Wine Down Eugene

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There’s a lot happening in and around Eugene this month, but you’ll be sure to find me spending my Thursday nights in October at 16 Tons Union Cafe, Supreme Bean location for their Extreme Beer Tastingevents.October 13th is “A Night of New Belgium”: Several rare beers from New Belgium Brewing will be on tap including KICK, an Oak-Aged Sour Ale made with Pumpkin and Cranberry Juice. Free samples will be offered from 4-6pm, and $2 pints and $8 growler fills of select New Belgium beers will be offered all night.

October 20th, the “Stone Brewing: We’re Not Humble” mini tap-takeover will begin at 4p with free tastings until 6p and a pint glass giveaway to the first 48 beers sold along with samples of Stone Brewings Hot Sauces. October 27th is the Ninkasi Total Tap Takeover! Ninkasi will dominate 16 Tons by taking over every tap. 12 taps and a cask featuring Fresh Hopped, Oak Aged & other unusually fun brews. $8 Growlers and live music at 8pm-this is a one-of-a-kind event!
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Wine Bars & Wine Shops

Authentica Wines: Tue-Fri 11a-6p / Sat. 10a-5p Wine Tasting available every Sat. at the Wine Bar & on the first Fri. of each month during the Art Walk. With a focus on artisan, small production wines for every budget, you’re bound to find something you love at this wine shop. 766 West Park St., Eugene.

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. Open 5-11p – music starts around 7p-Tim McLaughlin Presents-Tim and special guests jam; Fri. 5-11p – music starts around 7p with Marty Chilla and friends. October Art: original oils by Lorraine Bushek-Autumn Tour. 907 W. 3rd,Eugene

Café 440: Wed. all day-October Wednesday Wine Flights. In honor of Breast Health Awareness this month, we’re proudly featuring red and white wines from Cline Cellars in Sonoma County. Cline Cellars has donated over $200k to Breast Cancer Foundations. $1 from each bottle of Cashmere sold goes to Breast Cancer Research. 3 pours of Cline Cellars for $10.50.

Marché Provisions: Fri. 5-7p Free Friday Wine Tasting. Check their facebook page often for the wines they will be featuring.

B2 Wine Bar: M-F 4-6p & 9-10p Happy Hour. Thu. & Sat. Outdoor BBQLoads of NW wines offered here

Broadway Wine Merchants:  Fri. 5-7p free wine tasting weekly

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

Sam’s Place Tavern: Fri. 8-11p live music with Jason Cowsill (solo); Sat. UofO vs AZ State & OSU vs BYU; 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.

Red Agave: Excellent wine list including Oregon’s finest from King Estate, Territorial, Evesham Wood & Cristom to name just a few, it’s impressive.

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!

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: Cameron Vineyards 2009 Reserve $28.95 each or $26.07 by the case.

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!

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!!

Izumi Sushi & Grill: Like sushi & wine? Izumi’s got great sushi and they offer local wine and beer from Hinman, King Estate, Ninkasi and Oakshire.

Sabai Café & Bar: Wines by the glass $6 and under. Excellent local wines from Territorial, King Estate, Capitello and Benton-Lane.

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.

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 Logsdon Farmhouse Ales (Hood River, OR); Sat. 12-6p Fall Festival with lots of tastings, activities and entertainment.

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 local 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. Find Patchwork Cellars delicious Pinot Noir here.

Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce (wine shop & tasting room): Sat. 4-6p Stop by the new “Wineries Without Walls” wine shop & tasting room located inside the Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce before the big Duck’s game and pickup a bottle of wine to celebrate.  Angela Ferry, owner of Abbelone Vineyard, will be pouring her amazing Pinot Noir!

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.
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Wineries & Vineyards

Silvan Ridge Winery: Sun. 8:30a-12p Harvest Run & Brunch –for women of all running levels. Treat yourself to a morning of fun, fitness and food. Coffee, an hour run, brunch with Off The Waffle, and wine tasting with a sports nutritionist. $30 p/p For more information: http://www.runmommarun.com/home/rmr/page_98

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; Sun. noon-6p Mimosa Sunday, bring your own brunch, live music 2-4p

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.

King Estate: Open Daily 11a-8p. Sample some of Oregon’s finest wine, dine on gourmet cuisine, and enjoy a valley view that’s unmatched.

Chateau Lorane: Open daily 12-5p.  Stop by and taste some of their multiple award winners: Melon De Bourgogne, Petit Verdot, 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!

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!

Brigadoon Wine Co.: Fri.-Sun. 12-5p or by appointment. Call 541-998-8708. 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: Sat. 12p- Capitello wines will be pouring at the Bend Fall Festival if you’re heading that way& have a need for the fabulous Capitello Willamette Valley Sauvignon Blanc!

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:

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
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Save the Date or Reserve Now

Marché Provisions: Oct. 20th 7:15p Wine Basics Class: Germany & Austria $35 p/p. “From the dry Gruner-Veltliners of Austria to the range of varieties along the Deutsche Weinstraße, the winemaking tradition in this region is rich.” Light snacks & $15 gift card included.  

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Oct. 22nd 7-11p Masquerade Ball – Come in costume to celebrate the end of Harvest! Light appetizers, dancing, music. $12 / $9.60 for wine club members.

Marché Restaurant: Oct. 26th   French Regional Dinner with specially paired French wines, featuring the Alsace region.


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, WineJulia.com.

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