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!) Tom Monroe co-owner of Division Wine Co & SE Wine Collective 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
10:40 am - Hundred Suns Wine Tour + Tasting
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 | 4pm - 5:30pm |$50
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.
Tour De Gamay
Monday May 6th, 2019 | 7pm - 10pm | $75
Come along on our fantastic voyage of food and wine.
We couldn't be more excited to partner with our friends at WEST to host our inaugural Tour De Gamay! The Tour is an interactive tasting experience designed to build knowledge of our favorite varietal while building community through food and wine. Our featured Oregon winemakers are partnering with Portland chefs to create unforgettable pairings and flavors at five distinct stations.
Each table will be curated by style and story, with winemakers pouring 1-2 wines paired with a beautiful dish from every chef created by a bounty of ingredients from our favorite local farms. Wine experts will
be on hand to inspire conversation and answer questions about Oregon Gamay.
The Tour is a unique educational opportunity to dive deep into Oregon wine and food. But like everything I Love Gamay, this is still a party and we will be spinning records and getting loud! *Most of the evening will be standing with a few tables available to rest and reboot. Bar West will be open with a full bar and dining menu available all evening.
Get ready to engage in thoughtful conversation about farming, winemaking, and anything else that has you curious about Oregon’s unmatched wine and food culture. See you there!
Participating Wineries & Chefs |TBD
Gamay About Town
Don’t worry, there’s even MORE opportunities to enjoy Gamay around Portland. Dine, sip, peruse and purchase from our partners leading up to, during and after our main events, or in some cases, all month long!