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Release Party: 2017 Calamity Smoky Pinot Noir

Join us as we release the highly-anticipated 2017 "Calamity" Pinot Noir. 

It began with a firecracker. In September of 2017, a spark on the Eagle Creek trail located some 30 miles west of our Estate soon brought calamity to Phelps Creek Vineyards' winery door. 

Nothing stood between our vineyard and the fire, but tinder dry forest and hundreds of valiant firefighters.

The wildfire burned nearly 50,000 acres in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge and as the frontline approached a mile from the estate, the first raindrops in months began to fall - joining tears of relief.

A portion of the proceeds from this bottle will support the Eagle Creek Restoration Fund which is dedicated to rebuilding the trails lost in the blaze.

Purchase Vineyard Shuttle Tickets at:


  • Beginning at 1:00 pm, shuttles will bring guests up to our Estate Vineyard for a special food & wine pairing featuring our limited production smoky Pinot Noir. Walk amongst the vines that were almost lost in the blaze and soak in breathtaking views of Mt. Hood.

  • Visit both locations! Wines featured at the vineyard will be different than Tasting Room. 


  • Tasting Room will be pouring the 2017 Calamity Smoky Pinot Noir from 11 - 5 pm. Reservations not required. Walk-ins welcome.

  • $10 Tasting Flights + $2 Smoky Pinot Noir Tastes. Tasting Fee waived with bottle purchase.

  • Live Music by Michael John on Tasting Room patio

Tour the Smoky Pinot Noir Trail! Participating Wineries / Partners:

Questions? Email for more information.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to participate in the event?

Our Tasting Room and Vineyard are open to all ages. Must be 21+ years old to consume alcohol. Please bring valid form of ID.

What are my transportation / parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please park at our Tasting Room at 1850 Country Club Road on the Hood River Golf Course. Shuttles will be continuously traveling to / from our Estate Vineyard & Winery.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope, we'll have your name at the check-in. But please bring a valid form of ID.

If I purchase wine, will my tasting fee be waived?

Tasting Fees at our Tasting Room are waived with bottle purchase. Of course, if you join the wine club - your tasting is complimentary, in additional to many more benefits! Click here to learn more.

Which date may I visit the vineyard?

We are offering shuttles on both Saturday, July 13th & Sunday, July 14th.  Tickets may be redeemed between 1:00 - 4:30 pm.

What makes your smoky Pinot Noir a limited production bottling?

Phelps Creek Vineyards typically produces 3,000 cases of Pinot Noir from our Estate Vineyards. Throughout the blaze, the estate vines were immersed in thick smoke. We quickly realized, the smoke’s affect was irreversible on the ripe fruit. We made only 181 cases of Pinot Noir for 2017 - the best and most intriguing blocks and barrels. Perfect with barbeque and to be shared with loved ones. The wine reflects a unique season and celebrates resilience.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Becky at for more information.