OREGON SOLIDARITY WINE DINNER

Featuring Willamette Valley Vineyards  & Hosted by Founder, Jim Bernau

Friday, August 16th, 2019 

Evening begins at 6:00pm with a Champagne Mingle followed by a four-course wine dinner paired with limited release vintages.

Stardust Lounge – Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE, OR CALL, 541.488.7382

Join us in celebrating Oregon’s commitment to quality, integrity, and community. Hear from event host, Willamette Valley Vineyards Founder, Jim Bernau as he tells the story behind Solidarity Wines. A story of true Oregon collaboration and spirit. Also, enjoy a rare taste of the newly released Père Ami vintage, as Jim intimately speaks about this special wine, in honor of his father and a dedication to the early Oregon wine pioneers. 

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– RECEPTION –

Local Watermelon, Feta Cheese, Balsamic Reduction, Basil, Sea Salt

Paired with: NV Semi Sparkling Brut

– FIRST COURSE –

Wandering Roots Vegetable Salad, Golden Beets, Goat Cheese, Red Beet Verjus Vinaigrette

Paired with: 2018 Solidarity Rosѐ 

Only 2,800 cases produced – Wine Style – Whole cluster pressed with cold stainless steel fermentation. Expressive aromatics that jump out of the glass with fresh flavors like strawberries , raspberry, rose petal and watermelon. Soft tannins and bring acidity that finishes learn and juicy. 

– SECOND COURSE –

Dungness Crab Stuffed Prawns, Chardonnay Butter, Brie Grits, Green Onion & Radish Salad

Paired with: 2018 Solidarity Chardonnay

Only 1,000 cases produced – Wine Style – barrel fermented and then aged in 30% new French oak. Lush and tropical on the palate with honey, mango, pineapple, and toasted hazelnuts – showing fresh acidity. 

– THIRD COURSE –

Sous Vide Oregon Country Natural Beef, Fig-Red Wine Demi-Glace, Tallow Whipped Potatoes, Rainbow Chard

Paired with: 2016 Pѐre Ami

Limited release wine – Père Ami translates to “Father Friend.” Created in honor of Founder Jim Bernau’s father and dedicated early Oregon wine pioneers. Wine Style – A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Tempranillo, the wine offers a deep nose of plum, game and black olive. On the palate, the wine features additional dark fruits, cassis, pepper, and tobacco. This full-bodied wine is structured with firm tannins, balancing acidity and incredible length on the finish.

– FINALE –

By George Fromage Blanc Mousse, Citrus Shortbread, Brandied Cherries

Paired with: 2015 Griffin Creek Syrah

Executive Chef, David Georgeson

$78 per guest (all-inclusive)

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To reserve event over the phone, call 541.488.7382

What is Oregon Solidarity?

“During September of 2018, in the middle of harvest, Rogue Valley winegrowers were notified their fruit contracts were canceled just days before scheduling to pick. A large, out-of-state winery, had rejected over 2,000 tons of fruit, $4 million of contract value, citing smoke taint from the season’s wildfires.

Willamette Valley Vineyards and King Estate Winery teamed up to help winegrowers whose grape contracts were abruptly canceled. Independent laboratory analysis showed much of the crop was well below the threshold to be adversely affected by smoke. The two wineries purchased as much stranded wine grapes as possible, paying the full contracted rates to help the growers.

They were joined by Silvan Ridge Winery and The Eyrie Vineyards to collaboratively make a Rogue Valley AVA labeled Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rosé of Pinot Noir called Oregon Solidarity.

The net sale proceeds from the wines will be donated to the Rogue Valley Vintners to help support vineyards in the region.  

Thank you for sharing in the Oregon spirit of solidarity!”

Event Cancellation Policy: Please note, all ticket sales are final, however, tickets are transferable to another party in an event that you are not able to attend.