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Winery Itinerary Tour Service

Winery Itinerary Tour 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. And, 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 Breakast wants to help take the effort out of your winery reservation planning.

With more than 500 wineries in the Willamette Valley making reservations can be a daunting task. To help you out Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast offers a Winery Itinerary Tour Service for a $25 fee per itinerary. They have set up eight 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 Tour Service when you make your reservation online.

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.

Wildfire and Air Quality Update: While the wildfires burning across Oregon are not completely extinguished they’re under control and cooler temperatures, good, strong onshore flow and most importantly, some measurable rain will help flush out the atmosphere, get rid of the last of the wildfire smoke. And the harvest of Pumpkins, Pinots and Pears will go on.

Hospitality Update: Oregon is one of the top states where it looks like social distancing is working. Our inns have been proactively doing everything in our power to keep you safe, welcome you back, as travel restrictions are being lifted. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be. We know Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast is.

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.

Thanksgiving Wine Events in the Willamette Valley

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.

Sip McMinnville

Yamhill-Carlton AVA Spring Tasting: Contributed by innkeeper Roselyn of R.R. Thompson House

The 7th Annual Yamhill-Carlton AVA Spring Tasting is set for April 30th from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. at Anne Amie Vineyards on Mineral Springs Road, Carlton.

Over 35 of the region’s top wine producers will be on hand to pour and answer questions.  Small bites will be served by several local restaurants, including Cuvée and The Horse Radish from Carlton and La Rambla from McMinnville.

You can also enter a raffle to win an instant wine cellar. Tickets for Yamhill-Carlton AVA’s largest tasting of the year are available through Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Among the 35+ participating wineries, in addition to Anne Amie are:  Ken Wright Cellars, Elk Cove, Laurel Ridge Winery, Solena Estate, Soter Vineyards, Willakenzie Estate, Kramer Vineyards, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars and Saffron Fields.  Once you have secured your tickets for this fun event, we invite you to spend the night or the weekend at R. R. Thompson House, located in the town of Carlton and just four miles from Anne Amie.

Built in 1936, the R. R. Thompson House has been carefully restored and offers two suites and three rooms, all with private baths and whirlpool tubs, WI-FI, parking and a hearty breakfast to start your day in Oregon’s beautiful wine country!

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.