Things To Expect In Oregon Tasting Rooms

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If you love the tantalizing taste of a good wine, then you definitely must experience an Oregon wine tasting room. Here are some of the things that you should expect on your first tasting room experience.

You Need Your Identification
Some Oregon wine tasting rooms have strict policies that require you to present a form of identification. Having your ID on you will prevent any potential mishaps.

Know the Hours
The operating hours for each tasting room varies. Make sure that you know the hours before taking an unnecessary Read more…

Why Choose An Oregon Wine Tour Over California?

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Oregon is a wonderful place to visit for a variety of reasons. The weather is lovely, the people are friendly and the landscape is beautiful. One of the growing tourist attractions in the state of Oregon is the wine tour business. Oregon’s wine business has vastly grown in recent years, so much so that some have said it has surpassed California as the premier wine tasting destination on the west coast.

Unique Wines

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Oregon Wineries That You Must Not Miss On A Tour

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If you decide to visit wineries in Oregon you have the option of taking a personalized tour that fits your wants and needs. Although there are no “Boxed” tours, you can choose the sites you want to visit during your tour. Details about several must-see wineries are below.

Domaine Drouhin, Panther Creek, Prive’, Brickhouse and Patricia Green are not generally open to the public, but private tours can be arranged for groups of 2 to 12 people. Larger groups can make a special request. All Read more…

Five Small Boutique Oregon Wineries That Are Worth Visiting

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Oregon is rapidly becoming one of the planet’s premiere producers of cool-season grapes and fortunately is the home of many family owned, boutique wineries. You can’t help but see the signs for them if you are out for a drive in Yamhill County. Most of the tasting rooms at these small wineries are open during the weekend, but it’s best to check in advance if you are planning on visiting particular establishments. Mystic Vineyards in Yamhill County has produced several award winning pinot Read more…

Which Oregon Wine Region Has The Best Tours?

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Southern Oregon is the oldest wine region in the state, and is hands down the best place to visit for wine tours. The diverse weather and differing altitudes allow for widely varied types of grapes to be grown, giving you a huge variety of wines to sample on your tour.

In the cooler parts of the southern region, grapes are grown for white wine: Pinot Noir, Reislings, Pinto Gris, and Sauvignon Blanc wines are produced, along with Chardonnays. The warmer, dryer regions there produce grapes for reds: Carbernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel, to name Read more…

Getting The Most From A Yamhill County Wine Tour

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If you want to take a wine tour but do not want to deal with the crowds involved in visiting popular wine destinations such as Napa Valley, consider taking a trip to Oregon’s beautiful Yamhill County. Tucked into the foothills of the Coast Range about 25 miles southeast of Portland, Yamhill County is still a fairly new wine region. Cool season grapes flourish here, and tiny tasting rooms in boutique wineries frequently pour some of the most sublime pinot noir on the planet. Be sure to visit the less traveled roads when your Read more…

A Brief Overview Of The Wine Industry In Oregon

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Nestled in the northwestern coast of the United States, Oregon is a major wine producing region most well known for its Pinot Noir wines, which constitute approximately one-half of the 72 different grape varieties produced by the state. As the third largest wine grape growing region in the United States, Oregon’s wine industry is roughly divided into three distinct regions known as American Viticultural Areas (“AVA”). Two of them, the Willamette Valley AVA and the Southern Oregon AVA, Read more…