Go on a Wine-Tasting Road Trip Through Oregon’s Willamette Valley
Portland’s backyard is a rolling landscape of picturesque farms, quaint towns, and forested trails. Popular among outdoor lovers, Willamette Valley is the state’s largest wine region home to two-thirds of Oregon’s vineyards—about 550 wineries.
Spanning 150-miles from the Columbia River near Portland to Eugene, along the Willamette River, the valley is an idyllic countryside with more than a few epic vistas. Red wine enthusiasts will be delighted to know that, picturesque as it may be, the area is also recognized as one of the premier Pinot Noir producing regions in the world.
Portland, the Gateway to Wine Country
Located just a short drive from Willamette Valley (about 30 miles), guests staying at The Nines in downtown Portland can experience the perfect wine country escape and indulge in the comforts of upscale urban accommodation. Explore offers and start planning your trip today.
ANGELA ESTATE Dundee, OR
Angela Estate is a small winery with an elegant tasting room that offers single-vineyard Pinot Noirs and high-quality sparkling wines from the esteemed Graham Beck Estate, a sister winery in South Africa. Angela Estate sources from two vineyards in Yamhill-Carlton, while the Angela Estate Tasting Room is situated in Dundee.
STOLLER FAMILY ESTATE Dayton, OR
Spanning 400 acres, with 225 acres dedicated to growing vineyards, Stoller Family Estate is home to the largest contiguous vineyard in Dundee Hills. The estate features a stunning 4,000-square-foot tasting that was voted #1 in the nation by USA Today readers. Sustainably built and environmentally friendly, the winery is the first in the world to receive LEED Gold certification.
ARCHERY SUMMIT Dayton, OR
With six vineyards spread across 120 acres, Archery Summit crafts elegant, high-quality wines, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris. Located near the top of the Dundee Hills, the vineyards overlook sweeping views of the Willamette Valley, while the winery itself is considered among the most beautiful walkable barrel caves in the Pacific Northwest.
EVENING LAND VINEYARDS Dundee, OR
Planted in 1984, the vineyards at the historic Seven Springs Estate nestle against a scenic forest of Douglas fir trees in the Eola-Amity Hills. At Evening Land Tasting Room, visitors enjoy a serene setting while sampling the range of award-winning wines from the nearby Seven Springs Estate.
DOMAINE SERENE Dayton, OR
A Mediterranean-style winery and tasting room, Domaine Serene produces wines from six individual vineyard estates planted exclusively to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Since its first vintage in 1990, this 42-acre hilltop estate has produced several award-winning wines. Notably, Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir is recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine as the World’s #3 Wine of 2013.
Make the Nines Your Last Stop
You can explore all the top Willamette Valley wineries and be back in times for dinner in downtown Portland. Enjoy delectable farm-to-table dining at Urban Farmer or modern Asian cuisine at Departure.