Experience Oregon Wine In May with Special Events, Promotions, Tastings and More at Wineries, Restaurants and Retailers Throughout the Northwest
The seventh-annual Oregon Wine Month is May 2018, a month dedicated to Oregon wine tasting, wine learning and wine loving. As winegrowing season officially starts, May is an exciting and beautiful time of year to visit Oregon wine country and enjoy the many special wine events and promotions at tasting rooms, restaurants, and retailers across the state.
Oregon is a world-class winegrowing region with more than 725 wineries and more than 1,050 vineyards growing 72 grape varieties, and Oregon Wine Month is a perfect opportunity to experience the quality and diversity of Oregon wine. Wine lovers are encouraged to forge their own trail and create an amazing Oregon wine experience, from touring tasting rooms with the best live music in Southern Oregon, to tasting Oregon’s best sparkling wines in the Willamette Valley, to visiting wineries near the best farmers markets in the Gorge, to sipping a curated Oregon wine flight at a top local restaurant – there’s a perfect day of wine for everyone in Oregon.
Additional Oregon Wine Month 2018 details are below and can be found at: www.oregonwinemonth.org.
Drink Oregon Wine at Restaurants, Retailers and at Home:
Whether it’s at a restaurant, a dinner party, or simply enjoying a glass at home, Oregon wine is extremely food-friendly. Thanks to special restaurant and retailer promotions, Oregon Wine Month is a perfect time to discover new favorite bottles.
Many restaurants are celebrating Oregon Wine Month by featuring a unique flight of three Oregon wines, in partnership with OpenTable. Sommeliers are creating flights of off-the-beaten-path varieties, vintage verticals, single vineyard comparisons, unexpected food pairings and more for Oregon Wine Month. The featured wines are entirely up to the restaurant to choose, so the flights are a wonderful example of the diversity and food-friendliness of Oregon wines.
Major retailers in the region including New Seasons, Costco, Safeway and Fred Meyer will be celebrating Oregon Wine Month with featured bottles for sale, discounted cases, and in-store tastings of Oregon wines.
Oregon Wine Month Events:
With winemaker dinners, tasting room parties, and whole communities celebrating what makes their specific winemaking region so special, the Oregon Wine Board’s community calendar has hundreds of special events created just for Oregon Wine Month in May.
Calendar highlights include one-time events uniting entire communities of winegrowers and winemakers in different regions of Oregon, like Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Barrel Tour, Roam the Rogue, and the I Love Gamay festival. Oregon Wine Month also highlights ongoing experiences that visitors can take part in throughout the month, like Passion for Ribbon Ridge: AVA Passport Tasting and the Willamette Valley Taste of Community loop.
For details on Oregon Wine Month collaborative events, visit: http://www.oregonwine.org/oregon-wine-month/collaborative-events/, and to view the entire Oregon Wine Board calendar of events, visit: https://www.oregonwine.org/event/month/.
Soar the Oregon Vines Getaway
The Oregon Wine Board has organized an unforgettable getaway to the Willamette Valley in celebration of Oregon Wine Month. One lucky winner and guest will win a trip to Oregon, spend a day soaring above the vineyards and farms on a private aerial tour of the Willamette Valley’s subregions, and spend four days and three nights in the company of some of Oregon’s most acclaimed winemakers and culinary craftspeople for an immersive experience of Oregon’s wine, food and personality.
Three runners up will win a two-month membership to Cellar 503, a wine club featuring small-production Oregon wines that are often not widely distributed. Oregon wine fans can enter the sweepstakes here: https://www.oregonwine.org/oregon-wine-month/soar/.
About The Oregon Wine Board:
The Oregon Wine Board is a semi-independent Oregon state agency managing marketing, research and education initiatives that support and advance the Oregon wine and wine grape industry. The Board works on behalf of all Oregon wineries and independent growers throughout the state’s diverse winegrowing regions. Oregon is a world-class winegrowing region More than 725 wineries and more than 1,050 vineyards growing 72 grape varieties. While Oregon makes about 1% of U.S. wine, Oregon wines receive outsized acclaim for their quality, earning nearly 20% of Wine Spectator’s 90+ scores given to domestic wines in 2015- 2017. 47% of Oregon vineyards are certified sustainable. For more details, visit http://www.oregonwine.org/.