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Wine Down Eugene

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Wine Bars & Wine Shops

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

Sam’s Place Tavern: great wine list, 21 glass pours, all under $7! Wine list includes some excellent Oregon & NW wines. Check it out at http://www.samsplacetavern.com/wine-list/ Every booth has its own flat screen TV in addition to 22 plasma TV’s – this is the place for watching sports!

16 Tons Beer & Wine: Tue. 5:30p & 8p (two sessions) Cheese Wars II w/ Oakshire Brewing. Cheese Wars is a food-pairing showdown between two ancient beverages – beer & wine. They will feature 5 courses of cheese carefully selected by Oakshire. Each cheese course will be paired with a beer and a wine. Cheese Wars is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the processes of making beer, wine and cheese. This is a fun and lively sit down affair! Tickets are limited. $20 includes all tasting and food (cheese and bread).Tickets only at 16 Tons or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/184875

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

Cornucopia Maize Lounge: Wed. 7:30-10:30p (723 E. 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).

The Washburne Café: Fri. Food & wine pairing is Philip’s Phabulous Clam Chowder with Sarver Winery Pinot Gris $9. Fri. & Sat. is Black Forest Ham Panini paired with Patchwork Cellars Pinot Noir $11

Marché Provisions & Marché: Thu. 5:30p Bastille Day Party. Grilling on the patio, live music & wine specials! For reservations: http://marcherestaurant.com/reservations; Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting of 4 new wines weekly and 10% off those wines during the tasting. Check their Facebook page for updates: http://www.facebook.com/pages/March%C3%A9-Provisions/357104606536

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: http://www.facebook.com/winedance

Broadway Wine Merchants: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting weekly, check their website for featured wines and which winemakers will be present http://www.oregonwineandmore.com/friday-night-wine-tasting/

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11p Live music – Tim McLaughlin presents great music with a revolving cast of players. July’s featured artist is Kerri Vanden Berg.

Ambrosia: Still remodeling the tasting room, but check out their great Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 4-6p $4.50 house wines.  See their award winning wine list: http://www.ambrosiarestaurant.com/assets/0000/0093/ambrosia-winelist.pdf

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: http://www.zenoncafe.com/wine_list.php

Café 440: Wed. Wine Flights for the month of July: 3 pours for $10.50. Featured wines are Oregon reds and whites!

Agate Alley Laboratory: Now open Tue.-Sun. 5p-midnight~This is Agate Alley Bistro’s new sister restaurant. 25 varieties for $25 dollars! It’s a must try and their wine list is one not to miss http://www.agatealleylaboratory.com/wine.html

Red Agave: Wine Suggestion: Coto de Gomariz $28. A summer white that pairs perfectly with their ceviche or papusa.  Check out their other great wines: http://www.redagave.net/index.php/menus/wine

Capella Market: Thu.4- 6p Beer Tasting with New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO; Fri. 4-6p Beer Tasting with Fire Mountain Brewery from, Carlton, OR; Sat. 4-6p Wine Tasting with Mountain People’s Wines,  & Beer Tasting with Full Sail Brewing Co. Hood River, OR.

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. Wine Night – all bottles 35% off. Excellent wine list: http://www.luckynoodle.com/lnwines.pdf

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

Wineries & Vineyards

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LaVelle Vineyards Winery in Elmira: Fri. 5-9p Friday Night Flights~live music with Jennifer Sennett, flight tastings (free), and food offered by Devour Gourmet Food Cart. No cover. 

King Estate: Sun. 5:30p at KE’s South Terrace for Tower Club members: Eugene Opera 35th Season Announcement Event.

J. Scott Cellars: Small, local producer of excellent handmade Rhone varietals. Currently a “winery without walls” you can order wine on-line at www.jscottcellars.com or find them in wine shops, grocery stores and restaurants in Oregon & Washington. A tasting room & wine club are coming soon!

Sarver Winery: Open 7 days a week! Excellent wines, great prices, gracious hosts and an unparalleled  view.

Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. 6:30-8:30p Live Music with The gals of Left Turn Only 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: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Capitello-Wines/189913530709

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 Cowboy Cadillac. No cover charge. 
Sun. 11a-6p Midsummer Celebration & Car Show/Poker Run. Free admission. Live music by Teenage Light Metal Band, Unruly Riffers & The Fret Boys. Wine, Beer, Antique Cars, Games, Craft Vendors, Art Vendors & Food Vendors. Saginaw Vineyard is donating a portion of the proceeds to Eugene/Springfield Relay For Life. 80247 Delight Valley School Rd, Cottage Grove.  15 minutes south of Eugene at exit 176 off the I-5.  541-942-1364  visit: www.saginawvineyard.com.

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

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.

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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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 www.peacehealth.org/cmn or call 541-686-6456.

Marché: July 27th, French Regional Dinner with specially paired French wines. Côte d’Azur and Corsica region. For more information and details: http://www.marcherestaurant.com/events/

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

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. Ninkasi beer too! Have a European sports car? Register it now at www.lavellevineyards.com

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Aug. 6th 7p. Wine Club Appreciation Dinner. Reservations required by August 1st.

Julia – Writing about Eugene’s Wine Scene
 

Wine Down Eugene

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Wine Down Eugene: July 6 – July 12

Wine Bars & Wine Shops

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

Sam’s Place Tavern: great wine list, 21 glass pours, all under $7! Wine list includes some excellent Oregon & NW wines. Check it out at http://www.samsplacetavern.com/wine-list/ every booth has its own flat screen TV in addition to 22 plasma TV’s – this is the place for watching sports!

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

The Washburne Café: Fri. 5-8p~Second Friday Art Walk.  Artist reception with Shirley Reade, live music with Jazz du Jour, and free wine tasting with Patchwork Cellars! Try their new Washburne Salad or the Cheese Plate with the delectable Dubliner Cheese Spread – great with the Patchwork wines.

Marché Provisions: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting of 4 new wines weekly and 10% off those wines during the tasting. Check their Facebook page for updates: http://www.facebook.com/pages/March%C3%A9-Provisions/357104606536

16 Tons Beer & Wine: 12-10p, 7 days a week~New hours for serving wine, beer, and sake! 15% discount on unbroken cases of wine, beer, sake, cider & soda!

Sundance Wine Cellars: Wed. Vertical tasting at Marché of exquisite wines. $49 per person – more information & to purchase tickets call 541-687-9463; 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: http://www.facebook.com/winedance

Broadway Wine Merchants: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting weekly, check their website for featured wines and which winemakers will be present http://www.oregonwineandmore.com/friday-night-wine-tasting/

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11p Live music with The Porch Band~excellent Americana. July’s featured artist is Kerri Vanden Berg.

P.F. Changs: All through July, Mondays & Tuesdays enjoy 1/3 off any bottle of wine!

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: http://www.ambrosiarestaurant.com/assets/0000/0093/ambrosia-winelist.pdf

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: http://www.zenoncafe.com/wine_list.php

Café 440: Wed. Wine Flights for the month of July: 3 pours for $10.50. Featured wines TBA!

Agate Alley Laboratory: Now open Tue.-Sun. 5p-midnight~This is Agate Alley Bistro’s new sister restaurant. 25 varieties for $25 dollars! It’s a must try and their wine list is one not to miss http://www.agatealleylaboratory.com/wine.html

Red Agave: wine specials coming soon – for now, check out their excellent wine list with a plethora of outstanding Oregon wines: http://www.redagave.net/index.php/menus/wine

Capella Market: Sat. 4-6p Wine Tasting with Kevin from Rogue Valley’s Foris Winery.

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. Wine Night – all bottles 35% off Excellent wine list: http://www.luckynoodle.com/lnwines.pdf

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

 

Wineries & Vineyards

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LaVelle Vineyards Winery in Elmira: Fri. 5-9p Friday Night Flights~live music, flight tastings (free), and food offered by Devour Gourmet Food Cart. This Friday: Michael Conley and the Walnut Collective, No cover.

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

Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. 6:30-8:30p Live Music with The Boys From Barefoot Leroy performing on their outdoor stage. Locally made wood-fired pizza, salad, cheese plates & cheesecake served Fridays & Saturdays. Bring a blanket or chairs.

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 The Huckleberries. 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: www.saginawvineyard.com.

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Fri. 6-9p Twilight Tasting, wine & cheese pairing with Oregon-made artisan cheeses, live music with Jennifer Sennett 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.

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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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!

King Estate: July 17th, 5:30p at KE’s South Terrace for Tower Club members: Eugene Opera 35th Season Announcement Event; July 29th 6-9p Tower Club Summer BBQ at KE’s Vineyard Pavilion. Become a Tower Club Member to experience King Estate’s ultimate events! http://www.kingestate.com/tower-club/

16 Tons Beer & Wine: July 19th, 5:30p & 8p (two sessions) Cheese Wars II w/ Oakshire Brewing. Cheese Wars is a food-pairing showdown between two ancient beverages – beer & wine. They will feature 5 courses of cheese carefully selected by Oakshire. Each cheese course will be paired with a beer and a wine. Cheese Wars is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the processes of making beer, wine and cheese. This is a fun and lively sit down affair! Tickets are limited. $20 includes all tasting and food (cheese and bread).Tickets only at 16 Tons or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/184875

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 www.peacehealth.org/cmn or call 541-686-6456.

Marché: July 27th, French Regional Dinner with specially paired French wines. Côte d’Azur and Corsica region. For more information and details: http://www.marcherestaurant.com/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 www.lavellevineyards.com

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Aug. 6th 7p. Wine Club Appreciation Dinner. Reservations required by August 1st.

Julia – Writing about Eugene’s Wine Scene

 

Wine Down Eugene

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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: http://marcherestaurant.com/events

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: http://www.facebook.com/winedance

Broadway Wine Merchants: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting weekly, check their website for featured wines and which winemakers will be present http://www.oregonwineandmore.com/friday-night-wine-tasting/

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: http://www.ambrosiarestaurant.com/assets/0000/0093/ambrosia-winelist.pdf

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: http://www.zenoncafe.com/wine_list.php

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 http://www.agatealleylaboratory.com/wine.html

Red Agave: wine specials coming soon – for now, check out their excellent wine list with a plethora of outstanding Oregon wines: http://www.redagave.net/index.php/menus/wine

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: http://www.luckynoodle.com/lnwines.pdf

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 www.samsplacetavern.com/wine-list/

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: www.saginawvineyard.com.

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: http://www.my-partybus.net/

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

 

Save the Date or Reserve Now

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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 www.peacehealth.org/cmn 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! http://www.kingestate.com/tower-club/

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 www.lavellevineyards.com

Julia – Writing About Eugene’s Wine Scene

 

June 24 – Morning Headlines

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June 24 – Morning Headlines

Tim Chuey Weather: Mostly cloudy this AM, a mix of clouds and sun this afternoon, mostly cloudy tonight, AM clouds, partly cloudy Saturday and Saturday evening, mostly cloudy Saturday night, a mix of clouds and sun Sunday, mostly clear in the evening, then mostly cloudy Sunday night highs 69-74 lows 44-50. Mostly cloudy Monday AM, a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday night, mostly cloudy Tuesday with a (30%) chance of rain, becoming partly cloudy with a (30%) chance of showers Tuesday night, partly cloudy Wednesday with a slight (20%) chance of showers, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Wednesday night, then partly cloudy Thursday with a slight (20%) chance of showers highs 77-69 warming to 72 Thursday lows 52-48. (seasonal averages high 75 low 48)

The Pollen forecast for the Eugene/Springfield Area is for weeds to be low, and trees to be moderate, and Grass to stay to very high. (Provided by Allergy and Asthma Research Group)

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  • No deal in school negotiations
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    The Oregon House unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to pay ranchers for livestock lost to wolves moving into the state.
  • Four Oregonians arrested following undercover drug investigation in three counties
    Four Oregonians arrested following undercover drug investigation in three countiesOregonLive.comBy Tom Hallman Jr., The Oregonian A multi-agency undercover drug investigation that began two months ago ended earlier this week the arrest of four people i…
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    Under a budget approved by legislators, Oregon universities will receive less funding from the state in the coming two years than they received a decade ago. The spending plan for 2011-13 cuts the general fund allocation for the Oregon University Syste…
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  • Ems improve to 5-2 with 5-2 win over Volcanoes
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  • USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships brings thousands back to Eugene
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Wine Down Eugene

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Wine Bars & Wine Shops

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Osteria Sfizio: Sun. Last Sunday Regional Italian Dinner based on cuisine and wine from Campania & Basilicata.

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 Jerry Zybach ; Fri. 6-8p live music by Gus Russell.

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

Sundance Wine Cellars: Fri. 5-7p  themed Frugal Friday wine tasting with Mario; Sat. 5-7p featuring local and regional wineries. Last week was Patchwork Cellars, Opine, & 720 Cellars! Check their facebook page frequently for updates on events and tastings: http://www.facebook.com/winedance

Broadway Wine Merchants: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting weekly, check their website for featured wines and which winemakers will be present http://www.oregonwineandmore.com/friday-night-wine-tasting/

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11p Live Rock by Dominic Valenti. June Art is “La FamiliaA mother/daughter exhibit featuring Karen and Mica Russo.

Ambrosia: Mon.-Fri. 4-6p Happy Hour $4.50 house wines. Check out their award winning wine list: http://www.ambrosiarestaurant.com/assets/0000/0093/ambrosia-winelist.pdf

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 here – ½ off on Tuesdays!! Their fabulous wine list: http://www.zenoncafe.com/wine_list.php

The Washburne Café: Fri. & Sat. All day ~ $1 off all glasses of wine and all microbrews are just $4!

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.

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

Agate Alley Laboratory: Now open Tue.-Sun. 5p-midnight~This is Agate Alley Bistro’s sister restaurant that just opened last week. It’s a must try and their wine list is one not to miss http://www.agatealleylaboratory.com/wine.html

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

Market of Choice: Featured wine 6/17-6/30 Christian Vergier Macon-Villages Cuvée Eros – d a delicious, refreshing Chardonnay just $12.99 a bottle

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

Café Lucky Noodle: Tue. Wine Night – all bottles 35% off Excellent wine list: http://www.luckynoodle.com/lnwines.pdf

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

Sundance Wine Cellars: Sat. 5-7p J Scott Wine Cellars wine tasting with winemaker Jonathan Scott Oberlander.

Granary Wine Bar: Wed. all day $5 glass pour of house white or red

Wineries & Vineyards

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2011 Barrel Tour: Sat. 9:30a-5p $60 per person. Travel in a deluxe charter bus touring 4 wineries. Each winery will serve three wine selections paired with an appetizer.  An educational component will be provided by each of the wineries. June 25th tour visits Domaine Meriwether, Pfeiffer Vineyards, LaVelle Vineyards & High Pass Winery. Call 541-221-8592 to check availability and purchase tickets.

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

Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. 6:30-8:30p Kathy Marshall & Laura Golden take the stage for an evening of folk and Americana music. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and friends for music wine & great food! No cover.

Saginaw Vineyards: Fri. 6-9p Friday Night Live 2011 presents “The Annie Rhoades Band”. 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: www.saginawvineyard.com.

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Fri. 6-9p Twilight Tasting, wine & cheese pairing with Oregon-made artisan cheeses, live music with Jennifer Sennett; Sun. noon-6p Mimosa Sunday, live music on the patio, bring your own brunch

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!

LaVelle Vineyards Winery in Elmira: Fri. 5-9p Friday Night Flights-free flight of wine samplings, live music with Jackie & Jason Cowsill, and food offered by DEVOUR Gourmet Food Cart. Highly suggested Pinot Noir: Matthew’s Reserve!

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

Chateau Lorane: Now open 7 days a week 12-5p Try some of their rare and distinguished wines: Baco Noir, Huxelrebe, Leon Millot, and Melon de Bourgogne. The new Entourage Red Blend is a winner!

Save the Date or Reserve Now

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Saginaw Vineyards: Fri. July 1st 6:30-8:30p “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: www.saginawvineyard.com.

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

Ambrosia: July 6th 5:30-7p – First Wednesday Wine Tasting. Try about 10 wines that have something in common along with special appetizer plates to pair with the wine. $15 per person

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! http://www.kingestate.com/tower-club/

 

Julia for EDN – Writing about Eugene’s Wine Scene

Wine Down Eugene

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Wine Down Eugene  June 15 – 21.

Wine Bars & Wine Shops

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Willie’s @ The Campbell House Inn: Sat. 6p LaVelle Vineyards Winemaker Dinner. 6 courses, 6 wines! $75. Check out the menu!

  • Wild Mushroom Goat Cheese Brushetta paired with Pinot Gris
  • Stuffed Dover Sole with Oregon Bay Shrimp and Thyme Beurre Blanc sauce paired with Riesling
  • Boneless Quail marinated with Lemon Pepper and extra Virgin Olive Oil paired with Matthew’s Reserve Pinot Noir
  • Wild greens with Walnut Sherry Vinaigrette, Raspberries and Goat Cheese paired with Chardonnay
  • Broiled Filet Mignon over Fresh Vegetables and Balsamic Reduction paired with Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Artisan cheese plate paired with Autumn Nectar Dessert Riesling

Marché Provisions: Thu.  “Wine Not-So Basics: Problem Child & Advanced Pairing” Learn how to address difficult pairings: artichokes, asparagus, smoked foods, super-spicy….let us know if you have a particular challenge to address and we’ll try to get to it in this advanced wine pairing class. Reservations required: 541.743.0660; Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting of 4 new wines weekly and 10% off those wines during the tasting.

A Taste Gourmet: Sat. 2p Wine Tasting of Sweet Earth Vineyards during Function 4 Junction in Junction City.

Agate Alley Laboratory: Now open Tue.-Sun. 5p-midnight~This is Agate Alley Bistro’s sister restaurant that just opened last week. It’s a must try and their wine list is one not to miss http://www.agatealleylaboratory.com/wine.html

Sundance Wine Cellars: Fri. 5-7p  themed Frugal Friday wine tasting with Mario; Sat. 5-7p featuring local and regional wineries. Also, free samples of many of their featured wines, as well as ‘pay-to-play’ samples of some of the world’s finest wines.

Broadway Wine Merchants: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting weekly, check their website for featured wines and wineries: http://www.oregonwineandmore.com/ I happened to be there on a Tuesday and joined in on a tasting of 6 outstanding Ravenswood Zinfandel’s. Check their site often!

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11p Live blues by Jerry Zybach

Ambrosia: Mon.-Fri. 4-6p Happy Hour $4.50 house wines. Check out their award winning wine list: http://www.ambrosiarestaurant.com/assets/0000/0093/ambrosia-winelist.pdf

Osteria Sfizio: Sat. Celebrate Sfizio’s 1 year anniversary with live music, discounted wine & cocktails, special anti-pasti plates and more!

Café Zenon: Tues. 50% off bottles of wine; Mon-Fri. 5-6:30p $1 off glasses of wine, house cocktails, and pints of beer. Find King Estate’s Domaine Pinot Gris here – ½ off on Tuesdays!! Their fabulous wine list: http://www.zenoncafe.com/wine_list.php

The Washburne Café: Fri. all day~ Philip’s Phabulous Clam Chowder paired with Sarver Pinot Gris or LaVelle Riesling $9

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.

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 Gus Russell; Fri. 6-8p live music by Jennifer Sennet.

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

Capella Market: Sat. 4-6p Wine Tasting. Current featured winery is Italian winery Monte Tondo.

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

Café Lucky Noodle: Tue. Wine Night – all bottles 35% off Excellent wine list: http://www.luckynoodle.com/lnwines.pdf

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

Granary Wine Bar: Wed. all day $5 glass pour of house white or red

Wineries & Vineyards

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2011 Barrel Tour: Sat. 9:30a-5p $60 per person. Travel in a deluxe charter bus touring 4 wineries. Each winery will serve three wine selections paired with an appetizer.  An educational component will be provided by each of the wineries. June 18th tour visits Benton-Lane, Capitello, Sarver & Sweet Cheeks. Call 541-221-8592 to check availability and purchase tickets.

Sweet Earth Vineyards & Winery: Sun. 12-5p Father’s Day complimentary wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. Dads get free entry to a drawing for a basket of goodies including their logo glasses and hat. Picnic area available, so bring food! All wines $5 per glass this weekend! 24843 Kyle Rd., Monroe.

Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. 6:30-8:30p Craig Einhorn Trio plays Latin Jazz on the stage. Bring lawn chairs and blankets!

Saginaw Vineyards: Fri. 6-9p Friday Night Live 2011 presents “Cowboy Cadillac ”. 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: www.saginawvineyard.com.

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Fri. 6-9p Twilight Tasting, wine & cheese pairing with Oregon-made artisan cheeses, live music; Sun. noon-6p Mimosa Sunday, live music on the patio, bring your own brunch;Tue. 7p – Summer Solstice Celebration. Reggae music by Norma Fraser & Fire Dancers! $10 admission / $8 wine club members. To purchase tickets, visit: http://www.sweetcheekswinery.com/Qstore/Qstore.cgi?CMD=011&PROD=1210389339

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!

LaVelle Vineyards Winery in Elmira: Fri. 5-9p Friday Night Flights-free flight of wine samplings, live music with Austin Bowles & Cynthia Valentine, and food offered by DEVOUR Gourmet Food Cart. Highly suggested Pinot Noir: Matthew’s Reserve!

Noble Estate: Fri. & Sat. Noble Estate will be pouring their wines at the Sisters Wine & Brew Festival at the Village Green in Sisters. For more information: http://www.sisterswineandbrew.com/

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

Chateau Lorane: Now open 7 days a week 12-5p Try some of their rare and distinguished wines: Baco Noir, Huxelrebe, Leon Millot, and Melon de Bourgogne. The new Entourage Red Blend is a winner!

 

Save the Date or Reserve Now

2011 Barrel Tour: Sat. June 25th 9:30a-5p $60 per person. Travel in a deluxe charter bus touring 4 wineries. Each winery will serve three wine selections paired with an appetizer.  An educational component will be provided by each of the wineries. June 25th tour visits Domaine Meriwether, Pfeiffer Vineyards, LaVelle Vineyards & High Pass Winery. Call 541-221-8592 to check availability and purchase tickets.

Osteria Sfizio: Stayed for June’s special dinner menu for the last Sunday of the month when Sfizio offers a special dinner menu based on cuisine and wine from a particular Italian region.

Silvan Ridge: Fri. June 24th 6:30-8:30p Kathy Marshall & Laura Golden take the stage for an evening of folk and Americana music. Free

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

 

Julia – Writing about Eugene’s Wine Scene

Wine Down Eugene

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Wine Down Eugene for June 8 – 14

Wine Bars & Wine Shops

Agate Alley Laboratory: Now open Tue.-Sun. 5p-midnight~This is Agate Alley Bistro’s sister restaurant that just opened last week. It’s a must try and their wine list is one not to miss http://www.agatealleylaboratory.com/wine.html

Sundance Wine Cellars: Fri. 5-7p  themed Frugal Friday wine tasting with Mario; Sat. 5-7p featuring local and regional wineries. Also, free samples of many of their featured wines, as well as ‘pay-to-play’ samples of some of the world’s finest wines.

Ambrosia: Mon.-Fri. 4-6p Happy Hour $4.50 house wines. Check out their award winning wine list: http://www.ambrosiarestaurant.com/assets/0000/0093/ambrosia-winelist.pdf

Café Zenon: Tues. 50% off bottles of wine; Mon-Fri. 5-6:30p $1 off glasses of wine, house cocktails, and pints of beer. Find King Estate’s Domaine Pinot Gris here – ½ off on Tuesdays!! Their fabulous wine list: http://www.zenoncafe.com/wine_list.php

The Washburne Café: Fri. 5-8p Second Friday Art Walk featuring LaVelle Vineyards Wine Tasting with special art walk pricing, Art show by Paula Goodbar, live music by Slightly Retro Jazz and food specials.

Café 440: Wed. Wine Flights for the month of June: White Flight-Italian Pinot Grigio’s. Red Flight-French Cote du Rhones.

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 Gus Russell.

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

Café Soriah: Wed. Celebrate Wine Wednesdays! All day ½ off bottles of wine, including notable names such as: BrickHouse, Capitello, King Estate, Broadley and more!

Café Lucky Noodle: Tue. Wine Night – all bottles 35% off Excellent wine list: http://www.luckynoodle.com/lnwines.pdf

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

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11p Tim McGlaughlin presents great music with a revolving cast of players. Wine tasting and snacks!

Marché Provisions: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting of 4 new wines weekly and 10% off those wines during the tasting.  Marché usually posts their featured wines on Fridays via their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/March%C3%A9-Provisions/357104606536

Granary Wine Bar: Wed. all day $5 glass pour of house white or red

Wineries & Vineyards

Sarver Winery: Sat. 3-6p. 1st Wine Club pick-up & casual potluck in the courtyard. Not a wine club member yet? Call the winery at 541-935-2979

Noble Estate: Daily 12-5p, experience Noble Estate award winning wines in their tasting room and NEW patio with an incredible view – Noble Estate is one the closest wineries to Eugene!

Saginaw Vineyards: Fri. 6-9p~Friday Night Live 2011 presents “Kelly Thibodeaux Duo”. 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: www.saginawvineyard.com.

Pfeiffer Vineyards: Wed. – Sun. 11a-5p  Order a glass (or bottle) of wine and enjoy their new Water Garden -4 terraced ponds and waterfalls set in the vineyard~gorgeous!

LaVelle Vineyards Winery in Elmira: Fri. 5-9p Friday Night Flights-free flight of wine samplings, live music with Jerry Zybahc & Barbara Healy, and food offered by DEVOUR Gourmet Food Cart. Highly suggested Pinot Noir: Matthew’s Reserve!

Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. & Sat. open until 9p & serving up their delicious locally made wood-fired pizzas, salads, cheeseplates and cheesecake!! Try the Viognier-great summer wine!

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

Chateau Lorane: Now open 7 days a week 12-5p Try some of their rare and distinguished wines: Baco Noir, Huxelrebe, Leon Millot, and Melon de Bourgogne. The new Entourage Red Blend is a winner!

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Fri. 6-9p Twilight Tasting, wine & cheese pairing with Oregon-made artisan cheeses, live music; Sun. noon-6p Mimosa Sunday, live music on the patio, bring your own brunch.

Save the Date or Reserve Now

Heidi Tunnell Catering Company – June 11th Barn Dinner: Sat. 6p Join Boedecker Cellars at Heidi’s family farm for an unforgettable experience. Reservations required. http://heiditunnellcatering.com/reccuring-events/barn-dinners/

Marché Provisions: Thu. June 16th ~ “Wine Not-So Basics: Problem Child & Advanced Pairing” Learn how to address difficult pairings: artichokes, asparagus, smoked foods, super-spicy….let us know if you have a particular challenge to address and we’ll try to get to it in this advanced wine pairing class. Reservations required: 541.743.0660

Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. June 17th 6:30-8:30p Craig Einhorn Trio plays Latin Jazz on the stage. Bring lawn chairs and blankets!

2011 Barrel Tour: Sat. June 18th 9:30a-5p $60 per person. Travel in a deluxe charter bus touring 4 wineries. Each winery will serve three wine selections paired with an appetizer.  An educational component will be provided by each of the wineries. June 18th tour visits Benton-Lane, Capitello, Sarver & Sweet Cheeks. Call 541-221-8592 to check availability and purchase tickets.

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Tue. Jun 21 – Summer Solstice Celebration. Reggae music by Norma Fraser & Fire Dancers! $10 admission / $8 wine club members.

Osteria Sfizio: Stayed for June’s special dinner menu for the last Sunday of the month when Sfizio offers a special dinner menu based on cuisine and wine from a particular Italian region.

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

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Wine Down Eugene : June 1 – June 7.

Wine Bars & Wine Shops

The Broadway Wine & Deli: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting featuring Rogue Valley’s Trium wines – sample their Pinot Gris, Grenache Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon and a wonderful red blend, Grower’s Cuvee. Check out http://www.triumwines.com/

A Taste Gourmet (Junction City): Fri. 5:30-7p Free wine tasting featuring wines from 4 different regions of Oregon. www.atastegourmet.com

Agate Alley Laboratory: Thu. 5p-12a Agate Alley’s brand new sister restaurant opens their doors this Thursday! Their wine list is one not to miss http://www.agatealleylaboratory.com/wine.html

Ambrosia: Wed. 5:30-7p 1st Wednesday Wine Tasting~ “All Italian Tasting” featuring 10 wines from small Italian Vineyards. $15 per person including small plate appetizers.

Café 440: Wed. Wine Flights for the month of June: White Flight-Italian Pinot Grigio’s. Red Flight-French Cote du Rhones.

The Washburne Café: Fri. & Sat. all day~ Philip’s Phabulous Clam Chowder paired with Sarver Winery Pinot Gris or LaVelle Riesling $9; Bottles to go too! Sarver Pinot Gris, LaVelle Riesling, J. Scott Syrah & Avante, and Patchwork Cellars Pinot Noir.

LaVelle Club Room at 5th Street Market: Tues. 5-7p ½ off glass pours for Tasty TuesdaWomen’s Networking Group; Wed. 5-8p ½off glass pours for ladies; Thurs. 6-8p Live music with Gus Russell ; Fri. 6-8p live music by Skip Jones.

Café Soriah: Wed. Celebrate Wine Wednesdays! All day ½ off bottles of wine, including notable names such as: BrickHouse, Capitello, King Estate, Broadley and more!

Sundance Wine Cellars: Featured wine is Remy 2007 Rogue Valley Syrah $25.95; Special buy going on right now: Pappas Wine Co. (Second label for Boedecker Cellars) 2008 Pinot Noir only $15.95! Great Pinot, excellent price.

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

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

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

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11p Live music, wine tasting and snacks!

Café Zenon: Tues. 50% off bottles of wine; Mon-Fri. 5-6:30p $1 off glasses of wine, house cocktails, and pints of beer.

Marché Provisions: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting of 4 new wines weekly and 10% off those wines during the tasting.  Marché usually posts their featured wines on Fridays via their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/March%C3%A9-Provisions/357104606536

Granary Wine Bar: Wed. all day $5 glass pour of house white or red

 

Wineries & Vineyards

2011 Barrel Tour: Sat. 9:30a-5p $60 per person. Travel in a deluxe charter bus touring 4 wineries. Each winery will serve three wine selections paired with an appetizer.  An educational component will be provided by each of the wineries. June 4th tour visits King Estate Winery, Saginaw Vineyard, Chateau Lorane, and Iris Vineyard. Call 541-221-8592 to check availability and purchase tickets.

Sarver Winery: Thur.-Sun. 12-8p. Enjoy an unparalleled view and an extensive glass pour list.  Sarver ‘08 Pinot Noir receives a Gold Medal at the Oregon Wine Awards! Stay tuned for a list of summertime events. Summer hours coming soon: open 7 days a week, 12p-8p.

Saginaw Vineyards: Fri. 6-9p~Friday Night Live 2011 presents “Left Turn Only”. 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: www.saginawvineyard.com.

Pfeiffer Vineyards: Wed. – Sun. 11a-5p  Order a glass (or bottle) of wine and enjoy their new Water Garden -4 terraced ponds and waterfalls set in the vineyard~gorgeous!

LaVelle Vineyards Winery in Elmira: Fri. 5-9p Friday Night Flights-free flight of wine samplings, live music with Jennifer Sennett, and food offered by DEVOUR Gourmet Food Cart. Highly suggested Pinot Noir: Matthew’s Reserve!

Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. & Sat. open until 9p & serving up their delicious locally made wood-fired pizzas, salads, cheeseplates and cheesecake!!

Chateau Lorane: Now open 7 days a week 12-5p Try some of their rare and distinguished wines: Baco Noir, Huxelrebe, Leon Millot, and Melon de Bourgogne. The new Entourage Red Blend is a winner!

Noble Estate: Daily 12-5p, experience Noble Estate award winning wines in their tasting room. Noble Estate is one the closest wineries to Eugene!

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Fri. 6-9p Twilight Tasting, wine & cheese pairing with Oregon-made artisan cheeses, live music; Sun. noon-6p Mimosa Sunday, live music on the patio, bring your own brunch.

Save the Date or Reserve Now

Heidi Tunnell Catering Company – June 11th Barn Dinner: 6p Join Boedecker Cellars at Heidi’s family farm for an unforgettable experience. Reservations required. http://heiditunnellcatering.com/reccuring-events/barn-dinners/

Sarver Winery: June 11th 3p-6p. 1st Wine Club pick-up & casual potluck in the courtyard. Not a wine club member yet? Call the winery at 541-935-2979

Marché Provisions: Thu. June 16th ~ “Wine Not-So Basics: Problem Child & Advanced Pairing” Learn how to address difficult pairings: artichokes, asparagus, smoked foods, super-spicy….let us know if you have a particular challenge to address and we’ll try to get to it in this advanced wine pairing class. Reservations required: 541.743.0660

Silvan Ridge Winery: Fri. June 17th 6:30-8:30p Craig Einhorn Trio plays Latin Jazz on the stage. Bring lawn chairs and blankets!

South Willamette Wineries Barrel Tour: June 18th 9:30a-5p. Visit Benton-Lane, Capitello, Sarver Winery and Sweet Cheeks. $60 per person. Almost sold out – reserve now: http://www.southwillamettewineries.com/events/barrel-tour/

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Tue. Jun 21 – Summer Solstice Celebration. Reggae music by Norma Fraser & Fire Dancers! $10 admission / $8 wine club members.

Osteria Sfizio: Stayed for June’s special dinner menu for the last Sunday of the month when the menu is based on cuisine and wine from a particular Italian region.

Julia – Writing about Eugene’s Wine Scene

 


 

Which Winery Will Wine Down Your Memorial Weekend?

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Benton-Lane Winery

Memorial Day Weekend Winery Open Houses
May 28th, 29th, & 30th

Blue skies and warm days are on their way, and local wineries will be swinging their doors open for one of the South Willamette Valley’s highly anticipated and most celebrated 3 day wine events: Memorial Day Weekend Winery Open Houses. It’s the official kick-off to the summer season at the wineries; featuring, special releases, barrel tastings, live music, artisan treats and an endless flow of their locally, hand crafted wine- from Pinot Noir and Petit Syrah to Huxelrebe and Sweet Rosé. Each winery entices us to head their way for a number of reasons, so here’s a list of what they’ll be indulging us with this 2011 Memorial Day Weekend:

Benton-Lane Winery: Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11a-5p. $10 admission includes logo glass and gourmet tapas. Live music with Jerome Monaco Saturday and Sunday- 12:30-4:30p. Gourmet Pizza Tapas on Monday. Also hosting the new Ebony Wines-grown in Oregon’s rockiest vineyards! www.benton-lane.com

Brigadoon Wine Company: Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11a-4p. Enjoy a Pinot-Picnic in the Park. Bring a lunch, chairs or a blanket & sample the Shown families 3 delicious Pinot’s while relaxing in a beautiful park-like setting at the Brigadoon Wine Co. property. FREE admission www.brigadoonwineco.com

Chateau Lorane's Lake Louise

Chateau Lorane: Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11:30a-5:30p. $10 admission includes logo glass (free under 21). Taste over 20 different wines, live music, art festival, delicious food available for purchase provided by Flavors Catering. All this on the shores of the beautiful Lake Louise! Rain or Shine. www.chateaulorane.com

Domaine Meriwether: Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11a-4p. $10 fee for 4 tastes of wine and a plate of food. Live music www.meriwetherwines.com

Capitello Wines will be featured at Domaine Meriwether! www.capitellowines.com

Iris Vineyards: Open Saturday, Sunday, Monday 11a-5p. Free wine tasting all 3 days! 25% discount on case purchases, including mixed cases. www.irisvineyards.com

King Estate: Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday. New releases & restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner. www.kingestate.com

The deck at LaVelle Vineyards

LaVelle Vineyards: Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, enjoy live performances by the 5 piece band-‘Concrete Loveseat’ on Sunday and Monday. Delectable food will be catered by Field to Table. www.lavellevineyards.com

Noble Estate Vineyard & Winery: Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 12-5p, live acoustic music Saturday & Sunday. $5 tasting fee which includes 6 wines- fee waived with a bottle purchase. www.nobleestatevineyard.com

Pfeiffer Winery: Open Wednesday – Monday 11a-5p, offering Italian Chocolates & appetizer’s with wine tasting. Private Pinot Clinics will be held in the Grotto every 90 minutes. Owners Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer will be your guides with barrel tasting of their 2010 Pinot Noir Futures and official release of the highly anticipated 2008 Blue Dot Pinot Noir Reserve. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy their water garden falls and streams.  www.pfeiffervineyards.com

RainSong Vineyard: Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 12-5p. Featuring new releases, 20% case discounts, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and barrel tasting! Admission is FREE. www.rainsongvineyard.com

The tasting room red barn at Saginaw Vineyard

Saginaw Vineyard: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11a-5p, but open late Friday for live music with Timothy Patrick 6p-9p www.saginawvineyard.com

Silvan Ridge Winery: Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 12-6p wine tasting, live music, sales on wine; Sat. 2-5p “The Valley Boys” Live; Sun. 2-5p “Just Say Yes” Live; Mon. 2-5p “Apropos” Live. FREE admission

Sarver Winery: Open Saturday, Sunday, Monday 12-8p, complimentary tastings paired with cheese and chocolate.  www.sarverwinery.com

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Open Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 12-6p, Live Music by “Taste”, food available for purchase, wine specials, and an art festival. New vintages of Rosy Cheeks and Riesling will be available & admission is free www.sweetcheekswinery.com

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Company: Friday 6-9p live music; Saturday 3-9p live music starts at 6p; Sunday 3-7p; $7 tasting fee for flight of 7 wines. Light snacks. www.territorialvineyards.com

Opine Cellars wines will also be available to sample at Territorial.

We are truly blessed to be in the midst of these unparalleled wineries of the South Willamette Valley. Thanks to the efforts and hard work of all the people involved in meticulously planning these fun-filled Memorial Day Weekend events, there will be loads of fun to be had by all.

But, know this: Before I blow off the dust from my flip flops and sun-glasses, and unpack the boxes that have housed my favorite t-shirts and shorts for the last 8 months, I’ll take a moment to remember those who have fallen in battle fulfilling their obligation to the great country in which I live. The freedoms that I enjoy everyday are protected and ensured by men and women who have put their lives on the line to protect my country and what it stands for.  After a moment of silence and heartfelt gratitude so deserving of our military, I’ll be ready to swirl, sip, and savor all that our stellar local wineries have to offer, and I will raise a glass to our American heroes.

Cheers to my Dad, my hero: Lt. Col. Maurice H. Leiser, 1954 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Dedicated to God, his beloved family, and the United States Army–he is forever in my heart. 1931-2009.

Julia – Writing about Eugene’s Wine Scene

Wine Down Eugene

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Eugene’s Wine Scene May 11-May 17

Wine Bars

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. 5-11p Live originals blending rock, acoustic, blues and jazz by Strange Charm, starts around 7p.

The Washburne Café:  Fri. 5-8p Second Friday Art Walk & 1 Year Anniversary Celebration featuring live music by Halie Loren, free wine tasting & gift basket drawing by Melrose Vineyards, art show by watercolor artist Linda Abblett. Open late for dinner.  Try the fabulous Lobster Bisque with a glass of Melrose Vineyards Pinot Gris!

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 Tita Luisa ; Fri. 6-8p live music by Gus Russell.

The Broadway Wine & Deli: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting-House Picks & Pours

Jiffy Market: Fri. 5-7p wine tasting

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

Ambrosia: Mon-Fri. 4-6p Happy Hour $4.50 House Wines

Café Zenon: Tues. 50% off bottles of wine; Mon-Fri. 5-6:30p $1 off glasses of wine, house cocktails, and pints of beer.

Café 440: Wed. all day Wine Flights featuring Chateau Ste Michelle. 3 tastes for $10.50

Granary Wine Bar: Wed. all day $5 glass pour of house white or red

Red Agave: check out their impressive wine list: http://www.redagave.net/index.php/menus/wine

Café Soriah: Wed. all day ½ off bottles of wine.

 

Wineries & Vineyards

Domaine Meriwether: 10a-4p Wings and Wine Festival, Saturday 14th: birding walks and educational speakers. Sailing, kayak and canoe tours. Live Raptor’s and children’s activities. Wine tasting with outstanding local wineries  www.wingsandwinefestival.com

LaVelle Vineyards Winery in Elmira: Fr. 5-9p Friday Night Flights-free flight of wine samplings, live music by Jerry Zybach, food offered b y DEVOUR Gourmet Food Cart. Highly suggested Pinot Noir: Matthew’s Reserve!

Chateau Lorane: Now open 7 days a week 12-5p Try some of their rare and distinguished wines: Baco Noir, Huxelrebe, Marechal Foch, Leon Millot, and Melon de Bourgogne

Sarver Winery: Join their new Wine Club! Head out to the winery for details or call 541-935-2979

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Fri. 6-9p Twilight Tasting, wine & cheese pairing with Oregon-made artisan cheeses, live music; Sun. noon-6p Mimosa Sunday, live music on the patio, bring your own brunch.

King Estate Winery: May 12-19 Wine Spectator Grand Tour- King Estate will pour its top scoring selections along side the world’s finest wineries on this three city tour in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Boston. For information and to purchase tickets: www.winespectator.com/micro/show?id=41573

 

Reserve Now

Saginaw Vineyard: Fri. May 27th 6-9p, live music with Timothy Patrick

Silvan Ridge Winery: Back by popular demand: Open until 9p on Fridays starting June 3rd. Delicious wood fired pizzas starting on June 3rd as well!

Wine Down Eugene