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Pinot in the City
July 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
60 wineries from Oregon’s Willamette Valley are barreling to Chicago on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 for Pinot in the City, a showcase of some of the world’s most exciting Pinot noirs. The evening tasting event, hosted by the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, at Morgan Manufacturing from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.(VIP access at 5:30 p.m.) will feature owners and winemakers pouring a selection of wines, including library and current releases, paired with delicious Pinot noir-friendly small bites.
Come taste the wines that are putting this region in the news and mingle with the people who are making it happen. Sip Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, Riesling, sparkling wines and more showcasing the best that Oregon has to offer. Get VIP tickets for early access at 5:30 p.m. and more time with the winemakers.
Tickets must be purchased in advance; there will be no ticket sales at the door. Tickets are limited in availability. 21+ only.
Learn more about the wineries > http://willamettewines.com/wineries
WE ARE PINOT: THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 500 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world.
The Willamette Valley is a huge and varied appellation that includes six sub-appellations: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton.
Buffered from Pacific storms on the west by the Coast Range, the valley follows the Willamette River north to south for more than a hundred miles from the Columbia River near Portland to just south of Eugene. To the east, the Cascade Range draws the boundary between the Willamette Valley’s misty, cool climate and the drier, more extreme climate of eastern Oregon.
At its widest point, this long, broad valley spans sixty miles. Overall, the climate boasts a long, gentle growing season – warm summers with cool evenings; bursts of Indian summer into fall; mild winters followed by long springs. In ideal years the maritime climate provides the best conditions possible for growing the cool-climate grape variety for which Oregon is best known: Pinot noir. In lesser years, fall weather can be tricky, causing winemakers to pull their hair. By this measure the Willamette Valley compares favorably with the Burgundy and Alsace regions of France. And, like it or not, the often finicky Willamette Valley climate is the promised land for Pinot noir in America.
Learn more > www.willamettewines.com
THE VENUE: MORGAN MANUFACTURING
Located in the up-and-coming Fulton Market area, Chicago’s quickly developing epicenter of innovation and technology, Morgan Manufacturing offers the space and inspiration to host any event. A building dating to before the Great Chicago Fire, there is some definite history within the walls. Near the 90/94 expressways, two blocks southwest of the blue line and two blocks north of the green line, we are easily accessible from just about anywhere. Downtown and River North are a stone’s throw across the river with ample hotels just a short cab ride away.
Learn more > http://401morganmfg.com/
WHERE TO STAY: THE ACE HOTEL CHICAGO
Ace Hotel Chicago lives in a stoic, industrial concrete and glass building in the West Loop, once home to an Italian-American cheesemaking company and, before that, a pair of mysterious brothers. We’re walking distance to the Morgan Lake L Station and some of the best food in the city. You can throw a coin and hit Google (we don’t recommend it, they’ve got cameras) and what once was Oprah Winfrey’s HQ.
Learn more > www.acehotel.com/chicago