One lucky winner
Garagistes & Gourmands Sweepstakes (Contest Closed)
and guest will spend 4 days and 3 nights exploring Portland’s urban garagiste wineries and inventive culinary scene before spending a day in the Willamette Valley’s bountiful vineyards and farms.
Experience Oregonian Wine & Food in Portland
Oregon’s urban winemaking scene – or “garagiste” winemakers to borrow from French – is nearly 20 years old. Today more than 30 wineries are producing wine in the Portland metro area from grapes sourced around the state. Portland is also home to one of the most creative culinary communities in the world. One lucky winner and guest will experience both.
Settle in for your stay at The Duniway, A Hilton Hotel in Portland’s West Side surrounded by cafes and eateries, including Oregon Wines on Broadway, Coco Donuts and Water Avenue Coffee.
Across the river winemaker, chef and proprietor, Jan-Marc Baker, will welcome you to Jan Marc Wine Cellars at Garagiste PDX for a tasting of Oregon’s diverse varieties, including old-vine Pinot noir from the Willamette Valley and warm-climate reds like Merlot and Zinfandel from the Columbia Valley.
For dinner you’ll head to the East Side and Southeast Wine Collective, a community urban winery home to eleven member wineries and Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant. Chef Althea Grey Potter’s seasoned and seasonal cuisine can be accompanied by 60 wines by the glass and flights from SE Wine Collective members, including founders Division Winemaking Company.
To get you out among the vines to see where many urban garagiste winemakers source fruit, you’ll spend an afternoon touring the Willamette Valley with Cellar Door Wine Tours. Your hosts, Helen and Mark, have more than 20 years experience in Oregon’s wine and restaurant communities and will curate a full itinerary of wine country sightseeing and wine tasting.
You and your guest will fly to Oregon and back in comfort and style courtesy of Alaska Airlines. And when it’s time to head home, as hard as that will be, remember that Oregon Wines Fly Free on Alaska airlines so be sure to fill up a case.
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“Old Town” photo by Jamie Francis / Aerial courtesy Travel Portland