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July brings 9th Annual Art & Wine Fair to English Estate Winery

English Estate Winery is home to 36-year-old pinot noir vines that make truly terroir-driven wines. English Estate Winery

English Estate Winery is home to 36-year-old pinot noir vines that make truly terroir-driven wines. English Estate Winery

Save the second weekend in July for the English Estate Winery Art & Wine Fair, held annually at Clark County’s oldest vineyard since 2008.

This two day event runs Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and continues into Sunday, July 10 from 12-6 p.m. Both days are chock full of local artists selling wine-themed wares, live performances on two stages providing mesmerizing and toe-tapping tunes, food by Battle Ground’s own Pasta Gigi’s and, of course, wines and ciders crafted right on the 113 year-old English Estate.

The 1915 English barn is home to their casual Loafing Shed Tasting Room. English Estate Winery

The 1915 English barn is home to their casual Loafing Shed Tasting Room. English Estate Winery

It’s a kid-friendly event and free admission for all, lighted Bocce ball courts, shaded grounds to stroll, plenty of seating options both indoors and out and ample parking.

The Loafing Shed Tasting Room, located in their century-old barn, is where 21 and over visitors can enjoy tastings of their over 90 percent estate-grown wines including pinot noir sourced from vines planted in 1980, sauvignon blanc and pinot gris. English Estate fortified nectars (fortified with their pinot noir brandy) are an absolute treat around a camp fire in the summertime or make the perfect gift for friends. Be sure to try winemaker Jennifer English-Wallenberg’s newest project; hard cider. Her slightly hopped is a special treat!

Estate sauvignon blanc vines were planted at English in 2005. English Estate Winery

Estate sauvignon blanc vines were planted at English in 2005. English Estate Winery

Representing the fifth generation of the English family, Jennifer English-Wallenberg (winemaker) and Carl English Jr. (brother) will be milling about the circa 1903 historic homestead.  Both descendants have an infectious reverence for their heritage, making a visit to this East county winery a slice of Americana worth supporting.

For more information about English Estate Winery or the 9th Annual Art & Wine Fair, go to www.englishestatewinery.com.

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Viki

Viki

I am a Clark County native. I am Level 2 WSET (wine and spirit education trust)-certified and enjoy pairing wine with my passion for travel and fondness of food. My most prized possessions are the memories of places I've been with my husband, the chance encounters we've been blessed to have along the way and my carry-on bag. I can often be seen around town and in tasting rooms with our two beautiful, double-Merle Australian shepherds, Challenge and Baby Girl.

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