New and expanded tasting rooms. New experiences and events. New tasting opportunities. There is so much that’s NEW in the Dundee Hills these past 18 months! Our members have been busy creating new opportunities for you to relax with loved ones, savor great wine and food, and enjoy memorable moments in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Take a look at what’s new!
- Numerous wineries added smaller spaces to welcome groups into their own areas for private tastings. Durant Vineyards and Domaine Serene opened private vineyard cabanas for small group tastings. Dobbes Family Estate added enclosed Hideouts that can seat up to four in a private setting. Holloran Vineyard Wines added a Tiki Hut with great views of many of the oldest vineyard blocks in the Dundee Hills.
- Winter’s Hill Estate added a covered patio overlooking the coastal mountains, where guests will enjoy a flight of 5 estate grown wines. Furioso Vineyards added a fire pit to each outdoor table so guests can enjoy a cozy and picturesque tasting – indoor or out – any time of the year.
- Argyle Winery added shade sails on their plaza, and continues the “Summer of Sparkling” special events and tastings for the months of July and August.
- Several new members joined the Dundee Hills including Cloudwatch Vineyard, Nicholas Family Vineyards, and J Craw Wines.
- Alexana Winery designed a new addition to their original tasting room to better allow hosting of private tastings, events, and offsite meetings. They were also able to upgrade and expand their deck so that it could be used year round – the indoor portion has sliding doors that allow flexibility to use the space as one large room or four private rooms.
- Cramoisi Vineyard opened their Farm House Tasting Room, where guests can enjoy a tasting of 4-5 wines, a vertical tasting experience and weather permitting, a tour in the vineyard with the owners of Cramoisi Vineyard. Guests will also get to meet Lava girl, their beautiful yellow lab.
- Knudsen Vineyards opened The Overlook, their first tasting room. A recent feature in Oregon Wine Press notes, “Visitors to the tasting room can learn about the property’s history [and] make an appointment for a guided hike through the vineyard.”
- Nysa Vineyard has nearly finished construction on their tasting room and is currently offering a “sneak peek tasting” on their terrace that includes samples of their current release Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as some library offerings. They plan to fully open by the end of summer with a selection of wine flights available, including one that is exclusively wines from their library.
- Stoller Family Estate opened the 8,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Experience Center featuring emerging technologies that connect guests directly with new forms of wine education and providing a unique look at their estate. Using augmented reality art, interactive tasting tables, and high-quality curated videos projected on a jumbotron, they hope to take every guest on a new adventure in wine.
NEW TASTINGS AND EXPERIENCES
- Domaine de Broglie now offers a 90 minute, 2-mile vineyard hike and tasting, led by winemaker Dave Petterson. Following the hike, guests will enjoy a glass of wine accompanied by an artisan cheese and charcuterie board in their tasting room.
- Domaine Roy et fils invites guests to discover their newest experience in the Olive Grove where they can select a bottle of their choice and enjoy the view and the good company. They’ve also curated a board of local goodness including cheese from Briar Rose Creamery, a rotating salumi selection from local favorite Tail & Trotters, and their famous house olives marinated with garlic, lemon, chili flakes, bay leaf, plus thyme and rosemary from their garden.
- The Fueled by Fine Wine race and tasting event expanded from a half marathon to include a quarter marathon distance as well.
- Winderlea Vineyard & Winery added new indoor and outdoor summer programming including a Vineyard Garden Experience, Friday Bites, a Vineyard Hike and a Grape to Glass tasting.