April 22-27: Plug & Pinot – Five Oregon Wine Country Destinations Collaborate to Celebrate Earth Day and Drive Awareness for Electric Vehicle Tourism

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Five of the Willamette Valley's top food and wine destinations are coming together to offer visitors incentives and electric vehicle education during Earth Day Week 2014.


Plug & Pinot Earth Day 2014

WHO:     Oregon’s premier and most sustainable wine country destinations – Elk Cove Vineyards, Sokol Blosser Winery, Stoller Family Estate, Winderlea Vineyard and Winery, and The Joel Palmer House Restaurant – are celebrating Earth Day by driving awareness for the accessibility of electric vehicle chargers in the Willamette Valley.

WHAT:     Learn more about electric vehicle tourism in Oregon Wine Country while celebrating Earth Day from April 22-27. Each destination has electric vehicle chargers as they help drive awareness and build the infrastructure of electric vehicle tourism and accessibility.

Event attendees that complete a Plug & Pinot Passport by visiting all five destinations anytime during the week-long event will be entered to win an EV-Powered Wine Country Getaway.

On Saturday, April 26 from 12-4 pm, each destination will have electric vehicles and representatives on-site for event attendees to test ride and learn more about sustainable driving. Partners include Porsche, Tesla, Nissan, BMW and GM.

Finally, for attendees that attend the week-long event with their electric vehicle, each participating winery will provide complimentary tastings and The Joel Palmer House Restaurant will offer a complimentary appetizer; dinner reservations for the restaurant can be made at JoelPalmerHouse.com.

Full Event Details: goo.gl/QCrQfQ
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EV2WV

WHERE:     Plug & Pinot Destinations:
Elk Cove Vineyards: 27751 NW Olson Road, Gaston, OR 97119, 503-985-7760
The Joel Palmer House Restaurant: 600 Ferry St., Dayton, OR 97114, 503-864-2995
Sokol Blosser Winery: 5000 Sokol Blosser Lane, Dayton, OR 97114, 503-864-2282
Stoller Family Estate: 16161 NE McDougall Rd., Dayton, OR 97114, 503-864-3404
Winderlea Vineyard and Winery: 8905 NE Worden Hill Road, Dundee, OR 97115, 503-554-5900

April 22-27: Plug & Pinot Passport for all guests and complimentary tastings/appetizer for Electric Vehicle owners
April 26, 12-4 pm: Plug & Pinot Electric Vehicle Partners will be on-site at each destination for test rides and electric vehicle education.

For more information about the event, please contact:
Reid Oliver, 503-554-5900, reid(at)winderlea(dot)com
Eileen Wong, 503-565-2319, eileen(at)sokolblosser(dot)com

About Plug & Pinot
With Oregon Wine Country destinations becoming a part of the West Coast Electric Highway with the addition of electric vehicle charging stations, five destinations – Elk Cove Vineyards, The Joel Palmer House Restaurant, Sokol Blosser Winery, Stoller Family Estate, and Winderlea Vineyard and Winery – are collaborating to drive awareness of electric vehicle tourism and sustainability. Plug & Pinot is the first event this group has planned to drive traffic to the Oregon Wine Country, specifically to electric vehicle charging destinations, and show the strong infrastructure for accessible chargers these vehicles have in the Willamette Valley.

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