Itinerary: Going Beyond the Tasting Rooms

Picture this: You’re relaxing on a patio with a glass of wine in your hand. You’re basking in the sweeping views of vineyards and forests, capped by Mount Hood in the distance. The smell of lavender gently swirls in the air as chirping birds and gentle chatter surround you. The stories you’ve heard from winemakers, owners and their tasting room teams are rolling around in your head. You feel peaceful.

And… ready to explore more of the Dundee Hills? We hope so! Because wine tasting is just the beginning of the experiences you’ll find here. Check out the sample itinerary below for an adventure that will take you beyond traditional wine tasting experiences.

24-Hours Beyond the Tasting Rooms:

Briar Rose Creamery: Did you know we have award-winning cheesemakers in our backyard? Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country, Briar Rose Creamery creates handcrafted fresh and aged goat cheeses, aged cow’s milk cheeses, and award-winning chocolate goat cheese truffles. Check their website for tour information.

Archery Summit: Have you ever visited wine caves? Here’s your chance to go behind the scenes of Archery Summit’s gravity flow winery and barrel caves while you learn about their winemaking process and enjoy a few of their estate wines.

Equestrian Wine Tours: Experience a completely new view of the Dundee Hills on horseback as you explore the vineyards of the Dundee Hills on a guided wine tasting tour. Their Tennessee Walking Horses offer a comfortable ride and memories you’ll never forget.

Red Ridge Farms: Visit the only Olioteca in Oregon on a guided tour of Durant Olive Mill. You’ll see the steps they take to craft award-winning extra virgin olive oil and will have the chance for an olive oil tasting in the Red Ridge Farms gift shop. Don’t forget to stop by the specialty plant nursery to take home a piece of the Dundee Hills to grow in your own garden!

Looking for something more active? Reserve your spot at our annual Fueled by Fine Wine running events with a wine tasting event hosted afterward for participants. With a myriad of distances to choose from, there’s a great option for everyone (including those who want to skip the racing altogether and just join for the wine tasting). 

Interested in crafting your own itinerary? Create an account on our website, start exploring profiles of each of our members, and save your favorites into an itinerary you can customize as your trip gets closer. We look forward to hosting you and your friends!

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