CBS New York recently named the Willamette Valley as one of its choices for Best Destinations For The Wine Lover’s Vacation. Among its notable mentions for places to eat, stay and drink include Domaine Serene winery and Joel Palmer House restaurant in Dayton, the Dundee Bistro in Dundee, and the Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg.
An excerpt from the article can be found below.
The largest AVA in Oregon, the Willamette Valley hosts more than 200 wineries producing several varietals, most notably its internationally acclaimed Pinot Noir. Extending 150 miles from Portland, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers in the north to the “Emerald City” of Eugene in the south, the region produces two-thirds of the state’s wine, helping Oregon become one of the country’s leading producers. Among the valley’s top vintners are Archery Summit, Domaine Drouhin and Domaine Serene, recently acclaimed for its 2010 Pinot Noir, ranked third on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2013 and the highest American entry. Top choices for food and accommodations include Bentley’s Grill in Salem, Joel Palmer House in Dayton, the Dundee Bistro in Dundee, the converted silos at Abbey Road Farm B&B, the Grand Hotel in Salem and the luxurious Allison Inn and Spa in Newburg – Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 Hotel in Pacific Northwest in 2013 and Travel+Leisure’s top rated U.S. Hotel Spa and Wine Country Hotel in the U.S. in 2012.