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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country

Late spring is always a beautiful time of year in Oregon's Willamette Valley and a perfect time to get out and explore the area's wine country. Every year over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, hundreds of wineries throughout the Willamette Valley open their doors for tastings of new releases and older vintages, barrel tastings, specialty foods and sales of limited-quantity wines. This is always a great chance to check out wineries of all sizes, meet the people behind some of your favorite labels and get your hands on wines that might normally be tough to get. On top of that, Willamette Valley Wineries will donate a portion of event fees to Ecotrust’s Farm to School Programs, which helps educate kids about Oregon agriculture and bring more locally grown products to school lunchrooms.

So if you're looking for something fun to do over the Memorial Day weekend, this is always well worth the trip—who knows, we might just cross paths!

What: Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country
When: May 29-31, 2010
Where: Willamette Valley, Oregon
For More Info: willamettewines.com