Pinot Noir Rosé Fest – Eugene, Oregon


16TonsPNRFest2Welcome summer with a Pinot Noir Rosé Fest at 16 Tons Cafe June 14th, 2014

June 10th, 2014
Eugene, Oregon/USA

16 Tons Cafe at 29th and Willamette will host a Pinot Noir Rosé Festival that will introduce wine lovers to over forty different summer wines.  The event will take place at 16 Tons Cafe, located in the Woodfield shopping center next to Market of Choice at 2864 Willamette in South Eugene.

Rosé is one of the oldest known types of wine and one of the most misunderstood. According to 16 Tons owner, Mike Coplin, “These wines can be incredibly complex with sophisticated flavors and a wide range of sweetness levels. Most of them have a dry finish which makes them quite refreshing.” Rosés usually gets their gorgeous pink-red hue wine from contact with grape skins, but sometimes through blending white and red wines. A third method, popular in France, is called saignée: the Rosé is simply drawn from production of red wine that is young and has not fully developed its color.

Some of the featured Oregon producers include: Colene Clemens, Boedecker, Witness Tree, Terrapin, Haden Fig, Winter’s Hill, Phelps Creek, Raptor Ridge, Misty Oaks, Carabella, Anne Amie, Quady North, Mouton Noir, William Rose, Brooks, Teutonic, Division, Sarver, Eyrie, and Hamacher. There are also selections from France, Austria, Italy, Spain, South Africa, New Mexico, and California.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door and include a commemorative glass and a complimentary first taste.  Hours for the event are 12-8pm and the festival will be held on the beautiful outdoor patio allowing people to enjoy summer wines in the summer sunshine.

“It should be an incredibly fun event, with many sought after Oregon wines and fun imports as well,” said Kara Istudor a cafe employee.  Tickets can be purchased at both 16 Tons locations.

About 16 Tons: Offering Eugene’s most eclectic selection of fresh draft beer. 16 Tons Taphouse offers a constantly evolving and updated selection of 300+ craft beers and 250+ wines in bottles, Sake, Cider, and more. Taphouse located on the corner of 13th & High St and Cafe located in Woodfield Station at 2864 Willamette.

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