Win Tickets($90) : Wine Trail Weekend @ North Willamette Valley | 24 Wineries, Tastings, Winery Swag

Pipeline has a pair of tickets to the North Willamette Valley Wine Trail Weekend on Saturday, April 9 through Sunday, April 10. To win tickets, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn & emailed Monday, April 4.

From our sponsors at Northwest Vintners:
North Willamette Valley Wine Trail Weekend
Saturday, April 9 – Sunday April 10
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | $45, $10 for designated drivers
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For Schedule and Self-Guided Tour Map, click here

Devoted oenophiles, occasional wine drinkers, and those still learning the basics of wine tasting are invited to attend the third annual North Willamette Wine Trail Weekend on April 9-10, 2011. Hosted by North Willamette Vintners, a nonprofit organization comprised of wineries, vineyards and other wine tourism partners in Oregon's North Willamette Valley, the weekend includes special events and tastings at 24 wineries located within minutes of Portland.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, guests will experience wine tastings exclusive to the Wine Trail Weekend, including offerings of reserve labels, new releases and barrel tastings. Specially selected wine and food pairings will also be an emphasis of the weekend.

All guests will receive a Wine Trail Kit that includes a reusable wine tote, a commemorative wine glass and a variety of special discounts and offers at local hotels, restaurants and wineries. Designated drivers will receive the same tote with a stainless steel water bottle instead of the wine glass along with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Along this self-guided tour, guests of the North Willamette Wine Trail will participate in a variety of activities and events, including:

¬Â¢ Exclusive wine tastings Guests will be among the first to taste pre-releases, reserve labels and vertical barrel tastings.
¬Â¢ Wine and food pairings Guests will learn about and discuss the best wine pairings and enjoy samples of gourmet cheeses, hors d'oeuvres and desserts.
¬Â¢ Creative activities Guests will learn about varietals, label and wax their own bottles and take winery tours.
¬Â¢ New wineries Guests will experience new labels and small wineries not typically open for tastings.
¬Â¢ Entertainment Guests will relax to live music, enjoy local art, learn about garden planning, and be encouraged to take scenic garden walks.

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65 Responses to Win Tickets($90) : Wine Trail Weekend @ North Willamette Valley | 24 Wineries, Tastings, Winery Swag

  1. Maren March 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    I should win because I love wine!

  2. JenDubPdx March 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    I want to win these tickets (desperately!) because it’s an incredible event at which I’ve attended previously and I would like to make it an annual tradition. Oh, and I’m cool and really (no, REALLY) like wine.

  3. Momzilla March 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    I’ve not tasted near enough Willamette Valley wines, and haven’t had a date in over 5 years, and think this would be an exceptionally good way to get back in the game.

  4. Katherine March 30, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    I would absolutely freaking love to win these. I am a big supporter of Oregon wine and craft beer, and could really use a pick-me-up after a rough couple of weeks. =) Thanks!!!!

  5. Jeremy Swanson March 30, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    It’s my girlfriends birthday the 10th and she, like I, love wine. So please pick me.:-)

  6. miranda March 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    I should win tickets because Baccus commands it and we should not anger Baccus!

  7. Martha K. March 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    What a delightful event! I would love to win tickets.

  8. Lisa March 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    I’ve never been to a wine tasting and it would be nice to have some kid free time:)

  9. Wendi Eiland March 30, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    Tastings and pairings and swag? Count me in!

  10. sparkledarkko March 30, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    I would like to win so that I can give them as a birthday gift to my dear friend (I will be the designated driver)!

  11. emily March 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    win a wine weekend and learn to wax my own wine bottles? why yes! say that five times fast!

  12. Hannah March 30, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    I could be down for some Oregon wine. Mmmmmm. Now it’s all I can think about……. is that a problem?

  13. Dian March 30, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    Haven’t been to all the wineries, that’s a good reason!

  14. Soco March 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    I would love to attend because I LOVE wine! yumm!!

  15. Maria March 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    Want to explore more wines but am broke, this is just what I need!!

  16. Bobbie March 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    I’d love to explore more of the Willamette Valley, especially if it involves tasting wine!

  17. Nicole March 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Visiting wineries in the Willamette Valley is my favorite weekend excursion in the Spring/Summer. This is the first time hearing about this event and it sounds so fun!

  18. Vanessa March 30, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    I’ve been tasting all over when I travel, but am realizing that I really haven’t done our own Willamette justice. Weekend of wine tasting with my honey would be the perfect way to kick off spring (and end my 4 week cleanse sans alcohol!)

  19. Ed March 31, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    Have a little sniffy sniff,
    Take a little sippy sip,
    Savor all the magic
    on the North Willamette trip.

    PDX Pipeline rocks…. Thank you!

  20. Sarah March 31, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    I’ve never been to the wine valley, so I’d love to!

    Thanks Pipeline!!

  21. Rb. March 31, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    Sounds like a fabulous way to kick off Spring! Fingers crossed!

  22. Hope March 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    I love wine tasting! This will be my first wine tasting of the 2011 spring season! April is my birthday month..enough said! Thanks :)

  23. Elizabeth March 31, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    I still have yet to explore the wonders of the Oregon wine tasting country, so this would be my perfect chance! Not only do I love wine, but I want to learn more about it! Nothing would make enjoying a good wine better than knowing what makes it so delicious!

  24. Rebecca March 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    This event sounds amazing and I would love to go!

  25. Ashleigh March 31, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    Nothing beats a glass of merlot after a long day at school. As a poor grad student, I appreciate any chance I get to sip some vino for free! :)

  26. Josh C. March 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to this event because I have ::gasp:: never been on a wine tour in Oregon despite living here for 7 years. Sad, huh?

  27. Matthew March 31, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    We’re oenophiles who haven’t yet had the time to explore the riches of Willamette wineries… It’s time.

  28. Brooke March 31, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    We want to go so we can learn to refine our palettes enough to say something more informed at tastings than “this is delicious! It tastes grape-y”. “This one is awesome! Very wine-y.”

  29. Jennifer S March 31, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    This sounds like a wonderful event! I can’t think of a better way to kick off the Spring weather than with a wine tasting tour. The wineries are ready and I’m waiting to go! Love to take my boyfriend on his first Oregon wine tour.

  30. Sandi March 31, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    I’m a recent fan of wine (last 3 years) however; I would like to learn the “art” of wine and learn how to “try” wines that would best fit my pallet. I tend to lean towards white wine, while my husband is definitely a Pinot Noir fan.
    I’m learning that Oregon has some of the best wines around and would love to learn more.

  31. Carlos March 31, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    nice event to take a first date

  32. hillary March 31, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    I would love to do this – and it’s my birthday!

  33. Shay March 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Williamette Valley wines are GLUTEN FREE!

  34. jm March 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    I need to taste more oregon wine. I am german and still undecided which is tastier. :)

  35. Jeremy Brill March 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    my wife would love time to ourselves

  36. Johnny March 31, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    I want to Wine not Whine, which i will do if I don’t Win!

  37. Sarah March 31, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    I would LOVE to go. WHY? well this is my last free weekend before i am going back to school…. and could use it after the week i had, dear lord this week.. but please i LOVE wine and i truly love our oregon wines. I have not much of the ones up here since i am from umpqua and lane county. I want to know my new area… northern oregon

  38. Carl March 31, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    my wife and i could use this for real. WE both <3 the wine.

  39. Shelley A. March 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    Wine tasting is so fun. I haven’t had a chance to attend this event. It would be very great if I where honored with a pair of tickets to the North Willamette Valley Wine Trail Weekend. I’m a wanna be pro Oenophile.

  40. Andrea March 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    My husband and I happen to have that weekend off together (our first in several months) and we were trying to figure out what we could do locally. This event sounds perfect, and we would love to go! We both adore and appreciate Oregon wines.

  41. Derrick March 31, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Wife and I need a mini vacation to escape the 120 hours we spend at work each week !!

  42. Joe March 31, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    Why? Because last year I should have gotten a designated driver so this year’s penance is that I am the designated driver. This is restitution my friend, restitution!

  43. Alicia March 31, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    I would LOVE to go on this tour since I’ve yet to taste ANY local OR wines. I’ve been here for 6 months and, yup, sad to say, nothin’. Bummer fish. This tour would be awesome. Whom ever gets to go for free is incredibly lucky!

  44. deborah March 31, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    …oh please, there’s wine…

  45. Andrew March 31, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    I work at a wine shop so this would benefit my resume and ability to tell you, (the people,) about different local wines.

  46. Leonard March 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    Missed this last year!

  47. Melina March 31, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    Flowers are blooming
    Birds are singing
    I want wine in my mouth
    The end

  48. Elena March 31, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    I love wine and this would be an incredible little getaway for me and my hubster.

  49. Debra March 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

    This event looks amazing and it would be wonderful to be able to get away from work and school applications for a little bit and enjoy the wonderful wines of this region.

  50. Emily March 31, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    My friends are going but I can’t afford the tickets! I’m a teacher alas… Mucho vino coming my way please!

  51. Jacqui March 31, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    I’d like to win these tickets because my sweetie and I could use a restful weekend. <3

  52. Kristin April 1, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    This sounds lovely. And if you send me, I can successfully avoid doing my taxes for yet another weekend.

  53. Richard April 1, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    VINO! VINO! VINO! I just gotta go!!!! Let me sweep my girlfriend off her feet with a wonderful weekend of wine tasting!!!! How you doing???!!!!!

  54. Jane April 1, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    I need wine. I need seasonings.

  55. Mallory April 1, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    I just moved to Oregon- what a fun way to see the area! I’d love to win! Plus, who doesn’t love wine??

  56. Tamsen April 1, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    Please? Please make me wine – I pine for wine. Plus I’ve been really good this year.

  57. licorous April 2, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Woohoo! I love Oregon wine and this looks like a great opportunity to learn more about these fantastic wines.

  58. Jabrity April 2, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    My best friend and I LOVE wine tastings and wine events. This would be amazing to go to!

  59. Lacey April 4, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    Pick me pick me…..I am in need of a wine weekend!!!!…all work work work and no play!

  60. Linda Milks April 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    Desperately need these tickets! I have forgotten how wonderful Oregon wines can be and need a refresher.

  61. Kyle Johnson April 5, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    1 Empty wallet x 1 Empty wine glass = 1 sad Boot. Free wine tour? Yes, please. ^_^

  62. Melissa April 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    I should win b/c I am moving out of Oregon, across the country, on May first and this would be an amazing way to say goodbye to to my beloved state.

  63. Stephanie April 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm #


  64. Steven April 7, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    My girlfriend has been really down in the dumps lately and this could really cheer her up. I can’t afford to take her out this weekend. I know she would love this!

  65. sean April 8, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    I would love to win so I can suprise my girlfriend as she has never been wine tasting and has just moved to portland… she is a big wine drinker….

    Thank you

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