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Valentine's Day Accommodations w/ Free Bottle of Wine

There’s still time to make plans for the weekend and Valentine’s Day.  Treat your sweetheart to a romantic getaway at the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, Oregon and receive a free bottle of local wine when you mention this blog or Facebook post!  Located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country, the inn is within walking distance of over two dozen wine tasting rooms, serving some of the finest Pinot Noir in the country.  Call or book on line to receive this offer.

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Willamette Valley Oregon for Valentine's Day Weekend

What could be better than a glass of Pinot Noir wine coupled with Pinot Noir brownies!  Monks Gate Vineyard near Carlton, Oregon tempts with this offering Valentine’s Day weekend.  Linda bakes these irresistible treats herself and will offer them to visitors of the vineyard/tasting room on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13.   (Tasting fee applies).

Monks Gate is one of dozens of wineries in the Valley planning special events during Valentine’s Day weekend.    The theme at Coelho Winery in Amity will be “The Perfect Aphrodisiac,” with the staff offering a selection of wines paired with “sweet and savory aphrodisiacs.”  On Sunday, February 13 at 3 p.m., Vintage Voices, a jazz ensemble, will perform classic love songs in the tasting room.  (Reservations requested, charity donation to YCAP.)

Get ready for a fun and eventful weekend in the Willamette Valley this Valentine’s Day weekend.  We invite you to make the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton your home base during a weekend of exploration.

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon – Lodging Available

The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon will be held in the Willamette Valley on Labor Day weekend, Sunday, September 5.  The race begins at Stoller Vineyards and Winery just north of Dayton and continues through picturesque valleys and farmland to the finish line in Carlton.   About 2,000 runners are expected for the event. 

Race competitors, friends and local residents will enjoy a Wine and Music Festival at the conclusion of the race.   Our bed and breakfast in Carlton is in a perfect location to serve as your home base while visiting the Willamette Valley.   You may want to extend your stay to visit the many tasting rooms and wineries in the valley, known as one of the finest producers of Pinot Noir in the world.

International Pinot Noir Celebration McMinnville Oregon

For the 24th consecutive year, the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) will be held on the Linfield College Campus in McMinnville, Oregon from July 23 – 25.  This stellar event will bring together over 60 Pinot noir producers from around the world, outstanding chefs, and guests for a full weekend of wine tasting and education.  In addition to the outstanding selection of Pinot noir, the event will include group activities, seminars, vineyard tours and meals by top Northwest chefs.   Master of Ceremonies for 2010 will be Ray Isle, Wine Editor for Food and Wine magazine.  You are invited to make our bed and breakfast your home base while attending the IPNC.  Located in Carlton, we are 15 minutes by car from the campus.