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Bryn Mawr Vineyards Announces New Chef Partnership and Summer Events

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Salem estate offers a Brand New Food Program from Chef Jonathan Jones, and summer events including Taco Tuesdays and Small Producer Sundays

Salem, OR (May 7, 2024) Bryn Mawr Vineyards announces a new partnership with Chef Jonathan Jones, head chef of Salem’s Epilogue Kitchen & Cocktails, including a small plate menu to accompany wine tastings and a new Friday night dinner series offering a seasonal, reservation-only five-course meal paired with Bryn Mawr wines.

Jones is a two-time finalist for the James Beard “Best Chefs of the Northwest” Award. Originally from Southwest Pennsylvania, his culinary inspirations come from the cuisine of the Appalachian, Mid-Atlantic, and Upper Midwest regions. He is passionate about creating connections for people and food.

Jones worked with Bryn Mawr Vineyards’ staff to produce a seasonally inspired tasting menu that will pair with the estate wines, and will be offered in the tasting room every day. The menu will change throughout the year, but the first iteration includes five spice rabbit rillettes with toasted hazelnuts, wild mushroom salad with a ginger vinaigrette, rhubarb and fava cassoulet, and a dark chocolate espresso cake. Small plates are between $10 and $20, and available to order with a tasting.

“One of the items on my culinary bucket list was getting the opportunity to create a hyperlocal, ever-changing menu specifically designed to showcase world class wines,” Jones said. “That I get to do that at all is a dream come true. Doing it with the terroir-driven wines that Bryn Mawr produces, with the incredible folks who make Bryn Mawr what it is, in their beautiful location? I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

In addition to the new daily tasting menu, Jones will be creating a series of Friday night dinners, starting June 7. Every Friday through August, an innovative five-course menu will be created to pair with Bryn Mawr Vineyards wines, always showcasing local, seasonal ingredients. Although the small plate menu will be available to tasting room guests, reservations will be required for the Friday night dinners. Dinners are $150, and $135 for wine club members, with gratuity included. 

Bryn Mawr Vineyards is excited to release their summer lineup of events, promising an unforgettable season filled with music, culinary delights, and exquisite wines. Featuring weekly events including Taco Tuesdays, Small Producer Sundays, Bubbles & Brunch, and Yoga + Wine, information and tickets for all events can be found on the winery’s website. 

On May 12 and 19, Bryn Mawr Vineyards is hosting a brunch series, Bubbles & Brunch, with waffles and a glass of sparkling rosé for just $20. Guests can also purchase the waffle with seasonal fruit àa la carte for $12 and enjoy a flight of wine. The brunch series allows guests to enjoy the warm spring mornings on Bryn Mawr Vineyards’ large patio, a perfect place to enjoy brunch in the Willamette Valley. 

Back by popular demand, Taco Tuesdays return June 5 and every Tuesday night throughout the summer. Ricky’s Tacos provides tacos, and live musical guests are featured each week. This year’s musical lineup includes an eclectic mix of talented artists, including Pachanga, Wil Kinky, Lisa Love, Andrew Hussey, Roundhouse Band, Beth Willis, McKayla Marie, Garret Flemming, Karyn Ann, Ships to Roam, and the Tuesday String Band. Bryn Mawr Vineyards will offer glass and bottle service to complement the evening’s festivities. Tickets are released the Friday before each event, and are sure to sell out.

On Sundays throughout the season, Bryn Mawr Vineyards will open its tasting room up to a guest winery, many of whom do not have a dedicated tasting room of their own, for Small Producer Sundays. This is an opportunity for Bryn Mawr Vineyards to share their spacious tasting room with a producer who specializes in limited production wines. Guests can discover new wines from the region’s most innovative wineries, including Zē WinesBotaneityAugustina CellarsLafayette & White CellarsSatyr FireHundred Suns WineVitae SpringsAmica LunaIterum WinesLiska Wine Co.Arabilis Wines, and Ricochet Wine Co. 

“We’re thrilled to highlight hidden gems and emerging talent through Small Producer Sundays,”  said Krista Lauer, Vice President of Hospitality for Bryn Mawr Vineyards. “Our commitment to showcasing small-scale winemakers is deeply rooted in our own journey, having walked a similar path until just a few years ago. With this series, we celebrate the collaborative spirit of the Willamette Valley wine community.”

On June 22, July 20, and August 17, the winery will partner with Yoga + Beer to host Yoga + Wine, a special yoga class with Bryn Mawr Vineyards’ unbeatable views of the Coast Range and Willamette Valley foothills. A wine tasting will follow every yoga class. With a calendar full of events all season long, Bryn Mawr Vineyards is sure to have something for everyone. 

ABOUT BRYN MAWR VINEYARDS

Bryn Mawr, a Welsh name that loosely translates to “high hill,” is a family-run winery that stands perched atop the Western crest of the windswept Eola-Amity Hills AVA. The estate vineyard is farmed using organic and regenerative practices, following LIVE Certified sustainable standards to foster biodiversity and healthy ecosystems on the steep, rocky volcanic slopes. Winemaker Rachel Rose values adaptability and calculated risk, limiting the use of oak and sulfur to showcase the character of the vines. Rose’s winemaking is continuously playful, seeking to harmonize traditional winemaking with modern innovations, and she crafts extraordinary forward-thinking wines from varieties including Pinot Noir, Dolcetto, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Bryn Mawr Vineyards produces 10,000 cases annually and is distributed in fifteen states. 

For more information, please visit: https://www.brynmawrvineyards.com/ 

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