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Willamette Valley Wine Country

Cannon Beach, Oregon, United States, North America: Willamette Valley wine country is a perfect day trip from Portland.

Chehalem Winery

31190 NE Veritas Ln.
Newberg , Oregon
Tel: 503 538 4700

Argyle Winery

691 N Highway 99W
Dundee , Oregon
Tel: 888 427 4953

Sokol Blosser Winery

5000 Sokol Blosser Lane
Dundee , Oregon
Tel: 800 582 6668

Carlton Winemakers Studio

801 N. Scott Street
Carlton , Oregon
Tel: 503 852 6100

The Tasting Room

105 W. Main St.
Carlton , Oregon
Tel: 503 852 6733

The Bistro Maison

729 N.E. Third St.
Mcminnville , Oregon
Tel: 503 474 1888

Golden Valley Brewery

980 E. Fourth St.
McMinnville , Oregon
Tel: 503 472 2739

Grape Escape Tours

Tel: 503 283 3380's insider take:

Oregon has been growing grapes for decades, but it has only recently begun to get the sort of recognition it so richly deserves. As a result of its slow rise to fame, the wineries and towns in the area are much more low-key than California's well-established Napa Valley. A wine-tasting day trip here is relaxing, without the long lines, high fees, and traffic congestion. There are a couple of ways to organize this easy excursion: Grab your own gourmet picnic in Portland, select your own tour of vineyards, and make the drive yourself. Along the main artery, Highway 99, you can stop at the forward-thinking Chehalem Winery (which has a new tasting room open in Newberg), the premier Argyle Winery, and the sustainable and organic Sokol Blosser Winery. Carlton is home to several up-and-coming wineries whose wares you can taste at the Carlton Winemakers Studio, and you can buy a number of local wines not normally available to the public at The Tasting Room. For a leisurely wine country lunch, head to the town of McMinnville, which has several good restaurants. The Bistro Maison serves authentic French fare in a lovely rustic setting, while the Golden Valley Brewery is a good option for classic American pub food. Alternatively, sign up for a semi-customized package tour (an excellent option for those wanting to leave the driving to someone else). The informative Grape Escape Tours has several offerings catering to different interests. For more information, visit and

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