A Taste of the McMinnville Foothills

Join us on Sunday, February 18, 2-6pm for A Taste of the McMinnville Foothills

The McMinnville AVA (American Viticultural Area) is located just southwest of the city of McMinnville in the Coast Range foothills.  Vineyards thrive on the slopes of the eastern edge of the foothills and enjoy a climate exclusive to the McMinnville AVA, resulting in distinct Oregon grapes and wines.  As part of Taste McMinnville Month, seven wineries of the McMinnville AVA join together to showcase their wines at the Barberry Restaurant for an informative afternoon seminar and wine tasting.

The seminar will be presented by winemakers of the AVA and will include a specialized tasting of the 2013 and 2014 vintages.  Additionally, the geology of the AVA will be explored and you will discover how different soils impact the aromatics and flavors of PInot Noir specific to this area.

Following the educational seminar, you will have the unique opportunity to sit down with the winemakers themselves and taste more wines paired with 7 small bites prepared by the Barberry Restaurant.  This seminar and tasting is a perfect introduction to the wines of the McMinnville AVA as well as an educational deep-dive into the effect of climate, soil and vintage on Pinot Noir.

$45 per person

For Tickets Visit McMinnvilleAVA.org

PAIRING MENU

Young Berg Hill – 2014 Jordan Pinot Noir

Duck Terrine with sour cherries and smoked hazelnuts

Maysara – 2013 Cyrus Pinot Noir

Citrus braised beets with dill crème fraiche and roasted hazelnuts

Yamhill Valley Vineyard 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir

Double cream brie with crispy wild mushrooms

Brittan Vineyards – 2104 Chardonnay

An apple compote En Croute 

Coeur de Terre – 2012 Estate Syrah

Lamb roulade with braised fennel with a currant gastrique

Hyland Estate Vineyards – 2015 Gewürztraminer

Quail Scotch egg with romesco and crispy prosciutto

 J Wrigley – 2014 Pinot Noir

Tea Sandwich – Duck prosciutto and toasted caraway butter