By News-Register staff • 

Spots still open for Artisan Farm Tour

Participants will meet at Stoller Family Estate, 16161 N.E. McDougall Road, at 9 a.m. before boarding buses for one of three tours. Options include:

n Even Pull Farm, 16765 S.W. Christensen Road, McMinnville.

n Oregon Barrel Works, 2750 N.E. St. Joseph Road, McMinnville.

n Maysara Winery, 15765 S.W. Muddy Valley Road, McMinnville,

After the tours, the buses return to Stoller Family Estate for a catered lunch paired with Stoller wines. Tickets are $90 per person.

Sarah Lessen, who is handling publicity for the Bounty of Yamhill County, said the rest of the 5-year-old festival kicks off from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Dinner venue options include:

n Ruddick/Wood, 720 E. First St., Newberg.

n Valley Commissary, 920 N.E. Eighth St., McMinnville.

n Community Plate, 315 N.E. Third St., McMinnville.

Dinner is $110 per person.

The festival concludes Sunday with classes and lunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can choose one of three classes, including:

n Herb wreath making at Red Ridge Farm; 5510 N.E. Breyman Orchards Road.

n Plein air painting at Winter’s Hill Vineyard, 6451 N.E. Hilltop Lane.

n Food and wine pairing Dobbes Family Estate, 240 S.E. Fifth St, Dundee. (A paddle cruise down the Willamette River with a naturalist is sold out.)

Classes are $75 per person.

The event concludes with dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Sokol Blosser Winery, 5000 N.E. Sokol Blosser Lane. Sample pairings will be available from 20 Yamhill County wineries. Guest sommeliers travel from table to table. A Wall of Wine allows visitors to buy a high-end bottle.

Dinner is $150 per person or $1,200 per table. Tickets for all the events are $450 per person. The event is a project of the Yamhill Enrichment Society. Both YES and Bounty of Yamhill County were founded by retired winemaker Susan Sokol Blosser.

Lessen, who works as the marketing director for YES and the festival, said this is a big year for the festival. “The program has expanded to three days, and we are excited to get some national attention for our amazing chefs, farms and wineries,” she said.

More information is available online at or by calling 415-341-3716.