It’s never too late to plan a wine country getaway in Oregon’s Washington County! From neighbors’ nights out to fun and unique events, these events allow visitors to enjoy the last days of summer and are sure to please the palate.
Neighbors Night at Cooper Mountain Vineyards; Fridays through August, 5-8 p.m.: Every Friday night throughout the summer celebrate the community at Cooper Mountain Vineyards‘ Neighbors Night. Relax on the lawn and listen to live music while taking in the scenic Willamette Valley. Pack a picnic and enjoy a stunning sunset. No admission fee; glasses of wine available for purchase as well as bottle sales to go.
Toast to the Tunes Concert Series; Thursdays in August, 6-9 p.m.: Bring a picnic dinner (no outside beverages permitted) and enjoy classic rock tunes on the spacious lawn of Oak Knoll Winery. This is a fun event for the whole family and leashed dogs also are welcome. Admission is $5 for guests 21+; guests under the age of 21 free. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Summer Sundays at the Ponzi Historic Estate; Sundays in August, 5-9 p.m.: Savor summer sunsets at the Ponzi Historic Estate, while sipping Ponzi wines by the glass or bottle and listening to live music or playing a game of bocce ball. Bring a blanket and a picnic (no outside alcohol or pets, please). Cost is $15 online; $20 at the door.
Date Night at Plum Hill Vineyards, 2nd Friday of each month, 5-8 p.m.: Enjoy date night with snacks, live music and complimentary wine tastings the second Friday of each month. Admission is free; optional catered dinner is $12.95 and reservations are required. For dinner reservations, please call 503-359-4706.
Ardiri Movie Night, 2nd Saturday of each month (through November), 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Relax with a glass of wine at Ardiri Winery and Vineyards and enjoy a movie al fresco on the inviting patio, complete with fire pits for those cool summer evenings.
Sakétini Saturday; 3rd Saturday of the month (summer months), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Celebrate the myriad creative ways saké can be used in cocktail at SakéOne, the region’s only saké brewery. Sample from three delicious sakétini cocktails at the Tasting Bar, ranging from tropical to sophisticated, sweet to savory. Cost: $3 for 3 saketini cocktails, or add the saketinis onto a Sake Shock, Toji, or Kura flight for $2.
Summer Lunch Series at Raptor Ridge Winery, 3rd and 5th Saturday in August, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Raptor Ridge Winery‘s summer lunch series features delicious menus designed and prepared by regional chefs, paired with some of the winery’s best vintages. Cost is $45 per person (reservations required), and seating is limited to no more than 20 guests in order to preserve an intimate setting.
Patio Grill Night; 2nd Friday of the month (August and September), 6-8:30 p.m.: Enjoy a casual evening at Apolloni Vineyards with a gourmet four-course menu prepared by Sundial Specialty Baking, perfectly paired with Apolloni wines. Cost is $45, inclusive. For reservations, please call 503-359-3606.
For more August wine events read “August in Wine Country: Late-Summer Wine Events.”
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