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Thanksgiving Wine Weekend

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Thanksgiving Wine Country Weekend

The wineries of the Tualatin Valley, located in the northern Willamette Valley, open their doors to the public for wine tastings, previews of new wine releases, food pairings and samplings, live entertainment and more.

Enjoy this annual tradition, at these estate wineries–including many that are not open to the public year-round–share their new releases and offer library tastings in a festive atmosphere. Tasting fees apply.

A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery  
Tasting Fee $10 | Hours: Friday-Sunday, 12-5:30pm
Enjoy the annual open house in a charming setting to enjoy A Blooming Hill’s estate Pinot noirs, Whites and Port. Blooming Hill also will share abundant treats, fire place, patio (if it’s warm!), art, jewelry and select gift items for the holidays. Live music on Friday and Saturday.

Alloro Vineyard
Tasting Fee $15/pp or $25/pp for Reserve Tasting | Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
Come to Alloro and taste current releases along with some charcuterie ($15pp). For the Pinot Noir lover, enjoy a pre-release tasting in the wine cave of Alloro’s special 2014 Reserve Pinot noir wines ($25pp).

Apolloni Vineyards
Tasting Fee $10-$15 | Hours: Friday-Saturday 11am-5pm; Tasting room open Sunday 11am-5pm
Just 30 minutes from downtown Portland! Barrel taste in Apolloni’s wine cave, shop and sample at the Holiday Market showcasing local vendors with artisan food and products. Enjoy bubbles, Estate Pinot noir, whites and Italian-style wines.

Árdíri Winery & Vineyards
Tasting Fee $10 | Hours: Friday & Saturday, 11am-7pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Named one of the top 10 wineries with a view, cozy up at Ardiri’s fire tables on Thanksgiving Weekend & enjoy our 2012 Pinot noirs with handcrafted chocolates from Smitten Truffles. Maiale di Volo will join us for wood-fired pizzas on Saturday afternoon.

Beckham Estate Vineyard
Tasting Fee $10 | Hours: Friday & Saturday, 11am-5pm. Sunday, 12-4pm.
Taste handcrafted, limited production, estate grown wines in Beckham Estate’s intimate tasting room & ceramic gallery. Enjoy newly released 2013 Dow’s Pinot noir, A.D. Beckham Amphora Pinot gris and current release wines, all paired with local bites.

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate
Tasting Fee $15 | Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
Join Bill and Sheila Blakeslee on this glorious fall weekend, and treat your senses to the very best. The Blakeslees believe in artistry, elegance, sustainability and luxury, through Simplicity!! Sip and savor estate grown, award-winning wines and enjoy the S’more Bar!

Blizzard Wines
Tasting fee $15 | Hours: Friday & Saturday, 11am-4pm
Discover one of the valley’s newest wineries, Blizzard Wines, and enjoy tastings of its current wine releases and food pairings. Blizzard’s current portfolio includes Carménère, Syrah and Merlot, in addition to Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.

Cooper Mountain Vineyards
Tasting Fee $15 | Hours: Friday & Saturday, 11am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm
Cooper Mountain invites you to new organic and biodynamic releases, single vineyard Pinot noirs from the acclaimed 2012 vintage and inaugural Gamay noir. Live music Friday & Saturday. Fee includes tasting, light appetizers and logo glass.

David Hill Vineyards & Winery
Tasting Fee $10 – $15 | Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
Visit one of the oldest and most picturesque vineyards in Oregon. The tasting room is located in a historic farmhouse, where you will sample Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot noir, Tempranillo, Merlot and two Port wines.

Dion Vineyard
Tasting Fee $15 | Hours: Friday & Saturday, 11am-4pm
Dion celebrates its first Thanksgiving Open House at its new tasting room! Come see the fabulous views and taste the latest releases, as well as a selection of library wines available for purchase. Logo GoVino glass and light appetizers included.

Elk Cove Vineyards
Tasting Fee $10 & $20 | Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
Elk Cove Vineyards crafts exceptional wines from estate-grown grapes. Second-generation family winery producing 90+ point award winning single vineyard Pinot noirs, Pinot gris, Pinot blanc and Rieslings. Find out for yourself why, “True quality is timeless.”

Freja Cellars
Tasting Fee $10 | Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
Taste artisan wines, beat the crowds and meet the winemaker. Enjoy two new releases: 2012 Estate Pinot noir and 2014 Rosé, plus the 2010 Reserve Pinot noir. Additionally, sample a new white import from the south of France. Also available are cheese, breads and chocolates.

Gresser Vineyard
Hours: Friday & Saturday, 12-5pm
Enjoy Gresser Vineyard’s selections of Pinot Noir, grown in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.

Hawks View Cellars
Tasting Fee $15 | Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
Located just 30 minutes from Portland, Hawks View’s newly-styled tasting room features stunning views of Mt. Hood and beyond. Enjoy new limited release bottlings sourced from the best known vineyards in Northwest and California.

J. Albin Winery
Tasting Fee $10 | Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
Visit J. Albin’s home vineyard, tucked into the Chehalem Mountains, where you will enjoy highly-praised sparkling wines and Pinots, top-of-class Pinot gris, Sauvignon blanc and our luscious small lot Cab Sauv, Cab Franc and dessert wines, plus delicious bites.

Montinore Estate
Tasting Fee $15 | Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
This Thanksgiving, celebrate with Montinore! Enjoy a flight of seven wines including a lineup of Pinot noir and the newly-released 2014 Gewürztraminer and Rosso di Marchesi Italian blend. Wine glass included with tasting fee.

Oak Knoll
Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
This year’s Thanksgiving weekend at Oak Knoll will be a blowout of super deals, great music, food and wine tasting. Join in and celebrate Thanksgiving with the Oak Knoll family. Bring a toy donation for the children of Randall Children’s Hospital and they’ll waive your tasting fee!

Patton Valley Vineyard
Tasting Fee $10 (includes monogrammed Pinot noir glass) | Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
Stand in the heart of the vineyard and experience a custom flight of Patton Valley’s estate grown Pinot noir. Taste five small production wines alongside stunning views and always lively conversation.

Plum Hill Vineyards
Hours: Friday & Saturday, 11am-5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm
Pair wine, cheese, olives and bread this Thanksgiving weekend at Plum Hill. Also enjoy new releases and shop case specials and a holiday package.

Ponzi Historic Estate
Tasting Fee $15-20 | Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
Celebrate 45 years of Ponzi wines with a featured flight of library wines and current releases, while enjoying views of the original vines. The Historic Estate has a new resident, as Eric Hamacher of Hamacher Wines will pour a selection from his portfolio.

Provincial Vineyard
Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
Pair Provincial’s wine with baked Brie, cocktail meatballs, candied pecans and more while enjoying soothing guitar sounds and vocal stylings of EJ Baeza in a festive atmospehere.

Ponzi Vineyards
Tasting Fee $15-20 | Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11am-5:30pm
Enjoy Black Friday specials and shop for holiday gifts as you celebrate Ponzi’s 45th anniversary with a flight of library and Reserve wines. Sit fireside and sip new release white wines and Pinot noirs with a seasonal plate to pair.

Raptor Ridge Winery
Tasting Fee $15 | Hours: Friday-Saturday, 11am-5pm; Sunday 11am-4pm
Experience Raptor Ridge’s wines and spectacular views. Special bottles and Library offerings available for tasting.