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Plug Into a Weekend of Wine at the Beach
Published: 01/31/2019  Updated: 02/05/2019
 

Combine an Oregon Coast getaway to Cannon Beach with a weekend of wine tasting experiences at Savor Cannon Beach, March 7-10.

You don't have to decide between a beach getaway and a visit to Northwest wine country, the Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival combines the best of both, March 7-10, 2019. You can taste wines from approximately 40 Northwest wineries at the downtown wine walk, attend a wine dinner or participate in a series of unique wine tasting experiences 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. A complimentary shuttle will operate during the wine walk transporting participants between different parts of town and hotels.

Two festival events pair award-winning Northwest wines with chef-made creations. The festival kicks off on Thursday with Best of the Northwest Throwdown, 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 2019 SavorNW Wine Awards and "bites" offered by area chefs and restaurants. Additionally, Cannon Beach restaurants will also showcase a renowned Pacific Northwest delicacy in March for Savor Dungeness Crab Month. Read more at Savor Dungeness Crab

Individual tickets to festival events are $25-$50 each. A Daily Pass for Friday (two events) is available for $50 and for Saturday (two events) is available for $65. A full Festival Pass good for admission to all six festival events is $190. 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 schedule of events and festival activities go to: Savor Cannon Beach Festival Events

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