The Willamette Valley Returns to The Big Apple in 2012
Oregon Wineries Revisit Manhattan After Making A Big Splash In 2011
Thanks to a highly successful first run last February, the Willamette Valley Wineries Association (WVWA) is again taking its celebrated Pinot Noir to New York City. 50 Oregon wineries will converge on Manhattan’s vibrant City Winery in Soho April 16th, pouring Pinot Noir and other Willamette Valley varietals.
“We are very excited to be headed back to New York,” said Sue Horstmann, Executive Director of the WVWA. “We have some new faces and a new vintage to share with a city that clearly appreciates and is highly enthusiastic for Oregon Pinot Noir.”
Last year, the sold-out event attracted 350 tasters. This year, the focus will be the 2009 vintage, acclaimed for its intriguing and lush elegance. Many winemakers and principals will be on hand to articulate the intricacies of the wine and the vintage. This offers tasters the chance to get to know the people behind the world-class wines. Many of the wineries that attended last year will return, plus a group of newcomers.
The Oregon wine industry continues to flourish, reaching nearly the three billion dollar mark in 2010. The Willamette Valley is home to some of the state’s oldest and most lauded wineries in addition to new producers with some exciting wines to share. Along with their esteemed Pinot noir, Willamette Valley wineries produce many other wines that thrive in Oregon’s cool climate. Many of these wines are handcrafted in small batches, and the Oregon Wine Flight To NYC offers a rare opportunity for New Yorkers to sample such wines and meet the personalities who make them.
“It will be especially enjoyable to showcase new wines,” continued Horstmann. “While the flavors change every vintage, the level of quality does not. These producers have set a standard that wine enthusiasts coast-to-coast have grown to expect.”
From 6:30pm to 9:30 pm
Official Website: http://citywinery.com/events/248617
Added by E_b on March 6, 2012