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Wine 101: OREGON WINE feat. HYLAND ESTATES + WESTMOUNT WINE CO.

Join us for the next edition of our popular and educational Wine 101 series on February 22nd in Florence. Featuring six Oregon wine selections from Hyland Estates and Westmount Wine Co. and specially curated cheese and charcuterie pairings, this class promises to be informative AND delicious!

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Wine 101: OREGON WINE feat. HYLAND ESTATES + WESTMOUNT WINE CO.
Wine 101: OREGON WINE feat. HYLAND ESTATES + WESTMOUNT WINE CO.

Time & Location

Feb 22, 2023, 6:00 PM CST

Florence, 121 E Mobile St, Florence, AL 35630, USA

About the event

Join us for the next edition of our popular and educational Wine 101 series on February 22nd in Florence! Featuring six Oregon wine selections from the McMinnville and Willamette regions from Hyland Estates and Westmount Wine Co. and specially curated cheese and charcuterie pairings, this class promises to be informative AND delicious! 

This is a seated event. Space is strictly limited.

Featuring*:

6 Oregon Wine Selections:

  • Hyland Estates Gewürztraminer
  • Hyland Estates Chardonnay
  • Hyland Estates Pinot Noir.  Wines
  • Westmount Rosé
  • Westmount Pinot Gris
  • Westmount Pinot Noir

Specially Curated Cheese and Charcuterie Pairings

Instructor*:

Collin Eddy, National Sales Exec - Hylands Estates + Westmount Wine Co.

Tickets**:

$50/person + fees

ABOUT HYLAND ESTATES

First planted in 1971 by four families working together (the Kreimeyers, Markleys, Welches, and Trenhailes), the vineyard spans over 200 acres with roughly 185 acres under vine; making it one of Oregon's oldest and largest vineyards.

Sitting on a south facing bench at 600 to 800 feet in the foothills of the Coastal Range in the McMinnville AVA, this site benefits from cooler temperatures in the summer and warmer temperatures in the winter; allowing for a longer and more uniform ripening period. With roughly 185 acres planted on volcanic Jory soil holding similar attributes to the red dirt of the acclaimed Dundee Hills AVA, the old, self-rooted Pommard, Wädenswil, and Coury Pinot Noir vines together with newer plantings in 1989 to Dijon 115, provide a number of blending options from this unique site.

The Hyland Vineyard is now home to plantings of Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Chardonnay, Müller Thurgau and numerous Pinot Noir clones including Wädenswil, Pommard, Dijon 115 and the original Coury plantings from 1971. Such is the quality of the Hyland Vineyard that all four of the aforementioned clones are bottled as single-clone offerings for Hyland Estates.

Spanning ten wines and only five vintages, Hyland Estates has already secured thirty-five 90+ ratings from leading wine publications such as Wine SpectatorWine Enthusiast and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. The majority of these wines are available to taste at the Hyland Estates Tasting Room in Dundee, Oregon. The goal of these wines is to showcase the historic clones of Hyland and their place in the top echelon of Oregon wine.

1985 Burgundy Challenge in Paris

At the 1985 Burgundy Challenge in Paris, Hyland fruit led the way in a blind tasting competition that saw panelists unable to differentiate between Oregon and Burgundian Pinot Noirs.

To the amazement of the wine world, three Oregon wines garnered higher point totals than the Burgundies. These game-changing Pinot Noirs were from Sokol Blosser, Yamhill Valley Vineyards and Veritas and all contained fruit from the Hyland vineyard.

ABOUT WESTMOUNT WINE CO.

Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Westmount’s namesake vineyard has over 100 planted acres and over 110,000 vines. Westmount’s vineyard team focuses on sustainability and quality because great wine is made in the vineyard.

The Westmount winemaking philosophy is to maintain the personality of the vineyard while allowing the grapes to develop into the wine they were meant to be.” –  Winemaker, Anne Sery

The timing of harvest has the greatest impact on wine characteristics. In order to maintain the fresh qualities of Westmount, the team picks when the grapes display the right combination of sugar, acidity, and flavors.

Once inside the winery, fermentation is monitored daily by tastings and through lab analysis. The objective is to intervene as little as possible and to allow nature to take its course under our watchful eye. The result is a wine that’s smooth and delicious, and honestly Oregon.

*Features and instructors are subject to change without notice.

**Attendees must be 21+ years of age and present valid, government-issued identification upon entry to the event. All ticket sales final.

Tickets

  • ADMIT ONE

    ($50 ticket price + $2 convenience fee) This ticket is good for the admission of one (1) adult to this event.

    $52.00
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