Every June, invited members of the wine trade from all over the country join us in wine country for Oregon Pinot Camp. Fifty wineries welcomed campers at the opening reception Saturday evening at the Ponzi Wine Bar in Dundee. Sunday and Monday were filled with seminars and followed by tastings and dinners at Domaine Serene and Stoller Vineyards respectively.
Pictured above are campers at the Style and Vintages seminar held at Anne Amie. The morning campers looked like they might have been on Survivor with their bandanas proudly displayed.
The Style and Vintages winemaker's panel above from L to R: Brian O'Donnell - Belle Ponte, Lindsay Kampff - King Estate, Thomas Houseman - Anne Amie, Jim Kakacek - Van Duzer and Steve Westby from Witness Tree.
Monday evening Thomas and I headed to Stoller for a traditional Northwest Salmon Bake. Winemakers brought older vintages to share and everyone was happy. The three smiles below prove it! (L to R: Shirley Brooks from Elk Cove, me & Leah Jorgenson from Adelsheim Vineyards)
Below are pictures from our OPC 3rd Day Event - Spa and Pinot Day. Together with Brandborg Vineyards, we treated campers to a relaxing spa day complete with complimentary massages, great live music from local musicians Andy Lohr, Lincoln Crockett, Nicolas Miranda & Sean Hudson and some down home BBQ from Mississippi's Delta BBQ. The day couldn't have been any more beautiful. Here's to another successful Oregon Pinot Camp!
Viticulturist Jason Tosch, Winemaker Thomas Houseman, Sales & Marketing Director Kim McLeod and CFO Tim Lamers hang around the BBQ cart!
Julie, Ksandek, Zorro & Dori relax in the hammock
Associate winemaker Tammie Crawford soaks between Peter Christ of Bridge Creek Backcountry Kitchen & Wine Bar in Red Lodge Montana and Julie Armstrong of our tasting room.
Above, LMTs Mary McClain and Tye Van Schoiack treat campers to much needed massages.