The Terroir of Truffles

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  • Date: February 15 - 17, 2019
  • Price: $775
  • Friday evening’s Opening event: Fruit and Earth: A Taste of Place
  • Friday evening Winemaker Dinner at Soter Vineyards
  • Saturday morning coffee and pastry
  • Saturday Forage & Feast truffle foray and winery luncheon
  • Saturday evening Rosé Release and James Beard chefs dinner
  • Sunday Oregon Fresh Truffle Marketplace

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Fruit & Earth: A Taste of Place

Featured Guests: Maxine Borcherding, Mike Thelin, Cory Schreiber, Dr. Charles Lefevre, Jody Kropf, Joe Ibrahim, Dustin Clark

New to the program in 2019, this interactive panel pairs wines from Willamette Valley Vineyards with Oregon truffles, taking us on an exploration of the shared terroir of these two local treats. Join panelists Maxine Borcherding, sommelier and culinary educator, Mike Thelin of Feast Portland and Hot Luck Festival, James Beard Award-winning chef Cory Schreiber, Willamette Valley Vineyards Winemaker Joe Ibrahim, and Dr. Charles Lefevre, truffle scientist and Oregon Truffle Festival founder for a discussion on wine, truffles, and the happy marriage between the two.

Sponsors & Partners: Willamette Valley Vineyards, Chehalem Cultural Center

Fruit & Earth, Part Deux

Featured Guest: Alex Daley

Nothing speaks quite so eloquently to the unique and welcoming sensibility of Oregon wine country than Soter Vineyards and their distinctive wines. Enjoy them with a beautiful, fireside dinner prepared by winery chef Alex Daley, who truly knows how to make Oregon truffles shine. This intimate evening follows the Fruit & Earth panel discussion and tasting, completing the evening with balance and finesse.

Sponsors & Partners: Soter Vineyards

Forage & Feast in Yamhill Valley: Truffle Hunt and Winery Luncheons

Featured Guests: Jason French, Mike Delaney

The Terroir of Truffles weekend package holders will experience an authentic truffle hunt lead by professional truffle hunters with their dogs, followed by an unforgettable luncheon featuring top culinary talent and foraged Oregon truffles. Held at unique Oregon venues, this is wine country immersion and winter truffle excursion at its most authentic. Enjoy the best of the Old World right here in North America’s singular truffle region, Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Sponsors & Partners: Stoller Family Estate, Willakenzie Estate, Angela Estate

The Romance of Rosé

Featured Guest: Jason Kupper

Terroir of Truffle weekend ticket holders will begin their evening at the spectacular new Clubhouse at Domaine Serene Winery, celebrating their annual Rosé release in the Burgundian Cave room. The tasting will precede the incredible James Beard Celebration Dinner, and will be accompanied by Oregon truffle appetizers prepared by the evening’s four honored chefs.

Sponsors & Partners: Domaine Serene

James Beard Legacy Dinner

Featured Guests: Jason Kupper, John Sundstrom, Justin Woodward, Rachel Yang

James Beard, a native Oregonian, was a longtime champion of Oregon truffles and proclaimed them as equals to their more expensive European counterparts. To honor his legacy, Terroir of Truffle weekend ticket holders will convene at the breathtaking Domaine Serene Clubhouse for a four course dinner prepared by James Beard-honored chefs. The dinner will highlight Oregon truffles, and will be thoughtfully paired with Domaine Serene’s award-winning wines.

Sponsors & Partners: Domaine Serene, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Mary’s Duck, Nicky USA

Newberg Fresh Truffle Marketplace

Our signature Fresh Truffle Marketplace is a unique tasting and demonstration experience that highlights the burgeoning Oregon truffle industry, as well as our local farm-to-table bounty. The Oregon Truffle Festival’s Marketplace offers fresh native truffles for sale, regional wine tasting, artisan food sampling and sales, truffle cooking demonstrations with tasting and recipes, and a truffle dog demonstration.

Truffle Cooking Demonstrations

Chef Shane Tracey, King Estate, Eugene
Oregon White Truffle Tortilla with Oregon White Truffled Parsnip Crema and Burnt Orange Carnitas

Chef Mark Kosmicki, Party Downtown, Eugene, OR
Roast Oregon Black Truffle Stuffed Beef Top Sirloin with Black Truffle Avocado Salsa

Truffle Dog Demonstration

2:30 – 3:00pm

2019 Fresh Truffle Marketplace Vendors

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