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60 wineries from Oregon's Willamette Valley are barreling to Houston on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 for Pinot in the City, a showcase of some of the world's most exciting Pinot noirs. The evening tasting event, hosted by the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, at Minute Maid Park Union Station from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. (VIP access at 5:30 p.m.) will feature owners and winemakers pouring a selection of wines paired with delicious Pinot noir-friendly small bites in a walk-around format.
Come taste the wines that are putting this region in the news and mingle with the people who are making it happen. Sip Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, Riesling, sparkling wines and more showcasing the best that Willamette Valley has to offer. Get VIP tickets for early access at 5:30 p.m. and more time with the winemakers.
Tickets must be purchased in advance; there will be no ticket sales at the door. Tickets are limited in availability. 21+ only. Free parking on-site.
VIP Access (5:30 - 9:00 p.m.) include early entry, all wine tastings, food pairings, and a take-home wine glass.
General Admission (6:30 - 9:00 p.m.) includes all wine tastings, food pairings, and a take-home wine glass.
Angela Estate Winery
Anne Amie Vineyards
Authentique Wine Cellars
Coeur de Terre Vineyard
deLancellotti Family Vineyards
Division Winemaking Co.
Dobbes Family Estate
Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Domaine Roy & Fils
Duck Pond Cellars
Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
Elk Cove Vineyards
Eola Hills Wine Cellars
Le Cadeau Vineyard
Left Coast Estate
Patton Valley Vineyard
Raptor Ridge Winery
Ribbon Ridge Winery
Saffron Fields Vineyard
Shea Wine Cellars
Sokol Blosser Winery
Stoller Family Estate
The Four Graces
Union Wine Company
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Yamhill Valley Vineyards
Learn more about the wineries > http://willamettewines.com/wineries
WE ARE PINOT: THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
The Willamette Valley, Oregon's leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state's wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 500 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world.
The Willamette Valley is a huge and varied appellation that includes six sub-appellations: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton.
Buffered from Pacific storms on the west by the Coast Range, the valley follows the Willamette River north to south for more than a hundred miles from the Columbia River near Portland to just south of Eugene. To the east, the Cascade Range draws the boundary between the Willamette Valley's misty, cool climate and the drier, more extreme climate of eastern Oregon.
At its widest point, this long, broad valley spans sixty miles. Overall, the climate boasts a long, gentle growing season - warm summers with cool evenings; bursts of Indian summer into fall; mild winters followed by long springs. In ideal years the maritime climate provides the best conditions possible for growing the cool-climate grape variety for which Oregon is best known: Pinot noir. In lesser years, fall weather can be tricky, causing winemakers to pull their hair. By this measure the Willamette Valley compares favorably with the Burgundy and Alsace regions of France. And, like it or not, the often finicky Willamette Valley climate is the promised land for Pinot noir in America.
Learn more > www.willamettewines.com
THE VENUE: MINUTE MAID PARK (UNION STATION LOBBY & ATRIUM)
Union Station Lobby is the grand entrance to Minute Maid Park. Originally constructed in 1911 to serve Houston's rail customers, it has been restored to its original grandeur; the soaring ceiling and elegant columns serve as the perfect place for a wide variety of unique events.
Learn more > www.mlb.com/astros/ballpark/events/spaces/union-station-lobby\
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