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Gentle House Wine & Music Picnic

Local wine. Local food. Local history.


Date: Sunday, September 14th Sweet Petites
Van Duzer Vineyards
Chef de Cuisine
Orchard Heights
Namaste Vineyards
WOU Alumni Association
Time: 2 to 6 p.m.
Location: Historic Gentle House
855 N. Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, OR
1 mile from Hwy 99
Click here for directions

Parking: There is a large lot just south of Gentle House – enter off of Gentle Ave.
Free street parking is also available on Gentle Ave.
Audience: General Public, Adults
Tickets: $10 before 9/7, $15 after and at the door
Call 503-838-8281 to order your tickets via phone to guarantee a wine glass. All tickets ordered during the final week will be available at will call. Wine glasses available to the first 200 guests.
Menu: From Chef de Cuisine – all free tastings
Marinated Caprese Skewers
Italian Won Tons
Mini Tuscan Chicken Bistro Cakes
Old English Crab Toast Points

From Sweet Petites
Cupcakes (several flavors) – minis for tasting and standard sized for sale
Cookies (several flavors) – sampling and for sale
Wine & food vendors: Sweet Petites by Jeni Rose
Chef De Cuisine
Van Duzer Vineyards
Orchard Heights Winery
Namaste Vineyards
Featured music:
2 p.m.: Led by WOU student Darrel "Ordell" Watson, the band will feature swing and blues from the 40s and 50s. Included in the band are WOU faculty Christopher Woitach and Sherry Alves.

3 p.m.: Led by WOU student Derek "Louis" Watson, the band will feature the music of New Orleans. Included in the band are WOU faculty Adam "Bugbear" Bates and Keller Coker.

4 p.m.: Steven Smith, guitarist

5 p.m.: Midnight Pass, jazz and rock arrangements

(Times subject to change)

Experience local wine, food and music in the gardens of Historic Gentle House. Your $10 admission (before 9/7) for ages 21+ includes a take home wine glass and free tastings. Spend the afternoon relaxing amongst the towering trees enjoying live music and help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of Professor & Mrs. Gentle moving into the 1880s farmhouse.
Sponsors: WOU Alumni Association
Crossroads Fine Linens


Ticket locations: Gentle House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays
Monmouth: Crush Wine Bar at 105 Main St E
Monmouth Music in the Park on Aug. 13 & 20th
Dallas: Pressed Coffee & Wine Bar at 788 Main S.


Day of event notes:
Gates open at 2 p.m.

We have seating for you, no need to bring chairs.

Event is rain or shine.


This is an outdoor event. Please dress for the weather.

It is ok to bring your own food.

No outside alcohol will be allowed.

People under 21 years-old are welcome, parents are responsible for their children at all times.

Tastings and wine glasses are for ticket holders only.



A very special thank you to the volunteer committee helping to make this event possible!



Gentle House 503-838-8673 | or e-mail

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