Wine Enthusiast has compiled a list of their 26 Best College Bars, and lucky Linfield College in McMinnville made the list for having some amazing tasting rooms, breweries and restaurants nearby. Read a few recommendations for where to eat and drink below.
Linfield College hosts the annual International Pinot Noir Celebration. It’s an easy stroll to the bustling downtown. Must-see tasting rooms include Willamette Valley Vineyards, R. Stuart, Westrey and Eyrie (make an appointment at these last two).
Need some suds with your supper? Check out the Golden Valley Brewery or McMenamin’s Hotel Oregon (the Rooftop Bar is the place to be and be seen). But for a real slice of Oregon wine industry history, don’t miss Nick’s Italian Café. Back in the day, pioneering winemakers would gather at Nick’s to share their wines and woes over a plate of pasta. Updated and expanded, Nick’s Back Room still hosts a slew of pizza-seeking winemakers.
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