Thankfully our favorite yearly events are back up and running, and this March, you’ll want to head to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum for the McMinnville Food and Wine Classic. This annual event is in its 29th year with more than 70 Oregon wineries, as well as the culinary world’s best and brightest chefs, local breweries, distilleries, musicians, artisans, and artists. It’s an impressive line-up and such a great party!
The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is the perfect backdrop for an event of this caliber. The open and spacious airplane hanger serves as an unusual and unique location for wine tasting. You’ll find the layout of the McMinnville Food and Wine Classic is easy to navigate, with exciting and delicious options at every turn. What’s more, this event is a non-profit benefiting the St. James School, so you can taste fantastic Oregon wines and support children’s education at the same time.
The 2022 McMinnville Food and Wine Classic is held over three days, Friday to Sunday, from March 11th-13th at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Now would be the time to figure out your lodging accommodations, and our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to pair with this decadent event. As a guest at our luxury 50-acre hilltop estate, located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, you’ll be surrounded by vineyards and experience our impeccable hospitality from the moment you arrive.
Wine Tasting at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
Now that you know where you’ll be staying in the Willamette Valley, book your tickets to this year’s McMinnville Food and Wine Classic here. There are options for single-day or three-day packages for the whole event experience. The cost of your ticket doesn’t include full access to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, but what a better excuse to add that to your day of wine tasting and dining on local bites. For more information on touring the museum, head to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum website or read more on our blog.
Aside from the 70 plus Oregon wineries, Pacific Northwest nibbles, and educational aspects of the Food and Wine Classic, there’s a wine competition element each year. A distinguished panel of judges, including winemakers, writers, and industry experts, will swirl, sip, and spit—in a blind taste test—more than 200 Oregon wines. The winners will be announced over the three-day event, and it’s a huge honor to win.
Hands down, the McMinnville Food and Wine Classic at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is such a lovely event, especially for wine lovers and those looking to become more familiar with the exquisite wine that we produce in the Willamette Valley AVA and beyond in Oregon. As a guest at our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast, you’ll also have direct access to our winery and tasting room, a great space to learn more about the growing and winemaking process in the Willamette Valley.
Join Us for a Lovely Wine Tasting with a View
Our Youngberg Hill Winery and Vineyard has one of the best wine tasting experiences in the Willamette Valley. Not only will you have access to our Youngberg Hill portfolio, but we also offer a tasting of our reserve label, Bailey Family Wines. We have options for traditional walk-in tastings, as well as in-depth sit-down tastings, led by one of our brilliant wine ambassadors and paired with local cheeses and snacks. You’ll love strolling through the vines and touring our winery facilities too!
As a guest at our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast, you’ll receive complimentary tastings of our Youngberg Hill varietals, as well as half-off our Bailey Family Wine experiences. This is just another reason to make us your home base for your next Oregon wine country adventures. And lastly, the location of our Inn puts you in the ideal spot to head out and explore some of the other best wineries in the Willamette Valley.
Stunning Lodging in the Heart of the Willamette Valley
Any one of our nine spacious lodging options (including king suites and luxuriously appointed guest rooms with queen beds) is the ideal space to call home before and after you head to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. When you choose to stay at our luxury McMinnville Bed and Breakfast, your lodging becomes an integral part of your getaway. Our guests love to while away the hours on our first-floor wrap-around deck, soaking up the stunning view and enjoying the Oregon Pinot.
Additionally, we have luxury touches available like electric vehicles and Tesla charging stations, attentive concierge services, and a multi-coursed wholesome breakfast each morning. If you’re genuinely looking for a getaway to relax and unwind, the Youngberg Hill Inn and Winery is the place to do just that. Join us in the Willamette Valley and book today!