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English Estate’s 115th Anniversary Celebration
May 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
English Estate Winery—Clark County’s oldest winery—will celebrate the English Estate Farm’s 115th anniversary from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, with live music, barn tours and, of course, wine. Over the years, the English family has farmed several crops, including potatoes and filberts; it was also a dairy. The winery was founded in 2000, and you can taste a selection of English Estate wines in The Loafing Shed tasting room in the barn, which dates from 1915. Free tours of the farm and winery will be given by members of the English family at 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m., and tastings are available throughout the day for $7.
Entry for this event is free and all ages are welcome. Hot dogs and burgers will be available for purchase from As You Wish Northwest. Enjoy live bluegrass and folk music by Somewhere Between from 1:30 to 5 p.m. There will also be a special vintage car show with the Flying Eagle A Model A Ford Car Club from noon to 4 p.m. on the Pump House lawn. There will also be a few local artists selling their wares, such as Metals by Leslie, Visual Lifesavers Art, and For Your Glass Only.
English Estate is known for its Pinot Noir, but you can also taste Rosé, a white blend called Marguerite Metis, a red blend called Chief Factor’s Favorite, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and several fortified wines, including the wonderful Port of Vancouver. Other varietals grown at the estate include Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Semillon. To learn more about English Estate and its history, visit www.englishestatewinery.com. The newest edition to the winery is the Volcano View Event Hall, with room for up to 100 people to hold meetings, have a family reunion, host a wedding reception, or celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Click here for rates and details or call 360-772-5141.
Above: the Loafing Shed tasting room in the 102-year-old barn.