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Molly Johnson | 05/25/2021 | Featured on Homepage, Food & Drink, Know Now, Wineries

Memorial Day Weekend Wine Tasting Events 2021

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Wineries throughout Mt. Hood Territory are following current state COVID-19 regulations and opening their doors to you in celebration of Memorial Day Weekend. 

Memorial Day always falls on the last Monday in May, a time many companies commemorate by offering employees a vacation day. This makes for a long weekend to connect with family and friends, and Mt. Hood Territory’s wineries have made a tradition of offering extended hours, discounts and special events on this significant weekend. 

1. Oswego Hills Winery

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Sat-Mon 12-5pm

This fully functioning farm is a stand out in Lake Oswego, complete with a beautiful barn and fabulous views... not to mention high caliber wines from reislings to tempranillos. 

2. St. Josef’s Winery

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Fri-Mon 12-5pm

Enjoy their new releases- including their new gamay noir, a zesty red wine with spice and depth, as well as their pinot rose’. They drained the juice from the grapes at harvest and kept them in stainless steel to create a crisp patio sipper. They're also allowing picnics at the pond area!

3. Wooden Shoe Vineyards

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Daily 10am-4pm

Their newly renovated tasting room is the ideal place to relax and enjoy their estate-boutique wines, or wander around the event gardens and surrounding farm. Tip: Try their albariño, an unexpected varietal in Oregon that's grown mostly in Spain and Portugal (think dry, light and bright citrus notes). In late April, they introduced their 2020 albariño and 2019 sparkling albariño.

4. Campbell Lane Winery

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Sat 1-5:30pm, Sun 12-5pm

This tenured vineyard and newer winery on Pete's Mountain offers views of the vineyard and even Mt. Hood from their dog friendly, outdoor patio. Throughout May, including Memorial Day Weekend, bring the pup or a human companion for their vertical rosé flight they're offering in celebration of Oregon Wine Month. The flight will include their 2018, 2019 and 2020 rosé, as well as their 2020 canned rosé for $12. Plus, the tasting fee is waived with a purchase of any two bottles.

5. Hanson Vineyard

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Sat-Sun 12-5pm

Their socially distanced tasting garden is both serene and beautiful, and the scenic drive out there makes for a lovely prelude to tasting their great array of wines. Try their gamay noir, a wine growing in popularity throughout the Willamette Valley. And for other sipping journeys, they just released a new Alsatian white blend and will be releasing a Cheverny-style red blend (pinot noir and gamay) on Memorial Day Weekend.  

6. Buddha Kat Winery

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Fri-Sun 12-3pm

At the base of Mt. Hood in Sandy this boutique winery is the perfect place to stop and grab a bottle (or two) before heading up the mountain or back down when returning from your trip. 

7. Christopher Bridge

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Fri 2-5pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm

With 11 wines to try, including 4 pinot noirs this Oregon City countryside vineyard is a great setting to experience tranquility. Tip: Taste the literal fruits of their Eastern European varietals program. 

8. Forest Edge Vineyard

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Sat, Sun, Mon 12-5pm

This vineyard focuses on sustainability and backs up to a forest that makes the air smell a little sweeter while you taste one of their chardonnays. Plus, in celebration of Oregon Wine Month and Memorial Day Weekend, taste their two new releases, a Léon Millot and a rosé. 

9. Kings Raven Winery

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Fri-Sun 12-6pm

Sweeping views of rolling hills, great wines and a half acre amphitheater where they regularly offer movie nights, yoga and concerts all make this 15 acre vineyard a fantastic stop! Plus, on Sun, May 30, Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes and Salads will be there offering chicken sundaes from 12-5pm. Reservations are available each day, but not required.

10. Terra Vina Wines

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Sat-Mon, 12-5pm 

Join Terra Vina Wines at their vineyard's newly expanded tasting patio as they pour through the delicious big reds you love - Cab Franc, tempranillo, Counoise, Bordeaux blends and a new rosé, along with Futures of the 2020 vintage! Food will also be available for purchase. Flights are $15 and complimentary for Club Members. Reservations are highly recommended.

11. Tumwater Vineyard

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Sun 12-5:30pm

This winery boasts an elegant indoor and outdoor barrel house at the base of Pete's Mountain in West Linn with specialty pinot noirs and a fantastic atmosphere complete with timber frame tasting room and outdoor pond. 

12. Whiskey Hill Winery & Postlewait’s Vineyards

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Fri-Sun 12-5pm (last call at 4:30pm)

Enjoy a tasting flight of estate grown, Willamette Valley wines on their immaculate grounds with your friends and family. Tip: Make sure to try their white pinot noir.

13. Boring Winery

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Fri 3-8pm, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-6pm

With eight varietals to savor and a spacious outdoor patio area, this winery proves that the town of Boring is anything but. They will have their wines and beer along with pizza from Al Forno.

14. twill Cellars

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Sat-Sun 12:30-3:30pm by reservation only

Molly, their Bernese Mountain Dog, often greets guests at this European style tasting room in West Linn, offering southern Rhone inspired wine varietals including grenache and syrah, plus pinot noirs and gris. Their tasting patio is open Sat-Sun with reservations beginning at 12:30pm and their last seating of the day is 3:30pm.

15. Villa Catalana Cellars

Open Memorial Day Weekend | Sat 1-4pm by reservation only

Bring your lunch and enjoy the gardens filled with rare plants, while you sip on their wonderful wine varietals and gaze at the magnificent villa they built by hand with the help of YouTube videos. 

16. Beckham Estate Vineyard:

Open by appointment only

This vineyard is known for their amphora wines. Winemaker Andrew Beckham, an educated ceramicist, makes both the amphora wines and the nearly 1,000 amphora pots those wines are produced in. Their unique combination of wine and ceramic pottery that Beckham crafts on site makes for a unique experience.

For a tasting appointment, you may contact them by phone at 971-645-3466 or text if your requested appointment is within 24 hours. For all other inquiries, you may call the winery or email annedria@beckhamestatevineyard.com.

17. Pete's Mountain Vineyard + Winery

Closed Memorial Day Weekend

At a elevation of 650 feet on, you guessed it, Pete's Mountain, their pinot noir and pinot gris vineyards overlook the Willamette Valley with breathtaking views of Mount Hood and the Willamette River. their goal is to craft local premium wines while providing exceptional value and customer service for an unforgettable experience. 

18. Alexeli Vineyard + Winery

Closed for the 2021 season

This family run vineyard in Molalla is right next to Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch so you can wave at the friendly alpacas before heading to the tasting patio.

Molly Johnson grew up in Mt. Hood Territory and loves getting to write content inspiring others to visit her beloved home. 

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