One of the Willamette Valley’s most sought after wineries will pop-up in Portland during the eclipse weekend, to offer their winery tasting experience in the former Hamlet space in the Pearl District. This tasting experience is offered at the, winery in Dundee, Ore. weekly, from Wednesday-Sunday by reservation but on this rare occasion, the tasting room will come to Portland. Antica Terra’s Winemaker Maggie Harrison will lead guests through a 90-minute tasting of nine wines with pairings. Five wines will be Harrison’s current releases from her Antica Terra and Lillian labels, and four are exceptional bottlings from around the world, wines that she is personally inspired by at the moment, such as Domaine Comte Lafon Viré-Clessé, and Champagne from Cedric Bouchard. The wines will be served alongside pairings of hand-sliced Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, duck liver terrine, and a selection of farmhouse cheeses curated by Steve Jones of Portland’s Cheese Bar.
When: 1:30pm on Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Where: 232 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 9720
About Antica Terra
Antica Terra is an 11-acre vineyard located on a rocky hillside in the Eola-Amity Hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Vines were first planted here in 1989 in a clearing within the oak savannah, a place carefully prepared amid the fractured mixture of sandstone and alluvium sown with fossilized oyster shells. Antica Terra’s more recent history started with the arrival of co-owner and winemaker Maggie Harrison, who moved to Oregon in 2005 from Ventura County where she had spent the previous eight years (1998 to 2005) making syrah at the iconic Sine Qua Non winery. The Antica Terra winery is located at 979 SW Alder Street in Dundee, offering tastings of Antica Terra and Lillian wines from Wednesday through Sunday, recently lauded by Food & Wine. www.anticaterra.com