“Even serious enophiles describe Oregon wines with one word: Willamette. And one grape: Pinot Noir. It’s understandable. The Pinots produced in places like McMinnville and Dundee are among the very best in the world. The beauty of the Willamette Valley is that you can get lost on the backcountry roads but always find a good … [Read more]
Special tasting experiences where the fees are donated 100% to a local charity
Willamette Valley, Oregon: Who are we and what is this tasting loop? We are a small group of wineries where the family are both the owners and the winemakers, who have joined together to offer special ‘in the loop’ tasting experiences to benefit charity. … [Read more]
Locally-Owned, Oregon-Inspired Luxury Hotel to be Built in Downtown McMinnville
36-Room, full-service hotel set to open in Spring 2018
“There is no shortage of beautiful places to stay in Oregon wine country. Dozens of B&Bs dot the hills of Willamette Valley, classy hotels rule the cities, … [Read more]
The Oregon Wine Press features McMinnville as the heart of Oregon Wine Country in this piece by Ryan Stevens:
“Wine aficionados, beer lovers and foodies alike have discovered a farm-to-table pilgrimage destination in McMinnville. Home to a bounty of tasting rooms and wine bars, serious breweries — yes, there are three — gourmet restaurants and … [Read more]
“We just launched the McMinnville wine walk, where you get a passport from a participating vineyard or VisitMcMinnville.com, and it gives you a map and the opportunity to walk and try various wineries … [Read more]
Portland, Ore. (November 10, 2016) – Today, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, an esteemed, internationally-recognized wine publication for oenophiles, announced Oregon’s Willamette Valley as its 2016 Wine Region of the Year for its annual Wine Star Awards.
The Wine Star Awards are viewed as some of the most influential in the wine industry. Each year since 2000, the … [Read more]
Thanks to Erin from BakeryBingo.com for checking out the McMinnville Wine Walk:
“I was blown away by how many tasting rooms there are. They’ve got more than 20 all within walking distance of the downtown area. Turns out my preconceived notion that tasting rooms are boring and not that pretty is very wrong…” … [Read more]
Lush Life: Mixing with Wine – Wine Cocktails that Go Beyond the Spritzer
“…wine cocktails can taste as complex as those made with hard liquor—even the derided spritzer has its place (it’s widespread in hot European countries). Wine purists who cry that such concoctions degrade the integrity of the … [Read more]
10 Small Cities with World-Class Food Scenes
“The cities on this list — all with populations of fewer than 100,000 — prove that you don’t need silly things like “public transit” and “the need to lock your door at night” … [Read more]
Explore The Recently-Launched Willamette Valley to Walla Walla Wine Trail
Rachel Signer of Food & Wine Magazine recommends her top spots and events in McMinnville, Oregon:
Standout Restaurants in Willamette Valley Wine Country
Mattie John Bamman recommends his top picks for outstanding places to eat in McMinnville and the surrounding area. Congrats to the restaurants in McMinnville who made this list!
“With one of the greatest fine wine regions in the world less than an hour away, it’d be kinda lame to ignore it, … [Read more]
Wineries, aircraft and “Oregon’s favorite main street”
John Gottberg Anderson takes a two-day road trip leaving the outdoor adventure town of Bend, Oregon for the verdant wine country of McMinnville, Oregon. Follow his itinerary for his top picks for places to stay, eat and wine taste in McMinnville in this article: Northwest Travel: Exploring McMinnville
“Here’s how I … [Read more]
McMinnville Restaurants, A Delicious Dining Destination
Most people think of McMinnville as an incredible destination for wine tasting in Oregon – and it certainly is! But the city is also an outstanding hub for some of Oregon’s best restaurants. It’s no secret that people visit McMinnville just to eat (and drink our famous pinot!) No matter what you’re hungry … [Read more]
Is 72 hours in McMinnville long enough to get a taste of this charmer of a town? Never. 1859 magazine explores for three days in McMinnville, Oregon and get more things to do than they bargained for.
“Named after the Tennessee hometown of its founder, William T. Newby, McMinnville has become known for UFOs, food and wine. … [Read more]
We’re definitely not the only ones who think road cycling around Oregon wine country for a weekend in McMinnville is pretty awesome. The Cycle Oregon blog rolls through McMinnville, Oregon for a weekend in wine country and tells you why multiple visits are looking to be all but mandatory.
“McMinnville and the surrounding area is a great … [Read more]
A day spent strolling through McMinnville’s historic main street in downtown (known as Third Street) has been described as “magical”. So it comes as no surprise that the city of McMinnville’s Third Street made the top five great streets in America list, which is one more accolade to add to its long list of reasons why McMinnville is a charming town to visit for … [Read more]
Zagat, the notable restaurant review source, names several McMinnville restaurants and a small-batch craft distillery in their list of “8 Reasons to Drive to Oregon’s Wine Country” article.
McMinnville, Oregon was featured as a runner-up of the best “medium-sized” towns in the West to live in by Sunset Magazine.
“It’s the gateway to the Willamette Valley wine country. But McMinnville, about 50 miles southwest of Portland, has even more going for it than prize-winning Pinot Noirs. (Linfield College here plays host to the renowned International Pinot Noir Celebration.) Along … [Read more]
McMinnville Restaurants Featured in “18 Restaurants You Have To Visit in Oregon Before You Die” Article
Not one, but three McMinnville restaurants made the bucket list of places you must eat before you die. Make plans to dine at Community Plate, Pura Vida Cocina, and Thistle — The Oregonian crowned Thistle as restaurant of the … [Read more]