The Central Oregon Wine Event is Back July 20-22

Sarah Walcott and Robin Antonson from KIDS Center visit with Central Oregon Daily about the 2017 Cork & Barrel wine event happening July 20-22 at various locations in Bend. This benefit for the KIDS Center features Winemaker Dinners, Food and Wine Pairings at “A Sip of Cork & Barrel,” a Super Silent Auction and the Grand Cru where guests can mingle with the winemakers and enjoy a five course gourmet dinner and dancing.

This year’s theme is “A Taste of the Pacific Northwest” and features wines from Walla Walla, the Willamette Valley and the Columbia Gorge.

Destination Oregon: Wine in the Willamette Valley

Forty-five years ago, the Sokol Blosser family was one of the first to plant “Pinot Noir” vines in the Willamette Valley long before the region became a hot spot for wine. This week, Wine Enthusiast magazine named the Willamette Valley the “Wine Region of the Year,” and Sokol Blosser Winery is at the heart of the industry in Dundee Hills.

Central Oregon Daily’s Mackenzie Wilson takes us one a behind-the-scenes tour of the winery with Alison Sokol Blosser in tonight’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford.