Harvest in Portland 2014

If you live in Portland or are visiting the city in September and October, the grape harvest is on.

Visit PDX Urban Wineries members all over the east and north side of Portland to experience the harvest in an urban winery setting.

We’ll be sorting grapes, managing fermentations, using the press and filling barrels for several weeks to come. Visit our tasting rooms and come say hello as we produce the newest vintage.

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Urban Wine Weekend in Portland August 16-17 – updated Monday

Make special plans to go wine tasting in Portland this coming weekend, August 16-17. Why? It’s our quarterly Portland Urban Wine Weekend, of course.

That means PDX Urban Wineries members will be open and offering special things to try. Jan Marc Cellars on Ainsworth in N. Portland will be opening the garage door for a special Saturday only event, pouring four whites and two reds, including the new release 2012 Bastard Red. 2110 N Ainsworth Street.

Over at the SE Wine Collective off SE Division and 35th Place, the tasting bar will feature a special $10 flight of member wineries Division Winemaking Company, Fullerton Wines and Helioterra Wines, and the 2013 Melon de Bourgogne from Collective alum Bow & Arrow. 2425 SE 35th Place.

[updated Monday 8/11]
Hip Chicks do Wine are throwing a huge blow out for Urban Wine Weekend on Saturday, August 16, 4-8pm, celebrating their 15th anniversary as a winery, all of those years in Portland. These women established the modern age of PDX urban winemaking and are a driving force behind PDX Urban Wineries the organization. 4510 SE 23rd Avenue. Advance tickets here.

Newest member Fausse Piste will be open 1-6pm Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17, for the only time before November. 537 SE Ash Street.

Check back for updates on late breaking special pourings. Or just plan to visit our member wineries and let the urban wine magic happen. We’ll take good care of you.

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Tickets available for PDX Urban Wine Experience tasting June 8

Join PDX Urban Wineries for our 4th annual premier wine tasting, the PDX Urban Wine Experience, June 8 from 3-6pm at RefugePDX in inner SE Portland. Urban winemaking in Portland is booming. Come taste wines made right here in the city limits.

All eleven members of PDX Urban Wineries – representing the majority of wine producers in the city of Portland – will be on hand pouring new releases and other special bottlings. Each winery will be pouring 2-3 wines and you will have the chance to hear about the wines from the owners and winemakers.

Member wineries participating in the event:

  • Bow & Arrow
  • Clay Pigeon Winery
  • Division Winemaking Company
  • ENSO Winery
  • Fullerton Wines
  • Helioterra Wines
  • Hip Chicks do Wine
  • Jan-Marc Wine Cellars
  • Seven Bridges Winery
  • Vincent Wine Company
  • Viola Wines

Bottles will be available for sale and we will offer discounts on 6 and 12 bottle purchases. Mix and match wines from your favorite wineries for the discounts!

Small plates provided by Crown Paella, plus sampling and sales of delicious local products by Jacobsen’s Salt, Portland Creamery, Tabor Bread and Tabor Tavern. Yes, our partners will also have items for sale that you can take home that day.

Details:

What: 4th Annual PDX Urban Wine Experience
When: Sunday, June 8, 2014, 3-6pm
Where: RefugePDX, 116 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR
Cost: Advance Tickets only $32 (purchase by June 1). Admission at the door will be $40.

Buy Advance Tickets Now

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Special Trade Tasting Post-Oregon Wine Symposium at Clay Pigeon Winery

Members of the wine trade – if you’re going to be in Portland next week for the Oregon Wine Symposium, don’t miss our special PDX Urban Wineries trade tasting happening right when the Symposium finishes.

Here are the details:

What: PDX Urban Wineries tasting for members of the wine trade
Where: Clay Pigeon Winery, 815 SE Oak St. at SE Sandy, just a few blocks south of Burnside, not far from the Oregon Convention Center
When: Wednesday, February 26, 5:30-7pm

No charge, just bring a business card or other trade identification. It’s a casual event to cap off the Symposium and share some PDX Urban Wine love. No RSVP necessary.

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Next PDX Urban Wine Weekend is May 17-18

Mark your calendars for the weekend of May 17-18. That’s the next PDX Urban Wine Weekend, our quarterly celebration of wine tasting at the urban wineries of Portland.

Of course, one can visit our Portland winery tasting rooms every weekend of the year. Our Urban Wine Weekends are simply special occasions to make an event of tasting at the city’s wineries.

Member tasting rooms will have special selections for you to try, and you and your friends can join other city wine lovers as you try the latest releases from Portland vintners. Come enjoy the wines of Portland and celebrate with us. We hope to see you.

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PDXUW Thanksgiving Events Calendar

This Thanksgiving is going to be the biggest yet for urban wineries in Portland. Check out all these events happening right here in town at all the members of PDX Urban Wineries.

November 22
Hip Chicks do Wine – Wine and Food Experience, 6pm – 7:30pm. More info.

November 23
SE Wine Collective Urban Thanksgiving, w/ Division Winemaking Company, Helioterra Wines and Vincent Wine Company, 3-7pm. More info.

November 24
ENSO Winery – Pinot Noir release with Vincent Wine Company, others. 5-7pm. 1416 SE Stark St.
Hip Chicks do Wine – Wine and Food Experience, 2pm – 3:30pm. More info.

November 29
Clay Pigeon – Pre-release tasting. 815 SE Oak St.
ENSO Winery – Thanksgiving Weekend at ENSO, 2-10pm.
Hip Chicks do Wine – Thanksgiving Extravaganza, 11am – 8pm. More info.

November 30
Clay Pigeon – Pre-release tasting.
ENSO Winery – Thanksgiving Weekend at ENSO, 2-10pm.
Hip Chicks do Wine – Thanksgiving Extravaganza, 11am – 8pm. More info.

December 1
ENSO Winery – Thanksgiving Weekend at ENSO, 2-10pm.
Hip Chicks do Wine – Thanksgiving Extravaganza, 11am – 6pm. More info.

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PDX Urban Winery Experience package at the Jupiter Hotel

What a great promotion from the Jupiter Hotel on E. Burnside in Portland. They’re now offering a PDX Urban Winery Experience package for hotel guests.

Now you can stay in the heart of Portland at the Jupiter, tour the urban wineries by day with all kinds of freebies and discounts, maybe see a show at the adjacent Doug Fir Lounge at night and essentially have an epic weekend stay.

Guests choosing the PDX Urban Winery Experience package get a lot besides a room in one of Portland’s hippest hotels. You get a custom 32 oz. Jupiter Hotel wine growler, a $20 gift certificate toward filling it at Hollywood Beverage (or any winery taps at regular cost), complimentary tasting flights at urban wineries, a 10% discount on any bottle purchases, and of course Water Ave. coffee and other amenities at the Jupiter.

Read more about this special PDX Urban Winery package here. Definitely think about taking advantage of this offer. We’re looking forward to seeing Jupiter Hotel guests at our member winery tasting rooms around Portland.

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Next Urban Wine Weekend in Portland is November 16-17

Every three months, PDX Urban Wineries members declare an Urban Wine Weekend. Our winery tasting rooms are open to visitors every weekend, but on our Urban Wine Weekends we hope you take special advantage of the opportunity to go wine tasting right here in the heart of Portland.

The next Urban Winery Weekend is November 16 and 17. Plan now to visit member tasting rooms to try the latest releases. Don’t forget to purchase bottles for your holiday tables and gift giving.

There’s no special admission price to enjoy the next Urban Wine Weekend. Regular tasting fees at each winery apply. It’s just another great reason to get out and taste the wines of Portland, made right in your backyard from grapes grown all over the Pacific Northwest. We hope to see you on Portland’s wine trail.

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Urban Wine Tasting Weekend this Saturday and Sunday

No one should need an excuse to go wine tasting in Portland, but we at PDX Urban Wineries are coming up with one anyway – the best one yet.

This Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, is our summer Urban Wine Tasting Weekend. That’s our special weekend each season to promote wine tasting in the full production wineries of the City of Roses.

Winery tasting rooms are open normal hours, with Urban Wine Tasting Weekend being a time to highlight that you can go wine country touring and tasting right here in Portland’s city limits. A groundswell of urban tasting, if you will.

There’s no plan you have to follow. Make up your own route. Just get out there and do it.

You could start at Seven Bridges Winery in N. Portland and taste incredible reds from Walla Walla and beyond made right here in Portland, from some of the top vineyards in Washington. Or try the fabulous Oregon wines of Alchemy Wine Productions in SE Portland, Pinot Noir, Sryah, and Viognier among them.

Then eat lunch at one of Portland’s array of fine restaurants, food carts, or even at one of our member wineries Clay Pigeon, with their lovely Cyril’s restaurant and wine bar.

Then swing by Hip Chicks Do Wine in SE Portland and think about your next stop. Or visit ENSO Winery on SE Stark, or the Southeast Wine Collective, home to three PDXUW member wineries right in one location of SE Divison? And what about our newest member Viola Cellars, where you can taste at their wine shop Cork on NE Alberta?

The point is – you can have a wine country touring experience right here in town, at our Portland urban wineries, with winemakers and winery proprietors ready and happy to meet you as you go.

That’s what the Urban Wine Tasting Weekend is about. Wine tasting right here in Portland. We hope to see you and your friends on the urban wine trail this weekend.

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Tickets on sale now – PDX Urban Wine Experience tasting June 9

Tickets are now available for the 3rd annual PDX Urban Wine Experience tasting event on June 9, 4-7pm, at Refuge PDX, 116 SE Yamhill in Portland, Oregon.

All PDX Urban Wineries members will be on hand pouring their latest releases – and a few barrel samples – with bottle sales available at the event so you can take home your favorite wines.

We’re making purchasing at the event easy. We’re partnering with Indie Vinos, a fast growing Portland start-up with an incredibly cool mobile app that’s all about getting to know, reviewing and being able to purchase small production wines from indie producers just like all of the members of PDX Urban Wineries.

Come to the event, taste the wines of Portland, check out Indie Vinos’ free app and, if you like what you taste, buy wine right on the spot. Don’t worry – you don’t need to use the app to purchase at the event. We’re just excited about Indie Vinos and think it’s a great way to connect with producers like us, with no strings attached. Indie Vinos even coordinates shipping if you’re out of the Portland area.

Also, we’ll have delicious bites to nosh on while you taste. You don’t want to miss this premier tasting event of Portland-based wineries. See you there.

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