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.
Festival Passes are $149 and good for all six wine tasting events, including the Saturday, March 14 Wine Walk. Individual event tickets are also available for $35 each event. Visit savorcannonbeach.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
SAVOR CANNON BEACH 2015 SCHEDULE OF FESTIVAL EVENTS
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
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. Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St).
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
1-2:30pm – WINE PATHS LESS TRAVELED
Do you Mourvedre? Taste and learn about the unique characteristics of some of the lesser-known wine varietals in the Northwest. Taste selected red and white wines in this entertaining and educational tasting with Hank and Nancy Sauer who have facilitated some of the Northwest’s largest professional wine competitions. Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St).
4:30-6:30pm – BATTLE OF THE BLENDS
Taste eight selected red and white wine blends representing the wine regions of the Northwest. We’ve also challenged five 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: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St).
6:00-9:00pm – PALETTES & PALATES GALLERY and WINERY EVENT
Please join us as we participate in Palettes & Palates, an event that features a different Northwest winery pouring tastes at nine participating Cannon Beach galleries from 6-9pm. This is an invitation only event with limited space. Contact your favorite participating gallery for your invitation.
Archimedes Gallery paired with D’Anu Wines
Bronze Coast Gallery paired with Elk Cove Winery
Jeffrey Hull Gallery paired with Willamette Valley Vineyards
Icefire Glassworks paired with Schmidt Family
Modern Villa Gallery paired with Ferraro Cella
Northwest by Northwest Gallery paired with Sineann Winery
Primary Elements paired with Amavi Cellars
Sharon Amber Jewelry paired with Walnut City Wineworks
Whitebird Gallery paired with Trio Vintners, just for this event
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
10:30am-12pm – BORDEAUX, BURGUNDY & RHONE
Taste some of the Northwest’s great red and white wines with roots in France’s most famous wine regions with Northwest wine writer Andy Perdue, founder of Wine Press Northwest Magazine who now operates Great Northwest Wine (greatnorthwestwine.com). Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St).
1-5pm – SAVOR CANNON BEACH WINE WALK
Taste wines from 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. Proceeds from this event benefit the Cannon Beach Preschool & Children’s Center. Location: Check-in begins at 11am at Coaster Theatre, 108 N. Hemlock.
SUNDAY, MARCH 15
10am-Noon – SPARKLING WINE & BRUNCH BITES
Sample Northwest sparkling wines and enjoy brunch bites from Cannon Beach restaurants and bakeries, the perfect way to wrap up the festival weekend and toast new friends. Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St).
EVENT LOCATIONS: Check-in for the Saturday wine walk (beginning at 11am) is at Coaster Theatre, 108 N Hemlock in downtown Cannon Beach. All other events are located in the Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N Spruce St) next to the Information Center and Cannon Beach City Park.
A Blooming Hill Vineyard
A to Z Wineworks
Abiqua Wind Cellars
Brandborg Vineyard & Winery
Burnt Bridge Cellars
Cathedral Ridge Winery
Cerulean Skies Winery
Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden
Del Rio Vineyards
Elk Cove Vineyards
Eola Hills Wine Cellars
Forest Edge Winery
Foris Vineyards Winery
Ghost Hill Cellars
Hip Chicks Do Wine
J. Scott Cellars
Locati Cellars & J&J Vintners
Lujon Wine Cellars
Maison de Glace Winery
Mia Sonatina Cellars
Northwest Cellars Winery
Pete’s Mountain Winery
Phelps Creek Vineyards
Pudding River Wine Cellars
Ruby Vineyard & Winery
Slagle Creek Vineyard
TERO Estates, Flying Trout and Water Wines
Trisaetum Winery & Vineyards
Walnut City Wineworks
Primary Elements Gallery presents Michael Tieman
Michael Tieman will display “The Wine Thief” for the Palettes & Palates event Friday March 13th 6-9PM in Primary Elements Gallery. Pepperbridge Winery will pour their Cabernet & Merlot and Amavi Cellars will taste the Syrah and Cabernet wines. Sweet Basils Café and The Chocolate Café will provide tastes of a selection of food and chocolate to compliment the wines.
Icefire Glassworks presents Michelle Kaptur
This gorgeous piece by Michelle Kaptur will be featured at Icefire Glassworks during Savor Cannon Beach, a four day culinary and arts event starting Thursday, March 12th
Primary Elements Gallery presents fine art prints showcasing the Oregon Wine – Archery Summit.
“Progressions” is a fine art print on canvas available in 2 sizes. Each print will have a hand sketched “Remarque” and dedication by the artist on the back. They are available for order at Primary Elements Gallery during the Savor Cannon Beach Event and the wine walk.
Modern Villa Gallery will be featuring the Oregon Wine – Ferraro Cellars
Proceeds from this event benefit the Cannon Beach Preschool & Children’s Center.
Saturday 1:00 -5:00 pm: Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk
Featured Artist for Northwest By Northwest Gallery – 2015
Oil Paintings of Hazel Schlesinger , a native of the Cannon Beach area, is a member of the prestigious American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America. Her work has appeared in Southwest Art Magazine, and the TV Series “Leverage” filmed in Portland and numerous commercials distributed worldwide. She will be a featured artist at the Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival.
Shipwreck Torpedo Bottles Wash Ashore
at Cannon Beach Treasure
Irish Sea Shipwreck bottles almost 150-years-old – are you intrigued? Well you won’t want to miss Savor Cannon Beach, where we will be unveiling 25 shipwreck torpedo bottles, recovered from the bottom of the Irish Sea in 1874… and, most exciting, their corks are intact.
Torpedo bottles have distinctive round, and sometimes pointed, bottoms (like ours). Why on earth would you make a bottle with a round bottom, you ask? Well there was actually a pretty sound reason – it forced people to store the bottle on its side, which prevented the cork from drying up and the valuable liquid inside from being lost! And yes, the rounded bottoms also strengthened the bottles, preventing them from… wait for it… exploding!
And why would the bottles explode? Two words – fizzy water! Stay tuned next month to find out more about the 19th Century carbonated beverage craze, where these bottles were headed, and how they ended up at the bottom of the ocean!
P.S. Robert is hard at work conserving these bottles, their amazing rainbow frosted patinas and, of course, their corks. But, you can reserve one of these super-rare artifacts for your family.
Northwest By Northwest Gallery Presents:
Savor Cannon Beach Palettes & Palates
tickets are required for this evening art & wine event
Northwest By Northwest Gallery
Friday Evening March 13. 6 to 9.
Sineann Winery . Invitation Only.
Meet artist Douglas Granum.
Painter, Public Artist & Bronze Sculptor.
for more information please email the gallery
Primary Elements Gallery Presents:
The platters by Portland architect and wood turner, David Williams, will be displayed at Primary Elements Gallery as part of the wine themed artwork for the event. David will also demonstrate his woodworking Sunday of the Spring Unveiling event! Stephanie, Primary Elements Gallery
PS, Janelle is “reducing” the Pinot Noir right now to make her Pinot Noir chocolates which we will serve…while supply lasts…. during our Palettes & Paletes event!