First-ever rose wine festival coming to Hillsboro May 14
Washington County's first-ever Pink! Rosé Festival will be on Saturday, May 14, in Hillsboro.
Sixteen wineries from across the Tualatin Valley will feature their latest, limited releases of the pink-colored favorite at the festival from 1 to 4 p.m. at Ron Tonkin Field.
The $40 tickets are on sale now at PinkRoseFest.com. Admission includes six tasting tokens and a commemorative Miir-brand insulated wine tumbler. Tickets are available but limited.
The Pink! festival will be hosted by Apolloni Vineyards in partnership with the Washington County Visitors' Association and the Hillsboro Hops.
Zane Morris with Apolloni Vineyards said the event idea started out as something small at the winery to celebrate the release of its 2021 rosés, but more local wineries quickly showed interest and got involved.
"We got really, really excited about this event as a way to celebrate our region and give us an event that really showcases the diversity of wineries and the quality of the wineries up here," he said.
Plus, May is Oregon Wine Month, Morris said.
Additional tasting tokens — and bottles of wine — will be available for purchase, along with concession foods like wood-fired pizza and street tacos. The festival will have music, too.
Free tickets are also available for designated drivers, but wine tasting tickets and a wine tumbler are not included. Designated drivers will instead receive a water cup to fill up around the stadium, and they can purchase concession food and bottles of wine for off-site consumption.
No pets are allowed in the stadium, Morris said, and the event is for people 21 and older.
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