Willamette Valley Wineries
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:
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.
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.