Wine Down Eugene : June 1 – June 7.
Wine Bars & Wine Shops
The Broadway Wine & Deli: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting featuring Rogue Valley’s Trium wines – sample their Pinot Gris, Grenache Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon and a wonderful red blend, Grower’s Cuvee. Check out http://www.triumwines.com/
A Taste Gourmet (Junction City): Fri. 5:30-7p Free wine tasting featuring wines from 4 different regions of Oregon. www.atastegourmet.com
Agate Alley Laboratory: Thu. 5p-12a Agate Alley’s brand new sister restaurant opens their doors this Thursday! Their wine list is one not to miss http://www.agatealleylaboratory.com/wine.html
Ambrosia: Wed. 5:30-7p 1st Wednesday Wine Tasting~ “All Italian Tasting” featuring 10 wines from small Italian Vineyards. $15 per person including small plate appetizers.
Café 440: Wed. Wine Flights for the month of June: White Flight-Italian Pinot Grigio’s. Red Flight-French Cote du Rhones.
The Washburne Café: Fri. & Sat. all day~ Philip’s Phabulous Clam Chowder paired with Sarver Winery Pinot Gris or LaVelle Riesling $9; Bottles to go too! Sarver Pinot Gris, LaVelle Riesling, J. Scott Syrah & Avante, and Patchwork Cellars Pinot Noir.
LaVelle Club Room at 5th Street Market: Tues. 5-7p ½ off glass pours for Tasty TuesdaWomen’s Networking Group; Wed. 5-8p ½off glass pours for ladies; Thurs. 6-8p Live music with Gus Russell ; Fri. 6-8p live music by Skip Jones.
Café Soriah: Wed. Celebrate Wine Wednesdays! All day ½ off bottles of wine, including notable names such as: BrickHouse, Capitello, King Estate, Broadley and more!
Sundance Wine Cellars: Featured wine is Remy 2007 Rogue Valley Syrah $25.95; Special buy going on right now: Pappas Wine Co. (Second label for Boedecker Cellars) 2008 Pinot Noir only $15.95! Great Pinot, excellent price.
Mac’s at the Vet’s Club: Wed. 6-8p free wine tasting featuring a different Oregon winery every week! Jazz & variety live with Gus Russell & Paul Biondi 6p-9p.
Café Lucky Noodle: Tue. Wine Night – all bottles 35% off
Sam’s Place Tavern: great wine list, 21 glass pours, all under $7! Wine list includes some excellent Oregon wines. Check it out at www.samsplacetavern.com/wine-list/
Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11p Live music, wine tasting and snacks!
Café Zenon: Tues. 50% off bottles of wine; Mon-Fri. 5-6:30p $1 off glasses of wine, house cocktails, and pints of beer.
Marché Provisions: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting of 4 new wines weekly and 10% off those wines during the tasting. Marché usually posts their featured wines on Fridays via their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/March%C3%A9-Provisions/357104606536
Granary Wine Bar: Wed. all day $5 glass pour of house white or red
Wineries & Vineyards
2011 Barrel Tour: Sat. 9:30a-5p $60 per person. Travel in a deluxe charter bus touring 4 wineries. Each winery will serve three wine selections paired with an appetizer. An educational component will be provided by each of the wineries. June 4th tour visits King Estate Winery, Saginaw Vineyard, Chateau Lorane, and Iris Vineyard. Call 541-221-8592 to check availability and purchase tickets.
Sarver Winery: Thur.-Sun. 12-8p. Enjoy an unparalleled view and an extensive glass pour list. Sarver ‘08 Pinot Noir receives a Gold Medal at the Oregon Wine Awards! Stay tuned for a list of summertime events. Summer hours coming soon: open 7 days a week, 12p-8p.
Saginaw Vineyards: Fri. 6-9p~Friday Night Live 2011 presents “Left Turn Only”. No cover charge. 80247 Delight Valley School Rd, Cottage Grove. 15 minutes south of Eugene at exit 176 off the I-5. 541-942-1364 visit: www.saginawvineyard.com.
Pfeiffer Vineyards: Wed. – Sun. 11a-5p Order a glass (or bottle) of wine and enjoy their new Water Garden -4 terraced ponds and waterfalls set in the vineyard~gorgeous!
LaVelle Vineyards Winery in Elmira: Fri. 5-9p Friday Night Flights-free flight of wine samplings, live music with Jennifer Sennett, and food offered by DEVOUR Gourmet Food Cart. Highly suggested Pinot Noir: Matthew’s Reserve!
Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. & Sat. open until 9p & serving up their delicious locally made wood-fired pizzas, salads, cheeseplates and cheesecake!!
Chateau Lorane: Now open 7 days a week 12-5p Try some of their rare and distinguished wines: Baco Noir, Huxelrebe, Leon Millot, and Melon de Bourgogne. The new Entourage Red Blend is a winner!
Noble Estate: Daily 12-5p, experience Noble Estate award winning wines in their tasting room. Noble Estate is one the closest wineries to Eugene!
Sweet Cheeks Winery: Fri. 6-9p Twilight Tasting, wine & cheese pairing with Oregon-made artisan cheeses, live music; Sun. noon-6p Mimosa Sunday, live music on the patio, bring your own brunch.
Save the Date or Reserve Now
Heidi Tunnell Catering Company – June 11th Barn Dinner: 6p Join Boedecker Cellars at Heidi’s family farm for an unforgettable experience. Reservations required. http://heiditunnellcatering.com/reccuring-events/barn-dinners/
Sarver Winery: June 11th 3p-6p. 1st Wine Club pick-up & casual potluck in the courtyard. Not a wine club member yet? Call the winery at 541-935-2979
Marché Provisions: Thu. June 16th ~ “Wine Not-So Basics: Problem Child & Advanced Pairing” Learn how to address difficult pairings: artichokes, asparagus, smoked foods, super-spicy….let us know if you have a particular challenge to address and we’ll try to get to it in this advanced wine pairing class. Reservations required: 541.743.0660
Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. June 17th 6:30-8:30p Craig Einhorn Trio plays Latin Jazz on the stage. Bring lawn chairs and blankets!
South Willamette Wineries Barrel Tour: June 18th 9:30a-5p. Visit Benton-Lane, Capitello, Sarver Winery and Sweet Cheeks. $60 per person. Almost sold out – reserve now: http://www.southwillamettewineries.com/events/barrel-tour/
Sweet Cheeks Winery: Tue. Jun 21 – Summer Solstice Celebration. Reggae music by Norma Fraser & Fire Dancers! $10 admission / $8 wine club members.
Osteria Sfizio: Stayed for June’s special dinner menu for the last Sunday of the month when the menu is based on cuisine and wine from a particular Italian region.
Julia – Writing about Eugene’s Wine Scene