Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival Announces 4 Days of Events
By Beth Wise
Published: 01/17/2020
Photo by Chris Bidleman

Savor Cannon Beach 2020 announces a four-day lineup of unique wine experiences, March 12-15, in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Savor Cannon Beach offers a more intimate experience than typical wine festivals. Most of the events are limited to less than 150 participants and are within easy walking distance in this compact beach community.

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 Savor Cannon Beach

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 Savor Cannon Beach

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 Savor Cannon Beach

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 Savor Cannon Beach

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 Savor Cannon Beach

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 Savor Cannon Beach

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.
Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival Announces 4 Days of Events