This year give the gift of experience and take your Valentine on a wine country adventure in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Here are some events both of you can enjoy while you celebrate the month of love.
Anne Amie Presents: Bubbles Fest 2020 Feb. 8th & 9th
The stunning tasting room at Anne Amie Vineyards, located in Carlton, is hosting its 6th annual Bubbles Fest featuring 25 different wineries over 2 days. Bubbles Fest is on trend, making it easy for you to taste what everyone is buzzing about this year – Bubbly! Take your Valentine and taste sparkling wines and brut from all over the Willamette Valley and enjoy bites from several local vendors. $65 for single day tickets or $95 for both days.
Tualatin Valley Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting Loop Feb. 14th – 16th
Over a dozen wineries have curated a wine tasting loop for visitors to enjoy special events, flights, bites & more throughout Valentine’s Day weekend. Get stamps at 4 different locations and you’ll be entered to win a “Wine Lovers Package” valued over $500. Two lucky winners will be chosen.
Newberg Fresh Truffle Marketplace Feb. 16th
Wine lovers, foodies and truffle hunters unite at this delightful event held at The Chehalem Cultural Center. The Newberg Fresh Truffle Marketplace is just one of many events held in the Willamette Valley over Valentine’s Day Weekend as part of Oregon’s Truffle Festival. Make it a romantic adventure for two and explore a wide range of vendors featuring all things truffles, plus cooking demos, wine tasting and more. General admission $15 & $25 for a tasting and commemorative glass.
Arabian Night Adult Prom Feb. 22nd
Carlton Business Association presents “Enchantment Under the Arabian Skies” – a Prom-inspired evening where adults can re-live their youth by dressing up, boogying down & having some good old-fashioned fun. How sweet will it be when you ask your Valentine to go to Prom? Abbey Road Farms will host the night’s activities with music, wine & snacks, photo booths & mood lighting. Go solo or with friends at $35 per person or as a couple for $55.
Leap 2020: A Collaborative Wine Event – Feb. 29th
The Dundee Hills, an area producing some of the best Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley, are home to hundreds of vineyards. 10 of these Dundee Hills Wineries are participating in Leap Day 2020, a collaborative one-day event, sharing library vintages, new releases, small bites & music. Don’t want to drive all day? NW Wine Shuttle will also be offering discounts on their hop on/hop off shuttle service with pick-ups in Portland, Dundee & McMinnville! And don’t stop there, after you and your Valentine have been hopping around all day, come rest your head at our cozy, romantic B&B. Receive a 20% discount when you use promo code “LEAP”.
Valentine’s Weekend – February 14 – 16
And, as always, during Valentine’s Day weekend you can expect to find a wide range of special tastings offered at wineries all over the Willamette Valley. Make an appointment at Natalie’s Estate Vineyard for their guided tasting with chocolate and wine pairings. Yamhill Valley Vineyards, voted 2019 Oregon Winery of the Year, is offering a Valentine’s Day special flight with charcuterie and chocolate truffles for two. Holloran Vineyard Wines hosts a 3-course bistro dinner with wine pairings on Feb. 15th in their romantically cozy tasting room. And these are just to name a few.
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Plan your Valentine’s gift around any one of these fun events and then stay the night at Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast, in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley Wine Country. . Book your room now at www.ChehalemRidge.com and choose our Sweetheart Package. Give your special someone all the warm fuzzies this Valentine’s
* 2 Night Stay at a Romantic, Upscale Wine Country B&B
* 3-Course Gourmet Breakfast each morning
* Bottle of Kramer Vineyard’s “Celebrate Grüner Veltliner” Bubbly
* Chehalem Ridge B&B Deneen Pottery Mug with Valentine’s Day Cookie Bouquet
by Liz Bethell, Assistant Innkeeper