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In the News & Press Why McMinnville Makes For The Perfect Getaway

From “An easy hour’s drive south of Portland will lead you to an impossibly charming town – Third Street is so picturesque, it could easily double as a movie backdrop – that also boasts big city perks and amenities.”

Read Katie Chang’s recommendation for a full weekend of wine country exploration here!

McMinnville Named Best US Foodie Destination by

“Third Street is a rich snapshot of the valley’s fresh flavors and culinary expertise. Our favorite McMinnville eateries share this thoroughfare with many of the region’s top wineries.”

Thanks,!  Read the full writeup, with suggestions for great places to experience McMinnville’s foodie culture, right here.

Vancouver Sun: Oregon Road Trip – Take the Slow Road

“With 200 wineries within a 30-minute drive it’s tough to decide on where to taste… As we gazed over acres of vineyards, heard nothing but songbirds, and tucked into our picnic with a gorgeous Pinot noir, all was right with the world.”

Thanks to Jane Mundy at the Vancouver Sun for this fun piece on taking your … [Read more]

BC Living: Wine Down With a Weekend Getaway to McMinnville

“You don’t know anyone there, yet you feel like you know everyone.  This is the overall vibe of McMinnville, a 1900s throwback town bursting with personalityand great Pinot.

Nestled in the heart of Oregon wine country, McMinnville is home to over 35,000 warmhearted characters from all walks of life, and over 200 award-winning wineries that … [Read more]

Food & Wine Magazine: Where to Eat & Drink in the Willamette Valley

“Drive … to McMinnville, Willamette’s most bustling wine town…”

We couldn’t agree more!  Check out Ray Isle’s full suggested itinerary and McMinnville spots not to miss at his piece in Food & Wine here.

McMinnville: Best Small Towns in Oregon to Visit

Enjoy the summertime pull of Oregon’s small towns – McMinnville made the list!  Thanks, Thrillist, for the mention.

“McMinnville’s well-preserved brick structures built between 1885 and 1912 add an element of small-town charm not found elsewhere. And the Historic District will be your go-to for all of your said charm finding needs…” Read the full … [Read more]

McMinnville featured in Sunset Magazine

“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]

Family Winemakers Tasting Loop: Tasting for a Cause

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]

McMinnville Wineries Featured in

Local faves R. Stuart & Co. Winery and Wine Bar, Goodfellow Family Cellars, and more are highlighted in Forbes by Brian Freedman, who writes that he visited Oregon recently “to explore the wines of the Willamette Valley, and in particular those being produced in McMinnville. I … [Read more]

McMinnville’s 3rd Street: Best Main Street in the West by Sunset Magazine

McMinnville’s 3rd Street is Sunset Magazine‘s “Best Main Street in the West!”  McMinnville received a callout in the February issue of Sunset, as well as on the Sunset website, which features Visit McMinnville’s submitted video.  

Atticus Hotel Plans Unveiled

Atticus Hotel McMinnville Oregon Drawing by Nathan Cooprider LLC

Locally-Owned, Oregon-Inspired Luxury Hotel to be Built in Downtown McMinnville
36-Room, full-service hotel set to open in Spring 2018

McMinnville, Ore. (January 24, 2017) The Atticus Hotel, a new locally-owned, Oregon inspired luxury hotel, is set to break ground … [Read more]

5 Ways to Discover Willamette Valley Wine Country by The Oregonian

The Eyrie Vineyards tasting room and winery in McMinnville as featured in this piece by The Oregonian:

“Where history was made: The Eyrie Vineyards. This is where it all began…” – Read the full article here!

12 Places to Stay in Wine Country by The Oregonian

The Joseph Mattey House, 3rd Street Flats, Youngberg Hill Inn, and McMenamins Hotel Oregon were all featured in this great piece by The Oregonian:

“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]

Smack in the Middle: Strolling McMinnville is a trip through the heart of wine country

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]

McMinnville Wine Walk: Activities for Thanksgiving Weekend by Statesman Journal

Thanks to the Statesman Journal for featuring Ellen Brittan of Brittan Vineyards, who suggests checking out the McMinnville Wine Walk:

“We just launched the McMinnville wine walk, where you get a passport from a participating vineyard or, and it gives you a map and the opportunity to walk and try various wineries … [Read more]

Oregon’s Willamette Valley Wins Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star Award for “Wine Region of the Year”

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]

McMinnville Wine Walk on

Thanks to Erin from 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]

Mixing with Wine: Wine Cocktails that Go Beyond the Spritzer by Portland Mercury

Lush Life: Mixing with Wine – Wine Cocktails that Go Beyond the Spritzer

MJ Skegg of the Portland Mercury touts that:

“…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 by

10 Small Cities with World-Class Food Scenes

Andy Kryza of names McMinnville, Oregon one of his fave food scenes in the US:

“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]

5 Wine Regions Worth a Trip This Spring by Food & Wine Magazine

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:

“Consider timing your trip to Oregon to coincide with the International Pinot Noir Celebration, which takes place at the end of July in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the … [Read more]

14 Standout Restaurants in Willamette Valley Wine Country

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]

Two-days in McMinnville, Oregon featured by the Bulletin of Bend, Oregon

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’s Restaurants Offer Dining Options for Everyone

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]

1859 Magazine Spends 72 Glorious Hours in McMinnville, Oregon

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]

McMinnville is an Awesome Cycling Destination

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]

McMinnville Oregon Gets Top 5 for America’s Great Streets on the Great Places in America List

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]

McMinnville Featured by Zagat in “8 Reasons to Drive to Oregon’s Wine Country” Article

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.

Nick’s Italian Cafe – “Go there in winter to get chanterelles, razor clams and a large selection of salumi created in-house under their label Fino … [Read more]

McMinnville Oregon Named One of the Best Small Towns to Live In by Sunset Magazine

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]

3 McMinnville Restaurants to Check Off Your Foodie Bucket List

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]