ConsciousWine gives away an all-organic eco-foodie dream trip for two to Oregon Wine Country

McMinnville, Oregon – On March 31st, ConsciousWine, America’s greenest online wine shop, will hold a Facebook Livestream drawing to win an eco-foodie’s dream trip for two to Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine region this May. Residents of the continental United States can enter to win for free through March 30th at ConsciousWine.com/contest.

Jeff Weissler, better known to his fans as “The ConsciousWine Guy”, will personally take the lucky winners on guided tastings and tours of some of the top organic and biodynamic wineries, restaurants, and farms in the verdant viticultural region. The trip includes rare opportunities to share one-on-one time with some of the leading winemakers, chefs and farmers at the forefront of Oregon’s emerging eco-culinary scene. Weissler will give winners a first-hand look at on-the-ground practices that set the green food and wine scene apart from its “conventional” counterparts.

Three night stay at the Youngberg Hill Inn

The whirlwind tour, valued at $2,750, includes a 3-night stay in a queen suite at the luxurious Youngberg Hill Inn. Set on a 50-acre hilltop overlooking the estate’s 22-year-old organic vineyard, the inn offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the lush Willamette Valley beyond. Best known for its Pinot Noirs, Youngberg Hill’s operation has been organic since 2003. The family estate is certified sustainable by LIVE and certified Salmon Safe.

Wining and dining the Willamette

In addition to tasting some of the Willamette’s finest green wines, the winners of the ConsciousWine contest will also experience a culinary tour de force of organic Oregon fare.

Day one includes a private, multi-course demonstration dinner prepared by Red Hills Market, using their mobile wood-fired brick oven. The dinner will be paired with Youngberg Hill’s award winning wines made from 100% organically grown grapes.

Day two features a family-style 8-course feast at Thistle paired with wines from the Demeter-certified biodynamic vineyards of Dominio IV. The intimate 20-seat gourmet eatery in McMinnville has earned Chef Eric Bechard and co-owner Emily Howard a well-deserved reputation for working hand-in-hand with local vintners, farmers and fisherman to source the finest, freshest local ingredients available.

Day three finishes out the trip with a 3-course cooking class at the Wine Country Cooking Studio with Chef Wendy Bennett, featuring the biodynamic wines of the eco-conscious Brooks Estate.

Winners will also enjoy tastings and tours at Lūmos Wine Company, Dominio IV, Archery Summit, de Lancellotti Family Vineyards, Briar Rose Creamery and the Oregon Olive Mill and other surprises.

For more information, visit: http://consciouswine.com/contest.

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