February 28th: "Open That Bottle Night" and some Oregon Wine Country Lodging

If you read the Wall Street Journal, then you're probably familiar with the annual Open That Bottle Night celebration created by the Journal's Tastings columnists, John & Dottie.  OTBN is an opportunity to open that bottle you've always been saving for that special occasion that just hasn't seemed to arrive. 

February 28, 2009, is the 10th annual OTBN, and the Wall Street Journal has some recommendations of where to open that bottle--including one location in the Oregon Wine Country.  And we have some recommendations of where to stay after the event.  Here's what the Journal reports:

Winderlea | Dundee, Ore.

This is Winderlea Vineyard and Winery's second OTBN. Winderlea uses the occasion to preview its new vintage and pull something from the cellar (this year, proprietor Donna Morris is considering a 1985 Elk Cove Vineyards Reserve). Chef Paul Bachand will serve a selection of hors d'oeuvres and a three-course dinner. Guests should bring a bottle to share. Call 503-554-5900 to RSVP; winderlea.com.

WHEN Feb. 28, 6 p.m.
WHERE 8905 N.E. Worden Hill Rd., Dundee, Ore.

Now, if you're going to Winderlea for OTBN, you're going to need to some fine Oregon Wine Country lodging for your night after the event, and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has just the place for you--quite a few places, in fact.

Surrounding Dundee are the towns of Newberg, McMinnville, Carlton and Yamhill--homes to thirteen (!) fine members of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild and minutes away from Dundee.

In the Newberg area, choose from 5 member inns: Avellan Inn B&BChehalem Ridge B&BLions Gate Inn, Springbrook Hazelnut Farm and the University House.

Youngberg Hill Bed and Breakfast McMinnville OregonIn the McMinnville area, choose from 3 member inns: A' Tuscan EstateSteiger Haus B&B and Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn.

In the Carlton area, choose from 3 member inns: Abbey Road Farm B&BLobenhaus Bed Breakfast & Vineyard and the RR Thompson House.

In the Yamhill area, choose from 2 member inns: Hideaway Hill B&B and Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast.

Wow!  What a selection!  We hope that your OTBN is a memorable one, wherever you choose to celebrate.  And a combination of Winderlea and some fine Oregon Wine Country lodging could be the ticket!

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