Links

 

The links provided on this page are here to increase your knowledge of wine, enjoyment of wine or to provide additional resources for you for your trip to our area. If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact us with those.

These links change frequently – so check back often!

I can assure you that the people and businesses on this page have been checked out by us and you can trust that the service they provide you will be professional and high quality.

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You must be a local business in support of local business and preferably in the tourism / wine industry.

Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes – if you are looking for cooking classes or culinary schools near you, check out Local Cooking Classes.

Website:  localcookingclasses.com

 

Oregon Wine Inns

Yamhill County enjoys the largest number of wineries and vineyards found in Oregon, and is part of Oregon’s broader wine region called The Willamette Valley. All of our B&B members are located in this popular wine area, and we have over 25 members and growing. We host guests from all over the world who enjoy Oregon’s award winning wines, and also boast of countryside that features rolling hills and majestic mountain views. Just a short drive from downtown Portland will get you here.

Browse our Inns then call or e-mail to reserve a room, or to learn more about our area. We are happy to answer your questions and assist you with your vacation plans. We hope to make your stay most memorable while visiting Oregon’s number one wine region–Yamhill County.

Website: Oregon Wine Inns

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild welcomes you to the State of Oregon. From the Coast, Portland Metropolitan, Mount Hood and The Gorge, Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon to the Rogue River Valley or Central Oregon to the High desert of the East, The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild offers unique and comfortable accommodations. Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our near 100 hosts in any one of our many regions.

We offer romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats. Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, for a World Class City experience or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Guild member Inn

Website: Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

 

Oakridge Mountain Lodge

A idyllic setting for your Vacation Rental or weekend get-away with secluded rustic elegance.

A chalet-style log home on a twenty acre forested mountain top in the heart of Yamhill County wine country. A wall of glass showcases spectacular mountain view of St. Helens, Mt. Rainer and Mt. Hood on clear days.

“I’ve picked up guests here and they love the place.  It’s secluded and quiet and a great place for larger groups.  ”

Website:  http://oakridgemountainlodge.com/

 

Willamette Valley Wine Association

The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 200 wineries. It has been recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world. Buffered from Pacific storms on the west by the Coast Range, the valley follows the Willamette River north to south for more than a hundred miles from the Columbia River near Portland to just south of Eugene. To the east, the Cascade Ranges draws the boundary between the Willamette Valley’s misty, cool climate and the drier, more extreme climate of eastern Oregon. In ideal years the maritime climate provides the best conditions possible for growing the cool-climate grape varieties Oregon is best known for – Pinot Noir. In lesser years,

fall rains can be tricky and malicious, causing reactions among winemakers ranging from minor hair pulling to outright despair.

This web site is an excellent resource for you if you are making travel plans. You will find detailed information on the wineries, restaurants, Hotels, B&B’s and much more.

Website: www.willamettewines.com

 

 

Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers

The contiguous land mass known as the Chehalem (pronounced “Sha-HAY-lum”) Mountains, is an AVA that includes several wine growing regions gaining independent recognition for their wines. An estimated 150 vineyards are planted within the AVA. With an average size of 12.5 acres, this patchwork of small, family-owned vineyards on varying soil types and elevations from 200 to well over 1000 feet above sea level is an exciting source for exquisite wines. While best known for Pinot Noir, the Chehalem Mountains are also ideal for other cool climate wine grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Gamay Noir and Gewurztraminer. Family-owned vineyards are nurtured with knowledge and care. During harvest, you’ll likely find winery crews enthusiastically aided by family, friends and neighbors working together to pick and sort the grapes by hand. Here, great wines are made with pride and passion.

Some of my favorite vineyards and wineries are located here. Don’t let the big magazines fool you to think that all of the best wine only comes from the Dundee Hills. There is great wine being made all over the Willamette Valley and this is just one more area of distinction.

Website: http://www.chehalemmountains.org/about.html

 

The Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association

The Dundee Hills is the heart and soil (play on words there) of Oregon wines. Home to Oregon’s earliest Pinot noir growing history, it is also fast becoming a fine-wine destination reminiscent of Burgundy, France. Located just 28 miles southwest of Portland, and 40 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the Dundee Hills appellation is situated within an irregular circle of about 6,490 acres in total, of which more than 1,264 acres of vineyards are planted. This region is unique for its higher elevation, warmer nighttime temperatures, less low-elevation fog and frost, and lava-based Jory soil series of reddish silt, clay and loam soils. With a wonderful diversity of wineries ranging from the rustic and state-of-the-art to grand Domaines, the Dundee Hills offers some of the most extraordinary, elegant and sought-after Pinot noir in the world.

Website: www.dundeehills.org/

 

 

North Willamette Vintners Association

Located at the northern edge of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, we are a cluster of independent spirits pursuing dreams of crafting the finest wines from the most fertile environment. Passion, creativity and diversity guide our way. We shape the northern gateway into Oregon’s wine country. Residing just minutes from Portland, on the path to scenic Oregon coast and to the heart of the Willamette Valley alike, you will find our wineries and vineyards easily accessible for either a weekend trip or a day excursion. The North Willamette Vintners welcome you to our home. We hope you explore the diversity offered in every glass poured by our members.

Website: North Willamette Valley Vintners Association

 

Geolink Wine

Geolink Wine is based in Arcata , CA and is committed to delivering quality handcrafted wines from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Geolink seeks out boutique wineries that practice various sustainable methods of agriculture. Many of these wineries are small production and family owned or community oriented operations, producing anywhere from several hundred to ten thousand cases a year.

This endeavor also explores the relationship between geology and wine. How does the terroir relate to the characteristics of the wine? Recognizing the intricate relationship between the land, agricultural methods, and vinification practices is important for the overall health of the land and in delivering a quality bottle of wine.

Oregon Pinot Noir grapes are often grown with terroir in mind as many growers make their clone selections based on soil types, slope aspect, bedrock and/or microclimate.

Contact us!  by phone: 707.822.1979

Website: http://geolinkwine.com/index.htm

Sterling Wine Accessories

Do you love everything wine? Are you looking for a unique wine themed gift? Look no further…Sterling Wine Online has a wonderful selection of high-quality wine accessory gifts that will make it easy to turn those wine gift ideas into stunning holiday gifts. Maybe you are looking for unique gift baskets, wine glass charms or wrought iron wine racks for yourself, a loved one or a business associate. We have unique wine gifts for the wine lover that has everything. Sterling Wine Online makes it simple to send a wine gift: we specialize in wine gift delivery.

Website: http://www.sterlingwineonline.com

 

The Wine Guide

Explore the world of wine. Links to tons of great wine information and other related sites.

Website: www.travelenvoy.com

 

Wine Events in Oregon and Around the World

Find out about wine makers dinners, special winery events, wine education, etc…

Website: www.localwineevents.com