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Oregon Wine Industry Symposium Set for Feb. 19-20 in Portland: Annual Industry Gathering Expected To Attract Record Attendance

OWB Blog (Dec 17 2012) The largest gathering of Oregon’s wine-producing industry is set for Feb. 19-20, 2013 at the annual Oregon Wine Industry Symposium. This will be the second year the conference has been held in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center. Last year’s conference, which moved to Portland from Eugene, broke all previous attendance … Continue reading

Next Event: “Le Jour de L’amour” Winemaker’s Dinner

Phelps Creek Vineyards Winemaker’s Dinner @ Sakura Ridge Farm & Lodge Sit in splendor while you enjoy a flashback to French aristocracy at our rococo inspired Valentine’s Day dinner. We have invited Shane Eagan of Four & Twenty Blackbirds to awe us with another elegant five-course dinner to pair with our special wine selections. $70/per … Continue reading

Simple Guide to Food & Wine Pairing

Not sure what to pair with your chardonnay or pinot noir? This basic guide will make it easier to find great tasting dishes that will compliment your wine. 1. Chardonnay Try a dish that includes salmon or tuna. The soft citrus notes taste great with a salty seafood appetizer. Salmon carpaccio or smoked tuna tartes for … Continue reading

Holiday Treat: Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is the perfect thing to keep you warm on those chilly winter nights! Try this recipe for mulling spice sachets. They are easy to use, and great party favors! Mulling Spice Sachet Recipe: Cut 6″x6″ squares of muslin fabric Place in center of fabric square: -6 whole black peppercorns -1 star anise -1 … Continue reading

Ladies Night In: “Holi-DIY”

We have been itching to throw an event in which we could mingle with some local ladies in town, and what better way than to throw a wine, food, & craft night. Phelps Creek got together with Sirota Johnston of Boda’s Kitchen and Debbie Dennis of  Hitched in the Hood/ Riverhood Rentals to bring: What: Ladies Night-In: “Holi-DIY” When: Friday, Dec. … Continue reading

La Paulée des Gorges: Winemaker’s Dinner

We celebrated this year’s harvest season with our first annual “La Paulée des Gorges”    A little history about La Paulée… This annual event originated in Meursault, an appellation in the Cote de Beaune sub region of the Burgundy wine region in France.  The lunch celebrated the end of the grape harvest and originally included … Continue reading

Have a Spooky Halloween

Happy Halloween! We take Halloween very seriously here at Phelps Creek, which means decorating the Tasting Room is way too much fun! We decided to go all out this year with our DIY spooky decor that included creepy spiders, bunting and wreaths, and even REAL werewolf teeth! (Okay, they were actually teeth from our vineyard … Continue reading

Wine Bloggers Dinner, August 17, 2012

What better way to begin a blog than to talk about the recent dinner we hosted for a group of wine bloggers who happened to hop on the bus to Hood River from the Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland last weekend. Five local wineries were chosen to represent the Columbia Gorge AVA: Cathedral Ridge, The … Continue reading