valentines day

Valentine dessert: Double Trouble!

It was 24 hours before Valentine’s Day a few years ago, and I had this vision: What if I layered my chocolate truffle sauce over a rich and buttery hazelnut crust, then smeared on an extra chocolate glaze? How would that turn out, I wondered?

Sweetheart tarts: Express love with a home-cooked meal

Before I get to the sweet treats of Valentine’s Day, let’s consider its savory side. As in gooey mounds of cheese, golden caramelized onions, and smokey bacon, cloaked in creamy custard. That’s right, quiche. Or, in honor of today’s theme, a Sweetheart Tart. Who wouldn’t want chocolate AND a “quiche” on a day set aside for romance.

Fall in Love with…The Red Velvet Cocktail!


Yeah, yeah, Valentine’s Day is in a few days and it’s totally a silly Hallmark holiday and LOVE should not be relegated to commercialization and candy hearts…but c’mon! I’m a sucker for that crap! Look at this pretty cocktail that I named The Red Velvet because it’s red and velvety and tastes like a bunch of ripe, luscious berries made sweet sweet love to a smooth as heck whiskey. The egg white gives it that velvety mouthfeel and the generous amount of lemon juice lends a tartness to counteract some of the sweet.

Speaking of sweet…I have just come to the end of my new favorite grenadine from Sonoma Syrup Co., which worked beautifully in this cocktail. I usually like to make by own but because I’ve been so busy recently that hasn’t really been an option. And this Pomegranate Syrup may just be better than anything I’ve ever made. It’s incredibly thick and concentrated and deeply flavored. Also great in non-alcoholic drinks, btw.

Whether you are coupled up or flying solo for this Valentine’s Day, I think we can all agree that a sumptuous cocktail that is essentially a sexy make-out sesh with a bunch of boozy berries, should be in all of our hands.

Red Velvet
2 ounces Bourbon
3/4 ounce Chambord
1 ounce Lemon Juice
1/2 ounce Grenadine
Egg White
Garnish: edible flowers or berries

Shake all the ingredients without ice first to emulsify the egg white and integrate all the ingredients. Add ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with edible flowers or berries.

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Happy V-Day from BJ


“This thing called Love… I JUST CAN’T HANDLE IT… THIS THING..CALLED LOVE…” anyway you get what I’m saying, yes it’s that time of the year again.

Roses 3 Roses | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Funny how the single people seem to hate this day and the “in love“, happy couples love it. See how that works? Truth is no matter what they say everyone wants to be treated special and loved on Valentines day even if they don’t want to admit it.

It’s quite customary to send flowers, chocolates and other gifts to the object of our affection and shower them with kisses on the “day of LOVE” Right…  so get out there guys and make that beautiful girl of yours smile from the heart and girls just because they say its sappy or no such thing as love, don’t you dare believe him and just go for it!

“Crrrazy Little thing Called LOVE!”

(as sung by “Queen”)

If you want to do something that will last a lifetime and (hurt just a little) for that forever person in your life this Valentines day then you might want to take them to Brick by Brick tattoo for maybeee, i don’t know… matching tattoos!

Paul Paul Hillstrand owner and tattoo artist at Brick by Brick tattoo | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Now let me introduce you to the owner of the brand new Brick by Brick Tattoo 223 South 6th street, Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424,  26 year old Paul Hillstrand.

Paul Hillstrand Paul Hillstrand owner and tattoo artist of Brick by Brick tattoo | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Paul, a license tattoo artist of 5 years saved every penny for years to follow his dream and just opened Brick by Brick tattoo the beginning of February. Paul is officially already opened for business and doing tattoos by appointment.   On Feb. 20th he will have his grand opening, including a special on half price tattoos on a walk in basis. Hours 12pm-12am

Tattoo Guy Paul Hillstrand at work at Brick by Brick tattoo | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Paul is also a designer, so custom pieces are his favorite thing to do. He says come check out the shop and get tatt’ed”

Now heres your 3 W’s for your Valentines day weekend:

Tonight yes my friends, its the dreaded Friday the 13th, and the day before Valentines day, it’s Code Red slaying it live at Happy Hours Bar on River rd. in Eugene, they are giving away lots of Valentine swag like mmm mmm chocolates and other lovey dovey stuff.

Breana Cahoon Breana Cahoon of Code Red band singing | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Also tonight and for your Valentines day tomorrow night its MR. WIZARD at the Mohawk  on Mohawk blvd. casting their magic Rock and Roll spell of love for your Valentines day weekend. Oh and watch for the super duper light show by our favorite light guy Sunshyne. Abracadabra!

Dave Dave Bock, Mr. Wizard | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Fri. at the Grid Iron 2816 Main st. Springfield its Eddie Butler Band at 9pm

Fri. and Sat. Westside station in Salem its NEO

Cozmic Pizza presents on Fri. the 13th the Quick & Easy boys, tickets $12 and Sat. the 14th  Valentines day ft. Sound Remedy, tickets $16-$20. Doors open both nights at 8pm and shows start at 9pm.

Dragstrip Superstar Dragstrip Superstar | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

On Tuesday the 17th don’t forget to head on over to the Cooler Bar, 20 Centennial Loop in
Eugene for the Mardi Gras party with live rock~n~roll by Dragstrip Superstar! Dont forget to bring your beads!

And with that i wanna say…

Please don’t drink and drive, have a safe and Happy Valentines day weekend, talk to ya’ll next time.

There goes my b-a-a-by
She knows how to Rock n’ roll
She drives me cr-a-a-zy…

Love Notes
Love Notes | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Behind the Scenes: What’s Love Got To Do With V-day



I struggle with holidays simply for the reason that the meaning behind them often times gets lost in marketing. Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about love but anymore it seems to be more about selling flowers, chocolates and Hallmark cards than it is about love. Showing someone you love them is a good thing and if a “day” reminds you to do so I think that’s good. But we wanted to find true love not just sexy love. I’m looking for a love that’s bigger than a date that ends in, you know. Hey, I’m not against “you know” and I certainly look forward to a nice romantic evening with my wife. But in order for love to last it takes much more than card and cute underwear to keep it going.

Whenever I get an idea for a show the stories just follow. I get it in my mind that I need a certain subject and somehow those people find me. For instance: I was looking for a story on a 30- something year old single woman who has never been married and wants to be. I was walking to my office one day, a woman walks up to me and starts talking and come to find out she’s the perfect story and you’ll see her in our “RDTV Love Show” on Sunday February 16th and 23rd.


We also have a nice interview with Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and her husband David. You’ll find out how they met and what keeps their “fire” burning. I think Mayor Piercy takes a lot of heat for her leadership and while she and I don’t always agree, I think people need to give her a break. This story will let you see a different side of our mayor.

The story I hope you all stick around for involved Laura Mason Caldwell. I felt funny asking a woman who is dying, to be in our “Love Show.” But I’ve watched Laura and her family struggle with her recent terminal cancer diagnosis and the way she is living to die truly defines love.

I hope you joins us on February 16th & 23rd at 4:30 on KEVU. This is not an excuse not to buy that special someone a card or some chocolate or even that pair of underwear you’ll never see again. It’s just a chance to take a deeper look at love.

February 13 – Morning Headlines


Morning Headlines

jordan johnson trial
Former Sheldon QB Jordan Johnson rape trial began yesterday.


  • Local School Says No to V-Day
    McCornack Elementary School issued a statement to parents that told them to refrain from sending any Valentine’s Day paraphernalia with their children to school on the upcoming holiday. Officials said the move was made in respect of individual beliefs
  • Pedestrian hit on Washington-Jefferson Bridge
    A pedestrian was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Tuesday evening after she was struck by a pick-up truck on the Washington-Jefferson Bridge, police said. The pedestrian, who is in her early to mid 20s, was seen walking in the cent
  • Springfield City Councilor Arrested for DUII
    A Springfield City Councilor was arrested on charges of DUII early Sunday morning after an officer noted that he had been driving fairly slow after leaving Whiskey River Ranch around 2:30 a.m. Ralston plans to fight the charges in court.
  • Truck driver from Springfield ticketed in Portland-area crash

    A truck driver from Springfield was ticketed by police after his tractor-trailer rig overturned this morning as he merged onto Interstate 205 from Interstate 5 in the Tualatin area. The crash happened at approximately 8:25 a.m., when a… (yes this is an actual headline out there  –ed)
  • Burglars target Eugene barber shop
    A barber can’t do his job without hair clippers and shears. That’s why Michael “Mick” Kliment has had to turn away customers who stopped by his west Eugene shop today. Kliment, 67, arrived at work this morning and found the door
  • Ducks drop to 10th place at Northrup Grumman Regional
    After finishing round one in strong fashion, the Ducks fell three spots to sit in a 10th place tie after day two of competition. As a group, the Ducks (303-306-612) didn’t have their best performance and they now find themselves in an uphill 
  • Creswell Advances to PacWest Conference Championship
    The Creswell Bulldogs outlasted Salem Academy in double-overtime last night to see themselves to the PacWest Conference Championship. Creswell will play Blanchet Catholic, a program that is currently undefeated in league play.
  • IOC drops wrestling starting with 2020 Olympic games
    IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games. 
  • Former Sheldon HS Star’s Rape Trial Begins
    Jordan Johnson, a former standout quarterback at Sheldon High School, attended his first trial date for allegedly raping a woman on February 4, 2012. Johnson had led the Montana Grizzlies to an FCS semifinal in his first year as the starting quarterbac

Keep Current: – EDN Headline News, Sports and Weather

Tim Chuey Weather:


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A wet day today, but there will be some drier weather on the way.

Another upper level high pressure ridge (the shaded “Arch” shape) is sitting just off shore. The ridge has flattened out (not as high an arch) so a frontal system is on its way to the Oregon coast. By the weekend another frontal system will move in keeping the chance of rain alive.


High: 55
Low: 35
Forecast: Mostly cloudy with rain likely (60%) today (0.10 in. of rain possible), cloudy with rain likely (60%) this evening, patchy fog with a good (50%) chance of rain late tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with patchy fog and a (30%) chance of AM showers, a slight (20%) chance of showers Thursday afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy with areas of fog late at night, AM clouds and fog, then partly cloudy Friday afternoon and evening with areas fog late Friday night highs 50-55 lows 40-35 warming to 38 Friday night. Mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Saturday, a good (50%) chance of showers Saturday night, a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday, just mostly cloudy Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Monday (Presidents’ Day), rain likely (70%) Monday night, then mostly cloudy with showers likely (70%) Tuesday highs 47-45 lows 35-32 warming to 36 Monday night. (seasonal averages high 51 low 35)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

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When the weather forecast is bad and the news is bad, there is always music. In this case it’s an album of exceptional local Eugene talent whose proceeds benefit the Kindtree Autism Rocks charity. Support Autism, the arts, and a bright spot in your day.

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Wine Down Eugene


–Julia Crowley, EDN
Wine Down for February 8-14, 2012

When I think about Valentine’s Day, both chocolate and wine immediately come to mind, and there’s no shortage of either this time of year. Eugene is surrounded by award winning wineries and mouthwatering chocolatiers, and I’m looking forward to sharing a little of both with my valentine.

Picking out the chocolate was easy. One visit to Euphoria Chocolate Company and a single sample of an Oregon Wine Truffle was all I needed to head out the door with a box of thirty wine truffles. Assorted flavors ranging from Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir to Strawberry wine and Loganberry wine are just a few of what I have to look forward to this Valentine’s Day.

At the wine shop. picking out the perfect wine wasn’t as easy, mainly because my options weren’t as limited as I thought they would be. I was label shopping, yes label shopping, for a wine with a love themed label. I thought I would find maybe one or two labels with hearts or the word love, but I actually came across a whole bunch of really fun labels that would be perfectly appropriate for Valentine’s Day. From Oregon to South Australia, there were more Valentine themed wines that I had imagined, and I ended up taking four bottles home with me.

To find out which bottles I’ll be popping the corks on come Tuesday, February 14th, visit my website, the Northwests new wine community,

Wine Bars & Wine Shops

Osteria Sfizio: Tue. Special Valentine’s 4 course dinner with optional wine flight. Reservations are encouraged 541-302-3000. 105 Oakway Center, Eugene.

Lane Events Center (Exhibit Hall): Feb. 10 & 11, Fri. 5-11 pm & Sat. 1-11 pm. KLCC Microbrew Festival. A microbrew tasting event to benefit KLCC 89.7 FM. 50 plus breweries serving 100 plus craft brews. 796 West Thirteenth Ave., Eugene.

Wineries without Walls (wine shop & tasting room): Sat. 4:30-6 pm. Wine Lover’s Valentine Event. Michael Bailey of In Vitis for Wine will be teaching the basics of wine tasting and how not to feel intimidated at your next winery visit! He does all this in a casual atmosphere and with a great sense of fun. $20.00 p.p. includes the class, wine and light snacks as well as a sweet little surprise to celebrate the special day! Call 541-232-4225 UPDATE: SOLD OUT call for last minute cancellations. This wine shop and tasting room showcases local wines and is located inside the Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center in Veneta. 24949 Hwy. 126, Veneta.

Creswell Coffee Company: Fri. 7pm, live music with Paul Prince (Hawaiian Slcak Key & Zimbabwean guitar). Nice wine selection here and occasional wine tastings. 116 Melton Rd., Creswell.

16Tons (Taphouse): Wed. 4-6 pm, Seven Bridges Free Tasting & Tap Takeover; Sat. 11 am sharp – noon, free “Women Enjoying Beer” focus group. RSVP [email protected] 265 East Thirteenth Ave., Eugene.

Territorial Vineyards and Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11 pm, music starts around 7 pm with The Porch Band; Fri. 5-11 pm, music starts around 7 pm with GEO4. 907 West Third Ave., Eugene.

The Side Bar: Wed. Ladies Night, $1 off any glass of wine and $5 off a bottle of wine. 1680 Coburg Rd., Eugene

Excelsior Inn & Ristorante Italiano: Fri. and Sat. 7-9:30 pm, live music, no cover; Mon.-Thu. 3-6 pm, Happy Hour. Extensive local wine list with wines from King Estate, Silvan Ridge, Adelsheim, Benton-Lane & Domaine Drouhin to name a few. 754 East Thirteenth Ave., Eugene.

16Tons (Supreme Bean): Wed. 7-10 pm, Trivia Night; Thu. 5-7 pm wine tasting with Sarver Winery; Every Sun. and Mon. 4-10 pm deals on growler and mason jar fills. 2864 Willamette St., Eugene.

Ring of Fire Restaurant: Mon. Wine Night Mondays-35 percent off all bottles of wine; Daily Happy Hour 4-6 pm. 1099 Chambers St., Eugene.

Sundance Wine Cellars: Fri. 5-7 pm, Frugal Friday wine tasting with Mario; Sat. 5-7 pm, wine tasting featuring local and regional wines; 2441 Hilyard St., Eugene.

Café Soriah: Wed. starting at 5 pm, *last Wednesday of the month only* Celebrate Wine Wednesday. Half off bottles of wine, including local notable names such as BrickHouse, Capitello, King Estate and Broadley. 384 W. 13th Ave., Eugene.

LaVelle Club Room at 5th Street Market: Wed. 5-8 pm, half off glass pours for ladies; Thurs. and Fri. 6-8 pm, live music; Sat. 12-6 pm, Sweethearts Cabernet & Chocolate Sale & your chance to get tickets for raffle prizes including a one night stay at the new Inn at 5th! 296 E. 5th Ave., Eugene.

Authentica Wines: Tue. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, and Sat. 10 am – 5 pm. Wine tasting available every Saturday at the Wine Bar, and on the first Friday 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 W. Park St., Eugene.

The Wine Place (Yachats): Fri. 4-7 pm Beer Tasting with Hopworks Urban Brewery; Sat. 12-5 pm, wine tasting with Brandborg Winery; Tue. 12-5 pm Wine for Valentine’s Day Sip & Shop; J.Scott Cellars tasting room is located in the loft upstairs; 373 N. Hwy. 101, Yachats.

Ambrosia Restaurant and Bar: Mon. – Fri. 4-6 pm Happy Hour, tap beers $2 and house wines $4.50; Tue. make reservations for Valentine’s Dinner-541-342-4141. 174 East Broadway Ave., Eugene.

Broadway Wine Merchants: Fri. 5-7 pm, Free Friday Wine Tasting; 17 Oakway Center, Eugene.

Steelhead Brewery: Sun. – Sat. 11:30 am – 11 pm, open later on Fri. and Sat., In addition to their own wine, Steelhead Red, you’ll find almost 20 wines by the glass, including 5H, Hinman, Erath and King Estate. 199 East 5th Ave., Eugene.

Le Bar at 5th Street Public Market/Marché: This new bar has a nice wine list. 296 East 5th Ave., Eugene.

Marché Provisions: Fri. 5-7 pm, Free weekly wine tasting. 296 E. 5th Ave., Eugene.

Mac’s at the Vets Club: Wed. 6-9 pm, Wine, Jazz & Variety Show with Gus Russell & Paul Biondi. A different Oregon winery is featured each week. $8 Burger and Brew night, too. 1626 Willamette St., Eugene.

Café 440: Wed., all day. Wednesday Wine Flights, taste three whites or reds for $10.50. 440 Coburg Rd., Eugene.

B2 Wine Bar: Tue. 8 pm live music with the Blue Valentine’s; Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 4-6 pm, and 9-10 pm. Loads of Northwest wines offered here. 2794 Shadow Dr., Eugene.

Red Agave: Excellent wine list, including Oregon’s finest from King Estate, Territorial, Evesham Wood and Cristom, to name just a few. ’06 Territorial Capital T Reserve can be found here. 454 Willamette St., Eugene.

Cork and Bottle Shoppe: Fri. 4 pm, free weekly wine or beer tasting. The Cork & Bottle Shoppe is one of Oregon’s only liquor stores that carries a large selection of local and international wine and craft beer, in addition to liquor. 812 Beltline Rd., Springfield.

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. 3443 Hilyard St., Eugene.

Café Zenon: Tues., Fifty percent off bottles of wine; Mon-Fri. 5-6:30 pm, $1 off glasses of wine and pints of beer. Find King Estates’ Domaine Pinot Gris and Capitello’s Sauvignon Blanc here at half off on Tuesdays. 898 Pearl St., Eugene.

Izumi Sushi and Grill: Izumi has great sushi and they offer local wine and beer from Hinman, King Estate, Ninkasi and Oakshire. 2773 Shadow View Dr., Eugene.

Sabai Café and Bar: Wines by the glass, $6 and under; excellent local wines from Territorial, King Estate, Capitello and Benton-Lane. 27 Oakway Center, Eugene.

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. Twenty-five varieties of wine for $25 dollars. 2645 Willamette St., Eugene.

Kiva Grocery: Wine department focuses on affordable Northwest wines, small European wines and organic wines. Ten percent off mixed cases, 15 percent off unbroken cases. 125 W. 11th, Eugene.

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. 207 East 5th Ave., Eugene.

Granary Wine Bar: Wed., all day, $5 glass pours of house white or red. Nice selection f Oregon wine here. 259 E. 5th Ave., Eugene.

Cornucopia Maize Lounge: Daily happy hour 3-6 pm – “3/3/3 at 3″ special, three-dollar micros, wells and wine. 73 E. 13th Ave., Eugene.

Wineries and Vineyards

Sarver Winery: Sat. and Sun. 12-6 pm, Valentine’s Weekend with live music and food from Betty Rocker’s Food Cart will be available for purchase. 2600 Mayola Ln., Eugene.

Pfeiffer Vineyards: Tue 6-9 pm, A Villa Valentine Dinner. $300 per couple, includes: romantic Tuscan villa setting, candle-light, firelight, roses and a 5 course feast paired with Pfeiffer wines. Reservations required 541-998-2828; Open Mon.-Thu. 11 am – 5 pm and Fri./Sat. 11 am – 9 pm, Keep warm while sipping Pfeiffer wine by the fireplace. 25040 Jaeg Rd., Junction City.

Capitello Wines: Sat. Winemakers dinner in Bend, for more details call 541-728-8490

Silvan Ridge Winery: Sat. & Sun. 12-5 pm Cupcake & Wine Tasting for $5 per person and special Valentine’s Day discounts on wine; Open daily 12-5 pm, Complimentary taste of five wines in addition to several limited wines that may be tasted for a fee. 27012 Briggs Hill Rd., Eugene.

Spencer Creek Cellars/McBeth Vineyards: January through March, by appointment only,
Wine Tastings in the Barn. 541-521-4381. 85162 McBeth Rd., Eugene.

Sweet Cheeks: Fri. 6-9 pm, Twilight Tasting, sample pairings of Sweet Cheeks wine with Oregon-made artisan cheeses while listening to live music with Tyler Morin; Sun. 12-6 pm, Mimosa Sundays, Fine sparkling wine and live music from 2-4 pm with Sean Wilson; Tue. 12-6 pm Wine, Chocolate Pairing and Live Music with Alex Hagerty. 27007 Briggs Hill Rd., Eugene.

Domaine Meriwether: Daily 11 am – 4 pm, world renowned Meriwether and Capitello wine can be sampled in the tasting room. 88324 Vineyard Lane, Veneta.

Benton-Lane Winery: Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 5 pm, enjoy one of the Top 100 wines of the world: Benton-Lane 2010 Pinot Gris. Available in the tasting room by taste, glass or bottle. 23924 Territorial Hwy., Monroe.

King Estate: Tue. Valentine’s Prix Fixe Dinner. Reservations required, call 541-942-9874; 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. 80854 Territorial Hwy., Eugene.

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. 27415 Siuslaw River Rd., Lorane.

J. Scott Cellars: Tasting room located in The Wine Place in Yachats. Be sure to stop by and taste these excellent small boutique handmade Rhone varietals from the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in Roussanne, Viognier, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Cabernet…and a little Pinot Noir. 373 North Hwy. 101, Yachats.

Abbelone Vineyards: Another fabulous winery without walls; check back frequently to find out where you can sample their delicious Pinot Noir.

Brigadoon Wine Co.: Winter hours 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. 25166 Ferguson Rd., Junction City.

LaVelle Vineyards (winery in Elmira): Thu. 12-5 pm, swing by the winery to check out the bottling process today; Friday Night Flights is officially over for the winter season, but it will be back soon. Visit the winery daily, Mon.-Fri., 12-5 pm, and Sat.-Sun., 12-6 pm. 89697 Sheffler Rd., Elmira.

Saginaw Vineyards: Fri. 6-9 pm, Friday Night Live in the Barn with Mike McLaren; Open daily, 11 am – 5pm. Sample their 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.

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, Wineries without Walls in the Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce & Authentica, and in restaurants Marché and Eugene Country Club.

Kandarian Wine Cellars: Excellent local winery without walls, check back often for wine tasting information.

Noble Estate: Open 7 days/week, 12-5 pm. Tasting room with beautiful patio and gorgeous view,. 29210 Gimpl Hill Rd., Eugene.

Briggs Hill Winery: A winery without walls. Check back frequently to see where and when they will be offering samples of their wine.

Iris Vineyards: In the process of changing their tasting hours, will have more information soon. 195 Palmer Ave., Cottage Grove.

Patchwork Cellars: Christian Fox, owner of Patchwork Cellars, pours his excellent wine at certain events around town. Check back often for his schedule of tastings.

Dylan’s Run: Another winery without walls. Keep an eye out for tastings at the Fern Ridge Chamber of commerce, Wineries without Walls.