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New festival celebrates the diversity of Oregon’s wine culture Newberg, August 11, 2019

PORTLAND, ORE (July 15, 2019) – Alt Wine Fest 2019, presented by Sunday School Wine brings together over 30 winemakers from around the state to showcase the eclectic range of Oregon’s wines. This first-time event, taking place August 11, 2019, allows guests to sample over 100 wines from a diverse range of passionate producers. In a walk-around tasting, inquisitive wine lovers will be able to explore familiar grapes (such as gamay and chardonnay) and discover new favorites (chasselas, trousseau and savagnin rose, anyone?).

Oregon grows 72 grape varieties. One of them is pinot noir. What about the other 71?

Though Oregon is known as the pinot noir state, a diverse range of other grapes accounts for 42 percent of wine production. A number of these are historical plantings that date back to the 1960s, while others are the result of recent experiments testing what varieties can best thrive in the Northwest. Alt Wine Fest 2019 is an exclusive opportunity to sample some of the state’s “other” grape varieties, helping to deepen consumers’ love and appreciation for Oregon wine.

Participating wineries include: Abacela, Adelsheim Vineyard, Aerea Vintners, Anne Amie Vineyards, Apolloni Vineyards, Beckham Estate Vineyard, Bells Up Winery, Brooks Wines, Chehalem Winery, Chris James Cellars, Craft Wine Co., Day Wines, Division Winemaking Company, The Eyrie Vineyards, Franchere Wine Co., Golden Cluster, Grochau Cellars, Hanson Vineyards, Hazelfern Cellars, Helioterra Wines, Hooray For You, Illahe Vineyards, James Rahn Wine Co., Johan Vineyards, Loop de Loop, Ovum Wines, Raptor Ridge Winery, Sis and Mae Wine Co., Statera Cellars, Stoller Family Estate, and Upper Five Vineyard.

The festival takes place in the bucolic setting of the Old Schoolhouse in Newberg, OR, on August 11. Food from Ricky’s Taco Truck will be available for purchase. A raffle will also be held to benefit p:ear, a charity that mentors Portland’s homeless youth. 

Tickets are $40 (which includes all tastings and a souvenir wine glass) and are available to purchase from altwinefest.com

Wines from the tasting will be available for purchase to take home. 

Where: The Old Schoolhouse 
23945 NE North Valley Road
Newberg, Oregon 97132

When: August 11, 1-5 PM

Tickets: $40 from altwinefest.com. (designated drivers free)

About Sunday School

Sunday School (sundayschoolwine.com) is a wine education and events company based in Portland, OR. Partnering with celebrated wine bars, restaurants, sommeliers and festivals (Bar Norman, Dame, Enoteca Nostrana, I Love Gamay, Bow & Arrow Wines), their classes, dinners, parties, happy hours, and socials have created a vibrant and passionate community of wine lovers.

About The Old Schoolhouse

The Old Schoolhouse (oldschoolhouse1928.com) dates back to 1928 and served as a community center and school. It has recently been restored and  transformed into an event space, reviving its original purpose as a place to gather. 

About p:ear

p:ear (pearmentor.org) builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.

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