This August, it’s all about the wine in the Tualatin Valley
Tualatin Valley—or Washington County, as we locals call it—is one of the gateways to the famed Willamette Valley Wine Country. With more than 30 estate wineries right here, there is no need to travel outside of the county to taste great wine. And with these three August wine events, there’s no better excuse to spend the afternoon wine tasting.
SHERWOOD WINE FESTIVAL Friday, August 5 | 4-8 p.m. Saturday, August 8 | 12-7 p.m. (226889 SW Pine St. Sherwood) sherwoodwinefestival.com
The Sherwood Wine Festival returns August 5th and 6th. On Friday, enjoy a Winemaker’s Dinner by Chef Shannon Johnson of Trees Restaurant in Sherwood. Happy hour will be 4-5 p.m.; dinner is from 5-8 p.m. Tickets for the Winemaker’s Dinner may be purchased online and are $125 per person and include a free wine glass. Saturday’s festival will include wine, beer, food and music. The fun starts at noon and ends at 7 p.m. Tickets for the festival may be purchased online are $20 per adult (plus fees); minors, ages 6-20 are $7 per person (plus fees).
CANINES UNCORKED Saturday, August 6 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Various wineries throughout Washington County – tualatinvalley.org/canines-uncorked
The 12th annual Canines Uncorked returns to Tualatin Valley this summer. Take a self-guided tour of four wineries in the North Willamette Valley where dogs are among the guests of honor. Bring your pup and take a self-guided tour of four wineries in the north Willamette Valley, where dogs are among the guests of honor. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased in advance online.
FOREST GROVE UNCORKED Main St., Forest Grove | Saturday, August 20 | fguncorked.com
Get “Uncorked” in Forest Grove. Sample local wine, beer, and spirits and celebrate in the streets of Forest Grove for the downtown annual “Uncorked” event. This event features Oregon’s abundance of fine wineries, micro-brew beer, spirits, skillfully crafted food, fine arts, and local music talent. Stroll Main Street and hear live music and enjoy all there is to taste. Tickets are $13 per person in advance, or $15 at the gate. Nominal tasting fees may apply. The event is for 21 and over. No dogs allowed.
Learn more about estate wineries in Washington County or to find more information about these and other events in the region, visit tualatinvalley.org.