the I Love GAMAY EVENTS
May is Oregon Wine Month so we're devoting an entire week to Gamay! There’s so much to discover about Gamay that all of it could not be contained in just two days. Join us for one, two or all of these events and take a deep dive into the joys of Gamay.
Gamay Tasting SALON
Sunday May 5th, 2019 | 4pm - 7pm |$35
Join us for the 3rd annual Gamay Tasting Salon at The Nightwood featuring over 25 wineries each pouring their latest Gamay Noir wines. Trail blazing Oregon wine producers have largely led the domestic growth of Gamay Noir and this year we’ll be inviting some friends from California, Canada and France to celebrate I Love Gamay with us!
Invited Wineries | Grochau Cellars / Hanson Vineyards / Vincent Wine Company / Duck Pond Cellars / Cooper Mountain Vineyards / Gusty Farm Estate / Ayres / Division Winemaking Co. / Anne Amie Vineyards / Love & Squalor / Craft Wine Company / Stedt Winegrowers / Evening Lands Vineyard / Brickhouse / Chehalem Wines / The Color Collector / Pax Mahle / Edumunds St John / Failla / Omero Cellars / Minimus / Hayworth Estates / Bow & Arrow / James Rahn / Yohan Lardy / Lucien Lardy / Pascal Aufranc / Charteau Thivin / Terres Dorees / Kevnin Descombes / Anne- Sophie Dubois / Céline et Nicolas Hirsch / L'Épicurieux / Masion Crochet /Chateau de Grand Pré
SUNDAY SCHOOL : A Gamay Soirée
Friday May 3rd, 2019 | 6pm - 8pm | $60
Join us at The Parlour at The Nightwood for a special Gamay class by our friends at Sunday School. Intimate and accessible, the evening will introduce you to the full range of Gamay’s temperaments — from fun and flirty to buttoned-up seriousness.
You’ll taste examples from both Oregon and the Old World that showcase the wine’s versatility and character. We’ll tell the story of Gamay’s spectacular rise, fall and rebirth, and you’ll also discover why the grape is now gathering a cult of devout followers in the Willamette Valley and beyond. A full flight of Gamay (including bubbles!) plus enchanting bites from The Nightwood included.
The Masters of Gamay
Monday May 6th, 2019 | 4pm - 5:30pm |$50
The Masters of Gamay is an exciting opportunity to learn about the Gamay grape’s historical significance in France and its exploding interest in the New World with Oregon being the epicenter. The panel will be moderated by one of our favorite sommeliers, Joel Gunderson of Cooper’s Hall, and will feature a four-member panel discussion and led technical Gamay tasting at Cooper’s Hall.
Gamay FIELD TRIP
Monday May 6th, 2019 | 6pm - 9pm | $90
Put on your party clothes and join us for a raucous Gamay Dinner Party! At long last our SECRET DINNER location has been revealed!! We couldn't be more excited to partner with our friends at Park Avenue Wines to host our Gamay Party! Put your party shoes on because this
will be unlike any wine dinner you've ever attended. There will be a bounty of food prepared by Sarah Schneider of The Nightwood Society from our favorite local farms. Wines will be curated by our friends at SE Wine Collective with plenty of West Coast Gamay, vintage French Beaujolais and Gamay Noir. *Most of the evening will be standing with a brief sitting intermission so plan accordingly!
Participating Wineries |TBD