Maragas Winery Harvest Fest & Barrel Tasting Weekend

Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with wine, food and jazz benefiting NeighborImpact.  

Friday, November 23 from 3-8pm and Saturday, November 24 from 11am-6pm visit Maragas Winery 4 miles north of Terrebonne.

maragasWinemaker Doug Maragas stated, “Thanksgiving weekend is a great time of year to spread the bounty of food from the recently completed harvest in our food abundant state. Again, for this year’s Harvest Fest and Barrel Tasting, we’ll be benefiting the (NeighborImpact) Central Oregon food bank.” Entrance either day is $10 or bring four cans of food and get in for $5. Maragas was very excited about last year’s results raising nearly 1,000 pounds of food. “This year, we’d like to crack the 1,000 pound barrier and collect 1,500 pounds of food.”

Here’s the Thanksgiving weekend event itinerary:
Friday: 11am – standard tasting until 3pm
3pm – barrel-tasting event begins – featuring the Maragas 2011 Pinot Noir
$10 entrance fee. Bring four cans of food and get in for $5.
4:30pm to 8pm – The fire-pits will be lit and crush pad jazzTM begins under the big top, featuring the young sensation – Johnny Corona and his trio of Jazz makers. Warm harvest wine for the adults and complimentary hot cocoa for the kids. Delectable foods will be available from the Traveling Chefs.

Saturday: 11am – barrel-tasting event begins again – featuring the Maragas 2011 Pinot Noir.
$10 entrance fee. Bring four cans of food and get in for $5.
Meet some of Central Oregon’s greatest farmers and sample the local gourmet meats, honey and cheese from Bishop Farms, Cada Dia Cheese, Sand Lilly Farms and Deep Canyon Wagyu “Kobe” Beef Ranch. Once again, hungrier for more than a sample, the Traveling Chefs will be  preparing food to order all day!
12pm to 6pm – catch the original jazz and country ballads of Central Oregon’s Jim Lee and Susan Benson. Not many know it, but Jim is a Napa Valley vineyard owner and a playwright, as well as musician. And Susan get’s her Jazz roots as a child from her father’s tutelage, playing piano and arranging music for jazz legends Tommy Dorsey, Jean Crupa, and Artie Shaw.
• Kids get in free with their parents.
• Arrive early and the first 400 adult guests will receive a commemorative tasting glass.
• You’ll receive one barrel tasting of our pinot noir with your entrance.
• This event will be mainly indoors, inside the winery, and new this year, under a tent connected to the winery on our grape crush pad at our new crush pad bar. Of course, should  you desire, you’re always welcome to frolic outside on the patio and lawn around our firepits.
• And, for all you diehard Central Oregon Football fans, Saturday, we’ll have the Civil War game on our Winery flatscreen – so have your cake and eat it too!

Maragas Winery was established in Bend in 1999 and moved 25 miles north, to 40 acres adjacent to Highway 97, four miles north of Terrebonne and eleven miles south of Culver, in 2006. Initially obtaining its grapes from vineyards in other areas of Oregon, California, and Washington, the winery is now growing its own estate fruit.

Maragas produced the first wine made entirely of Central Oregon grapes in 2009 which earned a silver medal in the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
The complete line of Maragas Wines are available exclusively at Maragas Winery & Vineyard, on Highway 97 one mile north of the Terrebonne High, and online at the winery’s website,
Located 10 miles n. of Redmond or 25 miles n. of Bend. For more information, or call 541-546-5464.

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