When it comes to finding great wineries in Willamette Valley, you’ll have plenty from which to choose. In fact, so many of the wineries located here are exceptional. While you won’t encounter bad wine in Oregon’s famed wine country, it can be a challenge to sift through all of the options and narrow it down to the best wineries in Willamette Valley. We’re here to help, though!
Though we’re located a short walk away from downtown McMinnville, we offer an excellent home base for all of your wine-tasting adventures throughout the different AVA’s of Oregon Wine Country. We love it when our guests ask us to share our picks for the best wineries in Willamette Valley, as we take special pride in forming relationships with local winemakers and helping curate memorable experiences for our guests.
Moreover, we love being your home away from home, where you can curl up in our cozy, luxurious guest rooms, walk to a delectable dinner in downtown McMinnville, and otherwise unwind in a way you cannot do at home. 2022 is the perfect year to explore Oregon wine country, especially when you include some of the best Wineries in Willamette Valley on your itinerary. Book your room today, and discover why we’re one of the best places to stay in McMinnville.
13 Best Wineries in Willamette Valley
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. Moreover, with big names in town like Willamette Valley Vineyards, Argyle Winery, Adelsheim Vineyard, and more, it’s hard to narrow the list down to a reasonable list of the best wineries in Willamette Valley.
From great tasting rooms right here in downtown McMinnville to wineries and vineyards worth visiting in the surrounding area, we’ve gone through our lists and picked out what we think are 13 of the best wineries in Willamette Valley to visit throughout your upcoming trips in 2022. Of course, we’re always happy to add more to the list if you’re here for longer, or perhaps a second trip.
- Lavinea Winery, home to female winemaker Isabelle Meunier, crafts delicious single-vineyard wines from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir.
- Ayoub Wines is located in the Dundee Hills area of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and is prized for its focus on small-batch wines and dedicated winemakers.
- Patricia Green Cellars in Newberg produces more individual bottlings of Pinot Noir than any other winery in America. Their collaborative approach to business ranks them easily as one of the best wineries in Willamette Valley.
- Beaux Fere Vineyards is located in the beautiful Ribbon Ridge area of Newberg. Their signature wines are developed using minimal techniques for a delicious product that genuinely reflects its terroir.
- Shea Wine Cellars produced a delicious and world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, two of the specialties for wineries in Willamette Valley.
- Duke Family Vineyards produces exquisite Pinot Noirs using sustainable agricultural practices. Their focus is on producing exceptional food-friendly wines that are elegant rather than overstated, and we think they do this beautifully!
- Bethel Heights Vineyard, located in the Eola-Amity Hills region, is one of the first wineries in Willamette Valley to plant in this area. Their wines are bold, distinctive, and reflective of the place they are grown in.
- R Stuart & Co. Winery is another of the best wineries in Willamette Valley. They source wine grapes from vineyards all over Willamette Valley and bring their experience and craftsmanship to a tasting bar in downtown McMinnville.
- Open Claim Vineyards has a new tasting room opening this spring featuring wines from their 55-acre estate at the base of Mount Pisgah.
- Soter Vineyards is a biodynamic farm, vineyard, and tasting room that offers exquisite tasting experiences. We love their over-the-top Provisions Tasting Experience, and the Sparkling wines here are fabulous, too. It’s easy to see why this is one of the best wineries in Willamette Valley.
- Don’t miss the by-appointment-only tastings at Fairsing Vineyards, another of the top wineries in Willamette Valley. The elevated food and wine pairings offered here are exceptional. (Elevated food/wine pairings are excellent)
- One of the best-known wineries in Willamette Valley is Domaine Drouhin. Here, you get the opportunity to taste three different labels (Joseph Drouhin, Domaine Drouhin, RoseRock) from three other sites, one of which is Burgundy, France, all from the same female winemaker. It’s truly an experience you don’t want to miss.
- Don’t miss a tasting experience at the ROCO winery if you’re a sparkling wine fan. Of all the wineries in Willamette Valley producing sparkling wines, they are rated the highest.
Best Place to Stay in McMinnville
When it comes to finding the best places to stay in McMinnville, Oregon, there’s nothing that compares to our exquisite McMinnville Bed and Breakfast. Not only do we offer unique and luxurious guest rooms for you to choose from, but we pay attention to every detail of your stay, ensuring you have the best experience possible.
Our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast offers four individually appointed guest rooms in the main house, in addition to two vacation cottage apartments in our neighboring 1913 Craftsman Cottage. These apartments come complete with fully-stocked kitchens, along with a shared laundry room, front porch, and back patio, and are perfect for longer stays and more intimate getaways.
Each morning of your stay, you’ll be treated to a delectable three-course breakfast. We have a stellar reputation for excellent breakfast, and we feature a menu that changes daily. It always includes house-baked breads, muffins or pastries, Willamette Valley seasonal fruits, yogurts, parfaits, cheeses, and a savory hot entrée. Whatever we serve, you can expect it to reflect Willamette Valley’s sumptuous and seasonal bounty.
Whether you’ve been to Oregon Wine Country before or this is your first visit to the area, you can’t go wrong visiting any of these top wineries in Willamette Valley. Book your getaway today, and let us treat you to an exceptional time in Oregon’s Wine Country.