Willamette Valley Wineries
Wine, of course!
The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is now home to more than 700 wineries.
It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world.
The Willamette Valley is a large and varied appellation that includes seven sub-appellations: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge, Yamhill-Carlton, and the recently added Van Duzer Corridor.
Buffered from Pacific storms on the west by the Coast Range, the valley follows the Willamette River north to south for more than a hundred miles from the Columbia River near Portland to just south of Eugene. To the east, the Cascade Range draws the boundary between the Willamette Valley’s misty, cool climate and the drier, more extreme climate of eastern Oregon.
Within walking distance to A’Tuscan Estate are R. Stuart & Co., Eyrie, Goodfellow and Elizabeth Chambers tasting rooms among others that may be found at McMinnville Wine Walk.
There are so many others throughout Willamette Valley–some open every day, some open seasonally and some by appointment only. The following websites are excellent sources for upcoming events in our area and for wine information: Travel Yamhill Valley and Willamette Valley Wine. The McMinnville Wine Walk is another great way to explore the area.
Here are a select few suggestions to add to your visit.
Brooks is the living legacy of Jimi Brooks, a visionary Portland native who came to wine through his passion for history and philosophy. He devoted the rest of his life to holistic farming and winemaking in the Willamette Valley.
Carlton Winemakers Studio
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
Domaine Drouhin Oregon, established in 1987 by the Drouhin Family of Burgundy (Maison Joseph Drouhin), offers distinctive Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays handcrafted by a fourth-generation winemaker.
R. Stuart & Co. Winery
R. Stuart Winery is Rob and Maria Stuart, and so much more. It’s the dedicated farmers, the cadre of people who work alongside us in our winery and tasting room, and the people who open a bottle of wine and embrace it all.
They have been making acclaimed Oregon wines for nearly 30 years—transforming the raw material provided by soils and seasons through the art and science of barrels and bottles.
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!
The Four Graces
The Four Graces are sustainably farmed, and well-tended vineyards with the goal of producing rich, elegant, delicious and complex wines. They are deeply reflective of their Oregon Terroir.
Walter Scott Winery
Walter Scott Winery strives for elegance and purity in their wines. In addition to this, they work to ensure the wines convey transparency of site and character of vintage.