Taste of Community


Proceeds from A Taste of Community help provide scholarships for children's art classes and camps, as well as the materials and tools a child can use to create (clay, glass, canvas, paint). Photos courtesy of Chehalem Cultural Center.

willamette valley wine tasting loops

We invite you to explore the Willamette Valley with A Taste of Community! Travel the easy-to-navigate loops below to find exquisite wines and good neighbors. Our wineries are strongly tied to the communities in which we grow grapes and make wine. Experience the collaboration and community involvement that sets Oregon apart while giving back with your purchases.


Loop 1: Head for the Hills

PARTICIPATING WINERIES, LODGING AND CHEESEMAKER

Brooks, Cristom Vineyards, Keeler Estate, Amity Flats, Willamette Valley Cheese Company

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Come enjoy the quiet wine country of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.  Just south of McMinnville and North of Salem, this AVA is characterized by cool vineyard sites where the ocean winds blow in through the Van Duzer Corridor making  the vines work harder and helping to amplify lush and aromatic qualities of our Pinot noir and white wines. The partners in this loop will be giving back to the Amity Food Bank and the Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center. We recommend making reservations in advance for all partners and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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Loop 2: Dundee Hills AVA Loop

PARTICIPATING WINERIES

Alexana Estate, Winderlea Vineyard & Winery, Hyland Estates, Archery Summit

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Participating wineries donate to ¡Salud!, an organization focused on providing healthcare and outreach services to Oregon vineyard workers and their families. Reservations are recommended in advance to ensure a spot at all wineries on the loop. All four wineries are part of the Dundee Hills, an AVA instrumental in establishing the region as a producer of world-class Pinot noir.

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Loop 3: Tualatin river loop

PARTICIPATING WINERIES & Restaurant

Fullerton Wines, David Hill Vineyards & Winery, Montinore Estate, Patton Valley Vineyard, Elk Cove Vineyards, Cruise In Country Diner

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Escape the hustle of the city and spend a day amongst the vines in the Northern Willamette Valley. Follow the twist and turns of the Tualatin River where you will discover winemakers focused on sustainability, community and exceptional Pinot noir. All participating wineries and the Cruise In Diner will be donating to the Tualatin Riverkeepers. Tualatin Riverkeepers is dedicated to holistic watershed management. The Tualatin River provides drinking water to nearly 400,000 homes as well as water for industry, agriculture and a rich variety of wildlife. A minimum of 10% off all tasting fees collected will be given to help keep our river clean.

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Loop 4: Family Wineries, Family Winemakers

PARTICIPATING WINERIES

Bethel Heights Vineyard, Coeur de Terre Vineyard, Dominio IV, Lange Estate, Trisaetum

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Family owned estates, where the owners are also winemakers, is the thread connecting all wineries in this self-guided loop. Along the way, discover passionate hosts and acquire a taste for distinctive Pinot noirs from five Willamette Valley AVAs: Eola-Amity Hills, Chehalem Mountains/Ribbon Ridge, Dundee Hills, McMinnville, and Yamhill-Carlton. Participating wineries are making donations to A Family Place, providing relief nursery and family services to help reduce childhood abuse and neglect in Yamhill County. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged to provide you with a more personalized visit experience.

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Loop 5: Downtown Newberg

PARTICIPATING WINERIES, Shops, & RESTAURANTs

Et Fille Wines, Chehalem Tasting Room, BraVura Cellars, Pulp & Circumstance, Ruddick-Wood

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Downtown Newberg offers a unique setting where you can visit multiple tasting rooms, gift shops and restaurants, all within walking distance. The partners in this loop are ready to welcome you to their doors on a walking tour around Newberg, and they're each donating back to the Yamhill Community Action Partnership, an organization based in Yamhill County promoting the health, education and general welfare of Americans in need.

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Loop 6: Connecting community & Culture

PARTICIPATING WINERIES & RESTAURANTs

Beckham Estate, Chehalem Winery, Alloro Vineyard, Ponzi Vineyards, Raptor Ridge Winery, Midway Firehouse Pizza

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Tour the Chehalem Mountains AVA January through May for a taste of geologic complexity and neighborly cheer. The five participating wineries and restaurant in this loop are making donations through May 31 to the Chehalem Cultural Center, in the heart of downtown Newberg. The CCC provides group classes, private classes, and camp experiences to underserved populations and children of all ages, abilities, and cultures spanning the range of the arts in music, theater, and visual art.

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