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slides: Great 4th of July Oregon Wine Events

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Fireworks, great food, and awesome wine.  

Sounds like a recipe for a great Fourth of July holiday.  Fireworks shows are all over town, lots of great BBQs too, but where to go if you want great wine over the holiday weekend?  

No matter where you are in Oregon, there are great events to help you celebrate the holiday.  Here’s my round up for some of the best places to go wine tasting over the Fourth of July.

Oh, and while you’re at it, toast Thomas Jefferson.  Not only did he author the Declaration of Independence, he’s also the father of American winemaking.  He grew grapes (unsuccessfully) at Monticello, experimented with cross-breeding wine grapes, wrote volumes about the French wines he collected, and filled the wine cellars of the first five presidents.   

On July Fourth, raise a glass to honor Jefferson on the 189th anniversary of his death and the 239th birthday of the republic he helped found.


See Slideshow Below: Great 4th of July Oregon Wine Events

Carrie Wynkoop is the founder of Cellar 503, a new wine club featuring unique, high quality, affordable wines that represent the full range of great Oregon wine.  Cellar 503 is for anyone who loves Oregon wine and wants to explore.


Related Slideshow: Great 4th of July Oregon Wine Events

Where to go if you want great wine over the holiday weekend? GoLocalPDX has the answer. 

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Willamette Valley

Tug of war and water balloon fight at Blakeslee Vineyards

20875 SW Chapman Rd
Sherwood, OR 97140
Saturday, July 4, 12-4 p.m.
Where else can you enjoy premium Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Rose and Riesling while battling it out with tug o'war or soaking your friends in a water balloon fight.  Leave the kiddos at home, this is an adults only water balloon fight!

Red, White & Rose at Erath

9409 NE Worden Hill Rd
Dundee, OR 97115
Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Day with your friends at Erath for their annual Red, White and Rosé event. They’ll be pouring their favorite summer wines and serving locally made Carlton Farms brats for you to enjoy.  A $15 event fee includes special Independence Day wine flight and food.

Pinot & Pie at Bethel Heights Vineyard

6060 Bethel Heights Rd NW
Salem, OR 97304
Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Enjoy pinot, pie, live music, and incredible views at Bethel Heights Vineyard just outside of Salem. Live Music will be provided by the 'Marionberry Jams’.  $15 tasting Fee includes a flight of current selections and a slice of locally-made marionberry pie provided by Blue Raeven Bakery.

Photo: Blakeslee Vineyards

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Art & Vineyard

Maude Kerns Art Center
1910 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
All weekend long, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Over its 32 year run, Art and the Vineyard has grown into the premier art and wine festival in the Southern Willamette Valley. Money raised from the festival helps fund the Art Center’s year-round exhibitions and art classes in all media for children, teens, and adults.  Over 30 wineries will be pouring throughout the weekend along with food from local restaurants and art made by local artists.  Admission is $9.

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Southern Oregon

Dancin Vineyards

4477 S Stage Rd
Medford, OR 97501
Saturday, July 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 4th of July in style with Dancin Vineyards and the soulful vocals and rhythmic guitar of singer songwriter Jeff Kloetzel.  Grab a bottle of wine and one of their freshly made wood-fired pizzas and enjoy views of Table Rocks, Mount McLoughlin, and the Jacksonville foothills. 

Red & White Wines with Blue Cheese at Ledger David

245 N Front St
Central Point, OR 97502
Saturday, July 4, 12-5 p.m.
Just outside of Medford, there is a trifecta of food and wine – Ledger David’s Le Petit Tasting Room, Rogue Creamery’s Cheese Shop and Lillie Belle Farm’s Chocolate Shop.  This is your one-stop-shop for all things decadent on the 4th of July.  Stop by for wine and blue cheese and pick up a little chocolate on your way out!

Red White & Blue at Cliff Creek

1015 McDonough Road 
Gold Hill, Oregon 97525
Sunday, July 5, 12-5 p.m. 
In honor of Independence Day, treat yourself to some of Cliff Creek’s big, bold reds alongside decadent blue cheese and delicious white cheese perfectly paired with chilled, summery white blends.  These amazing cheese pairings will be included with every tasting flight. $10

Photo: Dancin Vineyards


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