Taste Pacific Northwest Wines with Alaska Airlines this Fall

Aug 1, 2013 by

Taste Pacific Northwest Wines with Alaska Airlines this Fall

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Alaska Airlines is enticing oenophiles, particularly those of the Pinot Noir variety, with an irresistible deal with the Oregon Wines Fly Free and Washington’s Taste and Tote programs. Head to Oregon’s Wine Country this fall and fly home with a case of your favorite selections from Oregon’s Wine Country free starting Sept. 10 through Nov. 20.

Wine lovers can enjoy Willamette Valley’s and Washington’s Walla Walla harvest during one of the best seasons of the year in the Pacific Northwest and bring the experience home with them. All four of Oregon’s airports Portland, Eugene, Medford and Redmond are participating in the Oregon Wines Fly Free program this fall.

Alaska Airlines has similar Wines Fly Free programs in other wine regions, but Oregon is the first to implement the promotion throughout the state.

Feast Portland, the flagship food and drink festival in the Pacific Northwest, Sept. 19 – 21, is also sponsored by Alaska Airlines.

Traveling to Oregon on Alaska Airlines? Hold onto your boarding passes because it will make traveling through Oregon’s vines even sweeter. Travelers who flash their boarding passes within a week of their arrival in Oregon will receive complementary tastings at more than 180 participating Oregon wineries.

“This program is a natural for us,” says Clint Ostler, manager of media and market strategy for Alaska Air Group. “We’re pleased to support Oregon wineries while giving our customers one more reason to visit the state’s incredible wine regions.”

This unique opportunity is due to a partnership between Alaska Airlines, the Oregon Wine Board and Travel Oregon.

Tom Danowski, executive director of OWB, couldn’t agree more.

“Partnering with Alaska Airlines and Travel Oregon to help visitors to Oregon experience the beauty and bounty of our amazing wine country, is a no brainer,” says Tom.

Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon, adds.

“We know that Oregon’s scenic beauty not only affects the sense of place in every taste of Oregon wine, but it also inspires visitors to purchase Oregon’s artisan products,” says Todd, citing a recent study points out that at least 43 percent of visitors to Oregon are more likely to purchase Oregon products during or after their trip than prior to their visit.

“Now they can bring home not only memories,” he continues, “but Oregon’s award-winning wines, as well.”

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