Click the map for details:
Click for details.
The Willamette Valley's East Valley Wine Growers invite you to join them to Vacation on ‘Wine Time.’ Heading south from the Portland area, we take you off-trail to find boutique wineries, bright gardens and great restaurants located in tiny wine towns. Overnight at the much-awaited Oregon Garden Resort, then use that as your base to explore the country roads and flower-filled fields in the Silver Falls and Salem area. The wine trail can easily be explored in the reverse direction. Drink deep! 

Wineries
  1. St. Josef’s Winery - known for their tremendously fun events as well as their seriously light-hearted approach to creating fine wines, everything from the half-timbered tasting room to the romantic wine cellar invites you to stay a little longer.

  2. Alexeli Vineyards - Where else can you find breathtaking views of Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson and Mount St. Helens, all to be enjoyed with a splendid riesling in hand?

  3. Vitis Ridge - This small winery has a quaint barn-like facility for tasting their impressive array of varietals. On holiday weekends, expect live music and lively camaraderie.

  4. Paradis Family Vineyard has earned both Salmon Safe and "LIVE" certification.

  5. Silver Falls - The Silver Falls tasting room is open Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm, April through December and by appointment.

  6. Piluso Vineyard - Each varietal is hand-harvested in small lots, then aged in French oak cooperage until the wine says it’s ready to bottle – usually in 10 – 12 months.  This boutique winery with a reputation for a mean Tempranillo.
Gardens/Flowers

Flower Farmer 2512 N. Holly, Canby - Train ride through acres of flowers to see the farm animals on this fully operational European-Style Farm. Pick up fresh fruit and veggies at the fruit stand. Select your fresh bouquet from the field. Summer Basil Festival

Swan Island Dahlia Farm 995 NW 22nd Ave, Canby - Open daily 7 days a week from August to September. Immerse yourself in blooms and color. The nation’s largest dahlia grower offers 40 acres of beauty. Fresh cut flowers available July to September. Annual Dahlia Festival the last weekend in August and Labor Day weekend.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm 33814 S Meridian Rd, Woodburn - Open March 1 - April 30th, September - October 9am - 6pm. Walk among a multi-colored tulip field, enjoy the gift shop, tulip café, country store or buy fresh flower bouquets. Month-long annual tulip festival March 25 – April 25, 2010.

The Oregon Garden 879 W Main St, Silverton – an 80-acre botanical sanctuary featuring 20 specialty gardens. You'll discover waterfalls, quiet ponds, fountains, a unique display of conifers, the 400-year old Signature Oak, a Northwest Garden, beautiful vistas, art and a Pet Friendly Garden. The Children's Garden is complete with an in-ground Hobbit house.

Barn Owl Nursery - Open: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
April-July with ongoing workshops.  Celebrate Herb Fest in May, Lavender Fest in June.

Overnight

Oregon Garden Resort – A 103-room garden theme hotel located adjacent to The Oregon Garden. Take advantage of innovative, high-value packages such as "Wine and Jazz Festival package", "Girlfriend Getaway", and diverse "Spa Escapes."

Rosse Posse - Rosse Posse Acres, Inc. is a working Elk Farm with 80+ head, a Petting Zoo, Gift Shop, and Bed & Breakfast. A wonderful place for families and people of all ages!

The Grand Hotel in Salem – formerly the Phoenix Grand Hotel. Features 193 over-sized guest rooms and suites.

Dining

Pudding River Chocolates and Ladybug Chocolates - The tiny town of Canby boasts two top notch chocolatiers, located just doors from each other.

Picnic at St. Josef’s - Throughout April and much of May, Red Lips and Tulips means that St. Josef's grounds are open on a daily basis for picnicking and the tasting room is open for quaffing.  During summer months, enjoy your picnic pond-side while listening to live music during special weekend events.

Glockenspiel Restaurant – Swarms of tourists and locals gather right outside the Mt. Angel Glockenspiel at appointed house to watch the figures dance and listen to the resonance of the bells.
  1. Beginning April 15: It’s asparagus time in Mount Angel!

  2. Nothing heralds the fact that spring has arrived like asparagus. All throughout Germany it is celebrated at every meal. At the Glockenspiel we have a variety of special recipes featuring locally grown asparagus to delight you, known as Spargelzeit. Güten Appetit!
Silver Grille – Features an ever-changing menu with culinary pieces made from seasonal, organic and locally produced products. Dinner is served Wednesday thru Sunday 5-9pm. I love this place, and not just because of the "Naughty Librarian" salad. The wine cabinet is phenomenal, and the mood of the establishment is something every savvy diner dreams of.

For more information on this area, contact Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory at www.MtHoodTerritory.com or 800.424.3002, or Travel Salem at www.TravelSalem.com or 800.874.7012.

Top photo by Frank Barnett Photography

Enjoyed this story? Check out these additional recent features:

  • Compete for Grape-Stomping Glory in Turner
    If you're looking for an Oregon wine country trip that will get your heart racing, head to Willamette Valley Vineyards, just north of Albany, for the 23rd annual Oregon Grape Stomp Championship.

  • Feast on the Finest in Benton County
    Wine, beer and spirits, fresh fruits and vegetables, farms and forests: Corvallis offers a variety of sensory experiences.

  • Learn to Harvest, Brew and Blend in Eugene
    If you're the hands-on type, experience harvest in the South Willamette Valley this year.

  • Savior Food in the Fields in Mt. Hood Territory
    Growers in Oregons Mt. Hood Territory are celebrating harvest in a big way this fall.

  • Say Cheese and Shake Your Hips in Salem
    Fall is a feast for the senses in the Willamette Valley: you can see the leaves turning colors, feel the warmth of a cozy fireplace and taste the freshest fall produce.

  • Experience Seasonal Bounty in the Yamhill County
    Yamhill County is the perfect place to experience Oregon's farm to table excellence.

  • Yamhill Valley - Authentic Oregon
    If you're looking for adventure, look no further than Yamhill Valley.

  • Get Outside in Mt. Hood Territory
    The sun is showing its bright face more often, which means it's time to get outside in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory.

  • Go for a Ride and Stay for a Brew in Corvallis
    The Corvallis area visitors association (aka Visit Corvallis) invites you to go for a ride and stay for a brew.

  • Gorgeous Gardens Becon in Salem
    Someone once said, "A garden is a friend you can visit any time." In the Mid-Willamette Valley, there's an abundance of friends to choose from.

  • Experience Bikes & Brews in Eugene
    The same terroir that brings Oregon elegant Pinot noir abounds with natural beauty so accessible you can go from riding through verdant vineyards to epic mountain biking trails all in one day.


  • Outdoor Adventure Awates in Albany & Linn County
    This is the time of year to really see all of Oregon. As you plan your summer getaways, don't forget to discover the unique outdoor adventure awaiting you in the beautiful Willamette Valley.


  • Dig our Valley at The Painted Lady Restaurant

    Stay and Dine in comfort in the Heart of Oregon Wine Country!

    The Painted Lady Restaurnat is offering a complimentary dinner for two guests  ...read more



    Want The Latest News?

    Get our quarterly update on everything that´s happening in the Willamette Valley.

    *