room and enjoy the four-mountain view. Releasing their 2011 Starlight White Pinot Gris; four other wines available for tastes or by the glass. Fee: $5 (includes wine tasting and hearty local snacks). Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
111 Fifth Street, Amity
Taste 2010 new vintage releases, experience handcrafted estate Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Blanc, Pinot Noir Rosé, Pinot Noir, Portuguese Red Wine, Petite Syrah and Port-style wines. Fee: $20 (includes wine tasting and appetizers). Fri-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Kristin Hill Winery
3330 S.E. Amity Dayton Highway, Amity
Wine for more than just the Pinot lover. Sparkling, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Port-style wine and their 2011 Nouveau. Fee: $5 (includes 6 tastes, light snacks and tasting glass). Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mia Sonatina Cellars
102 Nursery Street, Amity
Sample wines crafted in an Old-World style. New Releases: 2007 Allegro, 2008 Pinot Noir, 2011 Pinot Gris, 2011 Riesling, 2011 Gewürztraminer, Serenade (sweet blend), Dolce (dessert wine). Fee: $8 (includes wine tasting, barrel tasting, appetizers). Sat-Mon 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
11931 S.E. Hoodview Road, Amity
Peaceful views of Mt. Hood and the Valley welcome you to Mystic Wines. Six luscious Reds for you to enjoy; Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, Barbera and Zinfandel. Fee: $10 (includes 6 pours and tasty nibbles). Sat-Sun 12 p.m-5 p.m.
Terra Vina Wines Vineyard
214 ‘B’ W. Main Street, Carlton
$10 includes logo glass, delicious cheeses, artisan breads and tastes of award-winning wines and the new release of the anxiously awaited 2010 Cabernet Franc & 2010 La Famiglia Pinot Noir. Purchases futures at fabulous discounts. A portion of tasting fees donated to the Newberg Animal Shelter. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Árdíri Winery and Vineyards
35040 SW Unger Rd., Cornelius
Pairing current releases with cheeses from Quail Run Creamery and offering a variety of local artisan food from purveyors sampling their craft. Experience live landscape painting by nationally recognized Oregon artist, Jen Vranes, whose work appears on several Ardiri labels. Stunning views, cozy seating, award-winning wines. $10/ flight. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tyee Wine Cellars
26335 Greenberry Rd., Corvallis
Open House featuring Tyee Estate Wines on the Buchanan Family Century Farm; hiking, picnicking, wine tasting and special discounts. On Monday, May 28th, Tyee hosts The Space Neighbors in Concert with Dim Sum by Magenta. Concert tickets online $7 or $10 at gate. Fri-Mon 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Amalie Robert Estate
13531 Bursell Road, Dallas
Taste the new-release 2009 Pinot Noirs, 2010 Pinot Meunier and 2009 “Satisfaction Syrah.” The vineyard and winery are located 20 minutes west of Salem. $10 includes Riedel glass and cheeses. Sat-Mon 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
17485 Highway 22, Dallas
This year’s festivities will include barrel tasting in the cellar and the opportunity to buy futures of in-barrel wines. Fee: $5 (includes tasting, fruit and crackers); $10 (barrel tasting). Fri-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
3275 Ballard Road, Dallas
Sample the release of their 2010 Reserve and Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs, 2011 Estate Pinot Gris, along with their 2011 Viognier paired with artisan cheeses and bread from the Breadboard. Weather permitting, take a horse-drawn wagon tour of the vineyard with winemaker Brad Ford. Fee: $10 (refunded with a four-bottle purchase). Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
5600 Van Well Road, Dallas
Celebrating their 10th anniversary. Enjoy stunning views and delicious wines at this family-owned vineyard just west of Salem. Pouring handcrafted, limited-production wines, including award-winning Pinot Noirs, the ever popular Peace, Serenity White Port and newly released Cabernet and Merlot. Fee: $10 (includes tasting of five wines). Sat-Mon 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Van Duzer Vineyards
11975 Smithfield Road, Dallas
Come for the wine, stay for the view. Celebrate with new releases of Rosé, Pinot Gris and Riesling as well as old favorites. Visit with the winemaking team, peruse art by local artists and enjoy gourmet food. $10 includes wine and snacks. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Armonéa Wine Cellars
6855 Breyman Orchards Rd., Dayton
Sample Chardonnay, Riesling, Mueller Thurgau, Pinot Gris and two Pinot Noirs. Also pouring Riesling dessert wine and sparkling wine. $10 includes Armonéa glass, famous Pinot brownies, and a view of a charming new Arabian filly. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Methven Family Vineyards
11400 Westland Lane, Dayton
503-868-7259, methvenfamilyvineyards.com Taste new releases including their 2008 Pinot and their first Rosé. Joel Palmer House tasting menu, and chocolate Pinot Noir cupcakes from Ruby Cakes. Live music 2-4 from Big Ron Sabin. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
5000 Sokol Blosser Lane, Dayton
Join in the Sokol Blosser courtyard for a weekend of barrel tasting, fabulous wines, lively music and great food. Family and staff will guide visitors through a delicious portfolio of current releases and hard-to-find gems. Picnic fare available for purchase from the RibSlayer as well! Sat-Mon, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
16161 NE McDougall Rd., Dayton
$20 includes Open House, Stoller Souvenir Oregon Pinot Noir, Reidel glass and light appetizers. Sat-Sun 11 a.m-4 p.m.
415 Ferry St., Dayton
Pinot Noir flights paired with amuse-bouche bites. $10. Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Winter’s Hill Vineyard
6451 Hilltop Lane NE, Dayton
$10 includes souvenir glass, breathtaking views and genuine hospitality. Guests will enjoy new releases of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir and dessert wines. Meet the winemaker and owners. Sat-Sun, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
691 Highway 99W, Dundee
Argyle’s 25th anniversary making wine in Dundee. Special cellar selections, gourmet cheeses and tastings straight from the barrel while relaxing to live local music from Rio Con Brio. Be the first to taste Argyle’s Silver Series Pinot Noirs – limited edition wines from their prized vineyards. music 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. $15 includes logo glass. Sat-Sun, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bella Vida Vineyard
9380 NE Worden Hill Rd., Dundee
Visit their new tasting room, opening Memorial Day Weekend.
990 North Highway 99W, Dundee
Experience their newly released, very-limited-produced 09 Labyrinth & 09 Maresh Pinot Noirs. Also new additions to our current releases: the 2011 Pinot Noir Blanc and Jezebel Blanc will be available for sample as well. Also serving a family-recipe soup. $10. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dobbes Family Estate
240 SE Fifth St., Dundee
Celebrate the release of their 2011 Joe’s Secco Oregon Bubbles complete with fun food pairings & groovy tunes. Try the bubbly sensation from Wine By Joe, recently named #1 Hot Small Brand, in the Dobbes Family Estate tasting room. $15 tasting fee. Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Duck Pond Cellars
23145 Highway 99W, Dundee
Taste five wines, take cellar tour (available at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.) and barrel sampling. Wines available for tasting include 2011 Pinot Gris, 2009 Chardonnay, 2010 Mingle (white blend), 2009 Red Blend, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 Semillon Dessert Wine. Special case discounts. Artist Oscar Flores-Fiol and vendor Clay Art will be on hand selling art and gifts as well. $10 ($5 for wine club members) includes logo glass. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Four Graces Winery
9605 NE Fox Farm Road , Dundee
Enjoy delicious appetizers and The Four Graces wines. There will also be a special raffle prize drawing. $15 for wine tasting and appetizers. Club Members and up to four guests have the fee waived. Sat-Mon 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lange Estate Winery and Vineyards
18380 NE Buena Vista Drive, Dundee
25th Anniversary special Pinot, with light appetizers. Also offering wood-fired pizzas and other treats catered by Tastebud. $15 includes Reidel logo glass. Sat-Sun, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Torii Mor Winery
18365 NE Fairview Dr., Dundee
$15 or $25 to kick off the season with the release of Torii Mor’s 2011 Rosé and other release wines and single vineyard Pinots, paired with local cheeses and chocolates. The higher fee includes an additional vertical tasting of the infamous “Deux Verres” Reserve Pinot Noir. Case discounts offered, Wine Club members will receive two complimentary tastings per membership. Sat – Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
25166 Ferguson Road, Junction City
Taste the family’s wines, including their Double-Gold Medal 2008 Pinot Noir and enjoy the fresh appetizer creations of LUC of Corvallis. Picnics welcome. Fee: $5. (includes wine tasting and appetizers). Sat-Mon 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Anthony Dell Cellars
250 NE 3rd St.,McMinnville
Weekend Tasting at the tasting room. $10 Sat-Mon, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
845 NE Fifth St., McMinnville
Cheese, fruit, bread, meats and crudité in open cellars. Eight wines, $10. Sat-Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
15765 Muddy Valley Rd., McMinnville
Flora Momtazi will be serving divinely inspired spring time appetizers while the Momtazi girls serve Maysara wines to compliment Flora’s dishes. Food, wine, live entertainment and (fingers-crossed) sunshine on the patio. $20. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
905 NE 10th Ave., McMinnville
Taste a bevy of wines. Also offering specials and some delectable nibbles. $5 tasting fee, waived if you bring three non-perishable food items to be donated to the Yamhill County Food Bank. Sat-Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Mon 12 p.m-4 p.m.
581 NE 3rd Street, McMinnville
$8 for flights paired with chocolate. Sat-Mon 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Westrey Wine Company
1065 NE Alpine Ave., McMinnville
Start the summer tasting season at Westrey Wine’s Open House. Taste current releases as well as wines that are sold out everywhere but the winery. Sat-Mon, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Yamhill Valley Vineyards
16250 SW Oldsville Rd., McMinnville
No fee for featured pairings for each wine in Yamhill’s flight. Will include Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, four Pinot Noirs and a Riesling to die for. RSVP for groups of 6 or more. Fri-Mon, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
15305 Dunn Forest Road, Monmouth
Pouring Liz’s first sparkling wine, a new rosé and the 2008 Vintner’s Blend. Also live music and food for purchase. $10 includes T-shirt (while they last) and souvenir wine glass. Sat–Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
11665 Airlie Road, Monmouth
Enjoy wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres and hospitality. $5 (waived with wine purchase). Sat-Mon 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
23924 Territorial Highway, Monroe
Have your palate seduced by silky Pinots at their picturesque family-owned estate winery and vineyards. Live music, Sat-Sun 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Olive Grand – olive oil tasting Sun-Mon 1 p.m.-4 p.m.Tasting Fee $7, refundable with $20 wine purchase. Sat-Mon 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
16800 NE Calkins Ln., Newberg
Adelsheim will be pouring a flight of spring wines and serving cheese and charcuterie. $20 includes a Reidel glass. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Anam Cara Cellars
306 N. Main St. (Hwy. 240), Newberg
Spring releases with cheeses, flight of six wines, $10 (waived with purchase of two bottles). Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Anderson Family Vineyard
20120 NE Herring Ln., Newberg
503-554-5541, andersonfamilyvineyard.com Open house with tasting of newest releases of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, $10. Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon by app’t.
17979 NE Lewis Rogers Ln., Newberg
Sample vintages of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs poured with hors d’oeuvres and chocolates. $10 Sat-Mon 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
14000 NE Quarry Rd., Newberg
Tasting from three wineries: August Cellars, Artisanal Winery, and Toluca Lane on Sat & Sun; August Cellars only on Mon. Served with Majestic Chocolates. $10 includes August Cellars logo glass. Taste of 808 Hawaiian BBQ (additional cost). Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
15155 NE North Valley Rd., Newberg
Barrel tastings, nibbles and special Library offerings. $15 includes Reidel glass. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
18215 NE Calkins Ln., Newberg
Taste newly released Rosé, Sigrid Chardonnay and 2010 Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs. $15 (Club members receive four complimentary entries). Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Colene Clemens Vineyards
22501 NE Dopp Rd., Newberg
Pouring highly anticipated 2011 Rose alongside their current release Pinot Noirs. Fee $10, complimentary admission for Cellar Club members. Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hip Chicks Do Wine
602 B East First St., Newberg
Every single one of their wines open for tasting. $15 admission includes a tasting of up to 18 wines, appetizers, and a logo glass. Fri-Mon 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
J.K. Carriere Wines
9995 NE Parrett Mountain Road, Newberg
Taste the new releases of their popular spring wines, as well as other current offerings, and go home with your summer stash. While you’re there sample Olympic Provisions’ house-cured charcuterie, then stay for lunch and enjoy one of their mouth-watering sandwiches on our patio overlooking the valley. $10 tasting fee. Sat-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Natalie’s Estate Winery
16825 NE Chehalem Dr., Newberg
Pouring their most recent limited releases, paired with appetizers for your fullest enjoyment of the wines, and Victoria’s Lavender will be showcasing their products. Tasting fee $10 for non-Cellar Club members. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Patricia Green Cellars
15225 NE North Valley Rd., Newberg
One of the three weekends the cellars are open each year. Memorial Day Weekend is the only time that barrels are cracked open to show what they are working with for the vintage. Tasting at themidway point of a wine’s elevage gives a pretty decent impression of what the finished wine will be like. Fee $20, partially refundable with purchase. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
28155 NE Bell Rd., Newberg
Spring Barrel Tasting & French Market with special guest St. Honoré Boulangerie. Petite, French-style winery surrounded by lavender and vineyards. Barrel tasting of the stunning 2011 pinot noir, syrah, malbec and Pinot Port as well as the 2010 mélange, plus French cheese tasting accompanied by nibbles of St. Honorés heavenly breads. $15. Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Redman Vineyard and Winery
18975 NE Ribbon Ridge Rd., Newberg
Memorial Day Open House, Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shea Wine Cellars
12321 NE Highway 240, Newberg
Pouring barrel samples of their new 2011 wines and selling futures on their 2011 limited release Pinots including Homer. Bottled wine from earlier vintages will also be poured. Fee $10. Sat-Sun11 a.m.-4 p.m.
19960 NE Ribbon Ridge Road, Newberg
$5 to meet the winemaker of this small family-owned and operated vineyard and winery, tasting wines, listening to live music and touring the barrel room. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
18401 Ribbon Ridge Road, Newberg
Tour the subterranean barrel cave, fermentation hall and contemporary art gallery. $15 includes pours of new Reislings and Pinots, food pairings and logo glass.
810 Applegate St., Philomath
$10 for wine tasting of many Spindrift wines, Open House wine tour and Spindrift logo wine glass, 20% case discounts, light food and great local jeweler. Sat-Mon 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Cherry Hill Winery
7867 Crowley Road, Rickreall
Join us for a Memorial Weekend open house. Fee: $10 (refundable with wine purchase) Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Eola Hills wine Cellars
501 S. Pacific Highway 99W, Rickreall
Taste over 23 wines. Offering half case discounts and brunch on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $10 (includes commemorative wine glass, tasting, and cheese and crackers). Sat-Mon 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
2200 N Pacific Highway W., Rickreall
Award-winning wines and special new releases available for tasting. Catered appetizers for food pairing with wines. Taste Firesteed’s 2011 Pinot Noir Rosé. Fee: $10 (club members no fee; includes wine tasting, appetizers, wine and food pairing stations). Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
4285 N. Pacific Highway 99W, Rickreall
Enjoy handcrafted wines from our certified Biodynamic estate vineyard. Take in gorgeous views while enjoying light snacks, live music and chatting with the owner. Open regular hours on Monday. Fee: $10 ($5 refunded with wine purchase) includes logo glass, light snacks and live music. Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Left Coast Cellars
4225 N. Pacific Highway 99W, Rickreall
Celebrate the debut of their 2011 Pinot Gris and 2009 Cali’s Cuvee Pinot Noir with light snacks and music from the Danny Wold Jazz Trio. Tasting Room Café will be open daily for dining, and Monday, May 28, guitarist Michael Balok is on the patio. Fee: $10 (includes logo glass, light snacks and live music). Sat-Sun at winery, Mon at tasting room, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ankeny Vineyard & Winery
2565 Riverside Road S., Salem
A spring weekend of food and wine, with old favorites Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Maréchal Foch, and new releases. Sat and Sun offering their wood-fired pizza, Mon offering Mexican carnitas cooked by Chef Juan Garcia. $5. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Arcane Cellars Wheatland Winery
22350 Magness Rd. N.W., Salem
Taste award-winning wines and new releases: Carmenere, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Rosés, Merlot, Music of the Spheres, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Madouro dessert wine. Bocce court, picnic areas, arboretum in a beautiful private setting along the Willamette River. Great small bites. $15 Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bethel Heights Vineyard
6060 Bethel Heights Road N.W., Salem
Enjoy a fantastic lineup of 2009 Pinot Noirs, aromatic white wines and the spectacular view from their deck. Wine-friendly food available for purchase. Fee $5. Reserve Pinot Noir flight for an additional $10. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
6905 Spring Valley Road N.W., Salem
Pouring all four of the 2009 ‘ladies club’, along with 2009 Mt. Jefferson Cuvée. The hot tip is that they’ll still have some 2008 Sommers Reserve available and a jewel or two from our library. Fee: $10 (refunded with $100 wine purchase). Sat-Mon 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
1754 Best Road N.W., Salem
Live music, great wine, tapas and dancing. Fee: $10 (includes wine tasting, salsa lesson, live music). Sat-Mon 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
3795 Wallace Road N.W., Salem
Taste spring releases including two 2010 Pinot Noirs, “Eola-Amity Hills Cuvée” and estate “La Grive Bleue,” along with two single-vineyard 2010 Pinot Noirs from Haden Fig. Experience the idyllic southern Eola Hills setting of their certified organic vineyard along with hors d’oeuvres and cheeses. Fee: $7. Sat-Mon 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
(at Evesham Wood)
3795 Wallace Road N.W., Salem
Taste the newly released 2010 Pinot Noir Bjornson Vineyard and 2010 Pinot Noir Cancilla Vineyard along with the 2011 Rosé of Pinot Noir. Also pouring several new releases from Evesham Wood. Fee: $7 (includes wines from both Evesham Wood & Haden Fig, along with hors d’oeuvres and cheeses). Sat-Mon 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
1350 Hines Street S.E., Salem
Sample new releases of Maréchal Foch, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. More than 40 designer wines to please every palate. Enjoy samples of Oregon food products and browse the large gift shop. No fee. Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
5739 Orchard Heights Road N.W., Salem
Visit their sky room in the yurt at the top of the vineyard (if rain, at tasting room by winery). Taste wines and chat with Ken, the winemaker. Fee: $8 (includes wine appetizers, including Kathy’s famousmeatballs). Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Orchard Heights Winery
6057 Orchard Heights Road N.W., Salem
Open House. Celebrate their 2011 releases. Fee: $5 (includes wine tasting and appetizers). Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pudding River Wine Cellars
9374 Sunnyview Road N.E., Salem
Open house featuring the latest release of their stainless steel tank-fermented Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Fee: $5 (includes hors d’oeuvres and cheeses). Sat-Mon 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Redhawk Vineyard & Winery
2995 Michigan City Road N.W., Salem
Wine and barrel tasting, delicious food, including barbecue, tri-tip, Italian sausage, salad, cheeses and more as well as live music. Enjoy the view and take advantage of special pricing during the festival. Fee: $10 (includes wine and barrel tasting, food, music). Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
St. Innocent Winery
5657 Zena Road N.W., Salem
Handmade wines from great Oregon vineyard sites. Wines will be paired with taste treats, including our winemaker’s cassoulet. 2010 Pinot Noir, Shea, Justice, Temperance Hill and Zenith, our estate. $12. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
9092 Jackson Hill Road S.E., Salem
New releases of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay, some only available at the winery. Case discounts. Fee: $5 (refundable with wine purchase, includes tasting all wines, breads, cheeses, spreads, chocolates). Sat-Mon 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Stangeland Vineyards & Winery
8500 Hopewell Road N.W., Salem
$10 includes reserves. Stangeland marks 22 years with the release of its 2009 single-vineyard Pinots, 2010 Pinot Gris, 2011 Gewürztraminer and 2011 Rosés. Nibbles and scrumptious cheese, legendary quality at affordable prices. Sat-Mon 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
1031 Wahl Lane S., Salem
Take in stunning vineyard and mountain views from the tasting room and enjoy music, food and great wines. For $10 Trinity will feature its newly released 2011 Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir Rosé, its 2011 Sangiovese, 2009 Estate Pinot Noir and 2009 Reserve Pinot Noir. Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Vitae Springs Vineyard
3675 Vitae Springs Road S., Salem
Vitae produces limited amounts of Grüner Veltliner from 32-year-old vines (the oldest in the nation) as well as an intriguing Riesling and elegant Pinot Noir. $10 tasting, free live music from Orvil Ivie and Mike Renwick on Sat, 1p.m.-4 p.m. Fri-Sat 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
7111 Spring Valley Road N.W., Salem
No fee to taste newly released 2010 Remari Rosé and 2009 Benchmark Pinot Noir. Taste the 2011 Vintage Select Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the barrel. Sat – Mon, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Willamette Valley Vineyards
8800 Enchanted Way S.E., Turner
Join Willamette for the annual competition to blind taste and match world-class Pinot Noir to its respective appellation. $10 includes Riedel wine glass, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Grand prize: a wine blending experience with the winemaker followed by a lunch at the estate winery restaurant. Sat-Mon, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Solena & Grand Cru Estates
17100 NE Woodland Loop Road, Yamhill
$15 includes tour through the barrels and fermentation hall with the Solena winemaking team, tastes of highly acclaimed Pinot Noirs and Pinot Gris and Riedel glass. Relax in the dining room enjoying new wines and delicious hors d’ oeuvres. Biodynamically farmed vineyard, beautiful views, and friendly people. Sat-Sun 11 a.m-5 p.m., Mon 12 p.m.-4 p.m.