• Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn

    High atop the rolling hills at the edge of McMinnville is Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn. Not only is the tasting room best enjoyed while taking in the breathtaking view surrounding it, the inn is lovely place to stay overnight. Youngberg Hill was created in 1989 by Nicolette and Wayne Bailey, who use organic farming practices to this day. All these years later, Wayne is the vineyard manager and winemaker while Nicolette manages the inn and oversees the many special events that take place there each year. Youngberg’s chief claims to fame are its Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris varieties, which may be enjoyed in the tasting room from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

  • Ransom Wine Co. & Distillery Tasting Room

    It’s not often that a winery is born out of a distillery parentage, but then again, Ransom is unique in many ways. Tad Seestedt founded Ransom Spirits in 1997 and initially crafted grappa and brandy. A few years later, the winemaking portion of the business bloomed with a few small-batch offerings. Through the years, Ransom has added gin, vodka, whisky and vermouth to the lineup. Visitors to McMinnville, Oregon can enjoy the full range of Ransom’s creations at the new tasting room on Third Street. Sample wine and spirits, or the staff would be happy to whip up a signature cocktail featuring Ransom’s distilled delights. The spot is open Thursday & Sunday 11am-5pm; Friday & Saturday 11am-7pm.

  • Winderlea McMinnville Tasting Room

    If you looked up “boutique winery” in the dictionary, you might find a photo of Winderlea founders Bill Sweat and Donna Morris on the page. The pair, originally from Boston, have staged a second career in Oregon as winemakers who focus on small batches of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that’s crafted with limited intervention. In fact, the entire Winderlea staff is made up of transplants. One is from South Carolina, another is from Arizona and one is even from Scotland! You can meet some of these adopted Oregonians at the Winderlea tasting room, which it shares in Downtown McMinnville with Brittan Vineyards. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

  • Biggio Hamina Cellars

    Winemaker Todd Hamina has touted the properties of terroir throughout his 20+ years in the wine business, and he brings his low-interference approach to all the wines he creates. The unfiltered offerings at Biggio Hamina (named for Todd and his wife, Caroline Biggio) range from Pinot Noir to Riesling and rosé, all of which may be sampled in a private tasting with Hamina himself with advance notice. Watch the winery’s Facebook page for notice of impromptu or seasonal tasting sessions.

  • Brittan Vineyards

    Veteran winemaker and Pinot Noir devoté Robert Brittan harnesses the distinct taste that comes from grapes planted at the base of the Coast Range. A Napa Valley transplant, Brittan focuses on this varietal and the many flavors it can provide based on the soil the vines call home. Starting with the 2006 crop, he’s been creating elegant Pinots that display the same intensity as he brings to his job; in recent years Brittan has added Chardonnay and Syrah to the repertoire. Brittan Vineyards’ tasting room in the Granary District is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday and by appointment at other times.

  • Terra Vina Wines & Wine Bar

    Owners Karl and Carole Dinger have their hands on many projects. Karl is the winemaker while Carole rides herd on most everything else. The pair incorporate fruit from Washington, eastern Oregon and the Chehalem Mountains AVA when creating vintages for their two labels: Terra Vina and La Famiglia. Riesling, Sangiovese, red blends and Syrah are just a few of the offerings that can find their way onto a tempting flight for any visitor to the tasting room. Speaking of the tasting room, it’s a gorgeous place to hang out, people-watch and spend a happy afternoon in downtown McMinnville. Check it out from 12-7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Sunday, and Mondays 2-7 p.m.

  • Eola Hills Wine Cellars McMinnville Tasting Room & Wine Bar

    The popular winery in Rickreall brings its tasty wares to the historic McMinnville Mercantile Building in order to expand its glory to more visitors. Eola Hills offers hands-down the widest array of varietals, blends and dessert wines among all the vineyards in Oregon wine country. From Pinot Noir and Merlot to Zinfandel and Riesling, Eola Hills has got guests covered. The McMinnville tasting room opened recently in downtown and welcomes visitors between noon and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

  • The Eyrie Vineyards

    After celebrating its 50th year in 2015, The Eyrie Vineyards is full of enthusiasm for exciting things to come in the next 50. The Eyrie truly is a pioneer in the effort that brought international attention to Oregon’s award-winning Pinot Noirs, starting with a French competition way back in the 1970s. Today, the Lett family plies the soil in the red hills around Dundee led by winemaker Jason Lett. They make Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay, along with small batches of Pinot Meunier and Muscat Ottonel using minimally invasive farming practices. Tasting room guests will get an in-depth look at how The Eyrie’s tradition and legacy translate into the bottles.

  • Matello Wines & Goodfellow Family Cellars

    With a fool for a totem and a dedication to Pinot Noir, Matello’s offerings will have you smiling for sure. The company, which comprises winemaker Marcus Goodfellow and partner Gaironn Poole, opened its brick-and-mortar location in 2011. Both Goodfellow and Poole have a long history working in restaurants and as sommeliers, which they put to good use each year by producing delicate, nuanced Pinot Noir. The winery is a member of the Deep Roots Coalition, which works to preserve terroir by requiring non-irrigated grapevines. You can ask them more about this approach at a tasting, which can be scheduled by emailing info@matellowines.com.  

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