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oregon wine getaways

💭 😴 Dreaming about Oregon Wine Getaways 💭 😴

These dreamy Oregon wine getaways at Oregon’s best wine regions are sure to satisfy even the most discerning wine connoisseur. The hospitality you’ll find at the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is like no other. Add to that Oregon’s cooler climate and signature grape – Pinot Noir – and you’re in for an unforgettable experience.

There are more than 700 wineries in Oregon, 1,000+ vineyards and 70+ varieties of grapes in all of Oregon wine country. Come stay near one of the many picturesque vineyards and choose your favorite… then be sure to upload some pics to social media and make your friends a lot jealous.

Not sure where to stay? Here’s a cheat sheet to the best wine getaways in Oregon, by American Viticultural Area (AVA). Each AVA is a specific vineyard zone based on geology, geography and climate. AVA info is used on wine labels to help distinguish wines quickly.

All the innkeepers that are part of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild can help point you toward different wineries.

There are also many wine tour operators in Oregon that will schedule wine tastings for you, drive you around all day, and teach you along the way. While these door-to-door services can be pricey, they’re a great option.

Here are some, of the many, Oregon wine tour operators to look into:

Columbia Gorge Wine Tours

Martin’s Gorge Tours

Wineryhunt Oregon

MountNBarrel – This is a bike touring company. It also offers Yoga in the Vines.

Here are additional resource listing several wine tour operators.

A quick Google search for Oregon wine tours and Oregon wine tour operators will lead you to even more options. Once you know the Oregon wine region you’d like to visit, include it in your search to narrow down your selection more quickly.

Best wine getaways in Willamette Valley AVA:

The Fulton House: This historic Craftsman home is tucked into the quiet neighborhood of Portland and home to an urban winery scene. Technically, it’s part of the he Willamette Valley AVA, which is Oregon’s largest AVA and spans 150 miles long and up to 60 miles wide. This wine growing region produces two-thirds of the state’s wine production.

Best wine getaways in Yamhill-Carlton AVA:

Yamhill Vineyards B&B: Set on a vineyard planted in 1985, the innkeeper serves grape juice, aka “wine before it’s time,” for breakfast and gives a Vineyard 101 tour through the Instagram-worthy grounds. The closest wineries are within the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The Yamhill-Carlton AVA is centered around the hamlets of Carlton and Yamhill, the Coast Range creates an AVA of nearly 60,000 acres. Yamhill-Carlton AVA is a sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley AVA.

The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast: Located in the town of Carlton, this inn is walking distance to several of the 25 tasting rooms in town and fine dining restaurants. It is also within the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.

RR Thompson House: This historic house with lovely gardens is in the town of Carlton and walking distance to several of the 25 tasting rooms in town and fine dining restaurants. It is also within the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.

Best wine getaways in Dundee Hills AVA:

Franziska Haus B&B: This purpose-built log house bed and breakfast in the wine town of Dundee is walking distance to several tasting rooms. This property is within the Dundee Hills AVA. The first grapes in Willamette Valley were planted in the Dundee Hills. This area is still the most densely planted in the state. Dundee Hills AVA is a sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley.

La Bastide B&B: This is one of the few Oregon wine country inns that accommodates children. Located in the wine town of Dundee, La Bastide is walking distance to several tasting rooms. It uses solar power for much of its power usage, which we think is super cool.  It is also part of the Dundee Hills AVA.

Best wine getaways in McMinnville AVA:

Youngberg Hill Inn: Offering expansive pastoral views of the biodynamic Youngberg Hill Winery vineyards, this inn has a winery and tasting room on site. It’s also available for weddings and events in the new flexible (indoors with walls that open) event center! This property is within the McMinnville AVA, which is the AVA that created the International Pinot Noir Celebration, a three-day event, famous around the globe, as a mecca for lovers of Pinot noir and northwest cuisine. The McMinnville AVA is a sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley AVA.

A’Tuscan Estate: This historic house in the wine town of McMinnville was voted “best main street” by several outlets over the past several years and has various accolades (Sunset Mag, USA Today, etc.) with shops, restaurants and tasting rooms within walking distance and recreational marijuana allowed on site.

Best wine getaways in Eola-Amity Hills AVA:

Bella Collina B&B: Offering expansive pastoral views of the Eola-Amity AVA area, this modern elegant house is decorated using photography from its owners. The Eola-Amity Hills AVA has more than 30 wineries and 100 vineyards. It sits 250 to 700 feet above sea level. The Eola-Amity Hills AVA is a sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley AVA.

Best wine getaways in Chehalem Mountains AVA:

Chehalem Ridge B&B: Rooms at this bed and breakfast offer expansive views from 1000 feet above the valley and town of Newberg. The B&B uses solar power for much of its power usage and the property is run by a professionally trained chef/owner. This property is within the Chehalem Mountains AVA, which features nearly 70,000 acres; 2,600 acres of grapes, grown in over 170 vineyards; and more than 50 wineries. The Chehalem Mountains AVA is a sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley AVA.

Willamette Valley B&B: Opened in 2019 with jetted tubs in each bathroom; recreational marijuana is allowed onsite. This B&B is within The Chehalem Mountains AVA.

The DreamGiver’s Inn: This inn offers manicured landscape gardens and extensive food gardens, as well as large common areas for groups traveling together. it’s just 15 minutes from the interstate but secluded and situated within The Chehalem Mountains AVA.

The Setting Inn Willamette Valley:  This property started welcoming guests in May 2021! it’s set 3-miles from downtown Newberg in The Chehalem Mountains AVA.

Best wine getaways in Van Duzer AVA:

MaMere’s Guesthouse & Event Center: Located un the town of Monmouth, home of Western Oregon University, MaMere’s welcomes kids and whole house rentals, along with a small events space, Eola-Amity AVA wineries nearby though this particular B&B is within a new wine region is a big growing area within the state. It features six bonded wineries and nearly 1,000 planted acres. The Van Duzer AVA is a sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley AVA.

Airlie Farm: This working horse farm is nearby some of the best wineries in The Van Duzer AVA.

Best wine getaway in Umpqua Valley AVA:

CH Bailey House: Stay in the Brenner Suite, fully equipped with a kitchen and living room at this this historic house in the countryside, with Umpqua Valley AVA vineyards nearby. The Umpqua Valley’s wine growing history dates back to the 1880s when German immigrants who had worked for Beringer Bros., the oldest continuously operating vineyard in Napa, planted the first wine grape vineyard in the Valley. It since continues to evolve. It is a sub-AVA of the Southern Oregon AVA.

Best wine getaway in Rogue Valley AVA:

Prospect Historic Hotel: This is a historic hotel turned B&B (with motel rooms as well) in a town very near Crater Lake National Park and about an hour’s drive from Rogue Valley wineries. The Rogue Valley AVA is the southernmost wine growing region in Oregon. It includes three adjacent river valleys (Bear Creek, Applegate and Illinois). Pinot noir but also Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon blanc are among the most popular varieties. This AVA is a sub-AVA of the Southern Oregon AVA.

Best wine getaway in Columbia Gorge AVA:

Old Parkdale Inn: The Old Parkdale Inn is a historic house in the small town of Parkdale, 30 minutes north to ski areas and 20 minutes to wineries. Pear orchards is just across the street. Some of the inn’s rooms include kitchenettes. The property lies within the Columbia Gorge AVA, which straddles Northern Oregon and Southern Washington. The AVA is separated by the Columbia River, which is the only sea-level passage through the Cascade Mountain Range. The most common varieties here include: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and Chardonnay.

Oregon wine getaways make for a memorable occasion! Want to know even more before you go? Click here to view a large zoom-able Oregon map of all the B&Bs with details on Oregon’s most scenic drives, food trail loops, must-see movie locations and more!

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places will end March 12. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Winery Itinerary Service at Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

An Oregon Wine Country adventure would not be complete without a stay at Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast. Since most visits to the Willamette Valley includes wine tasting, we’d like you to know that things have changed a bit from past years. Oregon wineries are requiring masks to be worn by all who are not seated at their tasting table. Easy, right? Also, due to social distancing, wineries have less capacity and most require reservations for tastings.

Still easy, but a bit more effort. Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast offers a Winery Itinerary Service for a $30 fee per itinerary. They have set up six unique itineraries with some of their favorite, smaller wineries. After you choose an itinerary they’ll set up your day of tasting at 3 unique wineries of the Willamette Valley. You can easily add the Winery Itinerary Service when you make your reservation online.

From Big Bold Reds to French-style Chardonnays

Wine ItineraryYour day could start with a cozy seating in Dominio IV’s delightfully refurbished 100 year old barn, then enjoying a delicious charcuterie and cheese board with a gorgeous view at Blizzard Wines and then end your day with a winemaker-guided tasting at Natalie’s Estate. For more information on their B&B’s Winery Itinerary Service go to www.chehalemridge.com

They’ll set up 3 wineries in 1 day for countless fun. Guests can choose from 6 different themed itineraries. For our Big Reds & Pinot Noir Itinerary, we will have you tasting at boutique wineries offering big bold reds, plus our valley’s renowned Pinot Noir.


Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast
sits atop Chehalem Mountain, overlooking the Willamette Valley, home to Oregon’s Wine Country. On weather-friendly mornings breakfast is served on the guest deck with great views of the town of Newberg, pinot noir vineyards and fruit and nut orchards. Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast offers a peaceful retreat from adventure and the valley below.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Watch for updates as mask restrictions may lift soon under guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild.

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

oregon wine getaways

💭 😴 Dreaming about Oregon Wine Getaways 💭 😴

These dreamy Oregon wine getaways at Oregon’s best wine regions are sure to satisfy even the most discerning wine connoisseur. The hospitality you’ll find at the inns that form part of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is like no other. Add to that Oregon’s cooler climate and signature grape – Pinot Noir – and you’re in for an unforgettable experience.

There are more than 700 wineries in Oregon, 1,000+ vineyards and 70+ varieties of grapes in all of Oregon wine country. Come stay near one of the many picturesque vineyards and choose your favorite… then be sure to upload some pics to social media and make your friends a lot jealous.

Not sure where to stay? Here’s a cheat sheet to the best wine getaways in Oregon, by American Viticultural Area (AVA). Each AVA is a specific vineyard zone based on geology, geography and climate. AVA info is used on wine labels to help distinguish wines quickly.

All the innkeepers that are part of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild can help point you toward different wineries.

There are also many wine tour operators in Oregon that will schedule wine tastings for you (using your input), drive you around all day, and teach you along the way. While these door-to-door services can be pricey, they’re a great option.

Here are some, of the many, Oregon wine tour operators to look into:

Columbia Gorge Wine Tours

Martin’s Gorge Tours

Wineryhunt Oregon

MountNBarrel – This is a bike touring company. It also offers Yoga in the Vines.

Here are additional resource listing several wine tour operators.

A quick Google search for Oregon wine tours and Oregon wine tour operators will lead you to even more options. Once you know the Oregon wine region you’d like to visit, include it in your search to narrow down your selection more quickly.

Best wine getaways in Willamette Valley AVA:

The Fulton House: This historic Craftsman home is tucked into the quiet neighborhood of Portland and home to an urban winery scene. Technically, it’s part of the he Willamette Valley AVA, which is Oregon’s largest AVA and spans 150 miles long and up to 60 miles wide. This wine growing region produces two-thirds of the state’s wine production.

Best wine getaways in Yamhill-Carlton AVA:

Yamhill Vineyards B&B: Set on a vineyard planted in 1985, the innkeeper serves grape juice, aka “wine before it’s time,” for breakfast and gives a Vineyard 101 tour through the Instagram-worthy grounds. The closest wineries are within the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The Yamhill-Carlton AVA is centered around the hamlets of Carlton and Yamhill, the Coast Range creates an AVA of nearly 60,000 acres. Yamhill-Carlton AVA is a sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley AVA.

The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast: Located in the town of Carlton, this inn is walking distance to several of the 25 tasting rooms in town and fine dining restaurants. It is also within the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.

RR Thompson House: This historic house with lovely gardens is in the town of Carlton and walking distance to several of the 25 tasting rooms in town and fine dining restaurants. It is also within the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.

Best wine getaways in Dundee Hills AVA:

Franziska Haus B&B: This purpose-built log house bed and breakfast in the wine town of Dundee is walking distance to several tasting rooms. This property is within the Dundee Hills AVA. The first grapes in Willamette Valley were planted in the Dundee Hills. This area is still the most densely planted in the state. Dundee Hills AVA is a sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley.

La Bastide B&B: This is one of the few Oregon wine country inns that accommodates children. Located in the wine town of Dundee, La Bastide is walking distance to several tasting rooms. It uses solar power for much of its power usage, which we think is super cool.  It is also part of the Dundee Hills AVA.

Best wine getaways in McMinnville AVA:

Youngberg Hill Inn: Offering expansive pastoral views of the biodynamic Youngberg Hill Winery vineyards, this inn has a winery and tasting room on site. It’s also available for weddings and events in the new flexible (indoors with walls that open) event center! This property is within the McMinnville AVA, which is the AVA that created the International Pinot Noir Celebration, a three-day event, famous around the globe, as a mecca for lovers of Pinot noir and northwest cuisine. The McMinnville AVA is a sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley AVA.

A’Tuscan Estate: This historic house in the wine town of McMinnville was voted “best main street” by several outlets over the past several years and has various accolades (Sunset Mag, USA Today, etc.) with shops, restaurants and tasting rooms within walking distance and recreational marijuana allowed on site.

Best wine getaways in Eola-Amity Hills AVA:

Bella Collina B&B: Offering expansive pastoral views of the Eola-Amity AVA area, this modern elegant house is decorated using photography from its owners. The Eola-Amity Hills AVA has more than 30 wineries and 100 vineyards. It sits 250 to 700 feet above sea level. The Eola-Amity Hills AVA is a sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley AVA.

Best wine getaways in Chehalem Mountains AVA:

Chehalem Ridge B&B: Rooms at this bed and breakfast offer expansive views from 1000 feet above the valley and town of Newberg. The B&B uses solar power for much of its power usage and the property is run by a professionally trained chef/owner. This property is within the Chehalem Mountains AVA, which features nearly 70,000 acres; 2,600 acres of grapes, grown in over 170 vineyards; and more than 50 wineries. The Chehalem Mountains AVA is a sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley AVA.

The Willows: This B&B offers two guest rooms rented to the same traveling party with one shared bath. Breakfast is delivered to breakfast room; children can be accommodated and recreational marijuana is allowed onsite. The property is located within The Chehalem Mountains AVA.

Willamette Valley B&B: Opened in 2019 with jetted tubs in each bathroom; recreational marijuana is allowed onsite. This B&B is within The Chehalem Mountains AVA.

The DreamGiver’s Inn: This inn offers manicured landscape gardens and extensive food gardens, as well as large common areas for groups traveling together. it’s just 15 minutes from the interstate but secluded and situated within The Chehalem Mountains AVA.

The Setting Inn Willamette Valley:  This property started welcoming guests in May 2021! it’s set 3-miles from downtown Newberg in The Chehalem Mountains AVA.

Best wine getaways in Van Duzer AVA:

MaMere’s Guesthouse & Event Center: Located un the town of Monmouth, home of Western Oregon University, MaMere’s welcomes kids and whole house rentals, along with a small events space, Eola-Amity AVA wineries nearby though this particular B&B is within a new wine region is a big growing area within the state. It features six bonded wineries and nearly 1,000 planted acres. The Van Duzer AVA is a sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley AVA.

Airlie Farm: This working horse farm is nearby some of the best wineries in The Van Duzer AVA.

Best wine getaway in Umpqua Valley AVA:

CH Bailey House: Stay in the Brenner Suite, fully equipped with a kitchen and living room at this this historic house in the countryside, with Umpqua Valley AVA vineyards nearby. The Umpqua Valley’s wine growing history dates back to the 1880s when German immigrants who had worked for Beringer Bros., the oldest continuously operating vineyard in Napa, planted the first wine grape vineyard in the Valley. It since continues to evolve. It is a sub-AVA of the Southern Oregon AVA.

Best wine getaway in Rogue Valley AVA:

Prospect Historic Hotel: This is a historic hotel turned B&B (with motel rooms as well) in a town very near Crater Lake National Park and about an hour’s drive from Rogue Valley wineries. The Rogue Valley AVA is the southernmost wine growing region in Oregon. It includes three adjacent river valleys (Bear Creek, Applegate and Illinois). Pinot noir but also Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon blanc are among the most popular varieties. This AVA is a sub-AVA of the Southern Oregon AVA.

Best wine getaway in Columbia Gorge AVA:

Old Parkdale Inn: The Old Parkdale Inn is a historic house in the small town of Parkdale, 30 minutes north to ski areas and 20 minutes to wineries. Pear orchards is just across the street. Some of the inn’s rooms include kitchenettes. The property lies within the Columbia Gorge AVA, which straddles Northern Oregon and Southern Washington. The AVA is separated by the Columbia River, which is the only sea-level passage through the Cascade Mountain Range. The most common varieties here include: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and Chardonnay.

Oregon wine getaways make for a memorable occasion! Want to know even more before you go? Click here to view a large zoom-able Oregon map of all the B&Bs with details on Oregon’s most scenic drives, food trail loops, must-see movie locations and more!


The Oregon trail of Waterfalls represents countless hours, many sketches, and endless conversations to help make your next Oregon road trip one to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to numerous requests for the physical map we’ve no more copies. But you can still download a digital version of the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

SEE A DIGITAL VERSION OF THE MAP

 

Recycle Corks

Recycle Corks you’ve pulled from your fine Oregon Wine bottle

The Innkeepers of the Willamette Valley have shared their choices for Thanksgiving Weekend Willamette Valley Wine Tastings.

As you uncork these fine wines, keep in mind the Oregon’s winemakers that are stewards of the land.  Many use sustainable farming practices in their vineyards where they delicately nurture their vines to produce incredible wines.

Cork ReHarvest began the cork recycling movement in the US and Canada in 2008, helping to collect and recycle some of the 13 billion natural corks that are produced each year.  Their work educates the public on the importance of preserving and protecting the Mediterranean cork forests. Cork collection boxes are placed in grocery stores, wine and bottle shops,and winery tasting rooms.  They also partner with the Food and Beverage and Hospitality industries to collect cork at restaurants, hotels, wine bars, convention and performing arts centers.

For a true taste of Oregon Geotourism we invite you to explore the 16 Wine Regions in our Oregon Wine Country and taste some of our quality wines. Be sure to take some home for your personal wine cellar and as gifts for family and friends.

Make your reservation at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn.  There’s one is every Oregon travel region.  And after your sustainable travel vacation through the Wine Regions of Oregon is over and the last sip of fine wine has been savored be sure to recycle that cork.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local. Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, a world class city experience, or a new spin on business travel,  you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance when staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Less than 60 miles east of Portland, Oregon, the Columbia Gorge AVA includes land surrounding the Columbia River, with vineyards and wineries in both Oregon and Washington. Due to the unique climate and geography found in The Gorge, this AVA exhibits a wide range of micro climates in a relatively small region.  It’s marketed as “A World of Wine in 40 Miles’.

Choose an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild in the Gorge when exploring the Columbia Gorge AVA

The land surrounding the Columbia Gorge AVA is defined by the Columbia River as it cuts through the Cascade Mountain Range and makes its journey to the Pacific Ocean. Abundant outdoor adventure, wildlife and wildflowers, and with vineyards and eclectic boutique wineries throughout its many diverse micro-climates, the Columbia River Gorge has it all.

The climates transitioning from hot, dry desert in the East to the foothills of the Cascades, with its cool moisture from the ocean in the West, is what makes this area so unique. From west to east: losing an inch of rain a mile and gaining a whole lot of sun, it’s an amazing combination of climate, soil and geology.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Oregon Wineries

The Willamette Valley inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild invite you to discover Oregon Wineries of the Willamette Valley.  This fine wine growing region extends from Portland south to Eugene, and from the Coast Range to the Cascades, although 99% of the wine grapes grown in the valley are on the west side of the Willamette River.  There are more than 500 wineries in The Valley and as many vineyards, growing pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris, pinot blanc, riesling, gerverts, tempranillo and a host of lesser know varietals.

In the heart of the Valley, primarily north of Salem, where 75% of the vineyards and wineries are, McMinnville, Newberg, Dundee, and Carlton provide respites for lodging, food, and shopping.  Like most other wine regions, great wines have drawn great restaurants and of course accommodating Bed and Breakfasts of the Willamette Valley

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inns in the Willamette Valley have done the research and are familiar with the award winning wines and vintners in this fertile area.

If you need a break from tasting pinot, day trips from the the Willamette Valley could include the Oregon coast, beautiful Silver Falls State Park, Portland, Oregon, and the Columbia Gorge River.  Or spend a day at Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, one of the top six aviation museums in the world.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

may is oregon wine month

May is Oregon Wine Month!   Willamette Valley Wines writes  “We celebrate Willamette Valley all year round, but especially during Oregon Wine Month,  when the entire state joins in commemoration of our beloved industry for the month of May,  offering special activities, tastings and promotions for the enjoyment of Oregon Wine.”

To celebrate Oregon Wine Month in May, wineries around the state come together to host collaborative events.  These events offer unique opportunities to taste and experience a variety of producers with ease, and to gain a deeper understanding of the variances and specialties of many of Oregon’s diverse micro-climates.  Some of these events are one-time affairs, some ongoing.

Less than 60 miles east of Portland, Oregon, the Columbia Gorge AVA includes land surrounding the Columbia River,  with vineyards and wineries in both Oregon and Washington.  Due to the unique climate and geography found in The Gorge, this AVA exhibits a wide range of micro climates in a relatively small region.  The innkeepers of the Columbia Gorge Region invite you to experience “A World of Wine in 40 Miles’

The Willamette Valley extends from Portland south to Eugene, and from the Coast Range to the Cascades.  There are currently 316 wineries in the Valley and as many vineyards.  Willamette Valley innkeepers can point you in the right direction.

Southern Oregon’s latitude and prevailing oceanic winds create a 7 month growing season that uniquely creates an ideal place to grow wine grapes.  Southern Oregon Winery Association and our Southern Oregon Inn invites you to tour the 5 regions of Southern Oregon with over 150 wineries.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Guest Blogger: Liz Bartholomew, innkeeper, Three Sleeps B&B

‘In 2002 we planted about 8 acres of vineyard on our Mosier, Oregon property.  We grow mainly syrah, tempranillo and viognier.  Our labyrinth has 5 varietals, syrah, tempranillo, petite verdot, cab franc and malbec.  They labyrinth grapes are fermented together to make, what is called, a field blend.  Guests at the bed and breakfast are encouraged to walk the Labyrinth.

‘Our winery and tasting room, Dominio IV in Carlton, Oregon, is owned by our daughter and son-in-law, Leigh Bartholomew and Patrick Reuter. We’ve been selected as a 2018 International Pinot Noir Celebration – IPNC – Featured Winery!   Dominio is Latin for feast and Spanish for territory or dominion.  The IV refers to four people, four seasons, four climates and four quadrants of the labyrinth.   We farm our grapes organically.  We truck our grapes from here to Carlton where all the wine is made.   We do purchase other grapes that we don’t grow, mainly Pinot Noir.  However, Leigh and Patrick have just planted some Pinot at their property in Carlton.

‘Our home was built 2007 and 2008 on our vineyard property.  We didn’t start out thinking B and B but it evolved into that as we were building. Three Sleeps Bed and Breakfast opened in 2010 using our two extra rooms originally designed for and still used periodically for our daughters and their families.   They each have their own bathroom, sitting area and outdoor patio.”

On a side note, I might add, as the creator of this blog post, that I’ve always been fascinated how Three Sleeps got its name:  It is reported that when the Lewis and Clark expedition came to the area of the Columbia River that is now Mosier in 1805, they asked the local Native Americans how far it was to the Pacific Ocean. The answer: “Three Sleeps”.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Bells Up Winery

Thanksgiving Wine Events in the Willamette Valley

For 35 years, Willamette Valley wineries have been throwing open their doors to welcome visitors the weekend after Thanksgiving.  This year, more than 150 wineries continue this tradition November 24, 25 and 26.  Join winemakers in the valley for special tastings, food pairings, live music, holiday discounts and more. Each winery celebrates the festive weekend with its own flare!  Here are some OBBG Innkeeper members’ favorite choices for this holiday weekend of wine tasting:

Chehalem Ridge B&B:  We love nearby Bells Up Winery.  Winemaker David Specter invites tasters in to Herald the Holidays with him as he shares his handcrafted Pinot noir and Syrah paired with light fair and spectacular views from their new wine porch.  Regularly open by appointment only, David and his wife Sara open this weekend from noon – 4.

The Victorian on 10thVista Hills Vineyard offers spectacular views and is centrally locating in the red hills of Dundee.  They are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a special Thanksgiving lineup of European cheeses paired with six estate wines.  Friday and Saturday – 11 to 5

R.R. Thompson HouseThe Carlton Winemakers Studio presents “The Craft of Winemaking” on Friday and Saturday (11-4) Thanksgiving weekend.  View short videos on the process of winemaking and explore the equipment used by winemakers.  The videos, wine tasting — from some of the best winemakers in the valley, and light appetizers are all included in the $20 fee.

These inns and others of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn

Sip McMinnville

Holiday Wines

Stock up on your Holiday wines at the many Open Houses scheduled through November at Oregon Wineries and tasting room.  These events also offer great chances to discover the wines of Oregon along with the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Oregon produces a variety of World Class Wines and Oregon Wine offers specific focus on the 18 distinct American Viticultural Areas (AVAs).  These are the unique wine growing regions that are defined by geographical features, allowing growers to produce more than 70 varieties of wine grapes, with factors like weather and elevation contributing to the unique nature of what’s bottled in a specific place.

Let the brand new official Oregon Wine Touring Guide be your inspiration for planning your trip to the incredible wine regions throughout our great state!  Choose your AVA, make your bed and breakfast reservation, designate your driver and/or front seat navigator and head out to explore Oregon’s Wine Countries and stock up on your Holiday Wines.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share with you their version of Oregon Culinary Tourism and Geotourism.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, 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 Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.