I admit it... I hate working in the rain. Hence, I'm running late finishing pruning of our vineyards. It'll get done, I have no fear... but things are running behind. Little buds are starting to swell, and they should already be tied to their wire. Oh well.
The bigger news is all the events coming up this spring! I think this might be the busiest spring in all of our 12 years as a winery in the Cascade Foothills. So... get out your calendar, wine lovers... there is fun afoot:
Florence Fest March 31, April 1 http://www.florencefestoregon.com/index.html
Pour Oregon April 30 http://pouroregon.com/
Gamay Oregon May 1 & 2 http://www.ilovegamay.com/
taste. learn. celebrate. May 6 http://www.cascadefoothillswine.com
Each one of these events will be terrific. I'm so excited to be doing an event down on the southern Oregon coast in Florence... and that Saturday night we'll be having a special wine pairing evening at Homegrown Public House. Don't miss it!
Portlanders? Pay attention. For three days in a row... I'll be in PDX at two brand new events. First... Pour Oregon. The fabulous Carrie Wynkoop from Cellar 503 is hosting a great new event featuring smaller, out of the way wineries from across Oregon. Second... I Love Gamay, a celebration of the unsung, yet hip varietal taking Oregon by storm. If you love light bodied, vibrant red wines... this is the event for you.
If you LOVE Oregon wine, come to taste. learn. celebrate. 1. 60+ wines to sample. 2. 15 smaller, family-owned wineries will be there. 3. there will be an AMAZING display of grape-growing and wine-making tools, machines and techniques... this is really an expo of how grapes get to your glass. 4. It's the signature launch event of Oregon Wine Month... and a great leap into the celebration that is all things Oregon Wine. Amazing wine, fun food and music, learning opportunities and a chance to win one of 15 AWESOME raffle prizes. And it's only 15 bucks. Click the link above to get your tickets.
And before I let you go... I just wanted to share some happy news. We recently found out that all three wines Hanson Vineyards entered at SavorNW, one of the bigger wine competitions in Oregon, won Silver Awards! Yea! Our 2013 Pinot Noir, 2015 Gewurztraminer and (soon to be released) 2015 Pinot Gris were all honored.
The tasting room is open weekends, Noon to 5 pm. Stop in. Sample. And lets talk about wine for awhile. Cheers!