Wine Down Eugene

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September 14 – 20

LaVelle Vineyards in Elmira: Fri. 6-9p *special* Friday Night Flights-20% of profits during Friday Night Flights will be donated to the “Dive for a Cure” 2011 Fundraiser. A message from Matthew LaVelle: We’re always looking for ways to work with other local companies. Eugene Skin Divers Supply www.eugeneskindivers.com is donating money for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness through the Dive for a Cure event www.diveforacure.org. We were contacted by them to help out, and I thought “what better way than to feature their cause at a specific Friday Night Flights event.”All you have to do is come out and listen to Jesse Meade on Friday night, drink some LaVelle wine and have some Devour Food, and know that part of your patronage is going to this wonderful cause.”

Wine Bars & Wine Shops

16 Tons Beer & Wine (The Union Cafe at Supreme Bean): Fri. 6-8p Live music with Manouche Noir; These guys have amazing tap lists at both locations: The Union Café (29th & Willamette) and The Taphouse (13th & High) Check out the full list at www.sixteentons.biz

Osteria Sfizio: Tue. 6-9p Molecular Gastronomy Night~talented Sfizio kitchen staff have comprised a menu that will explore new cooking techniques with traditional Italian flavors. Make reservations for this fun and inventive tasting event.  $45 per person. Reservations can be made on their website http://www.sfizioeugene.com/ or by calling (541) 302-3000

Broadway Wine Merchants: Great things are happening this week at Broadway! Thu. 5:30p~ Eugene’s first ever Virtual Wine Tasting with Montes Winery in Chile. A virtual wine tasting is interactive and will be conducted via Skype with world traveler Bobby Pederson & owner/winemaker Aurelio Montes live from Chile on their large flat panel display. Seating is limited to 24 people. $25 per person includes wine tasting and light fare. Call 541 685 0790 for reservations; Super Deal going on right now! –2 BOTTLES EACH of Argyle’s award winning wines in a reusable Broadway 6 bottle bag scripted with Angus’s favorite wine saying: “the best wine is the wine you like best!” Argyle Brut 2007, Argyle Nut House Chardonnay 2008, Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir 2008–$150 for the whole package!! ($25 bottle average); Fri. 5-7p free wine tasting weekly, for details check their site frequently: http://www.oregonwineandmore.com/friday-night-wine-tasting/

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 with Molly Guardino.

Ambrosia: Mon.-Fri. 4-6p Happy Hour $4.50 house wines. http://www.ambrosiarestaurant.com/assets/0000/0093/ambrosia-winelist.pdf

B2 Wine Bar: M-F 4-6p & 9-10p Happy Hour. Thu. & Sat. Outdoor BBQ. Fri. 9p Movies Under The Stars – featuring “JAWS” outside of B2 in Crescent Village. Loads of NW wines offered here: http://www.b2winebar.com/index.php?categoryid=9

Red Agave: Excellent wine list including Oregon’s finest from King Estate, Four Graces, Bethel Heights & Cristom to name just a few, it’s impressive: http://www.redagave.net/index.php/menus/wine Also posted on their site are weekend specials that start on Friday and run through Sunday while supplies last.

Washburne Café: Fri. & Sat. Wine & Beer Special: $1 off glass pours of wine, $3 off wine bottle purchases, and all 22oz. Microbrews are just $5 each! Find Hip Chicks do Wine, Sarver, J. Scott Cellars, LaVelle, Patchwork Cellars, Hop Valley, Ninkasi, and Oakshire here!

Sam’s Place Tavern: Fri. 8-11p The Valley Boys play in the Corona Cabana; Sat. WSU @ UofO, 7-11p Lost Highway plays in the corona Cabana. Every booth has its own flat screen TV in addition to 22 plasma TV’s – Sports bar with a 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/

Mac’s at the Vet’s Club: Wed 6-9p . Wine, Jazz & Variety Show with Gus Russell & Paul Biondi. A different Oregon winery is featured each week! www.macsatthevets.com

Cork & Bottle Shoppe: Fri. 4p free wine or beer tasting weekly. 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. 812 Beltline Rd. Springfield.

Sundance Wine Cellars: Fri. 5-7p themed Frugal Friday wine tasting with Mario; Sat. 5-7p featuring local and regional wineries – wineries announced the day of on their facebook page. Current wine special: Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir $23.95 each or $21.66 each with case purchase. They’ve got a great new wine club-check out the details on their website: http://orwines.com/

Jiffy Market: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting, house picks and pours; Sat. 6-10p Purchase a whole sandwich from the deli and receive a Ninkasi pint for $2!

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. Open 5-11p live music 7-10p with Love Shark Resisters. September Art – Shauna Trumbley. 907 W. 3rd, Eugene

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

Heidi Tunnel Catering Barn Dinner: Sep. 17th 6p featuring Domaine Meriwether wines and Paella! $75 p/p. UPDATE: SOLD OUT 

Café 440: Wed. Wine Flights for the month of September- Customer pick of white or red flight so you can find your favorite from their wine list! 3 pours for $10.50.

Sabai Café & Bar: Wines by the glass $6 and under. Excellent local wines from Territorial, King Estate, Capitello and Benton-Lane. Check out their wine list: http://www.sabaicafe.com/WINE%20LIST.html

Agate Alley Laboratory: Sat. 10p Late Night @ The Lab with $1 off glass pour wine, $3 well drinks and pints, $9.50 pitchers & appetizer special. This is Agate Alley Bistro’s sister restaurant. 25 varieties of wine for $25 dollars! New menu was released last Thurs. and their wine list is one not to miss http://www.agatealleylaboratory.com/wine.html

Agate Alley Bistro: Mon. all day – 6 cheese fondue with all the fixings to dip, and their glass pour wines are ½ off for a bottle!

Capella Market: Fri. 4-6p Beer Tasting with Mad River Brewing www.capellamarket.com

Kiva Grocery: Wine Department focuses on affordable NW wines, small European wines and Organic wines. 10% off mixed case, 15% off unbroken cases.

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; every Tue. through summer~ $2 Micros until 9p.

P.F Changs China Bistro: Mon. & Tue. All Day  – 1/3 off any bottle of wine through the month of Sep.

 

Wineries & Vineyards

Sweet Cheeks Winery:  Open Daily 12-6p, except Fri. 12-9p; Fri. 6-9p Twilight Tasting, wine & cheese pairing with Oregon-made artisan cheeses, live music from 6:30-8:30p; Sat. 6:30p September Winemakers Dinner; Sun. noon-6p Mimosa Sunday, bring your own brunch, live music 2-4p; Sun. 6-9p *Special Sunday Event* Silent Art Auction & Live Music $12 p/p. All proceeds will be going towards the hospital fund of their dear friend and local artist whose husband recently suffered a stroke.

Benton-Lane Winery: Open Daily 11a-5p Enjoy one of the Top 100 wines of the World-the 2010 Pinot Gris rates 93 points is now available in the tasting room by taste, glass or bottle. www.benton-lane.com

King Estate: Fri – Harvest Moon Celebration for Tower Club Members (winery closes for this special annual event). Not a Tower Club Member? It’s well worth it, the August release for Ultimate members included these fine wines: ’09 Domaine Pinot Gris, ’08 Bradshaw Vineyard Designate Pinot Noir, ’08 NxNW Walla Walla Tower Club Cuvee. Sign up here: https://www.kingestate.com/tower-club/sign-up/

Chateau Lorane:  Open daily 12-5p.  Stop by and taste some of their multiple award winners: Melon De Bourgogne, Petit Verdot, Counoise, Viognier, Asian Girl Merlot, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and their double award-winning Red Bordeaux blend: Entourage to name a few.

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 with water garden night lights~gorgeous!

Sarver Winery: Sat. 6p 2nd Annual Lowland Cajun Boil featuring the VooDoo Mountain Zydeco Band. Loads of shrimp, sausage, corn, and red skin potatoes seasoned in a spicy Creole style- A real Louisiana feast & all you can eat! Call 541.935.2979 to make reservations $20.00 pp; Fri. 5-9p LAST Steak & Sarver Caesar Friday!- Grilled tri-tip steaks served with the Sarver Caesar Salad & a side of red skin potatoes. Live music by Franklin Ladies Aid Society. 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 to join the Sarvers, drink wine, and listen to the tunes; Sun. 4p Hootenannies music sessions, bring your instrument!

J. Scott Cellars: New tasting room located in The Wine Place in Yachats! Be sure to stop by and taste his excellent small boutique handmade Rhone varietals from the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in Roussanne, Viognier, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Cabernet…and a little Pinot Noir! http://www.facebook.com/ReArtFestivalwww.jscottcellars.com

Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. 6-8p Live music with Anna Gilbert 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! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brigadoon-Wine-Co/161410798915

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

Saginaw Vineyards: Open Daily 11a-5p. Sample their delicious traditional style wines in their tasting room located in the original building of a 1905 farmstead – they also specialize in farm -fresh fruit wines! 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.

Noble Estate: The winery is 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

Marché Provisions: Sep. 22nd 7:15p Wine Basics: Bordeaux-Experience the legendary Bordeaux region—and get a sneak peek at this month’s French Regional Dinner while you’re at it. Light snacks and $15 gift card included. $35 p/p – reservations: http://www.marcheprovisions.com/shopping/category/Wine/

Osteria Sfizio: Sep. 25th 5-9p Regional Italian Dinner #14 featuring Calabria. Reservations 541-302-3000

Marché: Sep. 28th French Regional Dinner with specially paired French wines. Bordeaux and Southwest. For more information and details: http://www.marcherestaurant.com/events/

Julia – Writing about Eugene’s Wine Scene

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