This country setting is incredibly beautiful and home to some of the best wineries in Oregon. All are located in or near the Chehalem Mountain and Ribbon Ridge AVAs, which are acclaimed for producing world-class Pinot noir wines. This tasting itinerary features our favorite Newberg Countryside wineries to visit.
22501 NE Dopp Rd, Newberg, OR 97132
Wines: Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir
Located where the Chehalem Mountains converge with Ribbon Ridge, Colene Clemens Vineyards sits on 122 acres of vineyards and forestland. Following the winding backroads of northwest Newberg, wine tasters will find Colene Clemens Vineyards at the top of a hill with stunning views in all directions. The tasting room and winery resembles a lodge, with a large stone fireplace, comfortable leather chairs, and friendly staff ready to pour estate-grown Pinot Noir, Rosé and Chardonnay wines. Wine tasters can spread out to the beautiful patio on nice days to soak in the views and sunshine. Since opening in 2010, Colene Clemens has built up a stellar reputation for the wine, people and ambience that await visitors.
Why We Love Colene Clemens: Colene Clemens is family-owned with a small team ready to make you feel at home.
16435 NE Lewis Rogers Ln, Newberg, OR 97132
Wines: Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir
Situated in the heart of the Ribbon Ridge AVA, Domaine Divio has a charming lodge-like tasting room with views of the countryside that are hard to beat. Since opening in 2015, Domaine Divio has built a stellar reputation thanks to their tasting room ambience, outstanding hospitality, and top-quality wines. Bruno stays true to his Burgundian roots by crafting wines with minimal intervention, reflecting the essence of the source vineyards. Domaine Divio makes numerous AVA-specific Pinot noir wines, allowing you to compare and contrast differences in Oregon’s viticultural regions. Ultimately, Domaine Divio is a home run for wine novices and Pinot geeks alike!
Why We Love Domaine Divio: Headed by 4th-Generation Burgundian winemaker Bruno Corneaux, Domaine Divio’s wine style, heritage, and story make this a must-visit winery.
20875 NE Ribbon Ridge Rd, Newberg, OR 97132
Wines: Chardonnay, Pinot noir
Redefining eminent domain, Eminent Domaine produces delicious Pinot noirs and Chardonnays in a tucked away corner of wine country. In 2002, Jeff Meader and his family embarked on their dream adventure of having a vineyard and winery of their own. Starting with a little parcel in the coveted Ribbon Ridge AVA, they produced 150 cases of Pinot noir in 2006. After opening a tasting room on the property in 2016, plans began for a winery and home next door. In 2018, Jeff, his wife Heather, their two daughters, Ava and Charley, and their dog, Benny moved to the estate. The wines have received some of the highest accolades from major wine publications, but also the admiration of passionate wine drinkers in the know.
Why We Love Eminent Domaine: The Ribbon Ridge AVA is a special corner of the Willamette Valley and Eminent Domaine’s wines are one of its best kept secrets.
16825 NE Chehalem Dr. Newberg, OR 97132
Wines: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sangiovese, Merlot, Zinfandel, Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Meritage and Big Red Blends, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo
When Boyd and Cassandra Teegarden started Natalie’s Estate (named after their daughter) in 1999, they wanted to focus on more than just Pinot noir. Since releasing their first vintage, the Teegarden’s have successfully built a passionate fanbase for their deep red wines, which include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Merlot and Zinfandel. They also make classic Oregon varietals like Pinot noir and Pinot Gris from fruit grown on their estate vineyard. Winemaker Boyd uses traditional European winemaking techniques to create wines of excellent complexity. Boyd and Cassandra are down to earth and welcome visitors to their winery like family. This authentic winery will make you feel at home and is a hidden gem in wine country.
Why We Love Natalie’s Estate: Natalie’s Estate is acclaimed for bold red wines crafted at their estate winery in north Newberg.
3004 NE Zimri Dr, Newberg, OR 97132
Wines: Riesling, Rosé, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Formally located on a llama ranch on the northern edge of Newberg, Rain Dance Vineyards produces classic Oregon wines from their estate vineyards. Wine tastings are now held in a charming historic home turned tasting room located just up the hill from the Allison Inn & Spa, The first thing you notice upon arrival is the expansive patio overlooking the vineyards that offers gorgeous views of the Willamette Valley and Coast Range. The tasting room is open daily and features flights of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Rosé. For those who love locally hand-crafted art and woodworking, there is a small selection in the reception in addition to local artwork and other unique gifts.
Why We Love Rain Dance: The staff at Rain Dance Vineyards offer gracious hospitality in this elegant country setting, complete with tranquil views, excellent wines and a small list of culinary options from Jory Restaurant.
17940 NE Kings Grade, Newberg, OR 97132
Wines: Pinot Noir, Rosé, Viognier
Up a steep dirt driveway northwest of Newberg is the beautiful vineyard and tasting room of Tresori. With the first vineyard blocks planted in 1997 and the first wine released in 2007, Tresori offers exceptional hospitality and wines from their hilltop perch. The tasting room is a beautifully restored barn, with exposed wooden beams and a stone fireplace making for a memorable ambience. The tasting begins with the family’s white blend, Fusione, followed by Rosé and a flight of estate Pinot Noirs. Tresori makes single-block Pinots from various section of the vineyard, allowing you to taste the difference that soil and elevation make in the finished wine. Dave the tasting room manager leads guests through a multi-year vertical of Pinot noir, with the flight including older vintages that have been cellared for years.
Why We Love Tresori: Excellent atmosphere inside and out to enjoy a flight of memorable Oregon wines.
17425 NE Hillside Dr, Newberg, OR 97132
Wines: Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tempranillo
Winemaker David Bellows produces all VIDON wines on-site with minimal intervention. The tasting room is inside of the winery itself, with winemaking equipment and barrels within arms reach of the tasting bar. It makes for an excellent environment to ask questions about the winemaking process and better understand how premium Oregon wines make the journey from grape to bottle. Step outside the tasting room for beautiful southern views of the vineyard and distant Dundee Hills. There’s also a patio area to sit and enjoy your tasting of Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Tempranillo, all grown on the estate.
Why We Love VIDON: VIDON caters to wine tasters who like to “peek behind the curtain”. The tasting area, located prominently within the production space of our estate vineyard, allows guests to observe the winemaking process and taste the results.