Thursday, October 27, 2011

Win Tickets to Taste Southern Oregon Wineries in Portland


I imagine Southern Oregon wineries often feel much like the Cinderella sister, forgotten to be invited to all the grand tasting events and always overlooked in favor of the Gorge and Willamette Valley stepsisters. This time however, the glass slipper’s on the other foot as the entire Southern Oregon American Viticultural Area (AVA) becomes the Belle of the Ball at the upcoming Southern Oregon Wine Tasting on Sunday, November 13th, from 4-7pm at the Portland Art Museum.

“Go now, before the word gets out!”

One of the fastest growing wine regions in the country, the Southern Oregon AVA has grown from a mere 23 wineries just six years ago to more than 70 wineries today, and on this rare occasion, Portland will enjoy the experience of being able to sample the entire region in one very chic room, conveniently and accessibly located in downtown Portland. Showcasing unusual varietals unique to the region like Albarino, Viognier, Roussane, Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and other exciting blends, this town is in for a real tasting treat, Southern Oregon winery-style.

Participating wineries you can expect to sip include Abacela, Agate Ridge Vineyard, Brandborg Winery, Bridgeview Winery, Cliff Creek Cellars, Deer Creek Vineyards, Del RioVinyeards, Folin Cellars, Foris Winery, Henry Estate Winery, LaBrasseur Vineyard, Melrose Vineyard, Pyranees Vineyard & Cellars, Quady North, RoxyAnn Winery, Slagle Creek Vineyard, Spangler Vineyards, TeSo’Aria, TroonVineyard, Vadai Wines, Valley View Winery and Wooldridge Creek.

WIN, WIN, WINE! 

Let me send you to the ball! I get to be Fairy Godmother for a night…I have a pair of tickets (valued at $78) that I’d like to share with one very lucky reader, the shoe doesn't have to fit and your chances of winning are pretty darn good. Simply leave a comment here on this blogpost about why you’d like to attend the Southern Oregon Wine Tasting by midnight November 10th, after which time, I’ll randomly select a winner – hopefully it will be you!

Tickets cost $39 per guest and the Portland Art Museum is located at 1219 SW Park Avenue. For more information and to purchase tickets for this comprehensive tasting extravaganza, call (800) 781-9463 or visit sorwa.org.

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** A trade tasting event is scheduled for the following day on Monday, November 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Davis Street Tavern, located at 500 NW Davis Street. The event is free to media members, restaurant buyers, wine distributors and other members of the wine industry. For more information, and to RSVP contact regina.vaccari@gmail.com or call (541) 282-3041.



12 comments:

  1. 'cause my name says it all!: @OregonWineLover---and Southern Oregon wine is most definitely included!

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  2. As the wife of a college student who is about to enter grad school, this would be a great way to get out for a great evening together. :~) (Yes we are old enough, husband retired from the Air Force and is now doing what he loves.)

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  3. Very excited about wine in general, but have not had a chance to taste many from Southern Oregon (even though I grew up there), besides Troon. I love that they offer bordeaux and rhone-style wines, instead of just pinot!

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  4. I have been excited about the Southern Oregon wine experience since this past winter when a few wineries were represented in Portland for a Food & Wine show at the Convention Center. The style of wines being produced are a superb complement to the wines of the rest of Oregon and the state of Washington.

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  5. Please be my fairy godmother for the night! Dave already told me how much he would love to go to this, and I would love to transform into Cinderella and take my prince out for a change. And I NEVER get to try southern OR wines, as I tend too often to keep it local. Pick me!!!

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  6. I would love to go because my mother will be in town visiting from California and this would be a wonderful way to keep her entertained for the night!

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  7. As a confirmed drinker of our finer brews I've decided that I need to branch out and start my 2012 resolution a bit earlier and start celebrating another of our world class adult beverages. Please pick me so I can start my journey with a great send-off. Thanks!

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  8. Oregon pinot noir was my first love after reading a column in the Wall Street Journal about 10 years ago. It was a WillaKenzie from the W V. That bottle opened my eyes to great juice. My wife and I would love to join you if we are lucky enough to win.

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  9. We recently moved to Oregon and are still discovering the amazing local wine-- what a great way to learn more about the terroir and check out the art museum at the same time!

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  10. I LOVE Del Rio wine but would like to try all that Southern Oregon has to offer.

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  11. I wanna get cronked! and check out some cool southern oregon wine.

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  12. Would very much love to join these events!

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