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Wine Country Tour
May 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm| Free
2018 Wine Country Tour
We’re set for another fun and tasty tour through the North Willamette Valley’s Wine Country! Pilot your Bimmer along sweeping roads through beautiful hills and farmlands to the picturesque vineyards we’ve chosen for this year’s tour. We’ll stop at two vineyards, and finish our tour with lunch and more tastings in historic Carlton.
This year we will start at Kramer Vineyards near Gaston, Oregon. Established in 1983, the Kramer Family offers a broad selection of delicious red, white, rose, and sparkling wines. Sparkling wines are rarely produced in Oregon. Theirs are so good, we’ve made special arrangements for an exclusive tasting for our event!
Buck Bailey Design will sponsor a quiche “brunchette” with fruit. Of course you may taste any of their non-sparkling wines, and coffee will be available too.
Departing Kramer, we will wind through the lovely Chehalem Valley past verdant farms. We’ll give our cars a little cardio workout up the twisty Woodland Loop, then continue with some fun sweepers back down into the Valley.
Our second vineyard will be at Lemelson Vineyards near Carlton. Their Pinot Gris and Chardonnay white wines are highly awarded by Wine Advocate: “…one of the best you will find in Oregon…”. Their celebrated Pinot Noirs are also highly awarded, and are produced from the fruits of seven estate vineyards three AVA’s: “a series of complex and elegant wines that speak clearly of their Oregon origins.”
Tastings include 5 wines, meat / cheese / fruit, and a take-home GoVino shatterproof wine glass. See them at http://govinowine.com/
Departing Lemelson, we will head a few miles to Carlton, where there are a number of award-winning tasting rooms and restaurants along Main Street and within a few blocks.
Departing Carlton we’ll have a bit longer drive south towards Salem through beautiful scenic farms and orchards.
The third stop will be at Failla Wines at award winning Zenith Vineyards.
Please note the lunch previously planned at Zenith is cancelled and all prepaid fees will be returned.
10:30 – 11:30 Kramer Vineyards
11:30 – 12:15 Tour stage 1
12:15 – 1:15 Lemelson Vineyards
1:30 – 2:30 in Carlton for lunch and tasting rooms
2:30 – 3:15 Tour stage 2
3:15 – 4:30 Failla Wines (at Zenith Vineyards)
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