Yahoo! Travel has published Road Trip: Searching the Willamette Valley for the Perfect Pinot, which follows writer Christy Karras on her adventure through Oregon wine country. Her mission was to explore as many towns and wineries as possible on a four-day trip.
Some of the places she wrote about include Eyrie Vineyards, Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, Youngberg Hill, Domaine Serene, McMenamins Hotel Oregon, and Argyle Winery. Below are a few highlights from the article.
I tour some of my favorite nearby wineries (not drinking at all of them; I promise). Southwest of McMinnville is Youngberg Hill, with its country-style inn perched above rows of organically grown vines. In nearby Dayton, there’s Domaine Serene, holding a slew of Wine Spectator awards, and sustainability-focused Sokol Blosser, which just a year ago opened a spacious modern tasting room. This area produces some of the best Pinots in the business.
I retire to the Hotel Oregon and dine on the multilevel rooftop bar, gazing out over neat rows of vines, fruit trees, and vegetables, all attractively bordered by tall, dark evergreens.