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Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 10-13, 2016

Each March, the Savor Cannon Beach festival features four-days of wine tastings, culinary and arts events and a wine walk featuring dozens of Northwest wineries. It’s a community-wide festival featuring activities all around town including six festival wine tasting events showcasing Northwest wines and savory bites.

Popular festival events include the Thursday Night Throwdown, a showdown between Oregon and Washington wines varietal by varietal. Participants taste twelve select wines including two of each varietal, one from Oregon and one from Washington, then vote on their favorites to determine which state reigns supreme. Other events include the Battle of the Blends featuring four red and four white wine blends from the Northwest.

Saturday of the festival is the Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk featuring approximately 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community. Other festival wine tasting events offer educational opportunities to test your knowledge and your palate in blind tastings. 

In addition to festival events, restaurants, shops, galleries and hotels offer a wide range of tasting, culinary, cultural and arts events all around town. Cannon Beach businesses participate in a Tasting Tour featuring free or low cost tastings ranging from chocolates and olive oils to specialty salts.

Visit savorcannonbeach.com for more information.

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 SAVOR CANNON BEACH WINE WALK 2016

The Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk on Saturday, March 12 is the largest event of the four-day Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival taking place March 10-13, 2016. Participants who purchase a glass can make the tour of Cannon Beach galleries, shops, restaurants and hotels, each hosting a winery offering tastings. Approximately 40 Northwest wineries will be featured on this year’s Wine Walk.

We advise advance purchase for all festival events, however, remaining tickets may also be purchased for the wine walk on Saturday beginning at 11am at the Coaster Theatre Box Office, 108 N. Hemlock. Individual event tickets will be made available at the door to each event.

Wineries Participating in the 2016 Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk:

A to Z Wineworks
Amavi Cellars and Pepper Bridge Winery
Angel Vine
D’Anu Wines
Elk Cove Vineyards
Ferraro Cellar
Hanson Vineyards
Hedges Family Estate
J. Scott Cellars
Kramer Vineyards
Lagana Cellars
Laurel Ridge Winery
Locati Cellars
Luton Wine Cellars
Nehalem Bay Winery
Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards
Scott Paul Wines
Skylite Cellars
TERO Estates, Waters Winery & Flying Trout Wines
Treos Wines
Willamette Valley Vineyards

* This list will be updated as wineries are confirmed for the event.

 Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, MARCH 10
5-7pm – THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN
Taste 12 wines of six different varietals, one each from Oregon and Washington, in a head-to-head battle to see what state reigns supreme as participants choose the winners. Light bites from local chefs and restaurants are also featured. This year, youll taste some of the Northwests best examples of Tempranillo, Malbec and more. Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S.Hemlock). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

FRIDAY, MARCH 11
11-12:30pm – THE WINEMAKER’S TABLE: MORNING EDITION
Taste special wines selected by the winemaker in a small table setting and learn about the winemakers approach and different Northwest wine regions. Then, when the bell rings, move on to the next table and meet another wine expert ready to share their passion. These sessions are limited to only 24 participants who will get an intense small group session with winemakers or winery representatives and the chance to taste some of their best offerings. Its our version of speed dating some of the best of Northwest wines! Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

1-2:30pm – WINE PATHS LESS TRAVELED: RHONE WHITES & ITALIAN REDS
Taste and learn about the unique characteristics of some of the lesser-known wine varietals in the Northwest. Taste selected Northwest red wines from classic Italian varietals and whites with roots in Frances Rhone valley in this entertaining tasting with wine competition facilitators and educators Hank and Nancy Sauer. Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S Hemlock). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

3-4:30pm – THE WINEMAKER’S TABLE: AFTERNOON EDITION
Taste special wines selected by the winemaker in a small table setting and learn about the winemakers approach and different Northwest wine regions. Then, when the bell rings, move on to the next table and meet another wine expert ready to share their passion. These sessions are limited to only 24 participants who will get an intense small group session with winemakers or winery representatives and the chance to taste some of their best offerings. Its our version of speed dating some of the best of Northwest wines! Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

5-7pm – BATTLE OF THE BLENDS
Taste eight exceptional red and white wine blends representing the wine regions of the Northwest. We’ve also challenged local chefs to create a bite for the event and you can choose the winner of the Battle of the Blends and the Battle of the Bites. Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S Hemlock). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

6:30-8:30pm – WINE, ART & CHEESE WALK
Visit participating galleries, each hosting a Northwest winery and showcasing a regional cheesemaker for an evening of art, wine and food. Includes a free souvenir Savor Cannon Beach glass. Location: Check-in begins at 6pm at Sandpiper Square in the downstairs lobby, 172 N Hemlock. Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

SATURDAY, MARCH 12
10:30am-12pm – SERIOUS ABOUT SYRAH
Taste a classic French Syrah from the Rhone Valley, then sample six of the Northwest’s best Syrahs representing some of the unique wine regions in the Northwest with syndicated wine writer Andy Perdue. Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S.Hemlock). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

1-5pm – SAVOR CANNON BEACH WINE WALK 
Taste wines from nearly 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings as you make the rounds of Cannon Beach art galleries, shops, restaurants and hotels. Participating wineries represent the major wine growing regions in Oregon and Washington, including Willamette Valley, eastern Washington and southern Oregon. Includes a free souvenir Savor Cannon Beach glass. Proceeds from this event benefit the Cannon Beach Preschool & Children’s Center. Location: Check-in begins at 11am at Coaster Theatre, 108 N Hemlock. Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

SUNDAY, MARCH 13
10:30am-12:30pm – GOLD MEDAL WINE BRUNCH
Sample eight Gold Medal winning wines from the 2016 SavorNW Wine awards and enjoy brunch bites from Cannon Beach restaurants and bakeries, the perfect way to wrap up the festival weekend, taste the best of Northwest wines and toast new friends. Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S Hemlock). Price: $40 (advance purchase recommended).

 

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 10-13, 2016