Picturesque vineyards near Portland to visit this fall

Portland is surrounded by world-class wineries and vineyards, including many that offer stunning views of rolling hills, forests, and gardens that put on colorful shows every fall.

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Rolling acres of fiery grape leaves beneath stormy October skies — just a standard view at Alloro Vineyard.

Photo courtesy of @alloro_vineyard

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.
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The wine and the golden fall hues at Saffron Fields Vineyard are equally swoon-worthy.

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.
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