RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EXPLORING THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Whether you are coming from nearby for a short getaway, or from out of state to dive into world-class pinot noir, you will love the beautiful, peaceful scenery of the Dundee Hills. Our vacation homes are located nearby many excellent wineries, as well as great options for food. Here are just a few of our favorite spots:
Alexana Winery - just 2 miles up the road, producing delicious wines from estate grown fruit.
Domaine Serene Winery - a leader in putting premium Oregon wines on the map, their expansive property is a 20 minute drive from the houses.
Argyle Winery provides a beautiful spot located just minutes away in Dundee to enjoy an extensive selection of sparkling wines. Attend their Masters of Sparkling Class for a truly special experience.
Carlton Winemakers Studio - a dozen vintners under one roof definitely deserves a visit! Wander around Carlton and grab lunch, you can spend a full day in the area. Just a 20 minute drive from your rental house.
There are really too many to list! This Willamette Valley Wine website is a helpful resource to plan your trip.
A lovely cafe with wood fired pizzas, fresh salads and sandwiches, a visit to Red Hills Market is a must - just 5 minutes from your vacation home serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Recipe Neighborhood Kitchen features an excellent chef serving dishes in a beautifully restored home in Newberg, 5 miles away. Their sister restaurant, Recipe Part Deux, is fabulous as well, with a slightly more relaxed atmosphere.
The award winning Painted Lady Restaurant provides fabulous upscale dining in a beautiful Victorian home in Newberg.
Community Plate is a comfortable, family-owned cafe serving delicious breakfasts and lunches in downtown McMinnville. Less than 30 minutes away, it's worth spending a morning or afternoon in the historic downtown, wandering around shops, galleries, wineries and breweries.
Book a massage, vineyard tour or tasting of wines from around the Valley at the beautiful Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard, a close neighbor to your vacation home. Check their events calendar for periodic fine dining experiences when they host celebrated winemakers from the Valley pair wines with multi-course menus prepared by a fabulous chef.
For a flexible, self-guided tour of great wineries at very reasonable prices, look into NW Wine Shuttle which offers hop on, hop off service from late spring through early fall.
The high-end curated Founders Tour package by Vibe-Rides put you in the center of Oregon winemaking history with a two-day tour of founding vineyards.
Spend a wonderful day with personalized tours for 2-8 people in luxury vehicles with drivers who have deep knowledge and relationships within the wine industry: Stefan at Black Tie Tours and Charlie at Oregon Wine Guides are two great options.
As a very affordable option, Main Street Drivers will conduct your wine tour in your own car! They'll help with the planning details as well.