Oregon Wine Month: Celebrate Spring Wine Season This May
May is Oregon Wine Month and Beaverton is the gateway to many of the state’s most acclaimed wineries and tasting rooms. This month, stay close to home and sip and sample the diverse tastes and varietals of Oregon wine.
Try These New(ish) Wineries
Several local wineries have new tasting rooms that are now open to the public. Amaterra Wines (amaterrawines.com) is a brand-new winery located in the West Hills. This exciting new state-of-the-art facility, situated in the Tualatin Hills AVA, features an on-site restaurant with a full menu of locally sourced ingredients.
Sidereus Vineyard and Winery (sidereuswinery.com) is a new boutique winery located in the farming community of Cornelius, Oregon, and situated in the Laurelwood District American Viticultural Area (AVA) of the Willamette Valley. The estate-grown vineyards produce Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling.
Benza Vineyards (benza.com) has been growing wine grapes in Hillsboro for nearly two decades and recently opened its first tasting room. Also located in the Laurelwood District AVA, Benza crafts Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose and sparkling wines from its LIVE-certified, 12-acre estate vineyard.
Carpenter Creek Winery and Farm (carpentercreekfarm.org) is located at the base of Oregon’s Coast Range and is a working vineyard and horse farm. Carpenter Creek produces a variety of wines, including Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Malbec and Syrah.
Celebrate Oregon Wine Month with the first ever Pink! Rosé Festival
Rosé wine is the star of the Pink! Rosé Festival (pinkrosefest.com), which kicks off wine season with a fun-filled day of rosé sipping at Hillsboro’s Ron Tonkin Field (home of the Hillsboro Hops). Guests will enjoy new and limited-release rosés from 15 Tualatin Valley wineries. The event will welcome food and wine lovers (and the rosé curious) to in a fun and casual environment. Tickets are $40 per person and include six tasting tokens and a commemorative wine tumbler (additional tasting tokens and food will be available for purchase).
Pink! Rosé Festival Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1-4pm. Ron Tonkin Field | 4460 NE Century Blvd, Hillsboro. Visit pinkrosefest.com. This event is open to adults ages 21+ only. For more information about Tualatin Valley’s wineries, visit tualatinvalley.org.
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