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Pinot in the City
September 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$65
SEATTLE — The Willamette Valley Wineries Association returns to Seattle for the first time in four years with Pinot in the City on Sept. 11 at the Sodo Park building, showcasing 60 of the Willamette Valley’s finest producers.
The consumer event is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Tickets cost $65 each and are available online.
Since the Seattle debut of Pinot in the City, similar tastings have been staged in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C., introducing consumers and the wine trade to Willamette Valley wines and the people who craft them.
“It’s exciting to return to Seattle after seeing such great reception for Pinot in the City across the country in the past four years,” WVWA executive director Sue Horstmann said in a news release. “We launched here in 2010 with an event celebrating Oregon wines and could not be happier with its progress. These events are special because tasters actually have a chance to meet the faces behind the labels.”
Oregon is home to more than 500 wineries and vineyards, the majority of which are concentrated in the lush Willamette Valley. The industry began in 1965 with a few daring pioneers and has since become recognized as a top producer of New World Pinot Noir.
In true Willamette Valley fashion, many of these wineries are family-owned and operated, turning out small lots from estate fruit unlike anything else on the planet. Pinot in the City celebrates both the tradition and growth Oregon wine country has enjoyed over the years.
Pinot in the City will feature Oregon’s flagship Pinot Noir in addition to a diversity of other cool-climate wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling.
Sodo Park is a new, 7,500-square foot space by Herban Feast Catering with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and millwork that reflects its previous life as a factory.
The Willamette Valley Wineries Association is a non-profit industry association dedicated to achieving recognition for Oregon’s Willamette Valley as a premier Pinot Noir region. It has nearly 200 members, representing wineries and tasting rooms throughout the Willamette Valley from Portland to Eugene.
Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country and Wine Country Thanksgiving are the two oldest WVWA-sponsored touring events in Oregon. The WVWA also publishes an annual guide to wineries with a touring map.
For more information or to request a touring map, visit www.willamettewines.com, call 503-646-2985 or follow on Twitter @wvwines and on Facebook.