The OAEP regularly offers community/social events, including an annual wine tour and summer social.
OAEP Special Event - Taste the Terroir Tour
Taste the Terroir Tour
June 20, 2015
1721 SW Broadway
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Garage parking available at the corner of Broadway & Mill for $6 (purchase ticket at parking structure 1 located on 6th and Harrison)
Ride Max Green or Yellow line southbound to PSU/SW 5th & Mill St. stop
Ride Streetcar southbound to SW Park & Market stop or northbound to SW Park & Mill stop
This year, the OAEP wine tour will return to the Columbia River Gorge to visit three excellent wineries : Marchesi Winery, Viento Winery, and WyEast Winery.
Dr. Scott Burns, Emeritus Professor of Geology at Portland State University, a long-standing OAEP Board Member, and our resident Terroirist will host the annual tour. Terroir is a French term used to describe the relationship between geology, soils, climate and the differences in wines. It is a taste of the place. Dr. Burns, who has been studying terroir since the 1970s.
• Time: Leave 10:00 AM and return at 5:30 PM from 1721 SW Broadway.
• Cost per person: $55 (Price includes all tasting fees)
• Bring your own picnic lunch and some water
EcoShuttle has sponsored a portion of this outing. Please consider EcoShuttle for your next group transportation need.
Event Schedule –
10:00 am: Leave from PSU, corner Broadway and Mill
11:00 am - 1 pm: Marchesi Winery in Hood River - great selection of Italian style wines (Dolcetto, Barbera, etc) and eat your picnic lunches - special style wine tasting
1:15 pm - 3 pm: Viento Winery - Rich Cushman, most famous wine maker in the Gorge with a winemaking history in the region of greater than 30 years
3:20 pm - 5:00 pm: WyEast Winery - highest vineyards in Hood River Valley; Peter Cushman is the wine maker and is the son of Rich
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Arrive at 1721 SW Broadway Street
You will have a chance to buy wines at all of the wineries. We are able to keep the wine tour fee low because our guests consistently support the wineries through wine purchases.