Thanksgiving Wine Weekend in the Tualatin Valley
2019 Dates: Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 1
Give thanks to Oregon wine this Thanksgiving with a weekend of special tastings, pairings and festivities. During this special weekend, most wineries throughout the famed Willamette Valley open their doors for a weekend of new release wine tastings, treats and nibbles, local artisan craft vendors, live music and more.
A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery | 12-5:30 p.m. | $10
Taste wines paired with an array of hors d’oeuvres, including sorbet made with Mulled Pinot Noir. Enjoy live music and more.
Alloro Vineyards | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $20-$50
Explore Alloro’s wines with a tasting of single vineyard, estate wines. Enjoy an enhanced experience with the owner and winemaker and learn about their farming and winemaking philosophy.
Apolloni Vineyards | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $20
Taste Apolloni’s library wines selected for the holidays and tour the unique barrel cave all weekend long.
Blakeslee Vineyard Estate | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $20
Enjoy Blakeslee’s award-winning wines, live music and nibbles while relaxing by the woodfire in the new Piazza.
Cooper Mountain Vineyards | Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | $20
Celebrate with a special Pinot Noir comparative flight with limited library wine and live music.
David Hill Vineyards & Winery | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $18
Enjoy Thanksgiving weekend in a historic farmhouse setting with a wine flight including new release wines poured in a souvenir etched glass to keep.
Dion Vineyard | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $20 | $5 (non-tasting fee)
Dion Vineyard’s annual Thanksgiving Open House includes a pour of Dion’s bubbles, a preview the 2017 Winemaker’s Reserve Pinot Noir and 2017 Chardonnay, and more. Light appetizers also will be served.
Elk Cove Vineyards | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $20
Enjoy a seasonal harvest menu that will pair beautifully with Elk Cove’s Pinot Noirs.
Freja Cellars | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $15
This boutique, family–owned and operated vineyard and winery is open to the public only a few times a year and by appointment. This year, taste library and new release wines, including their Albariño.
Hamacher Wines | Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $25
Hamacher will be featuring an extended flight alongside light bites.
Kramer Vineyards | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $15
Celebrate more than 30 years of winemaking with a tasting flight of sparkling wines, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Lachini Vineyards | Friday-Saturday, 12-6 p.m. | $25
Enjoy barrel tastes, lite artisan cheeses and charcuterie at Lachini’s Winery and Tasting Bar in Tualatin.
Patton Valley Vineyard | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $15
Enjoy a special flight of estate Pinot Noir while checking off your holiday shopping list at the Holiday Market featuring local craft and food vendors (Friday and Saturday). Also, get in the holiday spirit and make your own ornament.
Plum Hill Vineyards | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $10
Taste 11 different wines with various breads, olive oils, Willamette Valley cheeses, olives and balsamic vinegars, each selected to complement the wines. The winery also will feature a special tasting of grape juices fortified with brandy. Commemorative wine glass included.
Ponzi Vineyards | 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | $20/$40
Taste a signature flight in the tasting room or an elevated flight of rare wines, including a selection from the family library and 2016 Ponzi Vino Gelato.
Raptor Ridge Winery | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $20
Toast to Raptor Ridge’s 25th harvest with the 2015 Anniversary Sparkling Brut Rosé, tastings of library selections, an aroma challenge and wine country trivia.
Ruby Vineyard and Winery | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $25
Nibble on cheese, charcuterie and meatballs in pinot noir/cranberry sauce and taste Ruby’s award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and its new release: Nouveau in the warm and cozy tasting room.
Six Peaks | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $20
From the Albin family of J. Albin Winery, comes Six Peaks, which produces high-quality, small-lot wines and bubbles. Visit the winery, which is open only a few days a year for tastes and light bites.
Watch this space! More wineries will be added as Thanksgiving events are announced.
Stay overnight at a historic hotel or luxury brand hotel, or camp under the stars at a campground or RV park, or find a quaint roadside motel.
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