SIP of McMinnville

Saturday March 9th the 20th annual McMinnville Wine and Food Classic (SIP of McMinnville). 170 of the areas wine, food, and art vendors (70 Wineries) will be at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (worth the admission just to see the museum). The SIP runs from 12 PM until 9 PM on Saturday. I'm scheduling from 5 PM but I know many will come earlier and some maybe later.

 Enjoy the culinary variety and relaxed atmosphere. Watch some of the area's best Chefs in the Northwest demonstrate their skills. Talk with winemakers and vintners and learn the intricacies of their trade. Purchase by the taste, glass, bottle or case. Visit with the artisans and view their work which is available for purchase. We went as a Meetup group last year and had a great time. There was live music and of course we danced a little. For those who prefer beer, there were beer booths also.

 There is a free shuttle running every half hour from McMinnville and stopping at hotels along the route. There is a fee to park on the Museum grounds but there are free parking lots in the area. I recommend getting a room somewhere rather than drive back to Salem.

 General Admission: $17.00 Tasting glass is not free but you can bring your own glass if you choose to.

Senior Admission: $15.00

Designated Driver: $15.00 for 3 or more people - unlimited non alcoholic beverages free and a souvenir cup.

3-Day Pass: $32.00

Parking Per Car: $7.00

 You can purchase a ticket in advance on their web site using a credit card or at the door and the local hotels are linked from their Web site. A number of us stayed at the Red Lion last year and had "open door, room tastings" with some of the wine we bought at the SIP. I reserved my room already and there are only 30 rooms left as of today - Sunday, Jan 20th.

All Proceeds from the Crab, Shrimp, Oyster, and Beer booths go towards scholarships of St. James students.

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  • Blanca

    There was so MUCH wine and so little time!

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Margie

    Loads of fun.

    March 10, 2013

  • Sylvia

    Have a sip for me meet ups! Enjoy see you next time my friends!

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Michele

    Wish I could go, but still a lot of unpacking to do in my new place.

    March 8, 2013

  • David

    there's a Groupon right now for The Sip.... 2 for 1.

    March 8, 2013

  • Margie

    FYI. Called Evergreen, she checked with director of The Sip and they will have a complimentary coat check this year. thought people would like to know that if they take a shuttle and wear a jacket, they won't have to schlep it around all day at the event!!

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • cindi e.

    I will join a bit late, will be coming off a hike, after I freshen up :0)!

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I feel so bad, this is the second event i had to cancel on :( my son has a game this day, and it could go late. If not, I will be there!! :)

    March 7, 2013

  • Barb

    Hi Wine Buddies
    Is anyone going to the Wine, Pear and Cheese Jubilee at Willamette Valley vineyards on Sunday, March 10th? I know that it is back to back wine events with SIP and all, But.........I was thinking......

    1 · March 5, 2013

    • Lisa P

      Well I like your thinking. I'm not sure yet if I can go but I'm considering it.

      March 5, 2013

  • Bob H.

    Right up the street from me just might go

    February 26, 2013

  • Barb

    I am staying at McMenamins Hotel Oregon

    February 24, 2013

  • Margie

    Tried several time to buy tickets on the Sip website, but every time I click "Buy Now" it says "This content cannot be a frame" (whatever that means!) Tried calling them directly but just got voicemail. Left a message. Was anyone else able to buy tickets online?

    February 8, 2013

    • Lisa P

      Margie thank you for posting this. It makes me realize I need to get on the ball- especially if its going to be complicated!

      February 8, 2013

  • Margie

    Just booked my Red Lion Hotel reservation, only a few left!

    February 8, 2013

  • Julie

    This one is a blast, but alas, it's my daughter's 18th birthday - can't miss that! Have fun!

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you book a hotel in the area check first to make sure they have a shuttle to the event.

    January 21, 2013

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