Well, definitely the views can’t be beaten and then there’s the wine… the glorious Willamette Valley Pinot Noir that Oregon is known for. All of us are definitely wine lovers and love a good wine tasting
I thought that it would be fun to share our wine tasting itinerary for this trip because it really turned out well. One of the things that always happens on our trips to Oregon is that we tend to try to schedule too many wineries in one day. For this
So technically Day 1 consisted of travel, but our Oregon trip started with a Provisional Meal at Soter Vineyards. (My husband and I first did this in May and it was just as amazing as that experience, maybe even more amazing, TBH.) Soter Vineyards is one of my favorite wineries to visit. The scenery is fantastic, the wine is amazing, and the location and tasting room are beyond fabulous.
We started our meal, of course with a glass of Rosé and an appetizer of Crudité and Tomato Water. The flavors were amazing. Next, we feasted on Roasted Chicken, Panzanella salad, Gnocchi, and Corn Casserole. Lastly, we enjoyed a dessert of Sesame cookies and grape sorbet, which tasted like an over-the-top PB&J. All of this food was served with the full tasting of Soter’s amazing Pinot Noir wines. (Total time at Soter was 2.5 hours–11:00 am-1:30 pm.)
The next stop on our Day 1 itinerary was Gran Moraine. Gran Moraine is located in Yamhill, OR and is situated on sprawling acerage in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. We enjoyed a classic tasting on their lovely patio. (Total time at Gran Moraine was 1 hour, from 2:00-3:
Alexana Winery is a lovely 80-acre winery and vineyard located in Dundee, Oregon. It is owned by a Houston physician, Dr. Revana, who also owns wineries in California and South America. We enjoyed a tasting on their lower patio. It was so wonderful. (Total time at Alexana was 2 hours, 3:30-5:
Chehalem & The Honey Pie
We made Chehalem’s Downtown Tasting Room our last stop on this full-day due to the fact that they stay open until 7:00 on Friday nights, their wine is great, and the tasting room is a lot of fun. They have live music and serve excellent cheese & charcuterie platters. It’s definitely a fun time. We all had a single glass of wine and then ventured to The Honey Pie in downtown Newberg.
So with day one wrapped and everyone feeling fine we ventured back to Tigard for some karaoke and a good nights rest for Day Two of wine tasting.
I would love for you to follow along on this wine tasting adventure. Have you ever been to Oregon’s Willamette Valley? What did you think?