Wine Down Eugene


Wine Bars & Wine Shops

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LaVelle Club Room at 5th Street Market: Open during construction! Wed. 5-8p ½off glass pours for ladies; Thurs. 6-8p Live music with Gus Russell; Fri. 6-8p live music by Michael Conley.

Sam’s Place Tavern: great wine list, 21 glass pours, all under $7! Wine list includes some excellent Oregon & NW wines. Check it out at Every booth has its own flat screen TV in addition to 22 plasma TV’s – this is the place for watching sports!

16 Tons Beer & Wine: Tue. 5:30p & 8p (two sessions) Cheese Wars II w/ Oakshire Brewing. Cheese Wars is a food-pairing showdown between two ancient beverages – beer & wine. They will feature 5 courses of cheese carefully selected by Oakshire. Each cheese course will be paired with a beer and a wine. Cheese Wars is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the processes of making beer, wine and cheese. This is a fun and lively sit down affair! Tickets are limited. $20 includes all tasting and food (cheese and bread).Tickets only at 16 Tons or

Mac’s at the Vet’s Club: Wed. 6-8p free wine tasting featuring a different Oregon winery every week! This week it’s Iris Vineyards! Wine, Jazz & Variety live with Gus Russell & Paul Biondi 6p-9p.

Cornucopia Maize Lounge: Wed. 7:30-10:30p (723 E. 13th) Win A Wine Cellar & Silent Auction. All proceeds go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. $15 donation at the door. Wine donations receive free tickets for the drawing (1 ticket per bottle).

The Washburne Café: Fri. Food & wine pairing is Philip’s Phabulous Clam Chowder with Sarver Winery Pinot Gris $9. Fri. & Sat. is Black Forest Ham Panini paired with Patchwork Cellars Pinot Noir $11

Marché Provisions & Marché: Thu. 5:30p Bastille Day Party. Grilling on the patio, live music & wine specials! For reservations:; Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting of 4 new wines weekly and 10% off those wines during the tasting. Check their Facebook page for updates:

Sundance Wine Cellars: Fri. 5-7p themed Frugal Friday wine tasting with Mario; Sat. 5-7p featuring local and regional wineries. Check their facebook page frequently for updates on events and tastings:

Broadway Wine Merchants: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting weekly, check their website for featured wines and which winemakers will be present

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11p Live music – Tim McLaughlin presents great music with a revolving cast of players. July’s featured artist is Kerri Vanden Berg.

Ambrosia: Still remodeling the tasting room, but check out their great Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 4-6p $4.50 house wines.  See their award winning wine list:

Café Zenon: Tues. 50% off bottles of wine; Mon-Fri. 5-6:30p $1 off glasses of wine and pints of beer. Find King Estate’s Domaine Pinot Gris & Capitello’s Sauvignon Blanc here – ½ off on Tuesdays!! Their fabulous wine list:

Café 440: Wed. Wine Flights for the month of July: 3 pours for $10.50. Featured wines are Oregon reds and whites!

Agate Alley Laboratory: Now open Tue.-Sun. 5p-midnight~This is Agate Alley Bistro’s new sister restaurant. 25 varieties for $25 dollars! It’s a must try and their wine list is one not to miss

Red Agave: Wine Suggestion: Coto de Gomariz $28. A summer white that pairs perfectly with their ceviche or papusa.  Check out their other great wines:

Capella Market: Thu.4- 6p Beer Tasting with New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO; Fri. 4-6p Beer Tasting with Fire Mountain Brewery from, Carlton, OR; Sat. 4-6p Wine Tasting with Mountain People’s Wines,  & Beer Tasting with Full Sail Brewing Co. Hood River, OR.

Café Soriah: Wed. Celebrate Wine Wednesdays! All day ½ off bottles of wine, including notable names such as: BrickHouse, Capitello, King Estate, Broadley! Great outdoor seating for the summer!

Café Lucky Noodle: Tue. Wine Night – all bottles 35% off. Excellent wine list:

Granary Wine Bar: Wed. all day $5 glass pour of house white or red. Like Patchwork Cellars Pinot Noir? They’ve got it!

Wineries & Vineyards

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LaVelle Vineyards Winery in Elmira: Fri. 5-9p Friday Night Flights~live music with Jennifer Sennett, flight tastings (free), and food offered by Devour Gourmet Food Cart. No cover. 

King Estate: Sun. 5:30p at KE’s South Terrace for Tower Club members: Eugene Opera 35th Season Announcement Event.

J. Scott Cellars: Small, local producer of excellent handmade Rhone varietals. Currently a “winery without walls” you can order wine on-line at or find them in wine shops, grocery stores and restaurants in Oregon & Washington. A tasting room & wine club are coming soon!

Sarver Winery: Open 7 days a week! Excellent wines, great prices, gracious hosts and an unparalleled  view.

Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. 6:30-8:30p Live Music with The gals of Left Turn Only will be performing on their outdoor stage. Locally made wood-fired pizza, salad, cheese plates & cheesecake served Fridays & Saturdays. Bring a blanket or chairs.

Brigadoon Wine Co.: Fri.-Sun. 12-5p Try Brigadoon’s 3 excellent wines-A Pinot Blanc & two Pinot Noirs, which can now be enjoyed on their lovely deck with a view!

Capitello Wines: One of the South Willamette’s “Wineries Without Walls”. Check their facebook page for events and where to find them to taste their incredible wines:

Chateau Lorane: Open daily 12-5p. Awards winners from both the Tasters Guild International, & The San Francisco International Wine Competition will be tasted throughout July: Melon De Bourgogne, Petit Verdot, Counoise, Viognier, Asian Girl Merlot, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and their double award-winning Red Bordeaux blend: Entourage.

Saginaw Vineyards: Fri. 6-9p Friday Night Live 2011 presents Cowboy Cadillac. No cover charge. 
Sun. 11a-6p Midsummer Celebration & Car Show/Poker Run. Free admission. Live music by Teenage Light Metal Band, Unruly Riffers & The Fret Boys. Wine, Beer, Antique Cars, Games, Craft Vendors, Art Vendors & Food Vendors. Saginaw Vineyard is donating a portion of the proceeds to Eugene/Springfield Relay For Life. 80247 Delight Valley School Rd, Cottage Grove.  15 minutes south of Eugene at exit 176 off the I-5.  541-942-1364  visit:

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Fri. 6-9p Twilight Tasting, wine & cheese pairing with Oregon-made artisan cheeses, live music with Mike Riopelle from 6:30-8:30p; Sun. noon-6p Mimosa Sunday, live music with Jennifer Sennett on the patio, bring your own brunch.

Pfeiffer Vineyards: Open daily 11a-5p; Fri. & Sat. 11a-9p! Order a glass (or bottle) of wine and enjoy their new beautiful Water Garden -4 terraced ponds and waterfalls set in the vineyard~gorgeous!

Noble Estate: Open 7 days a week noon-5p.Tasting room with beautiful new patio and gorgeous view.

Iris Vineyards: Mon.-Fri. 11a-3p Stop by their state of the art winery & tasting room in Cottage Grove. $3 tasting fee includes free wine glass and cheese and crackers. 541-942-5993

Save the Date or Reserve Now

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Silvan Ridge Winery: July 23rd, 6-10p. “Winetasia” to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Head out to the winery for award-winning wines, gourmet food, & dancing under the stars. Order tickets at or call 541-686-6456.

Marché: July 27th, French Regional Dinner with specially paired French wines. Côte d’Azur and Corsica region. For more information and details:

King Estate: July 29th 6-9p Tower Club Summer BBQ at KE’s Vineyard Pavilion. Become a Tower Club Member to experience King Estate’s ultimate events!

LaVelle Vineyards: July 31st 12-6p- 3rd Annual Classic & Modern European Sports Car Show. Over 60 cars on view, along with live music & food from Hole in the Wall BBQ. Ninkasi beer too! Have a European sports car? Register it now at

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Aug. 6th 7p. Wine Club Appreciation Dinner. Reservations required by August 1st.

Julia – Writing about Eugene’s Wine Scene

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