Oregon's Top Wineries


Updated 6/18/2017e

On a quest to discover Oregon's best wineries, we have visited and reviewed more than 85 Oregon wineries during the last four years. While there are hundreds of fantastic wineries to visit in Oregon, the wineries listed below received our independent reviewers', and our users', highest ratings and are, in our opinion, some of Oregon's premier wine tasting destinations. The visitor ratings are divided into three sections: overall experience, service, and view/ambiance.

We also aggregate wine ratings for the last several vintages from major wine publications such as The Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, and Wine Enthusiast. Click here to see our map (and list) of Oregon wineries that produce Oregon's highest rated wines.

Highest Rated Oregon Wineries


OVERALL EXPERIENCE (map view)


De Ponte Cellars

Dayton, OR
It's easy to make the mistake of passing them by on the way to the more flamboyant press darlings, but to do so is to overlook one of Pinot Noir's most elegant and gracious representatives. In fact, in the world of overblown ripoffs or even understated bargains in the Valley, De Ponte is a steal. ~Rob Boss
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Domaine Drouhin

Dayton, OR
Maison Drouhin's 125 years of winemaking history is almost palpable and although the surroundings are rich, even opulent, there's nothing ostentatious or even ornate. The tasting room is bright, warm, full of light wood and windows. Domaine Drouhin is simply beautiful. ~Rob Boss
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Penner-Ash Wine Cellars

Newberg, OR
Penner-Ash Cellars is a world class producer and first rate destination, both in glamorous appearance and premium product. It's important to remember that at this price point, wines don't get better, just different—or at least that's how it's supposed to work. Everyday drinkers these are not. These wines are investment quality and if they really flip your burger, they're worth every nickel. ~Rob Boss
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Yamhill Valley Vineyards

McMinnville, OR
Yamhill Valley Vineyards in the McMinnville AVA feels like a little break in the wine tasting day. There is ample seating at the bar and around several tables. The Vineyard Manager handcrafts the furniture from old wine barrels. Other furnishings are antiques from the owners' travels, including a marble pastry table from the 1700's. A back deck is filled with the sounds of songbirds. While food is not served, guests are allowed to bring snacks. There is no rush here, just take your time and enjoy the wine. ~Jade Helm
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Youngberg Hill Vineyards

McMinnville, OR
The great thing about Youngberg Hill is you don't actually HAVE to leave. The vineyard has an onsite inn featuring well-appointed rooms and suites, fireplaces, jacuzzis, and fabulous views. Guests of the inn enjoy a full gourmet breakfast featuring regional, seasonal foods including pears poached in Youngberg Hill's own Pinot Noir. ~Jade Helm
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Alloro Vineyard

Sherwood, OR
Simply put, this winery offers exquisite quality. The fruit is top flight, thanks to superb vineyard practices (founder/owner/vineyard manager Tom Fitzpatrick proves it every day). These are beautiful wines, not to be missed on your trip to Oregon wine country. Make a plan, make it a priority and prepare to be enthralled. These people put in a lot of effort where it counts, and it will be worth yours. ~Rob Boss
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Anne Amie Vineyards

Carlton, OR
…the staff is delightful, the grounds are gorgeous and the wines are world-class. This is a top flight Oregon wine operation, and the people who work here have good reason to be proud of their work. ~Rob Boss
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Argyle Winery

Dundee, OR
Often underrated, always understated and wonderfully accessible, Argyle is a great starting point for tasters who want to try Oregon wine. With a tasting room right in the middle of Dundee, on Highway 99, it's also a great starting point for a tour (or a good place to end one, for the same reason, plus later hours). ~Rob Boss
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Bella Vida

Dundee, OR
With three winemakers working from the same vineyard, Bella Vida makes for a thought provoking and illuminating tasting experience. Tasting both the differences of the styles while enjoying the common thread of the fruit is intriguing. Tasters will come away knowing a little bit more about the art of winemaking—and probably a bottle or two of some very good wine. ~Rob Boss
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Bergstrom Winery

Newberg, OR
A very simple & homey approach to tasting with a beautiful view outside, I had to stay indoors to taste as there was a cacophony of flowers in bloom this day. Very laid back tasting room wholly free of pretense or pressure. ~redanman
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Boedecker Cellars

Portland, OR
If you’ve only got a couple of hours for wine tasting, Portland’s urban winery scene can’t be beat. One of Boedecker Cellars’ great advantages is their industrial location near Montgomery Park. It’s not just easy access for delivery trucks. It’s also only ten minutes from Downtown Portland, where the wines are featured in the city’s best restaurants, and twenty from the airport—wine lovers often stop by on their way in and out. That convenience only adds to an already excellent value in these classic, finely-crafted Oregon wines. ~Rob Boss
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Bryn Mawr Winery

Salem, OR
Sometimes, when exiting the car and getting a first look at a vineyard, there's a premonition that you're in for something special. The day we visited Bryn Mawr Vineyards in the Eola Hills and saw the precipitously steep slope next to the winery, I knew that whatever wine came from it would be my favorite. Bryn Mawr is a tiny but beautiful fifteen acre operation about five miles north of Salem. ~Rob Boss
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Chehalem - Newberg Tasting Room

Newberg, OR
It's possible that many Willamette Valley tourists end their trips in the Chehalem tasting room, located in downtown Newberg on Highway 99—the return leg toward Portland. It's great that it's visible and easy to get to, but if it's the last place you go after a day of tasting (read that, "drinking"), you might be making a mistake. Chehalem is one of the most respected wineries in the Valley, with the high scores to prove it, so it might a better place to start. ~Rob Boss
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Clay Pigeon Winery

Portland, OR
There's a unique twinge of guilt in writing this review, actually, because this is one of those hidden gems that cities love to keep hidden. But no, we're letting the cat out of the bag: Cyril's should be on your list of places to eat in Portland, Oregon. Clay Pigeon has got chops, even if they only make enough wine for their restaurant. But sometimes, that "one time only" is a wine lover's dream. ~Rob Boss
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Colene Clemens

Newberg, OR
No, I can't say enough good about this one. Colene Clemens Vineyards needs to be at the top of your must-see list when tasting in the Willamette Valley. This, I would argue, is brilliance. I've lost count of the number of wineries that charge more for less. Go here for quality. You will not be disappointed. ~Rob Boss
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Cristom Vineyards

Salem, OR
The Eola-Amity Hills AVA may be a little further south from Portland than most people care to go, at least on their first visit to Oregon Wine Country; well over an hour. But the payoff is tremendous. One of the area's best wineries, Cristom, turns out to be fun to get to: take the ferry. ~Rob Boss
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Dobbes Family Estate

Dundee, OR
Situated in a plain, reddish brown building on the edge of Dundee on the way out of town, Dobbes Family Estate's tasting room is actually a powerhouse of production. They're one of the largest producers in the state, but you wouldn't know it on first glance at the understated, deceptively large building. Not that it matters, as long as the wine is good. That turned out to be the case, in unexpected ways. ~Rob Boss
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Domaine Serene

Dayton, OR
…you won't find a full on, high end, top drawer experience like this anywhere else in the Willamette Valley. They've definitely raised the bar in that department, and it's a sight to behold. ~Rob Boss
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Dominio IV

McMinnville, OR
…Dominio IV swings with the best, although their Spanish varietal specialty means they wield a different bat than the others. The difference only works in their favor. ~Rob Boss
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Erath Winery

Dundee, OR
Nice food trays are available, with cheese, meats and nuts; simple but fairly substantial. As might be anticipated, everything in and around the tasting room has an "established" feeling, but while it's a little bit nicer, a little bit more refined, there's still a sense of understatement. The wine is still the star at Erath, not the surroundings, which is as it should be. That's tradition, and a great way to move into the future for this great Oregon winery. ~Rob Boss
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Eyrie Vineyards

McMinnville, OR
If you've enjoyed enough Pinot Noir, you'll soon understand where they're coming from and what Eyrie's all about, and why these are revered among the finest wines in the world. It's a beautiful thing. ~Rob Boss
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Emerson Vineyards

Monmouth, OR
This was a great visit. The wines are all remarkably different from each other, and they're all great. Tom is a highly entertaining host – and he even called ahead to the next winery down the road to tell the proprietor that we were coming. This isn't a fancy, pretentious winery, but they know what's important in terms of great-tasting wine and a memorable customer experience. ~Becky Parr
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Gran Moraine Winery

Yamhill, OR
This is easily one of the nicest tasting room experiences you can have in the Willamette Valley. That’s a bold statement, particularly with the caveat that I won’t say I was exactly blown away. Everything is balanced, mannered, professional and proper at Gran Morain, such that any avid wine taster will leave perfectly satisfied—to return again and again. I’m a big fan of exceeding expectations, but I have a lot of respect for an establishment that does things exactly right while giving the impression that the customer will always see that level of competent service, every visit, every day. With that, Gran Moraine offers a unique sense of refinement that puts them in a league of their own. ~Rob Boss
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J. Wrigley Vineyard

Sheridan, OR
The tasting room, at the very top of the property, is laid back with comfortable overstuffed chairs, reclaimed and repurposed finishings, and an attractive tasting bar. The massive dining/conference table is constructed from time-worn horse stall partitions and illuminated by lights suspended from an ancient wooden orchard ladder. Still, the best place to enjoy J Wrigley's tastings may be standing near the panoramic picture windows or outside on the patio. ~Jade Helm
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Jan-Marc Wine Cellars

Portland, OR
In short, a visit to Jan-Marc Wine Cellars and Garagiste restaurant is a blast. We weren’t there for dinner this time, but it’s high on our list of places to eat in Portland. Easy access from I-5 or light rail puts them about fifteen minutes from downtown, and in a lot of traffic patterns. They’re new and still under the radar right now, but that secret won’t last long. Their growing success will be well deserved. ~Rob Boss
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Lange Estate Winery

Dundee, OR
Lange is a little out of the way, at the end of a long dirt road, but don't let that stop you from enjoying some of the best wine being made in Oregon. They've got the fruit, experience, and track record to produce masterpieces. These wines are lovely and well worth every minute and dollar you spend. ~Rob Boss
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Lenne Estate

Yamhill, OR
Lenné Estate's Tasting Room is not about a lot of bells and whistles. It is a handsome tasting room in a beautiful location. The wine is the big draw, as it should be. If you like delicate Pinot noir you won't want to miss the distinctive characteristics at Lenné. ~Jade Helm
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Maresh Red Barn

Dundee, OR
Indeed, the Red Barn is not to be missed, or forgotten. The wines are excellent, reasonably priced, and offer tremendous value to the wine lover. It's a delightful tasting room and a tremendous representative of the wines of Oregon's Dundee Hills. What could be better? Except maybe taking some home with you… ~Rob Boss
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Matello

McMinnville, OR
The Matello label will continue as his platform for exploration. “After ten years on something, you’re not experimenting anymore,” he explained, and he knows how those wines are supposed to be. Set in stone is hardly accurate, though—and Matello has hardly peaked at this point. It’s more like a vine, and it’s deep. ~Rob Boss
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Maysara Estate

McMinnville, OR
Testament to the thoughtfulness of these wines was the need to revisit them all (ahem). I was struck by the similarities of their flavor profiles of particular fruits, but also the differences of fruit presentations—going between fresh and cooked fruit flavors. These are much bolder flavors than most Oregon Pinot Noirs. The tannins will make them terrific with meats and cheeses, and richer dishes, if perhaps too much for a cocktail wine—no quaffers, these. But like the land and winery they come from, they're quite beautiful. Maysara may be a little further out, but it's worth the extra drive. ~Rob Boss
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Panther Creek Cellars

Dundee, OR
With almost 30 years’ history and three different winemakers (2013 marks the fourth, Tony Rynders, who put Domaine Serene at the top of Wine Spectator’s picks), there’s a lot more to Panther Creek than meets the eye. The tasting room’s atmosphere encourages tasters to focus on the wine, then plumb the depths of the winery later. The product is opulent, even if the surroundings are not. That’s as it should be, with a surprising number of wineries getting it backwards. The folks at Panther Creek clearly have their priorities in line. ~Rob Boss
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Raptor Ridge Winery

Newberg, OR
Terrific Pinot Noir, friendly staff and a view of five mountains. ~ejzaksj
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Sokol Blosser Winery

Dayton, OR
We'd have been finished at this point except that Jai and Bryanna had struck up a conversation about the James Lavador paintings on the walls. That led to a brief tour to look at all of them, but I was struck by the level on which the two were talking about art, and how knowledgeable others on staff also were about the artist. It occurred to me Sokol-Blosser was not only one of the most attractive tasting rooms we'd been to, it was the most… cultured, which is just one more recommendation for one of Oregon's great wineries. The wine stands on its own, of course, but the atmosphere at Sokol-Blosser's tasting room is at least a head above its peers. ~Rob Boss
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Scott Paul Wines

Carlton, OR
From the clever use of recycled materials in the room and its nod to Carlton’s history, the first rate service, to the top quality wine, a visit to the Scott Paul tasting room is value, end to end. ~Rob Boss
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Southeast Wine Collective

Portland, OR
The entrance to the Southeast Wine Collective tasting bar is next to the big garage door for the winery proper, and it’s easy to expect that that environment would be equally utilitarian and plain. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is a gorgeous bar, with shelves and paneling made from barrel staves, wine racks, high ceilings and big windows. Since it’s a wine bar and not just a tasting room, there’s a kitchen that turns out real food, not just little nibbles. Again, I underestimated. The food’s outstanding, both in presentation and flavor. ~Rob Boss
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Stangeland Vineyards

Salem, OR
Stangeland is an outstanding winery, all in an operation the size of a moderate house. The crew is warm and hospitable and carry themselves with the easy confidence and pride that happens when they know their product is great. ~Rob Boss
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Stoller Family Estate

Dayton, OR
It's easy to get carried away in a gorgeous place like this, but again, it's about the wine. These guys have been at it for two decades and they've got it down. Stoller grows great wine from the ground up (yet still sells about half their crop—some of the most coveted fruit in the Willamette Valley). And there's Frisbee golf right outside the tasting room door. Honestly, could a wine lover ask for more? ~Rob Boss
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TeSoAria Vineyard & Winery

Portland, OR
And then came the fresh, truffle oil and sea salt potato chips. The concept of an in-house chef for a winery isn't exactly new, but they're usually relegated to banquets and other large events. The appetizers brought a new dimension to the wines and the pairings are not just vague guesses, they're spot on. We ended our visit by sipping wine and savoring Chef Max's other worldly potatoes while watching the bicycle commuters whisper by, . It was easy to say that life doesn't get better than this. ~Rob Boss
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Teutonic Wine Company

Portland, OR
These guys hit all the right notes: a beautiful urban tasting room with a fun and energetic atmosphere, great wine and food, an interesting perspective of the wine world—while they’re playing records. Things could get better, just not in my world. When visiting Portland, Teutonic Wine Company should be at the top of your list. Count on a great time. They’ll make sure of it. ~Rob Boss
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Trisaetum Vineyards

Newberg, OR
With exquisite Riesling and Pinot Noir and thought-provoking, vineyard-inspired art, Trisaetum is a feast for the senses. ~Jade Helm
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Twelve Wine

Carlton, OR
Along with the aforementioned agreeable quirks, Twelve Wine offers a lot of great value. With its place on the end of the street, it’s probably a good beginning for your wine tasting visit—especially since the people on the other end of the street (Barking Frog) are offering bigger, more robust varietals. Plus, you wouldn’t want to end up at Twelve after the budget’s already been blown. Your dollar buys a lot of quality at Twelve, and you find, of course, that it’s no coincidence that there are also twelve bottles in a case. ~Rob Boss
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Van Duzer Vineyards

Dallas, OR
There's an element of fun in the tastefully appointed visitor's center and surrounding grounds. The color scheme matches the busy Van Duzer label (featuring Zephyr, goddess of the west wind), including kitschy stars on the ceiling but nothing goes over the top—even the restrooms are perfect. It's a playful elegance that spills out onto the patio, surrounded with a collection of mesmerizing kinetic sculptures and amazing views. ~Rob Boss
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Winter's Hill Vineyard

Dayton, OR
Winter's Hill Vineyard is on my short list for people looking for two things - really delicious, well made wine and the quintessential small family winery experience where you are bound to talk with one of the owners. ~Jade Helm
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SERVICE (map view)


ArborBrook Vineyards

Newberg, OR
Tasting room manager Angelina Fey is among the most competent in knowledge and presentation in the Willamette Valley....Right now, ArborBrook is a great little secret. Go and enjoy it before the other kids find out. ~Rob Boss
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Bergstrom Winery

Newberg, OR
Looking out over their fabulous vineyards and the cool winery building with a glass of any of these is a tremendous experience. ~Rob Boss
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Boedecker Cellars

Portland, OR
Bert, the smart and smartly dressed tasting room manager, offers a wealth of wine knowledge from decades of experience. ~Rob Boss
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Chehalem - Newberg Tasting Room

Newberg, OR
A friendly staff presides over a plain but pleasant tasting room in "a renovated historic building." In this case that means a brick, vintage garage-looking place with high ceilings and exposed beams, a handful of tables and requisite barrels…There's no question that the wine is the star here, but the glasswork offers tasters something to rest their eyes on while contemplating winemaker Harry Peterson-Nedry's delicious art. ~Rob Boss
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Dana Campbell Vineyards

Ashland, OR
Nick was our server and was warm, informative and attentive. He gave us explanations of the wines they were pouring and offered a snack menu with a nice assortment of items from which to choose. We ordered a cheese plate to munch on while tasting, and it was an excellent complement to the wines. ~Liesa Morrow-Bratcher
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Domaine Serene

Dayton, OR
The smartly dressed tasting room staff was the essence of professionalism. ~Rob Boss
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Dominio IV

McMinnville, OR
Heather, the enthusiastic tasting room maven, poured a flight that was all over the board for flavor but consistent in quality. This could be a good place for new tasters because she definitely raises the fun and lowers the intimidation factors. ~Rob Boss
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Emerson Vineyards

Monmouth, OR
Part of the fun of visiting Emerson Vineyards is the Tom Johns show. When we first came in, I had no idea who Tom was in relation to the winery – I just knew that he was the really knowledgeable guy with a snarky sense of humor behind the tasting counter. During the course of the conversation, we learned that Tom's son Elliott is the winemaker at Emerson Vineyards. Tom referred to himself as "the money," but it's clear he's much more than that. It might be Elliott's dream, but Dad has some blood and tears and soul in this too. Tom is great at explaining the wines, telling stories, and engaging customers, and it's quite clear he loves every minute of it. ~Becky Parr
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Gran Moraine Winery

Yamhill, OR
Our tasting room maven was Jason, who greeted us warmly and served with professional aplomb. Like everything else about the surroundings, his service was exactly correct, neither more nor less than the situation required. ~Rob Boss
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Fox Farm Vineyards

Newberg, OR
Everything here was executed well, undoubtedly due to Dave Fish's personal panache. If his wine wasn't good, it would still be fun to visit. But Fox Farms' wine is pretty good and he's chosen his roommates well. This is a good place to go, and a fellow every Willamette Valley taster should meet on their visit. ~Rob Boss
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J. Wrigley Vineyard

Sheridan, OR
Tina manages the tasting room and is ready with a bright smile to guide guests through their tasting experience. Cheese or some other nibble is usually available which is very helpful when determining how a wine pairs with food - and everything we tasted scored high marks in that category. ~Jade Helm
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Jan-Marc Wine Cellars

Portland, OR
With a lively warmth, the Bakers made us feel instantly at home. I was pretty sure that that pleasant demeanor was what set Jan-Marc up with the premium fruit that goes into his wine. ~Rob Boss
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Lange Estate Winery

Dundee, OR
After years of visiting Oregon wineries incognito, it was bound to happen. It was Don Lange who smiled and said, "I notice you've been taking a lot of notes, and you're spitting. Are you a wine writer?" Well, yes, I admitted, and then we all laughed. I assured him his staff had taken good care of us. Such was the tone of our visit to Lange Estate. ~Rob Boss
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Left Coast Cellars

Rickreall, OR
We arrived toward the end of Oregon Pinot Camp and the café was booked out for a private event, so we didn't get to taste any of the food that has attracted attention of the local wine publications. That was the only thing that went wrong, because even though the staff had every reason to ask us to leave—they were under the gun for their event—they instead offered every element of hospitality. ~Rob Boss
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Matello

McMinnville, OR
Marcus Goodfellow is a man who rarely uses ten words when fifty will do, and it’s usually interesting. Standing in the tasting room of Matello Wines, we were enthralled as he explained the interesting background of the historic building that had been "airlifted from the Soviet Union in the early 70s, then reassembled brick by brick…" and then broke out laughing after reeling us in. ~Rob Boss
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Panther Creek Cellars

Dundee, OR
Like those trusty red boots, everything just fits. Most of that everything can be credited to Panther Creek’s chef-knife-sharp hospitality manager, Christie Shertzer. We arrived just as she was pulling up and from that point forward were treated with celebrity care, as befits her decade of experience. ~Rob Boss
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Penner-Ash Wine Cellars

Newberg, OR
The gravity flow winery is designed for serious production. Likewise, the tasting room fluidly accommodates tremendous customer traffic. There were four tasting room attendants on duty when we visited. Nobody missed a beat on that very busy Sunday, with the one exception of trying to pour without removing a cap, which brought good natured ribbing from the tasters. These guys were full on professionals, even though they were slammed. ~Rob Boss
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RoxyAnn Winery

Medford, OR
The staff, who provided us a warm and friendly greeting as we entered, is knowledgeable about the wines and also about the products they carry in their gift shop. We spoke with George in the tasting room, and he gave us great information about the wines, the winemaker, and the history of the winery; he has been with RoxyAnn for over 8 years ~Liesa Morrow-Bratcher
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Serra Vineyards

Grants Pass, OR
We were greeted warmly by Liz and later introduced to Jackie. Liz has been with the winery for a few years and Jackie has recently joined the team. Both ladies were informative and friendly. Liz gave us some background information and told us about the wines we would taste. She is incredibly hospitable and has a great depth of knowledge about the vineyard and wine in general. I could tell by speaking with her that she has a passion for wine and loves her work. Liz is also a certified sommelier and self-proclaimed "cork dork." ~Liesa Morrow-Bratcher
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Sokol Blosser Winery

Dayton, OR
Sokol Blosser's gorgeous tasting room was only a year old when we visited. The tasting room attendants all cocked an eyebrow when I asked about it, looked at each other and said, "We opened exactly a year ago. Happy anniversary!" Bright, spacious, light wood and big windows inside, a large deck with tables outside, full of people, half of whom seemed to be repeat customers (I had the impression it was a wine club release day). These guys were busy, but the staff worked as a team and each customer was expertly served. ~Rob Boss
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Southeast Wine Collective

Portland, OR
I chatted with Luke, our bearded bartender, resplendent in grey linen shirt and pink striped shorts, about the five different flight possibilities, including a tap flight, a collective club flight consisting of samples from member wineries, and a surprise flight. Trusting the professional, I took the bartender’s choice and Luke led me through some great stuff, only one of which I might have reached for on my own. ~Rob Boss
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Stangeland Vineyards

Salem, OR
The crew is warm and hospitable and carry themselves with the easy confidence and pride that happens when they know their product is great. The more excited we got about their wine, the more excited they got and kept opening great stuff for us to try. That got results when we spent a little over budget—fair warning—but Stangeland's wines offer very good value in relation to their peers and their service is second to none. ~Rob Boss
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TeSoAria Vineyard & Winery

Portland, OR
The tasting room is also a very upscale, neighborhood wine bar that offers small plates and assorted nibbles of exceptional quality. Actually, that's quite an understatement. Chef Max served us his highly addictive house made cheese crackers, just to make us feel at home as we tasted the wine. Between that and the selections the tasting room attendant put in front of us, we were in for quite a tour. ~Rob Boss
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Teutonic Wine Company

Portland, OR
Three things ring with amusement when visiting Teutonic’s Southeast Portland tasting room: One is that they answer the phone, “Teutonic Wine Factory.” The second is that they refer to the tasting room as the Teutonic Tavern, and, of course, the irreverence doesn’t stop there. This sort of “function follows form” flair might be red flags for some establishments we’ve been to, but at Teutonic Wine Factory, nothing could be further from the truth. ~Rob Boss
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Trisaetum Vineyards

Newberg, OR
Alice, the friendly retail manager, can answer your questions about the wine and art…It is fun to taste through the Rieslings and try to pick out the nuances. ~Jade Helm
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Van Duzer Vineyards

Dallas, OR
In the tasting room, a knowledgeable, professional staff guides tasters through flights of up to seven different wines, some of which are not Oregon grown. ~Rob Boss
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Winter's Hill Vineyard

Dayton, OR
To visit the tasting room is to step into a working winery. Guests enjoy wine at the tasting bar while the business of making wine goes on around them. Emily says it is a unique tasting room experience. "Sometimes it gets noisy, but it gives people an opportunity to ask questions." ~Jade Helm
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Yamhill Valley Vineyards

McMinnville, OR
If I could, I would award Yamhill Valley Vineyards a 5+++ on service. Arnold creates a welcoming atmosphere as she visits around the room and gives everyone special attention. Knowledgable and fun, Arnold makes the wine tasting experience seem like a party. ~Jade Helm
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Youngberg Hill Vineyards

McMinnville, OR
Of course there is the wine. Wayne, both vineyard manager and winemaker, often leads guests through the tasting himself and explains the terroir and vintage. ~Jade Helm
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VIEW/AMBIANCE (map view)


Bella Vida

Dundee, OR
However hard it may be to get to (and our Corolla seemed to be at its limits), the immediate payoff is the view, and it's awesome. ~Rob Boss
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Clay Pigeon Winery

Portland, OR
Clay Pigeon's wine is good, but at this stage in the game the production is not high enough to support itself. It took two trips to try the three wines reviewed here but after the first visit, we were fans of Cyril's, their restaurant. They've got wine and food pairing down pat, the cheese selection is as good as the wine list, and their lunch combo is terrific. So there was no arm twisting required to get us to go back for lunch. ~Robb Boss
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Dana Campbell Vineyards

Ashland, OR
Dana Campbell Vineyards sit atop a hill overlooking Ashland, Oregon. The view is spectacular. From the tasting room you look out over the vineyards and the town of Ashland in the valley below. The day we were at Dana Campbell was clear, and you could view the snow on the far-away mountains. The tasting room warm and inviting. There is ample seating with tables and chairs, comfy couches and a bar area. In the middle of the room is a wonderful fireplace. They have patio space outside with park bench seating and a large fire pit area. The patio sits right next to the vines and is a great place to relax. ~Liesa Morrow-Bratcher
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Domaine Drouhin

Dayton, OR
Maison Drouhin's 125 years of winemaking history is almost palpable and although the surroundings are rich, even opulent, there's nothing ostentatious or even ornate. The tasting room is bright, warm, full of light wood and windows. Domaine Drouhin is simply beautiful. ~Rob Boss
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Fox Farm Vineyards

Newberg, OR
Fox Farm Vineyards' tasting room is located in Newburg, Oregon's town center in a historic building. The exposed brick walls, dark wood, and huge common table in the middle of the room make it one of the nicest looking tasting rooms around. ~Rob Boss
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Lenne Estate

Yamhill, OR
The views in this area are gorgeous and vast. We always feel compelled to pull over on the side of the road to take pictures and then capture more once we reach the elevated view at Lenné. ~Jade Helm
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Penner-Ash Wine Cellars

Newberg, OR
Driving up to Penner-Ash Cellars is quite simply breathtaking. Without a doubt, the striking structure is one of the most beautiful wineries in Oregon, America, and possibly the world. Clean lines, bright, open spaces and vaulted ceilings are all part of a world class winemaking operation. ~Rob Boss
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Raptor Ridge Winery

Newberg, OR
Terrific Pinot Noir, friendly staff and a view of five mountains. ~ejzaksj
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Stoller Family Estate

Dayton, OR
At the top of the hill is the gravity flow winery and the small, modest tasting room. A new visitors' center was under construction on our visit, scheduled to open September 2012. For now, the tasting room's brilliance is in its compactness. Everything is tastefully in its place, as elegant and refined as the wines that are produced here… ~Rob Boss
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Trisaetum Vineyards

Newberg, OR
The tasting room includes a 1500 square foot gallery of his work. The art is vineyard-inspired with the landscape and vines as subject and sometimes as medium. All of the textured paintings include bits of soil, grapevines, or grape skins. Guests can wander the gallery with their tasting glass in hand or sit outside on the patio and view the inspiration for the paintings. ~Jade Helm
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Van Duzer Vineyards

Dallas, OR
There's an element of fun in the tastefully appointed visitor's center and surrounding grounds. The color scheme matches the busy Van Duzer label (featuring Zephyr, goddess of the west wind), including kitschy stars on the ceiling but nothing goes over the top—even the restrooms are perfect. It's a playful elegance that spills out onto the patio, surrounded with a collection of mesmerizing kinetic sculptures and amazing views. ~Rob Boss
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Yamhill Valley Vineyards

McMinnville, OR
Yamhill Valley Vineyards seems quaint upon arrival. The entry drive has views of some of the 100+ acres of vines. Wine barrel planters spilling with colorful flowers line the path. A large koi pond with waterfall offers a moment to slow down a bit from the bustle of tourism. The outside of the tasting room is a painted facade of an old world stone winery. The entrance takes guests by the cool, dimly lit barrel room. Visitors then enter the tasting room; bright with natural light and the greeting of the naturally hospitable Tasting Room Manager, Linda Arnold. ~Jade Helm
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Youngberg Hill Vineyards

McMinnville, OR
Why would you want to go anywhere else? The tasting room is situated in the common area of the inn. Tasting room guests are invited to enjoy the covered decks that completely surround the inn. The style is wine country charming. Family photos decorate the walls, and if you are lucky you will run into Wayne and Nicolette's three daughters Natasha, Jordan, and Aspen. The day we visited, the girls had a measuring tape stretched out to properly plant edible flowers to decorate the breakfast plates. Their laughter was the only sound in this serene setting. ~Jade Helm
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Airlie Winery

Monmouth, OR
Airlie's grounds are gorgeous. Sitting outside and tasting, I felt as close to "sitting on the dock of a bay" as I ever have. Of course, the bay is a pond, and we weren't actually sitting ON the dock, and we were landlocked in Oregon, but the feeling was there! Another pair of tasters was already at the winery when we arrived, and the two kids with them were happily hunting for frogs down at the pond. It was tranquil and summery and perfect. The actual tasting room was very small, but cute and quaint. It was so gorgeous on the patio that all I did was duck inside to take a picture. ~Becky Parr
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Alloro Vineyard

Sherwood, OR
Many wineries resembling Italian villas have been built, but Alloro’s must surely be the most inviting, surrounded by a herd of sheep and their newborn lambs. The tasting room is comfortable, with a fireplace in the winter, but I was particularly enamored with the dream kitchen. Red granite counter tops, Viking range… top flight equipment in a very cool looking room. ~Rob Boss
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Anne Amie Vineyards

Carlton, OR
…the staff is delightful, the grounds are gorgeous and the wines are world-class. This is a top flight Oregon wine operation, and the people who work here have good reason to be proud of their work. ~Rob Boss
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Archery Summit Winery

Dayton, OR
One of Oregon's most prestigious wineries, Archery Summit was named after the road on which it sits (not the other way around). Driving up to it is impressive, and visitors can get some sense of its size on the approach. ~Rob Boss
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Argyle Winery

Dundee, OR
And then, alas, the tasting session at Argyle was over. There's always the possibility of another flight, since they have four or five to choose from, and there are tables and chairs in the next room for friends who want to stay and chat over a glass, with no shortage of encouragement from the fun loving staff. There's a good reason—several, actually—why Argyle has one of the most popular tasting rooms in the Willamette Valley. ~Rob Boss
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Bergstrom Winery

Newberg, OR
The vineyards surrounding Bergström’s curvaceous barn are (risking cliché) idyllic, and the building is its own visual treat. ~Rob Boss
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Colene Clemens

Newberg, OR
It's a long, long road to the top of the hill where it resides but that drive is worth it. Colene Clemens has a beautiful, spacious tasting room on huge, opulent grounds. This is great stuff. There were a handful of customers from a tour group present when we arrived, but as we entered the large, lodge style tasting room, both the attendants, Jeff and Brandi, beamed and welcomed us in. ~Rob Boss
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Cristom Vineyards

Salem, OR
Despite the preponderance of oak and elegance, there's still something understated about Cristom Vineyards' tasting room. Walking up the steps from the parking lot is like walking into a nice house—and because our visit was during harvest lunch time, it smelled like Thanksgiving—but it's hardly the most opulent tasting room in the Valley. There's a sense of coherence that's pervasive, with none of the quirky non-sequiturs like dog pictures or hothouse flowers that other tasting rooms throw at you. ~Rob Boss
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David Hill Vineyards & Winery

Forest Grove, OR
Named for its location, David Hill Winery plays up one of the best views of the valley by sharing its history. The tasting room resides in a 150 year old house, filled with 100 year old pictures of… grape vines. ~Rob Boss
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De Ponte Cellars

Dayton, OR
That's not to say the place is rustic because it most certainly is not. The De Ponte grounds are beautifully landscaped, the tasting room is elegant and inviting, and the patio is fabulous. ~Rob Boss
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Domaine Serene

Dayton, OR
Sprawling and spectacular, on 140 manicured, over-the-top acres, the winery oozes opulence. ~Rob Boss
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Erath Winery

Dundee, OR
From the gravel road to the unpretentious wood structure, everything belies Erath's size, market share and impact. Although spacious, the dark wood tasting room feels intimate, and even though production is upwards of 130,000 cases now, the staff still treats customers like they've walked into a small, mom and pop operation. ~Rob Boss
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Gran Moraine Winery

Yamhill, OR
The property exudes a quiet elegance, from the manicured grounds and on into the well- appointed but understated tasting room. ~Rob Boss
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Jan-Marc Wine Cellars

Portland, OR
There’s something about the reclaimed wood on the bar top, the matching shelving, and the stainless steel tanks behind them that says “artistic integrity.” With a lively warmth, the Bakers made us feel instantly at home. ~Rob Boss
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Left Coast Cellars

Rickreall, OR
Opened in 2010, the rustic pine tables and chairs, and bright, cheery colors suggest country comfort. There is also plenty of outdoor seating during the summer. The grounds are gorgeously landscaped, almost overkill in contrast to the simple interior of the café. ~Rob Boss
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Maysara Estate

McMinnville, OR
But like the land and winery they come from, they're quite beautiful. Maysara may be a little further out, but it's worth the extra drive. ~Rob Boss
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Panther Creek Cellars

Dundee, OR
Step inside Panther Creek’s tasting room and the first glance seems stark, but the second leaves a very strong “less is more” impression. The color scheme cleverly follows their label’s black and red, with some grey thrown in for contrast. The impeccable lighting design gives a sleek, sensual impression. ~Rob Boss
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Sokol Blosser Winery

Dayton, OR
We'd have been finished at this point except that Jai and Bryanna had struck up a conversation about the James Lavador paintings on the walls. That led to a brief tour to look at all of them, but I was struck by the level on which the two were talking about art, and how knowledgeable others on staff also were about the artist. It occurred to me Sokol-Blosser was not only one of the most attractive tasting rooms we'd been to, it was the most… cultured, which is just one more recommendation for one of Oregon's great wineries. The wine stands on its own, of course, but the atmosphere at Sokol-Blosser's tasting room is at least a head above its peers. ~Rob Boss
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Southeast Wine Collective

Portland, OR
The entrance to the Southeast Wine Collective tasting bar is next to the big garage door for the winery proper, and it’s easy to expect that that environment would be equally utilitarian and plain. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is a gorgeous bar, with shelves and paneling made from barrel staves, wine racks, high ceilings and big windows. ~Rob Boss
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TeSoAria Vineyard & Winery

Portland, OR
The tasting room is also a very upscale, neighborhood wine bar that offers small plates and assorted nibbles of exceptional quality. Actually, that's quite an understatement. Chef Max served us his highly addictive house made cheese crackers, just to make us feel at home as we tasted the wine. Between that and the selections the tasting room attendant put in front of us, we were in for quite a tour. ~Rob Boss
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Teutonic Wine Company

Portland, OR
Third, they play records in the tasting room—real, honest to goodness LPs. Other tasting rooms do that, too, of course (like Vista Hills). But Teutonic’s music system has all the nostalgic flair of my favorite college dorm room memories. (You can read the details here). And they were playing Miles Davis. Talk about a deck stacked in their favor. ~Rob Boss
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White Rose Estate

Dayton, OR
Chalk boards on the wall announce the day's tasting flight. Rough wood surrounds the taster and one almost expects a sawdust floor. But that's intentional and first impressions can be deceiving: This is a modern, energy efficient building, set deep in the ground for insulation, with a gorgeous surrounding view. ~Rob Boss
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Witness Tree Vineyard

Salem, OR
While the grounds and buildings might seem plain on first glance, the trail that winds its way up the hill from the tasting room to the Witness Tree is lovely, and at over four feet in diameter, the tree itself is quite a sight. ~Rob Boss
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