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Memorial Day Weekend Wine Tastings

Red or white? How about both? Memorial Day Weekend is a big deal for Oregon’s viticulture industry and wine aficionados alike, and boy do Lane County and Corvallis have a lot to offer. Let’s get down to it.

As you’d probably imagine, longtime organic giant King Estate, Oregon’s second-largest winemaker, is open for tastings and tours; kingestate.com. Sweet Cheeks Winery features specials on mimosas, and you can maw down on food from Delacata and Oregon Wood Fired Pizza while you’re there; sweetcheekswinery.com. The folks at Sarver Winery offers a flight of six wines for a $5 tasting fee; sarverwinery.com. Closer to I-5, Saginaw Vineyard’s celebration includes its regular Friday Night Live music series and no tasting fee; saginawvineyard.com. Noble Estate has 15 wines available for tasting, including its famous Muscat, and barbecue’s on the menu; nobleestatewinery.com.

Up in Monroe, Benton-Lane Winery adds meat and cheese plates and music to its tasting menu; benton-lane.com. Family-friendly Tyee Wine Cellars in Philomath celebrates its 28th birthday this weekend with hikes, picnics and tastings on the historic farm; tyeewine.com.

Want to stay in Eugene proper? Territorial Vineyards in the Whiteaker offers a good time all year round; territorialvineyards.com; Eugene Wine Cellars reopens its doors at 225 Madison in addition to continuing its bˆ2 Wine Bar restaurant; eugenewinecellars.com.