Drink Pink

Being a former kindergarten teacher and all, I’m quite keen on rhyming words. I’m also quite keen on wine, because one adopts certain coping mechanisms when their professional life involves spending 7 hours a day with two dozen five-year-olds, and as we all know, some of the finest coping mechanisms ever invented are liquid, chilled, alcoholic, and…pink. Without further ado, meet Drink Pink, Patton Valley Vineyard’s ode to the loveliest and most drinkable of summer coping mechanisms—Willamette Valley rosé.

rosefestOn Saturday, July 14th, from noon to 4pm, Patton Valley will welcome 16 of their neighboring wineries to their view-blessed Gaston vineyard, where they’ll set up sipping stations amongst the vines, overlooking the lush Tualatin Valley. Calamity Jazz will liven things up with big band tunes, Crown Paella king Scott Ketterman will work his riveting rice magic, and you will slip into something not spattered in finger paint and leave all your city cares behind as you sip refreshing rosés by Anne Amie, Bergström, Colene Clemens, JK Carriere, Sokol Blosser, and Van Duzer (see full list here).

Drink Pink tickets are $45 and currently still on sale, so here are three ways to secure yours–email jennifer@pattonvalley.com, call the winery at 503.985.3445 or buy them online by clicking here.

You can also try your hand at winning a pair generously donated by Patton Valley, by heading over to the Under The Table Facebook page and sharing your two favorite food or wine-related rhyming words. (ie: ham jam or shrimp pimp or onion bunion)

Ahhh, to hear the sweet sound of rhyming words again, it’s like a little trip down a broken crayon and goldfish cracker-strewn memory lane for me. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go pop the top off another bottle of sparkling rosé.