Wine Down Eugene


WINE DOWN EUGENE – July 20, 26

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 Jesse Meade; Fri. 6-8p live music by Gus Russell.

Sam’s Place Tavern: Sat. 5-9p Caribbean Night in the Corona Cabana with Randy Larson on Steel Drums and Caribbean drinks and food including live Maine lobster! Call 541-484-4455 for reservations. 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!

Cork & Bottle Shoppe: Fri. 4p Iris Vineyards wine tasting. The Cork & Bottle Shoppe is one of Oregon’s only liquor stores that carry a large selection of local and international wine & craft beer in addition to liquor. Free wine or beer tastings every Friday at 4pm. 812 Beltline Rd. Springfield. find them on Facebook

16 Tons Beer & Wine: Thu. & Fri. all day event – 4 Brewers Union Local 180 Casks to be tapped. 265 E. 13th Ave., Eugene.

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

Marché Provisions: 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. Sat 5-7p Free wine tasting of Trium wines out of Talent, Or. Tasting the Grower’s Cuvee, Viognier, Granache Rosé & Pinot Gris. 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. You can find the South Willamette Valley’s newest winery’s Pinot Noir here: Abbelone!

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11p Live jazz with Gus Russell & Laurie Hammond (piano duo). July’s featured artist is Kerri Vanden Berg. 907 W. 3rd

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:

The Washburne Café: Fri. & Sat. food & wine pairing is Black Forest Ham Panini paired with Patchwork Cellars Pinot Noir for $11 & Hop Valley Alpha Centuri with the Washburne Summer Salad for $9.

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 for lunch 11a-3p & 5p-midnight Tue.-Sun. This is Agate Alley Bistro’s  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: Fri. 4-6p Beer Tasting with Laurelwood Brewing Co., Portland; Sat. 4-6p Wine Tasting (house pours).

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!

Long’s Meat Market wine shop: Fri. 4-6p Free wine tasting of 2008 Amity Pinot Blanc and 2009 J Scott Cellars Petite Syrah

Café Lucky Noodle: Tue. 5:30-7:30p Wine Night – all bottles 35% off. Complimentary wine tasting in the lobby. 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 Craig Chee (ukulele), flight tastings (free), and food offered by Devour Gourmet Food Cart. No cover; Sat. 5-9p Island Wine Club Party (free for wine club members only). Live music by The Cheeseburgers, island-style food for sale by Carte Blanche Catering. Free ATV rides up to the deck! RSVP. Not a club member? Call 541-935-9406

Sarver Winery: Sarver Summer Parties schedule is out! Fri. 5-9p Steak & Sarver Caesar Fridays – Jul 22nd, 29th & Aug 5th, 12th~ Grilled tri-tip steaks to your liking served with the exceptional Sarver Caesar Salad with a side of red skin potatoes. Call in your reservation by noon on the previous Wednesday. 541-939-2979. Space is limited to 40 people. $25.00/pp.Whether you dine with them or not, you’re welcome join the Sarvers, drink wine, and listen to the tunes; Sunday Hootenannies! Every Sun. thru Aug. 3-9p~grab your fiddles, accordions, guitars, banjos, maracas and drums…it’s going to be a lot of fun!

Benton-Lane Winery: Sat. 3p – Join Steve Girard, owner of Benton-Lane Winery, on a tour of his 138 acre vineyard.  Learn about Benton-Lane’s vineyard practices and sustainability program.

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!

Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. 6:30-8:30p live music on their outdoor stage. Locally made wood-fired pizza, salad, cheese plates & cheesecake. Bring a blanket or chairs. Sat. 6-10p. “Winetasia” a benefit for the Children’s Miracle Network at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Order tickets at or call 541-686-6456.

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 Jerry Zybach Duo. 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:

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

Pfeiffer Vineyards: Sun. 2:30-7:30p Habitat for Humanity Blues Build Benefit; 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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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!

Domaine Meriwether/Our Daily Bread: July 30th 2-6p~2nd Annual Benefits by the Glass (fundraiser for the Fern Ridge Service Center). More info:

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 4th 6:30-9:30p Jewels of the Vine – benefit for Women in Transition Scholarship Program at LCC call 541-349-9463 for tickets; Aug. 6th 7p Wine Club Appreciation Dinner. Reservations required by August 1st.

Chateau Lorane: Aug 6th 4:30-dusk. An “Evening at The Chateau” to benefit ARC of Lane County. For tickets:

J. Scott Cellars & Noble Estate: Aug. 7th noon-6p – Wine & Beer Garden at the NextStep Recycling community event: ReArt Festival in the downtown Park blocks (where Saturday Market is held). See their facebook page for more info:

Julia – Writing About Eugene’s Wine Scene

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