WineMaker Magazine Conference Willamette Valley 2023

June 1-4, 2023

We are excited to welcome the attendees of the WineMaker Magazine Conference to the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region! We invite you to arrive a few days early or stay a few days after the conference to explore all the region has to offer in addition to the beautiful wineries. Experience the natural beauty of the area by taking a hike on the nearby trails or experience the arts at the many art galleries and museums in downtown. Stop by our visitor center for more information located just one block from the Graduate Hotel. 


Headquarter Hotel and Conference Center

The Graduate Hotel is centrally located to restaurants, shops, wineries, and breweries in downtown Eugene. The Market Alley and 5th Street Public Market are just across the street from the front of the Graduate, and out the back door is the Farmers Market Pavilion, art galleries, and more shopping. Just about one mile from the University of Oregon Campus, and just a few short blocks from the Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse. 

A premier downtown Eugene hotel offering guest rooms and suites and 30,000 square feet (2787 square meters) of meeting and exhibit space.… More Info

Conference/Meeting Information 

Welcome conference attendees! For conference agenda and information please refer to the conference website. See here for the conference overview:

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Special Group Activities

Sign up for one of these great adventures! These activities have been especially arranged for you and your families to enjoy. Reservations are required.

Willamette Valley Wineries Insider Tours - click here to register: 

This conference with easy proximity to the southern end of the Willamette Valley we’ll be offering tours on both Thursday and Sunday. Each will be a full day of behind-the-scenes tours and tastings. You’ll tour several wineries as you explore the world-famous Willamette Valley and have plenty of opportunities to ask their professional winemakers your winemaking and grape growing questions. You’ll be served lunch along the way and have tastings of award-winning wines. Transportation for this scenic and educational wine tour will be provided roundtrip from our conference hotel, The Graduate. You will be back at the hotel at approximately 4: 30 p.m. Sign up early since we are limiting each tour to just ten people. Thursday, June 1 or Sunday, June 4, options available.

Optional Boot Camps - Thursday, June 1 and Sunday, June 4: click here to register:

Optional Boot Camp sessions will run pre-conference Thursday, June 1, 2023, and Sunday, June 4, 2023. Each Boot Camp is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes lunch. Attendance is limited to just 35 attendees per session and do sell out. This add-on boot camp beyond the conference registration is a great opportunity to get an in-depth learning experience in a small audience setting and learn hands-on from experts. Don’t wait since each class is limited to 35!

Food & Drink

Grab a quick bite between sessions or indulge in great food at the local hotspots. Here are a few recommendations to get you started:

Danang Food Truck by Melanie Griffin
Explore the region's best restaurants, food courts and food trucks. Browse our dining guide for suggestions… More Info

Come Early & Stay Late

Plan the time to explore and enjoy the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Before and after the conference and your group activities, do a little exploring on your own, with your family or with colleagues. There are so many beautiful places to see, new activities to try and great places to shop.

More Visitor and Events Information

Oregon Bach Festival
Explore the calendar to see what events and festivals will be happening while you are here… More Info

For sightseeing ideas, maps, guides, recreation passes, event tickets and more, call 800.547.5445 or come see us at the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Visitor Center.

Eugene, Cascades & Coast Oregon Map
Travel Lane County Visitor Center
754 Olive St, Eugene 541.484.5307 Open Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m… More Info