Allison to host 'Magic in the Mountains' wine tasting event
There may be gold in the hills, but in early June there will be magic in the mountains.
The first-ever "Magic in the Mountains" event will be from noon to 4 p.m. June 8 at the Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg's wine country. Tickets for the event range from $45 in advance to $55 for general admission on the day of the event. They are available at https://bit.ly/2K7IJnt.
The event will feature 25 of the state's most acclaimed wineries, paired with small food items from four different restaurants. Those restaurants include the Allison's on-site restaurant Jory Restaurant, the Newburgundian Bistro, Ember and Vine, and Subterra.
The wineries participating include Adelsheim Vineyard, Alloro Vineyard, Anne Amie Vineyards, Bergström Wines, Chehalem, Colene Clemens, Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Elk Cove Vineyards, Finnigan Hill Vineyards, Flâneur Wines, Freja Cellars, Hawks View Winery, Hazelfern Cellars, Lachini Vineyards, Le Cadeau, Longplay Wine, Ponzi Vineyards, Potters Vineyard, Rain Dance Vineyards, Raptor Ridge Winery, Rex Hill, ROCO Winery, Ruby Vineyard & Winery, Tresori Vineyards, and Vidon Vineyard.
The event is hosted at the Allison Inn and Spa in the Chef's Garden, but is being staged by the Chehalem Mountain Winegrowers, a group based in Newberg. This nonprofit group represents vineyards and wineries in the Chehalem Mountains American Viticultural Area.
Bryan Laing, communications director for the Chehalem Mountain Winegrowers Association, said the group typically hosts one event each year, and those events are usually trade focused.
"This year we're refocusing our efforts on introducing the Chehalem Mountains back to the consumers," he said.
He added that there is a lot of excitement for the event, saying each winery will pour two wines so consumers can taste up to 50 different regional wines, all while sampling appetizers from the four local restaurants.
"This is a very important event for us," said Laing, who added they expect more than 200 people to attend. "We're really excited for the energy and to be re-
introducing this AVA to consumers."