Attractions - Best Wineries & More

  • Historic Downtown Newberg

    Address:
    214 E 1st St, Newberg, OR 97132, USA .

    Collection of local shops, wine tasting rooms, boutiques, cafes and dining options.

    http://newbergdowntown.org/ 

  • Penner-Ash Wine Cellars

    Address:
    15771 NE Ribbon Ridge Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, USA .

    In 1998, Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash founded Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in the Northern Willamette Valley’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Bringing to life their shared vision, through years of hard work unyielding commitment, the pair built a reputation for lush, layered Pinot Noir, and community leadership throughout the valley.

    https://www.pennerash.com/ 

  • Domain Drouhin Winery

    Address:
    6750 NE Breyman Orchards Rd, Dayton, OR 97114, USA .

    We believe in the family approach to wine, in both Burgundy and Oregon, and this informs how we live, the wines we make, and the respect we have for our land.  Our estate winery in the Dundee Hills creates elegant, fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines forged from our family’s tradition of fine winemaking in France. For more than 30 years, the Drouhin Family has brought a wealth of hard-earned experience to their vineyards in the Willamette Valley, just southwest of Portland, Oregon.  We invite you to experience wines made with French Soul from Oregon Soil. Daily appointments are available from 10am-2pm. Tastings are hosted within our four-level gravity flow winery, from our expansive terrace overlooking our 235 acre-estate, or from the peace of our Secret Garden.

    https://domainedrouhin.com/

  • White Rose Estate Winery

    Address:
    6250 NE Hilltop Ln, Dayton, OR 97114, USA .

    Planted in 1980 to own-rooted Pommard clone pinot noir, the 10-acre White Rose Vineyard is one of the oldest and most storied vineyards in Oregon. Planted on east-southeast facing slopes of volcanic Jory soils in the heart of the Dundee Hills, the vines consistently produce fruit of great character and complexity. The vineyard sits at the top of the hill at 870 feet elevation, overlooking much of the Willamette Valley. This hilltop location allows us to maximize "hang time", the length of the time the clusters are maturing on the plant, which results in greater flavor development while maintaining balanced sugars and acid.

    https://whiteroseestate.com/

  • Beaux Freres Winery

    Address:
    15155 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, USA .

    The Beaux Frères Vineyard is located on an 88-acre farm atop Ribbon Ridge near Newberg (Yamhill County, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA). Tall and stately Douglas fir trees cover nearly 50 acres of the farm, with homestead and winery buildings occupying another 8 acres.  Their motto is: "Low on technology, high on personality. Low on analytics, high on intuition."

    https://beauxfreres.com/ 

  • Ken Wright Cellars

    Address:
    120 N Pine St, Carlton, OR 97111, USA .

    The seed for a career in wine was planted squarely in Bourbon country of Lexington, Kentucky. While waiting tables to put himself through school, Ken was exposed to fine wines from regions around the world. The passion became avocation when Ken left the Bluegrass State to attend enology and viticulture classes at UC-Davis. Eight years were spent winemaking for Ventana Vineyards, Chalone and Talbott Vineyards in Monterey County of California’s central coast.  Friends from the Willamette Valley piqued Ken’s interest in the region when they would visit, and a trip to the Dundee Hills in 1976 convinced him that this was where the finest Pinot noir in North America was being grown.

    In 1986, with family, belongings and 10 barrels in tow, Ken moved to McMinnville and started Panther Creek Cellars.  His concept of focusing on vineyard-designate bottling began during those years at Panther Creek and was cemented as a core philosophy in 1994 when Ken Wright Cellars was founded in historic downtown Carlton. Ken now makes a single vineyard bottling from 13 vineyard sites in the Northern Willamette Valley.


    Given his appreciation of sense of place, it was a given that Ken would contribute to the locations and industry near and dear to his heart. Instrumental in organizing the six new American Viticultural Area (AVA)’s in the Northern Willamette Valley that define in detail the distinct growing areas within the region, he wrote the proposition for the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and served as the association’s first President.

    For Carlton, his work with the Visioning Committee helped develop a 20-year plan for the community. He has been active in downtown improvements as well, from selecting the trees and vintage street lamps lining Main Street to purchasing and restoring historic buildings in keeping with the town’s rich, agricultural heritage. In 2003 Ken and his wife, Karen, bought the town’s train station that was built in 1923; after two years of extensive restoration, this beautiful building now houses the tasting room for Ken Wright Cellars. Here at the tasting room, you can taste a selection of Ken’s single vineyard Pinot Noir. The staff provides an in-depth geological tour of the Willamette Valley and shares Ken’s 40 years of experience of making wine.


    Ken’s accomplishments have been recognized over and over throughout the years. Including in 2005 when Ken was award the VINI Award at Classic Wine Auction for a lifetime of service to the wine industry and Oregon’s community at large, in 2012 Ken and Karen were voted as the Oregon Wine People of the Year, 2013 as Salud’s! Legacy Winemaker and in 2014 an American Winery of the Year Nominee. Ken Wright Cellars wine has received 111 scores of 90 and above in the Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, and they continue to year after year. In 2014, Ken’s 2012 Abbott Claim Vineyard Pinot Noir was ranked the number one wine on the world, per Wine Enthusiast. His most recent recognition was being featured as the first Oregon wine maker on the cover of the Wine Spectator, in the May 2015 issue, with a 9-page article on his lifetime achievements in the Oregon Pinot Noir industry and his local philanthropies.

    https://kenwrightcellars.com/

  • Chehalem Golf Course

    Address:
    4501 E Fernwood Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, USA .

    Beautiful golf course set amongst rolling hills, scenic homes and old grove pine trees; a true Oregon golf experience.

     

    Book a tee time here: https://www.chehalemglenn.com/teetimes/

  • Vista Hot Air Balloon Adventures

    Address:
    1050 Commerce Pkwy, Newberg, OR 97132, USA .

    If riding in a Hot Air Balloon was on your bucket list... consider it done.

    https://vistaballoon.com/ 

  • Champoeg State Park

    Address:
    8239 Champoeg Rd NE, St Paul, OR 97137, USA .

    Champoeg State Heritage Area features a rare combination of history, nature, and recreation. Situated south of Newburg along the scenic Willamette River, Champoeg's forests, fields, and wetlands recreate the landscape of a bygone era.

    This is the site where Oregon's first provisional government was formed by a historical vote in 1843. A thriving town of 200 was established, only to be washed away during a great flood in 1861. This rich history earns the park’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

    A diversity of activities await. Enjoy walking or biking on the paved trails that pass historical landmarks and hug the river. Play the 18-hole disc golf course under the oak trees, relax at the multitude of scenic picnic areas, or fish or kayak from dock on the Willamette River.

    https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=park.profile&parkId=79

    The ecologically rich landscape is home to more than 130 bird species, including seasonally nesting western bluebirds and acorn woodpeckers.

  • Adelsheim Winery

    Address:
    16800 NE Calkins Ln, Newberg, OR 97132, USA .

    The first winery in the Chehalem AVA, and a mainstay ever since!

    https://www.adelsheim.com/ 

  • Tori Morr Winery

    Address:
    18323 NE Fairview Dr, Dundee, OR 97115, USA .

    High in the Dundee Hills, Torii Mor’s Asian-inspired tasting room and Japanese garden are just steps from  a Live Certified Olson Estate Vineyard. With breathtaking views of the Willamette Valley and Mt. Hood, it’s the perfect spot to take some time and experience Torii Mor, gateway to the earth.

    https://www.toriimorwinery.com/

  • Argyle Tasting Room

    Address:
    691 OR-99W, Dundee, OR 97115, USA .

    The king of sparkling wines in Oregon Wine Country.  A lively tasting area with spacious outdoor seating.

    https://argylewinery.com/

  • Domaine Serene Winery

    Address:
    6555 NE Hilltop Ln, Dayton, OR 97114, USA .

    Upscale Italian inspired luxury tasting room with commanding views and award winning wines.  One of the most luxurious names in Oregon Wine Country.

    https://www.domaineserene.com/

  • Alexana Winery

    Address:
    12001 NE Worden Hill Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, USA .

    Wonderful patio and views of their rolling hills vineyard.

    https://www.alexanawinery.com/ 

  • Portland International Airport

    Address:
    Portland International Airport (PDX), 7000 Northeast Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218, USA .

    There is a good chance if you are flying here, you will pass through this award winning airport.  Stop for some stumptown local coffee or Blue Star Donuts right in the airport on your way to us! 

    https://www.flypdx.com/

  • Downtown Portland - Pioneer Courthouse Square

    Address:
    Pioneer Courthouse Square, Inc., Southwest Morrison Street, Portland, OR, USA .

    https://thesquarepdx.org/

    "Portland's Living Room" and home to many events, primarily free, including the famous tree lighting ceremony during holiday seasons.  In the square you can experience 3-4 famous food trucks (the egg sandwiches at "Fried Egg I'm in Love" are solid) and it's a good place to just hang out and watch Portland be.... Portland.  Parking is limited downtown but here are some nearby lots:

    Option 1  Option 2 or valet for a day rate at one of the nearby hotels like the Downtown Hilton, Heathman Hotel or The Nines as examples.

     

  • The Portland Japanese Garden

    Address:
    Portland Japanese Garden, Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR, USA .

    When His Excellency Nobuo Matsunaga, the former Ambassador of Japan to the United States, visited Portland Japanese Garden, he proclaimed it to be “the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan.”

    The Garden sits nestled in the hills of Portland, Oregon’s iconic Washington Park, overlooking the city and providing a tranquil, urban oasis for locals and travelers alike. Designed in 1963, it encompasses 12 acres with eight separate garden styles, and includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. This is a place to discard worldly thoughts and concerns and see oneself as a small but integral part of the universe.

    Born out of a hope that the experience of peace can contribute to a long lasting peace. Born out of a belief in the power of cultural exchange. Born out of a belief in the excellence of craft, evidence in the Garden itself and the activities that come from it. Born out of a realization that all of these things are made more real and possible if we honor our connection to nature.

    Visit the most awarded and recognized Japanese garden in the US.

    https://japanesegarden.org/

  • Tillamook Cheese Factory

    Address:
    Tillamook Creamery, North Highway 101, Tillamook, OR, USA .

    https://www.tillamook.com/visit-us/creamery

    Home of the famous Tillamook cheese that you will encounter throughout the northwest.  But equally as impressive is their ice cream!  Tour the factory and get samples/full food from their cheese inspired food court and ice creamery.  Please check for covid updates.

     

  • Portland Timber's MLS Stadium (Providence Park)

    Address:
    Providence Park, Southwest Morrison Street, Portland, OR, USA .

    https://www.timbers.com/providencepark

    There are few experience more exhilarating than a rowdy crowd at a Portland Timbers game, Portland's Major League Soccer team (and previous MLS Cup champion!).  Witness the Timber Army lead the arean in song and chants for the entirety of the game in the newly renovated Providence Park.  Whether soccer fan or not, it is an experience few forget.  

    Note, if it is your first game, we recommend to NOT buy tickets for the "Timber Army" section.  It requires lining up hours in advance to secure a good seat.  Inkeeper preference is to be near the army but with a reserved seat.  Look for seats in sections 99, 98, 115, 116 or 117. for fun experiences.  Of course, Key Bank Club tickets or Leyard Lounge seats are the most luxurious with food and drink inclusions!

  • Historic Downtown McMinnville

    Address:
    Downtown McMinnville, Northeast 3rd Street, McMinnville, OR, USA .

    Quaint downtown vibe with boutique shopping, restaurants, wine bars and more!

    https://visitmcminnville.com/activities/historic-downtown-mcminnville/

  • The Allison Spa

    Address:
    The Allison Inn & Spa, Allison Lane, Newberg, OR, USA .

    Widely considered one of the finest spas (if not, the finest) in all of Oregon.  Visit for a relaxing massage, body treatments, massages, prenatal services, facials, make-up, waxing, and hydrotherapy services.  Note: check availability related to covid regulations.  The Spa is located within the Allison Inn and Spa Resort and is a very short drive from our property (but definitely stay here!  They don't give free breakfast with mimosas :o) )

    https://www.theallison.com/spa/

     

  • Oregon Select Tours

    Address:
    Newberg, OR, USA .

    Oregon Select Tours is a locally owned and operated in the heart of Oregon wine country based in the Willamette Valley, serving Newberg, Dundee, and McMinnville.  Specializing in boutique wineries with world class wines.  Oregon wine country is growing with over two hundred wineries.  Let our team of local wine enthusiasts create a memorable day of wine tasting and touring some of the best Willamette Valley vineyards. In addition to wine tours we offer a variety of other sightseeing services. Take a trip through wine country and make your way to the Oregon Coast or a trip to see some of Oregon’s amazing waterfalls.

    https://oregonselectwinetours.com/

  • Black Tie Tours

    Address:
    Newberg, OR, USA .

    Founded by Stefan Czarnecki whose family started the Joel Palmer House in Dayton to much acclaim.  A tour operator that specializes not only in wine tours but also truffle tours in the winter.  A wonderful experience.

    Black Tie Tours is an exclusive wine tour and private car service for the Oregon Wine Country. We specialize in customized wine tours - bringing to our guests their perfect experience. Allow us to use our insider knowledge and passion for high-quality service to put together that perfect experience for you!  

    They also offer FREE tips/suggestions - even if you’re not touring with us! Just write “free tips” in the subject of the “Contact Us” form and follow us on social media.

    https://www.blacktietours.com/

  • Bergstrom Wine Tasting Room

    Address:
    8115 Northeast Worden Hill Road, Dundee, OR, USA .

    Bergstrom Wines is another pioneer of the valley having worked along side the Erath and Ponzi families and putting the Willamette Valley on the maps.  Moreover, they are absolutely masters of biodynamic wine making.  Their tasting room is now situated in a completely remodeled farmhouse which was the Bergstrom's family home when starting their winery, overlooking the valley.  

    Their wines are constantly well received and their signature Ekollon tasting experience (starting June 1) pairs craft bites with each wine to best exhibit the flavors and local cuisine.  A truly intimate experience, reservations ABSOLUTELY recommended as their tasting room only accepts a few visitors a day; but well worth the investment!  One of Jared's top picks.

    https://bergstromwines.com/