13th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Festival

The 13th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6pm at the Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland.

bojo 2014Presented by the French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance Française of Portland with partners, the Heathman Hotel and the Heathman Restaurant & Bar, the event is the largest on the West Coast, drawing 450-500 each year.

Wine Tastings: French and Premium Oregon/Washington Wines, and More
Guests will enjoy the 2014 vintage, le vin primeur, of Beaujolais nouveau wines from Georges Duboeuf and Joseph Drouhin, as well as premium Oregon and Washington wineries. Participating wineries are WillaKenzie Estate, Pacific Rim (Riesling Rules, Rainstorm Pinot Noir), Cooper Mountain Vineyard, Eola Hills, and Ruby Vineyard. Featured French imports will be Château Timberlay, Bellaruche, M Chapoutier white and red (from Terlato Wines) and Beaujolais-Villages Blanc Chardonnay 2013 Lucien LARDY and Chenas Vignes de 1939 2012 Pascal AUFRANC (from Terroirs Originels). Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy Hardy Cognac and Ballinoff Vodka. Experts will concoct a signature cocktail using Perrier and the 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau.

Bountiful Buffet and Live Entertainment
Tickets include access to the bountiful gourmet buffet that covers the entire Mezzanine and Tea Court levels of the hotel. The menu, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Stanton of the Heathman, competes with the wines as the most popular element of this festival (click here for the menu). Live entertainment will include Portland’s Heather Keizur, followed by Seattle’s Barbie Anaka and her band.

Ticket Reservations – Buy Early (this event sells out)
Ticket options available through the above link include standard guest tickets at $70, a limited number of Young Professionals tickets at $55, Table d’Amis communal table reserved seating at $120, and VIP tables (reserved seating for eight) at $1250. Click here now to reserve.

Raffle of Two Roundtrip Business Elite Tickets on Delta Air Lines, Portland to Europe
At the same time as purchasing tickets to the event, you can also purchase raffle tickets, offered by the exclusive air line sponsor, Delta Air Lines, in support of the nonprofit education missions.

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