If wine is on your holiday beverage menu this year, wineries up and down the Willamette Valley are ready to help you get into the festive spirit.
Dozens of locations will celebrate Thanksgiving in unique ways — think special tastings, food pairings, live music — over the course of two weekends (Nov. 18-20 and Nov. 25-27). Here are a few events we have our eyes on:
🍷 Brooks Bubbles & Caviar Sabering Party | Friday, Nov. 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Brooks Winery, 21101 SE Cherry Blossom Ln., Amity | $199 for two | Enjoy sustainable caviar and oysters paired with sparkling riesling, and try your hand at the art of sabering.
🍷 Thanksgiving Pairing Experience at Ponzi | Friday, Nov. 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Ponzi Vineyards, 19500 SW Mountain Home Rd., Sherwood | $75 deposit per person | Feast on a three-course prix fixe meal in the Founders Room.
🍷 Be Thankful + Wine + Art = Happiness | Sunday, Nov. 27 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Potter’s Vineyard & Clay Art Gallery, 14725 NE Quarry Rd., Newberg | $20 tasting fee | Browse the boutique vineyard’s gallery of ceramics by winemaker/owner Bill Sanchez and other artists.
Pro tip: Plan your trip using the Wine Country Thanksgiving interactive itinerary builder.