With the coronavirus impacting how just about every sector of society does business, Oregon wineries are responding by going live. Thanks to livestreams and home deliveries, you can experience tastings, educational series, and cooking demos from the comfort of your living room or patio.
Wine lovers may have limited opportunities for winery visits, so wineries and vineyards are bringing you close…..virtually. Take advantage of armchair travel with a sampling of these virtual winery happenings.
Virtual Wine Tastings and Classes
Cooper Ridge Vineyard (last
Cooper Ridge Vineyard in Oregon’s Umpqua Valley near Roseburg, has also been offering virtual happy hours on Facebook on Friday nights. Join them on Facebook Live and taste along with the wines they are discussing, most recently the 2018 Ridgeview Cuvée.
For only $10 shipping you can get the next tasting bottled delivered right to your door. They’ve also put together 4-packs of the wines they previewed during their spring virtual tastings, so if you missed out, or want to taste a favorite bottle again, simply add it to your cart.
Live Cooking Demos
Bella Vida Vineyard
Join Bella Vida on Instagram TV for “Well Fed Wednesday,” where farmer, owner, and chef Steven Whiteside shares cooking demos. He also walks viewers through vineyard processes like grafting. Recently on Well Fed Wednesdays, chef Steven shared recipes for his famous French omelets and pinot noir brownies.
For Willamette Valley virtual wine events, visit Willamette Wine’s event page, where there are dozens listed throughout Oregon Wine Month and beyond. For events around the state, visit Oregon Wine’s event page. Both list in-person and virtual events.