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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Sack Lunch Benefit Brunch Ride


Ned Ludd Brunch at Elder Hall + Sauvie Island Loop Ride

Join Jason French & Team Sack Lunch for a delicious Brunch Ride from Elder Hall around Sauvie’s Island and back! A sumptuous brunch, prepared by Sack Lunch team members, with coffee and celebratory/rejuvenating libations will await all the riders upon their return! Not into the ride? No Problem! Just come for brunch at 12:30. Ride participants will gather at Elder Hall at 9 am, sipping coffee and having snacks, departing at 9:30. The ride will is approximately 30 miles around Sauvie’s Island. This ride is unsanctioned and unmarshalled. All riders are responsible for their equipment, pace and sense of well being. We look forward to you joining us on this fun, flat ride!

Our trusted Chef's Cycle Team, Sack Lunch PDX has been training hard through this unpredictable winter weather. Rain or shine, mostly rain,  they've been putting on the miles in an effort to reach their goal of $55K by May 1st for Share Our Strength benefitting No Kid Hungry. Hopefully the team will have PLENTY of sunshine to make their 300 mile journey over three days in May in Santa Rosa, California. 

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