Wine Tasting Routes
The Willamette Valley is a big and beautiful place; and it’s home to more than 300 wineries and tasting rooms. Below are some wine tasting routes to help you explore the corners of the Willamette Valley and make the most of your wine tasting adventure.
Northern Willamette Valley – The Road Less Traveled
Here’s your chance to visit the northern Willamette Valley from a whole new direction. Visit wineries in Portland’s own backyard. Then continue through the scenic hills and valleys of Washington and Yamhill counties. From Portland, head west on Hwy 26 and connect through the back roads to Hwy 47. If you keep heading south, your wine tasting stamina (and designated driver) will lead you all the way to Carlton. View map.
Southern Willamette Valley – Southern Sipping
The perfect route for the adventurous wine taster seeking some of the valley’s most distinct wines. From the north, it’s a short drive down I-5 to Salem and west to 99W where you can get off the beaten path and visit many Southern Willamette Valley Wineries near Salem, Corvallis, Monroe, Eugene and surrounding areas. You will be thankful you came! View map.
Eola-Amity Hills – Head for the Hills!
Experience the back-road charm of Eola-Amity Hills wineries outside Salem. This hidden gem is only 45 minutes from Portland. Head south on I-5 and then west to these small, family-owned wineries near Salem. For an unforgettable entrance into wine country, take your friends and family across the Wheatland Ferry. View map.
The Back Door to Dundee Hills & Chehalem Mountains
When it comes to wine tasting, we all want to spend more time visiting our favorite wineries and less time on the road. Here’s a route to get you to your favorite wineries in Dundee Hills & Chehalem Mountains while avoiding some of the traffic. View map.
Road to Carlton and McMinnville – Urban & Rural Escape
Carlton and McMinnville offer a unique wine tasting experience: tasting rooms pouring world class wines all within a walk around the block (or two). Talk about efficient wine tasting! Make time to visit some of the beautiful wineries and vineyards along the way as you enjoy the scenic back roads of Hwy 240. Can’t make it to all of your favorite wineries in one day? Make this the perfect two-day urban & rural escape. View map.