Oregon is overflowing with things to do as the temperature warms up. Music festivals, plays, sporting events and dinners. The only thing that can make these events even better is wine. Wine really does go with everything, and we have put together a quick reference guide for upcoming events taking place in our great state from north to south, east to west, vineyard to city. A few of our favorites include more information to whet your palate. Get your calendar out, it’s time to start making some plans!

Rogue Valley Wine & Food Festival

Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th


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Warrenton Astoria Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival

Friday, April 26th – Sunday, April 28th


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A Taste of Ashland

Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, 28th


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Yamhill-Carlton AVA Winery Tasting

Saturday, May 4th

Anne Amie Vineyards, Carlton

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2nd Annual Oregon Chardonnay Symposium

Saturday, May 4th

In its second year, this exciting event explores the emergence of quality Chardonnay in Oregon. The event will be hosted by Oregonian wine writer and author Katherine Cole, and features the wines and winemakers of Arterberry Maresh, Big Table Farms, Crowley, Division Winemaking Company, Durant Vineyards, EIEIO, Matello, and Walter Scott. Tickets are $60 and include seminar, technical tasting and extended tasting.

Red Ridge Farms, Dayton

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Spring Wine Stroll

Saturday, May 11th

Grants Pass

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3rd Annual Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest

Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th

Hood River

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Applegate Valley UnCorked

Sunday, May 19th

Applegate Valley

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Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th

It has become a long-standing tradition for wineries throughout Oregon, including over 300 wineries in the Willamette Valley, to open their doors and welcome guests from all over the world for this fun-filled weekend. Many wineries that are not regularly open for visitors, in addition to those that are, will pull out all the stops and offer tastings. Participating wineries usually pour their new releases, as well as a few special treats such as older vintages or smaller production single vineyard wines (available to taste and buy). There is usually a fee, which always includes the tastings and often includes gourmet snacks, winery or vineyard tours and sometimes even a wine glass to take home to commemorate the weekend.

Oregon Wine Regions

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Rose Days

Saturday, June 8th and Sunday June 9th

St. Paul



PDX Urban Wineries Group Tasting

Sunday, June 9th




Deep Roots Coalition Tasting

Tuesday, June 11th




McMinnville AVA Tasting

Saturday, June 22nd




Taste Washington

Monday, June 24th




Sake Fest PDX

Thursday, June 27th




Historic Deepwood Estate Wine & Jazz Fest

Saturday, June 29th




Fine Wine One-Half Marathon

Sunday, July 14th




International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC)

Friday, July 26th – Sunday, July 28th

This celebration showcases Pinot Noirs not just from Oregon but also from around the globe. The three-day event includes out of this world meals like the grand dinner, a traditional salmon bake and the sparkling brunch. Days are full of tastings and visits to wineries where winemakers engage participants in hands-on seminars and tastings. Tickets for he full weekend are just under $1000 but individual tickets to the Salmon bake and the Walkabout tasting on the final day are available as well.




Willamette Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet

First Four Weekends in August

Entering into its fifth season, the Willamette Shakespeare festival is fun for the whole family. Plays are preformed not in a theater but in a picturesque vineyard where thespians dispense their version of the famous playwrights most popular pieces. This year the troop is taking on the classic, Romeo and Juliet. Bring a blanket, a picnic and some cash for wine, which is available for sale at the events. Can you say Date night?

Stoller Vineyards, Montinore Estate, Willamette Valley Vineyards, and a to-be-announced location in Portland



Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Labor Day Weekend Winery Open House

Saturday, August 3rd – Monday, September 2nd

Columbia Gorge



The Bite of Oregon

Friday, August 9th – Sunday, August 11th  




Forest Grove UnCorked

Saturday, August 17th

Forest Grove



Oregon State Fair Pairings Event -Wines, Cuisine & Music

Friday, August 23rd




Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

Sunday, September 1st

Question: What better reward is there for 13.1 miles of running on country roads than the satisfaction of a job well done? Answer: A glass of wine (or two) paired with that sense of satisfaction. The Fine Wine half marathon starts at Stoller Vineyards in Dundee and winds around the Willamette Valley’s countryside, taking you by vineyards, pastures, and wineries where you will finish in ever-quaint Carlton with a festive post-run party in front of Ken Wright Cellars. The festivities include wine tasting, food, live music and beer.

Dundee – Carlton



Bounty of the County

Sunday, September 8th

Sokol Blosser Winery, Dayton



Carlton Crush Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 14th




Savor Southern Oregon

Saturday, September 14th





Thursday September 19th – Sunday September 22nd  




St Josef’s Grape Stomping Festival

Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, Sept 22nd




Jennifer Cossey
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