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.
Omaha’s premiere wine event attracts New and Old World producers pouring their wares in support of several deserving charities. We are grateful to be part of vinNEBRASKA’s 2019 lineup and look forward to sharing our wines, visiting with our Midwest fans, and giving back to the community at large.
The spring weekend will begin with a vintner reception and gourmet dinner on Friday, during which guests can visit with winemakers. On Saturday, the event will go public with an expansive tasting followed by a silent and live auction. Auction items include vacations and special selections from participating producers.
Charities include Partnership 4 Kids, Ronald McDonald House, American Cancer Society, and Omaha Public Schools Foundation. Over its 30-year history, vinNEBRASKA has raised more than $3 million for such groups.
Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction has become a blockbuster soiree for the local wine community. Set in the nearby Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, this auction for the trade highlights the ever-growing status of the Willamette Valley and its coveted wines. We will be among 80 local wineries involved, together combining to show both the quality and the diversity of our incredible appellation. The auction will be prefaced by several Friday attractions, including an immersion seminar and welcome tasting.
The Pinot Noirs for the 2019 auction are entirely from the 2017 vintage and come in five, ten, and 20-case lots. They are tremendously exclusive and represent some of the top Willamette Valley wines of the vintage. Individual lots can earn well into the five figures. Last year’s auction total surpassed a remarkable $800,000.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, the region’s leading wine marketing agency.
It’s easy to forget that not every metropolitan area has world-class wines right in its backyard. Pinot in the City: Boston allows us to bring the Willamette Valley tasting experience directly to Boston, 3,000 miles away.
Conceived by the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, this event series uproots a sizable section of the resident industry and replants it in cities all over the United States. Winemakers and winery owners mingle one-on-one with attendees over tastings of new and library wines alongside small bites. Past installments have been held in Chicago, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles.
Playing host for the evening is the Castle at Park Plaza, a dazzling structure dating back to 1741 set in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Archery Summit Winemaker Ian Burch will be on hand to share new wines and exchange stories.
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.