How does a glass of wine paired with some breathtaking fall views sound? We’re popping the cork on a handful of wineries near Portland where you can sip and savor some primo vino and watch the grape vines turn golden.
Purple Hands, 10555 NE Red Hills Rd., Dundee
- The atmosphere: There are two tasting rooms to choose from; the Haakon/Lenai location is intimate and modern, overlooking 35 acres of pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris, and pinot blanc grapes.
- Why you should go: You can taste and buy wines that are made and sold exclusively at the Haakon/Lenai vineyard.
Alloro Vineyards, 22185 SW Lebeau Rd., Sherwood
- The atmosphere: The iconic cypress trees and stone buildings on this 100-acre farm will make you feel like you teleported into Tuscany, complete with pastoral views of rolling hills and flocks of sheep.
- Why you should go: High-quality wine, professional and warm staff, and a stunning visual experience — all less than 20 miles outside of downtown Portland — make this vineyard a must-visit.
Villa Catalana Cellars, 11900 S. Criteser Rd., Oregon City
- The atmosphere: Ethereal grounds and Romanesque architecture combine to create a fairy tale setting. The scene is anchored by a chateau-like building inspired by a 12th-century church in Catalonia, Spain.
- Why you should go: Instagram. But also because it produces small-batch wines.
Saffron Fields Vineyard,18740 NE Laughlin Rd., Yamhill
- The atmosphere: Named the No. 1 wine tasting room in 2023 by Willamette Living Magazine, this location will wow visitors who appreciate art, architecture, and gardens. Sit outside on a warm day and watch the Oregon grape turn crimson next to a picturesque koi pond.
- Why you should go: Reviewers rave about the pinot noir rosé and outdoor amenities. If you’re feeling snacky, try the chocolate and wine pairing or a cheese and charcuterie board. Mark your calendar for the Vinter Lights Opening Party on Saturday, Nov. 18.