Oregon broadens wine country venue

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The twice-annual Oregon Wine Country Tour is growing not only in attendance, but in geographic scope.

The Memorial Day Weekend tour set for May 26–28, has been expanded beyond Yamhill County and the Oregon coast range to encompass the entire Willamette Valley, featuring wineries in the Portland, Salem, Polk County and Corvallis areas, as well as rural Yamhill County.

More than 120 member wineries are scheduled to be open between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Some are open to the public only during these events. Some will feature food, music and other interesting events. All host wine tasting, with many charging a tasting fee.

The Willamette Valley is known for producing pinot noirs, but also turns out varietals from pinot gris and pinot blanc to chardonnay, riesling, syrah and merlot. Information on the members of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association is available online or by calling (503) 646-2985.


Dowd's Guide to American Wine Trails
Wine Northwest
Willamette Valley Travel Guide

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