Summer at Iris June 15 2016


Summer at Iris VineyardsSummer has arrived, and it's already a busy time at Iris.  We have longer hours, new events, and a host of musicians planned for the summer season.  The beauty of the vineyard is stunning this time of year and there's no better place to enjoy a crisp glass of Willamette Valley Chardonnay, Oregon Pinot Gris, or Pinot Noir Rosé than on our patio during these warmer months. Beginning June 16th, our Estate Tasting Room will now be open seven days a week, and we are thrilled to offer our guests more days to enjoy our wine and the view.  Of course, picnics are always encouraged on our patio!  Our new hours are Saturday - Thursday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Friday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM. 

LeMaster & AbramsWe're also excited to announce a new concert series on Friday nights throughout the summer.  Evenings at Iris will feature local and regional musicians from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM each Friday night on our patio - a perfect way to end your week!  Enjoy Iris’ award winning wine, beer from Plank Town Brewing, and food offerings from local companies such as Fern’s Edge Creamery, Jacob's CreameryCreswell Bakery, and Mt. Townsend Creamery. Picnics are encouraged while you sit on the patio, sip some wine, and enjoy the music. Musical guests will include LeMaster & Abrams (pictured right), Jesse Meade, Mike Brewer & the Brewketts, and many more!  You can see the full lineup on our events page.  

In addition to Evenings at Iris, we'll also have J. Scott Cellars pouring wine at our tasting room on July 23rd, and we'll host our Trellis Club Members for our annual Tiki Party on August 6th.  This tropical event is perfect for summer, with excellent food and music at this poolside party hosted by our owners, Pamela Frye and Richard Boyles.  While the Tiki Party is only for Trellis Club members, there is still plenty of time to join! Finally, we'll be at Eugene's Alton Baker Park from noon until seven on Saturday, August 13th, pouring wine at the 24th Annual Eugene/Springfield PRIDE Festival.  

There are still other events in the planning stages, and we'll make sure to keep you posted as they are announced. If you visit Iris by June 30th, mention this post to receive a complimentary tasting. We hope to see you at one or all of these exciting events - Cheers!