Spend an informative weekend with Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman, co-founders of Wine Press Northwest magazine, now publishing as GreatNorthwestWine.com. Andy and Eric will help you taste your way through 600 of the Pacific Northwest’s best wines and provide insights into the distinctive qualities of the region.
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mingle with winemakers and judges as you swirl and sip over 100 bottles of the Pacific Northwest's best wines.
8:00am - 10:00am
Andy and Eric will talk about Sparkling Wines from our region and their future, as you enjoy a Mimosa Breakfast Buffet.
10:00am - 6:00pm
Free time to explore The Gorge followed by a "Wine Talk with Andy & Eric".
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Enjoy a gourmet seven course meal made with locally sourced ingredients accompanied by award winning wines from the Columbia Gorge Wine Competition.
Single: $280.........Couples: $497
Accomodations Included: (2 Night Stay)
Single: $578..........Couples: $795
Back Room Tasting Only: $40/person
Eric Degerman is the president and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for 15 years. He is a frequent wine judge along the West Coast and contributor to Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the region's longest-running golf publication.
Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and Google+.