DAY THREE ACTIVITIES
On the third day of OPC, our wineries plan lighthearted "recovery" events for smaller groups of campers, and you can choose which you’d like to attend. Day Three events run 11:00am to 3:00pm unless otherwise noted.
MEAT, GREET AND SKEET
We will offer you a day of outdoor shooting skills, a touch of ecological and habitat education and great food and camaraderie. On arrival there will be a brief tour of the property. Those who choose to shoot will attend a gun safety lecture and will gather at the skeet range. (Alcohol will not be available to those shooting until afterward!) If you opt not to shoot, you may wander the property, visiting its organic gardens, vineyards and orchards where European truffles are being cultivated. A BBQ lunch at the Pig Pit will follow. Shuttle pick up will be from McMinnville and Newberg hotels at 9:15am with return to PDX and downtown Portland/the after party at 3:00pm.
Location: Left Coast Cellars
Participating Wineries: Archery Summit, Hyland Estate, Left Coast Cellars, Owen Roe, Union Wine Company
Here’s a simple question: Do you have ‘game’? If the answer is ‘yes’, then join winemakers Jesse Lange (Lange Estate), Mark Vlossak (St Innocent) and Nate Klostermann (Argyle Winery), for an all-out Ping Pong tournament vying for the coveted 2018 OPC Golden Paddle Trophy. Calling all competitors to a day of fun and games, featuring lunch from Local Chef Jody Kropf of Dundee’s famed Red Hills Market and his rolling wood fired pizza truck (has to be seen to be believed). You’ll also enjoy rare pinots and special wines from our wineries (plus some local brews and other surprises). Pinot Pong for the People!
Participating Wineries: Argyle, Lange, Alexana, Grochau Cellars, Colene Clemens, St. Innocent
ROSÉ RECOVERY BRUNCH
Join us for a celebration of some of our favorite things: Rosé and Brunch! Hosted at Plaza Del Toro, a Portland gastronomic society and modern test kitchen created by celebrated restaurateur John Gorham, we’ll have a leisurely morning tasting through our current Rosé releases while enjoying a thoughtfully prepared family style brunch featuring a locally sourced menu inspired by summer and paired with our Rosés. In true Pinot Camp style, our winemakers will also have a few special bottles up their sleeves to share with the group before we all part ways.
Location: Plaza del Toro, Portland
Participating Wineries: Elk Cove, Sokol Blosser, Stoller, Van Duzer, Willakenzie
THE SKYLINE SOCIAL
Join Cristom, Domaine Roy et fils, and Evening Land Vineyards for a rooftop affair at Departure Restaurant + Lounge in downtown Portland. Al-fresco dining, anyone? We’ll be enjoying the view from our private deck on the 15th floor, along with a curated three-course lunch by Chef Gregory Gourdet, 2018 James Beard Award semifinalist (and first runner-up on season 12 of Bravo’s Top Chef). As we explore nontraditional food and wine pairings through the lens of Chef Gourdet’s unique modern Asian cuisine, winemakers Jared Etzel, Tom Gerrie, Ben DiCristina and Steve Doerner will wax poetic on topics such as whole cluster fermentation, amphora-aged Pinot Noir, and classic rock. Bring your questions, appetites and sunglasses—we’ll see you on the roof!
Location: Departure Restaurant + Lounge, Portland, 12–3pm
Participating Wineries: Cristom Vineyards, Domaine Roy et fils, Evening Land Vineyards
THE VALLEY IS YOUR OYSTER
Join us at Mineral Springs Ranch, where Tony Soter, along with fellow winemakers Maggie Harrison of Antica Terra and Ben Casteel of Bethel Heights, will collaborate to bring you an incredible day in Oregon wine country. Start your day with a light hike to the top of Mineral Springs Vineyard where you’ll be greeted with a beautiful assortment of oysters from the chefs at Tournant. Enjoy a sampling of local Chardonnay and sparkling wine while our winemaking teams regale you with stories of terroir and our oyster experts elucidate on the nuances of our local 'mer-roir.' When your palates and appetites have been sufficiently whetted, you’ll make your way back to the Soter lodge for a tasting and discussion with the winemakers that will highlight two incredible vintages in the last decade. Lastly, we welcome everyone to relax with the Soter Vineyards head chef, Alex Daley, and Antica Terra’s head chef, Timothy Wastell, who are preparing a feast worthy of celebrating your last day at Pinot Camp 2018.
Location: Soter Vineyards
Participating Wineries: Antica Terra, Bethel Heights, Soter Vineyards
¡VIVA EL VINO!
After a few days of structured tastings and events, why not join us for an afternoon fiesta? This experience was designed with the weary, pickled and stuffed camper in mind. If you're in need of siesta, Portland’s “urban volcano,” Mt. Tabor Park, is a perfect place to lounge around on a picnic blanket to unwind, relax, and take in the beautiful views of the city. Come hang out with your favorite winery folk, eat a delicious feast prepared onsite by Portland's fabulous CHALINO restaurant, and maybe challenge a winemaker to a game (cornhole, badminton, egg toss and more!) in one of the oldest and most beloved parks in Oregon. We'll have a piñata filled with goodies, refreshing beverages and more!
Location: Mt. Tabor Park, Portland
Participating Wineries: Angela Estate, Anne Amie Vineyards, Chehalem Winery, Montinore Estate, Patton Valley Vineyard, REX HILL
WINE WIZARDRY—GROW, BLEND, TASTE
It’s time to put all your new knowledge of Oregon Pinot Noir into action. You will be teamed up with winemakers from Brittan, Brooks, Winderlea, Carabella and Shea as they share how decisions made while planting their vineyards follow through into the final decisions they make while blending their wines. You’ll taste through the AVAs as winemakers and viticulturists Robert Brittan, Chris Williams, Bill Sweat, Mike Hallock and Dick Shea share barrel samples of the same clones from five different AVAs. Then, we turn it over to you to blend your own bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir that you will get to produce, package, brand and market in teams, to share with fellow campers. After the heavy lifting is done, it’s time to open some Rosé and Chardonnay while surveying 360 degrees of vineyards at Brooks winery, perched high up on the hilltop of the Eola Hills. Then we’ll sit for lunch with which you’ll pair with your newly created Oregon Pinot noir. Brooks' Chef Abby will create a lunch for the ages using fresh food from the Brooks garden and other local purveyors. In addition to your new creation, we’ll have on hand a selection of current and library favorites from each of the host wineries. It is repeatedly one of the most enjoyed Day 3 Events! Join us!
Participating Wineries: Brittan, Brooks, Carabella, Shea, Winderlea
WINGS OVER WILLAMETTE
What’s more fun than BBQ, Beer (along with some Rosé and Pinot) and flying low over the Willamette Valley? Join Winemaker/Owner/Pilot Scott Neal of Coeur de Terre Vineyard along with Julianne Allen of Foris Vineyard for the chance to see the AVAs of the Willamette Valley from the window of a six-seat Cessna. You will have a bird’s eye view while Scott flies you over the AVAs of the North Willamette, discusses the geology of Oregon and gives you a truly unique view of what makes our place so special. This is limited to 20 campers, so please sign up and fly!
Location: McMinnville Airport
Participating Wineries: Coeur de Terre Vineyard, Foris Vineyard, J. Christopher
ZEN OUT IN THE CHEHALEM MOUNTAINS: OMAKASE LUNCH AND SAKE TASTING
It’s time to take a breather and Zen out in the Chehalem Mountains. Join Ponzi Vineyards, Raptor Ridge, Adelsheim and Hamacher to lounge hillside at The Laurelwood, Ponzi Vinyards’ newly unveiled hospitality space. Take in epic valley views while enjoying an incredible multi-course omakase lunch crafted by the sustainable sushi masters at Portland’s famed Bamboo Sushi. Explore unique food and drink pairings personally selected by your winemaker hosts. While handing out handrolls and selecting sashimi, Bamboo Sushi founder Kristofor Lofgren will lead us in a rousing toast and share his sustainable seafood story. Then just sit back and enjoy the incredible array of flavors that his team has prepared. After a day of Pinot noir, your palate will be ready for something new. Following our delicious lunch, Sake One will offer a special tasting, including craft sake from Oregon! And yes, my friends, there will be bocce ball courts…
Location: Ponzi Vineyards
Participating Wineries: Adelsheim, Hamacher, Ponzi Vineyards, Raptor Ridge