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Mo’s Seafood and Chowder Festival Returns to Willamette Valley Vineyards After a 3-Year Pause


December 7th – TURNER, Ore. – Willamette Valley Vineyards (NASDAQ: WVVIP), a leading producer of Oregon Pinot Noir, invites wine enthusiasts and seafood lovers to the winery in January for the annual Mo’s Seafood & Chowder Festival, back after a three-year hiatus.

The festival’s return  — postponed since 2021 due to the challenges posed by COVID-19 — is scheduled for Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2024. Attendees will enjoy culinary options from Mo’s Seafood & Chowder and classic Willamette Valley Vineyards wines while celebrating Oregon’s Dungeness crab season.

“This event is eagerly awaited by wine and seafood enthusiasts,” said Estate General Manager Spence Fogarty. “A substantial audience is expected and guests will have the privilege of enjoying our world-class wine amongst the barrels or in our beautiful tasting room.”

The festivities include the return of Louie the inflatable crab from the Oregon Crab Commission, poised to take center stage in front of Willamette’s Estate in the Salem Hills. Louie will take up residence at the winery from January 26 through January 28 and is a popular stop for photos at the event.

General admission tickets are $40; Club Members and Owners pay $30. The price includes a glass of wine, a $15 wine credit, a Riedel wine glass to take home, live music and access to the event. As part of the festivities, guests will receive a complimentary crab with the purchase of a case of wine. This exclusive offer adds to the excitement of the celebration, giving guests a taste of the Oregon Coast with their wine purchase.

Tickets for this event are required for everyone visiting the Estate during the festival, except for those stopping by to visit the Wine Shop or to pick up wine orders. Guests under the age of 21 accompanied by their parents will receive complimentary admission to this event. 

For ticket information, please click here.

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Founded in 1983 by CEO Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir while serving as stewards of the land, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. In addition, all the vineyards have been certified sustainable through LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon-Safe programs.



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