Winter in the Willamette Valley is just beautiful. Rumor is visitors will encounter rain and even more rain. And you might, but what a gorgeous time of year especially for touring some of our finest Oregon wineries. Winter is typically not as busy as the summer months so you might have the opportunity to meet the winemaker or owner, learn more about the wines and why they taste the way they do. Some might even break out a library wine or take you to the barrel room. Many wineries are family operations giving you an opportunity to develop an intimate relationship of the entire operation.
The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are amazed each and every week with the beauty of the Willamette Valley, but it’s our guests sharing what they love about the Oregon wine country that seems to tempt us to sneak away now and then for a taste or a gander. And we do. The Innkeepers in the Willamette Valley of Oregon can direct you to their favorite winery, vineyard and tasting room. All for the love of good Oregon Wine.
The Willamette Valley is also home to snowy mountain peaks, fine art, rich heritage and a delicious culinary scene. Wander down 3rd Street in McMinnville, “Oregon’s Favorite Mainstreet”, lined with history, robust businesses that range from jewelry to books to art galleries, food and, of course, wineries. Downtown McMinnville is home to over 20 walkable craft beverage tasting rooms, and you can explore 250 Willamette Valley wineries and vineyards within 20 miles of town. named downtown.
Newberg, nestled in the heart of wine country, features shopping, lodging, restaurants, services, entertainment and events. The childhood home of Herbert Hoover, visit his home, the only presidential home in the Pacific Northwest and rest under the Hoover-Minthorn Pear tree.
Of course you’ll want to visit the Oregon State Capital city of Salem and the Capital Mall.
The many wildlife refuges provide opportunities to view the migratory birds such as the majestic Bald Eagle and the dusky Canada Goose. Winter rains fill the foothill waterfalls and rivers that flow under the Covered Bridges.
- A world-famous wine country that offers 440 wineries, producing award-winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling using the grapes from 647 vineyards in the region
- Organic farms providing livestock and produce for fine dining at area restaurants and selling at their own farmers’ markets
- Several craft breweries, cideries, meaderies & distilleries
- Events that pair the food and drink of the valley with its wonderful sights
- Urban attractions in the college towns of Eugene and Corvallis
- An active arts culture & a variety of museums can be found throughout the region
- Scenic drives & biking routes that connect it all on back roads and through covered bridges
- And much more!
Lodging Accommodations and Attractions in these Willamette Valley towns
Are You Planning Your 2024 Oregon Vacation?
- Looking for outdoor adventure?
- Wine taste?
- Want to add a bird that calls the state of Oregon home to your watch list?
- Working on an Oregon Bucket list? Ask an Innkeeper as we want you to experience our authentic Oregon as we do. We’re here to answer your questions.
Contact the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild with your ‘Ask an Innkeeper Question at INFO@OBBG.ORG
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