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Guide to Oregon Wine Thanksgiving Open House Events

Nov 23, 2010

Thanksgiving weekend is a very exciting time for Oregon wine lovers.  Each year, wineries and vineyards all over the region will open their doors to the public for special tastings and festivities.  We are best known for our Pinot noir,Pinot gris, Chardonnay and Pinot blanc.  This holiday weekend is a wonderful time to experience the many flavors and delight Oregon wine has to offer from more than 160 wineries and tasting rooms

To get the most out of your weekend, we recommend that you do a bit of homework first.  Research wineries, explore wine regions and download maps from the Oregon Wine Explorer and check out this guide to local wineries from  Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA).

Here are some other helpful resources to plan your wine tasting adventure:

Oregon Wine Board – www.oregonwine.org
Willamette Valley Visitors Association – www.oregonwinecountry.org
Willamette Valley Wineries Association – www.willamettewines.com

We also recommend that you visit the vineyard’s site or contact them directly for information about their Thanksgiving Open House Festivities.  Here is a list of some of our local wineries for your convenience.  Please drive safe and enjoy your tour of Oregon Wine Country!

Apolloni Vineyards
14135 NW Timmerman Rd.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 330-5946
www.apolloni.com

  • Family-owned winery started in 1999, specializing in traditional Pinot Noir and Italian-style wines
  • Follows the practices of the Oregon LIVE sustainable viticulture program
  • Open 12 noon – 5:00 pm Friday – Sunday (March – December) or by appointment

 

Cooper Mountain Vineyards
9480 SW Grabhorn Rd.
Beaverton, OR 97007
(503) 649-0027
www.coopermountainwine.com

  • Founded in 1987, first Pacific Northwest winery to embrace biodynamic viticulture (1999)
  • First Pacific Northwest winery to produce all wines from 100-percent certified organic and biodynamic estate-grown grapes
  • Three tiers of award-winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, plus Pinot Blanc and Malbec
  • Open 12 noon – 5:00 pm daily

David Hill Vineyard & Winery
46350 NW David Hill Rd.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 992-8545

www.davidhillwinery.com

  • Fine estate wines and award-winning port made from Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer grapes; sparkling wine made in traditional French Champenoise style
  • 40 acres of some of the state’s oldest vines; tasting in historic 1883 farmhouse with sweeping views
  • Open 12 noon – 5:00 pm daily

 

Elk Cove Vineyards
27751 NW Olson Rd.
Gaston, OR 97119
(503) 985-7760

www.elkcove.com

  • One of Oregon’s oldest and most respected wineries founded in 1974; family-owned and operated
  • Produces single-vineyard Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc
  • · Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily except holidays

 

Helvetia Vineyards
23269 NW Yungen Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 647-7596

www.helvetiawinery.com

  • Grapevines planted in 1982; Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay wines produced
  • Visitor center and tasting room in 100-year old farmhouse of Swiss-German pioneer Jacob Yungen; display of Yungen’s original winemaking equipment
  • Open 1:00 – 5:00 pm Friday, 12 noon – 5:00 pm Saturday – Sunday

 

Montinore Estate
3663 SW Dilley Rd.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 359-5012

www.montinore.com

  • 220-acre vineyard established in 1982; certified organic and biodynamic in 2008
  • Five estate-grown varietals: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Muller-Thurgau
  • Open 11:00 am – 4:30 pm weekdays; 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday – Sunday

 

Oak Knoll Winery
29700 SW Burkhalter Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 648-8198

www.oakknollwinery.com

  • First and longest operating winery in Washington County
  • Founded in 1970 by Ronald and Marjorie Vuylsteke, now operated by the family’s second generation
  • Award-winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling Gewurztraminer and Muller-Thurgau
  • Open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm daily; weekdays until 6:00 pm May –  September

Patton Valley Vineyard
9449 SW Old Hwy. 47
Gaston, OR 97119
(503) 985-3445
www.pattonvalley.com

  • Hand-crafted, estate-grown Pinot Noir wines; certified sustainable farming practices used
  • Open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday – Sunday

Plum Hill Vineyards
6505 SW Old Hwy. 47
Gaston, OR 97119
(503) 359-1946

www.PlumHillWine.com

  • Family-owned winery producing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Rose wines
  • Open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm daily (starting early 2009)

Ponzi Vineyards
14665 SW Winery Ln.
Beaverton, OR 97007
(503) 628-1227

www.ponziwines.com

  • Founded in 1970 by Dick and Nancy Ponzi, pioneers of the Oregon wine industry
  • Operated by second generation: Michel, Maria and acclaimed winemaker Luisa Ponzi
  • Renowned Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and White Riesling wines
  • Oregon LIVE Certified vineyards – the world’s highest standard for sustainable viticulture
  • Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily; tours by appointment

Purple Cow Vineyards
52720 NW Wilson School Rd.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 330-0991

www.purplecowvineyards.com

  • One of Washington County’s newest wineries producing just 500 cases per year
  • Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and unusual grapes such as Marechal Foch and Tempranillo
  • Open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday only

 

SakéOne
820 Elm St.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 357-7056

www.sakeone.com

  • The only American-owned saké brewery
  • Produces traditional craft saké, fruit- and herb-infused saké and specialty saké
  • Only producer of certified organic sake carrying the USDA organic seal
  • Leading producer of “Ginjo” (premium) grade saké in the U.S. under its Momokawa label
  • First company to bottle a new category of flavor-added saké under its Moonstone label
  • Open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm daily; tours available at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm daily

Shafer Vineyard Cellars
6200 NW Gales Creek Rd.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 357-6604

www.shafervineyardcellars.com

  • Begun in 1973 by the Shafer family as a solely grape-growing operation; winemaking since 1978
  • Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Muller-Thurgau wines
  • Open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm daily

Tualatin Estate Vineyards
10850 NW Seavey Rd.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 357-5005

www.tualatinestate.com

  • Established in 1973 – one of the oldest vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley
  • Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, plus dessert-style Muscat and Gewürztraminer
  • Open 12 noon – 5:00 pm Saturday – Sunday (March – December)

By Appointment or Designated Days:

 

Alloro Vineyard
22075 SW Lebeau Rd.
Sherwood, OR 97140
(503) 320-5696
www.allorovineyard.com

  • Artisan producer of small production, handcrafted wines
  • Open to the public at Memorial Day and Thanksgiving holidays and by appointment

Ardiri Winery and Vineyards
35040 SW Unger Rd.
Cornelius, OR 97113
(503) 628-0955
www.gypsydancerestates.com

  • Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris wines, plus Pinot Blanc in 2009
  • Open by appointment

Beran Vineyards
30088 SW Egger Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 628-1298

www.beranvineyards.com

  • Limited production of handcrafted Pinot Noir from old vines
  • Open by appointment – please call for information.

Freja Cellars
16691 SW McFee Pl.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 628-0337

www.frejacellars.com

  • Boutique producer of fine artisan Pinot Noir wines
  • Open to the public at Memorial Day and Thanksgiving holidays only

Garden Vineyards
12960 NW Dick Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 547-9046

www.gardenvineyards.com

  • Wines available by e-mail request only
  • Open to the public at Memorial Day and Thanksgiving holidays and by appointment

J. Albin Winery
19495 Vista Hill
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 628-2986

·         Open by appointment only

Quailhurst Vineyard Estate
15031 SW Pleasant Hill Rd.
Sherwood, OR 97140
(509) 427-5132

www.QuailhurstWines.com

  • Award-winning Pinot Noir, Rose, white varietals and Pinot port wines made from French wine grapes with traditional French wine-making methods
  • Open to the public at Memorial Day and Thanksgiving holidays and by appointment

The Holidays Are Coming to The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport!

Nov 18, 2010

The 2010 Holiday Season is here and we have several announcements to make to our loyal guests and friends to kick things off!

The Grand Gives Back 2010

This holiday season we have adopted the theme, The Grand Gives Back 2010 . We have purchased our poinsettias that decorate our lobby from Sunnyside Environmental School’s 2010 Wreath & Poinsettia Sale. This is a local school initiative to raise money for school activities by selling fresh holiday decorations.

In keeping with the spirit of giving back, we will also be hosting a Salvation Army Angel Giving Tree to benefit local families who need our help this season. To learn how you can help make someone’s holiday brighter, please come by our lobby or contact us at 866-968-5757.

Stay tuned- we will announcing more initiatives to give back to the community that has given us so much!

The Grand Hotel Bridgeport Black Friday Special

It’s no secret that retail stores are offering BIG discounts to holiday shoppers the day after Thanksgiving so we want to make your Bridgeport Village shopping experience the best.  Our Black Friday Special is $99 and includes an early chef prepared breakfast to fuel your day (not to mention we are walking distance of the Bridgeport Village Shopping District- one of Oregon’s Premiere shopping destinations).

You will also have access to our luxurious hotel amenities including:

  • Shuttle Service
  • Indoor pool and spa
  • Work Out Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Complimentary high-speed internet
  • Complimentary covered parking

Holiday Events at Bridgeport Village

Bridgeport Village is bringing in the Holiday Spirit with their annual traditions!  On Friday, November 26 (Black Friday) Santa will be rolling into Bridgeport Village on the Bridgeport Express Train.

That evening, you won’t want to the miss the big Light Up The Night Holiday Event from 6-8pm featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, live entertainment from the Tom Grant band featuring Shelly Rudolph, and the official lighting of the stunning Holiday Tree in Center Court.

The Washington County, Oregon Guide to Holiday Shopping

Nov 12, 2010

One of the perks about visiting Oregon during this time is tax free holiday shopping!

Our friends at Washington County Visitors Association put together this helpful guide for travelers to find the best local spots for holiday shopping! Enjoy!

Washington Square Mall
9585 SW Washington Square Rd.
Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 639-8860

• Traditional major mall located in Tigard along Hwy. 217 near its junction with Interstate 5
• Built in 1974, expanded and renovated in 2005 to become one of the largest retail centers in the Portland metropolitan area
• Four anchor department stores including Oregon’s largest Nordstrom, 170 distinctive retailers including the West Coast’s only Dick’s Sporting Goods, five restaurants and 11-eatery Food Court

Bridgeport Village
7455 SW Bridgeport Rd.
Tigard, OR 97224
(503) 968-8940

• Easy-access location just off Interstate 5 on the border of Tualatin and Tigard
• European-style, outdoor shopping area with nearly 500,000 sq. ft. of retail, restaurant and theater space
• Blend of upscale national and local retailers, 10 restaurants, multiplex movie theater with IMAX

Nearby:
The Stash Tea Store
7250 SW Durham Rd., Bldg. J
Tigard, OR 97224
(503) 603-9905

• Exclusive retail location of nationally recognized tea producer
• 200 loose-leaf teas and more than 80 in tea bags, including seasonal and rare varieties
• Daily free tea tastings, weekly tea samplings to compare varieties, teapots and gifts for tea lovers

The Streets of Tanasbourne
19350 NW Emma Way
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 533-0561

• Located just off Hwy. 26 on NW Cornell Road
• Outdoor shopping cluster of more than 50 specialty shops and national retailers, eight restaurants

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon
195 N. 26th Ave.
Cornelius, OR 97113 (moving to Hillsboro’s Orenco Station in August)
(503) 693-0662

• The only hazelnut cooperative in the U.S. with more than 150 growers and 7,500 acres
• Largest processor and handler of Oregon hazelnuts in North America, founded in 1984
• Retail store sells wide variety of hazelnut products under Oregon Orchard and Pride of Oregon labels

Antiques

Le’Stuff Antique Mall
234 E Main St.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 640-9197

• Located in downtown Hillsboro
• Antiques and collectibles including furniture, pottery, jewelry and clocks, plus clock repair

Railroad Street Antique Mall
16167 SW Railroad St.
Sherwood, OR 97140
(503) 625-2246

• Located in the heart of historic Old Town Sherwood
• Antiques and collectibles including toys, vintage posters, pottery, glassware, costume jewelry, furniture

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