Stopped in Eugene for lunch at Falling Sky Brewing on the way to McMinnville. The eats and brews at Falling Sky’s Pub was out of this world and makes my mouth water just thinking about it! Mr. Craves had the Back Alley Burger and I had the Lamb Kefta Kabob. Mr. Craves had the Kama Sumatra Coffee Porter and I had the Strobilus Berry Wheat Bitter.
Yamhill County Wine Region
Check Out Yamhill Valley’s Wine Region Website!
Hauer of the Dauen
Hauer of the Dauen in Dayton, Oregon in Yamhill County. Welcome to the Family Farm – worth the drive in the countryside for a tasting!
Here is the Tasting Flight for Hauer of the Dauen Wines:
- 2001 Pinot Noir
- 2002 Pinot Noir
- Gamay Noir
Mystic Wine in Amity, Oregon. Loved their Farmhouse Tasting Room!
Here is the Tasting Flight for Mystic Wines:
- 2006 Hillside Vineyard Merlot
- 2009 Home Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir
- 2006 McDuffee Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2008 Hillside Vineyard Zinfandel
- 2008 Gunkle Vineyard Barbera
Duck Pond Cellars
Duck Pond in Dundee, Oregon. The Family is very much the heart and the labor of love at this vineyard! The family owns and operates over a 1,000 acres of vineyard land. This includes 6 family-owned vineyards in Oregon and 2 family-owned vineyards in Washington.
Here is the Tasting Flight for Duck Pond:
- Pinot Gris
- Pinot Noir
Lange Estate Winery and Vineyard
Lange in Dundee, Oregon in the Dundee Hills. Wine and Spirits Magazine declared Lange as the 2012 Winery of the Year! Love their Pinot Noirs and Pinot Gris and purchased a Pinot Gris to have with our picnic lunch on Lange’s beautiful patio. You have to check out the patio and see the Beautiful Vistas!!!
Jackson was a Wealth of Information on Lange Wines and we even picked his brain on breweries in the area and in Portland. By the way we loved Gigantic Brewing Company – thanks so much for a great recommendation! We enjoyed tasting wines with you – thanks again.
Here is the Tasting Flight for Lange:
- Pinot Gris
- Pinot Noirs
Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Winderlea in Dundee, Oregon in the Dundee Hills. We received a recommendation from another wine taster at Duck Pond that we had to check out Winderlea. You will have to excuse me because I was enjoying the wine tasting so much I forgot to take more pictures of this winery and its beautiful vistas – DUH! 3 Words to Describe Winderlea: #1 Friendly, #2 Tasty Pinots and #3 Natural Beauty; Tasting Room and Vistas.
Here is the Tasting Flight for Winderlea:
- Winderlea Ana Vineyard Pinot Noir
- Winderlea Juliard Vineyard Pinot Noir
- Winderlea Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir
- Winderlea Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir
- Winderlea Dundee Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir
- Winderlea Vineyard Pinot Noir
Yamhill Valley Vineyards
YVV in McMinnville, Oregon. YVV is the oldest winery in the McMinnville AVA. YVV is located on a 150 acre estate in the rolling foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range Mountains in the Willamette Valley. YVV is dedicated to the character that is distinctively Oregon and distinctively Yamhill Valley.
Here is the Tasting Flight for YVV:
- 2011 Pinot Gris
- 2009 Pinot Blanc
- 2009 Pinot Noir Estate
- 2008 Pinot Noir Reserve
- 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve
- 2012 Riesling
- Chardonnay varietal coming soon
Great Jumping Off Point to Adventure through the Yamhill County Wine Region of Oregon’s Willamette Valley!
Downtown McMinnville is a Great Place to Explore; unique shops, antique stores, restaurants, wine bars, and wine tasting rooms.
(Photos by RSheridan)