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Wine Wednesday: Elk Cove Wine Dinner @ Spencer's



If you're familiar with Oregon's Willamette Valley wines and winemakers, you're probably already hip to Elk Cove Vineyards.  Elk Cove was founded in 1974 by Pat and Joe Campbell. Winemaker Adam Campbell joined forces with his parents in 1995 and Elk Cove remains "proudly family owned."

Elk Cove Vineyards is known especially for its remarkable Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. But, why is it called Elk Cove, you ask? "In the winter of 1974, a herd of 40 Roosevelt elk bedded down in the clearing by the Campbell family’s trailer. Their presence, along with the protective bowl shape of the property, inspired Pat and Joe to name their property Elk Cove Vineyards."

Well, on Friday, July 8th, beginning at 6:30 PM, Spencer's for Steaks and Chops will team up with Elk Cove Vineyards to host a wine-pairing dinner featuring their cold-climate wines of Willamette Valley. 

The menu and wine pairings look like this: 

Country-Style Pork Terrine + Elk Cove Pinot Gris

Charred Octopus + Elk Cove Pinot Noir Rose

Alaskan King Salmon + Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Duck Confit + Elk Cove Mount Richmond Pinot Noir

Braised Venison + Elk Cove Roosevelt Pinot Noir

On hand to discuss the wines and answer questions will be Julie Trad, National Sales Ambassador for Elk Cove Vineyards. 

The cost per person is $90 for the dinner and $35 for the optional wine pairings. 

To reserve your spot, call 801-238-4748.