Pre-IPNC Dinners

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Along with amazing Pinot noirs, the IPNC celebrates the culinary creativity blossoming in the Northwest. Round out your IPNC weekend experience with a fabulous dinner on Thursday, July 27th, hosted at an area winery, or restaurant. See the list below for this year’s offerings – each experience promises to be unique and unforgettable.
The IPNC does not organize the Pre-IPNC dinners, but provides a list of the wineries and restaurants that will be hosting these dinners along with their contact information. Reservations must be made directly with the host per the listed contact details.

Summertime ¡Salud!

Join us at the Summertime ¡Salud! dinner for a showcase of fabulous wines and incredible cuisine. This relaxed yet refined evening, presented by Dukes Family Vineyards and hosted by Stoller Family Estate, begins with a welcoming wine tasting reception featuring 12 acclaimed Oregon wineries. Mingle with the winemakers while sampling gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and then enjoy an upscale, family-style, alfresco dinner-all capped off by some of the world’s best wines poured from impressive magnum bottles straight into your glass.  Participating Wineries include: Ayoub, Cramoisi Vineyard, Domaine Roy & fils, Dukes Family Vineyards, Lavinea, Montinore Estate, North Valley Vineyards, Ponzi Vineyards, Résonance, Stoller Family Estate, Trisaetum, and Willamette Valley Vineyards

Where: Stoller Family Estate | 16161 NE McDougall Rd., Dayton, Oregon 97114
When: 5:30 pm

Contact: Maria McCandless
Phone: 503- 681-1850
Email: maria.mccandless@tuality.org
Website: www.saludauction.org/news-events/summertime-salud-2017/

Price: $175 / seat ($75 tax deductible)
Seats available: 110

Pre-IPNC Dinner at Archery Summit Winery

Join us at Archery Summit as we kick off the IPNC weekend with an elegant dinner on our upper terrace. Take in breath-taking views of the valley as three local wine country chefs prepare a nine course tasting menu expertly paired with Archery Summit wines.

Where: Archery Summit Winery | 18599 NE Archery Summit RD Dayton, Oregon 97128
When: 6 pm – 9 pm

Contact: Karina Gordon
Phone Number: 503-714-2040
Email: karinag@archerysummit.com
Website: www.archerysummit.com

Price: $275 / seat
Seats available: 12 remaining

Burger and Riesling Takeover at Brooks

Join us Thursday, July 27th for an after-hours party at Brooks Winery. Overlooking four mountains and the Willamette Valley floor, guest are welcome to roam our Biodynamic gardens, walk the aisles of our barrel room, lounge in our comfortable tasting room, sit by the fire, or take on our winemaker in a game of badminton and other lawn games. House-made burgers plus sides, courtesy of our Executive Chef Abby McManigle, will incorporate ingredients from our garden and be paired with a lineup of wines. We’re raiding our cellar for this event, offering more than ten Rieslings, both older vintages and new. There will be plenty of Pinot noir, too! Beckham Estate will be bringing their own award-winning wines, including some true gems. You don’t want to miss this dinner.

Where: Brooks Winery | 21101 SE Cherry Blossom Ln, Amity Oregon
When: 6 pm – 10 pm

Contact: Heather Kirk
Phone number: 503-435-1278
Email: heather@brookswine.com
Website: http://www.brookswine.com/pre-ipnc-dinner/

Price: $125 / seat
Seats available: 40

Under the Stars: An Evening with Cristom Vineyards & Little Bird Bistro

Cristom Vineyards is delighted to welcome Chef Marcelle Crooks of Little Bird Bistro, sister restaurant of Portland’s famed Le Pigeon, and brainchild of two-time James Beard Award winner Chef Gabriel Rucker. This five-course French affair is hosted in Cristom’s Estate gardens, and will feature the world premiere of our 2015 Pinot noirs, as well as selections from our library; complimentary round-trip shuttle between Linfield College and the winery is also provided. Spend an evening under the stars as we welcome the 31st IPNC, and celebrate Cristom Vineyard’s 25th anniversary!

Where: Cristom Vineyards | 6905 Spring Valley Rd. NW, Salem, OR 97304
When6:30 pm

Contact: Raechel Sims
Phone: 503-375-3068
Email: raechel@cristomvineyards.com
Website: www.cristomvineyards.com

Price: $175 / seat
Seats available: 40

An Evening in the Dundee Hills

Please join Dundee Hills neighbors Domaine Roy & fils and Dusky Goose as we celebrate with our new spaces and our first foray into IPNC. The iconic Chef Vitaly Paley will be gracing us with his culinary talents, starting with hors d’oeuvres served at Domaine Roy overlooking the stunning estate vineyard followed by being whisked away through the Rambouillet Vineyard for a multi-course dinner served in the Dusky Goose tasting room. Transportation between the wineries will be provided.

Where: Domaine Roy | 8351 NE Worden Hill Rd., Dundee, Oregon 97115
Dusky Goose | 8355 NE Warren Rd., Dundee Oregon 97115
When: 6 pm

Contact: Natalie Sigafoos
Phone Number: 503-857-5776
Email: natalie@duskygoose.com
Website: http://shop.duskygoose.com/product/Pre-IPNC-Dinner

Price: $225 / seat
Seats available: 50

Dinner under the stars at Lenné

Join us on our deck overlooking our estate vineyard as Chef Karl Holl of Spatzle and Speck brings us a special farm to table dinner paired with our estate Pinot Noirs, including the 2008 Lenné Estates Pinot noir. The evening will begin with a special bite prepared by Chef Holl and a tasting of selected Lenné wines including the new 2016 Saigneé of Pinot noir rosé and sampler of Lenné Pinot noir. The four course dinner will include a preview of our first estate chardonnay to be released in the fall and will be paired with a variety of estate Pinot noirs from multiple vintages and a special late harvest wine from our friends at Owen Roe.

Where: Lenné | 18760 NE Laughlin Rd, Yamhill, Oregon 97148
When: 7 pm

Contact: Steve Lutz
Phone: 503-956-2256
Email: Steve@LenneEstate.com
Website: www.lenneestate.com

Price: $125 / seat
Seats available: 35

REX HILL’s 35th Anniversary Pre-IPNC Garden Dinner

Have you ever wanted to raid the cellar of a top Oregon producer? Here is your chance as we pull the corks on our favorite bottles from the past 35 years! Join REX HILL owner Deb Hatcher and Executive Winemaker Michael Davies as they guide you through their personal favorite vintages while sharing their personal stories from each vintage year. Enjoy elegant pairings prepared by James Beard nominee Sunny Jin, Executive Chef of JORY, the Willamette Valley’s premier dining destination. This one-of-a-kind evening is filled with exceptional wines from over three decades of the Willamette Valley’s critically acclaimed winemaking history.

Where: REX HILL Gardens | 30835 North Highway 99W, Newberg, OR 97132
When: 6 pm

Contact: Whitnie Carter
Phone: 503-538-0666 x239
Email: Whitnie@REXHILL.com
Website: www.REXHILL.com

Price: $175 / seat
Seats available: 50

History in the Making

Join Soter Vineyards and Domaine Nicolas-Jay for an intimate, collaborative wine dinner at the lodge at Mineral Springs Ranch. Oregonian Tony Soter and Burgundian Jean-Nicolas Meo will have no shortage of tales to tell and wines to share. Enjoy the company of these legendary winemakers over an Italian inspired supper crafter by Chef Matt Sigler of Renata, and Chef Alex Daley of Soter Vineyards. These two young talents will be showcasing ingredients found in Oregon’s fertile valleys, bountiful coastlines, and from Soter’s 240-acre Biodynamic farm.

Where: Soter Vineyards | 10880 NE Mineral Springs Rd., Carlton, Oregon 97111
When: 6:30 pm

Contact: Meg Hixson
Phone: 503-662-5600
Email: meg@sotervineyards.com
Website: www.sotervineyards.com

Price: $125 / seat
Seats available: SOLD OUT

Counter Culture: A Celebration of Urban Street Food and International Wines

Each year we kick off the International Pinot Noir Celebration with our pre- IPNC event, Counter Culture. With a beautiful setting above our estate vineyard, guests will enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Coast Range while dining on world-class “street-food” cuisine from a selection of the best restaurants and food carts in Portland paired with fantastic wines from all over the world. Featured chefs include Bollywood Theater, The Country Cat, Ember & Vine, Laurelhurst Market, M.E.C., Olympia Provisions, Parasol, Party Downtown, Pizza Jerk, Pok Pok, Tusk and more!

Where: Anne Amie Vineyards | 6580 NE Mineral Springs Rd. Carlton, OR 97111
When: 6 pm – 10 pm

Contact Matt Tracy
Phone Number: (503) 864- 2991
Email:  Matt@annamie.com
Website: http://anneamie.com/events.counter-culture/

Price: Early Bird – $75 / seat, after July 1st – $85 / seat
Seats available: 350

Birds of a Feather

In 1854, Joel Palmer negotiated a treaty with the Kalapuya tribe to turn the Willamette Valley over to the United States, and the Josselin family began growing Pinot Noir in Champagne. Jill and Brian O’Donnell planted the first vines at Belle Pente 140 years later, and Gabriel Rucker opened Le Pigeon in Portland 12 years after that. Join us to help celebrate these parallel histories! Dinner prepared by Gabe and his team , paired with curated selections from Champagne Jean Josselin and Belle Pente, served al fresco at the top of the vineyard. Spectacular views, gorgeous sunsets.  Gratuity included.

Where: Belle Pente Winery | 12470 NE Rowland Rd Carlton, Oregon 97111
When: 7 pm

Contact: Brian O’Donnell
Phone Number: 503-852-9500
Email: wine@bellepente.com
Website: www.bellepente.com

Price: $195 / seat
Seats available: SOLD OUT

Wine Palate to Painter’s Palette

Most wine communication is the attempt to capture the sensual experience into the verbal abstractions of language. Patrick Reuter developed a system for translating this experience, by sketching and painting impressions through arrows to dignify acidity, half-moons representing fruit that drops off at the finish, puddles are overripe fruit, among so much more. Chef & Owner Jean-Jacques Chatelard of Bistro Maison will prepare his much loved cuisine. Evening includes a welcome reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by a four-course dinner paired with Dominio IV. Enjoy an evening with Patrick as he guides you through your sketching and painting impressions. No experience necessary and sketchpads and colors provided.

Where: Bistro Maison | 729 NE Third Street, McMinnville, Oregon 97128
When: 6:30 Reception & 7:30 Dinner

Contact: Deborah Chatelard
Phone: 503-474-1888
Email: deborah@bistromaison.com
Website: www.bistromaison.com

Price: $165 / seat (credit card order form here)
Seats available
Please click here to see the menu.

Summer Evening in Lazy River Vineyard

Join us on the hill of the renowned Lazy River Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA for a magical evening featuring a gourmet vineyard dinner with Oregon specialties of grilled lamb and local summer bounty designed by Nick’s Italian Cafe, named by the James Beard foundation in 2014 as one of “America’s Classics.” Chefs Nick, Carmen, and the Peirano family have been serving country Italian favorites in the Willamette Valley for more than 40 years and helped establish the International Pinot Noir Celebration. Pairings include award-winning wines made by leading Oregon winemakers all from the 2014 vintage sourced from the Lazy River Vineyard. Featured wineries include Lazy River, R Stuart & Co, Lavinea, Elizabeth Chambers, Panther Creek – and special addition – Domaine Charles Audoin.

Where: Lazy River Vineyard | 12020 NW Pike Rd., Yamhill, OR 97148
When: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Contact: Barb Larimer
Phone: 206-618-8845
Email: barb@lazyrivervineyard.com
Website: www.lazyrivervineyard.com

Price: $125 / seat
Seats available: 25

El Fuego – A Mid-Summer Feast

Join Montinore Estate and Portland’s Tournant as we ring in IPNC weekend with library wines, a stunning view, and a six-course feast cooked over an open flame. Hugging the western slopes of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Merriman Vineyard is the newest addition to our estate vineyards; the ideal spot to share with you the best of the Northwest’s bounty.

Where: Merriman Vineyard | 11543 NW Cummins Rd., Carlton, OR 97111
When: 6:00 pm

Contact: Sarah Horner
Phone: 503-359-5012
Email: sarah@montinore.com
Website: www.montinore.com

Price: $150 / seat
Seats available: 25

Aging Gracefully

Join Lynn Penner-Ash and Byron Kosuge, college friends for over 30 years, as they present wines from current and past vintages. Like their wines, they are aging gracefully. Chef Allen Routt from The Painted Lady in Newberg will be partnering with them to prepare a wine country culinary experience.

Where: Penner-Ash Wine Cellars | 15771 NE Ribbon Ridge Rd, Newberg, Oregon 97132
When: 6:30pm

Contact: Jess Ferrentino
Phone: 503-554-5545
Email: jess.ferrentino@pennerash.com
Website: www.pennerash.com

Price: $185 / seat (non-refundable after July 1)
Seats available: 50

Women of Pinot

Spend an evening with three women winemakers producing Pinot noir from three different regions around the world. Ponzi Vineyards’ second generation sisters, Maria and Luisa Ponzi welcome Lucie Lawerence of New Zealand’s Aurum Wines and Julie Cooper of California’s DuMOL Winery for an exclusive dinner. Indulge in a mouthwatering, summer-inspired menu by Ponzi Vineyards’ Culinary Director Thomas Ghinazzi, expertly crafted around the beautiful wines. Hear stories from the winemakers and enjoy the magical sunset over the Chehalem Mountains.

Where: Ponzi Vineyards | 19500 SW Mountain Home Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140
When: 7 pm

Contact: Kati Focareto
Phone: 503-628-1227
Email: kati@ponziwines.com
Website: www.ponziwines.com

Price: $150 / seat
Seats available: 45

An Evening in the Vineyard with Chef Paul Bachand

Join us for a special evening featuring the signature cuisine of Chef Paul Bachand of Recipe Part Deux in Newberg, one of wine country’s best chefs, paired with the special wines from Saffron Fields Vineyard. Dine alfresco in our beautiful Japanese garden with superb vineyard views and experience a spectacular sunset over the coastal range. Prior to dinner view our art collection and Japanese garden, while tasting wines from special guests  – Domaine Marc Roy, Gevrey-Chambertin and Phelps Creek Vineyards, Hood River. Meet winemakers Tony Rynders and Alexandrine Roy and experience their signature wines.  We promise you a memorable evening!”

Where: Saffron Fields Vineyard | 18748 NE Laughlin Road, Yamhill OR 97148
When: 6 pm

Contact: Karyn Smith
Phone: 503-662-5323
Email: ksmith@saffronfields.com
Website: www.saffronfields.com/events

Price: $150 / seat
Seats available: 40