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Celebrate Thanksgiving in Washington County Wine Country

Posted on: November 2nd, 2012 by Sylke Neal-Finnegan 1 Comment

Explore Oregon's Washington County Wine Country this Thanksgiving Weekend

After the turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie have been eaten, and the early-morning Black Friday sales have been conquered, what’s left of a Thanksgiving weekend being spent in the Pacific Northwest? Add a new tradition to your destination Thanksgiving: wine tasting!

Each year during Thanksgiving weekend, wineries open their doors for wine tastings, good conversation and fun. The following are this year’s participating wineries for the 30th Annual Oregon Wine Country Thanksgiving, November 23-25 (most wineries open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.):

A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery (Tasting fee: $7): Current release wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music; free, hourly hayrides to pick a $20 Noble Christmas tree (with bottle purchase)

Alloro Vineyard (Tasting fee:$10/$25): Current release wine tasting, charcuteries ($10 per person); pre-release reserve Pinot tasting ($25 per person)

Anam Cara Cellars (Tasting fee: $10): New release wine tasting, chocolate by Vanessa Walden of Smitten Truffles, local art viewing, Oregon cheeses

Apolloni Vineyards (Tasting fee: $5): New and current release wine tasting, sparkling wine tasting, barrel tastings, truffles by by Vanessa Walden of Smitten Truffles

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate (Tasting fee: $15): Wine tasting and gourmet treats

Cooper Mountain Vineyards: New and current release wine tasting, appetizers, live music

David Hill Vineyards & Winery (Tasting fee: $10, includes logo glass): New and current release wine tasting

Elk Cove Vineyards (Tasting fees vary): Current and limited release wine tasting

Freja Cellars (Tasting fee:$10, includes logo glass): Wine tasting, breads, cheeses chocolates and fruits

J. Albin Winery (Tasting fee: $10): Wine tasting, sparkling wine tasting, tasty morsels

Kramer Vineyards (Tasting fee: $10/$20): New release tasting, sparkling wine tasting

Montinore Estate (Tasting fee: $5): Wine tasting, toffee tasting by Mimi’s French Market, holiday specials

Patton Valley Vineyard (Tasting fee: $10, includes logo glass): New release and reserve tasting, tasty nibbles

Plum Hill Vineyards (Tasting fee: $5, includes logo glass): Wine tasting, snacks, gift shop, crafts by local artisans

Ponzi Vineyards (Tasting fee: $10): Current release and reserve wine tasting

Raptor Ridge Winery (Tasting fee: $15): New and current release and library wine tasting, fine meats and cheeses

SakeOne (Tasting fee: $10): Daiginjo sake tasting

**List may not include all participating wineries; wineries will be added to the list as information is collected. See list of all wineries in Oregon’s Washington County.

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