Wine Down Eugene


Wine Down Eugene: August 24 – 31
SPECIAL: The Art of Wine: A Passport to Culture–Exclusive offer for Wine Down Eugene readers: Discounted Tickets to the Winemaker Dinner at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum: $50 single or $85 couple! (regular $75 single). Saturday, August 27th. Wine Tasting Reception 6p. Dinner 7p. Enter coupon code WINECLUB1P (single) or WINECLUB2P (couple) at checkout to receive your special rate. Purchase tickets at:
The Passport to Culture is supported in part by an award from the Oregon Arts Commission and a Lane County Tourism Special Projects Grant.

Wine Bars & Wine Shops

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Broadway Wine Merchants: Thu. 5:30p sample some fine Chilean wine for Casa LaPostolle; Fri. 5-7p free wine tasting weekly~this week try the fabulous Manzano Syrah from Tuscany made by Luca from Vietti.

LaVelle Club Room at 5th Street Market: Open during construction! Wed. 5-8p ½off glass pours for ladies; Thurs. 6-8p Live music; Fri. 6-8p live music.

Marché: Sun. 6:30p~13th Birthday Party – Marché celebrates 13 years with a family-style supper party on the patio. $35 p/p. For tickets:

Marché: Provisions:  Wine Club – Cuvee Level. All details listed on their site:

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: Also posted on their site are weekend specials that start on Friday and run through Sunday while supplies last.

Sam’s Place Tavern:  Wed. 5-8p Oysters and Ale along with Skip Jones in the Cabana; Fri. 7-11p live music in the Cabana with Riffle; 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 weekend it’s Nascar at Bristol.

16 Tons Beer & Wine/The Tap House/Union Café: Have you checked out both locations yet? The original 16 Tons is now The Taphouse (corner of 13th & High St) and the new location (29th & Willamette’s Supreme Bean) is now The Union Café-specializing in coffee, crepe’s, beer & wine-plus live music every Friday on the patio:

The 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 Sarver, J. Scott Cellars, LaVelle, Patchwork Cellars, Hop Valley, Ninkasi, and Oakshire here!

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!

B2 Wine Bar: Loads of NW wines offered at B2: Movies Under the Stars (Crescent Village) next showing is September 2nd, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” starts at 9p.

Cork & Bottle Shoppe: Fri. 4p free wine or beer tasting weekly. Last week they featured 2 of the top 100 beers on planet Earth! 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.

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:

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. 5-11p live music with Mike Brewer & The Brewkettes.  August Art – Shauna Trumbley. 907 W. 3rd, Eugene

Ambrosia: Good news: tasting room remodel is done and the next First Wednesday Wine Tasting will be on Sep. 7th, for now, be sure to 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:

Café 440: Wed. Wine Flights for the month of August- 3 pours for $10.50. Featured wines are Sonoma Reds & Whites!

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:

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! It’s a must try and their wine list is one not to miss

Capella Market: Fri. & Sat. – Raffle to benefit Cascades Raptor Center, 20% beer sale, outdoor BBQ, and lots of beer and hard cider tastings. (no wine tasting this weekend only)

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:

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.

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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Chateau Lorane:  Sat. 3p-close “Wine In The Woods” event with wine tasting, dinner under the tall fir trees in their meadow, live music and dancing. $30 p/p ($25 for wine club members). Seating is limited so RSVP 541-942-8028

Pfeiffer Vineyards: Sun. 6-10p – Robin’s Big Birthday Bash with Water Garden Lights! See the waterfalls light up and watch the trees dazzle with their new lights. BBQ by Boss Hawgs, live music with Shelly & Cal’s Musicbox. Free admission for wine club members, $20 advance registration, $28 at the door.

LaVelle Vineyards Winery in Elmira: Fri. 6-9p Friday Night Flights~live music, flight tastings (free), and food offered by Devour Gourmet Food Cart. No cover.

Sarver Winery: Fri. 5-9p Steak & Sarver Caesar Fridays every Friday through Sep. 23rd – Grilled tri-tip steaks served with the Sarver Caesar Salad & 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 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. Spcializing in Roussanne, Viognier, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Cabernet…and a little Pinot Noir!

Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. 6-8p Betty & The Boy will be performing 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!

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:

Saginaw Vineyards: Fri. 6-9p Friday Night Live 2011 presents The Huckleberries. No cover charge.  Wine, beer, pop, bottled water, snacks and delicious hot and cold food boxes from Carousel House Catering are available for purchase or bring your own picnic basket. Bring a chair or blanket.  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: Thu. 6:30-9p, BBQ Benefit for CASA. 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, bring your own brunch, live music 2-4p.

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

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Marché: Aug. 31st French Regional Dinner with specially paired French wines. Provence region. For more information and details:

16 Tons Beer & Wine (Union Café): Sep. 1st 4-6p Oakshire Tasting & Pint Glass Giveaway. Sam from Oakshire will be pouring a slew of ales. Free pint glass to the first 48 people buying a pint.

Ambrosia: Sep. 7th 5:30-7p First Wednesday Wine Tasting! Each month Ambrosia features about ten wines that share something in common. A taste of each wine and appetizers are prepared by chef Amadee. Cost is $15 per person.

Eugene Pearl District 3rd Annual block Party: Sept. 8th 4p~located within blocks from 13th & High Street to 15th & Pearl Street. Food-Wine-Beer Tasting, Ice Cream, Coffee Samples & Brewing Demo, Hair & Spa Treatments, Sports Demos, Pizza Making, Roller Derby Girls…and more.

The Washburne Café: Sep. 9th 5-8p Second Friday Art Walk featuring wine tasting with Hip Chicks do Wine, live music with Jazz du Jour, and art reception with Brooke Borcherding.

Julia – Writing about Eugene’s Wine Scene

Julia has been in the wine industry for nearly 20 years. First through creating European wine tours, then opening her own wine bar, Julia loves writing about food & wine on her website,

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