may 2021

Taste, tour, and celebrate all month long

#oregonwinemonth

Cheers to Oregon Wine Month

If you’ve ever been to the Pacific Northwest, you’d know that Oregon is truly special. From its mountains, to valley, to Coastal range, to the city … the one common denominator for those who like to eat and drink is there is no shortage of culinary and wine experiences. 

Did you know there’s a month dedicated entirely to Oregon wine? Oh yeah. Oregon Wine Month is well underway and The Daydream Agency has got you covered. As a full-service creative agency supporting Oregon wine year-round, (literally eating and breathing it), this is one of our favorite times of the year to showcase not only our partners, but all that Oregon has to offer this month!

Whether you’re a seasoned wine lover , new to the wine scene, or reside outside of Oregon and want to celebrate with us … this blog is for you! Please consider supporting the boutique wineries and small businesses of our state, and share the knowledge.

In this blog 

You’ll find discounts on wine, public & private tastings, virtual gatherings, and in-person experiences – we hope you enjoy and you’re always welcome to send us a quick message for guidance or extra recommendations based on what you’re looking for. In each section, click on any winery name to be redirected. 

Consider your local Oregon Wine Region before buying imported wine! 

Things to note before experiencing oregon: 

  1. COVID is still happening, please remember to be courteous to those around you by wearing your mask, and kind to businesses who may need to turn you away if you don’t have a reservation. 
  2. These experiences and costs are completely controlled by the winery, prices are subject to change, always check the website. 
  3. Pay attention to their individual shipping & pick-up requirements, plus any other notes about which states they ship to, many will ship across the country! 
  4. If you’re a winery who would like to submit your wine, or donate a bottle for us to taste (and maybe even put it on the podcast!), click here to send us a quick message!
  5. Tag us on Instagram @thedaydream.agency if you discovered an experience through this blog!
Let’s get into it! 

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Chris James cellars

McMinnville + Carlton

Pudding River Wine cellars

East Salem | Cascade Foothills

Pudding River Wine Cellars is a winery, vineyard, tasting room and custom crush wine production business located in the heart of Oregon’s idyllic east Willamette Valley, situated on the Pudding River.  Visit our red barn tasting room and patio from Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., February-December. Find them on Instagram as well. 

 

may happenings

Wine Crush Podcast

Wine Crush Podcast is produced and based in the heart of the Oregon Wine Country of McMinnville. On Season 4 of featuring and interviewing local Willamette Valley Winemakers of boutique brands, to share insight about their origin story, the wine, the process, and how to locate them. Find this show on all major listening platforms such as Apple, Spotify, Audible, Amazon, Stitcher, Iheartradio, etc. Find them on Instagram as well. 

recent episodes

Torii Mor Winery

Dundee Hills

Torii Mor Winery is an Oregon Winery with Two tasting rooms, one in Dundee, and the other in Woodinville, Washington.  Their vision is on a pursuit to produce elegant, Old World style Pinot Noir, with their Eighth generation Burgundian winemaker Jacques Tardy. Their origination is Japanese inspired that permeates through their name, the labels, and their tasting rooms that feature a beautiful japanese garden with one of the best views in Oregon wine country with views of Mt. Hood. They are “LIVE, AND LEED CERTIFIED” dedicated to sustainability. 

may happenings

all other experiences

Below is a short and compact version of what we curataed happening in the Willamette Valley. Certainly not an exhaustive list, there’s so much happening, we encourage you to get lost in the rabbit hole starting with one of the experiences on our curated list. Have fun, be safe and respectful! Cheers.

may

13

Conversations with a Winemaker: Tom Gerrie/Cristom

Sunday School Wine | 6:30pm

may

15

Rosé Release Party

Domaine Roy & fils | 12-5pm 

may

16-31

Weekend Live Music happy hours

Lady Hill Winery | 12-5pm 

may

21

Gamay: A Friday Nite Special

Sunday School Wine | 7:30-9pm 

may

22

CELLAR-BRATE Oregon + TMK Creamery

Various wineries, food truck, music |

may

27

Oregon Wine Month Virtual Tasting Collab

Sunday School Wine + Dobbes Family Estate, Domaine Roy & Fils, Hyland Estates, and Résonance Wines| 5pm

may

1-31

hike Yamhill valley vineyards

Yamhill Valley Vineyards | 11am – 3pm, Thursday – Monday

may

29-31

Memorial Day Weekend tasting

Yamhill Valley Vineyards | 11am-5pm

may

29-31

Memorial Weekend Sip & Stroll with Tigers of Youth music

Left Coast Wine | 1-4pm

may

28

McMinnville Dine Out(Side)

3rd Street to Dine OutSide! Launching May 28 thru September

may

1-31

Wine Saboring, Private Tastings, Porch Wine Tasting

Varnum Vintners | 11am-5pm

may

30

Cheese and Wine Pairing Class

Et Fille |

oregon wines + alaska air

Visiting Oregon – and Getting your wine home

Wines Fly Free with Alaska!

Pretty amazing if you ask me. I recently just experienced this first hand, so I can give you the low-down. All you need is:

  1. A wine storage box that secures the wine in place
  2. Must be signed up to their (free) Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ members 
  3. Must be on a domestic flight
  4. Give yourself enough time to check this box at the airport as you would a checked bag. S

So when you’re visiting Oregon and want to take the amazing wine you discovered back home with you, rest assured knowing you can take up to a case on Alaska Airlines. Mix and match bottles or bring a whole case from your favorite Oregon winery.

No need to “add it” on during your flight booking, it won’t count towards your baggage allotment, just roll up to the airport and check it. They even pushed me to the front of the line because I had wine! I’m unsure if it was my lucky day, or if that’s normal protocol – but hey, it could happen to you too. I had a couple of branded tags from the winery ready to go, but the airport clerks said they didn’t need it. Use for a fun photo instead and post it online using #oregonwinemonth.

Oh, don’t seal it up – they’ll want to scope it out at the airport and will tape it for you. 

 

We hope you enjoy Oregon 

This month and beyond, think of Oregon when you want to support wineries of all size operation, many of which are striving to make wine more approachable for modern times. There are nearly 1,000 wineries in Oregon, and it’s becoming as iconic as Napa Valley, now with COVID, there’s a plethora of opportunities to virtually experience some of these events. Enjoy, and if you post online after discovering a not so run-of-the-mill brand or experience from this article, tag us!! @samisattva @thedaydream.agency on Instagram. 

Cheers y’all. 🍷

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