MCMINNVILLE, Ore., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC), an annual food and wine event that celebrates local wineries, farms and chefs, will be held August 26-28, 2016. Tickets are available at www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com, and proceeds benefit the Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES). First held in 2012, the three-day festival has established itself among the country's best food festivals in just four short years. Last year, readers of USA TODAY and 10Best voiced their support for BOYC, which placed second on the list of Best General Food Festivals in the country.
"There's no place like Yamhill County," said Susan Sokol Blosser, founder of YES and organizer of BOYC. "We are uniquely positioned to grow amazing food and wine, and that has attracted true pioneers in those industries to create a very unique culinary scene. It's also absolutely beautiful here, and a great place enjoy an array of outdoor activities. This year, guests will truly be able to experience all that Yamhill County has to offer."
BOYC offers a line-up of events around Yamhill County over an extended weekend:
- Friday's Winemaker Grill & Chill, outdoor alfresco dinners prepared by chef Paul Losch of Ruddick/Wood at Anam Cara Vineyard (Newberg), and chef Jesse Kincheloe of Valley Commissary at Remy Wines (McMinnville).
- Saturday activities include hot air ballooning, yoga or a vineyard hike. In the evening, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars and Winderlea Winery & Vineyard host four-course dinners.
- Sunday offers more adventures for the body and palate with horseback riding, paddling or a food & wine pairing experience at R. Stuart & Co.
- Sunday evening, the festival draws to a close with BIG NIGHT, an al fresco dining feast at Sokol Blosser Winery, featuring 20 chef, farmer and vintner pairings.
Reservations are required for all events, and ticket prices range from $50 to $225. For full festival details and tickets, visit www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com. All events are 21 and over only and take place rain or shine. Proceeds benefit YES, which supports projects throughout Yamhill County to ensure a strong, vibrant community. In addition to BOYC, projects include Books for Babies, Music Enrichment, and Nourish Yamhill Valley.
About Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC)
Yamhill County, nestled in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley, enjoys rich soils, a mild climate and some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere. This abundance of natural resources – and a strong pioneer spirit – has attracted innovative vintners, agricultural trailblazers and some of the best chefs in the country. Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC) is an annual three-day event celebrating the vibrant Yamhill County community. Now in its fifth year, the event is a project of, and a fundraiser for, the Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES).
About Yamhill Enrichment Society
Founded in 2011, the Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES) seeks to enrich Yamhill County with projects supporting education & the arts, food & agriculture, and history & community.
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