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Anne Amie Vineyards’ Counter Culture on July 25 Welcomes IPNC


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Anne Amie Vineyards’ Counter Culture on July 25 Welcomes IPNC

Event Celebrates Urban Street Food, Fine International Wines

Portland, Ore. – July 17, 2013 – Anne Amie Vineyards revives Counter Culture on Thursday, July 25, to help kick off the 27th annual International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) in McMinnville, Ore. An annual tradition, Counter Culture offers an array of fine wines, urban street food and music in anticipation of a weekend devoted to the region’s signature grape, Pinot Noir.

“IPNC is the preeminent event for appreciating Pinot Noir and brings in the finest Pinot Noir producers from around the globe,” said Anne Amie winemaker Thomas Houseman. “We look forward to this weekend every year, and Counter Culture is just one way we partake in the festivities and share not only our wines, but a stunning setting here in the Willamette Valley.”
Counter Culture will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at Anne Amie Vineyards in Carlton. Tickets are available for those 21 and older, and admission includes sampling from 16 of local arealeading restaurants and food carts, including The Country Cat, Le Pigeon, Pok Pok, ¿Por Qué No? and Tastebud. More than a dozen vineyards will be represented alongside Anne Amie Vineyards, and guests will have the opportunity to taste wines from the area as well as from other world-renowned wine growing regions.



In addition to world-class food and drink, Counter Culture offers music by DJ duo The Substitute Teachers. Set above the estate’s vineyards, the event culminates in a bonfire lighting.
Tickets for Counter Culture may be purchased online and start at $75 per person. For an additional $25, guests can secure transportation to and from Portland. Anne Amie Vineyards is located at 6580 NE Mineral Springs Rd. in Carlton. For more information, visit www.anneamie.com or call 503-864-2991.

About Anne Amie Vineyards
Anne Amie Vineyards are located in the rolling hills of the Yamhill-Carlton District and on the steep hillsides of the Chehalem Mountains, both nestled in Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley. The label was established in 1999 by Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr., who purchased and transformed the historic Chateau Benoit Winery; in the process, he renamed it Anne Amie after his two daughters, Anne and Amy.
As in 1999, today Dr. Pamplin continues to follow a vision of creating wines of the highest quality that reflect his passion for excellence. At Anne Amie Vineyards, Pinot reigns supreme, and Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc form the heart of production. Complementing the pinot family is Old-Vine Estate Riesling and Müller Thurgau. Anne Amie Vineyards is proud to be part of theYamhill-Carlton AVA, and the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers. To learn more about Anne Amie or Dr. Pamplin, visit www.anneamie.com or www.pamplin.org.







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