Stephanie Inn Sojourn: Inside the Mind of a Winemaker

Blend your own wine with David Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyard,
followed by a Wine Pairing Dinner at the Stephanie Inn

Date:  October 4, 2018

This is a rare opportunity to understand the fundamentals behind how the wine you enjoy with dinner makes it from the vineyard to your glass, from a true icon of Oregon wine, David Adelsheim.  David is one of the founding pioneers of Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine region when back in 1971, he and his wife Ginny shared a dream with a handful of other families that Oregon’s fabled “land of milk and honey” could one day produce serious wine.   David will share with guests how every vineyard tells a story of its place, how that story is reflected in the grapes and wines that each vineyard produces, and then lead them in a process of blending their own wine, straight from Adelsheim’s barrels.

Alongside Adelsheim’s Certified Sommelier and Chief Wine Educator, Sam Schmitt, the two will lead an exploration of what makes the Willamette Valley among the world’s finest wine growing regions by understanding the concepts of terroir, blending, and balance, as you learn about (and blend your own) unique wine. Discover how grapes are grown, what “terroir” really means and why it’s so important to world-class wines, how grapes are transformed from juice to wine, and how the winemaker balances the characteristics of the vineyard and wine-making choices to produce unforgettable wines.

The day’s Sojourn experience will culminate with a 5-course wine pairing dinner in the Stephanie Inn Dining Room, where Sojourn guests will be seated with David and Sam, and relish in a menu inspired by Oregon’s rich October bounty, prepared by Stephanie Inn Executive Chef Aaron Bedard (see menu below). Dinner will feature remarkable Adelsheim wines paired with each course.

And yes, you’ll be taking a bottle of your own blend home with you to share with friends (or to keep for yourself). This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience, offered nowhere else.


Sojourn Class: 1-4 p.m., October 4, 2018

Guests will enjoy an afternoon break following the class, then head to the dining room in the evening for the wine pairing dinner. Sojourn guests will enjoy dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Dining Room and will be seated with David Adelsheim and Sam Schmitt.


Pear & Arugula Salad
Baker’s Acre’s micro arugula, apple cider vinaigrette,
pickled red onion, shaved Hannah cheese and fresh D’Anjou Pears
2016, Ribbon Ridge Chardonnay

Wild King Salmon
Fresh Columbia River king salmon, grilled chanterelle mushrooms,
Pinot Noir beurre rouge and red wine gastrique
2014, Bryan Creek Pinot Noir

Grape Pinot Noir Sorbet

Roasted Venison Loin
All natural venison, house ground creamy polenta, spice roasted beets,
sautéed chard and Pinot Noir reduction sauce
2014, Calkins Lane Pinot Noir

Huckleberry Cheesecake
Silky vanilla scented cheesecake, huckleberry compote,
caramel tuile cookie and lemon curd
Sleepy Monk Bogman’s Brew

 Price per guest is $999, and will include the 3 hour wine blending class, 2 bottles of your own blend to take home, and the 5-course wine pairing dinner in the Dining Room that evening. 

Please email us at or call 888.974.9825 to reserve your spot.

Reservations and Cancellation Policy:

  • Stephanie Inn Sojourns can be reserved by calling the following number: 888.974.9825 or by emailing
  • Sojourns are only for guests of the Inn, 21 and over.
  • Your reservation will be confirmed via a confirmation letter email from our front desk staff.
  • Sojourns are not included in the price of your room.
  • Cancellation policy: Due to the high demand for these intimate, small group experiences, guests will be charged for the full price at time of reservation for the Sojourn experience. A 30-day notice is required for cancellation of the Sojourn experience.  Cancellations within 30 days are non-refundable.