Notice a pattern here?
Southern Oregon Showings in the 2010 Astoria Wine Competition:
Best of Show
Spangler Vineyards, Umpqua Valley, 2007 Petite Syrah
Girardet Wine Cellars, Umpqua Valley, 2008 Baco Noir
Melrose Vineyards, Umpqua Valley, 2007 Pinot Noir
Girardet Wine Cellars, Umpqua Valley, 2008 Chardonnay
Palotai Vineyard, Umpqua Valley, 2008 Riesling
Girardet Wine Cellars, Umpqua Valley, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Misty Oaks, Umpqua Valley, 2008 Pinot Gris
Palotai Winery, Umpqua Valley, 2007 Syrah
UMPQUA VALLEY AVA REPRESENTS!
Dying to try these award winning wines? Or do you want a reason to head to the coast this weekend? You actually probably don't need a reason, but here is one anyway- The Astoria Seafood & Wine Festival! Until I started writing this blog I had NO idea there were so many seafood & wine festivals in Oregon (no complaint here)!
Enjoy a great spread of Northwest cuisine, myriad arts and crafts, a selection of Oregon and Washington's finest wineries, a beer garden, and musical entertainment at this years festival located at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds.
Friday: 4-9 p.m. $8
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. $10
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $5
Southern Oregon wineries pouring:
Cliff Creek Cellars
Crater Lake Cellars
Girardet Wine Cellars
Henry Estate Winery
Misty Oak Vineyard