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From Dundee Hills, McMinnville, and Eola-Amity Hills in the world famous Willamette Valley, to Columbia Valley in the northeast, to Umpqua and Rogue Valleys in the southern reaches of the state, Oregon is a mosaic of natural beauty and world-class wines.

“Oregon Wine Country is vast and diverse,” says Carrie Wynkoop, founder and CEO of Cellar 503, an Oregon-only wine club centered on the discovery of wineries and grape growers throughout Oregon’s many winemaking regions. “Most folks associate Oregon with pinot noir grown in the Willamette Valley, but there is wine produced literally in every part of the state.”

Planning a trip? The state’s 18 AVAs feature many different meso-climates, allowing an A-Z of wine grapes grown. Each region is dotted with boutique and luxury hotels, charming B&Bs and cozy Wine Country inns, on-site winery guest houses, and offbeat lodging options. We have compiled a list of ten of our favorites to help you plan the perfect Oregon Wine Country getaway.

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This upscale bed and breakfast is located in Newberg, Oregon, 1000 feet up on Chehalem Mountain, overlooking Willamette Valley’s Wine Country. Recently named a 2021 Travelers’ Choice Award winner by TripAdvisor, Chehalem Ridge features five tastefully appointed rooms with attached private bathrooms, stunning views, and modern amenities like heated balconies, jetted tubs, fireplaces, and gourmet breakfasts centered around homemade and local ingredients.

28700 NE Mountain Top Road, Newberg, OR 97132, (503) 538-3474

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Travelers looking for Wine Country luxury will want to book a stay at this stunning resort and spa, set in the foothills of the Willamette Valley, with views of snow-capped mountain ranges, rolling hills, farmlands, and, of course, vineyards. Enjoy creative farm-to-table cuisine inspired by the Willamette Valley’s abundant local agriculture, not to mention one of the most noteworthy wine lists in the Pacific Northwest at JORY Restaurant, rejuvenate with a healing spa treatment, or simply take in the many opportunities to enjoy your surroundings through walking trails, an open-air art gallery, lush gardens, and vineyards.

2525 Allison Lane, Newberg, OR 97132, (503) 554-2525

The Vintages Trailer Resort

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If glamping is more your speed, The Vintages Trailer Resort offers a unique, family-centered lodging experience in the heart of the Willamette Valley. The resort features 35 refurbished and stylishly decorated retro trailers with outdoor grills and cruiser bikes to make the most of your outdoor surroundings. Luxury touches include gourmet pour-over coffee, cozy terry cloth robes, and premium hotel-quality linens, while the classic glamping vibe offers firepits, outdoor lawn games, and a pet-friendly policy.

16205 SE Kreder Road, Dayton, OR 97114, (971) 267-2130

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At Abbey Road Farm, three functional grain silos were combined and converted to create a luxurious, one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast experience. Guests enter the inn through a grand lobby and sitting area with wet bar to one of five suites featuring foam topped beds, Jacuzzi tubs, premium bedding, and ambient floor heating. Stays include a bounteous Oregon breakfast prepared by on-site chef/innkeeper, Will Preisch. Guests will delight in meeting the grounds’ resident ducks, alpacas, sheep, donkeys, goats, and chickens, warming themselves in the evening around the outdoor fireplace, or tasting the newest vintages from resident winemakers.

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10501 NE Abbey Road, Carlton, OR 97111, (503) 687-3100

The Independence Hotel

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This 75-room boutique hotel on the banks of the Willamette River in the small, historic town of Independence is the perfect home base for wine travelers. With a design that integrates natural elements inspired by the outdoors with premium hotel amenities like in-room bike storage, luxury robes, a restaurant and bar overlooking the outdoor patio, and a rooftop deck with 360-degree views of the Willamette River, wine enthusiasts, adventurers, and travelers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle will find an ideal sanctuary here.

201 Osprey Lane, Independence, OR 97351, (503) 837-0200

Lumos Wine Company

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Located on a historic family farm in the Willamette Valley just 40 miles east of the Oregon Coast, this winery, known for its award-winning wines from USDA/Oregon-certified organic vineyards, was once a 1940s dude ranch. Elements of the property’s unique history can be found throughout: The tasting room is located in an old barn originally built as a dance floor, and the winery’s delightful guest accommodation – one of the original dude ranch guest cabins – invites visitors to unplug in a cozy, rustic farm setting that feels like a moment in time in Wine Country’s storied past.

2400 Cardwell Hill Drive, Philomath, OR 97370, (541) 929-3519

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Domaine Serene

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In search of something more exclusive? Visit Domaine Serene Winery, which features four on-site guest houses that sleep anywhere from two to ten guests in the Dundee Hills AVA of the Willamette Valley. Accommodations are only available to members of the Domaine Serene Wine Club, the perks of which include access to these guest winery accommodations, as well as highly allocated wines, Member’s Lounge Privileges, and membership awards accrual that can be redeemed for wines, merchandise, exclusive events, and even guest house stays at their sister winery, Château de la Crée, in Burgundy, France.

6555 NE Hilltop Lane, Dayton, OR 97114, (503) 864-4600

Ashland Springs Hotel

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Located in the charming town of Ashland, in the Rogue River Valley of Southern Oregon, this downtown landmark was built in 1925 and restored to recreate the aesthetic of a boutique European hotel, while preserving the elegant history of the original property. Guests can enjoy premium amenities like Frette linens, soaker tubs, and rain shower heads, as well as complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and cookies, and a meal or cocktail at the award-winning Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine, featuring innovative comfort dishes that celebrate Oregon’s farms, orchards, creameries, and meat ranchers, thoughtfully crafted cocktails, and a wide selection of local wines.

212 East Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520, (888) 795-4545

The Brenner Suite at C.H. Bailey House

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This private “green” bungalow located at the historic C.H. Bailey House in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley is surrounded by countless hiking trails and waterfalls along the Umpqua River, inviting guests to reconnect with their natural surroundings. The bungalow is deeply committed to protecting and preserving the earth, using solar power, earth-friendly cleaning products, and sustainable gardening practices. Each stay includes complimentary gourmet breakfasts, in-room cheese and crackers, and local wines and beer on-tap.

121 Melton Road, Roseburg, OR 97470, (541) 315-0048

The Gordon Hotel

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Travelers looking for a hip lodging experience in a more urban setting should check out The Gordon, an art-centric, 82-room boutique hotel in Eugene Oregon, housed in the 5th Street Public Market. While Eugene is the gateway to the Southern Willamette Valley, wine lovers could easily curate their own city wine getaway by touring the four tasting rooms located within the market itself, not to mention many downtown tasting rooms. The hotel also offers an “art bar” in the lobby, inviting guests to create their own artistic masterpieces with clay, paint, Polaroids, and more.

555 Oak Street, Eugene, OR 97401, (541) 762-0555

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Devin Parr is a San Diego-based freelance writer and consultant specializing in wine, travel and lifestyle. In addition to covering the global wine industry, she is the resident expert in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, serving as the region’s ambassador on behalf of the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association. She holds a certification in wine expertise from the Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy, as well as the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma. In 2017, she was named one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers. Follow her adventures at @thesocalwinegal and www.devinparr.com.

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FAQs

What is the best town to stay in Willamette Valley? ›

Best town to stay in Willamette Valley

McMinnville, Newberg, Dundee, Carlton, etc. McMinnville, my hometown, is without a doubt the best town to stay in Willamette Valley.

What is the best wine region in Oregon? ›

The Willamette Valley, Oregon's leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state's wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 700 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir–producing areas in the world.

What is the most beautiful winery in Oregon? ›

10 Beautiful Wineries in Oregon Wine Country
  • RÉSONANCE (Carlton) ...
  • Tyee Wine Cellars (Corvallis) ...
  • Left Coast Estate (Rickreal, Salem area) ...
  • Sarver Winery (Eugene) ...
  • Willamette Valley Vineyards (Salem) ...
  • Domaine Drouhin Oregon (Dayton) ...
  • Lumos (Corvallis) ...
  • Cherry Hill Winery (Salem)

What is the best time of year to visit the Willamette Valley? ›

The Best Seasons to Visit Willamette Valley

“The most popular time to visit is between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The weather is the sunniest and the vineyards are waking up.

Where do you fly into for Willamette Valley? ›

There are two primary airports in the Valley — Eugene (EUG) in the south, and the international airport Portland (PDX) in the north.

What is Dundee Oregon known for? ›

Welcome to Dundee

Blessed with beautiful vineyards, which draw visitors from around the world, and an abundance of highly rated restaurants, award winning wineries, unparalleled vistas, and an excellent quality of life, it is a much anticipated stop on every wine country tour.

What city is Oregon wine country? ›

The Willamette Valley AVA/appellation is Oregon's largest wine region, stretching from Portland in northern Oregon to Eugene, more than 100 miles. Most of the region's wineries are located west of Interstate 5. The largest concentration of Oregon wineries is located in the Northern portion of this region.

What is the oldest winery in Willamette Valley? ›

Tualatin Estate Vineyard, established in 1973 by wine pioneers Bill Fuller and Bill Malkmus, is one of the oldest and most respected vineyard sites in Oregon's Willamette Valley.

What is Oregon wine country known for? ›

It is known for its scenic vineyard and farmland views from the Chehalem Mountains, the highest point in Willamette Valley. You'll find vineyards nestled near forests and on mountainsides with stunning views of the valley below, all of which are especially beautiful in the fall.

What is the biggest winery in Oregon? ›

The largest winery in Oregon is the Willamette Valley Vineyards in South East Turner, Oregon. This is one of the best and most beautiful wineries in Oregon.

Does Oregon have good wineries? ›

Oregon has built an international reputation in the wine industry for the complex, tasty Pinot noirs created in its Willamette Valley. The state is a world-class wine producer with 18 approved winegrowing regions and more than 900 vineyards. Come taste for yourself at one of these ten breathtaking wineries.

How many wineries are in Oregon? ›

With 908 wineries in Oregon, a tourism industry has developed around wine tasting. Much of the tourism focuses on the wineries and tasting rooms in and around the Yamhill Valley southwest of Portland.
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Wine region
Official nameState of Oregon
Varietals produced82
No. of wineries908 (2019)
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How many days do you need in Willamette Valley? ›

So there you have it—a perfect 3-day weekend itinerary for Portland and Willamette Valley. Again, if you have an extra day or two then I highly suggest getting out to the beautiful Oregon coast as well. But with just a holiday weekend you can see and do so much in this beautiful little corner of the country!

What is the best month to visit Oregon? ›

June to August—the warmest and driest period of the year—is the best time to visit Oregon. The Beaver State welcomes tourists to numerous events like the Oregon Jamboree, the World Naked Bike Ride, and more.

Is Willamette Valley worth visiting? ›

The fertile soils of the Willamette Valley are known to produce some of the world's most exquisite Pinot Noir wines, and it is Oregon's leading wine-producing region. Willamette Valley is home to two-thirds of Oregon's wineries and vineyards, making it an ideal wine tourist destination.

Is Willamette National Forest worth visiting? ›

The Willamette National Forest offers a stunning choice of year round recreation for day-trippers and vacationers alike from scenic drives, hiking, camping, fishing or skiing to picnicking or rafting along one of our scenic rivers. Seven major volcanic peaks rise within the Forest's Wilderness areas: Mt.

What is the rainy season in Oregon? ›

The rainy season extends from October through April, with precipitation averaging 35 to 40 inches (900 to 1,000 mm), except in the middle Rogue valley, where 20 to 25 inches (500 to 650 mm) is common. The Cascade Range has copious winter precipitation, including phenomenal snow depth, and short, dry, sunny summers.

Is Dundee Oregon worth visiting? ›

With the picturesque Dundee Hills on one side and the scenic Willamette River on the other, Dundee is one of the Willamette Valley's most beautiful places. The town has become a magnet for excellent wineries and has developed a great culinary scene, especially for farm-to-table cuisine.

What is Carlton Oregon known for? ›

Welcome to Carlton: Oregon's Wine Country Capital!

Known for a downtown that boasts nearly two dozen wine tasting rooms, Carlton is also home base for the globally respected Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area. In short, Carlton is “Pinot Paradise.”

What is the elevation of Dundee Oregon? ›

Where are the most wineries in Oregon? ›

The Willamette Valley, Oregon's oldest wine region, has two-thirds of the state's wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 700 wineries.

How many wine regions are in Oregon? ›

In all Oregon has 18 different wine-growing regions. Each classified as an official American Viticultural Area (commonly referred to as an AVA), these regions are set apart for their climate, soil and elevation, which make grapes grown there distinctly different from grapes grown anywhere else.

What wines is Willamette Valley known for? ›

Oregon's Willamette Valley is the state's largest wine region. The Willamette Valley's leading varietal is Pinot Noir, but producers are captivating audiences with Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, among some 72 other varietals.

Why is Oregon called Pinot Noir? ›

Thanks to the favorable environment in areas such as the Willamette Valley or Columbia Gorge which have a cooler climate preferable for Pinot Noir grapes, Pinot Noir production has increased by 16% since 2005, making Oregon Pinot Noir known around the world.

Is the 2nd largest wine producing state in the US? ›

Washington State is the second-largest wine producer in the United States; however, it produces just a fraction of what California produces. Washington accounts for just over 5% of the total American wine production.

Where is the Pinot Noir region in Oregon? ›

The Willamette Valley, Oregon's leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state's wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 700 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir–producing areas in the world.

How many wineries are in Oregon 2022? ›

Oregon's Willamette Valley is home to more than 600 wineries, so it's easy to see how choosing a few to visit over a weekend can be a challenging process.

What is the top white and red grapes of Oregon? ›

Oregon Grapes at a Glance
  1. Pinot Noir. 22,016 annual planted acres; ...
  2. Pinot Gris. 5,200 annual planted acres; ...
  3. Chardonnay. 2,568 annual planted acres; ...
  4. Syrah. 1,621 annual planted acres; ...
  5. Cabernet Sauvignon. 1,410 annual planted acres; ...
  6. Merlot. 736 annual planted acres; ...
  7. Riesling. 435 annual planted acres: ...
  8. Viognier.
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What is Newberg Oregon known for? ›

Located in Yamhill County in Willamette Valley wine country, Newberg is home to vintners who craft complex pinots and creative chefs who use the region's bounty to develop innovative menus. Visitors enjoy fine art and wine in historic downtown Newberg.

What is Cottage Grove Oregon known for? ›

Cottage Grove is known as the "Covered Bridge Capital of The West" with six covered bridges near the city. Five of the six bridges, Chambers Covered Bridge, Currin Bridge, Dorena Bridge, Mosby Creek Bridge, and Stewart Bridge, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

What town is Willamette Valley in? ›

Willamette Valley
The Willamette Valley contains most of Oregon's population; it extends from the Portland metro area in the north to Eugene in the south.
Geography
LocationUnited States, Oregon
Borders onCascade Range (East) Oregon Coast Range (West) Calapooya Mountains (South)
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What is Brownsville Oregon known for? ›

Brownsville is a pioneer community with big attractions — from the famous “Stand by Me” movie trail and the Willamette Country Music Festival to old-fashioned storefronts and parades.

What is considered the Valley in Oregon? ›

The Willamette Valley, bounded on the west by the Coast Range and on the east by the Cascades, is the largest river valley in Oregon.

How far is Cottage Grove Oregon to the ocean? ›

The distance between Cottage Grove and Gold Beach is 119 miles. The road distance is 174.2 miles.

What time do the Cottage Grove races start? ›

Gates open at 9:30, pill draw closes at 11:45, and pit meeting is at noon! General admission to watch is free!

Is Cottage Grove a town or city? ›

Welcome to the Town of Cottage Grove!

We are bordered by the City of Madison, the Village of Cottage Grove, and the towns of Blooming Grove, Sun Prairie, Deerfield, and Pleasant Springs. The Town is bisected by CTH N, which interchanges with I-90 and I-94.

Is bend in the Willamette Valley? ›

Bend may seem marooned in the high desert of central Oregon, but the city is a veritable playground, built to entertain both outdoors and in. Oregon's biggest city outside the Willamette Valley, Bend is a sheer paradise when it comes to outdoor recreation and the activities that naturally follow: eating and drinking.

What does the word Willamette mean? ›

Willamette, pronounced “will-AM-it,” is believed to derive from the colonized pronunciation of Wallamt, which means “still water,” describing a place on the river near Oregon City. The area was and is largely inhabited by Kalapuyans (members of the Kalapuya Tribe) as well as Molalla, Clackamas and Chinook peoples.

What is Albany Oregon known for? ›

Today, Albany is called the "rare metals capital of the world," producing lots of metals with a specific focus on zirconium. The area also produces fruit and is also known for it's grass seed production. Oregon Freeze Dry is the main employer in the region, launching the green tech industry in the area.

What is Jacksonville Oregon known for? ›

Named one of America's top 10 coolest small towns by Budget Travel Magazine, Jacksonville is home to the summer-long Britt Music & Arts Festival, an incredible selection of independently owned shops and eateries, celebrated winemakers and accessible hiking and biking opportunities.

What is Oregon wine country known for? ›

It is known for its scenic vineyard and farmland views from the Chehalem Mountains, the highest point in Willamette Valley. You'll find vineyards nestled near forests and on mountainsides with stunning views of the valley below, all of which are especially beautiful in the fall.

What wine is Oregon known for? ›

Oregon has become synonymous with high quality Pinot Noir, and it's no wonder why. The state's moderate maritime climate allows Pinot to express concentrated flavor, yet maintain vibrant acidity. But the Beaver State's cooler and wetter climate is the ideal home for many other red wine grapes as well.

What is the oldest winery in Willamette Valley? ›

Tualatin Estate Vineyard, established in 1973 by wine pioneers Bill Fuller and Bill Malkmus, is one of the oldest and most respected vineyard sites in Oregon's Willamette Valley.

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