Savor Cannon Beach Offers Four Days Of Wine Tastings & Culinary Experiences March 12-15

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Unique wine tastings and culinary experiences will be offered at the Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 12-15. You can taste wines from approximately 40 Northwest wineries at the downtown wine walk, attend a wine dinner or participate in a series of wine tasting events over the four days of festival events at Savor Cannon Beach.

Savor Cannon Beach offers a more intimate experience than typical wine festivals. Most of the events are limited to less than 150 participants. The largest event of the festival, the Saturday wine walk, is limited to several hundred wine tasters who can visit approximately 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community. A $50 ticket buys a souvenir glass and tastings are then free at all locations.

Photo: Chris Bidleman

Two festival events pair award-winning Northwest wines with chef-made creations. The festival kicks off on Thursday with Best of the Northwest Wines & Small Plates, an evening featuring a tasting of eight award-winning wines and chef-prepared small bites to pair with them. The Battle of the Bites event on Sunday afternoon features Gold Medal winning wines from the 2020 SavorNW Wine Awards and “bites” offered by local chefs and restaurants.

Individual tickets to festival events are $25-$50 each. A Daily Pass for Friday (two events) is available for $60 and for Saturday (two events) is available for $65. A full Festival Pass good for admission to all six festival events is $225. Advance purchase is recommended, as events are limited in size and have sold out in past years. Additionally, several Cannon Beach hotels and resorts are offering lodging packages that include complimentary tickets to Saturday’s wine walk, the biggest event of the festival. For a complete schedule of events, to purchase tickets or for a list of lodging offers, visit savorcannonbeach.com.

Image: Beth Wise

2020 SCHEDULE OF FESTIVAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 (5-7pm)

BEST OF THE NORTHWEST WINES & SMALL PLATES

Our opening night event is an evening of award-winning Northwest wines and chef-designed small plates to pair with them. We’ve spent the year tasting several hundred wines and watching major competitions to select eight notable wines that represent some of the best of current vintage wines from Oregon and Washington. Each wine will be paired with a small plate specifically designed to complement it. Your votes will determine the best wines of the evening from among the award-winning selections. Finish this fun evening on a sweet note with an award-winning dessert wine. Our Best of the Northwest Throwdown is an evening of delicious fun and is a great way to discover new wines and varietals while you increase your awareness of Northwest wine regions.

Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S. Hemlock)

Price: $50 (Tickets available at SavorCannonBeach.com)

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 (2-4pm)

WINEMAKER’S PREMIUM POURS

Select Northwest wineries have agreed to open up their cellars and each share three special wines. You’ll have the opportunity to taste library wines, verticals, horizontals or reserve wines. This is an intimate tasting event with limited tickets offering you the opportunity to talk to the winemaker or winery representative as you taste some of their premium offerings. This is a drop-in event and you should plan on one hour to taste select wines from five wineries of your choice.

Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S. Hemlock)

Price: $35 (Tickets available at SavorCannonBeach.com)

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 (6-8pm)

WINE & GALLERY WALK

You’ll enjoy an evening strolling downtown Cannon Beach visiting art galleries, each hosting a Northwest winery and serving light appetizers. It’s a fun evening of art, wine and food. Your ticket purchase includes a souvenir Savor Cannon Beach glass.

Location: Check-in begins at 5:30pm at Sandpiper Square (172 N. Hemlock)

Price: $35 (Tickets available at SavorCannonBeach.com)

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 (11am-12:30pm)

MISUNDERSTOOD WINE VARIETALS & WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE THEM

In this fun, but educational program you’ll enjoy a guided tasting of award-winning Northwest wines that represent four of the most misunderstood wine varietals. Designed to help you taste wine like an expert, the tasting will discuss different wine characteristics in style, body, acidity and barrel influence. You’ll also learn wine tasting do’s and don’ts that will prepare you to taste wines like a pro. This program is designed for intermediate level wine appreciators and is conducted by WSET Level 3 Sommelier, professional wine judge and owner of the Cannon Beach Wine Shack, Steven Sinkler. Participants with Wine Walk tickets can check-in and pick up their glass at this event avoiding the line at the downtown Wine Walk check-in. This is a sit-down program, so you’ll want to arrive on time and we kindly request no fragrances be worn.

Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S. Hemlock)

Price: $25 (Tickets available at SavorCannonBeach.com)

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 (1-5pm)

SAVOR CANNON BEACH WINE WALK

Taste wines from approximately 40 Northwest wineries as you make the rounds of Cannon Beach art galleries, shops, restaurants and hotels. Participating wineries represent the major wine growing regions in Oregon and Washington. Your ticket purchase includes a souvenir Savor Cannon Beach glass, and then your tasting pours are free.

Location: Check-in begins at 12pm at Coaster Theatre (108 N Hemlock)

Price: $50 (Tickets available at SavorCannonBeach.com)

SUNDAY, MARCH 15 (12-2pm)

GOLD MEDAL WINES & BATTLE OF THE BITES

This great event will tempt you to stay an extra day with its combination of great wine and exciting chef-made creations! You’ll taste eight current vintage Gold Medal winning wines selected by some of the top wine judges in the Northwest at the SavorNW Wine Awards in February. This event will also feature the Battle of the Bites with “bites” prepared by area chefs and restaurants; and your vote will determine the winner. This event is a great way to discover some of the best wines available in 2020 to add to your shopping list or cellar.

Location: Tolovana Inn (Warren/Grace Haven Room, 3400 S Hemlock)

Price: $50 (Tickets available at SavorCannonBeach.com)

Tickets may be purchased for individual events or the following ticket bundles:

  • Friday Pass (two events) for $60 (save $10)
  • Saturday Pass (two events) for $65 (save $10)
  • Festival Pass (six events) for $225 (save $20)

Advance purchase is recommended, as events are limited in size.

Image: Chris Bidleman

2020 FESTIVAL LODGING OFFERS

Our lodging partners offer the very best in Cannon Beach lodging. Guests will find amenities ranging from wine tastings and spa services to light breakfasts and fitness centers. Check with the following sponsors for their 2020 Savor Cannon Beach specials:

Tolovana Inn
3400 S Hemlock 
(800) 333-8890
tolovanainn.com

The Tolovana Inn is offering discounts on several room types starting as low as $89 per night for non-view rooms and $169 for ocean-view rooms. (minimum two-night stay required) Featured hotel amenities include indoor saltwater pool, fitness center and available pet-friendly rooms. Guests must call the hotel to book and mention the ‘Savor Cannon Beach’ special rate.

Hallmark Inns & Resorts
1400 S Hemlock 
(866) 375-2468
hallmarkinns.com

Hallmark Inn & Resort is offering 20% off any room style and 15% off Elements by the Sea spa services. To take advantage of this special offer, please call the hotel or visit the website and use promo code SAVOR. Offer valid March 12-15, 2020, and subject to availability, two-night minimum required. This offer does not include taxes or pet fees and cannot be combined with any other discount offer. Valid at Cannon Beach Hallmark only.

The Inn at Cannon Beach
3215 S Hemlock 
(800) 321-6304
innatcannonbeach.com

Our special Savor Cannon Beach rate includes a two-night stay in one of our classic rooms, two tickets to the Saturday Wine Walk and a pair of commemorative Inn at Cannon Beach logo wine glasses for $299. Add Thursday or Sunday night for $99 per night. All stays include complimentary DVD rentals, newspaper delivery, fresh baked cookies and coffee in the lobby, light buffet breakfast and use of Cannon Beach Fitness. (Rate does not include tax. Special rate package is based upon availability of Wine Walk tickets)

The Ocean Lodge
2864 S Pacific 
(888) 777-4047
theoceanlodge.com

Book an oceanfront king room on Friday & Saturday, minimum two-night stay, for $289 +tax per night. Add Thursday or Sunday for $199 per night. Receive both a bottle of wine in your room upon arrival and 2 tickets to the Saturday wine walk. We will also be pouring at The Ocean Lodge on Friday and Saturday night from 4:00-6:00 pm.  Must request at time of reservation. We have limited rooms and tickets available for this promotion. 

Stephanie Inn
2740 S Pacific
(866) 796-2402
stephanie-inn.com

Surfsand Resort
148 W Gower 
(844) 872-3406
surfsand.com

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