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. Join us for new loops each quarter to experience the collaboration and community involvement that sets Oregon apart while giving back with your purchases.
Loop 1: Tualatin river loop
PARTICIPATING WINERIES & Restaurant
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.
Loop 2: Family Wineries, Family Winemakers
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.
Loop 3: Downtown Newberg
PARTICIPATING WINERIES, Shops, & RESTAURANTs
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.
Loop 4: Connecting community & Culture
PARTICIPATING WINERIES & RESTAURANTs
Tour the Chehalem Mountains AVA January through March for a taste of geologic complexity and neighborly cheer. The five participating wineries and restaurant in this loop are making donations this quarter 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.