Oregon’s Wine Country: What It Is & Why You Should Visit

Oregon's Wine Country: What It Is & Why You Should Visit

Oregon has long been a popular destination for travelers of all sorts, from nature lovers to craft beer connoisseurs. But what you might not know is that Oregon is also home to some of the most amazing wine in the country! If you’re planning a trip to Oregon and want to add some classic wine tasting experiences to your itinerary, read on to learn more about Oregon’s wine country, including what it is and why you should visit.

Oregon Produces Excellent Wines

The state of Oregon is well known for its wine. In fact, it’s the third-largest producer of wine in the United States, right behind California and Washington. If you want to visit a place that is known for its best-in-class wine but isn’t overcrowded with tourists, Oregon is perfect!

In addition to being home to world-renowned, highly rated wines, Oregon also features some incredible scenery! From gorgeous mountain ranges and verdant valleys to lush forests and beaches, there’s no doubt that a trip here will be anything less than breathtakingly beautiful.

Oregon's Wine Country: What It Is & Why You Should Visit

Wine Country Is Picturesque

Newberg is the northern Willamette Valley’s gateway to Oregon wine country. It is known for its scenic vineyard and farmland views from the Chehalem Mountains, the highest point in Willamette Valley. You’ll find vineyards nestled near forests and on mountainsides with stunning views of the valley below, all of which are especially beautiful in the fall.

The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s oldest wine region, boasts two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 700 wineries. Framed by the Coast Range to the west and Cascades to the east, it is recognized as one of the premier winegrowing regions in the world. Newberg is home to more than 60 wineries, and there are 100 wine tasting rooms within a 10-mile drive of downtown Newberg. You will find everything from small family-owned wineries to large production facilities that produce millions of bottles each year. The area offers a wine experience for every visitor. 

The Wineries Offer Tours

Beyond the scenery, another reason why you should visit Oregon’s wine country is that some of the wineries offer winery and vineyard tours that allow visitors to explore behind the scenes and learn first-hand about the soil and the grape-growing and winemaking processes. There are also tasting tours that allow visitors to sample a flight of wine varieties. 

When you’re on the hunt for wine tasting in Portland, Oregon, keep an eye out for wineries that offer classes on making wine as well as a place to stay while learning. You can learn to make wine at some of Oregon’s best wineries. These classes are both educational and fun!

Oregon's Wine Country: What It Is & Why You Should Visit

Stay and Enjoy

If you are planning a trip to the Willamette Valley, there is no shortage of places to stay, from the resort luxury of The Allison Inn and Spa to downtown Newberg cozy loft rentals to bed and breakfast options in the heart of Oregon wine country, so it’s easy to combine wine tasting with an overnight stay nearby. Country inns and hotels are abundant in towns along the valley, and vacation rentals provide excellent alternatives for those traveling in larger groups.

Wine country in Oregon offers something for everyone. If you’re looking for a new and exciting place to visit, I highly recommend checking out Newberg, Oregon’s wine country. It’s a great way to unwind, relax, and enjoy nature. Whether you want an adventure or just some time away, there are plenty of options for you in this beautiful area!

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