Holiday Wine Pairings
The holidays are all about celebrating and no matter what those celebrations look like this year, and they can definitely include wine from Oregon’s Tualatin Valley! This Christmas and New Year’s Eve, toast to the end of 2022 and a fresh start. Pick the right wines to pair with anything your holiday meal includes.
Holiday Wine Events
Oak Knoll Holiday Bazaar | December 2-3 | Starts at 11 a.m.
Spend the day sipping and phopping at the Winery. Local artisans will be showcasing their handcrafted goods. Vendors for this year’s event include:
- Crafty Crysie
- Out of The Woods
- Pat Mark’s Crafts
- West Coast Sea Glass
- Wire Wrapped Goodness
- I Love Gnomes
- Beads and Things
Weekend Christmas Music Sing-a-Long | Scotch Church Road Vineyard | December 4 | 2-5:30 p.m.
Enjoy and afternoon of wine and live music, featuring Malderine.
Furoshiki Holiday Gift Wrapping art SakéOne | December 7 | 6 p.m.
Wrap your holiday gifts with Furoshiki?, a traditional Japanese cloth, mainly wrapped around goods for transport. Join this fun and instructive class and learn how to use these beautiful, environmental-friendly cloths for gift wrapping. Tickets are $45 and includes the Furoshiki cloth, a 750 ml bottle of SakéOne’s Oregon Craft sake and a sakétini.
Ponzi Vineyards Holiday Market | December 10 | 12-4 p.m.
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at the Ponzi Vineyards Holiday Market, featuring curated goods from local businesses and producers. All guests must be over 21 years of age.
Holiday Paint & Sip at Tualatin Estate Vineyards | December 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tualatin Estate is hosting an evening of painting and wine! Create a holiday-themed painting with M.A.M Artworks. The cost is $50 per person (includes all materials for the event), a complimentary glass of wine and $10 wine credit to use the day of the event.
Wine Pairings for Your Holiday Dinners
Whether it’s turkey, ham, prime rib or fish at the center of your holiday table, Tualatin Valley wineries have a wine to match. Red wines generally pair well with full-flavored meats like steak or lamb. Explore Oregon’s white wines, such as Pinot Gris, Chardonnay or Riesling , which pair well with lighter meats such as seafood, chicken and turkey. However, Oregon favorite Pinot Noir is lighter than other reds and its fruit forward flavor pairs well with many meats, including turkey! Find wineries >>>
Bubbly for Your New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Of course, no New Year’s Eve is complete without a toast with some bubbles. Most wineries in Tualatin Valley have sparkling wines, such as sparkling Rosé or Moscato. Pair it with midnight snacks like cheese board staples brie and gouda, popcorn, fruity desserts or shortbread cookies.
Where to get sparkling wine in Tualatin Valley:
- Apolloni Vineyards
- Ardiri Winery & Vineyards
- Blizzard Wines (Champagne)
- Hawks View Winery
- Oak Knoll Winery
- Ponzi Vineyards
- Raptor Ridge Winery
- Tualatin Estate
Try these holiday wine pairings to make your celebrations extra merry and bright this year. Enjoy the treat of Tualatin Valley wine to ring in the new year.