The Portland Indie Wine Festival was founded in 2005 to create a community of world-class artisan winemakers and help them build a market for their wines. Over the past eight years the wine competition has identified and celebrated the craft of over 125 Oregon wineries. The festival attracts up to 1,000 consumers and industry buyers each day, 35% traveling to Oregon from other markets. With this unique mix of impact and reach The Portland Indie Wine Festival is an opportunity for everyone involved. Past Indie Wineries have gone on to develop big reputations – producers like Antica Terra, Big Table Farms, Matello, Apolloni and Black Cap have all grown in prominence while keeping to their Indie Wine ideals.
Keep an eye out for more Indie Wine news. We will announce events, guests, speakers and producers as we lead up to the 2014 festival. The Indie Wine Festival will provide a fresh prospective on wine, beer, drink culture and the next generation of tastemakers and professionals. “The goal is to create a conversation that continues long after the last glasses have been washed and stored, the dining rooms have gone quiet and everyone has traveled back home,” says founder and co-producer Lisa Donoughe.
We are currently working to organize and schedule this unique event. Keep an eye out for updates – we’re looking forward to creating something very special!