Planned Itinerary

Monday, August 12

10:00am

Bus transit from Comfort Inn to Argyle Winery

10:30

Introduction to Willamette Valley

Argyle Winery

691 Highway 99W
Dundee

10:30

Introduction to Willamette Valley

Argyle Winery

691 Highway 99W
Dundee

11:45

Sparkling Wine Tasting (multiple producers) & Lunch

Argyle Winery

691 Highway 99W
Dundee

1:10

Transfer to Ponzi Vineyards

1:40

Tasting Seminar – Exploration of Willamette Valley AVAs through Pinot Noir w/Elaine Brown

Ponzi Vineyards

Chehalem Mountains

4:10

Break

4:20

Chehalem Mountains/Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir Spotlight

w/Elaine Brown & winemakers

Ponzi Vineyards

Chehalem Mountains

5:40

Break & Transfer to Gran Moraine

6:05

Yamhill Carlton Pinot Noir Spotlight

 w/winemakers

Gran Moraine

Yamhill Carlton

7:40

Dinner – Mixer

Gran Moraine

Yamhill Carlton

9:40

Return to hotel

Comfort Inn

McMinnville

Tuesday, August 13

8:30

Bus transit to Sokol Blosser

9:00

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir Spotlight w/winemakers

Sokol Blosser

Dundee Hills

10:30

Break

10:45

Tasting with the Legends of Willamette Valley

Panelists include Susan Sokol-Blosser, Jason Lett, David Adelsheim, Dick Ponzi, & Harry Peterson-Nedry

Sokol Blosser

Dundee Hills

1pm

Lunch and Survey of Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

Sokol Blosser

Dundee Hills

2:15pm

Transfer to next Bethel Heights

2:45pm

Willamette Valley Climate & Climate Change w/Greg Jones

Bethel Heights

Eola-Amity Hills

3:55pm

Tasting Seminar: The Importance of Vintage and Aging in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Bethel Heights

Eola-Amity Hills

4:55pm

Break

5:10pm

Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir Spotlight w/winemakers

Bethel Heights

Eola-Amity Hills

6:40pm

Transfer to next site

7:15pm

Dinner celebrating “other” Willamette Valley varieties

9:15pm

Return to Comfort Inn

Wednesday, August 14

7:30

Bus transit to venue

8:00

Tasting Seminar: Willamette Valley Gamay

9:10

Tasting Seminar: The French Connection

11:00

Transit to Brooks Winery

11:15

Lunch and Survey of Willamette Valley Riesling

Brooks Winery

Eola-Amity Hills

1:15

Transit to Youngberg Hill

2:00

McMinnville AVA Pinot Noir Spotlight w/winemakers

Youngberg Hill

McMinnville AVA

3:30

Tasting Seminar: Willamette Valley Chardonnay

Youngberg Hill

McMinnville AVA

5:00

Transit to Maysara

5:30

Tasting Seminar: Approaches to Viticulture w/growers

Maysara

McMinnville AVA

7:20

Break

7:30

Dinner: Celebrating Diversity

Maysara

McMinnville AVA

9:40

Return to hotel

Comfort Inn

McMinnville

Thursday, August 15

Time TBD

Optional Events

– Understanding Biodynamics in the Vineyard – Maysara

– Exploring a Unique Terroir – Parrett Mountain /Le Cadeau

– More?