Vintage Oregon kicks off Oregon Wine Month

By on February 16, 2013
Oregon wine

Adelsheim Vineyard is in the Chehalem Mountains AVA in the northern Willamette Valley. May is Oregon Wine Month.

PORTLAND – The wine industry will kick off Oregon Wine Month with its second annual Vintage Oregon, a tasting event April 28 in Portland.

Oregon Wine Month is May.

“Last year’s event helped us launch Oregon Wine Month in an exciting way for consumers and our industry,” said Michael Donovan, Oregon Wine Board chairman and managing director of RoxyAnn Winery in Medford. “The format of the event will encourage exploration of our diverse industry, not only at the tasting, but throughout Oregon Wine Month and during the year ahead.”

Vintage Oregon will provide a large selection of wine and expose wine lovers to the state’s diverse wine regions and the grape varieties they produce.

Oregon restaurants will be featured at Vintage Oregon and will use local ingredients and produce.

Throughout May, restaurants and retailers throughout the state will promote Oregon wine. The month-long celebration will lead up to the annual Memorial Day weekend open-house events that take place throughout the state, particularly in the Willamette Valley.

About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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