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Willamette Valley Wineries

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nsobba Feb 1, 2012 03:22 PM

I'm one of a group of 4 heading to Portland this Memorial Day Weekend. We're planning on spending (at least) one day in the Willamette Valley touring wineries. None of us have been to the valley before, so I've been trolling websites (including this one) to determine which wineries we should go to while we're there. We love dry reds and are looking forward to trying some good Pinot Noirs. So far, I'm thinking about the following vineyards:

Argyle
Torii Mor
Adelsheim
Scott Paul
Cana's Feast
Carlton Winemakers Studio

Anything I should add or delete from this list? Again, none of us have ever been to the area before, so any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.

  1. Jim_AWG Feb 8, 2012 06:37 PM

    nsobba,

    Great list. I would also consider the wineries listed below. They have all been recognized as making some of the best Pinot in the Willamette Valley.
    Bergstrom
    Penner-Ash
    Beaux Freres
    Brick House
    Antica Terra
    Soter
    Eyrie
    Big Table Farm

    Jim
    AmericanWineryGuide.com

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      nsobba Feb 9, 2012 05:55 AM

      Thanks Jim! I appreciate the list. We tried a bottle of Brick House when we visited friends in Portland several years ago and it was fantastic - we'll definitely have to try out some of the other wineries as well!

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      Sushiqueen36 Feb 9, 2012 08:08 PM

      You should probably try and narrow your list down to 3 if possible - 5 is stretching it. Unless you rent a limo... even then once you hit that many, your tastebuds will be dead if you don't spit. Carlton Winemakers Studio alone has how many wineries each making how many wines? Memorial Day weekend is a great time to explore the smaller winemakers who aren't open regular hours. A good website for research is willamettewines.com. They mail a nice map for Memorial Day weekend and Thanksgiving weekend which would help you narrow your focus a bit.
      Personally, I love Cana's Feast - they always have a nice food spread as well.

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