NEWBERG, Ore. (October 7, 2021) – Vidon Vineyard is excited to host the first annual Oregon Tempranillo “Raising the Temp!” event, a wine tasting event with ten Oregon Tempranillo producers from noon – 4 p.m. at Old School House in Newberg on Saturday, November 6th.
“Raising the Temp!” will provide an opportunity for consumers and producers to connect in a lively setting, celebrating Oregon Tempranillo wine, local vintners, chefs, artisans and live music from jazz duo, Bass n’ Drums. Tempranillo is a black grape variety widely grown to create full-bodied red wines, native to Spain. Tickets are $60 per person, available at the Vidon Vineyard website.
Oregon Tempranillo producers will include Carlo and Julian Vineyard & Winery, Dion Vineyard, Dominio Wines, Grochau Cellars, Parra Wine Co., Raptor Ridge Winery, Stag Hollow Wines, Valcan Cellars, Varnum Vintners, and Vidon Vineyard!
The event includes bites from Bar Muselet, Dos Mundos, Jory Restaurant at the Allison Inn, Tambayan Restaurant, and Uncle Troy’s BBQ, and locally produced non-alcoholic drinks including Barreled Bee “faux” toddies and Exilior Coffee.
“There is so much to love about Tempranillo, and we decided that it was time to spotlight one of our favorite varietals,” said Tiquette Bramlett, President of Vidon Vineyard. “Tempranillo is special to me, and inspired my first visit to Vidon resulting in joining the Vidon team.”
Wine tastings should be accessible, inclusive and most of all fun! Instead of hard-to-follow explanations, learn more about what makes Oregon Tempranillo special. “Raising the Temp!” is all about sharing, learning and enjoying Oregon-produced Tempranillo and snacking on our delicious local fare.
ABOUT VIDON VINEYARD
Vidon Vineyard brings a delightfully unconventional approach to everything it does: a bold mission to make the wine community a more welcoming and diverse place, its unique Chehalem Mountain vineyard varietals, the unconstrained yet balanced estate wines, and hillside tasting room which offers a first-hand look at the winemaking action. The Vidon philosophy is sustainable and minimalist. Both the vineyard and winery are certified under the LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) program and Salmon Safe, and every step in the process is done gently, mostly by hand. Founded in 1999 by Don and Vicki Hagge with a commitment to intentionally unconventional winemaking, Vidon Vineyard uses a traditional hands-off approach, allowing the unique microexpressions of the vineyard to come through in the final vintage. Lured into the winegrowing business by the Willamette Valley wine community’s commitment to sharing, kinship, teaching and quality, in November 2020, Erin and Dru Allen purchased Vidon Vineyard. Drawn to the Vineyard’s stunning wines and breathtaking views, they knew they had found the perfect place to facilitate their dream. Vidon’s current head winemaker is Dr. David Bellows, a former yeast biologist who also made the 2017 and 2018 vintages. The Allens hired Tiquette Bramlett in spring of 2021 as President to oversee the vineyard’s operations and ensure every aspect advances Vidon’s mission of responsibly growing diversity, inclusivity, and community through wine. Vidon Vineyard is located at 17425 NE Hillside Dr in Newberg, OR, and is open for indoor and outdoor tastings by appointment only. To schedule a reservation, call 503-538-4092. Find more information at https://vidonvineyard.com/ and sign up for the newsletter. Follow us on Instagram at @vidonwine or Facebook at @Vidonwinery.