The ninth annual Philomath Uncorked wine walk will run from 3-7 p.m. Saturday.
Sponsored by the Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce, the event turns downtown-area businesses into “tasting rooms” where folks can sample different varieties produced by local and regional wineries.
Shelley Niemann, chamber executive director, said this year’s lineup includes 25 stops with 17 wineries along with spirits, moonshine, mead, cider and craft beer. There will be a water station at NAPA Auto Parks. Raffle baskets will be at Nectar Creek, Spindrift Cellars and Ark Animal Hospital.
Niemann said the event typically attracts between 400 and 500 participants.
Wine walkers pay $15, which gets each person a bracelet (to indicate proof of age was completed), a 19.5-ounce wine glass, a six-bottle tote bag, a tasting map and five tasting tickets. More tasting tickets can be purchased. Each stop that hosts a vendor will have complimentary food.
Because proof of age is required, tickets do not go on sale until the day of the event, which are available beginning at 2:45 p.m. at Marys Peak True Value, Citizens Bank and Spindrift Cellars.
Complimentary bus rides will be provided by Starker Forests. Corvallis Pedicab will also give complimentary rides.