Cider

Halloween Party at Moulton Falls Winery

Fall is a glorious time at Moulton Falls Winery in scenic Yacolt, not just because the surrounding lanscape burst into vibrant autumn colors, but also because it’s harvest time. All the grapes are being harvested, crushed, and bottled, and local apples and other fruits are being turned into delicious ciders. It’s time to celebrate with a Moulton Falls-style Halloween Party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.

There will be live music by 60s & 70s tribute band Echoes of Yasgurs, a costume contest with prizes, the release of a new Sangiovese, beer and cider on tap, and a special “witch’s brew.” (What’s in it? We can’t tell you, but rest assured, it’s probably not eye of newt.) Moulton Falls ciders on tap include Yellowstone, Pine-Bear (pineapple-raspberry), Ripsaw Raspberry, and Tart Cherry. Beers on tap include Arson Amber, Transcend IPA, Vantucky Pale Ale, and R.I.P. Porter. Ciders and beers are both available by the glass for $7, or you can purchase your own 32-ounce squealers or 64-ounce growlers to take home. The wood fired oven will be stoked up and turning out pizzas, calzones and other treats, and salads and sandwiches will be available from the kitchen.

The winery opens at noon on Saturdays, and the winery is a delightful place to spend an afternoon, either indoors or outdoors when the weather is fine. Sample some wines and enjoy the view and refresh yourselves with nibbles from the kitchen. To learn more about Moulton Falls Winery—which offers live music and wine tasting every weekend year-round—visit moultonfallswinery.com. The winery is located at 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt.

Happy Hour at Moulton Falls Winery

Have you made plans for the long weekend? Well, there are plenty of things for you to enjoy at Moulton Falls Winery and in the surrounding countryside. How about a beautiful drive, for starters, followed by a nice hike along the East Fork of the Lewis River? Then, when you’re all thirsty and hungry, come to Moulton Falls for wine and cider tastings. On Friday evenings from 4 to 9 p.m., the tasting room is introducing new Happy Hour pricing: $5 pints of cider and draught beer and $9 wood-fired pizza. Enjoy Red Mountain grape-made wines, the 2015 Lemberger, Red Blends, Old No. 10, and Siouxon Red. Current ciders on tap include the Gristmill Gold, Yellowstone, Ripsaw Raspberry, and Chelatchie Cherry. Current beers include Transcend IPA, Old Timber Nut Brown Ale, R.I.P. Porter, and Heathen Blonde Ale.

On Friday, May 26, enjoy live folk music from 6 to 9 p.m. Come back on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. to hear the Neil Young tribute band, Harvest Gold. The Moulton Falls Kitchen will be cooking up its tasty wood fired food including its legendary Moulton Melt: deli roast beef and ham piled on house-baked focaccia bread and topped with sautéed veggies and melted white cheddar, served with au jus and a crisp salad, for $9.95.

To learn more about this beautiful winery in a bucolic setting, visit moultonfallswinery.com. The winery offers live music most Fridays and Saturdays and hosts several large outdoor concerts every summer. They are located at 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave., just outside of Yacolt. Click here for directions.

Christmas Eve Eve at Moulton Falls Winery

It was the night before the night before Christmas, and all through Moulton Falls Winery tasting room, every creature was sipping fine wine, eating wood-fired pizza, and listening to live music. (How’s that for cozy?) Moulton Falls invites you to make the drive out to its gorgeous, warm, wood-hued tasting room and snuggle up with a glass of wine or hard cider. Starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, the pizza oven will get fired up for toasty pizzas, calzones, hot artichoke dip and more. Starting at 4:30 p.m., you can also order a variety of salads, small plates, and desserts to tickle your tastebuds.

The music this wintry evening will be provided by one of Moulton Falls’ favorites, singer-songwriters Tom May and Danny Wright, laying down lively vocals with a beguiling bass line. The tunes starts at 6 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. (And if you can’t make it out this night, Moulton Falls is also hosting a swingin’ New Year’s Eve party!)

Moulton Falls Winery, which also makes an exceptionally good hard cider, is located in Yacolt at 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave. Ample parking is available on site. To learn more—and to see the line-up of which great musical talent is playing on Moulton Falls on upcoming Friday and Saturday nights—visit moultonfallswinery.com.