April 24, 2018 / The Line Hotel
Dear L.A. We’ll See You Soon
We’re hitting the trail with 50 Oregon wineries and our friends at Olympia Provisions, Salt & Straw Ice Cream and Stumptown Coffee Roasters for a grand happening of Oregonian wine, food and personality. No white table cloths. No orange cheese cubes. Instead, a generous pour of Oregon’s fine wine and pioneering spirit.
You see, Oregon is a state, and a damn fine one. But Oregonian is a state of mind. You’ve got to experience it to truly get it. So join winemakers and owners representing Oregon’s broad geographic and varietal diversity for an evening evocative of Oregon wine country in LA. From legacy Pinot noir to unexpected whites and surprises in between, we invite you to grab a glass and find your Oregon wine trail.
Photo by Carolyn Wells-Kramer
Oregon’s modern vineyards were planted in confident defiance of conventional wisdom. We like to do things our way and this grand happening will be no different. In addition to world-class wine and bites from some of Oregon’s favorite food artisans, we’ll be joined by a live-illustrator, and we’ll also have some fun surprises along the way.
As Oregonians, we need easy access to the outdoors. That’s why we’re coming to The Line Hotel. Our second floor ballroom opens onto two verdant patios that will be fully integrated into the event.
To connect you with the wines that best fit your palate we’ve outlined six wine trails throughout the event. Preview them all below and join us on April 24 to explore your Oregon wine trail.
Tickets are non-refundable.
The Line offers valet parking only for $17.
Admission includes wine tasting with 50 wineries, gourmet cured meats from Olympia Provisions, treats from Salt & Straw Ice Cream, light passed hors d’oeuvres and other bites to accompany the wine, and Stumptown Coffee to keep you perky.
No, all are welcome. Please come in the attire that makes you feel most comfortable.
Oregon’s bountiful resources and beautiful scenery are worth protecting. Sustainable farming and winemaking aren’t about being trendy, they’ve always just been who we are. From the strictest labeling regulations in the country, to the most certified sustainable vineyard land of any major U.S. winegrowing state, Oregon understands that great wine starts with healthy land.
Pioneers aren’t just history, they’re also our contemporaries. Pioneers are defined by persistence and innovation, bedrock traits of Oregon winemaking. This trail weaves together the personalities that blazed Oregon’s original trail as well as the winemakers they inspired, who today are pioneering new approaches and methods to crafting exceptional wine.
Oregon’s Willamette Valley has become synonymous with Pinot noir. Pinot was among the first vines planted in the valley and today it occupies more than 70% of Willamette vineyard acres. But Pinot noir is revered for its transparent expression of terroir, so more vineyards means more variations of Oregonian Pinot to share. In this case, more is better.
Oregon makes Pinot noir really well. But we also make rich skin contact Pinot gris and Austrian varieties that are hard to pronounce but easy to drink. From the cobble stones of the Walla Walla Valley in Eastern Oregon down to southern vineyards a stone’s throw from California, Oregon farmers grow 72 grape varieties. Find something unexpected.
For a little chill, explore Oregon white wines. French royals like Pinot gris and Chardonnay abound, but old world Spanish varietals such as Albarino and Italian Moscato can also be found on the trail. Oregon’s varied regional climates and nested microclimates allow winemakers the opportunity to grow what grows best.
Elegant and powerful are not incongruent, and the reds on this trail are for those looking for both. While Pinot noir is grown throughout Oregon, the state’s varied regional climates support bold reds such as Cabernet, Tannat, Tempranillo and many more. Explore Oregon’s bold side.
, an authentic and house-made charcuterie and meats company based in Portland, Oregon, began as Oregon’s first USDA-certified salumeria and now offers food-lovers five Portland restaurant locations and online product availability nationwide. Everything that we make is handcrafted naturally with the ultimate goal of quality. In order to achieve a finished product that tastes as good as it possibly can, we pay fastidious attention to the details. Ingredients are our inspiration and we seek out the best and freshest.
Salt & Straw Ice Cream is a family-run, ice cream company known for their taste provoking, imaginative ice cream creations. Every ice cream flavor is handmade in small five to ten gallon batches in local kitchens using only all natural cream from nearby farms and the best local, organic and sustainable ingredients.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
began roasting exemplary coffee in 1999. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Stumptown is committed to sourcing, roasting and serving some of the best coffee in the world. Stumptown counts a total of 10 cafes across the country (Portland, New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Chicago). Their full line of high quality whole bean and Cold Brew coffees are available in cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores nationwide.
Founded in 2006, the Oregon Cheese Guild
is dedicated to the art and craft of making cheese. The Guild is a collaborative effort to increase awareness of Oregon’s artisanal cheeses, create educational opportunities, and provide a platform for cooperation and shared resources among Oregon cheesemakers. The Oregon Cheese Guild hosts a number of yearly cheese events and provides The Oregon Cheese Trail, a resource for discovering cheesemakers and vendors. Be sure to look for cheeses from Face Rock Creamery, La Mariposa, Ochoa’s Queseria, River’s Edge Chèvre, Rogue Creamery and Willamette Valley Cheese Co. at the event.
is a national nonprofit with a mission to inspire, educate and celebrate chefs and food professionals building a better food system.