….come and taste some wines!
As many of you know, the property we are developing into a vineyard is located in the Willamette Valley of Oregon within the McMinnville American Viticultural Area (AVA).
For those of you who don’t know what an AVA is, it is a designated wine grape-growing region that is distinguished by its geographical features.
The McMinnville AVA currently consists of six wineries and eight vineyards, all producing some pretty incredible wines.
Our first event as an AVA is taking place July 18, 2009 at Yamhill Valley Vineyards in McMinnville, Oregon.
Since our property does not have vines in the ground as of yet, we are considered associate members of the AVA but we will be there participating in some shape or form!
The day will begin with a seminar discussing the uniqueness of the Mcminnville terrior. This will be followed by an AVA tasting showcasing the wines of the McMinnville AVA and then individual events at participating wineries such as barrel tastings, vineyard tours and wine library tasting available for your enjoyment.
So if you live in the area, consider coming out and taking part in what is sure to be a fabulous afternoon. I would love to meet many of you who have been such great supporters of this site and my wine endeavors.
Yamhill Valley Vineyards, where the event is taking place, is approximately 40 miles South of Portland and 27 miles North of Salem.
This event will only cost you pennies on the dollar, 2500 of them to be exact ($25.00). This will include the AVA tasting, appetizers (prepared by my friend’s daughter who is currently training at the Culinary Institute of America…maybe I can pick up a few cooking tips), an etched tasting glass and all planned activities taking place at the wineries/vineyards afterward.
Participating wineries will include Brittan Vineyards, Coeur de Terre Vineyard, Coleman Vineyard, Maysara Vineyard, Seufert Winery, Stony Mountain Vineyard, Yamhill Valley Vineyards and Youngberg Hill Vineyard.
Buy your tickets now and I’ll see you there. I guarantee it will be a beautiful day in the Oregon wine country.