Wine Down Eugene



This premier event will take place at the Double Tree Lloyd Center in Portland on Nov. 5 from 4-8 pm ($190 value). TWO VIP tickets include an early admission to the Preferred & Grand Tasting Event from 4-5 pm. There will be over 600 wines and 50 restaurants offering samples along with Certified Sommelier’s and Chefs available for questions regarding wine and food.

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This is a 21 and over only event. A valid ID will be necessary to obtain the winning tickets. Winner will be announced in the Nov. 2 Wine Down Eugene. Winning tickets will be on Will Call at the event.

Good luck, and I hope to see you at the Northwest Food & Wine Festival, cheers! – Julia

Wine Down for October 26 – November 1

Wine Bars & Wine Shops

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Wineries without Walls (wine shop & tasting room): Fri. 4-6 pm wine tasting with Lone Oak Vineyard; Sat. 4-6 pm wine tasting featuring Benton-Lane Winery. This new wine shop & tasting room showcases local wines, and it’s located inside the Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center in Veneta. 24949 Hwy 126, Veneta.

Mac’s at the Vet’s Club: Wed. 6-9 pm. Wine, Jazz & Variety Show with Gus Russell & Paul Biondi. A different Oregon winery is featured each week; Sat. 7 pm – 2 am Mac’s Halloween Bash- costume contest, prizes and drink specials, live music with Door Number Three at 7 pm and Michael Tracey at 9:30 pm.

Marché Provisions: Fri. 5-7 pm Free Friday Wine Tasting

16 Tons (Union Cafe/Supreme Bean location at 29th and Willamette): Thu. 4 pm Ninkasi Total Tap Takeover! Fresh Hopped, Oak Aged, Cask and other unusually fun brews will be featured. Pint & Growler specials too.

Authentica Wines: Tue-Fri 11 am – 6 pm and Sat. 10 am – 5 pm Wine Tasting available every Sat. at the Wine Bar and 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 5-11 pm – music starts around 7 pm with Jesse Meade (solo acoustic); Fri. 5-11 pm – music starts around 7 pm with Manouche Noir (gypsy jazz). October Art: original oils by Lorraine Bushek-Autumn Tour. 907 W. 3rd,Eugene

Bier Stein: Thu. 5-8 pm Tasting of  Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales. Farmhouse-style ales from a real farm just outside of Hood River.

Osteria Sfizio: Sun. 5-9 pm Regional Italian Dinner featuring Arbruzzo. The Arbruzzo region of Italy is known for strong flavors and strong hospitality. For reservations, call 541-302-3000.

Café 440: Wed. all day-October Wednesday Wine Flights. In honor of Breast Health Awareness this month, they’re proudly featuring red and white wines from Cline Cellars in Sonoma County. Cline Cellars has donated over $200,000 to Breast Cancer Foundations. $1 from each bottle of Cashmere sold goes to Breast Cancer Research. Three pours of Cline Cellars for $10.50.

B2 Wine Bar: Happy hour is M-F 4-6 pm and 9-1 0pm; Thu. and Sat. Outdoor BBQ. Loads of northwest wines offered here.

Broadway Wine Merchants: Fri. 5-7 pm Free Friday Wine Tasting. Angus recently brought in as much of Evesham’s 2010 WV Pinot Noir ($19 each and Evesham’s 2009 Le Puits Sec Pinot Noir just 500 cases produced, only 8 left ($36 ea) Special case discounts available.

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

Sam’s Place Tavern: Wed. 6 pm Cigar Night – Cigars on 7th brings in a selection of cigars and knowledge every last Wed. of the month; Fri. 8-11 pm live music with Blind Lemon Pancake; Sat. Oregon vs WSU at noon and OSU vs Utah at 4 pm; 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 & northwest wines.

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

Cork & Bottle Shoppe: Fri. 4 pm 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 and craft beer in addition to liquor. 812 Beltline Rd. Springfield.

Sundance Wine Cellars: Fri. 5-7 pm themed Frugal Friday wine tasting with Mario; Sat. 5-7 pm featuring local and regional wineries – wineries announced the day of on their Facebook page. Last Sat. they featured premier wines from Bergstrom.

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

Café Zenon: Tues. 50 percent off bottles of wine; Mon-Fri. 5-6:30 pm $1 off glasses of wine and pints of beer. Find King Estate’s Domaine Pinot Gris and Capitello’s Sauvignon Blanc here – half 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. 10 pm Late Night at The Lab with $1 off glass pour wine, $3 well drinks and pints, $9.50 pitchers & appetizer special. 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 – six cheese fondue with all the fixings to dip, and their glass pour wines are half off for a bottle!

Capella Market: Fri. 4-6 pm Beer Tasting with New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO); Sat. 4-6 pm Wine tasting with Mitchell Wines.

Kiva Grocery: Wine Department focuses on affordable northwest wines, small European wines and organic wines. 10 percent off mixed case, 15 percent off unbroken cases.

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

Café Lucky Noodle: Tue. 5:30-7:30 pm Wine Night – all bottles 35 percent 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.

Cornucpia Maize Lounge: Daily Happy Hour 3-6p – 3 3 3  at 3 special! $3 micros, wells, and wine.

Wineries & Vineyards

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Abbelone Vineyards: Wed. all day starting first thing in the morning – Spooky Harvest Party. Help the Ferry family celebrate harvest and bring in their bountiful Pinot Noir! They will supply the clippers and bins along with food starting at noon, wine, music and friends. Kids are invited too, in costumes too! 85505 Christensen Rd. (across from Cascade Raptor Center) off of Fox Hollow.

Pfeiffer Vineyards: Open Mon.-Thu. 11 am – 5pm and Fri./Sat. 11am – 9pm! Watch the Ducks and Beavers on the big screen in the tasting room while sipping Pfeiffer wine by the fireplace!

Silvan Ridge Winery: Open daily 12-5 pm, Fri. 12-9 pm. Complimentary taste of five wines in addition to several limited wines that may be tasted for a fee.

Benton-Lane Winery: Open Daily 11 am – 5 pm Enjoy one of the Top 100 wines of the World: the 2010 Pinot Gris! Rates are available in the tasting room by taste, glass or bottle.

King Estate: King Estate is open Daily 11 am-8 pm. Sample some of Oregon’s finest wine, dine on gourmet cuisine, and enjoy a valley view that’s unmatched. Their Acrobat Pinot Gris was recently Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Week!

Sarver Winery: Open Mon.-Thu. 12-5 pm and Fri.-Sun. 12-8 pm. Sample their different styles of Pinot Gris produced from their 25-year old estate vines along with full bodied reds like Cabernet, Syrah and Petite Sirah while taking in an unobstructed view of the Cascades.

Chateau Lorane: Open daily 12-5 pm.  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, just to name a few.

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. 12-5 pm or by appointment. Call 541-998-8708. Try Brigadoon’s three excellent wines: a Pinot Blanc and two Pinot Noirs, which can now be enjoyed on their lovely deck with a view, or if it’s raining, you’ll be invited into their kitchen!

LaVelle Vineyards (winery in Elmira): Fri. 5-9 pm Friday Night Flights with free flight tastings, Devour Gourmet Food Cart and live music.

Saginaw Vineyards: Open daily 11 am – 5pm. 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. Just 15 minutes south of Eugene at Exit 176 off the I-5. Call 541-942-1364 for more information.

Stanton Vineyards: Another local “winery without walls”, so keep an eye out for events where Charlie Stanton will be pouring his delicious wines. Bottles sold at Sundance, Market of Choice & Authentica and in restaurants Marché and Eugene Country Club.

Noble Estate: The winery is open 7 days a week 12-5 pm.Tasting room with beautiful new patio and gorgeous view.

Iris Vineyards: Mon.-Fri. 11 am – 3 pm. Stop by their state of the art winery and tasting room in Cottage Grove. $3 tasting fee includes free wine glass and cheese and crackers. 541-942-5993

Capitello Wines: Another local winery without walls, so keep an eye out on Capitello’s Facebook page for upcoming events and tastings.

Save the Date or Reserve Now

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Ambrosia: Nov. 2, 5:30-7 pm. First Wednesday Wine Tasting taking place in Ambrosia’s cellar. 10 Big & Bold red wines from Oregon’s Zerba Cellars (fruit from Walla Walla)! $20 per person with a $5 credit towards wine purchase.

Eugene Cascades & Coast Adventure Center: Nov. 8, 4-6:30 pm. Vertical Pinot Noir tasting with Noble Estate and 20 percent off wine purchases.

Oakshire Brewing: Nov. 12 Doors open at noon for the Hellshire II release & unveiling of newly remodeled tasting room. Live music and food available for purchase. Hellshire II is an Imperial Stout that was aged for seven months in bourbon barrels and will be sold at a special price during the event.

Marché Restaurant: Nov. 17 French Regional Dinner featuring Beaujolais & Lyon. For reservations, call 541-342-3612 x2

Wineries without Walls (wine shop & tasting room): Nov. 18-19 Holiday Bazaar at the Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce with extended wine tasting hours; Fri. 3-6 pm Lone Oak Vineyard; Sat. 2-6 pm J. Scott Cellars & Noble Estate This wine shop and tasting room showcases local wines and is located inside the Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center in Veneta.


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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