Throughout the year, we will be participating in wine events around the country. Please visit our National Events to find out if we are participating in an event near you.
The Willamette Valley has established itself as one of the world’s most exciting places for Pinot Noir. Pinot in the City brings an expansive taste of the region to cities all over the country, with vintners on hand to reveal the backstories to their lauded work.
We can’t wait to pour some of our prized wines in Chicago. The caliber of craft on hand, served by some of the valley’s finest vintners and personalities, is rivaled only by a lengthy visit to Oregon wine country itself.
The event series, engineered by the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, returns to Chicago for another in-demand Pinot Noir showcase. Producers will pour current releases and library wines, served with wine-friendly bites. Pinot in the City: Chicago takes place at the wonderfully renovated Morgan Manufacturing Building, an elegant industrial space in Chicago’s West Loop.
For Pinot Noir producers and proponents alike, the International Pinot Noir Celebration is the hottest ticket around. Every July, Linfield College in McMinnville becomes headquarters for this legendary event. Winemakers from Europe and both Americas descend on the small liberal arts college campus for three days of Pinot Noir exploration.
Some 60 chefs and more than 70 featured wineries participate, shedding tremendous light on Pinot Noir’s prominence and versatility. We are humbled to take part and couldn’t be happier that the world’s most admired Pinot Noir conclave occurs just a few short miles from our estate.
IPNC features a few signature events, including Passport to Pinot and the Salmon Bake. The former is a sprawling outdoor tasting; the latter is an extravagant feast built around alder-smoked wild salmon and dazzling wines from long-ago vintages.
Wineries know that some of the hardest work is carried out in the vineyard. Since 1992, ¡Salud! has taken this to heart by auctioning wines for vineyard workers’ health care at a spirited event every November.
We are among 40 area wineries submitting custom Pinot Noir lots to the greater ¡Salud! good. The weekend kicks off with a grand tasting and silent auction on Friday, followed by the black-tie main affair on Saturday.
The record-breaking 2018 event raised over $1 million for the region’s vital vineyard laborers. Many of these field hands lack basic health care, and the mighty mission of ¡Salud! has always been to remedy that. Hundreds of laborers have received worksite health screenings, diabetes treatment, vaccinations, and more over the auction’s 28-year history.