To kick off Oregon Wine Month, the Oregon Wine Board set loose more than 80 wineries on Portland’s Leftbank Annex on April 29 for an evening of unforgettable tastings all under one roof. With representatives from all the wine regions across the state, the tasting event, UnWine’d, served up samples to celebrate the industry and everyone’s love for the Oregon grown and Oregon made drink.
From Pinot Noir to Syrah, Chardonnay and Roses, I couldn’t image a better way to celebrate than with a glass. I drove up from Eugene after running the Eugene Marathon half to enjoy wine and merriment with my fellow wine lovers. The highlights of the night for me included:
- Adelsheim‘s 2010 Pinot Noir
- Airlie Winery‘s 2010 Reisling
- Archery Summits 2009 Pinot Noir
- Domaine Trouvere‘s 2007 Tempranillo
- Kandarian Wine Cellars‘ Blue Eye Sauvignon Blanc
- Le Cadeau Vineyards‘ 2009 Diversite Pinot Noir
- Left Coast Cellars’ 2011 Pinot Gris
- Seufort Winery’s 2009 Pinot Noir (Horseleap Vineyard)
- Stoller Vineyard’s 2009 Chardonnay
- Troon Vineyards‘ 2009 Old Vine Meritcage
Additionally the event kept the tummies happy as well with delicious bite-sized food by Oregon restaurants. Two of my favorite were Nora’s Table with its pecan ganache bar and Urban Farmer’s Oregon lamb shoulder with quinoa.
To continue the celebration all month long, pick up a bottle of Oregon wine at your local market or wine store and drink-up and enjoy!
Comment with your favorite new Oregon wines that you discover this May!