For some, wine tasting is a sophisticated affair. Far from the vines and the barrels, they talk about things like nose, body, and minerality. Good for them. Stop at one of our downtown Newberg wineries or venture out to Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge AVA wineries, and your taste of Newberg will be a little bit different. Here, you’re never far from the barrels, the fruit, or the person who picked the grapes. You’re in for a memorable experience that will challenge how you think about wine. Smell the winery, meet the winemaker, and get a hands-on introduction to the soils here. Get a taste of Newberg and graduate from your own University of the Senses!
Wine not your thing? Immerse yourself in our craft beer scene. Hang with the locals at Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery and taste Honeycone IPA, made with local hops and farm-produced honey. Maybe La Truffe Stout is more your vibe, aged on farm hazelnuts and Oregon white truffles.
If spirits are a fave, don’t miss Ewing Young Distillery where you can try a spirits flights of vodka, gin, rye, bourbon and malt. While there, tour the farm, get a history lesson, meet the farm’s Kentucky Derby-winning stallions. Stock up with supplies beforehand from Red Hills Market and you’ll have the perfect picnic stop.
Be sure to take care of your designated driver with a coffee from one of the area’s best local coffee shops. Tour the roastery at Caravan Coffee. Drive through at Coffee Cottage and be sure to ask for a freshly-made marionberry scone hot out of the oven. For a special treat, stop at Chapters Coffee and Books and order an Affogato with ice cream from local maker Cream.