Domaine Drouhin Oregon was one of a select few pioneering wineries that set the bar for French-style Pinot Noir in Oregon. So you could call it a sign of the times that — as of this summer — this very famous winery is selling pizza. That's right: wood-fired, freshly baked pies, fired on-site in Red Hills Market's food truck with a wood-fired oven on board.
In June, the winery started extending its hours on Wednesday nights only, offering the aforementioned pizzas, appetizers like cauliflower with anchovy sauce, and glass pours on its expansive 60-seat winery deck, complete with staggering wine country views. A pizza and a glass of wine costs $20, although both are offered a la carte as well. The winery had never offered full glass pours before. And the food service enables another first: drinkers can purchase and open bottles of wine on-site.
Perhaps it's not too surprising that the event has been so successful that they're already planning to repeat it next summer. Visit Domaine Drouhin on Wednesdays through September 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
-- Jim Gullo