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Memorial Day holiday weekend wine tasting in the Willamette Valley

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The many wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley have awoken from their wintery slumber and are having a big open house this Memorial Day holiday weekend. Everyone does something a little special; some offer food, music, library wines from the cellar or souvenir glasses to take home. Come join in the festivities and spend your weekend wine tasting! Twitter fans should use the hashtag #gowinetasting while tweeting this weekend.

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association has compiled an extensive list of the weekend’s fun.

Click here for a complete list of wineries.

Below are some of the local favorites you should consider while planning your trip to wine country.

Anderson Family Vineyard

20120 NE Herring Lane, Newberg
Map to Anderson Family Vineyard

503-554-5541 Tasting Fee $10
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

Steep Slopes. Deep Roots. Intense Flavors. Featuring our old vine Dijon Chardonnay & Pinot noir. Pouring multiple vintages. New entry, all paved roads, views cape tasting in winery. Easy access: Dundee Hills off Red Hills Road, just south of 240.

Ayres Vineyard

17971 NE Lewis Rogers Lane, Newberg
Map to Ayres Vineyard

503-538-7450 Tasting Fee $15
Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 10:30am - 3:30pm

Let us fill your glass with our always popular 2013 Pinot blanc, our first ever 2013 Rosé of Pinot noir, and our three 2012 Ribbon Ridge Pinot noirs! Tasting fee refunded with purchase.

Beckham Estate Vineyard

30790 SW Heater Road, Sherwood
Map to Beckham Estate Vineyard

971-645-3466 Tasting Fee $10
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

We invite you to taste handcrafted, limited production, estate grown wines in our intimate tasting room and ceramic gallery nestled amid the vines. We’ll pour the newly released and highly anticipated 2012 Pinot noir, alongside current flight. Wines paired with local bites. Club Members and 2 guests complementary.

Big Table Farm

26851 NW Williams Canyon Road, Gaston
Map to Big Table Farm

503-662-3129
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

Come out and visit Big Table Farm! We are excited to introduce you to our newly released wines. The Laughing Pig rosé is back along with a new white – the Wirtz Garden – and don’t miss the 2012 Chardonnay! Please see our website for directions.

Brooks

9360 SE Eola Hills Road, Amity
Map to Brooks Winery

503-435-1278 Tasting Fee $15
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

Rosé? Riesling? Single Vineyard Pinot?? What will be in that super pour this year!?! Join us for another great time filled with food, music, newly released wines and some old favorites. Tasting fee includes all this and a logo glass for you to keep! We can’t wait to see you!

Bryn Mawr Vineyards

5955 Bethel Heights Road NW, Salem
Map to Bryn Mawr Vineyards

503-581-4286 Tasting Fee $10
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

Join us this Memorial Day Weekend! We will be opening all our current releases and providing a preview of our 2012 wines. This will be a unique opportunity to taste our entire wine lineup, as well as meet the family behind Bryn Mawr Vineyards.

Dukes Family Vineyards

7845 SE Amity Road, Amity
Map to Dukes Family Vineyards

503-835-0620 Tasting Fee $20
Hours: May 17 & 18, 12pm - 5pm; Memorial weekend by appointment

Open to the public! May 17-18, 12-5 for our Pre-Memorial weekend Event. Older & new vintages of only 100% Estate wines, amazing food parings, Riedel stem or apply tasting fee to 4 pk purchase. Stunning views, relax by the pond. Open by appointment on Memorial Day Weekend.

Harper Voit Wines

22070 NE Ridge Road, Gaston
Map to Harper Voit Wines

503-583-4221 Tasting Fee $20
Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

Visit us at our winery located just off Laughlin Road on the historic Beacon Hill Vineyard. Tandy and Drew Voit invite you to come taste our new releases of Harper Voit… Obsessively Crafted Willamette Valley Wines. May 17-18 and Saturday & Sunday, 10-4.

J. Albin Winery

19495 Vista Hill Drive, Hillsboro
Map to J. Albin Winery

503-628-2986 Tasting Fee $10
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

Patience yields reward: Recently disgorged 2007 Blanc de Noir sparkling wine is ready along with new releases of Rosé table wine, our classic Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and small lot Cabernet Sauvignon project wine. Tasting fee includes tasty bites. By request, Steven the tortoise will be back this weekend. Come visit!

J Wrigley Vineyards and Winery

19390 SW Cherry Hill Road, Sheridan
Map to J Wrigley Vineyards and Winery

503-857-8287 Tasting Fee $10
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

J Wrigley is a hidden gem just minutes from downtown McMinnville. You will find a family farmed vineyard, making world class Pinot noir, views that go on forever and unmatched hospitality. Come and experience our slice of heaven!

K&M Wines, Alchemy Vineyard

143 E Main Street, Carlton
Map to K&M Wines

503-625-3236 Tasting Fee $10 refundable with purchase
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

Visit our tasting room & art space in Carlton. Enjoy small production, food friendly wines & local art. Chardonnay & Pinot noir made from 30 year old vines and our newly released Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Rosé with cheese and food pairings. Live music May 17 and 24.

Kramer Vineyards

Tasting Room: 258 N Kutch Street, Carlton, 503-662-4545
Map to Carlton tasting room

Winery: 26830 NW Olson Road, Gaston; 503-852-3045
Map to Winery

Tasting Fee $10
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

Celebrate 30 years in the business by tasting our new release, the 2012 Brut. We invite you to experience our warm, family hospitality at either our Carlton Tasting Room, 258 N Kutch Street, Suite B, or at the Winery. Enjoy new releases of Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Sparkling Wines.

Maysara Winery / Momtazi Vineyard

15765 SW Muddy Valley Road, McMinnville
Map to Maysara Winery

503-843-1234 Tasting Fee $20
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

The tradition continues with Flora Momtazi pairing her hors d’oeuvres with Maysara’s current lineup and the release of our small batches of 2013 Pinot blanc, Pinot gris and our NV Sparkling Rosé.

Monks Gate

9500 NE Oak Springs Farm Road, Carlton
Map to Monks Gate

503-852-6521 Tasting Fee $10
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

“Out of the way, but well worth it” – The Oregonian. All estate grown fruit and limited production wines. Look for the historic barn and join two generations at this family operated vineyard and tasting room for a great wine tasting experience. The land, the wine, the Monks Gate story.

Patton Valley Vineyard

9449 SW Old Highway 47, Gaston
Map to Patton Valley Vineyard

503-985-3445 Tasting Fee $10 includes logo glass
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

Featuring a five-wine flight to include our newly-released 2012 Pinot blanc and a Three-year vertical of our Estate Pinot noir. Caution, these wines may lead to excessive grinning and unexpected giddiness. We’ll combat these symptoms with tasty nibbles, a stunning view, and lively conversation.

R. Stuart & Co.

528 NE 3rd St, McMinnville
Map to R. Stuart & Co.

503-472-6990 Tasting Fee $12-15
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

Join us in our downtown McMinnville Wine Bar & Tasting Room to enjoy a seated flight of all our wines. From Big Fire to Bubbly to Single Vineyard Pinot noirs, we make a wide variety of outstanding wines, most of which are available exclusively from us. Come see us to discover them!

Redhawk Vineyard & Winery

2995 Michigan City Lane NW, Salem
Map to Redhawk Vineyard & Winery

503-362-1596 Tasting Fee $10
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

Join us for wine & barrel tasting, delicious food, incredible view, and music! The BBQ will be sizzling with homemade sausage & Tri-Tip sandwiches, along with housemade smoked pâté, cheeses, salad, and more! Meet the winemaker, sample current selection of wines, and barrel taste! Special wine discounts during the festival!!!

Soter Vineyards

10880 NE Mineral Springs Road, Carlton
Map to Soter Vineyards

503-662-5600 Tasting Fee $20 waived with purchase
Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 11am-4pm

Soter Vineyards welcomes visitors to our Mineral Springs Ranch vineyard property. Sample our Spring release wines and current offerings paired with locally sourced nibbles and spectacular valley views. Please RSVP. Saturday & Sunday, 11-4.

Stag Hollow

7930 NE Blackburn Road, Yamhill
Map to Stag Hollow

503-662-5609 Tasting Fee $10 refundable
Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 11-5. Monday, 12-4.

Great view! Distinctive wines! *Holiday specials.* Offering Pinot noirs: ’11 & ’10 Reserves & ’11 Yamhill-Carlton. Futures on ’12 Pinot noir Reserves. ’04 Pinot noir Reserve cellar selection. New release: ’12 Dolcetto (red Italian variety). Field Blend Red ($12). Saturday & Sunday, 11-5. Monday, 12-4.

Twelve

New Tasting Room 214 W Main Street, Carlton
Map to Twelve Wines

503-435-1212 Tasting Fee $10
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

Come see us in our NEW tasting room in downtown Carlton. We’ll be pouring a couple of the recently bottled 2012s along with older vintages. Our outdoor deck will be open (weather-permitting), and you can sample some tasty treats from our neighbor, Cuvée Restaurant.

Westrey Wine Company

1065 NE Alpine Avenue, McMinnville
Map to Westrey Wine Company

503-434-6357 Tasting Fee $5
Hours: Saturday-Monday, 11am-5pm

Winemakers Amy Wesselman and David Autrey source Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and Chardonnay grapes from Oregon’s premier sites, including their own Oracle Vineyard in the Dundee Hills. The beautiful vistas are at the vineyard, but these hand-made wines are crafted in the heart of McMinnville.

Winter’s Hill Vineyard

6451 Hilltop Lane, Dayton
Map to Winter's Hill Vineyard

503-864-4538 Tasting Fee $10
Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

Exceptional wines, Breathtaking views, Genuine hospitality. Tastings are conducted within the winery, so you can see, smell, and understand how we make our wines. Enjoy Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Pinot blanc, Rosé and Dessert wines all sourced from our Estate vineyard. Tasting fee includes souvenir Pinot noir glass. Closed Monday.

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