Elk Cove Vineyards Winemaker’s Dinner

We are excited to invite you to The Kitchen for a fun and informative demonstration cooking class featuring Oregon wines paired with seasonal food! Learn how we pair Elk Cove Vineyards wines with the freshest ingredients available.

Adam Campbell

Adam Campbell

Owner & Winemaker

A fifth-generation Oregon farmer, Adam grew up in the 1970’s on a 40-acre vineyard and winery in the foothills of the coast range in Yamhill County. He joined the family business full-time in 1994, heading up a new vineyard development project that has grown Elk Cove Vineyards holdings to 400 planted acres on six separate Estate properties. With over 300 acres of vines on Marine Sediment soils in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Elk Cove has extensive plantings of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay.

As a winemaker, Adam insists on extremely low yields from these meticulously farmed Estate vineyards to give him excellent raw material, thoughtful winemaking methods provide the rest. Adam also has a passion for sustainability including a solar energy project at the winery, bio-diesel for all farm vehicles & use of organic farming methods.

Adam has served on the Board of Directors for the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC), Oregon Pinot Camp (OPC), Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV), and the Salud Pinot Noir Auction. He also has a Political Science degree from Lewis and Clark College.

More About Elk Cove Vineyards

Elk Cove Vineyards was founded in 1974 by Pat and Joe Campbell. Winemaker Adam Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995 and Elk Cove remains proudly family-owned.

Early Days
It’s 1974. The Campbell family winds up a gravel road to an abandoned and overgrown homestead in the foothills of the Coast Range Mountains.

Six year old Eartha asks “Where’s the house?” “It’s behind us!” Joe and Pat happily reply – referring to the trailer that would be their home for the next year. They are Oregon winegrowing pioneers.

Pat and Joe chose the property for its shallow soils, steep hilly terrain and beautiful views. After converting the existing homesteader’s barn into a winery, they built a new home from reclaimed lumber.

They invited friends to help on the weekends, enticing them with manual labor and wine futures. Joe worked nights in the ER, Pat managed the business, and they both worked long hours in the vineyards and made the wines together. There were fewer than ten wineries in Oregon at the time.

Success in a New Industry
Pat and Joe didn’t know it at the time, but they were pioneers of a new industry in Oregon.

In 1979, the Campbell’s 1978 Riesling won gold at the Oregon State Fair, the Tri-Cities Wine Festival, and the Seattle Enological Society annual tasting. Pat and Joe had proof – they really could make world class wines. In 1985 when Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate famously “discovered Oregon” the Campbells and other Oregon winemakers felt their region was finally on the map.

40 years later,  there are over 700 wineries in Oregon. The wine business now ranks as one of Oregon’s top agricultural industries.

Although Pat and Joe are retired now, you might see Pat working in the flower gardens on your visit to the winery.  Joe might pour you a glass of his Condor wine. Their vision lives on through their son Adam.

Dinner Details

Menu

We’ll be creating a seasonal menu paired with these beautiful wines.

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Wines

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The Crew

Chef Jessica
Chef Jason
Chef Jeremiah
Chef Kate
Sommelier Jean

Seating Options

Available Options

Three options are available:

Family-style seating at the Chef’s Table, limited to 20 people
Four bistro tables, accommodating two guests each
Wine barn, for up to 10 guests

Recommendations

Registration Information

Per Person Pricing

A per-person cost of $165, which includes dinner, pairings, and gratuity.

For Large Groups

If you have a party larger than 10, call The Kitchen at 503-746-3030 to allow us to assist you with your reservation.

Additional Considerations

Please let us know if you or any of your guests are vegan or have a gluten intolerance.

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Single Seat at the Chef's Table - 053024WDS-EC-SS
This is a single seat ticket at our Chef's Table and includes dinner, pairings, and service for one guest.
$ 165.00
14 available
Table for Two - 053024WDS-EC-TT
This is a ticket for two (2) guests at a bistro table, and includes dinner, pairings and service for each guest
$ 330.00
4 available
Wine Barn Reservation - 053024WDS-EC-WB
Reserve the Wine Barn for this event, and we will contact you to coordinate details. The Wine Barn accommodates up to 10 guests. NOTE: The final invoice will be issued the night of the event based on the number of guests minus the deposit.
$ 50.00
1 available
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Due to the nature of our events, classes, and dinners, all payments are non-refundable or exchangeable. If you find yourself unable to attend, you may transfer the ticket to someone else. However, we are unable to refund, exchange, or apply a credit to another offering. All payments are final.