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Wine Bars & Wine Shops

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

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 Jesse Meade ; Fri. 6-8p live music by Dale Bradley.

Marché Provisions: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting of 4 new wines weekly and 10% off those wines during the tasting.

Marché: Wed. French Regional Dinner with specially paired French wines. Languedoc-Roussillon region. For more details and reservations:

16 Tons Beer & Wine: 15% discount on unbroken cases of wine, beer, sake, cider & soda!

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:

Broadway Wine Merchants: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting weekly, check their website for featured wines and which winemakers will be present

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11p Live music with Marty Chilla & Concrete Loveseat. June Art is “La FamiliaA mother/daughter exhibit featuring Karen and Mica Russo.

Ambrosia: No First Wednesday Wine Tasting this month-they are remodeling the tasting room. Mon.-Fri. 4-6p Happy Hour $4.50 house wines. Check out 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:

The Washburne Café: Fri. all day~ Philip’s Phabulous Clam Chowder paired with Sarver Pinot Gris $9 or Patchwork Cellars Pinot Noir paired with Black Forest Ham Panini $12.

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.

Agate Alley Laboratory: Now open Tue.-Sun. 5p-midnight~This is Agate Alley Bistro’s sister restaurant that opened recently. It’s a must try and their wine list is one not to miss

Red Agave: wine specials coming soon – for now, check out their excellent wine list with a plethora of outstanding Oregon wines:

Capella Market: Sat. 4-6p Wine Tasting (house pour)

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 too.

Café Lucky Noodle: Tue. Wine Night – all bottles 35% off Excellent wine list:

Granary Wine Bar: Wed. all day $5 glass pour of house white or red. Like Patchwork Cellars Pinot Noir? They’ve got it!

The Cork N Stein Bistro: Friday Ray Walsh with Capitello Wines will be doing a tasting starting at 6pm.  Live music from 7-8.

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

Wineries & Vineyards

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LaVelle Vineyards Winery in Elmira: July 2-4, 12-6p Bring your own picnic family weekend! Bouncy Castle for the kids & the LaVelle’s BBQ grills will be out for you to use for free! Bring any food you’d like and have a picnic on their terraced lawns or up on the deck at the top of the vineyard! Live music with Apropos on July 4, 1-5p; Fri. 5-9p Friday Night Flights with Gus Russell & Skip Jones.

Sarver Winery: Open 12-5p Mon.-Thur. & 12-8p Fri.- Sun. Excellent wines, great prices, gracious hosts and an unparalleled  view.

Chateau Lorane: Open daily 12-5p. Awards winners from both the Tasters Guild International, & The San Francisco International Wine Competition will be tasted throughout July: Melon De Bourgogne, Petit Verdot, Counoise, Viognier, Asian Girl Merlot, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and their double award-winning Red Bordeaux blend: Entourage.

Saginaw Vineyards: Fri. 6-9p Friday Night Live 2011 presents Tony Rae & Common Ground. 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:

Sweet Cheeks Winery: 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, live music on the patio, bring your own brunch.

King Estate Winery: Open daily 11a-9p. Enjoy wine and food from their outstanding restaurant. Call for reservations: 541-942-9874

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!

Noble Estate: Open 7 days a week noon-5p.Tasting room with beautiful new patio and gorgeous view now open!!

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

My Party Bus: Sat. Winery Tour to King Estate, Sweet Cheeks, and Sarver Winery. For more information:

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


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The Washburne Café: July 8th, 5-8p Second Friday Art Walk. Great food, live music, art, and free wine tasting!

Cornucopia Maize Lounge: (723 E. 13th) July 13th Win A Wine Cellar & Silent Auction. All proceeds go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. $15 donation at the door. Wine donations receive free tickets for the drawing (1 ticket per bottle). Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere & no host bar!

Silvan Ridge Winery: July 23rd, 6-10p. “Winetasia” to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Head out to the winery for award-winning wines, gourmet food, & dancing under the stars. Order tickets at or call 541-686-6456.

King Estate: July 29th 6-9p Tower Club Summer BBQ at King Estate’s Vineyard Pavilion. Become a Tower Club Member to experience KE’s ultimate events!

LaVelle Vineyards: July 31st 12-6p- 3rd Annual Classic & Modern European Sports Car Show. Over 60 cars on view, along with live music & food from Hole in the Wall BBQ. Have a European sports car? Register it now at

Julia – Writing About Eugene’s Wine Scene


No Pot of Gold Needed


No Pot of Gold Needed

Tomorrow, a large majority of Eugene will be wearing green of a different kind. Celebrated on March 17th internationally, Saint Patrick’s Day is a holiday commonly known for shamrocks, leprechaun’s and green beer.  So much so that it is in fact one of the leading days for alcohol consumption in the United States. In the spirit of  St. Patrick and all that is green and frothy, here are some places for you to raise a glass to the patron saint of Ireland….on the cheap of course.

Luckey’s St. Patty’s Day Extravaganza! The celebration includes The Irish Sessions with Patrick O’Kelley, the Eugene City Firefighters Pipes and Drums, Jesse Mead, open Irish jam session, traditional Irish music by Mathew Hayward-Macdonald, , Toad in the Hole and Sid and Fancy.  The Extravaganza kicks off at 6pm and tickets are only $10! and Sam’s Place are hosting a St. Pat’s Pub Crawl.  If a pub crawl sounds good on St. Patty’s Day meet at 7pm at Sam’s Place. Starting at 8pm crawl your way to Downtown Bar-muda triangle, O’Donnell’s, and The Wetlands. Cost is $10 per person and includes a drink before leaving Sam’s. Seating is limited so hurry to Sam’s Place to reserve your spot!

If you’ve never been to McShane’s,this St. Patrick’s Day is the day to go! Located off Highway 99 near Lane Community College, the three-story restaurant and bar offers St. Patrick’s Day-themed events. They kick things off at 11 a.m. and go all day, with traditional Irish music and the reading aloud of Irish limericks (always a crowd pleaser). Enjoy their special seven-item selection of traditional Irish dishes while listening to Medium Troy & Basin and Range at 8pm.

Other Eugene favorites on March 17th include Under the Big Top Tent” at O’Donnell’s Irish Pub. Normal Bean Band will be playing for the 3rd year in a row at this annual Irish celebration.  Diablo’s/Downtown Lounge is throwing their very own Big Leprechaun Funk Jam, the jam is FREE and starts at 9pm. Stop by The Cooler for a St. Patrick’s Irish Festival, featuring Pipin’ Hot Bag Pipers, the Irish Echo Band, Eugene Firefighters Pipes and Drums, & Nimrod band playing throughout the evening…all for $5.

Whether you are crawling, dancing or driving tomorrow night….please do it responsibly. I can’t afford to lose any readers.

933 Olive St. Eugene
Sam’s Place
825 Wilson St. Eugene, OR 97402
McShane’s Bar & Grill
86495 College View Eugene, OR
O’Donnell’s Irish Pub
295 Or-99 N Eugene, OR 97402
Diablo’s/Downtown Lounge
959 Pearl St. Eugene
The Cooler Restaurant and Bar
20 Centennial Loop, Eugene, OR 97401


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