- $25 for a wine-festival package for two ($46 value)
The package includes:
- Admission for two to the 5th Annual Neighborhood Wine Festival on Saturday, June 20th from 1-5 p.m.
- Five wine tastings per person
- Two souvenir wine glasses
- One local appetizer to share
- Specials on bottles to-go
From 1-5 p.m. on June 20, St. Josef’s Winery transforms into a spirited wine festival with music, food, and plenty of vino. The 5th Annual Neighborhood Wine Festival features wines from 10 wineries around the Cascade Foothills and foods from the East Willamette Valley, all accompanied by live music from the Blue Gardenia.
St. Josef's Winery
Born into a winemaking family in Hungary, Josef immigrated to the United States in the late 1950s to pursue baking. After more than a decade, however, he cooked up a new idea. Together with his wife Lilli, he purchased a scenic plot of land in the Willamette Valley and planted his first grape vines in 1978—making St. Josef's one of the earliest wineries in Oregon. Even as his ambition grew, Josef never forgot his roots; his first varietals—namely, riesling, gewürztraminer, and pinot gris—harkened back to his youth in central Europe amid the Adriatic's glistening waves of chablis.
Today, the 40-acre winery—now by a third generation of Josef's family—produces bottles of crisp whites and earthy reds, filling at least 90 percent of each batch with grapes grown on the St. Josef's vineyard. Even as Oregon's wine industry has grown over the years, Portland Monthly praises the well-aged coziness of St. Josef's, saying they've “yet to find a better sipping spot” in all of Willamette Valley.