Taste Local in the North Willamette is a two-day wine event hosted by the North Willamette Vintners to showcase the unique, elegant and expressive wines produced in the North Willamette Valley. Included with your ticket is access to the wine festival on March 21 and two complimentary premium tastings on March 22 at participating wineries. View more details below.
Day One ~ The Festival
Includes a central wine festival at McMenamins Grand Lodge where 20 North Willamette Valley wineries will showcase their wines. Your ticket includes a commemorative glass that serves as your passport to taste the wines from each of the featured wineries as well as small bites provided by McMenamins Grand Lodge. The festival will run from 1 pm – 5 pm.
Things to Know:
~ Do you love what you’re tasting? We encourage you to purchase bottles of your favorite wines to take home. To help make sure you get your bottles home, a will call area will be provided so you can enjoy the festival without carrying your purchases around.
~ Limited parking is available. We encourage ride sharing or staying overnight at McMenamins Grand Lodge!
~ Please note, minors and pets are not permitted in the festival and in and out privileges are not allowed.
Day Two ~ Premium Tastings
Includes two premium tastings at your choice of participating wineries. Each event guest will secure their day two premium tasting tickets at the festival. Premium tastings are valued at $20 – $25 per tasting and will include a special library wine, limited production wine or special release wines. These tastings are only available on March 22.
Our special events are sure to spark your interest with everything from winemaker blending seminars to cooking classes and much more. Make sure to stay tuned for a list of all events hosted by our participating wineries.
Add-on events will be hosted Friday, March 20th – Sunday, March 22nd.
Early bird tickets*: $45 per person good through February 29, 2020
*each early bird ticket purchased = entry to win a gift basket valued at over $250
Regular tickets: $55 per person March 1 – March 21, 2020.