3855 Morris Rd, Dallas, OR 97338
Wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir,
Located in the rolling hills of the Van Duzer AVA, Andante Vineyard offers beautiful views, memorable wines and generous staff. The word andante in classical music lexicon means a moderate tempo, a calming cadence. You’ll find this to be the rhythm at Andante Vineyard as well, a serene environment to take in the views and enjoy classic Oregon wines. The vineyards are LIVE Certified sustainable and Salmon Safe.
Why We Love Andante: Beyond a lovely visit to the winery itself, your tasting adventure can be bookended with a trip to the nearby Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, which features numerous hiking trails ideal for wildlife watching.
20120 NE Herring Ln, Newberg, OR 97132
Wines: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
Perched on a steep hillside in the north end of the Dundee Hills, Anderson Family Vineyard epitomizes the word hidden gem. Anderson Family has been hosting private, by appointment tastings for over a decade. In person visits are exclusively with a member of the winemaking team. Cliff Anderson and wife Allison purchased the site in 1989 and began planting the vineyard in 1992. Nearly three decades later they continue to tend to their organically farmed vineyard on this steep, rocky Dundee Hills slope. The wines are crafted onsite using native yeast and moved entirely by gravity, then aged slowly in the cool barrel cave. The setting is hard to beat and the wines are excellent and highly sought after.
Why Featured: Flavorful wines in a private, personal setting away from the normal Dundee crowds. You will be hard pressed not to join as a club member once you experience this!
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14135 NW Timmerman Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116
Wines: Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Pinot Noir, White Blends, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Red Blends, Nebbiolo, Sparkling Wines, Rosé, Dessert Wines
Apolloni Vineyards’ roots originate in the Arezzo region of Tuscany, Italy. Alfredo Apolloni and his wife Laurine purchased their 62-acre property near Forest Grove in 1999. They moved from the mid-west, set up house, and soon were expanding the existing 5 acre vineyard on the property. Today, they have a wide range of varietals for their winemaking team to transform into wine, including Nebbiolo and other warm climate varietals sourced from Washington that harken back to the family’s Italian roots.
Why We Love Apolloni: Be transported to Tuscany when you visit their villa and sample Pinot Noir and Italian varietals while you enjoy the sunshine on the patio or in the cozy tasting room with its relaxed, living room atmosphere.
14020 Orchard Knob Rd, Dallas, OR 97338
Wines: Sparkling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Mourvedre, Gamay Noir, Red Blends
Located about 15 minutes west of Salem near the Van Duzer AVA, Benedetto Vineyards is a small family owned vineyard and winery that started in 2017. The winery has quickly found a dedicated following in this region of the Willamette Valley thanks to their lovely range of wines and beautiful setting. The tasting room is nestled on the edge of the estate vineyard with plenty of room inside and out to enjoy your tasting and views. You will be hard pressed to find a negative review of the winery thanks to the great wine, staff and atmosphere.
Why Featured: Excellent wine with great service and tons of heated outdoor seating to spread out and enjoy.
Walk-ins welcome, no reservations needed
258 N Kutch St Ste A, Carlton, OR 97111
Wines: Rosé, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Celestial Hill is unique vineyard in Oregon’s coastal foothills, specializing in hand-cultivated, small-batch pinot noir and chardonnay produced in a Burgundian style. With the belief that fine wine starts with the soil, Celestial Hill produces wines that are a natural extension of the vineyard itself: approachable, welcoming and authentic. The brand touts longtime Oregon native and winemaker Jay Somers, previously of J. Christopher. Jay brings a deft touch to the wines, producing stunning and elegant wines. Join them in their cozy Carlton tasting room located in the recently remodeled locomotive house and can try both Celestial Hill and J.C. Somers Vintners wines.
Why Featured: Wonderful wines crafted by heralded winemaker Jay Somers in a cozy Carlton setting. Crisp whites, complex Pinots.
21000 SW Eagle Point Rd, McMinnville, OR 97128
Wines: Riesling, Pinot Gris, Rosé, Sparkling Wine, Pinot Noir, Syrah
Coeur de Terre is a gem of a winery hidden in its own private valley of the McMinnville foothills. Founded in 1998 by Scott and Lisa Neal, Coeur de Terre vineyard is carved into a steep, deeply wooded hillside, with a beautiful tasting room overlooking the estate vineyards. Visitors can sit on the wraparound deck to enjoy the wines and tranquility (you likely won’t have cell service here…). Winemaker Scott Neal crafts Pinot Noir from the estate fruit, as well as elegant Pinot Gris, Dry Riesling, Rosé Rustique and Estate Syrah offerings. Their unique location in the foothills results in slow and gentle ripening of the estate fruit.
Why Featured: Expressive, memorable wines on a serene vineyard southwest of McMinnville + top-notch tasting room ambience.
22734 SW Latham Rd, McMinnville, OR 97128
Wines: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Rosé, Chardonnay, Syrah
Located in the McMinnville Foothills, Coleman Vineyards grows and produces premium Oregon Pinot Noir, Rosé and Pinot Gris. Sitting at the top of a vineyard-covered hill overlooking the valley southwest of McMinnville, Coleman Vineyards is a true family-run hidden gem. Owners Randy and Kim Coleman oversee the vineyard, make wine from fruit grown on the estate, and welcome tasters in the tasting room. The tasting room shares space with the winery, with wine barrels stacked in every corner (providing easy access to barrel samples!). Randy, Kim and their small staff are extremely welcoming and eager to share their wines and beautiful vineyard views with all visitors.
Why We Love Coleman: These are classic McMinnville AVA Oregon wines, with beautifully complex Pinot Noirs and crisp, refreshing white wines.
116 W Main St, Carlton, OR 97111
Wines: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Syrah, Rosé, Viognier, Sparkling Wines, White Blends, Red Blends, Müller-Thurgau, Gamay Noir, Chardonnay, Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Kerner, Grüner Veltliner, Mondeuse, St. Laurent, Zweigelt, Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, Blaufrankisch, Trousseau, Melon de Bourgogne
Craft Wine Co. brings three brands under one roof: Omero, Minimus, and Origin. Omero was started in 2008 and pays homage to the rich history of the Willamette Valley representing simple, fresh, approachable wines using traditional methods. Minimus kicked off in 2011 as a series of one-off experiments and continues to be a space for innovative winemaking. Origin launched in 2014 to highlight special wines that stand out from the rest, which means the Origin wine line-up changes each vintage. The Craft team pride themselves in making authentic wines, from one-off experiments and special occasion wines, to everyday wines for the dinner table.
Why We Love Craft Wine Co.: You never know what experiment or one-off wine you might get to taste.
Walk-ins welcome, no reservations needed
33155 SW Riedweg Rd, Cornelius, OR 97113
Wines: Chardonnay, Sparkling Wine, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo
Established by grape growers, Dion Vineyard is a hidden gem in the countryside south of Hillsboro. Owner and winemaker Kevin Johnson’s parents planted the oldest vines in 1973. Today, Dion Vineyards harnesses those old vines to make well-rounded, focused wines. Kevin and his wife Beth Klingner collaborate on the winemaking and management of this family winery. Recognized for their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Dion also makes two bottlings of delightful bubbles!
Why We Love Dion: Kevin and Beth were influential in establishing the Laurelwood District AVA. If you’re an Oregon wine aficionado, these are the wines to taste and the folks to ask all your questions about this new American Viticulture Area.
120 N Pine St, Carlton, OR 97111
Wines: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosé
Ken Wright is an all-star in the Oregon wine industry, having made wine in Oregon since the 1980s. Ken put Carlton on the map and has been key in transforming the sleepy logging town into a destination Oregon wine town (it now has the most tasting rooms per capita in the US). Ken Wright Cellars specializes in single-vineyard Pinot Noir from throughout the Willamette Valley, with a special emphasis on vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The tasting room itself is in the restored Carlton train depot and is a beautiful location to enjoy some of Oregon’s very best Pinot Noir.
Why We Love Ken Wright Cellars: The Pinot is outstanding, and the outdoor fire tables are so inviting and can’t be found anywhere else in Carlton!
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9419 NE Worden Hill Rd, Dundee, OR 97115
Wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rosé
Established in 1971 by Oregon wine industry pioneer Cal Knudsen and his wife Julia Lee, Knudsen Vineyards is one of Oregon’s oldest and largest family-owned vineyards. It is also the original site of Bonded Winery No. 52, the first commercial winery in the Dundee Hills. The 130-acre vineyard in the heart of the Dundee Hills AVA includes a mix of old-vine blocks and new high-density blocks planted with “Old World” Dijon clones. Knudsen Vineyard was a primary supplier of grapes to Knudsen Erath Winery from 1975 through 1986 and has been a leading supplier of fruit to Argyle Winery since 1987. In 2012, the Knudsen family returned to winemaking under its own label, and today they welcome you to their vineyard and winery in the Dundee Hills.
Why We Love Knudsen Vineyards: The tasting room and patio are surrounded by sweeping views of historic Oregon vineyards.
9500 NE Oak Springs Farm Rd, Carlton, OR 97111
Wines: Riesling, Rosé, Pinot Noir
The Moore Family are some of the nicest in the wine industry and always welcome guests like family to their small vineyard outside Carlton. Ron and Linda Moore started MonksGate in the early 2000s, clearing the land themselves for the 20-acre vineyard. This isn’t your grandiose million dollar tasting room— rather, a casual family operation that speaks to the heart and soul of the Oregon wine experience. With tastings set in a renovated garage and outside around the historic barn, you’ll work your way through Yamhill-Carlton AVA Riesling, Rosé and Pinot Noir. The Moore family conducts all of the tastings, so you can really dive deep into how the wines were made and the blending decisions for each vintage.
Why We Love MonksGate: There are multiple patios and tasting areas throughout the property to spread out and enjoy the views and wine.
Use promo code HUNT when reserving online to waive tasting fee
Wines: Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir Blanc, Pinot Noir
Patton Valley Vineyard offers beautiful wines, spectacular views and friendly staff from their hillside winery in Gaston, Oregon. The winery is situated in the center of the 30-acre estate vineyard, which grows Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, and Chenin blanc. Unlike tasting rooms far removed from the actual winery, Patton Valley’s tasting room is part and parcel of the winery itself. You’ll get an up-close look at the winemaking process, especially if you visit during harvest in the fall. Guests rave about the friendly staff and the quality of the Pinot Noir and other wines crafted at Patton Valley. Patton Valley is also a fully sustainable winery, certified by LIVE (low input viticulture and enology).
Why We Love Patton Valley: Beyond excellent Pinot Noir, the Gamay Noir, pétillant natural and Chenin Blanc are seldom found elsewhere in Oregon.
3201 SE 50th Ave, Portland, OR 97206
Wines: Pet Nat, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, White Blends, Gewurztraminer, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Red Blends
Portland Wine Company is a full service winery and tasting room with indoor and outdoor seating and event space located in Southeast Portland. Owner and winemaker Matt Berson has been making small batch, un-manipulated, nuanced wine under his Love & Squalor label since 2006. Opened in 2019, Portland Wine Company is the public urban tasting room for Love & Squalor wines as well as Mothershucker, Pet Matt Sparkling Wines, and Garageland and Marty wines.
Why Featured: For WineryHunt members located in Portland, this is your new favorite neighborhood winery to enjoy beautiful Oregon wine without the long drive.
620 NE 3rd St, McMinnville OR 97128
Wines: Piquette, PétNat, Vermentino, White Blends, Syrah, Malbec, Red Blends, etc.
Based in Oregon’s Rogue Valley, Troon Vineyard crafts wines that thrive in the hot Southern Oregon climate. The satellite tasting room in McMinnville offers a chance to break away from Pinot Noir and try bigger red wines that thrive in warmer conditions, like Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The white wines also are a departure from what is normally offered in the Willamette Valley, with Vermentino and Roussanne being highlights. The wines are all crafted from fruit farmed organically and biodynamically.
Why We Love Troon: Great variety of wines that break outside of the traditional Pinots and Chardonnay found in the Willamette valley, plus a gorgeous new downtown McMinnville tasting room!
17425 NE Hillside Dr, Newberg, OR 97132
Wines: Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tempranillo
Vidon Vineyard (rebranded to Compris Vineyard spring 2022) brings a delightfully unconventional approach to everything it does: a bold mission to make the wine community a more welcoming and diverse place; the unconstrained yet balanced estate wines, and hillside tasting room which offers a first-hand look at the winemaking action. The outdoor seating on the crush pad and vineyard overlook offer beautiful views of the vineyard and distant Dundee Hills to enjoy your tasting of Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Tempranillo. Compris Vineyard uses a traditional hands-off approach, allowing the unique microexpressions of the vineyard to come through in the final vintage.
Why We Love Compris Vineyard: The crew cares about providing a distinctly personal experience to each wine taster that visits the estate. You’ll find your home away from home, while enjoying the beautiful vistas up at Compris vineyard.