Hi folks~As many of you already know, we are not officially opening our doors until May 5th…except for Passport weekend! Passport weekend is April 1st through the 3rd, with a sneak preview on March 28th in Portland, in the Pearl (details below). Since this is such a major event in our local wine/grape grower group, we couldn’t pass it up…even if the tasting room isn’t quite ready. So please come out and visit us during Passport Weekend, and forgive us our construction!
Passport Weekend 2011
Monday March 28th, 1-4 pm Trade, 5-8pm public tasting
Urban Studio in the Pearl District, 935 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR
Over 22 wineries will be pouring where one can meet the winemakers and discover the variety of wines from the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Valley AVAs. Tickets are $25 each and include a commemorative wine glass, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and a Passport for Passport Weekend (a $15 value).
Friday April 1st through Sunday April 3rd
AniChe Cellars Will be serving gourmet cheeses, crudite, sandwiches and antipasta to pair with free wine tasting. 15% off case purchases as well as daily offers throughout the weekend! Ziegler Vineyards will be a special guest, pouring their gorgeous Tempranillo from the vineyard next door!
The Passport is available for purchase at every winery (Cost is $15). Wineries will stamp the passport visa-style as you visit their tasting rooms. Most wineries offer free wine tasting and special offers on case sales and bottles with food and live music.
Buy Tickets at columbiagorgewine.com
Passport Weekend I-Phone App
Got an I-Phone? We’ve got the App for you! Columbia Gorge Wine Growers has produced a tidy app for the I-phone to replace the paper passport for Passport Weekend! For 5 bucks, you can download the app (a $10 savings from the paper passport!) and get winery information, maps and special offers for wineries participating in Passport Weekend. After Passport Weekend, the app will forever be a guide to local wineries. AGAIN…5 bucks, the usual tasting fee at local wineries, you get the app that gets you free tasting all weekend long.
Please come join us for our premiere event!