It’s a fact: When meeting new friends, there is no better social lubricant than a glass of Oregon wine. That’s why when looking for a venue to host Portland’s newest local-loving Elites, Urban Crush Winery was an obvious choice! Last Tuesday, these rookie Elites took over their intimate Inner Southeast tasting room to sample selections from two of their made-in-house labels: Angel Vine and D’Anu Wines.
Urban Crush owner Laureen O’Brien warmly welcomed the Yelpers into the intimate ground-floor tasting room, while behind the bar, Ed Fus of Angel Vine guided the guests through tastings of the three wineries’ white wine selections. Upstairs in the lofted lounge, D’Anu winemaker Joe Williams poured red selections while sharing information on their numerous vineyards across Oregon and Washington. Meanwhile, cellar dog Oliver greeted guests and attempted to steal the show with his repertoire of tricks.
Throughout the evening, the Yelpers participated in a friendly game of Yelpo, learning about other new members of the squad and competing for a chance to win a bottle of their choice. After the winners were drawn, the team at Urban Crush surprised the guests with 2-for-1 tasting coupons! Almost immediately people were planning their return visits to the winery.
Didn’t get to attend the party but still love a deal? Use the Yelp app to check in at Urban Crush and receive a bonus pour at your next tasting! Want to learn how you can become a member of Yelp’s Elite Squad? Click here for more info and to submit your application! And don’t forget to check out the party’s reviews and photo gallery!
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