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Oregon Wine Month

5/4/2017 1:17 PM

Oregon Wine Month

May means Oregon Wine Month is upon us! This is a time to celebrate our state's expanding reputation for outstanding wine. With over 600 wineries Oregon has become a destination for wine lovers spanning the globe. Made in Oregon is proud to present a variety of wines to fill your cellar, cabinet, refrigerator or wherever you choose to keep your beloved wine of choice. Visit one of our convenient locations and celebrate wine month with us !.

Globetrotters coming through PDX airport will be delighted to find that Made in Oregon in terminal C provides a selection even the most fastidious wine drinker will appreciate. We take pride in providing our customers with one of the largest selections of Oregon wines to be found. Check out our extensive collection of Oregon wines.

Made in Oregon c terminal

We take wine seriously and that means we employ an accomplished sommelier. This means we are sure to present only the finest wines to our valued customers. Timothy Nishimoto brings decades of experience to the wine buying for Made in Oregon. His passion and ideas for the future create a balance which is important in every aspect of life - wine is no different. 


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PDX Seafood & Wine Festival

1/24/2017 3:51 PM




Calling all foodies and wine buffs! This year, the Seafood & Wine Festival falls in the middle of Dungeness Crab season, making this opportunity even more irresistible.

We're proud to see that a couple of our wine vendors, Willamette Valley Vineyards and Arcane Cellars will be there; along with cheese from Face Rock Creamery, and many others. Want free tickets? Contact them to become a volunteer and get into this exclusive two- day event; Fred Meyer Reward holders get $2 off. Get your tickets below:




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7/28/2016 5:00 PM




July 29-31 2016 at Linfield College

McMinnville, OR

This three day event is internationally known as a Mecca for Pinot Noir connoisseurs and northwest cuisines. This weekend will feature attendance by the country’s best winemakers, local chefs, and epicures.  Wine lovers will thrill at the speakers, events and tastings this occasion presents. It is an unforgettable learning experience from tastings and guests paletes will thank them for their visit to Oregon’s wine country. 

Buy Tickets here: http://ipnc.org/shop/


Can’t make it and want to try some great Oregon wines? Look no further than our featured gift baskets and our top rated Oregon wines selected by our certified sommelier, Timothy Nishimoto.





Looking for a classy way to spend your summer nights? Hawkin Cellars hosts “Music and Wine Under the Stars” at the Dundee Tasting Room every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month where you can enjoy live performances from local musicians from 5pm to 8pm.  However if you can’t wait until then,  the Dundee Tasting Room is open from Noon to 8pm with Happy Hour food and specials.



If you’re in need of a relaxing way to cap off your work week, visit Silvan Ridge Winery. From 6:00-9:00pm every Friday night through mid October, Silvan Ridge hosts live music on their outdoor stage and serve guests with their famous wood-fired pizzas and the award winning wines. All ages are welcome at the concert, and admission is free.  Be sure to bring your own picnic blanket or lawn chair and watch the sun set over the beautiful hills of the winery while enjoying your favorite wine.



For the remainder of summer ’16, Iris Vineyards opens its doors every Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm for guests to enjoy free music by Jesse Meade on its large patio overlooking the gorgeous Chalice Vineyard. Here you can enjoy Iris’ wine, beer from Plank Town Brewing, and food specials from local companies.  If the view and wine options aren’t enough, guests are even welcome to bring their own picnic.

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Timothy Nishimoto

May is always a fun time for me. As a huge champion of Oregon wines, I revel in this industry’s opportunity to bring people together to celebrate and share their passion for, this awesome elixir, honor the people who bring it to us, and to learn more about, and promote, Oregon’s growing place in the world of wine.

This particular Oregon Wine Month, however, also marks the beginning of some nice improvements in Made in Oregon’s wine department to make the wine-buying experience more enjoyable for both the novice and connoisseur. We have started to feature some exciting new wines on our shelves, we have designated a wine steward at each store, we will have a shelf talker with a description for every wine on the shelf, there will be more in-store tastings, and I hope to host winemaker dinners monthly. Basically, we want Made in Oregon to be more of a destination for wine! (To read more about my vision, click here for an interview article in the May issue of Oregon Wine Press magazine.)

Did you know there are over 600 wineries and 18 AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) in Oregon? The first commercially-made wine was produced 50 years ago, by pioneer, David Lett, who started Eyrie Vineyards, against all doubt by many others that Oregon was suitable for quality wine grape growing. Well, lucky for the world, Lett was right, and it seems as though every time I look up, there’s someone moving to Oregon to start a winery!

As someone who travels around the world every year, it is thrilling to have so many opportunities to spread the word about Oregon wine. Most people outside of the state equate Oregon wine with Pinot Noir, but there are over 70 grape varietals produced here! To be fair, I LOVE my Oregon Pinot Noir, but I encourage everyone to seek out something new and different from Oregon!

During this month, we having a sale of 10% off all wines in the stores and on our website, come celebrate Oregon Wine Month with us!!

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