Guests of La Bastide Bed & Breakfast can escape the holiday rush with an all-inclusive winery tour (maximum of 6 guests) including tasting at three award-winning wineries, a classy picnic lunch, and transportation to and from dinner. All-inclusive tours start at $150 per person. Call Mark at 503-318-3738 or visit www.RedHillsWineTours.com
Looking for a weekend getaway that combines holiday festivities with some of Oregon’s most notable wines? The Dundee Hills, just 45 minutes outside of Portland, is home to world class Pinot Noir and Burgundy varietals, and from Thanksgiving through the New Year, they deck their hills in celebratory splendor and offer intimate tastings of newly released and rare vintages, as well as celebratory sparkling wines. Let the masses head to the malls while you come and experience a winemaker’s dinner or a bubbly release party before bedding down at a local B&B—and while you’re at it, check off items on your shopping list at Holiday Artisan Saturdays or a Winter Bazaar. With more than 40 wineries in the scenic hills, there’s always something happening, and city attractions include the annual Dundee Fire Truck Parade on December 11, holiday lights in downtown Dundee, and shopping at unique spots like Briar Rose Creamery, with its award-winning handcrafted cheeses, Red Ridge Farms’ olive oils and gift shop, plus many other one-of-a-kind stores.
The Gorgeous Wine Country Relay is a one-day relay taking teams on a tour of Willamette Valley, which Wine Enthusiast named the 2016 wine region of the year. The morning starts in Dundee and winds through the beautiful vineyards, past Century Farms, and takes in the breathtaking views of Yamhill County. The course concludes with wine tastings in the little town of Carlton, Oregon.
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.
Combine your passion for running and love of fine wine in one event! The spectacular and challenging course will take you past some of the most acclaimed wineries in Oregon, winding through pristine vineyards and providing a breathtaking view from the top of the Dundee Hills. And you can imagine the after-party – wear your race medal and shirt proudly as you sip and savor some of Oregon’s finest wines with friends and family.
Formerly known as The Oregon Chardonnay Symposium, the Oregon Chardonnay Celebration delves deep into what makes Oregon Chardonnay unique, each year focusing on different aspects of the varietal and its place in the state. Bringing together both pioneers and the current generation of Oregon producers, the Oregon Chardonnay Celebration provides a lense through which we can view the past, present, and future of Oregon Chardonnay.