A Wine Tasting Itinerary in Oregon's Eola-Amity Hills
Featured March 2020
Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills, located west of Salem and 45 minutes southwest of Portland, features some of the top vineyards and wineries in the state.
The Eola-Amity Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area) is a wonderland for tasters looking to get a bit off the beaten path in search of some of Oregon’s best wine. There are nearly 30 wineries and countless more vineyards throughout the Eola-Amity Hills. A defining characteristic of this region is the cool maritime air that flows from the coast to the valley via the Van Duzer Corridor. This cold air keeps daytime temperatures in check and ultimately pushes the vines to work harder, heightening the aromatic qualities of wine made from the region’s grapes.
On this itinerary, we've highlighted three of the best Eola-Amity Hills tasting rooms to visit. WineryHunt Club members enjoy waived wine tastings and 10% discounts at these wineries in March 2020.
One Hour from Portland
The Eola-Amity Hills are just over an hour down I5 from Portland, with the optional shortcut of the Wheatland Ferry | Get Directions
17 Tasting Rooms
There are seventeen tasting rooms in the Eola-Amity Hills. We've picked three of the best for our members to visit in July.
Check out this resource for a list of vacation rentals and B&Bs for an overnight stay in the Eola-Amity Hills
Featured Eola-Amity Hills Wineries
WineryHunt Oregon Club Members enjoy waived wine tastings and 10% discounts at the following Eola-Amity Hills wineries in March 2020
Founded in 2006, the Björnson family recently finished completion of their beautiful estate winery and tasting room. Winemaker Pattie Björnson crafts Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rosé and Auxerrois solely from fruit grown on the estate vineyard. The winery has quickly made a name for itself thanks to exceptional hospitality in the tasting room, beautiful wines, and their dedication to sustainable faming practices. With commanding views of the vineyard, valley, and Mt. Hood in the distance, Björnson Vineyard is a must-visit winery on your next wine tasting venture to the Eola-Amity Hills.
Wines Offered: Chardonnay, Auxerrois, Rosé, Pinot Noir
"Our experience was fantastic. Gerry and the Bjornson’s provide a fun and informative journey through their wine selections. I’d recommend to anyone looking for good wine and a memorable visit!" -CW, Google Review
Brooks is an acclaimed Oregon winery in the Eola-Amity Hills, esteemed both for its wines and tasting room experience.
Since its founding in 1998, Brooks has become one of Oregon's most popular wineries because it offers everything a wine lover could want. The biodynamic wines are some of the best in the valley, with a particularly impressive assortment of white wines. The tasting room atmosphere is just plain cool, and the view of the estate vineyard and lower valley hard to beat. There are always special events and unique experiences, like winemaker dinners, yoga, bingo nights and more. Overall, this is a can't-miss winery in the Willamette Valley.
Wines Offered: Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Riesling, Viognier, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Melon de Bourgogne, Pinot Gris, White Blend
"The wine and food here are great and the service is exceptional. The servers are knowledgeable and super friendly. The view from the patio is spectacular. Will definitely return when we visit Oregon again". - L.H., Google Review
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