Day in the Vineyard 2018 Schedule of Events

Puzzle Pieces: The Components of Pinot Noir
Winemaker Erik Kramer
Winery Building

Seize the opportunity to learn and taste through the various components of our Pinot Noir, an educational experience constructed by our Winemaker Erik Kramer. Compare two flights from select locations on our property, ranging from 2017 barrel samples to our 2015 Triple Black Slopes Pinot Noir, and more!


  • 10:45am – Check-in on the Crush Pad
  • 12:15pm – Check-in at the winery door (across from the Tasting Room)
  • 2:30pm -  Check-in on the Crush Pad

Gardening for Pinot Noir
Farmer Tucker Taylor
Sensory Garden

Learn how to plan, plant and pair your garden with Pinot Noir. Farmer Tucker shows us how to find the flavors, plant the right collection and pair your bounty with your favorite WillaKenzie Pinot.


  • 10:30am
  • 12:45pm
  • 2:00pm 
  • 3:15pm

Sustainability: Creating a Greener Future 
Director of Sustainability, Julien Gervreau
Tasting Room

Here at WillaKenzie, we strive to keep our farming footprint as delicate as our Pinot Noir. Learn about the various ways we are working towards a greener future, together!


  • 11:00 am
  • 12:15 pm
  • 2:30 pm

Days of our Vines: Vintage Variation and Farming for Quality
Vice President of Farming, Ken Kupperman and Vineyard Manager, Leti Catoira
Sensory Garden Vineyard Block 

We all know how unpredictable Oregon weather can be…so how do we predict or control the quality of our vines? Learn directly from the source with Ken & Leti, our household experts on the subject of degree growing days and vintage variation!


  • 11:00 am 
  • 12:15 pm
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:00pm 

Painting with Pinot
Pop and Paint

Take home an image of our vineyard created by a brilliant artist…you! Create your own masterpiece with fun-filled instructions provided by Pop and Paint. All you need is yourself and a glass of wine to get your creative (grape) juices flowing!


  • 10:30 am 
  • 11:30 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 1:30 pm
  • 2:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm