[Oeva-list] Celebrate Earth Day with "Plug & Pinot,"

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Tue Apr 22 08:29:17 PDT 2014


Enjoy Oregon's Bounty without the emissions & enter to win an EV-powered Wine Country Getaway!
Happy Earth Day! The Oregon Electric Byways partners would like to invite you to Celebrate Earth day this week in Oregon’s Wine Country, home to the Willamette Valley Electric Byway, a network of West Coast Electric Highway fast chargers and charging stations at key wineries, restaurants, and other local businesses along the way!
 
Join a handful of Oregon’s premier and most sustainable wine country destinations along the Willamette Valley Electric Byway – Elk Cove Vineyards, Sokol Blosser Winery, Stoller Family Estate, Winderlea Vineyard and Winery, and The Joel Palmer House Restaurant – to celebrate and learn more about electric vehicle tourism and accessibility (Plug & Pinot Tour Map – developed in partnership with PlugShare).
 
Plug & Pinot kicks off on Earth Day, April 22, and runs through April 27
 
BONUS: I will be taking Portland Trail Blazers Ambassador and former NBA star Jerome Kersey on the tour in the Oregon Electric Byways Leaf on Thursday, April 24th!
 
Visit all five destinations during the week-long event to complete the Plug & Pinot Passport and be entered to win an EV-Powered Wine Country Getaway*:

    One night stay at The Allison Inn & Spa
    Dinner for two at The Joel Palmer House Restaurant
    Electric vehicle rental from Enterprise
    Wine club pricing and VIP experiences at each of the wineries

 
Test rides available on EVs
 
On Saturday, April 26 from 12-4 pm, each destination will have electric vehicles for you to test ride and representatives on-site to share more information about sustainable driving.

    Toyota @ Elk Cove
    Nissan @ The Joel Palmer House
    Tesla @ Sokol Blosser Winery
    Chevrolet @ Stoller Family Estate
    Porsche @ Winderlea Vineyard and Winery

And if you have an electric vehicle, enjoy some additional bonuses during the week-long event to celebrate your commitment to sustainable driving:

    Enjoy complimentary tastings at any of the participating wineries
    Indulge in a complimentary appetizer from The Joel Palmer House Restaurant. Special glass pours from each participating winery will also be exclusively available on the wine list. Please make dinner reservations at JoelPalmerHouse.com. 

Participating Destination Partners:

    Elk Cove Vineyards, www.elkcove.com, 503-985-7760
    The Joel Palmer House Restaurant, www.joelpalmerhouse.com, 503-864-2995
    Sokol Blosser Winery, www.sokolblosser.com, 503-864-2282
    Stoller Family Estate, www.stollerfamilyestate.com, 503-864-3404
    Winderlea Vineyard and Winery, www.winderlea.com, 503-554-5900

Supporting Partners: Travel Oregon, Oregon Department of Transportation, Nissan, Tesla, Porsche, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, The Allison Inn and Spa, PlugShare, and Stelcor Energy.
*Open to adults 21 years of age or older. Employees of participating partners are not eligible for the contest. Winners are selected by a random drawing in May 2014 and will be notified within 48 hours of the drawing. Entrants are only eligible if the passport is fully completed and returned to any participating location by April 27, close of business. Winner must complete the getaway by April 22, 2015 and must facilitate timing with all of the participating getaway locations. Dinner at The Joel Palmer House Restaurant excludes beverages and service. Retail value of $500.
See this and more on the Oregon Department of Transportation's website:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/OIPP/pages/inn_ev-charging.aspx
Learn more about Oregon Electric Byways:
http://industry.traveloregon.com/industry-resources/sustainable-tourism-development/sustainable-transportation-development/electric-vehicles/
Best,

Ashley
 
Ashley N. Horvat, State of Oregon Chief EV Officer 
Oregon Department of Transportation
Office of Innovative Partnerships & Alternative Funding MS 32
355 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-3871
Cell: 503.385.3293
Fax: 503.986.3679
Email: ashley.n.horvat at odot.state.or.us
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