August 7-9, 2015: Bite of Oregon – Wine Tastes Better Here!

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Did you know that . . .

• Oregon ranks second to California to the number of wineries, with 314.
• Pinot Noir is Oregon’s most noted wine. No other area in the New World has a climate as ideal as the Willamette Valley for producing this elegant and complex red wine.
• Pinot Gris is the most widely planted white wine in Oregon. There are 1,813 acres of the grape planted, with most vines coming from Alsace, France by pioneer winemakers.
• There are more than 718 vineyards in Oregon.
• More than 40 varieties of wines are produced in Oregon, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.


Wine Bar Presented by SE Wine Collective

Near the Garden Stage and Beer Garden at the North end of the event, you’ll find the Wine Bar Presented by SE Wine Collective. The SE Wine Collective is a unique multifaceted urban winery that was designed to bring together sustainable like-minded wineries and establish a venue for custom crush wine production. The Collective has created several wines specifically for Bite of Oregon attendees:  2013 Collective Rose of Pinot Noir, 2013 “Bite of Oregon” Red, 2013 Collective Pinot Noir and “Bite of Oregon” White. Come experience Portland’s Urban Winery culture at The Bite!


2015 Wineries Coming Soon

The 2015 Wine Pavilion will once again feature a wide variety of wineries representing the diverse micro-climate regions of Oregon. Wineries are located under the cool shade trees of the Waterfront Park adjacent to  Oregon Chef Stage with spectacular views of the Willamette River. Sample some great wines and listen to the sounds from some talented local musicians. Enjoy outstanding Oregon Pinots, Chardonnays, Cabernets, Merlots, and many other wines that will tease

Come Taste our Wine at McMinnville Wine & Food Classic

Enjoy the culinary variety and relaxed atmosphere. Watch some of the area’s best Chefs in the Northwest demonstrate their skills. Talk with winemakers and vintners and learn the intricacies of their trade. Purchase by the taste, glass, bottle or case. Visit with the artisans and view their work which is available for purchase. First 1000 Attendees will receive a free wine glass on Friday. See you at the Evergreen Space Museum!

Hood Crest Winery at 21st Annual Spring Beer & Wine Fest – April 3 & 4

Tickets Now On Sale!
21st Annual Spring Beer & Wine Fest
Friday, April 3 & Saturday, April 4, 2015
Oregon Convention Center

All packages purchased in advance include express admission into the festival plus a beer glass/mug, or wine glass, and tokens.
Tokens are priced at $1 each and are needed to enjoy beer or wine
The first 500 get free admission on Friday only.

Hood Crest Winery at the “Taste of Oregon” Wine Exhibit! Feb 28 – April 17

Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine

This traveling exhibit curated by the Oregon Historical Society tells the story and history of Oregon wine and the people who made it possible. Learn the importance of wine making to Oregon’s past, present, and future.

A Taste of Oregon Wine & History February 28th – April 17

Eat, drink, and celebrate the agricultural history and Oregon local pride. We present a wonderful evening of local wine tasting from Hood Crest WineryViento WinesGarnier Vineyards from a custom wine glass made specially for this Gala.

Wine Tasting Events are held every other Friday, 5-7pm. Featuring new wineries every tasting.

April 24, 25 & 26, 2015: Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival


April 24, 25 & 26, 2015

(Held on the final, full weekend of April every year.)


We invite you to join us at the 33rd Annual Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival to enjoy great coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, wine tasting and more!

Festival Hours:
Friday, April 24, 4:00pm – 9:00pm
$10 Adult Admission
$5 Child Admission (ages 5-12)
(Families with young children are encouraged to attend Sunday when there are smaller crowds – Admission is 1/2 off on Sunday & Children are Free)

Saturday, April 25, 10:00am – 8:00pm
$10 Adult Admission
$5 Child Admission (ages 5-12)
(Families with young children are encouraged to attend Sunday when there are smaller crowds – Admission is 1/2 off on Sunday & Children are Free)

Sunday, April 26, 11:00am – 4:00pm
$5 Adult Admission
FREE Child Admission (ages 5-12)
FREE Military Admission (Active Duty Military ID Requested)

The Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival is located at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds on Highway 202 about 4 miles from the junction of Highway 101 in Astoria. The physical address is 92937 Walluski Loop in Astoria.

No pets allowed.

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT: 2015 Schedule to be announced

Join the event on Facebook!

by Regina Willkie on October 14, 2014


April 2015: Columbia Gorge Wine Passport Month

Date:  April 2015
Location: Varies by event and winery, see below
Hours: Varies by event and winery, see below
Our 7th annual Passport Event celebrates Gorge Wine throughout the month of April!
Your purchased Passport is your access pass to exclusive offers, incredible discounts and unique experiences at 24 Gorge wineries all April long, including three very special, wine-focused weekend events at participating wineries.

Passport holders receive amazing deals at our Oregon and Washington wineries with deep discounts, food pairings, barrel tastings, reserve tastings, and more. Enjoy a relaxing day, memorable weekend, or multiple weekends touring around the wild beauty of the Columbia Gorge.

Passports are $25 and also include lodging and dining specials. Passports will be available available for purchase online starting February 27 or at participating wineries in mid March.

Columbia Gorge: Portland Grand Tasting April 10th

Food & Wine Weekend April 11th & 12th

Gorge Grapes Weekend April 18th & 19th

Barrel & Reserve Tasting Weekend April 25th & 26th

Download Gorge Wine touring map & brochure

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