Welcome to the Wings and Wine Festival
Bird watchers, wine lovers and nature enthusiasts are invited to the 7th Annual Fern Ridge Wings and Wine Festival on Saturday, May 12, 2012 near Veneta, Oregon.
This year’s schedule is packed with a variety of opportunities to explore the sights and sounds of local wildlife and enjoy the delightful tastes of artisan wines. Activities will occur at a variety of locations in the Veneta and Fern Ridge Lake area, but the primary festival grounds will be Perkins Peninsula Park and Domaine Meriwether Winery. Please see the schedule and site map for details.
Most of the birding and educational activities are scheduled in the morning and early afternoon at Perkins Peninsula Park and other locations around Fern Ridge Reservoir. Join us for a voyaging canoe tour on the lake, Native American storytelling, kid-friendly bird walks, and more. With the exception of guided boat tours, all birding and educational activities are free.
Starting at noon, enjoy food, wine, music and more at Domaine Meriwether Winery. Several regional artisan wine makers will provide opportunities to taste their wines. In the evening Domaine Meriwether will continue to provide wine tastings as you listen to featured musical act “Coupe de Ville.“ The winery event costs $10 per adult and includes a souvenir wine glass and two complimentary tastes. For adults without glass it costs $5. Children are free.
The Fern Ridge Wings and Wine Festival is held annually in May to coincide with International Migratory Bird Day. The festival was established in 2006 to celebrate the strengths of birding and the wine industry in the Fern Ridge area and to support bird conservation through education.
The planning and implementation of the festival is a cooperative effort of many community partners including Domaine Meriwether, City of Veneta, Lane County Audubon Society, Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Travel Lane County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife,and the City of Eugene Outdoor Program.
If you would like to order a 2012 Wings & Wine Festival Poster, please contact the Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 541-935-8443 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org