Welcome to Cannon Beach — a small town with big culture and loads to do. Winemaker dinners, craft beer tastings, visiting authors, art walks, sand castle tournaments, makers studios and more await the curious traveler.
This is a rare opportunity to understand the fundamentals behind how the wine you enjoy with dinner makes it from the vineyard to your glass — and to try your hand at blending your own. Every vineyard tells a story of its place in this industry, and that story is reflected in the grapes and wines that each vineyard produces.
Join Certified Sommelier and Wine Educator, Sam Schmitt, chief trade and education guru at Adelsheim Vineyard, for an exploration of what makes the Willamette Valley among the world’s finest wine growing regions by understanding the concepts of terroir, blending, and balance, as you learn about (and blend your own) unique wine. Discover how grapes are grown, what “terroir” really means and why it’s so important to world-class wines, how grapes are transformed from juice to wine, and how the winemaker balances the characteristics of the vineyard and wine-making choices to produce unforgettable wines.
The day’s Sojourn experience will culminate with a 5-course wine pairing dinner in the Stephanie Inn Dining Room, featuring a menu inspired by Oregon’s rich October bounty, prepared by Stephanie Inn Executive Chef Aaron Bedard. Dinner will feature remarkable Adelsheim wines paired with each course.
And yes, you’ll be taking a bottle of your own blend home with you to share with friends (or to keep for yourself). This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience, offered nowhere else.