Summer’s not over yet, and evenings in Oregon’s Washington County wine country are even more special as we near the end of the season. While many area wineries are closing for the day, these wineries are just getting started. Set out to Oregon wine country and enjoy an evening of great wine, summer fun and friendly folks.
If it’s Thursday, it’s movie night! Sit back and relax while watching and outdoor movie, sip wines and take in the spectacular views at Garden Vineyards (8-10 p.m. through August 30). Can’t make it on Thursday nights? Don’t miss live music Friday evenings (6-9 p.m. through September 7).
Each Friday (through Sept. 7), from 5-8 p.m., Cooper Mountain Vineyards invites the public to enjoy live music on the lawn, tasting flights or wines by the glass or bottle and views of spectacular sunsets.
Sundays became a lot more sweeter this summer with Ponzi Vineyards Summer Sundays (through August 26). Savor an evening of wine, live music and bocce ball at Ponzi’s Estate Vineyard each Sunday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. (no event on August 19). Admission is $15 and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Bring that special someone to Plum Hill Vineyard’s “Date Night,” August 10, 5-8 p.m., which features snacks music and complimentary wine tasting. Optional catered dinner is $17 (reservations required).
The next featured movie (August 11, 7-10:30 p.m.) is “Under the Tuscan Sun,” and Ardiri Winery and Vineyards is the perfect setting to watch a film about that other famous wine country, Tuscany.
Don’t miss the next Third Thursday, August 16, from 5-8 p.m. Taste Raptor Ridge’s variety of wines, paired with bites created by a guest chef, and take home the recipe, complete with a bit of wine-pairing wisdom.
SPECIAL EVENTS & CONCERTS
Rob Stroup and the Blame take the stage August 4 at 6 p.m. at David Hill Winery for an evening of live music, food from the James Gang BBQ Company and delicious wines. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance or at the door.
Oak Knoll’s popular summer music series returns. Relax while noshing on grub prepared by the James Gang BBQ Company, sipping Oak Knoll wines and enjoying the tunes. Upcoming performances include Rock Residue (August 9) and The Rust (August 23). Gates open at 5 p.m., entertainment starts at 6 p.m.
Enjoy an al fresco dinner featuring a seasonal summer menu paired with Apolloni wines, August 10 at 6 p.m. Reservations are required, $40 per person (all inclusive).
Would you like a little Shakespeare with your Pinot? If so, head over to Montinore Estate August 10-12 (7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 6-9 p.m. Sunday) for Willamette Shakespeare Company’s presentation of “Much Ado About Nothing.” Enjoy wine by the glass or bottle.
Interested in visiting Oregon’s Washington County’s wineries during regular tasting room hours? Visit our website for a list of area wineries.
While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided therein and to include all wineries in Oregon’s Washington County, events are subject to change and we may miss an event or two.