*THE WALK

The Aurora Wine and Chocolate Walk is Saturday, Dec. 2nd & Sunday, Dec. 3rd in Oregon’s First Historic District, Downtown Aurora, located between Portland & Salem just off I-5

Enjoy a dozen locations with local wines and artisan chocolates to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Patrons will be able to wander the historic area and sample artisan wines paired with locally made chocolates. Locally grown & made sparkling wines, barrel select Pinot Noir and “Bank Robber Red” along with other wines are paired with hand made chocolates from the surrounding villages. A wine and chocolate passport purchased for two allows you to sample in multiple locations and enjoy the seasonal atmosphere while the proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. The event has raised over $5000 over the past few years.

wine and chocolateIncluded in your wine and chocolate passport for two are: two wine glasses, wine tastings at 6 locations, chocolate tasting at 6 locations and $18 dollars in Aurora Gift Certificates… good at any of the local shops.

*HISTORY

Aurora is a destination for both local history, vintage shopping & antiques.

Founded as a Communal Community in the 1850s it was one of the longest running “Utopian Societies” in America. The town has maintained many of the original structures and became the first ‘National Historic District’ in Oregon. Located just 25 minutes from downtown Portland, Aurora was named one of the Top 10 Antiquing Towns in America by MS-NBC and one of the Top 6 Antique Destinations by the Travel Channel. The town has many attractions including the Aurora Colony Museum, antique shops & places to eat. The event creates a weekend that is as fun and delicious as the many local products made in the area.

In the past few years there has been a resurgence of creative local businesses to augment the antique stores. The turn of the century bank building, originally constructed for the 1905 Portland Worlds Fair, has been converted into the Pheasant Run Winery Tasting Room. The town mill has been revived to become one of the west’s top destinations of old building parts- Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage. In the heart of hazelnut country the nut processing plant has been remodeled and reopened as Pacific Hazelnuts & Chocolates, while The White Rabbit Bakery featuring gluten-free goodies has become a foodie favorite.

The Aurora Wine and Chocolate Walk is Saturday, Dec 2nd & Sunday, Dec 3rd from 11-5pm on both days.

Advance tickets can be purchased for $29 (for two people) until November 12th when the ticket price is $39 (for two). On the day of the event, ticket prices are $49 (for two).

*THE WINES

Participating wineries

Pheasant Run Winery

Good Wines for Good People

St. Josef's Winery

Pacific Northwest and Oregon wine pioneers

Forest Edge Vineyard

Working with Nature Making Extraordinary Everyday Wine

Christopher Bridge

Satori Springs Estate Vineyard — Willamette Valley, Oregon

Hanson Vineyards

Handmade, Old-World Wines from our Estate Winery and Vineyards

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

People come out here for the memories. It’s on their bucket lists.

*THE CHOCOLATES

Participating Sweets & Chocolate

Pacific Hazelnuts

One Stop Gift Shop

White Rabbit Bakery

Full service bakery and coffee shop

Lady Bug Chocolates

A Rich History In Chocolate

Quin Candy

Why? Because real food makes better candy.

Candy Basket Inc.

Four Generations of Handmade Gourmet Confections

Pudding River Chocolates

Elegant European-style chocolates

*THE SHOPPING

Aurora Participating Shops

CLICK HERE for more shops.

Timeless Antiques

Featuring the largest inventory of vintage Elegant & Depression glass in Oregon

Antiques Oregon

Mid-Century Modern at Affordable Prices

Aurora Mills

The Most Unique Pieces ANYWHERE

Back Porch Vintage

Unparalleled customer service offering one-of-a-kind vintage & antique items

Black Star Studio

As an artist, I have chosen watercolor as my primary medium, followed closely by pastel.

French Prairie Perennials

Aurora Garden Center

Historic Art Services

Historic Art & Services, a one-stop destination for fine art and those who appreciate it.

Mainstreet Merchantile

Largest antiques store in Aurora – Antiques Capital of Oregon

McLaren Auction

Oregon’s premier auction house with over 30 years’ experience.

Highway 99e Antique Mall

21527 hwy. 99e Ne Aurora, Oregon.. Open Seven days a Week 11am-5pm

Time After Time Oregon

Two floors of vintage and vintage-inspired goods

Aurora Colony

Discover the Aurora Colony… Established 1856
For more Information on the Wine and Chocolate Walk contact: auroracolony.com.