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.
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Getting Around Downtown Eugene Car-Free
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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
Thursday, June 1 or Sunday, June 4
This conference is with easy proximity to the southern end of the Willamette Valley we’ll be offering tours optional tours before and after the conference. 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.
Wine Boot Camps
Thursday, June 1 or Sunday, June 4
Optional Boot Camp sessions will run pre-and post-conference. 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:
Show Your Badge
Present your WineMakers conference badge at the following businesses for special discounts and deals.
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.
Events During Your Visit
Visit the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Visitor Center in downtown Eugene. Find information on things to do and see in Lane County, purchase park passes…