The Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC) is back for its fourth year, celebrating Oregon’s farms, wineries and chefs August 28-30, 2015. It garnered second place in USA TODAY for Best General Food Festivals in the USA.
Proceeds benefit the Yamhill Enrichment Society. Events will be held in McMinnville, Newberg and other Yamhill County locations, just 25 miles from Portland.
“We are thrilled to see the Bounty of Yamhill County near the very top of the list of Best General Food Festivals in America,” said Susan Sokol Blosser, founder of YES and organizer of BOYC. “We want to thank readers of USA TODAY and 10Best for recognizing the festival for the unique experiences it provides in our vineyards, farms and restaurants, and for providing additional support to local community initiatives. We’re looking forward to another great weekend this year.”
BOYC offers a line-up of special events around Yamhill County over an extended weekend:
- Friday Evening: Welcome Dinners with winemakers in Newberg and McMinnville, Oregon, feature pairings of chef Paul Losch with wines from Owen Roe, chef Jesse Kincheloe with wines from Matzinger-Davies, and chef Scott Cunningham with wines from Dominio IV.
- Saturday Morning: Artisan producer tours and lunch, with tours available at Even Pull Farm, Oregon Barrel Works, Maysara and Kookoolan Farms followed by lunch at Stoller Family Estates.
- Saturday Evening: Adelsheim Vineyard, WillaKenzie Estate and Erath Winery host dinners catered by Recipe: A Neighborhood Kitchen, Subterra: A Wine Cellar Restaurant and JORY at The Allison Inn & Spa, respectively.
- Sunday Afternoon: Custom classes and experiences, including an herb wreath class at Red Ridge Farms, plein air painting with Currents Gallery at Winter’s Hill Vineyard, a Willamette River paddle with an Argyle Winery picnic, and a food and wine pairing class with Wine Country Cooking Studio and Dobbes Family Estate.
- Sunday Evening: the festival draws to a close with an al fresco dining feast at Sokol Blosser Winery, featuring 20 chef, farmer and wine pairings.
Reservations are required for all events, and ticket prices range from $75 to $150 and a BOYC ‘All In’ Package is $450 for all five events ($100 savings). For full festival details and tickets, visit www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com. Proceeds benefit YES, which supports projects throughout Yamhill County to ensure a strong, vibrant community. In addition to BOYC, projects include Books for Babies, Music Enrichment, Nourish Yamhill Valley, Living History and the Women’s Leaders Lunch.