TWO OF THE BIGGEST WINE TASTING WEEKENDS OF THE YEAR
Portland Ore. (May 15, 2015)–When wine lovers travel down Highway 99 through the Willamette Valley during two of the year’s most popular wine tasting weekends, they won’t be able to miss this spectacular live art event happening at Chapter 24 Vineyards. Over this weekend and Memorial Day weekend, the new downtown Dundee tasting room will be be transformed into a giant work of art. Spectators will watch this mural come to life while Portland graffiti artist Ashley Montague, A.K.A. Eardrums for Eyelids, live paints the first known street art in wine country. The giant painting, “INFUSION: Chaos, Change and Emergence” will explore the intersection of art and wine, and the chaotic rush that exists during the grape harvest which results in the harmonious, balanced, beautiful wine that is poured from the bottle.
Visitors to the Chapter 24 Vineyards’ tasting room over the next two weekends will experience the rare opportunity to watch a graffiti artist at work painting a mural illustrating the winemaking process, and enhance their experience with a tasting of pinot noir.
A flight of four exceptional Oregon pinot noirs for $15.
Chapter 24 Vineyards’ tasting room, 531 Oregon 99W, Dundee, Ore.
May 16-17 and May 23-24, 2015, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm each day.
A rarely seen graffiti artist at work using aerosol paint to create a spectacular mural on Highway 99 that depicts images of winemaking.
Interview the artist, winemaker or viticulturist about the mural, creative process, winemaking and unique style of Chapter 24 Vineyards.
ABOUT CHAPTER 24 VINEYARDS
Established in 2012, Chapter 24 Vineyards is a collaborative project between Willamette Valley veteran Mark Tarlov and Louis Michel Liger-Belair of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair in Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy. In 2014, Winemaker Max Marriott joined the Chapter 24 Vineyards team to head production. Named for the final chapter of Homer’s Odyssey, Chapter 24 Vineyards crafts wine using the unique infusion method, a focus on infusing flavors without imparting weight and tannin. The winery produces 3500 cases annually, carefully sourcing grapes from 70 small parcels spanning 6 AVAs of the Willamette Valley. With their highly-acclaimed trio of Pinot Noir wines, The Fire, The Flood, and The Last Chapter, Chapter 24 Vineyards brings together the best of Oregon Pinot Noir, exploring an expression of the land and a sense of place. Wine Spectator recently called Chapter 24 Vineyards “a new name to know.” Wine & Spirits magazine spotlighted Chapter 24 among the 2014 Wineries of the Year and named the 2012 Last Chapter Pinot Noir one of the 100 Best Wines of the Year, and highest rated on their list of the Year’s Best Pinot Noir from Oregon. The winery recently opened a modern tasting room in Dundee on the Highway 99 wine route in late 2014. The tasting room is open Thursday – Monday from 11am – 5pm. Visit chapter24vineyards.com and follow Chapter 24 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #Chapter24Vineyards
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Utilizing a broad mix of media and techniques, Ashley Montague creates pieces that are cut from the richest of mental fabrics. Raised by artist parents, visions of the abstract and impressionistic were an everyday sight. Montague takes that influence, mixes in aerosol paints, a keen sense of flow and motion, a heap of color, and the result is a recipe for tasty visual elixirs. Montague uses themes and color palettes that morph and weave, creating a remixed version, only for a moment, as the piece finds a direction all it’s own. With a more than a decade behind the paints, Montague Ashley has worked with such brand icons as Adidas, Nike, Oregon Ducks Football, Food Network, Mountain Dew, Argon Records, Organik Records, Bishops Salons and many others. He has live painted on stage to the turntable sounds of DJ Vadim, Zion I, and DJ Krush. A longtime Oregon resident, Ashley lives and works in Portland, and his spectacular, dreamlike murals can be seen on buildings throughout the city. www.eardrums4eyelids.com