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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL : A Gamay Soirée
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.
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.
I LOVE GAMAY FIELD TRIP
Saturday May 5th, 2019 | 9am - 5:30pm |$150
Calling all Gamay fans! Let's hop on a vintage bus and take an adventure to the beautiful Willamette Valley. This wine lovers paradise is practically in Portland's backyard. In less than an hour we can be right where the grapes grow and the wine is made. Our favorite tour guide extraordinaire will be at the helm: Chevonne Ball of Dirty Radish, who leads exclusive tours in Oregon & France, including Beaujolais. (She's Gamay-crazy like the rest of us!) Vincent Fritzsche of Vincent Wine Company will be chaperone, waxing poetic about all things Gamay. Our chauffeur Sean Kennedy of The Vintage Tour Bus Co. will get us there in style. This is a one of a kind adventure not to be missed!
Gamay Field Trip Itinerary
9:00 am - Meet at The Nightwood for coffee + pastries
9:30 am - Depart The Nightwood
12:40 pm - Depart for lunch at Pizza Capo in McMinnville
2:30 pm - Brick House Vineyards Tour + Tasting
4:30 pm - Depart
5:30 pm - Arrive back at The Nightwood
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!
Grochau Cellars / Hanson Vineyards / Vincent Wine Company / Duck Pond Cellars / Cooper Mountain Vineyards / Ayres / Division Winemaking Co. / Anne Amie Vineyards / Love & Squalor / Craft Wine Company / Stedt Winegrowers / Evening Lands Vineyard / Brickhouse / Chehalem Wines / Edumunds St John / Failla Wines / Bow & Arrow / Walter Scott / Pray Tell / Cascadia Wine Imports / Syncline Winery / Andrew Rich Wines / Willakenzie Estate / Boedecker Cellars / Terroirs Originels / August Cellars / Burton Bittman Wines / Hundred Suns Wines / Maison Jean Loron / Bjornson / Bella Wines / Becky Wasserman & Co / Malivoire Wine
BETWEEN TWO BARRELS: WINE & CONVERSATION
Monday May 6th, 2019 | 4 pm - 6 pm |$30
Between Two Barrels : Wine & Conversation is an exciting opportunity to learn about the Gamayzing grape’s historical significance in France and its exploding interest in the New World with Oregon at the epicenter. Conversations will be moderated by one of our favorite sommeliers, Joel Gunderson of Cooper’s Hall, and will feature a four-member discussion and a technical Gamay tasting at Cooper’s Hall.