The charming downtown districts of Oregon’s wine country offer a chance to sample the region’s wineries and vineyards in an urban setting.
In a revitalized historic building in downtown Dayton, Seufert Winery opened a new tasting room, where you can taste the winery’s single-vineyard wine that has earned the winery national acclaim. The contemporary space also has a large courtyard with ample outdoor seating.
On McMinnville’s charming Third Street, R. Stuart & Co.’s wine bar has a chic, bistro-like setting, a perfect spot to sample the winery’s pinot noir and pinot gris. If you have some time, consider a tour of its cellars, only a few blocks away.
Pike Road Wines opened its new tasting room in a historic bank building in downtown Carlton. Inside, patrons can enter the bank vault that was renovated into a unique wine library. The wine bar is a short walk from more local tasting rooms, city parks and fine dining restaurants.
Bravura Cellars opened its tasting room in downtown Newberg. One of the few wineries in the state producing full-bodied red wine, Bravura uses a blend of grapes from Oregon, Washington and California. “We’re doing something risky bringing these bold red wines to Oregon, but we’re doing it well,” said owner Steve Saxton. “It’s all about the quality wine.” Anam Cara Cellars’ tasting room, also in downtown Newberg, is open daily. The winery is noted for producing some of the best riesling in the state.
In downtown Dundee, the Argyle Tasting House provides daily tastings in a modern setting. Argyle was founded in 1987, and produces Old World style wines such as pinot noir and chardonnay as well as a variety of sparkling wines. Argyle is recognized as one of the premier wineries in Oregon.