Portland, OR, May 17, 2023 … Oregon Wine Month may be at the halfway point, but Oregon wine lovers still have time to take advantage of the plethora of Oregon events including wine tasting and learning this May. Now in its 15th year, Oregon Wine Month celebrates the quality and diversity of Oregon wine through engaging in events and experiences happening all across the state.
The Oregon wine calendar of events is packed this May. Here’s a sampling of ones to come, divided into major winemaking regions of the Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon, Columbia Gorge, Walla Walla, and Eastern Oregon with Snake River Valley and Columbia Valley AVAs.
Newberg, May 20: Celebrate the re-opening of Flaneur’s Blue Barn at La Belle Promenade Vineyard for an open house style party. Admission includes a flight of five new release wines.
Dayton, May 20: The first annual event of its kind, AAPI Food & Wine Fest attendees can enjoy curated bites from AAPI-owned Portland restaurants paired with wineries: Toki, Matta, HeyDay, Baon Kainan, Kim Jong Grillin, Bhuna, KauKau, Magna Kusina, Sibeiho and Sunrice, CHO Wines, Et Filles, Evening Land, Hundred Suns and Shiba Wichern.
Dundee, May 20-21: Nysa Vineyard offers a special vertical flight of Leda’s Reserve Pinot noir from vintages of 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 of their popular reserve wine from the original plantings in 1990. New spring releases wines as well, including sparkling wine.
More events to enjoy in the Willamette Valley:
Yamhill, May 20: Fairsing Vineyard spring release wines with a seated tasting and wine flights
Dundee, May 20: Sauvage – An Exploration of Oregon Sauvignon Blanc with Durant Vineyards, Sokol Blosser, Patricia Green Cellars, Division Wine Co, Laurel Ridge Winery, King Estate, Iterum, J. Christopher, Andrew Rich, Matzinger Davies.
Portland, May 21: 16 PDX winemakers pouring at the ninth annual PDX Urban Wine Experience
Dayton, May 21: Dennison Cellars 2022 rose release party with four wine tasting flight paired with handmade chocolate truffles and Los Kopitos bites.
Portland, May 21: Five course dinner at Noble Rot with Helioterra Wines and Iliamina Fish Co.
Wilsonville, May 25: Winemaker’s Dinner Series at The Kitchen at Middleground Farms with Lange.
Hillsboro, May 26: Tent tasting among the Oaks seated wine tasting guided by Winemaker Dave Cho and co-founder Lois Cho of CHO Wines
Newberg, May 27: Weekend wine tasting at Natalie’s Estate with wine tasting and complimentary charcuterie.
Dallas, May 27: Illahe Vineyards Memorial Weekend Open House in brand new tasting room.
McMinnville, May 27: Indie Wine Mixer Open House feat. 20 indie Oregon wineries, all in one spot.
Turner, May 27: Willamette Valley Vineyards seated tastings with special five-wine Oregon Wine Month flight and keepsake glass.
The Rogue Valley and the Umpqua shine in May. Here’s a sample of what’s going on, and for full event listings visit Rogue Valley Wine Country and Umpqua Wine events.
Jacksonville, May 19: Daisy Creek Vineyard, Live music with Nick Garett Powell and winetasting.
Applegate, May 20: Celebrate growing season with a self-guided tour of the Applegate Valley Wine Country with 17 Applegate Valley wineries at the Uncorked Barrel Tour.
Roseburg, May 26-27: Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards release of 2021 Grenache.
Cave Junction, May 27-29: Winemaker’s choice Library Tasting at Foris with wines of Stephanie Pao’s choosing May 27th, 28th, and 29th, fun and educational experience.
Roseburg, May 27-28: Memorial Day Weekend Open House at Abacela winetasting + keepsake glass.
Medford, May 29: Salmon Bake at DANCIN with live music from Jeff Kloetzel. Reservations required.
Columbia Gorge and Bend
Hood River, May 18: Phelps Creek Tasting Room All Jazz Considered…
Mosier, May 18: Analemma Wines hosts The Many Faces of Syrah, different styles of this grape.
Sunriver, May 20: 5th annual Art Meets Wine in the High Desert at the SHARC Grand Finale
Walla Walla Valley
Milton Freewater, May 20: Kiwanis Summer Kickoff Beer and Wine Fest.
Walla Walla, May 24: Wine + Bingo game night at the Trolley House by Browne Family Vineyards.
Walla Walla, May 19: Women for Women International Meet and Greet at DAMA wines.
Eastern Oregon with Snake River Valley and Columbia Valley AVAs
Baker City, May 18: Baker City Downtown Wine Walk. Keepsake logo wine glass and a map of where to get your sip and shop on — All participating businesses will serve samples of different beverages.
John Day, May 19: Grant County Grape and Grain Wine Tasting beer and wine, chocolate and cheese and honey tastings
The Dalles, May 26: The Parent Trap movie shows on the big screen at Sunshine Mill winery. Complete with appetizer menu and wines.
Hungry for more ideas? Visit https://www.oregonwine.org/events-programs/oregon-wine-month/
About the Oregon Wine Board
The Oregon Wine Board is a semi-independent Oregon state agency managing marketing, research and education initiatives that support and advance the Oregon wine and wine grape industry. The Board works on behalf of all Oregon wineries and independent growers throughout the state’s diverse winegrowing regions. Visit oregonwine.org
Sarah Murdoch, Oregon Wine Board
Interim Director of Communications
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