Oregon, Get your Gris On ™ ~ Will you be there to be Foursquare? It’s coming right along….
On August 17 and 18, 2013, each winery below will be focused on their Oregon Pinot Gris…Oregon’s Other Pinot, with an Oregon Get Your Gris On!™ day.
Oregon, Get your Gris On!™ ~ Will you be there to be Foursquare?
- Airlie Winery* ~ Will be pouring the 09, 10, 11 PGs as a vertical. Winemaker Elizabeth Clark will be at the winery for questions. Not usually there, this is a real treat.
- A Blooming Hill ~ Our next Wine Club party is the 18th and our 2012 Pinot Gris is one of the selections! We’ll be making it very festive.
- Anindor Vineyards ~ We’ve completed and opened our new tasting room which is an eco-friendly Oregon made Yurt, which is an incentive to visit as well as the quality of our Pinot Gris. As far as I know we are the only tasting room inside a yurt. We feel we are a Novel place with a L.I.V.E. certified vineyard producing wines that reflect the elegance of Oregon in the newest AVA, Elkton, OR!
- Apolloni Vineyards* ~ We’re definitely doing something special for this weekend including discussion of the differences in style between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, showing both of these wines, and the tasting in our new beautiful barrel cave.
- Christopher Bridge and Santori Springs Vineyard* ~ Pouring two distinctly different current vintages of our Estate Pinot Gris from 2011 and 2012. If “wild tropical and exuberant” fits your style of attributes for Pinot Gris, we have the wines!
- David Hill Winery* ~ We’re delighted to be part of this weekend celebrating Oregon Pinot Gris, and exactly what we’ll be doing will be determined shortly.
- Emerson Vineyards ~ We’re excited to be a part of “Get Your Gris On.” We’ll be building on “Pinot Gris and Things from the Sea” by offering seafood to enjoy with our 2012 Pinot Gris!
- Kramer Vineyards ~ We’ll be pouring three wines made from our estate-grown Pinot Gris: Celebrate Sparkling Pinot Gris—a dry sparkling wine, 2011 Pinot Gris Estate—fermented and aged in stainless; crisp and fruity, 2009 Pinot Gris Kimberley’s Reserve—fermented and aged in neutral oak barrels to further develop richness, texture, and complexity. These wines will be paired with chèvre and feta from nearby Quail Run Creamery, one of our favorites to pair with Pinot Gris.
- Naked Wines* ~ Vertical Tasting of our 08, 09, 10 and 11 Vintages from the Willamette Valley and Rogue Valley paired with Pacific Northwest Artisan Cheeses. We expect to share with our guests the different flavor profiles that are expressed in the fruit of these very different growing regions e.g. we love the fruitiness of Rogue Valley fruit while we treasure the minerality of our Willamette Valley fruit.
- Oak Knoll Winery* ~ We’re doing a vertical tasting of our Oregon Pinot Gris, and pairing it with a cheese tasting of “House of Castello” fine cheeses.
- Phelps Creek Vineyards ~ We’ll be showcasing our popular Phelps Creek Pinot Gris and providing a paired treat or two!
- Pudding River Wine Cellars* ~ We’ll be offering a six year vertical tasting (2007-2012) of our Domaine Margelle vineyard award winning Pinot Gris to celebrate the weekend and showcase how Pinot Gris ages. We’ll also be pairing with seafood, to showcase a food and wine complement.
- Seufert Winery ~ We’ll participate in the weekend. We’ll also be offering paired bites and recipes.
- Spindrift Cellars ~ We’ll be tasting Highly Rated Cellared Gris from older vintages matched with some light foods.
- The Four Graces ~ Offering small appetizers paired with our sumptuous Pinot Gris and special pricing over the weekend.
- Tyee Wine Cellars ~ Expect Newest Release Tyee Estate Pinot Gris plus some Gris from the Tyee Library plus some Great With Gris appetizers.
- Walnut City Wine Works ~ We’ll be pouring our Walnut City Wine Works Pinot Gris, as well Lundeen Wines Pinot Gris, our winemaker Michael Lundeen’s own brand. We’ll also be sharing some small appetizers in the tasting room.
Oregon, Get Your Gris On!™ is an event that’s a result of the 2013 Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium, sponsored by Oak Knoll Winery. Oak Knoll is the leader in the Oregon Pinot Gris movement, and took to heart what wine writer Paul Gregutt has had to say for the last three years… “You need to have a tasting event for the people, if this is ever going to become ‘Oregon’s Other Pinot.’”
* = Members who support the Oregon Pinot Gris Website.