Wine Down Eugene  June 15 – 21.

Wine Bars & Wine Shops

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Willie’s @ The Campbell House Inn: Sat. 6p LaVelle Vineyards Winemaker Dinner. 6 courses, 6 wines! $75. Check out the menu!

  • Wild Mushroom Goat Cheese Brushetta paired with Pinot Gris
  • Stuffed Dover Sole with Oregon Bay Shrimp and Thyme Beurre Blanc sauce paired with Riesling
  • Boneless Quail marinated with Lemon Pepper and extra Virgin Olive Oil paired with Matthew’s Reserve Pinot Noir
  • Wild greens with Walnut Sherry Vinaigrette, Raspberries and Goat Cheese paired with Chardonnay
  • Broiled Filet Mignon over Fresh Vegetables and Balsamic Reduction paired with Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Artisan cheese plate paired with Autumn Nectar Dessert Riesling

Marché Provisions: Thu.  “Wine Not-So Basics: Problem Child & Advanced Pairing” Learn how to address difficult pairings: artichokes, asparagus, smoked foods, super-spicy….let us know if you have a particular challenge to address and we’ll try to get to it in this advanced wine pairing class. Reservations required: 541.743.0660; Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting of 4 new wines weekly and 10% off those wines during the tasting.

A Taste Gourmet: Sat. 2p Wine Tasting of Sweet Earth Vineyards during Function 4 Junction in Junction City.

Agate Alley Laboratory: Now open Tue.-Sun. 5p-midnight~This is Agate Alley Bistro’s sister restaurant that just opened last week. It’s a must try and their wine list is one not to miss http://www.agatealleylaboratory.com/wine.html

Sundance Wine Cellars: Fri. 5-7p  themed Frugal Friday wine tasting with Mario; Sat. 5-7p featuring local and regional wineries. Also, free samples of many of their featured wines, as well as ‘pay-to-play’ samples of some of the world’s finest wines.

Broadway Wine Merchants: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting weekly, check their website for featured wines and wineries: http://www.oregonwineandmore.com/ I happened to be there on a Tuesday and joined in on a tasting of 6 outstanding Ravenswood Zinfandel’s. Check their site often!

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11p Live blues by Jerry Zybach

Ambrosia: Mon.-Fri. 4-6p Happy Hour $4.50 house wines. Check out their award winning wine list: http://www.ambrosiarestaurant.com/assets/0000/0093/ambrosia-winelist.pdf

Osteria Sfizio: Sat. Celebrate Sfizio’s 1 year anniversary with live music, discounted wine & cocktails, special anti-pasti plates and more!

Café Zenon: Tues. 50% off bottles of wine; Mon-Fri. 5-6:30p $1 off glasses of wine, house cocktails, and pints of beer. Find King Estate’s Domaine Pinot Gris here – ½ off on Tuesdays!! Their fabulous wine list: http://www.zenoncafe.com/wine_list.php

The Washburne Café: Fri. all day~ Philip’s Phabulous Clam Chowder paired with Sarver Pinot Gris or LaVelle Riesling $9

Café 440: Wed. Wine Flights for the month of June: White Flight-Italian Pinot Grigio’s. Red Flight-French Cote du Rhones. 3 pours for $10.50.

LaVelle Club Room at 5th Street Market: Tues. 5-7p ½ off glass pours for Tasty Tuesday Women’s Networking Group; Wed. 5-8p ½off glass pours for ladies; Thurs. 6-8p Live music with Gus Russell; Fri. 6-8p live music by Jennifer Sennet.

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

Capella Market: Sat. 4-6p Wine Tasting. Current featured winery is Italian winery Monte Tondo.

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

Café Lucky Noodle: Tue. Wine Night – all bottles 35% off Excellent wine list: http://www.luckynoodle.com/lnwines.pdf

Sam’s Place Tavern: great wine list, 21 glass pours, all under $7! Wine list includes some excellent Oregon wines. Check it out at www.samsplacetavern.com/wine-list/

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

Wineries & Vineyards

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2011 Barrel Tour: Sat. 9:30a-5p $60 per person. Travel in a deluxe charter bus touring 4 wineries. Each winery will serve three wine selections paired with an appetizer.  An educational component will be provided by each of the wineries. June 18th tour visits Benton-Lane, Capitello, Sarver & Sweet Cheeks. Call 541-221-8592 to check availability and purchase tickets.

Sweet Earth Vineyards & Winery: Sun. 12-5p Father’s Day complimentary wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. Dads get free entry to a drawing for a basket of goodies including their logo glasses and hat. Picnic area available, so bring food! All wines $5 per glass this weekend! 24843 Kyle Rd., Monroe.

Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. 6:30-8:30p Craig Einhorn Trio plays Latin Jazz on the stage. Bring lawn chairs and blankets!

Saginaw Vineyards: Fri. 6-9p Friday Night Live 2011 presents “Cowboy Cadillac ”. 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; Sun. noon-6p Mimosa Sunday, live music on the patio, bring your own brunch;Tue. 7p – Summer Solstice Celebration. Reggae music by Norma Fraser & Fire Dancers! $10 admission / $8 wine club members. To purchase tickets, visit: http://www.sweetcheekswinery.com/Qstore/Qstore.cgi?CMD=011&PROD=1210389339

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!

LaVelle Vineyards Winery in Elmira: Fri. 5-9p Friday Night Flights-free flight of wine samplings, live music with Austin Bowles & Cynthia Valentine, and food offered by DEVOUR Gourmet Food Cart. Highly suggested Pinot Noir: Matthew’s Reserve!

Noble Estate: Fri. & Sat. Noble Estate will be pouring their wines at the Sisters Wine & Brew Festival at the Village Green in Sisters. For more information: http://www.sisterswineandbrew.com/

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

Chateau Lorane: Now open 7 days a week 12-5p Try some of their rare and distinguished wines: Baco Noir, Huxelrebe, Leon Millot, and Melon de Bourgogne. The new Entourage Red Blend is a winner!

 

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2011 Barrel Tour: Sat. June 25th 9:30a-5p $60 per person. Travel in a deluxe charter bus touring 4 wineries. Each winery will serve three wine selections paired with an appetizer.  An educational component will be provided by each of the wineries. June 25th tour visits Domaine Meriwether, Pfeiffer Vineyards, LaVelle Vineyards & High Pass Winery. Call 541-221-8592 to check availability and purchase tickets.

Osteria Sfizio: Stayed for June’s special dinner menu for the last Sunday of the month when Sfizio offers a special dinner menu based on cuisine and wine from a particular Italian region.

Silvan Ridge: Fri. June 24th 6:30-8:30p Kathy Marshall & Laura Golden take the stage for an evening of folk and Americana music. Free

Art & The Vineyard: July 2-4. Wine, Food, Art, Music – all at Alton Baker Park. http://www.artandthevineyard.org/

 

Julia – Writing about Eugene’s Wine Scene