Looking Forward: The 2015 Barrel Tour

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Here in Eugene we are so lucky to have some fabulous wineries nearby. It is just a short drive to some fantastic wine! Each June, the Southern Willamette Wineries Association hosts a Barrel Tour with three amazing routes: Urban, Northern, and Southern. Each route features 5 wineries, and will have real barrel tastings. This is an event that you cannot miss!

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(Photo Credit: Sheila Sund)

 

All of these wineries are a close driving distance, but let their deluxe charter bus provided do all the work so you can sit back and relax. Soak in the beautiful views, taste some fabulous food, and of course, sip on some delicious wine. Check out the amazing line up for this year:

 

June 6th – Urban Tour

Eugene Wine Cellars

Capitello Wines

J.Scott Cellars/Noble Estate Winery

Oregon Wine Lab

Territorial Vineyards and Wine Company

 

June 13th – Northern Tour

Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company

Brigadoon Wine Company

Lavelle Vineyards

High Pass Winery

Pfeiffer Vineyards

 

June 20th – Southern Tour

Domaine Meriwether Winery

Silvan Ridge Winery

Saginaw Vineyard

Chateau Lorane

Iris Vineyards

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The gorgeous view at Lavelle Vineyards

Picking just one of these routes would be hard, so why not check them all out? What a great opportunity to try the wide variety of wines that are being produced right here in the Southern Willamette Valley. Each of these producers have their own unique style, and I cannot wait to get my hands on some of their new releases.

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Barrels and Barrels and Barrels at J.Scott Cellars

It may seem like June is far off – but it’ll be sneaking up on us in no time! Tickets are available online at the Southern Willamette Wineries Association site. For more information contact: [email protected]

Cheers!

 

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