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Oregon Coast Town Celebrates Wine in May

(Seaside, Oregon) - The Seaside Downtown Development Association is again bringing the Seaside Downtown Wine Walk to the streets of the famous Oregon coast town, showcasing Oregon wineries and downtown businesses in a unique way.

On May 13, Oregon wineries and Seaside downtown businesses will join to offer fine wines, complimentary appetizers and some live music as well. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wineries will be offering tastings of a variety of wines. Some wineries will be charging a nominal tasting fee.

A commemorative event wine glass ($5) and ID bracelet will be required for wine tasting. Must be 21 years or older to participate.

Wine glass sales and ID check stations will be open from 3:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. on the event day and will be located at The Carousel Mall (300 Broadway), Salmonberry Square (810 Broadway) and Ter Har’s (27 Broadway).

Wineries include: Anam Cara Winery, Cubanisimo Vineyards, Rex Hill Vineyards, Dalla Vina Wines, Kings Raven Winery, Hip Chicks Do Wine, Mia Sonatina, Coelho Winery of Amity, Nehalem Bay Winery, and St. Laurent’s Winery. More will be on hand for the event, bringing the total to around 20 wineries.

Participating businesses include: The Jewelry Box (Carousal Mall), Mediterranean Bazaar, Day Spa on Broadway, Gilbert District Gallery, Natural Nook, Norma’s Ocean Diner, Country Bungalow, Portland Fudge Company, Beach Books, Heron’s Nest, Montero Sisters, Seaside Scent Factory, Corner Magic Shop, Comfort Inn and Kay Lynn’s Artworks.

Live Music at Salmonberry Square

Bringing together two extremely talented local musicians is a rare opportunity, and that’s just what is happening at Salmonberry Square during the Seaside Downtown Wine Walk May 13th. Local talent Dave Quinton and Gary Keiski will entertain wine tasters with their acoustic swing sound from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Both musicians have entertained locals for over 25 years. Quinton is known for his guitar and bass work with the Muddy Bottom Boys, while Keiski and his violin appears regularly with the Cannon Beach-based group Floating Glass Balls.

Salmonberry Square is located at 810 Broadway in the Historic Gilbert District.

Live Music at Seaside Carousal Mall and participating businesses

Sweet Adelines will grace the mall with the glorious harmonies of their own, in a quartet format. They will begin at checkpoint 2 – the Carousal Mall - and continue through town from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Watch AM Northwest for Mother’s Day give away packages involving Seaside businesses.

For more information 503-717-1914 or bree@seasidedowntown.com. www.seasidedowntown.com.


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