Oregon and Washington have an established reputation for some of the best wine in the world. If you are fortunate enough to live or visit the Pacific Northwest, you have a unique opportunity to make a trip out to wine country and explore the dazzling array of top-notch wineries each region has to offer.
Oregon’s Willamette Valley region is home to over 200 wineries & tasting rooms, and carries some of the best Pinot Noir you can find. This area is perfect for a day trip, with many wineries being a stone’s throw away from each other. Friendly wineries and gorgeous views aside, the wines in this region are simply some of the best, and are home to popular wineries such as Erath, Argyle, Domaine Serene and Sokol Blosser.
The Columbia River Gorge wine region is the epitome of what the Pacific Northwest culture is all about. Surrounded by waterfalls and mountain views, this region is host to a plethora of different wine varietals, due to its ideal growing location. Along with an abundance of award winning wineries, the Gorge is famous for its outdoor activities including hiking, white water rafting, wind surfing and skiing. An ideal weekend getaway spot, the Gorge is the perfect choice for a Bed & Breakfast stay.
The next stop on our tour is the beautiful Walla Walla valley. This farming town of 30,000 has exploded in recent years with new tasting rooms and vineyards, quickly making it a tourist destination for wine lovers. Fondly referred to as the “Napa of the North”, this is the perfect region for discovering the talents of local winemakers and enjoying a vineyard picnic overlooking the countryside.
These are just a few of the regions available for you to explore on your NW wine tour. You don’t have to be a wine enthusiast to enjoy your wine tasting experience; there is something to please every pallet!