A gastronomic experience meets farmers market, this evening will delight your senses with perfect pairings and conversation! Our culinary team is working with more than a half dozen producers to bring an ultra local five-course meal paired with wine to your table. Local growers will be showcased each course and set up in the Barn where you can shop the goods they grow and produce. Plus, we’ll be releasing a new, very limited production wine, our 2022 Estate Gewürztraminer!
Course One: 2021 Estate Sparkling Muscat + Mini charcuterie plate featuring Olympia Provisions Rosette d’Oregon Salami (Oregon pork, Pinot Noir, juniper, rosemary, and Jacobsen Sea Salt), Oregon cheese, sliced bread, and Durant Olive Oil
Course Two: 2021 Estate Gewurztraminer + Local Green Salad, Strawberries from K Farms, Premium Growers Hazelnuts, and Laurel Foods Hazelnut Olive Oil
Course Three: 2021 Estate Chardonnay + Smoked Halibut with Ankeny Lakes Wild Rice and Dolina Farms Oyster Mushrooms
Course Four: 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon + Short Beef Ribs or 2020 Phelan-Becker + Lamb Chops from Wahl Family Farms
Course Five: 2022 Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir + Baklava with Raspberry Serrano Jam from Moonlit Farms
Drawing on our history, Ankeny Vineyard sits on land farmed more than 170 years ago by Oregon Trail pioneer and Salem’s first mercantile store owner, Thomas Cox. Having custom wagons built to bring dry goods, ammunition, and more to the Oregon Territory, Cox built the first mercantile in Salem on the northeast corner of Ferry and Commercial, which also became the city’s first post office. Additionally, he brought seeds across the Trail to plant orchards of apple, peach, and pear trees on the Ankeny hillside, including the one more than nine feet in circumference that towers over the Tasting Room today.