Upcoming Events with Anam Cara Cellars
Matt Driscoll joins us today as our Second Saturday "Homeless" winemaker - a friend without a tasting room of their own. Big scoring wines poured by the man himself. Here's a great opportunity to meet Matt and sample his wines. Your $15 flight includes wines from both Anam Cara and Wildaire.
Celebrate Oregon Wine Month with us at Portland’s cool Bottle Shop, located in the Sellwood neighborhood of SE Portland.
Beyond great wines and beers, you’ll find hand-crafted sandwiches, soups and salads with weekly food specials. .
The Portland Bottle Shop offers over 400 wines and 300 beers from around the world, as well as ciders and other specialty beverages.
We recently had the opportunity to taste David’s wines over a fun dinner with friends and immediately asked if he would be a Guest Winemaker. His tiny production Pinot Noirs are spectacular - all made from Pommard fruit from some of the Valley’s top vineyards.
In David’s words: “SchöneTal Cellars pays tribute to our family's German heritage and our journey here to the Willamette Valley. After my wife and I married we settled down in McMinnville, Oregon where we had four beautiful children. Our life has blossomed here, for many reasons, but the wholesome people, captivating landscapes and the undeniable culture of wine and food is what's kept us here for so many years.
My love for wine-making initially started when I began volunteering my time during harvest. The cold brisk mornings and the purple stains on my hands never seemed to last quite long enough, and in 2014 I managed to source some of the best Pinot Noir grapes in the northwest and SchöneTal Cellars finally came to life.
Our approach to wine-making is simple, fermentation occurs naturally in nature and that's exactly how we keep it in the cellar. We believe in allowing our grapes to express their true eloquence by naturally undergoing fermentation without any manipulation. Letting the grapes reveal their natural beauty and balance from the surrounding terroir is what makes our wines recognizable.”
Excited to announce our wine dinner at Newberg’s compelling “Rosmarino” prepared by gregarious and brilliant owner/chef Dario Pisoni.
Our dinner last year at “Agrivino” - Dario’s original restaurant in Carlton - was a truly memorable evening with great friends and spot on pairings of Anam Cara wines and authentic Northern Italian cuisine.
While the menu is to be announced, reservations are currently being accepted through Open Table on the Rosmarino website.
Honored to be selected as a featured winery at the 33rd Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration!
Held at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, the full weekend of festivities starts July 26th and carries on to a sparkling finale on July 28th, 2019.
Join us and winemakers from all corners of the world for three days of exquisite meals, seminars, tastings, and celebration of Pinot noir. This year’s Grand Seminar – Chalonnaise – The 3rd Côte will be an in-depth tour of the wines of the Côte Chalonnaise with acclaimed wine educator Steven Spurrier of Decanter magazine. Steven and his panel of top winemakers from the area will present a tasting-tour through the region from Rully in the north to Givry in the south. The University of Pinot seminar series provides further exploration of Pinot noir through highlights of global Pinot noir regions, food and Pinot noir pairing exercises, palate cross-training with wine related beverages, and expert lead discussions of key trends in Pinot noir.
For further information and tickets, visit the IPNC website: www.ipnc.org
Learn about Saké with America’s premier producer SakéOne!
SakéOne is America’s first craft saké producer, brewing high-quality saké in Oregon for more than two decades. Tapping into the idyllic waters of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, they brew pure, premium saké at their dedicated Kura (a.k.a. brewery) under the supervision of brewmaster Takumi Kuwabara. Between their Oregon Craft saké brands—Momokawa, Moonstone, and g Saké—SakéOne has won more awards than any other saké company in America.
More details to follow.
Guest Meadmaker: Farmer Chrissie, Kookoolan Farms.
Book signing “The Art of Mead Tasting and Food Pairing”
Surprise your palate with something new! Chrissie will pour her excellent Meads and sign copies of her gorgeous book.
It's a beautiful hardcover, 432-page, 345-color-photographs full-color coffee table book, a celebration of mead, mead lore, food, and mead-and-food pairings. More than 60 of Farmer Chrissie's favorite food recipes, all paired with mead!
More details to follow.
Many of you know Kyle as the guy who founded the wonderful Ruddick+Wood restaurant in downtown Newberg.
Today he’ll wear another hat - presenting his cool new wine brand - Chateau Deluxe. Hoping he’ll bring his sparkling Riesling…
More details to follow.
Delighted that Anna Matzinger of Matzinger Davies - one of Oregon's top cult wineries - accepted our invitation to return as our guest today.
Anna spent the last 14 years working for Archery Summit where she rose to winemaker and co-general manager and helped lead the organization to the place it now holds as a premier producer of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. While there she worked to articulate the unique style, personality and distinction of the Estate vineyards, garnered numerous accolades and helped steward and nurture both winery and brand in its growth as a producer of world class wines.
Michael Davies, a New Zealander by birth (and inclination) is the winemaker for both REXHILL Vineyards and A to Z Wineworks. He has held this position since 2006 and brings to it his unique form of intensity, precision and sincerity. Prior to that he managed the vineyards and assisted in winemaking for five years at Chehalem winery after completing a post graduate diploma from Lincoln University and gaining experience through numerous vintages in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
They established the Matzinger Davies Wine Company in 2006 with the intention of producing wines with a resonant voice speaking to their geographic origin, varietal typicity and season. Authenticity, vibrancy and integrity should be their calling cards.
One flight includes the wines of both Matzinger Davies, and Anam Cara. $15 tasting waived with two-bottle purchase. Complimentary for Club Members.
Celebrating everyone’s Irish roots with yummy corned beef sliders accompanied by Pinot Noir … of course!
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
Join us for a wonderful winemaker dinner at one of Portland’s coolest and coziest wine bars!
Tonight’s outstanding menu includes
Chevre Bruschetta Trio
with Anam Cara 2015 Dry Riesling
Salmon Salad, with watercress,arugula, egg, mustard vinaigrette
with 2011 Heather’s Vineyard Pinot Noir
Chicken Coq au Vin
with 2015 Nicholas Vineyard Pinot Noir
Sabayon with Mango and Apples
with 2013 Gewurztraminer
Cost: $75 per person, or $140 per couple
For reservations, kindly call 503-477-7238
Meet artist Catalina Garretón and view her stunning pieces at our tasting room. Catalina is an internationally recognized Chilean-American abstract painter and textile designer. Born in Seattle and learning to paint there and later in Spartanburg, South Carolina (accent on request), painting was always a necessary habit. After earning a BFA in Painting and a Minor in Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill, Catalina focused her artist eye as a photojournalist in Santiago, Chile before landing in colorful San Francisco. There, Catalina continued to paint and had her first studio in the Mission District. She pursued a career in marketing and working under incredible mentors for both start-up and public companies with clients such as Marriott, Nike, Lionsgate Films, Summit Entertainment and National Geographic. It was during this chapter that Catalina began showing and creating more and more, and eventually launched her own venture, Catalina Garreton Art + Design, which took her to teach art and exhibit in Barcelona, Colorado, Los Angeles and now a return to the Pacific Northwest in Portland, Oregon.
Born to an interior designer and director of photography, I declared at age 4 that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. I learned at a very young age that I could make things with my two hands that brought joy and created connection to others--and I haven't wanted to stop since that day. I also believe in making bold moves, on and off the canvas. In 2014, I circumnavigated the globe: I taught classes and exhibited in Barcelona, created commission paintings in Singapore, studied batik in Bali, found inspiration from both the aboriginal and contemporary conceptual artists of Australia, and connected with my artist tribe in Chile. This world has so many incredible corners; connecting with people in all walks keeps me inspired every day. I find inspiration and pattern constantly in nature; I also love the structure and patterns found in our urban spaces and my pieces tend to dance with both of these themes. I adore and respect so many places in the world, and the gratitude I have for living each day is at the base of everything I do. My proudest work is creating commissions that help remind people of and take pride in their uniqueness, their sacred memories and values. I believe we are here for a short time and that it deserves to be celebrated.
This tiny brand is owned and operated by two close friends, Luke Wylde and Meredith Bell. Their mission is to make delicious, honest Chardonnay and more from the most distinct vineyards in our region. We are hoping Luke will bring his breathtaking sparkling Chardonnay. Plan to visit and taste these wines.
Details to follow.
We invite you to join us at The Allison Inn & Spa for Cuvée Stroll, a delicious evening of exquisite wines from a dozen Willamette Valley producers and delectable bites from top regional chefs and artisan food vendors. Tickets are $50 each and include a commemorative crystal glass. Proceeds benefit the Yamhill Enrichment Society. 21 and over only.
Postponed from our usual second Saturday spot, our Guest Winemaker today is Oregon wine statesman Harry Peterson-Nedry of RR wines. Harry and his daughter, Wynne, are crafting benchmark Pinot Noirs and Rieslings from their 120 acre Ridgecrest Vineyards estate which contains the oldest plantings on Ribbon Ridge. They are not designed for a mass market, but for serious aging and for understanding the potential of this special land mass called Ribbon Ridge. Their concentration, their blackness, their elegance, their textural excitement all stem from the vineyard—its maturity; deep penetration of dry-farmed vines to find rock, nutrients and water; organic farming; limited yield and sensitive fermentation to protect vintage characteristics.
Join Harry for a rare opportunity to sample and acquire these remarkable wines including a pre-release of the 2016 RR Pinot Noir.
Today’s flight will include wines from both wineries, and is complimentary for Wine Club members.
A rare treat! Our vineyard borders the Schaad family’s - planted TWENTY years before us in 1980. Forrest Schaad took the helm in 2015, bringing the family’s vineyard to its full potential and producing spectacular under-the-radar wines. This is a real treat. Meet Forrest and acquire a few bottles of our neighbor’s great wines. Today’s flight will include wines from both vineyards. A very rare comparison!
It’s January- and that means Club Crawl! #NDWClubCrawl2019. We are deep into our annual Club Crawl with our Downtown Newberg Winery friends! Our Wine Club members are invited to swing by any of our tasting rooms, sample the wines, make a purchase at your special discount, and collect a stamp. Full “passports” are entered into a drawing. This is a wonderful way to sample new wines, enjoy Newberg restaurants and shopping. Make a trip and stay at the delightful Chehalem Ridge B&B overlooking the entire Willamette Valley. They can point you in the direction of great overnight discounts.
Free tastings and club discounts at ALL 9 tasting rooms in downtown Newberg!
Artisanal Wine Cellars
Anam Cara Cellars
Cliff Creek Newberg
Ef Fille Wines
Purple Cow Vineyards
Cheers to 2019!
Join us as we open rare Rieslings from our earliest vintages to our newest release. Included in the flight will be our first Riesling, the memorable 2005, which was selected by the Oregon Wine Board’s international tour to represent ageable small vineyard Riesling. These Library wines will be accompanied by sushi from our friends at Newberg’s Ichi Sushi.
No one ever said winemakeing was easy! Meet hands on winemaker Willy Gianopulos of Freja in the Chehalem Mountains.
The name Freja is both a tribute to both the majestic Burgundy region of France where great Pinot Noir has its origins and to the Scandinavian nomads who first settled this area.
In Norse mythology, Freja is a goddess of love and fertility, the patron of crops and birth, the symbol of sensuality. Freja is peacemaker and the bride of fallen heroes. At times she rode Odin’s famous horse Sleipner (depicted on the front label). In Teutonic mythology, she was fused with the goddess Frigg. Friday is named for her.
So, do Willy's Pinots match up? Join us and samples these extraordinary wines for yourself. The $15 tasting includes wines from both Anam Cara and Freja.
Earlier this year, we welcomed Jose Guillan as our Guest Winemaker. Our winemaking journey started almost at the same time, and we were honored when he became one of our Second Saturday guests. His elegant wines are beyond remarkable and they sold at rock-star levels. Tonight we have the opportunity to give back to the Guillen family by donating our dessert Gewurztraminer to this benefit dinner at Ruddick Wood. Jesus’ time with us was far too short, but his legacy will live on. We contribute alongside our friends at Statera, Flaneur, and Day Wines for this memorable dinner. Star of the evening will be the gorgeous Guillen Pinot Noir. Reservations through the Ruddick Wood site. God’s speed Jesus.
Seated tastings with food pairings on Sat & Sun 11am and 3pm, $30 includes keepsake Riedel Pinot Noir glass. Space is limited and reservations are required.
All days: Choose between the Rare Reserves flight which will include Library Pinot Noirs and a keepsake Riedel Pinot Noir glass ($25) or our special Holiday wine flight ($15).
Wine gifts, cheeses.
Lisa Burner and her husband, Mike moved from Wisconsin to Oregon in 1991 and settled in the Chehalem Valley outside of Newberg in 1999 where they continue to live with their son, Sam. Fishery scientists by trade, the Burners became inspired by the beautiful settings and high quality wines of the region and, in 2011, Lisa completed the Chemeketa Wine Studies Program and was awarded the Winemaking Associate of Applied Science Degree.
She worked at some of the North Willamette Valley’s top wineries including Stoller Family Estate, Adelsheim Vineyard, Dobbes Family Estate, and Shea Wine Cellars before crafting her first Pinot noir in the Burner garage in 2014. Building on the success of the 2014 garagiste vintage, Lisa and Mike joined the family of winemakers at Day Camp in Dundee, Oregon in 2015.
Photographed here are Mike Burner and the couple's son, Sam.
“Wine Bar Wednesday” at the super-popular 503 Uncorked in historic Old Town Sherwood is one of the best/coolest/fun events around, and recently voted #6 Wine Bar in Oregon by BestThingsInOregon.com ! Join us for a great evening with a selection of Anam Cara wines and wonderful company.
Those in the know look forward to Owner-Chef Kerri Gallagher's outstanding monthly suppers. Her talent for wine and food pairing as well as creativity in the kitchen are legendary in her home town of Vancouver. Join us for an Alsatian-themed evening of great food and wine. Reservations accepted from 9:00 a.m. Monday, October 1st by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Become an artist for the day under the tutelage of the wonderful Christine Joy. We’ll capture the beauty of the vineyard’s stunning Fall foliage, and enjoy a glass of wine and light lunch among the vines. This is a perfect way to indulge your creative side, breathe the fresh air and unwind. The afternoon includes all art materials, personal tuition with Christine, wine, lunch and your own canvas to take home. Cost: $50 per person. Kindly contact us at 503-537-9150 for reservations. This event is limited.
She’s back from Europe! Christine Joy has spent the last six months paining en plein air in many of the most scenic spots in England and beyond. Join her for The Grand Reveal 2018 and be the first to see this talented artist’s work. In addition to pre-purchased paintings, there will be unreserved paintings available for sale and showing for the first time as well.
Artist talk at 4:00 p.m.
Wines will be available by the glass.
Join us at the Chehalem Cultural Center on Saturday, September 29th from 5pm-8pm for the Taste of Newberg – Night Market! We will be featuring all 9 Newberg Downtown Wineries, along with others from the Newberg area. We are excited to be featuring distilleries, local artists and delicious local food as well. Enjoy local vendors from Newberg and beyond!
Tickets just $15 before September 22, then $20 and at the door. Available here.
• Anam Cara Cellars
• Artisanal Wine Cellars
• Bravura Cellars
• Chehalem Winery
• Cliff Creek Cellars in Newberg
• Et Fille
• Longplay Wine
• Purple Cow Vineyards
• Rain Dance Vineyards
• Lacey Lou Leather Bands
• The Newbergundian Bistro
• Rolling Table Newberg
• Bull Run Distillery
• The Oilerie Beaverton
• Working Carbon Knives
• Kimberly Chai Designs
A special flight of Anam Cara's Nicholas Vineyard Rieslings (dry and medium-dry) as well as Dry Gewurztraminer - paired with the best sausages outside of Germany! Join us for a unique wine and food pairing with Portland's great Otto's Sausage and the Original Bavarian Sausage Company, Tigard.
Wine and food sampling: $15
The very best wines and cheeses start with the finest quality ingredients. At Anam Cara, it's the grapes from a beautiful hillside vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains, and with TMK it's the herd of happy milking "Cow-lebrities" at this family-owned and operated creamery.
Join us for a perfect wine and cheese pairing, taste six wines and many great cheeses, including a special aged cheddar infused with Anam Cara Pinot Noir, and a delicious Queso Blanco.
Featured cheeses will be available for purchase on the day, directly from TMK.
This special wine and cheese pairing is just $15, waived with a two-bottle wine purchase.
Meet Lisa Namdar - winemaker of Radman Cellars - who describes herself as “a dreamer, meticulously sourcing some of the finest fruit in the NW.” Her small-production, boutique wines include Cabernet, Syrah and the special white blend she’ll pour today. Be among the first to enjoy this exciting newcomer’s wines. Today’s flight includes wines from Radman and Anam Cara.