You don’t have to decide between a beach getaway and a visit to Northwest wine country, the Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival in Cannon Beach, Ore. combines the best of both, March 8-11. 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 $40 ticket buys you 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.
The festival kicks off on Thursday with Best of the Northwest Throw-down, an evening featuring a tasting of 12 award winning wines and chef-prepared small bites to pair with them. The Pacific Northwest wines featured include recent Gold Medal winners from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, SavorNW Wine Awards and Cascadia Wine Competition along with one wine selected among the top 100 wines of the year by Wine Spectator Magazine.
The Winemaker’s Premium Pours event showcases five Northwest wineries each pouring three special wines that may include library wines, vertical or horizontal tastings or reserve selections. The Battle of the Bites event features Gold Medal winning wines from the 2018 SavorNW Wine Awards and “bites” offered by area chefs and restaurants. Participant votes determine which bite wins the battle.
Individual tickets to festival events are $20-$40 each. A Daily Pass for Friday (two events) or Saturday (two events) is available for $55 and a full Festival Pass good for admission to all six festival events is $175. 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 complete schedule of events or to purchase tickets, visit savorcannonbeach.com.
Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival sponsor hotels and resorts are offering a variety of lodging packages that include tickets to the festival’s largest event, the
Saturday wine walk on March 10. Some packages include other amenities and events plus significant discounts for adding additional days to your stay. Available offer include the following:
3400 S Hemlock
Suite Savor VIP Package* rates start at $199 plus tax per night on March 9 and 10(minimum two-night stay). VIP Package includes two tickets to the Saturday Wine Walk ($80 value). Public shuttle available to and from the Wine Walk. Be sure to request the SAVOR VIP package when making your reservation as limited VIP packages are available. Please call for additional suites and guestrooms available at discounted rates.
(*Rate dependent upon suite style.)
The Inn at Cannon Beach
3215 S Hemlock
The Inn at Cannon Beach’s Savor Cannon Beach rate includes a two night stay in one of their classic rooms, two tickets to the Saturday Wine Walk ($80 value) and a pair of commemorative Inn at Cannon Beach logo wine glasses for $299. Add Thursday or Sunday night for only $99 per night. All stays include complimentary DVD rentals, newspaper delivery, fresh baked cookies and coffee in the lobby, a light buffet breakfast and use of Cannon Beach Fitness. (Rate does not include tax and package is based upon availability of Wine Walk tickets.)
The Ocean Lodge
2864 S Pacific
Book an oceanfront king room on Friday and Saturday (minimum two night stay) for$269 plus tax per night. Add Thursday or Sunday for only $189 per night. You’ll receive both a bottle of wine in your room upon arrival and two tickets to the Saturday Wine Walk ($80 value). You may choose to participate in a wine tasting at The Ocean Lodge on Friday night. Request tickets and wine tasting spots at time of reservation. Limited rooms and tickets are available for this promotion.
2740 S Pacific
Experience three nights at the four-diamond Stephanie Inn March 8 – 10. SavorCannon Beach package includes first floor oceanfront king room, prix fixe wine-paired dinner for two featuring Adelsheim Vineyards and two tickets to the Saturday Wine Walk for $1,399. Every stay at the Stephanie Inn also includes a host of complimentary amenities including gourmet chef’s breakfast buffet, afternoon Northwest Wine and Beer gathering in the oceanfront library, late evening Goodnight Cap in the oceanfront library and transportation throughout Cannon Beach. (This offer cannot be combined with any other special or discount. Rate does not include lodging tax and gratuity.) Please request the Savor Cannon Beach package when making your reservation as limited rooms and Wine Walk tickets are available for this package.
148 W Gower
Rates start at $219 + tax on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10 (minimum two-nightstay). Add Thursday or Sunday for only $149* + tax per night. (*Rate dependent upon room style.) You’ll receive two tickets to the Saturday Wine Walk ($80 value) and all of the complimentary amenities included in every Surfsand Resort stay. Be sure to request the Savor Cannon Beach package when making your reservation as limited rooms and Wine Walk tickets are available for this package.
Hallmark Resort and Spa
1400 S Hemlock St
Call for details.
This story was originally published February 13, 2018 11:37 AM.