Pipeline has a pair of tickets to the North Willamette Valley Wine Trail Weekend on Saturday, April 9 through Sunday, April 10. To win tickets, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn & emailed Monday, April 4.
From our sponsors at Northwest Vintners:
North Willamette Valley Wine Trail Weekend
Saturday, April 9 – Sunday April 10
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | $45, $10 for designated drivers
Purchase Tickets at www.nwvintners.org
For Schedule and Self-Guided Tour Map, click here
Devoted oenophiles, occasional wine drinkers, and those still learning the basics of wine tasting are invited to attend the third annual North Willamette Wine Trail Weekend on April 9-10, 2011. Hosted by North Willamette Vintners, a nonprofit organization comprised of wineries, vineyards and other wine tourism partners in Oregon's North Willamette Valley, the weekend includes special events and tastings at 24 wineries located within minutes of Portland.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, guests will experience wine tastings exclusive to the Wine Trail Weekend, including offerings of reserve labels, new releases and barrel tastings. Specially selected wine and food pairings will also be an emphasis of the weekend.
All guests will receive a Wine Trail Kit that includes a reusable wine tote, a commemorative wine glass and a variety of special discounts and offers at local hotels, restaurants and wineries. Designated drivers will receive the same tote - with a stainless steel water bottle instead of the wine glass - along with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
Along this self-guided tour, guests of the North Willamette Wine Trail will participate in a variety of activities and events, including:
¬Â¢ Exclusive wine tastings - Guests will be among the first to taste pre-releases, reserve labels and vertical barrel tastings.
¬Â¢ Wine and food pairings - Guests will learn about and discuss the best wine pairings and enjoy samples of gourmet cheeses, hors d'oeuvres and desserts.
¬Â¢ Creative activities - Guests will learn about varietals, label and wax their own bottles and take winery tours.
¬Â¢ New wineries - Guests will experience new labels and small wineries not typically open for tastings.
¬Â¢ Entertainment - Guests will relax to live music, enjoy local art, learn about garden planning, and be encouraged to take scenic garden walks.