Upcoming Events for August 2018

Ken Wright Visits Chain Bridge Cellars!

Sunday, August 26, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Price: FREE Duration: 2 hrs Group Size: 1 - 0 Guests

Sip with Ken at Chain Bridge Cellars in Virginia!


Please register online to attend
Event Cost: Free

Description of Event from Doug House at Chain Bridge Cellars:

"It's been years and took a big, bold, bid at the Willamette Valley Auction a few months ago, but it was worth it.  Because Ken Wright, the man Wine Spectator called "A Master of Pinot Noir in Oregon" and who introduced the concept of single-vineyard bottlings to the Willamette Valley, will be here at Chain Bridge Cellars from 3-5pm on Sunday August 26. And you're invited to come and meet an American winemaking legend and taste some of his exceptional wines.
There's no cost but PLEASE sign-up online if you'd like to come.  We expect very strong interest and attendance at this rare visit by Ken to the DC area and want to be sure to be prepared to accommodate everyone who'd like to come.
Other than meeting Ken, the highlight of the afternoon will be the world debut of a tiny, five-case, production bottling of Ken’s best vines in the famed Freedom Hill Vineyard:  the 2016 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Heritage Block Clone 777. "- DH 

Wine Line-Up:

2014 Bonnie Jean Vineyard Pinot Noir (Wine Enthusiast 94 points)
2014 Latchkey Vineyard Pinot Noir (Wine Enthusiast 92 points)
2015 Savoya Vineyard Pinot Noir (Wine Enthusiast 92 points)
2015 McCrone Vineyard Pinot Noir (Wine Enthusiast 94 points)
2016 Abbott Claim Vineyard Pinot Noir (not yet rated - but great!!)

There's no charge for this special tasting event, but PLEASE register online so we can be ready to take care of everyone who'd like to come. 
And, if you have any questions at all, please call us at 703.356.6500.  Thanks!

Ken Wright is Coming to Charlotte!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Price: FREE Duration: 2 hrs Group Size: 1 - 0 Guests

Join Ken Wright & 7 other wineries for a fun & intimate tasting in Charlotte!


Come taste the wine of Oregon’s
 Yamhill-Carlton AVA!

August 29th, 2018 | 6 to 8pm 
Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel
5501 Carnegie Blvd Charlotte, NC 28209

Tickets $40

          The Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area, home to many Oregon wine industry pioneers and the oldest soils in the Willamette Valley, is coming to Charlotte! Join 8 wineries for a fun and intimate tasting on August 29th at the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel from 6-8pm. The producers will be pouring wine all exclusively made from Y-C AVA fruit, concentrating on Pinot Noir, as well as a small selection of white wine and rosé. Learn firsthand about Oregon’s geology and climate and what makes the wine so alluring, complex and age worthy. While you sip, enjoy delectable bites that complement the world-class wines.

If you want any of these wines in your cellar, Foxcroft Wine Co. will be on site taking care of your wine ordering needs!

    Participating Yamhill-Carlton AVA Wineries:


Angela Estate
Angela Estate "Abbott Claim Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2013
Angela Estate "Angela Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2014

Chris James Cellars
2016 Pinot Noir
2016 Pinot Noir Reserve
2017 Pinot Noir Rosé
2016 Lagerin Dolcetto
2017 Cuveé Blanc

EIEIO & Company 2015 Chardonnay - Yates Conwill Vineyard
EIEIO & Company 2016 Chardonnay - Cuvee 
EIEIO & Company 2012 Pinot noir - Saffron Fields Vineyard

Elk Cove Vineyards
Estate Riesling 2017
Goodrich Vineyard Chardonnay 2015
Mt. Richmond Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
La Boheme Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
Reserve Pinot Noir 2016

Ken Wright Cellars
2014 Bonnie Jean Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Tanager Vineyard Pinot Noir
2015 Savoya Vineyard Pinot Noir 
2015 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

Roots Wine Co. 
2017 Roots Estate Pinot Gris
2016 Roots Crosshairs Cuvée Pinot Noir
2016 Roots Yamhill Springs Pinot Noir
2016 Roots Fairsing vineyard Pinot Noir

Saffron Fields
2013 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir
2015 Chardonnay
2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir

WildAire Cellars
2015 Timothy Pinot Noir
2015 Fairsing Vineyard Pinot Noir
2016 Yates Conwill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

Sunday, September 2, 2018 @ 7:00 AM

Price: FREE Duration: 0 min Group Size: 1 - 0 Guests

Half Marathon held in the heart of the Willamette Valley!


The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon is held in the heart of the Willamette Valley, less than an hour drive from downtown Portland. We encourage bringing your friends, family and running partners to spend time and enjoy this scenic area encompassing multiple wine appellations. The race has a limited-size field designed to offer our participants and their guests the finest destination experience possible. Ancillary events and other activities are planned for our guests before and after the race, and we encourage spending time in the area to take advantage of all the attractions the region has to offer. Yamhill County and its member businesses are excited to extend their finest hospitality to our guests during your stay. 

Date: September 2nd, 2018
Start Time: 7:00am
Start Line: Stoller Family Estate | 16161 NE McDougall Rd. Dayton, OR 97114
Finish Line: Ken Wright Cellars - 120 N. Pine St. Carlton. OR 97111
Course Time Limit: 3.5 Hours

Register Here!