The evenings are lasting longer and we’re storing our sweaters away for the season. It’s not just patio season, but wine dinner season. Let the sun set as you raise up a glass at one of these upcoming early summer wine dinners in Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Region of the Year. With scenic vineyards and amazing food so close to Portland, there’s no reason not to kick-off summer right.
Nordic Dinner at Ponzi Vineyards
May 19 & 20 | $175 per person
Just as Oregon is known for its innovative spirit in winemaking, Denmark is renowned for its inventive cuisine. The two entities join forces with two epic wine dinners at Ponzi Vineyards. The winery welcomes chefs from Denmark’s famed Teknisk Skole Silkeborg culinary program to play with our local bounty of ingredients and flavors.
Beers, Brats, and Pinot at Patton Valley Vineyards
May 27 & 28 | varying tasting fees
You don’t have to choose between wine and beer because—here’s the thing—they’re both great, especially when made by local winemakers and brewers. Patton Valley Vineyards heartily agrees, which they will demonstrate through a Memorial Day weekend special of beer on tap, special flights of Pinot and tasty snacks.
Valley Commissary Lunch at Raptor Ridge Winery
June 11 | $55 per person
One of McMinnville’s favorite eateries makes the Tualatin Valley its home for one day with a special lunch at Raptor Ridge Winery. The Valley Commissary team will whip up a delightful spread of seasonal bites, finishing off the decadent lunch with a rhubarb galette.
Pig and Pinot at Plum Hill Vineyards
June 18 | cost TBD
Treat dear old dad to a great Father’s Day meal at Plum Hill Vineyards. The winery’s annual feast appeals to the meat-loving men of our lives with a mouth-watering pig roast with all the trimmings. And of course, roast pig pairs beautifully with Plum Hill’s wines.
Which wine dinner will you attend in the Tualatin Valley? First book the dinner, then book your hotel stay.