May in Wine Country
Springtime in wine country is cause for celebration! During the months of April, May and June, the Willamette Valley is “in bloom” with brilliant gardens, budding vines and clear skies.
At the center of it all is our long-running Memorial Weekend in Wine Country event, virtual for the first time in 2020 and expanded to include the entire month of May in 2021. With this much-loved tradition, wineries open their doors to welcome the return of vibrant colors to the landscape and the first chapter in the story of the next vintage. This also kicks off the summer tourism season, basking in dry, warm, sunny weather that brings everyone outside. This is the time for exciting new white wine and rosé releases, soft buds emerging on the vines, the scent of flowers everywhere and the joy that comes with a fresh start. Check out participating wineries’ special events and offers, browse wineries with garden views and lawn games to make the most of the sunshine, and use Willamette Valley Wineries Association’s Memorial Weekend Map (coming soon!) to plan your trip. Finally, be sure to check out the reopening guide to see the latest public health guidance and a county-by-county list of open wineries and COVID-19 restrictions.