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34948 S. Barlow Road, Woodburn, OR 97071
Wines: Gamay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Red Blends, White Blends
The seed of Hanson Vineyards was planted when the Hanson family arrived in Monitor, Oregon at the turn of the 20th Century and began farming this property in 1930. Over the years, they have been in dairy, berries and walnuts. Hanson Vineyards makes 100% estate-grown, small-lot, artisan wines in an ‘old world’ style. Expect bright fresh acidity, little oak influence and untamed flavors. Hanson Vineyards is the antithesis of ‘national brand’ wine. Their wines are made to be shared at table with food and friends. The Hanson Family are farmers first and are proud of their exclusively estate grown grapes. Everything starts with a selection of classic grape varietals (and some unusual ones).
Why We Love Hanson Vineyards: Their native yeast fermentations kick-off in their great-grandpa’s renovated chicken house for that extra connection to the family’s long farming history in Oregon.
28836 S Barlow Rd, Canby OR 97013
Wines: Sparkling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Syrah, Red and White Blends, Merlot
Planted in 1978 and first vintage in 1983, St. Josef’s is one of the original Oregon wine pioneers. They produce affordable, enjoyable food-friendly wines from their five estate vineyards, which are maintained without the use of irrigation, harsh chemicals or pesticides. The luxurious German-style winery and tasting room has plenty of room inside and out to spread out and enjoy the views and wines. Visitors often get to meet owners Josef and his wife Lilly, and in the summer there are often outdoor summer concerts to enjoy with a picnic.
Why We Love St. Josef’s: Outstanding views and just a nice place to relax and enjoy wine and friendly people
No reservations needed for groups of 6 or less
29510 S Barlow Road, Canby, OR 97013
Wines: Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Rosé, White Pinot Noir, Reisling, Gewürztraminer, Léon Millot, Marechal Foch, Syrah
Whiskey Hill Winery’s tasting room is nestled amongst Postlewait’s Vineyards. A quick drive from both Portland & Salem, Whiskey Hill is a small, family run vineyard and winery specializing in true Willamette Valley wines. All of the grapes are sourced from the estate or within several miles. Their flagship wines are Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Rosé and White Pinot Noir. These are joined by Leon Millot, Marechal Foch, Gamay Noir, Riesling & Gewürztraminer.
Why We Love Whiskey Hill Winery: Unique wine varietals, often poured by the winemaker Chris.