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PARTICIPATING WINERIES, BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Bull Run Distilling Company
Erath, the original winery of the Dundee Hills, has played a major role in establishing Oregon’s wine industry and solidifying its reputation as a world-class wine region. Now in its fourth decade, Erath continues to craft distinctive wines that reflect the rich heritage of the winery and the unique conditions of our vineyard sites. Erath produces premium selections from the Pinot family – Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc – and is consistently ranked as one of the region’s premiere producers.
Handcrafted, small batch, award winning. Come experience where it all happens on the scenic North Umpqua River.
Literally rooted in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Angela Estate has stunning panoramic views of the Willamette Valley and Coast Range. Our property consists of two single vineyards, Angela Estate and Abbott Claim totalling 50 acres of pinot noir vines on ancient marine sedimentary soils. Owned by native South African and second-generation wine producer Antony Beck, this winery was a gift to his wife, Angela. Our wines are feminine, elegant, structured and balanced. The production is overseen by renowned winemaker Ken Wright who uses our estate fruit to create our signature style.
Capitello Wines has been producing award-winning, artisan boutique wines from vineyards here in the south Willamette Valley, as well as from Marlborough, New Zealand, from where owner/winemaker Ray Walsh hails, since 2003. "I have a very simple winemaking philosophy...It is to feature the nuances of the land and fruit my wines are made from. I pride myself as a New World winemaker. I'm very interested in new techniques. I want to play. I fiddle to the nth degree. I try to express a full degree of the varietal, and maybe not all of that comes from the vineyard. I think that the days of making wine and selling it amongst our own village are a thing of the past, and now we ship it all over the country and the world. I need to make something I can stand behind. Even in the most challenging of vintages, my wines are made with extreme pride, integrity and artisan craftsmanship that have come to define Capitello Wines. I buy from growers I know and trust, sourcing from just a handful of highly sought after and well respected vineyards, managed by the best in the industry."
Capitello Wines recently opened their tasting room in November 2013, and feature not only their critically acclaimed wines, but also pour local guest handcrafted wines that showcase the finest expressions of the Pacific Northwest terroir. Housed downtown in the former Lord Leebrick Theater only a stones throw from the Eugene Hilton, this ‘rustic modern’ spot is perfect for a large gathering for wine tasting, or for an intimate meetup over a glass of wine and charcuterie cheese platter. Open Wednesday-Saturday noon-8pm, with Happy Hour daily 4-6.
An award-winning portfolio of exceptional still and sparkling wines since 1998. Among their "trophies," Discovery Cuvee was served in April, 2003 at a White House dinner given for the U.S. governors. Domaine Meriwether was founded in the pursuit of classic pinot noir-based sparkling wines and specializes in the traditional methode Champenoise.
King Estate, celebrating 22 years of Oregon wine making in 2013, is located southwest of Eugene, Oregon. Founded in 1991 by the King family, King Estate is committed to producing wines of exceptional quality using organic & sustainable farming methods, meticulous fruit selection, and impeccable wine making practices. King Estate focuses on producing world-class Pinot Gris and Pinot Noirs, while also producing other excellent varietals under their Acrobat and NXNW labels.
The beautiful estate of 1,033 acres is certified organic and includes 470 acres of organic vineyards, as well as 30 acres of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The Estate is crowned by the charming, European-style winery.
The Wine Bar and Restaurant at King Estate features wine tasting & winery tours as well as fine dining. The menu incorporates estate and locally grown organic ingredients that fully complement King Estate wines.
Lady Hill Winery
Created by Jerry and Elaine Owen (who co-founded Owen Roe Winery), Lady Hill Winery is located on their historic, 5th-generation Oregon family farm, opposite the Champoeg State Historical Area. Lady Hill crafts artisan wines in a Burgundian-inspired spirit from grapes grown only at the Northwest's finest vineyards and by the most experienced winegrowers. Lady Hill wines are “True Northwest” expressions of classic Old World grapes and wine styles; they honor the legacy of the land and the radical spirit of of the people of Oregon and the Northwest.
Left Coast Cellars
Founded in 2003, Left Coast Cellars carefully crafts exclusively estate-grown Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Viognier and Syrah.
Situated on the 45th parallel – Left Coast Cellars consists of 306 acres, 104 of which are devoted to the cultivation of grapes. In addition to our grapes, we are cultivating European truffles on a four acre site of hazelnut trees.
Oregon Wine Lab
The Oregon Wine L.A.B [Local Artisan Brands] (OWL) is an Urban Winery and Tasting Lounge located in Eugene’s colourful Whiteaker “Fermentation District” and a stones’ throw from Downtown Restaurants, Hotels and Theatres. OWL is the home to a number of micro-producing winemakers with an emphasis placed on both the terroir of the vineyards and the individuality of each winemaker’s style. Our Tasting Lounge open everyday from 12 till 8pm offers a daily changing set of “wine flights” along with wines by the glass, charcuterie.
The Pfeiffer family moved to Oregon in 1947, purchasing the 80 acres that currently serves as Pfeiffer Vineyards and Pfeiffer Winery. Initially, the property functioned as a sheep farm until it was planted in vines. Expanding the vineyard to a winery and tasting room, Robin and his wife, Danuta combined their skills and vision to create world-class wines and a celebrated wine tasting experience. Thoughtful of the environment, their solar operated facility is a model of entrepreneurship, elegance and sustainability. Pfieffer Vineyards is a true family affair. The very gregarious Robin Pfeiffer, a middle and high school Spanish teacher and counselor for 30 years, became a respected viticulturist after retirement, managing the vineyard utilizing sustainable vineyard practices that bring in consistent premium grapes every year. Danuta, an author, newspaper columnist and former radio and television talk show host, also manages Villa Evenings, the winery's high-end wine-maker dinners. Son, Troy Stange designs the wine's labels, logos and website, Danuta's mother, Patricia helps bottling and labeling, other family members pitch in during harvest and Robin and Danuta oversee The Crush. The winery produces limited releases of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose and Muscat.
SakéOne is one of six saké brewing facilities in America and the only saké brewery in Oregon. Additionally, SakéOne imports some of the finest Japanese made saké and distributes them throughout the American market. It is important to SakéOne that the U.S. is educated about the saké world and wants to squash the assumptions that saké is a beverage that must be consumed warm. The saké produced at SakéOne is to be served chilled, much like a white wine, and simply enjoyed in a wine glass. To learn more about the art of saké, come to the Kura for a tour and afterwards head to the tasting room to enjoy some premium saké.
Silvan Ridge Winery
Silvan Ridge Winery is maintained in the tradition of a small European winery. Located just fifteen miles SW of downtown Eugene, their patio and picnic area overlooking the rolling hills covered in vines provides the perfect backdrop for an afternoon picnic, or an evening under the stars. Our winery was established in 1979 as one of a handful of young Oregon wineries. Over the years we have discovered the diversity of Oregon's great vineyards and produce an intriguing array of the Northwest's finest wines.
Our goal of crafting elegant wines is also a pursuit of eloquence, of wines that are expressive and persuasive, that convey subtle nuance with style and grace, achieving true complexity and engaging all of the senses.
We strive to capture a multitude of aromas and flavors to balance richness and complexity with delicacy and verve. Our vehicle is the art of blending.
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Founder and Oregon wine industry pioneer Jim Bernau realized a long-held dream when he purchased the Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate site in 1983. After clearing away the old pioneer plum orchard hidden in scotch broom and blackberry vines, he began planting the site to Pinot Noir (Pommard and Wadenswil clones), Chardonnay (Dijon and Espiguette) and Pinot Gris. With no irrigation system, he hand watered the baby vines with thousands of feet of garden hose. Today Willamette Valley Vineyards is one of Oregon’s premier producers crafting wines of elegance and distinction. Their approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit using careful canopy management and responsible vineyard management. Willamette Valley Vineyards is committed to environmental stewardship. The Estate Pinot Noir block has been certified organic by Oregon Tilth and all their vineyards have been certified sustainable through LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe programs since 1997. In 2007, Willamette Valley Vineyards became the first winery in the world to use sustainable cork stoppers certified by the Rainforest Alliance to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards.