Wine and all that jazz: Silverton pairs wine, food with music

March 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History
Greta Metassa

Greta Metassa

Pair a series of delectable dishes with the perfect wines and add jazz in a multitude of styles and you’ve created an inviting weekend in historic Silverton. The Silverton Wine & Jazz Festival board has teamed with the Silverton Chamber of Commerce and The Oregon Garden to present the Willamette Valley Wine & Jazz fest Friday and Saturday, March 27-28.

The event begins with local chefs pairing East Valley/Cascade Foothills wines with one of their signature dishes on Friday evening. Festival ticketholders can pickup a passport at The Chocolate Box in downtown Silverton listing participating restaurants’ food, wine and music offerings. In addition to dining discounts, ticketholders receive free admission to Devin Phillips and New Orleans Straight Ahead at the Silverton Elks Club at 8 p.m.

Tony Pacini

Tony Pacini

Saturday opens with a Jazz Brunch and self guided tour through Silverton 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and then moves to The Oregon Garden for wine tasting and jazz from 2 – 9 p.m. in the Pavilion.

Pacific Northwest jazz greats Tony Pacini, Greta Metassa and Mark Simon will perform.

The East Valley/Cascade Foothill Wineries featured include Forest Edge Vineyard, Hanson Vineyards, King’s Raven Winery, Pheasant Run Winery, St. Josef’s Wine Cellar, Pudding River Wine Cellars, Piluso Vineyard & Winery, Wooden Shoe Winery, Christopher Bridge Cellars and Silver Falls Vineyards.

For tickets or more information go to www.willamettevalleywineandjazz.com or call the chamber, 503-873-5615.

Willamette Valley Wine & Jazz Festival

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 

6-8 p.m. Local restaurants offer wine and small plate food pairings and live jazz… Venue hop to try several. Festival ticketholders receive special discounts. Participating restaurants:
• Creekside Grill, Dan Balmer Trio
• Howard Hinsdale Cellars & Bistro, jazz vocalist Mitzi Zilka
Seven Brides, Three Leg Torso
• 3Ten Water, Manny Keller Band

8 p.m.  Devin Phillips and New Orleans Straight Ahead
Silverton Elk’s Lodge, 300 High St. Admission free for festival ticket holders, or $10 for this event only

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wine & Jazz Brunch More music, more pairings, plus Festival Passport discounts. Participating restaurants:
• Creekside Grill, Mark Simon
The Gathering Spot, Tim Glison with Nancy Hamilton
• 3 Ten Water
• Seven Brides Brewing

2-9 p.m. Wine Tasting & Jazz
The Oregon Garden, 879 West Main 10 wineries and three jazz concerts
• Tony Pacini, 2 p.m.
• Greta Metassa Quartet, 4:30 p.m.
• Mark SimonQuintet, 7 p.m.

Festival Tickets: $25, include:
• Admission to Oregon Garden for wine tasting and jazz in the pavilion on Saturday, 2 – 9 p.m.;
• Wine glass plus five script tickets for tastes from local wineries;
• Admission to Devin Phillips, New Orleans Straight Ahead Friday night;
• Discounts on wine and food pairings and passport to discover historic Silverton.

Minors are welcome. $15 for minors and designated drivers.

Tickets are available at Silverton Chamber of Commerce, Creekside Grill, Howard Hinsdale’s Wine Cellar and Seven Brides Brewery or www.willamettevalleywineandjazz.com

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