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Italy in the Valley Festival 2012 in Carlton Oregon

English: Former train depot in Carlton, Oregon.

English: Former train depot in Carlton, Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are you ready for a Vino con Vista Event in Oregon? Head over to Cana’s Feast Winery for Italy in the Valley 2012 where they will be celebrating Italian Varietals and the wineries that produce them.

The event will be held in Carlton, Oregon, a city in Yamhill County in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon. The Willamette River  is a tributary of the Columbia River. You will be in the Yamhill-Carlton District AVA that was established in 2005. Yamhill County has the largest concentration of wine growers and producers in Oregon with over 80 wineries and 200 vineyards.

Map of Oregon highlighting Yamhill County

Map of Oregon highlighting Yamhill County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There will be accordian music by Justin Franzino, olive oil tastings with Fannucchi Oils and Gelato and Sorbetto from Gelato Maestro.


Gelato (Photo credit: su-lin)

The Participating Wineries include:

Angel Vine www.angelvine.net


Apolloni Chardonnay Willamette Valley (2007), a Willamette Valley Chardonnay by Apolloni


English: Carlton State and Savings Bank buildi...

English: Carlton State and Savings Bank building in Carlton, Oregon, USA. Now houses The Tasting Room (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Barking Frog Winery and Cana’s Feast Winery www.canasfeastwinery.com will be pouring.

Heirlooms at Cana's Feast Winery

Heirlooms at Cana’s Feast Winery (Photo credit: brendanwebb)

So will Duck Pond.

The Marchesi Vineyard and Winery specializes in Italian varietals and is located in the heights of Hood River. This area is reminiscent of Piedmont where Franco, the founder, was born and raised. Visit the Tasting room in Hood River www.marchesivineyards.com. I LOVE his Barbera!!! I think you should buy a case or two.

Franco Marchesi has a fascinating story to tell. He began his career as a sommelier on a cruise ship. Then he started importing Italian wines. Now he has a small winery in Hood River, Oregon. Here’s Franco talking about wine http://www.vinestories.com/video.php?video=77354838001

Natalie’s Estate and Ponzi will also be there.


Try Remi Wines, Stag Hollow and Tartan.

WHEN:  Sunday August 12, 2012 from 1-4 pm

Cana's Feast

Cana’s Feast (Photo credit: mccun934)

WHERE: Cana’s Feast Winery 750 W. Lincoln Street in Carlton, OregonFor more information visit www.ItalyintheValley.com or call 503-852-0002

While you’re in Yamhill, visit the WillaKenzie Estate with more than 100 vineyards on a rolling 420 acre ranch. The founder, Bernard Lacroute was born in a small village in Burgundy and specializes in a Burgundian style Pinot Noir.

Stay at the Allison Inn and Spa in Newburg, Oregon for a Vino con Vista Weekend in Oregon www.theallison.com.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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