Monday, May 1

Gamay Tasting Salon

4:00PM - 7:00PM | $35.00
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WE LOVE GAMAY & WE THINK YOU SHOULD TOO!

It’s time to give Oregon Gamay Noir its due. I Love Gamay is a first of its kind event that brings together adventurous wine lovers and Oregon Gamay producers for a great excuse to throw a party celebrating our favorite under-the-radar varietal. 

Elder Hall plays host to two days of events that lets you get to know Oregon Gamay, including an all Oregon Gamay tasting salon on day one and a multi-course dinner featuring legendary Portland chefs, Jason French and Cathy Whims with some storied local wine veterans on day two. Local producers and wine experts will be on hand to offer up their knowledge on this lesser known gem. Yes, Oregon Pinot Noir has earned its place in wine history, but we want to blow the lid off Oregon’s other noir rouge grape!

We will be hosting an EPIC dinner to close out I Love Gamay week with  a special dinner with Jason French + Cathy Whims  We'll be featuring a simple French menu that perfectly compliments our Gamay selections. The true flavors of the wine will take center stage. The meal will be served with both rare historic and current vintage Oregon Gamay Noir and French Beaujolais wines side by side.  Each course takes inspiration from French Gamay regions while taking advantage of Oregon’s seasonal ingredients.  Read more about I Love Gamay Here!

Join us for the Oregon Gamay Tasting Salon featuring 20 wineries each pouring tastes of their latest Gamay Noir wines.  Trail blazing Oregon wine producers have largely led the domestic growth of Gamay Noir and this will be the first ever celebration dedicated to all Oregon made Gamay. 

Dedicated to all Oregon made Gamay. Enjoy small bites and nibbles from Jason French and wines poured from the following partners! 

Grochau Cellars
Chehalem Winery
Omero (Craft Wine Co.)
Garryana
Brick House Wine Co.
Cooper Mountain Vineyards
Love & Squalor
Anne Amie Vineyards
Hayworth Estate Wines 
Stedt Wine Cellars
Ayres Vineyard
Bjornson Vineyard
Vincent Wine Co.
Division Winemaking Co.
Hanson Vineyards
Scott Paul Wines
Bow & Arrow
Methven Family Vineyard
Salem Wine Co. 

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Food Book Fete : Full Moon Suppers at Saltwater Farm


It’s warming up outside and we are fired up about all the good things the weather brings! Book Fete is back and we’re honored to welcome chef and cooking school founder Annemarie Ahearn to Elder Hall.

Annemarie founded Salt Water Farm Cooking School in Lincolnville, Maine in 2009. In just a short time, the farm drew guests from far and wide while being featured The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Food and Wine and other publications. The easy nature of Annemarie’s instruction, along with the beauty of Maine’s landscape and the bounty of local farms and fisheries, inspire so many to think of entertaining at home in a whole new way.  In her new cookbook, Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm, Annemarie provides a month-by-month guide to how she creates thoughtful, seasonal, beautifully prepared meals for a crowd. Her full moon suppers are a big draw and showcases how anyone can host a memorable dinner with simplicity and grace.

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