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Women Who Sparkle!

March 23 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

In honor of March’s International Women’s Day and Women in Wine Day, Cafe Olli, along with four leading winemakers in Oregon, announce “Women Who Sparkle!” – an event celebrating the extraordinary women winemakers shaping the sparkling wine landscape in Oregon. In an industry where only 18% of head winemakers in the US are women, “Women Who Sparkle!” celebrates women winemakers and their outstanding contributions, showcasing their talent and dedication to creating exceptional sparkling wines. This open-to-the-public brunch event invites guests to delve into the world of traditional method sparkling wines crafted by some of Oregon’s most inspiring women winemakers. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the four winemakers, hear their stories, and enjoy select pours, tastings, and bottles of a variety of limited-production sparkling wines along with Cafe Olli’s seasonally inspired brunch menu.

Jeanne Feldkamp, Corollary Wines:
Wines:
Corollary 2018 Winter’s Hill Pinot Blanc
Corollary 2019 Cuvée One Rosé
Corollary 2019 Momtazi Carbonic Rosé
Background: Jeanne Feldkamp has been creating distinctive traditional method sparkling wines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley since 2017. Corollary’s wines are dedicated to exploring the terroir of the region and its expression in every bottle. Intention, care, and precision are paramount in every detail—from grape growing to winemaking to the guest experience. Corollary is getting ready to unveil its first tasting room, built from the ground up at its Eola-Amity Hills estate vineyard, in early summer 2024.

Shelby Perkins, Perkins-Harter:
Wines:
Perkins Harter 2020 Bracken Blanc de Noirs
Perkins Harter NV Bracken Solera Blanc de Noirs
Background: Shelby’s commitment to organic and biodynamic methods in winemaking has made her one of the most exciting winemakers in Oregon. With the conclusion of her 15th harvest, Shelby has already had a remarkable odyssey in the world of wine. In her evolution from environmental lawyer to winery intern in 2009, to winemaker in 2012, and eventually winegrower in 2018, Shelby has traversed many roles in both the winery and vineyard.

Jessica West, Harper Voit and Approachment Wine Co.:
Wines:
Harper Voit 2018 Blanc de Blanc
Background: Next generation winemaker Jessica West, with Harper Voit and Approachment Wine Co., brings a diverse lineup that reflects her dedication to producing expressive, high-quality wines.

Kate Payne Brown, Dolores and Vinovate.:
Wines:
Dolores Non-Vintage Sparkling Pinot Gouge Blanc
Background: Kate Payne Brown knew she wanted to focus on traditional method sparkling wine when she started her career in wine almost 20 years ago. She developed the sparkling program for Stoller Family Estate and in 2015 knew she wanted to create her own brand, Dolores. Dolores focuses on small- lot, traditional method sparkling wines made from both classic and rare varietals. In addition to Dolores, Kate also is a Partner and Winemaker at Vinovate which focuses on advancing sparkling wine in the Willamette Valley.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Saturday, March 23rd, 2024
Time: 9am – 2pm (walk-in brunch only, no reservations)
Location: Cafe Olli, 3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Meet the four winemakers, hear their stories, and enjoy select pours, tastings, and bottles of a variety of limited-production sparkling wines along with Cafe Olli’s seasonally inspired brunch menu.

Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Venue

Cafe Olli
3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212 United States
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