“Dinners in the Field” Flourishes in its Sixth Year and Grows to 35 Farm, Vineyard, Barn and Barrel Room Events from May to December
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 24, 2017) – Pascal Chureau, chef/owner of Field & Vine Events, and Allium Bistro in West Linn, has announced the lineup for the 2018 “Dinners in the Field.” The series is flourishing in its sixth year, bringing old favorites and new partnerships held at a wide range of spectacular locations, from the Hunter Creek Horse Show in Wilsonville to nationally-acclaimed Domaine Serene in Dayton.
“Dinners in the Field” has become one of the most popular dining experiences in the region, growing to 35 events from May to December throughout the greater Willamette Valley region. Held from spring to winter in beautiful barns, on family-owned farms, and on lush vineyards, the dinners bring food lovers, farmers and winemakers together to share their passion for the region. While there are several new wineries joining the lineup this year, all of the venues return year after year, making it a coveted opportunity to serve as a “Dinners in the Field” partner.
“We offer such unique experiences on local farms, barns and vineyards around the region,” said Chureau, Chef/Owner of Field & Vine Events and Allium Bistro. “With the vast spectrum of dining opportunities that we offer, from the spectacular locations and the different look and feel of each venue, to the scenic drive to get to each place and the distinct décor, we pride ourselves on introducing and exposing guests to what Oregon has to offer. We offer visitors, tourists, folks moving here and locals who didn’t know we had such beauty in our own backyard the chance to experience Oregon’s bounty, meet the farmers, and learn directly from the farmers where their food comes from.”
This diversity is highlighted by the June 22nd dinner at the Hunter Creek Horse Show with Portland Cider Company and Twill Cellars. And dining with furry, friendly Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch with Campbell Lane Winery is always a hit. Nationally-acclaimed wineries including Penner Ash Wine Cellars returns on May 26th, Ponzi Vineyards is back on August 26th, Domaine Serene, a 2016 Wine Spectator top-100 winery, returns on September 22nd, and Eola Hills Wine Cellars is back in November. New to the lineup this year are Elk Cove Vineyards in August and Willamette Valley Vineyards in October.
While adding top-producing, larger vineyards to the lineup, Chureau remains committed to supporting small farms for all of the Field & Vine events. As he does each year, Chureau emphasizes agritourism, with the majority of the events held at small farms in the pastoral, vineyard-lined hills of Willamette Valley.
Since its inception, Chureau’s “Dinners in the Field” have been driven by his desire to give back to the community. His goal is to connect diners, farmers and producers to each other through a celebration of the land that feeds them all. As part of its enduring commitment to this connection, Field & Vine will partner with Oregon Farm Loop for the sixth year in a row, for all of the 35 dinners, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the nonprofit to support its public educational activities.
Each of the 35 dinners in and around the greater Portland/Willamette Valley farming region focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients straight from the host farm, and is designed to spark a deep sense of community between all attending. At each dinner, long communal tables invite conversation and conviviality, as guests enjoy a six- to-seven-course dinner paired with wine, beer or spirits from nearby wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Chureau and Chef/Partner Ian Ragsdale actively engage with their guests, often sharing samples and stories while cooking over an open fire. Meanwhile, the host farmer, winemaker, or rancher leads guests through an intimate tour, and shares tales from the field and vine, highlighting the ingredients used in that evening’s meal.
Events are held rain or shine, with dinners hosted in barns, barrel rooms, or under a tented, lit dining room during inclement weather. Diners with dietary sensitivities are accommodated with vegetarian, nut-free and gluten-free options. The cost for each dinner is $85 to $100 per person, which includes a six- to seven-course dinner, beverages such as wine, beer, cider or spirits, as well as gratuity. For “Dinners in the Field” tickets, please visit www.fieldandvineevents.com or on Facebook at Field & Vine Events. Advance Tickets Only.
“Dinners in the Field” 2018 Schedule
May 12th Barn Kestrel with Owen Roe
20050 SW Johnson Rd, West Linn, OR 97068
May 26th Penner Ash Wine Cellars
71 NE Ribbon Ridge Rd, Newberg, OR 97132
June 2nd Gran Moraine Winery with Pitch Dark Chocolate
17090 NE Woodland Loop Rd, Yamhill, OR 97148
June 9th Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm with Indio Spirits
33814 S. Meridian Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071
June16th King’s Raven Winery with Marion Acres
11603 S New Era Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045
June 22nd Hunter Creek Horse Show with Portland Cider Company and Twill Cellars
14441 SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070
June 23rd Beacon Hill Winery with Vibrant Greens
22040 NE Ridge Rd, Gaston, OR 97110
June 30th Tualatin Estates Vineyard with Pitch Dark Chocolate
June 30th Fir Point Farms with Trail Distilling and Forest Edge Vineyards
July 7th Terra Vina Wines with TMK Creamery
July 14th Lange Estate Winery with Santos Family Farm
July 21st Alexeli Vineyards and Winery with Portland Creamery
July 28th Pete’s Mountain Vineyard with Tranquil Farms
28101 SW Pete’s Mountain Rd, West Linn, OR 97068
August 4th Methven Family Wines with Briar Rose Creamery
August 11th Alloro Vineyard with Santos Family Farm
August 11th Beckham Estate Vineyard
August 18h Christopher Bridge Wines with Briar Rose Creamery
August 25th Elk Cove Vineyards
August 26th Ponzi Vineyards
September 1st Fiala Farms with Cristom Vineyards
September 9th Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch with Campbell Lane Winery
September 15th Lee Farms with Solena Estate and Coin Toss Brewery
September 16th Rare Plant Research with Tranquil Farms
September 22th Domaine Serene with Dundee Hill Food Forest
September 29th Douglas Farm with Owen Roe and Pitch Dark Chocolate
October 6th St. Josef’s Estate Vineyards with Marion Acres
October 13th Willamette Valley Vineyards
October 20th Cornell Farm with Stoller Family Estate and House Spirits
October 27th Rosse Posse Elk Farm with Erath Winery
November 3rd WillaKenzie Estate
November 10th Eola Hills Wine Cellars
November 17th Tumwater Vineyards
375 SW Barrel House Way, West Linn, OR 97068
November 24th Portland Cider Company with Maysara Winery and Goldin Artisan Cheese
December 1st Stoller Family Estate
December 11th Dobbes Family Estate with Green Bison ranch
About Field & Vine Events
Field & Vine Events is a full-service events and catering company connecting greater Portland with Oregon’s wine and farm country. Chef/Owner Pascal Chureau of Allium Bistro, an intimate neighborhood bistro in West Linn, Oregon, and formerly of Fenouil Restaurant, heads Field & Vine Events, and partners with venues from the Willamette Valley and greater Portland farming community to host unique corporate parties, intimate rehearsal dinners, weddings, exclusive launch parties, or one of Field & Vine’s quintessential farm and vineyard dinners for “Dinners in the Field.” For more information, please visit www.fieldandvineevents.com.
About Oregon Farm Loop
A farm loop connects people who cherish local farms via a scenic driving route to visitor-friendly farms and wineries, on-farm festivals and dinners, and to outdoor recreation. Farm loops offer families opportunities to interact with farm animals; pick fruit, vegetables, and flowers; and explore farms, nurseries and vineyards while spending a day in the local countryside. One of Oregon Farm Loop’s goals is to educate the public about farming and to demonstrate the important role that modern farming plays in today’s society, including helping people find an answer to the perennial consumer question, “Where does my food come from?” Field & Vine’s “Dinners in the Field” is a delicious and educational experience that encourages tourism in Clackamas County, with dinner guests choosing to return to explore other attractions on Farm Loop routes. The Farm Loops closest to Portland include the Molalla Country Farm Loop www.molallafarmloop.com and the Canby Area Farm Loop www.canbyfarmloop.com.