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Pre-IPNC Dinners

Alexana Pre-IPNC Dinner
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Thursday, July 27, 2023

To welcome you to the area, many local wineries host dinners the Thursday evening prior to the IPNC weekend. The IPNC does not organize these Thursday night 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.

We are still accepting submissions!

If you are a winery, or restaurant, planning to host a Thursday night dinner before IPNC
and would like your event listed on this page, please complete the Google Form linked below.

2023 Thursday Night Dinner Form

2023 Thursday Night Dinners Announced!

Please contact dinner hosts with any questions or ticket purchase issues.

Noir Now

Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 pm
at Adelsheim Vineyard
16800 NE Calkins Lane, Newberg, Oregon 97132

Join us for Noir Now, the pre-International Pinot Noir Celebration President’s Dinner. Noir Now brings together old-world and new-world wineries showing the diversity and complexity of Pinot noir, its evolution, and its impact on the wine world today. This exclusive event will feature some of the most renowned wineries and their representatives, including Laura Catena, M.D. of Bodega Catena Zapata from Mendoza, Argentina; Chisa Bize of Domaine Simon Bize & Fils from Savigny-les-Beaune, France; Naomi Smith of Champagne Laurent-Perrier from Tours-sur-Marne, France; Elise and CJ McCollum of McCollum Heritage 91 and Gina Hennen of Adelsheim Vineyard, all from the Willamette Valley. As you indulge in exquisite Pinot noir wines from these esteemed wineries, chef Pascal Chureau of Allium will delight your senses with a specially curated multi-course dinner that complements the nuances of each wine. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow wine enthusiasts, winemakers, and representatives from the featured wineries. Noir Now promises an unforgettable evening of great wine, fine dining, and engaging conversation. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Pinot noir and discover the unique characteristics of these world-class wineries.


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Josua Rosario

Supper Club with Flâneur Wines

Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 pm
at Flâneur Wines at the Carlton Grain Elevator
168 S Pine Street Carlton, OR 97111

We invite guests looking for pre-IPNC activities to join us for our July 27th Supper Club Series. On the last Thursday of every month, Christian and Janelle Ephrem of Compass Craft Catering show off their years of globetrotting culinary adventures combined with their refined Michelin star experience at our Carlton Grain Elevator. The vibe is casual, and convivial with seating both inside and out, weather dependent. Ticket price includes four prix fixe courses. Select Flâneur wines will be available for purchase. A 20% gratuity is included at checkout.

$85 per seat

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Mindy Casteel

Hemispheres Collide

Thursday, July 27 at 6:00 pm
at Alexana Estate
12001 NE Worden Hill Road, Newberg, Oregon 97132

Three unique Pinot Noir journeys that span 7,500 miles will converge on the backside of the Dundee Hills to share their stories through the culinary brilliance of South African-born chef, Jaco Smith of Portland’s esteemed LECHON restaurant. Join us for a celebration of Pinot Noir perched above one of Oregon’s most stunning sunset views with the winegrowers and makers of Central Otago’s Felton Road (Blair Walter), Sonoma Coast’s RAEN Winery (Carlo Mondavi), and Dundee Hills’ Alexana Estate (Tres Burns). *Seated 5-course dinner will be alfresco and seating is limited.


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Jeff Lewis

A Night In Cypress

Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 pm
at Cypress at the Atticus Hotel
530 NE 4th St, McMinnville, OR 97128

Kick off your IPNC weekend festivities with R. Stuart & Co. and Cypress at the Atticus Hotel! One of the newest restaurants to McMinnville, Cypress draws inspiration from the diverse kitchen traditions of the Mediterranean while staying connected to their Pacific Northwest farmer and rancher relationships. Our wines pair beautifully with their fare, and we are excited to pour classic favorites and new releases.


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Susanne Sayles

Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pre IPNC Anniversary Dinner

Thursday, July 27 at 5:30 pm
at Yamhill Valley Vineyards
16250 SW Oldsville Rd, McMinnville, OR 97128

Join us for a beautiful winemaker dinner under the oak trees on the back deck. We’ll be popping some bubbly, dipping into the Library to share some special wines from our 40 year history, and Chef Daryl Gossack of Loustic Catering will be preparing a five course dinner!


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Debbie Chapman

Clos Furioso: A pre-IPNC dinner with Furioso Vineyards, Eden Rift Vineyards, & Chef Caballero

Thursday, July 27 at 6:00 pm
at Furioso Vineyards
8415 NE Worden Hill Rd, Dundee, OR 97115

Kick off your IPNC weekend with Furioso as we partner with our friends from Eden Rift out of Cienega Valley, California. Delight in elevated French country fare from Chef Erick Caballero, paired with the signature Pinot Noirs & Chardonnays of each winery. Expect many indulgent courses from one of our favorite local chefs, expansive Dundee Hills vistas, and winemakers Dominique Mahé & Cory Waller in attendance to acquaint you with their wines!

Ticket price includes wine pairings. Note, a 20% gratuity will be applied at checkout for your evening’s servers.

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Melanie Kinchen

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