This is the Oregon Wine Country

Published Date Author: , October 9th, 2011
by Brad, Dundee Manor, Dundee, Oregon

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Willamette Valley, Oregon

Welcome the the Willamette Valley – a Wine Country destination. If you will Picture the Napa Valley 15 years ago unspoiled not crowded and there you have it.

Willamette Valley WinesThe Willamette Valley is known for its Pinot Noir Wines – in fact over 300 boutique wineries glisten the area. Located just 30 minutes from Portland and 55 minutes to the Oregon Coast, the Willamette has rolling Hills of open space and grape vines.

On the south side, you can bathe in the sun – you’ll find numerous well-appointed tasting rooms with great wines and breathtaking views, including the Domaine Drouhin, Archery Summit and Argyle, and many more.

You can travel through several several AVA’s (Viticulture Areas) here, each with its own characteristics, and you’ll learn about the wine, the people, and the efforts they take to make their wines known and consumed throughout the world. Folks here are friendly and educated, and they’ll go out of their way to make you feel at home.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

There are also many fine dinning options here, and many well-known chefs have been known to tour with groups from afar to savor the cuisine. One great restaurant, The Painted Lady, is just ten minutes from us, and has just receieved a four-Diamond Destination from Triple AAA.

Some of our other favorites include The Joel Palmer House, Nicks, Red Hills Provincial Dining and Farm to Fork, all within 10-20 minutes.

You can also travel to McMinnville and stroll the old town on 3rd Street -just a 20 minute drive – where you can enjoy some fine food, wine and even a microbrew or two.

Located just 10 minutes away, you’ll find the Evergreen Aviation Museum, the final home of the Spruce Goose – it’s fascinating to see so many planes and space vehicles under one roof, truly the history of flight.

Bringing a Camera is a must at any time of the year. In the background of the Willamette Valley, you can see the majestic Mt. Hood – which makes one feel so small in the big picture.

You can take a day trip to see the Columbia Gorge and the Mt. Hood areas and return to the comfort of the Valley at night.

Willamette Valley, OregonThere are many great accommodations in the area – from a four star Hotel (The Allison) to one of the 30 B&B’s. Naturally, we also have motels available in the nearby town of Newburg or McMinnville and Dundee – all with easy access to the wineries and other sights.

Perhaps you’re interested in a round of golf or a stroll along the Willamette River – or skiing on Mt Hood? Maybe you’d prefer to travel to the Coast to savor the Oregon beaches, with easy access but cold -this is not St. Croix. New Port, Depoe Bay and Cannon Beach all have offerings you won’t forget.

Willamette Valley, OregonSilver falls is another possible destination, only 45 minutes away, where you can walk, jog or bike thru a park-like setting with water falls and green, lush foliage that Oregon is known for. Rent a bicycle in Portland and take off on the trails in the Valley – they are all close and marked for safety – you can’t beat the open space with its untouched glory.

If jogging is your preference, then stay in shape on many of the rolling hills. Ride a horse through the vineyards, wine-tasting along, the way and at the end of the day, stay at one of the many great lodging venues available.

I hope this paints a picture of an undiscovered treasure close to Portland and its cultural meccas – clubs and its youthful beat and oh so close to enjoy the good life… if you like France, Napa, Sonoma and the Russian River area, you’ll love the Willamette Valley !

Dundee Manor, Willamette River ValleyDundee Manor Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located right in the middle of the vineyards on a hill in the Willamette Valley, a vacation destination.

We offer easy access to the finest restaurants and offering over 5 acres of manicured grounds, a private getaway on the hill. Walk to vineyards and their tasting rooms, then return to the Manor to relax and watch the grass grow with your hosts Brad and Dave (two gentlemen on the hill), who will see to all your vacation needs. Known for style, cuisine, and true concierge service. Just the right amount of attention, yet private to make your stay memorable.

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[…] Welcome the the Willamette Valley – a Wine Country destination. If you will Picture the Napa Valley 15 years ago unspoiled not crowded and there you have it. The Willamette Valley is known for its Pinot Noir Wines – in fact over 300 boutique wineries glisten the area. Located just 30 minutes from Portland and 55 minutes to the Oregon Coast, the Willamette has rolling Hills of open space and grape vines. On the south side, you can bathe in the sun – you’ll find numerous well-appointed tasting rooms with great wines and breathtaking views, including the Domaine Drouhin, Archery Summit and Argyle, and many more. http://purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-blog/2011/10/this-is-the-oregon-wine-country.html […]

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