Welcome to Willamette!
A Message from Mariano & David
Our second annual Trip is finally here! We are delighted that you have chosen to take this journey with us, and sincerely hope that you will enjoy every second of our travel experience.
Our team has worked diligently to ensure that every detail has been accounted for. Please feel free to contact us anytime if there's absolutely anything we can do to make your experience more enjoyable.
Welcome to Willamette!
Mariano J Doble David Keck
Vine Society Founder Master Sommelier
The Best of Willamette's Wine Country Lifestyle
The Atticus Hotel has grown from the roots of the McMinnville community in Oregon. Partners Erin Stephenson & Brian Shea started chasing the dream of creating a small, independently owned and operated luxury hotel in their hometown with the launch of a boutique lodging company in 2010. Their first brand, 3rd Street Flats—a fusion lodging concept blending the best aspects of hotels, B&Bs, and vacation rentals—won rave reviews from guests out of the gate, and now has two locations in Historic Downtown McMinnville. Opening in the spring of 2018, the Atticus Hotel tells the story of what it is to be a part of Oregon Wine Country. With a location in the heart of one of Oregon’s most iconic historic towns, an emphasis on featuring local artisans, and a deep seeded knowledge that true luxury is defined by the intent behind every decision, guests at the Atticus Hotel enjoy the best of a wine country lifestyle.
June 5th, 2022 - Welcome Dinner 6:30pm
Let's Kick Off our Willamette adventure with dinner at Stoller Family Estate. Bill Stoller's father and uncle purchased this beautiful farm in 1943 to raise turkeys. In 1993 Bill had a vision that stemmed from much more than wishful thinking. With knowledge from his investment in Chehalem, and the help of Burgundian winemaker Patrice Rion and local vineyard consultants, Bill confirmed that the very factors that made this land a poor choice for traditional crops made it perfect for an award-winning vineyard. The team at Stoller is looking forward to hosting our Willamette travel experience with an amazing meal paired with their extraordinary wines!
Vine Society Concessions: 20% Discount on any purchases!
Pick up at the Atticus Hotel will be at 6:00pm. Please be sure to meet the group at the lobby of the Hotel.
June 6th, 2022 @ 10:30am
Enjoy an in-depth exploration of Beaux Frère winery’s history, farming practices, and winemaking philosophy during a walk up the hill into the Beaux Frères Vineyard (rain or shine), a brief tour of their cellars, and a carefully curated wine tasting in their tasting room. Founding partner scheduled to make an appearance at some point during the tour (subject to availability).
June 6th 2022 @ 12:00pm (Lunch)
Enjoy a private tour of Mineral Springs Ranch, where we will spend some quality time in the farm, vineyard, and cellar before gathering for an all-encompassing tasting experience sourced almost entirely from Soter’s estate. This tasting is a guided culinary experience designed to immerse you in the bounty of Mineral Springs Ranch, and its Biodynamic farm and vineyard. During this visit we will enjoy a plethora of their iconic wines, including a barrel sample and library wine, along with an ample lunch crafted almost solely from the bounty Mineral Springs Ranch has to offer.
June 6th 2022 @ 3:45pm
Join Burgundian winemaker Guillaume Large as he takes our Vine Society group on an intimate journey of their iconic Résonance’s Vineyard (weather permitting) and a special wine sampling at their barrel room before we enjoy a curated selection of current portfolio wines at their gorgeous tasting room.
Vine Society Concessions: Résonance offers members a 15% savings on all bottle purchases. For non-members, Résonance has extended a 10% savings on all case purchases to our Vine Society group.
June 7th, 2022 @ 10:00am
Join Dusky Goose Winemaker, Hans Van Dale (TBC) for a private and unique experience at their beautiful veranda tasting room. The Dusky Goose team will be sharing a library vertical tasting of some of their iconic Dundee Hills wines from their 2016 to 2011 vintages. This experience will provide our Vine Society group an exclusive opportunity to appreciate the differences of each vintage and how their beautiful wines have evolved.
Vine Society Concessions: Free ground shipping for case purchases and a $20 flat rate for 6 bottle purchases. Wine will ship in the fall.
June 7th 2022 @ 12:15pm followed by lunch at Dundee Bistro.
Greeted by the Domaine Drouhin's team, Vine Society will learn about their unique winemaking techniques dating back to the family’s history in Burgundy in the late 1800s. As one of Willamette’s most legendary winemakers, this visit will give you a better understanding of Domaine Drouhin's true “French Soul”. Vine Society will also enjoy a comparative tasting of Domaine Drouhin’s Oregon vs Burgundy Wines (subject to wine availability) - or - a match-up between their Dundee Hills vs. Oregon Roserock vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills, including some of their epic library wines.
Vine Society Concessions: 10% discount on purchases of 12+ bottles. Additionally, a 20% discount for new wine club members.
June 7th 2022 @ 4:15 pm
Join stellar winemaker Maggie Harrison in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. After an in-depth tour of Antica Terra’s facilities, our Vine Society group will be guided through the process of blind blending, a unique approach used by Antica Terra to create their wines. With samples pulled from individual barrels and conducting blending trials, our goal is to produce the most wonderful wine possible. The ultimate outcome: A Custom Antica Terra bottle blended by Vine Society! The winning wine will be available for purchase at $330 per bottle.
Vine Society Concessions: Free shipping on the purchase of 6 bottles or more. A special offer for priority spot on AT’s mailing list.
June 8th, 2022 @ 9:45am
Join the Bryn Mawr team and owner Jon Lauer for an insider’s overview of Bryn Mawr’s history and wines (no tour). Hospitality Director Karyn Howard Smith will lead us in a private tasting experience that will take our tasting skills to the next level with a black glass tasting. Ever heard of it? Most people have not! A black glass removes trusted visual cues and puts your nose to the ultimate test. You will be served pre-poured reds and whites at the same temperature in the same glasses, leveling the playing field. You may be shocked, or you may be validated, but you'll definitely be surprised.
June 8th 2022 @ 12:00pm (Lunch)
A vineyard walk and an al fresco lunch with wine pairings in the historic Seven Springs Vineyard. A touchstone for Oregon fine wine and one of the most important Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in North America, the Seven Springs Vineyard on the eastern slopes of the Eola-Amity Hills is the singular estate vineyard of Evening Land. Join the Evening Land winemaking and hospitality team for a memorable walk through this legendary vineyard. Then enjoy the wines of Evening Land alongside the cuisine of chef Doug Adams in a seated, multi-course, family-style lunch in the middle of the vineyard. To enjoy the wines of Evening Land at a table in the very vineyard from which they spring will make for a memorable culmination to what will no doubt be a memorable trip to Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
June 8th 2022 @ 3:45pm
Vine Society will enjoy a vineyard tour of Lingua Franca's exquisite Eola-Amity property with their Director of Hospitality. During this time he will take us not only through the history of the site and how it became a vineyard but also through the soil and geological makeup that created the beauty the vineyard has to offer. We will then come back to the winery tasting room to be taken through a flight of current releases of their world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs as well as a library offering. Lingua Franca will be offering small bites of cheese and meat to compliment the tasting.
Vine Society Concessions: 50% off 2day air or free ground shipping.
Farewell Dinner, June 8th, 2022 @ 7:00pm
5 Minute Walk from The Atticus Hotel
Let's gather one last time before we head back home at the iconic La Rambla Social Room. A few minutes walk from The Atticus hotel right in the McMinnville Historic Downtown District. The Social Room is housed in a historic space that first housed McMinnville's original Gem Saloon in the 1800s. The La Rambla restaurant is located next door in the Schilling building, the oldest brick building in McMinnville built in 1884. Both buildings have been beautifully renovated. The team at La Rambla is looking forward to hosting Vine Society for a special dinner including some iconic Willamette wines as well as some of their Spanish Faves.
La Rambla has been a consistent winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from 2008 to 2021.