There are a handful of big weekends for wine around the state of Oregon, and one of them is coming up this weekend: Labor Day. There are a number of events taking place around the Mid-Valley. First and foremost, the Bounty of Benton County will be happening: http://bountyofbentoncounty.com/ The Bounty is a fundraiser for Strengthening Rural Families, an organization that works very hard to support families that live in the sparsely populated parts of our county: http://www.ruralfamilies.org/ The money raised goes to support a variety of programs that SRF puts on in communities such as Monroe, Alsea, and Philomath.
Many wineries in and around the county are taking part: Airlie, Nuthatch, Benton-Lane, Harris Bridge, Tyee, Spindrift, Emerson, Lumos, and Sweet Earth. Beyond wine, Two Towns Cider House, Hard Times Distillery, and 4 Spirits Distillery will be joining in. A full list of participants can be found on the Bounty website, along with addresses to help you find them.