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Wine Down Eugene: July 27 – August 2

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 Jesse Meade.

Sam’s Place Tavern: Sat. 7-11p Corona Cabana Early Show with Riffle. Great wine list, 21 glass pours, all under $7! Wine list includes some excellent Oregon & NW wines. Check it out at http://www.samsplacetavern.com/wine-list/ 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: Thu. 4-6p Henry from Lagunitas will be pouring free tasters of the Lagunitas favorites. Free Lagunitas pint glass with purchase of pint. Special Lagunitas beers on tap all night. 265 E. 13th Ave., Eugene. www.sixteentons.biz

Mac’s at the Vet’s Club: Despite a set-back caused by a break-in and robbery of many items from Mac’s, they will be open again Wed., so show your support by heading there for the Wine, Jazz & Variety live with Gus Russell & Paul Biondi, Wed. 6p-9p.

Cork & Bottle Shoppe: Fri. 4p free 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.

Marché Provisions: Thu. 7:15p Basque Food & Wine Party-Enjoy wine, cider, pink txakoli, tasty basque-inspired snacks and silly party tricks (aero-wine-pouring and lessons in drinking from a strange decanter-type product called a porra) $35 p/p; 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: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Marche-Provisions/357104606536

Marché: Wed. French Regional Dinner with specially paired French wines. Côte d’Azur and Corsica region. For more information and details: http://www.marcherestaurant.com/events/

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: http://www.facebook.com/winedance

Jiffy Market: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting, house picks and pours.

Broadway Wine Merchants: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting weekly, check their website for featured wines and which winemakers will be present http://www.oregonwineandmore.com/friday-night-wine-tasting/ Did you know The Broadway has a wine of the month club? More details can be found here: http://www.oregonwineandmore.com/wine-of-the-month-club/

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11p Live acoustic with Luke Byron. July’s featured artist is Kerri Vanden Berg. 907 W. 3rd, Eugene

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: http://www.ambrosiarestaurant.com/assets/0000/0093/ambrosia-winelist.pdf

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: http://www.zenoncafe.com/wine_list.php

Osteria Sfizio: Sun. 5-9p Regional Dinner #12 featuring Liguria and a perfect summer evening of dense flavors and aromas. Call for reservations: 541-302-3000

The Washburne Café: Fri. & Sat. food & wine pairing is Black Forest Ham Panini paired with Patchwork Cellars Pinot Noir $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 http://www.agatealleylaboratory.com/wine.html

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: http://www.redagave.net/index.php/menus/wine

Capella Market: Sat. 4-6p Free Wine Tasting – winery TBA, check their website for updates: www.capellamarket.com Beer & Wine specials thru Aug. 2nd: Terminal Gravity six pack $7.89 / Rosé de Fayel $11.85 p/bottle

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. 5:30-7:30p Wine Night – all bottles 35% off. Complimentary wine tasting in the lobby. Excellent wine list: http://www.luckynoodle.com/lnwines.pdf

Granary Wine Bar: Wed. all day $5 glass pours of house white or red.

Cornucopia Maize Lounge:  Every Thur. until October 20th– New Belgium Beer night. Buy a New Belgium beer and receive $1 off & a raffle ticket for the 20 yr anniversary Fat Tire Bike from New Belgium Brewery Giveaway to benefit The Bridgeway House. All other nights raffle tickets cost $1. Winner of the bike will be picked October 20th.

Agate Alley Bistro: Mon. all day – 6 cheese fondue and glass pour wines are ½ off for a bottle!

Wineries & Vineyards

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LaVelle Vineyards Winery in Elmira: Fri. 5-9p Friday Night Flights~live music with Austin Bowles and Marty Chilla, flight tastings (free), and food offered by Devour Gourmet Food Cart. No cover; Sunday.12-6p- 3rd Annual Classic & Modern European Sports Car Show. Over 50 cars on view, along with live music by Byron Case, Rick Markstrom & Gus Russell. Food for sale from Hole in the Wall BBQ. Ninkasi beer too!

Sarver Winery: Sarver Summer Parties schedule is out! Fri. 5-9p Steak & Sarver Caesar Fridays – Jul 29th, Aug 5th and Aug 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 with legendary blue grass musician Mark Ross! Every Sun. thru Aug. 3-9p~grab your fiddles, accordions, guitars, banjos, maracas and drums…it’s going to be a lot of fun!

Domaine Meriwether/Our Daily Bread: Sat. 2-6p~2nd Annual Benefits by the Glass (fundraiser for the Fern Ridge Service Center). More info: http://fernridgesc.blogspot.com/2011/06/join-us-on-july-30-2011-from-2-6-pm-at.html

King Estate Winery: Fri. 6-9p Annual Tower Club Summer BBQ at the Vineyard Pavilion. Live music by % Guys Named Moe and a gourmet menu inspired b y regional fare of the Pacific Northwest. $45 p/p or $60 p/p including roundtrip transportation from Valley River Center. Not a Tower Club member? Join today to attend KE’s exclusive events: 800-884-4441 update: Summer BBQ is SOLD OUT. Call to see if there are any last minute cancelations…

J. Scott Cellars: Small, local producer of excellent handmade Rhone varietals. Currently a “winery without walls” you can order wine on-line at www.jscottcellars.com 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 with The Fat Stanley Band on their outdoor stage. Locally made wood-fired pizza, salad, cheese plates & cheesecake. Bring a blanket or chairs and the whole family.

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: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Capitello-Wines/189913530709

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 DreamDog (formerly Side Roads). 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.

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 Ted Czuk 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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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: www.arclane.org

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: http://www.facebook.com/ReArtFestival

Sarver Winery: Aug. 13th 6p-close~A Midsummer Night’s Dream – dress in your best Roman attire (not required to attend), exquisite buffet filled with Middle-Eastern inspired foods, live music by A Side of the Beets. $40 p/p or $35 p/p for club members includes a logo glass and a glass of Pinot Gris or Pinot Noir. Space is limited to 80 people & reservations required by calling 541-935-2979
Julia – Writing about Eugene’s Wine Scene

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