Don't miss this opportunity to relish in the best that the wine and culinary worlds have to offer with our delectable winemaker dinner at Blackbird. Sip on delicious wines from The Four Graces Winery in Oregon's famed Willamette Valley, while mingling with winemaker Tim Jones, and enjoy an exquisite dinner from Executive Chef Travis Watson. The evening begins with a meet & greet reception on the patio, followed by a four course dinner in Blackbird. Each course is carefully curated by Chef Travis to perfectly pair with these superb wines.
Tim Jones spent most of his life in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. He was born in Ashland, OR and grew up in Eureka, CA. Tim first became interested in winemaking while he was a student at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. On weekends, he would go wine tasting in the Yamhill and Dundee regions, but as a student, he had way more enthusiasm than money to buy wine. A BA degree in Spanish from Willamette gave Tim the opportunity to study wines abroad in Chile and Argentina. His growing passion for wine led him to winery harvest work in Sonoma County.
Tim joined The Four Graces team in May of 2018. At a small winery like the Four Graces where there are only four of them working in the winery, each day is unique and challenging. “It has given me the chance to develop a close connection to the wine through all stages of the winemaking process. With our two estate vineyards at Doe Ridge and Foley Family Estate, we get to taste and compare some of the best grapes in the Willamette Valley”.