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Pre-IPNC Dinners

Alexana Pre-IPNC Dinner
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Group at Penner Ash

Thursday, July 25, 2024

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.

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.

2024 Thursday Night Dinner Form

2024 Thursday Night Dinners Announced!

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

Taste the stars

Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 pm
at pinch mcminnville
328 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR 97128

Indulge in a spectacular, luxurious seven-course pre-IPNC dinner by Chef Paul Bachand. Each course will be paired with sparkling wines from Corollary’s inaugural 2017 vintage, aged on lees for 60-72 months and poured from extremely limited-production magnums. Just 30 tickets available!

$250

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Paul Bachand
503-740-6394
pinchmac328@gmail.com

Oregon meets Australia: Celebrating the Best of Willamette and Yarra Valleys

Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 pm
at The Pavilion at Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
15771 NE Ribbon Ridge Road, Newberg OR 9713

Join Penner-Ash Wine Cellars and Giant Steps Winery, as they delve into the parallels between Oregon’s Willamette Valley and Southern Australia’s Yarra Valley. Situated on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean and the equator, the two wineries produce highly acclaimed Pinot Noir from exceptional single vineyards. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Jason French, featuring thoughtfully paired wines from each winery. This intimate experience is limited to 30 guests.

$200

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Kati Focareto
503-554-5545
kati.focareto@pennerash.com

Rose & Arrow Winemaker Dinner at Joel Palmer House

Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 pm
at Joel Palmer House
600 Ferry St, Dayton, OR 97114

Multi-course Dining Experience with Winemaker Felipe Ramirez and Chef Christopher Czarnecki. Price is inclusive of food, wine, and service

$325

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Chef Christopher Czarnecki
503-864-2995
chris@joelpalmerhouse.com

Wet Hot Italian Summer

Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 pm
at Pizza Capo
318 NE 3rd St, McMinnville, OR 97128

You’re invited to experience wine country, fueled by the vibrant essence of a Sicilian summer. Hosted by Pizza Capo and R. Stuart & Co. Winery, this evening promises a fusion of fine wines and Italian cuisine. Savor Chef Jeremy Whyte’s exquisite dishes featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients, to be paired with expertly selected R. Stuart & Co. wines. From antipasti to decadent dessert, each course highlights traditional flavors with a modern, Northwest twist. Join us in McMinnville at Pizza Capo to celebrate friendship, food, and the art of winemaking, transporting you to the sun-drenched shores of Sicily. Buon appetito!

$250

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Susanne Sayles
503-472-6990
susanne@rstuartandco.com

Soter Vineyards Anthology Dinner and Tasting

Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 pm
at Mineral Springs Ranch
10880 NE Mineral Springs Rd, Carlton, OR 97111

Join us for an extraordinary fusion of wine, food, and storytelling as we explore the rich history of Tony Soter and Soter Vineyards through a curated selection of library wines. This event will feature an unbelievable selection of bottles from Tony’s personal cellar dating back 40+ years and highlighting his deep history as a consulting winemaker in CA, and current work in Oregon. This intimate dinner will feature a sumptuous meal prepared by Soter Head Chef Clayton Allen, and include vegetables and meat grown on Soter’s biodynamic farm, Mineral Springs Ranch.

$435

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Jamie Kotler
503-662-5600
hospitality@sotervineyards.com

Holocene + Harper Voit

Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 pm
at Harper Voit Winery
1400 NE Alpha Dr, McMinnville, OR 97128

Join Drew Voit from Harper Voit Wines and Todd Alexander from Holocene Wines for a wine dinner with Chef Brendan Byer and Haley King from Alea Bakery. We will have a variety of wines and some courses as well as a family style meal.

$125

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Jessica West
541-517-1313
jessica@harpervoit.com

Expressions of a Site

Thursday, July 25 at 5:30 pm
at Nysa Vineyard
18655 NE Trunk Rd, Dundee, OR 97115

Three fabulous winemakers, one esteemed site and a spectacular view come together to create one magical evening in the Dundee Hills. Join the winemakers of Audeant, Nysa, and Torii Mor as we come together to showcase their unique expressions of Pinot noir from Nysa Vineyard. A well-respected, high-elevation site planted in 1990, Nysa Vineyard has been the source for some of the most coveted wines of the Valley. As if that is not enough, Chef Jody Kropf of Red Hills Market will be firing up the wood-fired oven to prepare an incredible menu of Northwest fare to pair with all the flowing wine. You don’t want to miss this unforgettable evening of true wine country hospitality with good food, great wine and new friends.

$225

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Monique Bailey
503-538-3604
monique@nysavineyard.com

Hemispheres Collide

Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 pm
at Alexana Estate
12001 NE Worden Hill Rd, Newberg, OR 97132

Three Pinot Noir journeys, spanning over 10,000 miles, will converge on the backside of the Dundee Hills to share stories through the culinary brilliance of South African chef Jaco Smith of Lechon restaurant.

Join us for a celebration of Pinot Noir at Alexana Estate, perched above one of Oregon’s most stunning sunset views. Alexana Estate’s winemaker, Tres Burns, and founder Dr. Revana will be joined by co-hosts Ben Casteel, of Willamette Valley pioneer Bethel Heights, and South African vintner Anthony Hamilton Russell and winemaker Emul Ross of Hamilton Russel Vineyards.

$285

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Questions? Contact:

Lindsay Estep
503-537-1310
events@alexanawinery.com

CHARDY PARTY!

Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 pm
at The Hazelfern Barn
4008 NE Zimri Dr, Newberg, OR 97132

On Thursday, July 25th, join us at the Hazelfern Barn in Newberg, Oregon for a good ole-fashioned Willamette Valley Chardy Party!
THE WINE: Chardonnay from Hazelfern, big table farm, Hundred Suns, and Walter Scott (don’t be surprised if a pinot party also breaks out). In the spirit of IPNC, feel free to bring a special bottle you want to share.
THE FOOD: Chefs Sarah Schafer and Brett Uniss from Humble Spirit will be shucking oysters and frying up buckets of finger lickin’ chicken. We’ll also have all the classic farm fresh fixins too.
THE VENUE: We’ll gather at The Hazelfern Barn – just up the road from The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg.

$225

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Questions? Contact:

Laura Laing
503-348-1740
Hospitality@hazelfern.com

IPNC President’s dinner

Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 pm
at Hayward
1140 NE Alpine Ave, McMinnville, OR 97128

We are delighted to invite you to begin your IPNC experience with an exclusive dinner at the James Beard nominated Hayward, an evening of culinary excellence and fine wine. Join us for a memorable night featuring seasonal family-style dishes crafted by the renowned Chef Kari Shaughnessy. Each course will be thoughtfully paired with exquisite wines from Lingua Franca, curated by our esteemed Winemaker and IPNC President Thomas Savre. This intimate gathering promises to be a celebration of flavors and a perfect prelude to an unforgettable IPNC weekend.

$260

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Kristen Page
503-428-1791
kristen@linguafranca.wine

Stillwater Sessions Tournant Takeover featuring Sequoia Rose

Thursday, July 25 at 4:30 pm
at Stillwater
455 NE Irvine St, McMinnville, OR 97128

Join us on Thursday, July 25th for a unique live music, food, and wine experience. Stillwater Sessions presents a Tournant Takeover featuring a roasted pig on-site and pork tacos, live bluegrass music from Sequoia Rose, and wine from Flaneur. Witness whole animal cookery at its finest as you watch Tournant’s chefs roast a whole pig from Source Farms and serve up delicious pulled pork tacos. Taco toppings, side dishes, and a meat-free option will be provided by Humble Spirit.

$10

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Olivia Yates
509-553-9198
olivia@theground.love

SPARKEL PÄRTI!

Thursday, July 25 at 5:30 pm
at Heater Allen/Gold Dot Beer
907 NE 10th AVE McMinnville, OR 97128

Join us as we kick off this final IPNC with a SPARKEL PÄRTI! Veteran Featured Winemakers Michael Lundeen (Lundeen Wines) and Matt Berson (Love & Squalor) are hosting a fun-filled bash right in McMinnville as a collaboration with Heater Allen/Gold Dot Beer (recent winners of the prestigious 2024 Bitburger Pils Challenge, named best Pilsner in America!). Sparkling wines will shine, and world-class Pinot Noir will flow. All paired with locally sourced, wood-fired creations from the talented team at McMinnville’s own Pizza Capo. Cheers!

$95

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Lacie McElvain
503-472-4727
lacie@lundeenwines.com

Summer Bounty Wine Dinner

Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 pm
at Open Claim Vineyard
2795 Ballard Road, Dallas, OR 97338

In celebration of this beautiful time of year, we invite you to join us at our Vineyard House in Dallas on Thursday, July 25th for our annual Summer Bounty Wine Dinner. Chef Jason Fritz has curated a 6 – course menu highlighting the seasons and the regions freshest ingredients paired with a selection of our current release and library wines. Seating at our intimate space is limited to 12 guests and we anticipate this experience to sell out quickly.

$225

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Questions? Contact:

Mark Bosko
971-241-6059
mark@openclaimvineyards.com

Farm & Forage – Featuring Three Sticks Wines and Sokol Blosser Winery

Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 pm
at Sokol Blosser Winery
5000 NE Sokol Blosser Ln, Dayton, OR 97114

Join Sokol Blosser Winery and Three Sticks Wines for an exclusive early IPNC celebration, featuring a private dinner in the open air beside our picturesque Estate Pinot Noir vines. Indulge in a six-course meal crafted from the finest local ingredients, sourced from esteemed purveyors and foragers who highlight the rich bounty of Oregon summers. Each course is thoughtfully designed and meticulously paired with wines that enhance and elevate the dining experience. This unique event promises an unforgettable evening of exquisite food, exceptional wines, and the enchanting ambiance of our vineyard.

$180 per person
20% service fee automatically added to booking

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Questions? Contact:

Aaron Leikam
503-864-2282
events@sokolblosser.com

Laurent-Perrier Tasting & Pairing

Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 pm
at En Tirage Champagne Lounge
1410 N Hwy 99W, Suite 100, Dundee OR 97115

This seated tasting will feature:

  • Laurent-Perrier Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature NV Oysters- Served on the half shell with a tobiko-champagne mignonette and Yuzu foam
  • Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut NV Potato Croquette- W/ Petrossian Daurenki Caviar and Creme Fraiche
  • Laurent-Perrier Brut Millésime 2012 Les Oeufs Jeannette- Served with Tsar Nicoulai Osetra Caviar
  • Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rose Brut NV Wagyu Steak Tartare- Fried Capers, Brown butter Aioli, SRF Wagyu, Microgreens

*50% deposit required at time of reservation. Bottles will also be available for pre-sell during the event. Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to be fully refunded.

$200/person – $175/wine club members
Seating is limited Contact En Tirage to secure reservations 503-899-8286

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Questions? Contact:

Ben Clark
503-899-8286
entiragebubbles@gmail.com

Farm & Forage – Featuring Three Sticks Wines and Sokol Blosser Winery

Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 pm
at Sokol Blosser Winery
5000 NE Sokol Blosser Ln, Dayton, OR 97114

Join Sokol Blosser Winery and Three Sticks Wines for an exclusive early IPNC celebration, featuring a private dinner in the open air beside our picturesque Estate Pinot Noir vines. Indulge in a six-course meal crafted from the finest local ingredients, sourced from esteemed purveyors and foragers who highlight the rich bounty of Oregon summers. Each course is thoughtfully designed and meticulously paired with wines that enhance and elevate the dining experience. This unique event promises an unforgettable evening of exquisite food, exceptional wines, and the enchanting ambiance of our vineyard.

$180 per person
20% service fee automatically added to booking

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Questions? Contact:

Aaron Leikam
503-864-2282
events@sokolblosser.com

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