Viognier Reception & Gourmet Syrah Dinner

11th Annual Celebration of Syrah

  • 6:30 p.m. reception in Blackberry Hall; 7:30 p.m. dinner in the Ballroom |
  • $75 per person; reservations required |
  • 21 and over

The 11th Annual Celebration of Syrah kicks off on Friday, April 13, with a gourmet reception and multicourse dinner. The reception features locally produced white varietals from the Rhône Valley, including Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, and more. Each of these wines is paired with appetizers, creating a welcoming introduction for our 90-plus guests.

Next, the celebration continues onto the dinner, held in the Edgefield Ballroom. Here we showcase locally produced Syrahs, giving our guests the opportunity to enjoy the Northwest's finest wines, paired with delicious fare.

The menu for the event, created by Head Chef John Zenger of the Black Rabbit Restaurant at Edgefield, utilizes Northwest cuisine to complement each wine.

This dynamic dinner is hosted by each participating winery's winemaker, giving our guests the chance to hear about the full process of the wines they are enjoying.

Reservations can be made by calling the Hotel directly at (503) 669-8610 or via email. Vegetarian options available; please inquire when making your reservation.


Participating Wineries

Folin Cellars
  2008 Folin Cellars Syrah

Dobbes Family Estates
  2008 Dobbes Family Estate Fortmiller Vineyard Syrah

Bridgeview Vineyards

Mysic Wines
2008 Smith-Cerne Vineyard Syrah

Torii Mor Winery
  2008 Torii Mor Syrah

Serra Vineyard
  2007 Serra Vineyards Syrah

Edgefield Winery
  2009 Chukar Ridge Vineyard Syrah

The Pines 1852
  2009 Tres Syrah, Columbia Valley


Reception Menu

Cheese Board
Imported and domestic cheeses with fresh fruit, savory condiments, breads and crackers

Shrimp Popovers
Puff pastry triangles with Yaquina Bay shrimp, pancetta, chevre, tarragon and mascarpone

Salmon Tartare
Capers, shallots, chives, green peppercorns, extra virgin olive oil & lemon zest on rye bread rusks

Raw seasonal vegetables with assorted dips

Shrimp & Spiced Mango Skewers
Poached shrimp & chili-cilantro mango chunks

Assorted Crostini
Tapenade-goat cheese
Artichoke-sundried tomato-roast garlic

Lemongrass Chicken Skewers
Panang peanut dipping sauce


Dinner Menu

Bresaola Salad
Air-dried beef, melon, arugula, good olive oil, Pecorino Romano, aged balsamic vinegar, smoked black pepper

Goat cheese, foraged sea beans, Marcona almonds, Moroccan oil-cured black olives

Magret of Duck
Black currant-lavender sauce, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes with pimenton butter, warm Brussels sprout slaw

Totally Chocolate Tart
Hazelnut short crust, Syrah sabayon, fresh berries

About 11th Annual Celebration of Syrah


Our 11th Annual Celebration of Syrah at McMenamins Edgefield features a gourmet reception and dinner on Friday evening, followed by a Syrah barrel sampling and BBQ lunch the next afternoon and, to cap it all off, our Grand Syrah Tasting and Benefit Silent Auction in the late afternoon. Proceeds from this final event benefit ¡Salud!, a non-profit organization that aids Oregon's seasonal vineyard workers in securing medical care.

Why not stay the night or the whole weekend at Edgefield? Book one of our exclusive overnight Syrah hotel packages (lodging, event tickets, surprise amenities and more) before they're all gone!

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