A Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast

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McMinnville

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Guests are welcome to utilize the living room, dining room and coffee room during their stay.  We have a nice garden, Bocce/ Petanque court, patio and porch area for your enjoyment. We are located five blocks from the historical district of McMinnville with plenty of shops, art galleries, restaurants, wineries, and coffee houses within a ten minute walk.  Click here to view an interactive list of our favorite McMinnville businesses and attractions!

  • wine_grapesThe McMinnville Downtown Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a five minute walk from A’Tuscan Estate.
  • Pick up a brochure at A’Tuscan Estate Bed & Breakfast and take a walk along Third Street, the center of the Historic District.  Admire the architectural qualities of the fifty-two buildings that make up the heart of McMinnville.
  • Stop to shop at the fine stores, antique galleries and art galleries that line Third Street or sample the culinary treats at a variety of eateries along the way.
  • The City Park, with a tennis court and cool shady paths is accessible from the west end of 3rd Street and Joe Dancer Park, on the east end of Third Street offers a grassy respite of baseball and soccer fields, ideal for a morning run or an afternoon promenade.

The McMinnville Downtown Association and the McMinnville Chamber of Commerce are good sources for upcoming events. Visit McMinnville Oregon is also a great resource.

Restaurants:

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We can highly recommend the following restaurants in downtown McMinnville:
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  • Bistro Maison, 503-474-1888   Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday, no lunch on Saturday.  Popular for great French food, fantastic wine pairings and a romantic atmosphere.
  • Nick’s Italian Café, 503-434-4471   Open seven days for lunch and dinner.  Northern Italian dinners served in the front of the restaurant, and a hearty lounge menu in their back room.  They feature homemade pastas, thin crusted wood oven pizzas, and full dinners.
  • La Rambla, 503-435-2126   Open daily for lunch and dinner.  Serves a variety of interesting tapas in a lively atmosphere.
  • Thistle, 503-472-9623   Open for dinner only Tuesday through Saturday.   Blackboard menu that changes nightly.  They provide excellent and innovative dishes with a passion for locally sourced produce, meats and wines.
  • The Barberry, 503-857-0457   Open for brunch Saturday and Sunday and dinner Wednesday through Monday.   Featuring an art infused ambiance, great seafood, steaks and charcuterie.

We are happy to assist with reservations at any of the aforementioned restaurants.

In Dundee, about a fifteen minute drive;

  • Tina’s, 503-538-8880   Open nightly for dinner, Tuesday through Friday for lunch. Wowing the valley since 1991 with wonderful Northwestern cuisine exquisitely prepared and locally sourced.

winetastingWine, of course! 

A few suggestions of wineries to visit while you are here:

  • Adelsheim is one of Oregon’s founding wineries. Be sure to try the Elizabeth’s Reserve Pinot Noir.
  • Bethel Heights, one of the first vineyards planted in the Eola Hills, has earned a special reputation for small lots of distinctive block-designated reserve Pinot Noirs.
  • Brooks winemaking philosophy has always been simple: it starts with great respect and attention to detail.
  • Carlton Winemakers Studio is home to 13 individual vintners that produce some of the region’s most coveted wines under one innovative roof. Don’t leave without a bottle from Lavinea winemaker Isabelle Meunier.
  • Domaine Drouhin Oregon, established in 1987 by the Drouhin Family of Burgundy (Maison Joseph Drouhin), offers distinctive Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays handcrafted by fourth-generation winemaker, Véronique Drouhin-Boss.
  • Soter Vineyards is a place regarded as a haven for raising exceptional Oregon Pinot Noir and sparkling wines. Be sure to book the Provisions tasting!
  • St. Innocent produces small lot, handmade wines from nine of Oregon’s best vineyards.
  • The Four Graces are sustainably farmed, well-tended vineyards with the goal of producing rich, elegant, delicious and complex wines.
  • Walter Scott Winery strives for elegance and purity in their wines, while working to ensure the wines convey transparency of site and character of vintage.

Within walking distance to A’Tuscan Estate are R. Stuart & Co., Remy and Eyrie, Goodfellow and Elizabeth Chambers among others that may be found at McMinnville Wine Walk.

There are many others, some open every day and others by appointment only. The following web sites are an excellent source for upcoming events in our area and for wine information:  Yamhill Valley and Willamette Wine

 

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  • Insider’s Wine Tour, 503-791-0005   An excellent venue for a truly inside and in depth visit to the Willamette Valley.  This is definitely the company to use for an emphasis on small, intimate wineries.
  • Equestrian Wine Tours / Jake Price Stables, 503-864-2336 * 866-864-5253   Tennessee walkers!  Fabulous horseback or carriage rides through the vineyards.  Tours are coordinated to your wishes, and can include a picnic lunch or wine tasting.
  • Evergreen Aviation Museum, Space Museum and Water Park, 503-434-4180  Located just a few miles from A’Tuscan Estate, the museum is home of the famous Spruce Goose, as well as an impressive historic aircraft collection, Imax, museum store and café.   There is also a Space Museum and a Water Park.  We have discount coupons here!  Open daily 9:00 to 5:00.  (Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.)
  • Vspruceista Balloon Adventures, 503-625-7385    Vista Balloons is the way to go for a spectacular balloon ride, floating above Yamhill County’s beautiful wine county.  Flight season is April to November (daily except Tuesdays, weather permitting Balloons fly at dawn from Sportsman Airpark in Newberg; flight includes a delicious breakfast upon landing.
  • Golf: Bayou 9-hole Golf Course, 503-472-4651 is located just south of the city limits.  The 18 hole Chehalem Glenn Golf Course in Newberg (approximately 15 miles from McMinnville) is another nice option for an afternoon of golf. 503-538-5800.

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