Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

ORCA Wine Club Pick Up Party & Spring Release!

We will be firing up the pizza oven for some delicious snacks throughout the afternoon! 

This will also be the official release party for our 2018 Scarlet Rose' and 2018 Riesling Petillant Naturel!

This is a super special opportunity to taste the 2018 Riesling Pet-Nat! 

Since it's bubbly and really limited production, it will not be open very often in the tasting room. 

Not familiar with Pet-Nat? (Learn more below)

Pétillant Naturel (Pet-Nat)

Naturally sparkling wines have been made for centuries, and now one of the oldest methods of producing them has made a resurgence.  

Pétillant-naturel (natural sparkling) is a catch-all term for practically any sparkling wine made in the méthode ancestrale, meaning the wine is bottled before primary fermentation is finished, without the addition of secondary yeasts or sugars. (This is in contrast to méthode champenoise, the method used to make Champagne and other more-common sparkling wines, in which a finished wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle with additional yeasts and sugars).

The ancient method produces a simpler, more rustic sparkler than Champagne, one that is traditionally cloudy, unfiltered, and often bottled with a crown cap (like a beer) rather than a cork. The end product is also unpredictable: Opening each bottle is a surprise, evocative of the time and place where it was bottled. 

Colloquially shortened to “pét-nat,” the wines can be white, rosé, or red in color, making them super-versatile for pairing with a wide range of foods. They vary in carbonation from effusively effervescent to tiny, prickly bubbles. And thanks to those natural yeasts and sugars, most are a little funky but ultimately gulpable, clocking in at around 10 percent alcohol (several degrees lower than most still wines). 



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Jul
18
to Jul 20

Cork & Barrel, Bend

Supporters of KIDS Center come together for three days to create an exclusive, high-end wine and food event series for more than 800 wine-loving guests. Each year, Cork & Barrel brings a new wine region to Central Oregon, and we’re proud to feature the amazing winemakers of Sonoma at Cork & Barrel 2018.  

Cork & Barrel also features a number of local and regional guest chefs who prepare small bites and meals for the three events.  Please see the restaurants pagefor more information.

Because of the generosity of our sponsors, wineries, chefs, partners and friends, all proceeds of Cork & Barrel directly benefit KIDS Center. Because of your participation, children are seen, heard, and helped to heal from the impacts of abuse. You can learn more about KIDS Center here. We hope to see you at Cork & Barrel!

For tickets or more informations, please visit www.corkandbarrel.org

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Jul
26
to Jul 28

International Pinot Noir Conference (IPNC), McMinnville

33RD ANNUAL
INTERNATIONAL PINOT NOIR CELEBRATION

July 26-28, 2019
at Linfield College
McMinnville, Oregon

The IPNC is a three-day event, famous around the globe, as a mecca for lovers of Pinot noir and northwest cuisine. During the weekend, world-renowned winemakers, northwest chefs, esteemed media, epicures, and wine lovers will gather in McMinnville, Oregon, for three days of exploring Pinot noir, savoring unforgettable meals, and learning and celebrating with luminaries of the food and wine world.

Along with the speakers and chefs, it is the relaxing and festive atmosphere that sets the IPNC apart from all other wine events. Whether tasting Grand Cru Burgundy or walking through Oregon vineyards with the grower who planted them, guests find themselves unwinding in picturesque Oregon wine country for what wine legend Jancis Robinson described as “one of the most enjoyable wine weekends in the world”.

For tickets or more information, click here

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Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Night at the Raptor Center, Eugene

We are so honored to be involved with this wonderful organization!   This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with some of these amazing eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, and more, while sipping on some delicious wines!  

Advance reservations are required,   Please call Cascades Raptor Center at 541-485-1320 or book online at cascaderaptorcenter.org/events

To learn more about the Raptor Center, please visit:

http://cascadesraptorcenter.org

Nestled on a wooded hillside in Eugene, Cascade Raptor Center is a non-profit nature center and wildlife hospital specializing in birds of prey.  The Raptor Center fosters respect wonder, and stewardship of the natural world through public education and wildlife rehabilitation.  

The Cascades Raptor Center has one of the largest collections of native raptor species in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors can view nearly 50 birds of prey in large outdoor aviaries. The Raptor Center is open to the public year-round and we schedule educational programs both onsite and offsite for students of all ages. If you are looking for things to do in Eugene, Oregon, the Raptor Center is a great place to bring friends and family.

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Umpqua Valley Barrel Tour

Celebrate spring renewal with a refreshing wine tour in the Umpqua Valley! Let us do the driving while you sit back with friends and tour the wineries by bus, sampling wines beautifully paired with food. Learn about the wineries and the winemaking process from our skilled winemakers and tasting room staff. Enjoy the budding vines, trees and flowers as you ride through the green rolling hills in the 100 Valleys of the Umpqua. If plans allow, resume your Umpqua immersion on Sunday, May 5th by visiting any of the wineries on your own for continued Barrel Tour specials.

Questions? Email us at:  uvbarreltour@gmail.com

TICKETS – No physical tickets will be sent. Tickets will go on sale February 2019. A PDF of your Bus Selections with number of seats will be sent to the email used when your order was placed with PayPal. (Please check that your email is current, or check your old email for the PDF.) The PDF is not necessary for boarding the buses as each guide/bus will have a guest list with the name you provided PayPal.

For more information, click here

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Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Greatest of the Grape, Roseburg

The 49th Annual Greatest of the Grape will be held April 13th at Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg, Oregon.

Enjoy the best of the Umpqua Valley at the Greatest of the Grape gala — Oregon’s longest running fine wine event. Taste through the wonderful bounty of the Valley with appetizers and wine pairings from Southern Oregon wineries and our area’s gourmet food artisans. Dance along to live music, place a bid to win luxurious prizes during our silent auction and vote for your favorite wine and food pairing.

VIP Ticket holders earn first access with early entry into the event at 6:00 PM. Beat the crowd and meet the winemakers. Only available online.
Reserve Table tickets are 10 regular 7:00 PM entry tickets, reserved with name of buyer.

Questions/comments regarding ticket sales, please email us:  greatestofthegrape@gmail.com

We now have a Mobile App to use for voting for Best Wine and Best Wine & Food Pairing throughout the night. Download the app today and be ready for voting the night of the event.

The ticket gets you into the event and includes wine tastings and food pairings. 

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Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Winemaker Dinner at Steamboat Inn, North Umpqua at Idleyld Park

Join our for a wonderful evening at the Steamboat Inn!
We are teaming up with the Nightwood Society to bring you a beautifully paired dining experience.

The Nightwood Society and Brandborg

Dinner starts at 7pm in the Library with appetizers paired with wine then moves to the dining room for a multi course meal, followed by dessert expertly paired by our guest chef. 

$100 per person includes appetizers, dinner, dessert and drinks.  Price does not include staff gratuity.

You can reserve your seats when booking your room or by calling 541-498-2230.

For more information on The Nightwood Society, click here



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Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

New date! ORCA Wine Club Pick Up Party

ORCA Wine Club members!

Please join us on March 23 to pick up and taste through your spring club selections.
We will also be pouring some treasures from our library. (Quantities on these wines are extremely limited. )

Hope to see everyone here!

*please note - this is the rescheduled date from the March 2nd party that was snowed out

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Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Music at the winery: Ryte Layn performs!

Wine and music are the perfect way to celebrate Valentines Day!! 

Join us!

Thursday February 14

7pm 

Ryte Layn

$12 at the door

Ryte Layn (pronounced "Right Lane") was formed by Gary Danko and Tobey Mitchell in October of 2017 at Season's Bar and Grill in Eugene, Oregon while jamming at the bar with friends.

They are a fun party band that plays popular classic rock songs from the 70s, 80s, and 90s as well as some of the newer country rock music.

Current members are Gary Danko on Lead Vocals & Keyboards, Tobey Mitchell on Lead Guitar, Kat Black on Bass Guitar, and Deby "Cherry" Ward on Drums.

Want to learn more about the band? Click here!

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Nov
23
to Nov 25

8th Annual Elkton Art and Wine Weekend

Make Elkton your first stop for the holidays! 

On Thanksgiving Weekend, local artists and wineries open their studios and tasting rooms for a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience. 

This free tour is a unique opportunity to visit with winemakers and artists, while enjoying Elkton’s scenic views and picturesque drives.  ECEC will also have 20+ local crafters on-site. 

Pick up an event passport and visit 5 or more locations to be entered for a chance to win a gift basket.

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Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Elkton-Villages Nouveau Dinner

You are cordially invited to join us on the third Thursday of November for our 

Elkton-Villages Nouveau Dinner

Five specially prepared courses paired with five pinot noirs

1st course

Cajun shrimp skewers

Oregon style pate` crostini

2017 Scarlet Cuvee`, Rose` of Pinot Noir

2nd course

Salmon cakes with dill aioli

2017 Fleur de Lis White Pinot Noir

3rd course

Chanterelle mushroom & goat cheese 

"Love Letters"

2016 Love Puppets Pinot Noir

4th course

Herb rubbed pork loin

Sauteed apples over arugula

with bacon walnut dressing 

2018 Elkton Villages Nouveau Pinot Noir

5th course

Olive oil and Sauternes cake

Clove ice cream

2013 Pinot Harbor 

No substitutions please 

Thursday  November 15, 2018

Appetizers in the tasting room beginning at 6pm 
Dinner to follow in the cellar

the cellar may be cool, please dress appropriately

ORCA Wine Club Members  

$75

All other guests  

$85

price does not include gratuity

Please RSVP by Nov 10 by calling our tasting room or sending us an email:

541-584-2870

or 

brandborgwine@gmail.com





Our 2018  Elkton-Villages Nouveau will be available for purchase.

$25/bottle regular price

$20/bottle wine club price

Quantities are extremely limited 

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Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Florence Wine Trail

Join us for this fun filled three day weekend on the Oregon Coast! Friday, Saturday and Sunday search for and enter to win hidden glass floats around town, Saturday stroll through Old Town and sample wines from Oregon’s finest wineries. Then Sunday be your own judge and let us know what your favorite chowder is from the dozen different samples available through out Bay Street.

To learn more about the Wine Trail and other events, click here

 

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Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Talons, Tastings, & Tidbits

Sip on some spectacular wines and support a great cause!

Talons, Tastings and Tidbits Annual Benefit 2018

RESERVE YOUR SPOT Today! http://cascadesraptorcenter.org/talons-tastings-tidbits/

Join us at our Annual Benefit for a delightful evening of gourmet food, wine, beer, birds, and good company! Enjoy the experience of Cascades Raptor Center – learning what we do behind the scenes in rescue, rehabilitation and education -- while you help us fund this critical work!

Interact with our gorgeous Avian Ambassadors and their trainers as they meet and greet you up close and personal. Don't forget your camera!

Our sponsors for the night include: Mountain Rose Herbs, Oregon Pacific Bank, Agriculture Capital, Cannassentials.

Laugh with Mark Raney (KZEL 96.1 DJ) and Kit Lacy, Education Director, as they regale you with stories of the Center and the birds in our care!

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Your registration fee includes food, beer, wine, and up-close and personal connections to our avian ambassadors. (Cash bar for mixed drinks.) When you enter, you'll receive an auction paddle and program. Grab a glass of wine or beer and wander among the many exciting auctions happening throughout the night. Mingle with friends a little longer and then find your table to enjoy a delightful meal prepared by the chefs of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program at Lane Community College.

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Sep
1
to Sep 2

Fort Umpqua Days, Elkton

Fort Umpqua Days is a two-day celebration of local history held on Labor Day weekend each year. Visit the exhibits at Fort Umpqua, join a parade through town, visit the Butterfly Pavilion, stroll through the gardens, shop at craft vendor booths, sip on local favorites in the wine garden, and enjoy a wide variety of history-themed activities for visitors.

Coming from out of town? Make a weekend of it and enjoy

http://elktonbutterflies.com

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