Looking for a little holiday fun and maybe get in some wine tasting while you are at it? Well, we have a list of some festive events happening around our neck of the vines where wine and fun go hand in hand:
The Month of November
Durant Vineyards & Olive Mill
Olio Nuovo Festival
Wine, food, music, gifts, and freshly milled olive oil!
The Durant Vineyards Wine Pavilion and Gift Shop Terrace have been transformed into a local marketplace with like-minded food producers, live music, wine by the glass and bottle, and food carts each Saturday & Sunday.
10 am – 4 pm, free to attend!
Stoller Family Vineyards
A dazzling night celebrating Stoller sparkling wines! Indulge in a seafood feast featuring oysters on the half-shell, crab, and a live sushi roll station by our friends at Bamboo Sushi. Enjoy the sounds from our special guests, a string trio from the Oregon Symphony.
Your ticket includes two glasses of sparkling wine, access to the seafood soirée, paired canapés, and desserts. Additional wine, featured cocktails, and more will be available for purchase. This is a 21+-only event.
$125/pp General, $100/pp Member, 6 pm – 9 pm
November 18th – 20th
The Four Graces
Choose two of Suzy’s featured chocolates to accompany your wine tasting while enjoying the sneak peeks of upcoming winter wine club releases and barrel samples from winemakers, Tim Jones & Rachel Healow. Chocolate sets will be available for retail purchase.
$40/pp, reservations recommended
November 20th & 27th
J Christopher Wines
Harvest Music Series
Enjoy live music in the tasting room and Complimentary small bites from øHorizon Provisions.
12 pm – 4 pm, free to attend with wine flights and glass pour service available
November 25th – 27th
Abbey Road Farm
Fall Makers Market
Over 24 local curated artists from Barn Swallow Artists set up shop in the Barn. They will be selling their art and handmade goods all weekend. Grab a glass of wine or a bottle, enjoy food trucks (including Chef Will’s famous Smash Burgers) live music, and get your holiday shopping started by supporting local artists.
11 am – 4 pm, free to attend!
November 25th – 27th and December 16th – 18th
McMinnville Holiday Market
The 8th annual McMinnville Holiday Market takes place over two weekends and each weekend brings a new mix of vendors (up to 50 vendors made up of local and Portland area makers and producers), so we encourage shoppers to return and enjoy local holiday shopping at its best.
10 am – 6 pm, free to attend!
Santa’s Parade and Tree Lighting Festival
The event begins with an old-fashioned starlight parade under 3rd Street’s twinkle-lit trees beginning at 4:30 p.m. After the parade, gather in front of McMinnville Downtown Association’s Cozine House for caroling, hot chocolate, and the annual tree lighting ceremony.
Come early to take advantage of holiday sales and shop local for family and friends on your list. Or warm up with some wine from one of the many tasting rooms downtown before or after the parade: Troon Vineyards, Domaine de Broglie, and Terra Vina Wine Bar to name a few.
Free to attend!
Tree Lighting with Santa
Chehalem Cultural Center
Come see Santa light up Newberg’s Christmas Tree and enjoy a visit to the Chehalem Cultural Center for caroling, hot chocolate, and cookies. Stop by one or two of the terrific tasting rooms in downtown Newberg before the festivities: Et Filles, Anam Cara, and Cliff Creek among them.
6 pm, free to attend!
An unforgettable brunch experience where they are whipping up a buffet of delectable sweet, savory, and seasonal treats. And brunch wouldn’t be complete without a mimosa flight, Bloody Mary bar, and your favorite Stoller wines.
Tickets include the elevated buffet and coffee. Wine and cocktails are purchased separately. This is a 21+ event.
$75/pp General, $60/pp Member, 10:30 am and 1 pm
December 2nd – 4th
Abbey Road Farm
Holiday Lights Wine Walk
Come out for an evening on the farm with spectacular holiday lights. Check in to the tasting room and grab a glass of wine then head out for the farm loop tour with holiday lights galore. Walk through the Goat Barn, Vineyard Overlook, Poultry Pasture, Tool Shed, Silo Garden, and Pig Pasture which will all be decked out with holiday lights. Ferttie’s BBQ will be on-site serving up some delicious BBQ for dinner. Don’t forget to make a pit stop at the trailer for some warm treats and candy canes!
4 pm – 8 pm, $5 donation for any walker 5+. All proceeds are being donated to Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP)
December 2nd & 3rd
Chehalem Cultural Center
The 2022 Newberg Holiday Market at Chehalem Cultural Center is a great way to get a jump start on your holiday shopping with those unique gifts for your family and friends. Stop by one of the wonderful tasting rooms while you are out to pick some wine as a gift or for your own holiday table: Bravura Cellars, Chehalem Wine Tasting Room & Wine Bar, D’Anu Wines welcome you.
Friday: 4 – 8 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Wine Around the World
Taste the Domaine Divio wines against their counterparts from around the world. Sit back and enjoy as winemaker Bruno Corneaux leads you through an informative tasting, and at the end, you decide the winner!
$100/pp, 6:30 pm
Holiday Wreath Workshop
Craft your holiday masterpiece from a bounty of gorgeous conifer foliage, greenery, twigs, pods, berries, and bows to help you design your own masterpiece. The workshop includes all materials, instructions, design ideas, and a finished piece to take home. Serving camaraderie, hot drinks, and goodies on this fun and festive winter day.
10 am – 12 pm & 2 pm – 4 pm, $85/pp
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at the Ponzi Vineyards Holiday Market. Come celebrate the season with us and get access to carefully curated goods from local businesses and producers. Don’t forget to reserve a table in the tasting room after your visit! All guests must be over 21 years of age.
12 pm – 4 pm, free to attend
December 11th & 18th
J Christopher Wines
Santa Kolb Holiday Stroll
Join us in our tasting room for pictures with Santa, played by Bill Kolb owner of Kolb Vineyards. We will have holiday music, small bites, and specially priced wines for your holiday table or last-minute gifts.
12 pm – 4 pm, free to attend with wine flights and glass pour service available.