The English Farm celebrates 114 years young

Join English Estate on May 6 from 12-6 p.m. in celebrating 114 Years of the English family farming in Clark County with tours, a car show, music, wine and food, at English Estate Winery, 17806 SE 1st St., Vancouver, WA 98684.

This FREE event will include tours of the farm and the winery conducted by the English Family at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  The English Family opened the winery in 2000 – the oldest winery in Clark County and a member of the Southwest Washington Winery Association (swwawine.com). Over the years, the English family has farmed several crops, including potatoes and filberts; and it was also a dairy. The English Family moved to Clark County in 1903.

Music is by local Bluegrass/Folk group, Somewhere Between from 1:30-5 p.m. We will also have the Flying Eagle A’s Model A Ford car club showing 10 of their classic vehicles on our Pump House lawn from 12-5 p.m. There will be food for purchase by As You Wish, NW.  We will also have a few local artist setting up to sell their craft, including Metals by Leslie, Visual Lifesavers Art & For Your Glass Only.

Enjoy a tasting of our new releases from 2016 vintage. There is a $7 tasting fee but waived when a bottle of wine is purchased. Our wines are Estate grown and hand-crafted by Jennifer English Wallenberg, with the help of her brother Carl S. English.

The Bocce court will be open for play throughout the event. Walk the grounds a enjoy views of the Manor House built by the English Family in 1916, the English Barn, built in 1915, grape vines planted as far back as 1980 - and watch out for them chickens!

In 1980 the English Family planted Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon vines on the gravelly ridge located at the mouth of the Columbia River. The Gorge winds keep the vineyard dryer and sunnier than the Pinot growing lands to the North and South. This unique micro-climate gives the grapes a character all of their own. 

Clark County’s oldest winery is located in East Vancouver and is known for its pure Estate Pinot Noirs and their sweet fortified Nectar dessert wines. Other varietals grown at the Estate includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer & Semillon. Tasting Room Hours are 12-6 p.m. Friday thru Sunday and a happy hour on Mondays 4:30-7p.m.  Friday night at 6 p.m. the Estate host it’s Good Times and Wine with dinner and live music. For menus and music line-up, go to www.EnglishEstateWinery.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

May 13th & 14th Mother’s Day Weekend – Two wineries, one stop at English Estate Winery with Rezabek Vineyards of Battle Ground.

May 27 thru 29th - Memorial Day Weekend – Spring Wine Release – Southwest Washington Winery Association event www.SWWAWine.com

July 8th & 9th – English Estate’s 10th Annual Art & Wine Fair (40 local artist and two live music stages)

Disclaimer: This is a reprint of English Estate’s press release