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Pinot in the City Chicago - Trade Tastings

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401 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60642

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70 wineries from Oregon's Willamette Valley are barreling to Chicago on May 15 for Pinot in the City, a showcase of some of the region's most exciting Pinot noirs and other wines for qualified members of the trade, media, and consumers.

The morning (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) and afternoon (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.) walk-around trade tastings at Morgan Manufacturing will feature 70 Willamette Valley wineries and winemakers pouring a selection of wines, including library and current releases. Many of these featured wineries have distribution in the Chicago and Illinois markets, with a few producers looking for Illinois distributor representation.

Additionally noted wine writer Elaine Brown will lead two afternoon seminars; invitations will be extended to registered attendees on April 21.

Trade Pinot Seminar: A Deep Dive into the Subzones of Willamette Valley
An intensive study of Willamette Valley's six nested AVAs glimpsed through the lens of the 2011 vintage

Trade Chardonnay Seminar: Willamette Valley's Re-emerging Passion for Chardonnay
An exploration of Chardonnay in Willamette Valley considering a range of styles

Trade tickets are only available to verified members of the wine trade inclusive of wine retailers, restaurants, wine educators, and distributors. If you have questions for regarding your eligibility please contact lizzie@willamettewines.com or (503) 297-2962.

Members of the media should contact Emily Petterson at EKP Media to request a press pass to the events: emily@ekpmedia.com.

PARTICIPATING WINERIES

Adelsheim Vineyard
Alexana Winery
Andrew Rich Wines
Angela Estate
Anne Amie Vineyards
Apolloni Vineyards
Argyle
Beacon Hill Winery
Beckham Estate Vineyard
Belle Pente
Bethel Heights
Big Table Farm
Boedecker Cellars
Brittan Vineyards
Brooks
Chehalem Winery
Coeur de Terre Vineyard
Colene Clemens
Cristom Vineyards
Crowley Wines
Dobbes Family Estate
Domaine Roy et fils
Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Dusky Goose
Elk Cove Vineyards
Erath Winery
Et Fille Wines
Firesteed Cellars
Gran Moraine
Hamacher Wines
Harper Voit
Iota Cellars
Iris Vineyards
J. Christopher
J.K. Carriere
Johan Vineyards
King Estate
Knudsen Vineyard
L'Angolo Estate
Lachini Vineyards
Lange Estate Winery
Le Cadeau Vineyard / Aubichon Cellars
Left Coast Cellars
Lemelson vineyards
Lenné
Lingua Franca
Maysara Winery
Methven Family Vineyards
Montinore Estate
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
R. Stuart & Co. Winery
Raptor Ridge
REX HILL
ROCO Winery
Sineann
Sokol Blosser Winery
Solena Estate
Soter Vineyards
Stoller Family Estate
Sweet Cheeks Winery
The Eyrie Vineyards
Torii Mor Winery
Union Wine Company
Van Duzer Vineyards
Westmount
WillaKenzie Estate
Winderlea Vineyard & Winery
Winter's Hill Estate
Yamhill Valley Vineyards
Youngberg Hill


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

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