Greatest of the Grape

March 4, 2017

Thank you for another great event! We’ll see you next year!

The 47th Annual Greatest of the Grape will be held March 4th at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, Oregon.

Enjoy the best of the Umpqua Valley at the Greatest of the Grape gala — Oregon’s longest running fine wine event. Taste through the wonderful bounty of the Valley with appetizers and wine pairings from Southern Oregon wineries and our area’s gourmet food artisans. Dance along to live music, place a bid to win luxurious prizes during our silent auction and vote for your favorite wine and food pairing.

VIP Ticket holders earn first access with early entry into the event at 6:00 PM.
Reserve Table tickets are 10 single 7:00 PM entry tickets, reserved with name of buyer.
Tickets are available to purchase and pick up in person at Abacela Winery and Melrose Vineyards.

All tickets purchased now will be held at WILL CALL (at the event). Questions regarding online ticket sales, please email us:

We now have a Mobile App to use for voting for Best Wine and Best Wine & Food Pairing throughout the night. Download the app today!

2017 Tickets on Sale Now!


Early entry at 6:00 pm




7:00 pm entry




Table of 10, 7:00 pm entry



2017 Shuttle & Accommodation Information

Shuttles depart from the Windmill Inn at 6:00 PM. Shuttles then loop to Garden Valley Shopping Center loading at 6:10 and then on to Holiday Inn Express loading at 6:20. The return departure from Seven Feathers starts loading at 10:45 PM, departing at 11:15 PM. Guests will be dropped off at Holiday Inn Express, Windmill Inn and Garden Valley Shopping Center.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure times. Sorry, no shuttles are scheduled for VIP ticket holders to arrive by the 6:00 PM entry time.

Or download a PDF here.

Voting App

We’ll have a mobile app that you can use to vote for your “Favorite Wine” and “Favorite Wine & Food Pairing” so bring your mobile phone with you to the event. Get a jump start for voting and add the app to your phone ahead of time by downloading the app.

Volunteers will also be available to assist you at the event. The awards ceremony will be held at 10:00 PM.

 2017 Participating Wineries

Bradley Vineyards
Chateau Nonchalant Vineyards
Cliff Creek Cellars
Cooper Ridge Vineyard
Daisy Creek Vineyard
Foris Vineyards Winery

Freed Estate Winery
Henry Estate Winery
Hillcrest Vineyard & Winery
Marshanne Landing
Melrose Vineyards
Misty Oaks Vineyard
Mustard Seed Cellars
Paul O’Brien Winery

Quady North
Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards
Season Cellars
Serra Vineyard
Spangler Vineyards
The Cellars at SOWI
Triple Oak Vineyard
Troon Vineyard
Wild Rose Vineyard

 2017 Judges

Tamara Belgard’s tasting career spans nearly two decades, beginning first as a marketing professional and consultant for the Oregon wine industry, and then as a wine journalist. You’re likely to find her tirelessly chasing down stories about wine, vineyards, and producers for publication in Oregon Wine Press, Portland Monthly, 1859 Magazine, Palate Press, and on her own website at Through her writing, she intends to make wine more approachable—engaging and educating both novice wine consumers and enthusiasts alike—and considers herself a passionate Oregon wine ambassador. Her interests include travel and all things culinary; you’ll typically stumble upon her traipsing through wine country, perusing her local farmers market, or searching the racks of her favorite wine shop for hidden gems.

Michele Francisco is a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines and is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. After attending the wine program at Chemeketa College, including a number of technical tasting courses, she is educated in the flaws and faults of wines and is an experienced wine judge. Michele has worked for a number of wineries behind the bar, in the cellar, out in the vineyard and in front of a computer. And now, from her home office, she can even keep an eye on the grapevines in her hobby vineyard. Her passion leads some to believe she’s got wine running through her veins. Michele also runs a small public relations firm called 750 Media and loves promoting Oregon wines.

Martin Skegg is a writer and editor based in Portland, OR. As wine writer at the Portland Mercury he specializes in bringing wine concepts and trends to a general audience. For a number of years he was a restaurant critic for The Guardian and bar reviewer at Time Out London. His work has appeared in the likes of The Financial Times, The Independent newspaper, Wallpaper and Tatler. He is a Symposium for Professional Wine Writers 2017 scholarship recipient.

 2017 Sponsors