Blaze a trail through time as you explore the rich history of
Salem area wineries and timeless treasures. As you work your
way through wine country, venture off in discovery of artisan cheeses,
traditional hard cider and delectable chocolate-covered cherries.
Take solace at the many lodging facilities in the area. Make sure
to document your trip like true historians with photos and journal
Honeywood Winery – The oldest producing winery in Oregon has created award-winning
varietals − including their delicious fruit wines − for
more than 75 years.
Redhawk Winery – Enjoy a picnic lunch on an open field as you overlook
the beautiful Willamette Valley. The tasting room − featuring
a fun and relaxed atmosphere − is open daily 11 a.m. – 5
– This winery is named for an ancient oak tree that
was used as a surveyor's landmark in 1854 during
the Oregon Trail years. The varied microclimates at the vineyard
facilitate earlier ripening of the fruit which produces exceptional
St. Innocent Winery –
The wines are handcrafted to complement food and
extend the pleasure of a meal. The tasting room is
open 11 a.m – 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (May 1 through October 31).
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks – The winery and cidery creates outstanding hard
ciders and dessert wines from uncommon apple varieties.
The tasting room is open Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Day weekends
and by appointment.
Owner Dag Johan Sundby, the descendant of a long
line of soil cultivators, moved to the Willamette Valley to
make his mark on the ancient Pinot noir grape.
– Take a scenic stroll through the vineyard or relax
on the patio with a glass of delicious Pinot noir. The tasting room
is open weekdays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (call first) and weekends 11 a.m.
– 5 p.m.
Left Coast Cellars – Past the entrance gates – a piece of art depicting
the natural grapevines seen beyond them –you'll experience
handcrafted, estate-grown Chardonnay, Pinot gris and Pinot noir.
Eola Hills Wine Cellars – The
famous all you can eat Sunday Brunch comes with two tickets
to experience this winery's award-winning varietals.
Firesteed Celllars – Visitors can experience elegant fine wines at the newly
remodeled tasting room and retail shop.
Winery – The owners of this winery also operate a chocolate
factory in Hawaii specializing in gourmet confections
using Macadamia nuts, pineapple and Kona coffee beans. Chocolate
and wine together – fantastic!
Vineyards – Dust off your dancing shoes and channel your inner
moves at the monthly salsa lessons held at Cubanisimo.
Celebrate the wine experience Cuban Style!
Bush House Museum – Built in 1878 by Asahel Bush II, this Italianate-style
Victorian mansion and conservatory in Bush's
Pasture Park features changing exhibits, original fine art and
Deepwood Estate – This 1894 Queen Anne Victorian house, located
on 4.5 acres of historic gardens and nature trails, features
exquisite stained glass and golden oak woodwork.
Oregon State Capitol – Marble adorns Oregon's Capitol, built in 1938.
Atop the dome sits the “Gold Pioneer.” Tours
of the building are available, including the 121-step spiraling
climb to the top of the building onto an observation deck offering
astounding views of the city.
Spring Valley Presbyterian Church – Enjoy a picnic lunch at
this 1859 Queen Anne Victorian church placed on the National
Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Applegate National Historic Trail in Dallas – The official
starting and ending point of the Applegate Trail,
an alternative route from the Oregon Trail into
the Willamette Valley. Interpretative wayside
located at the Dallas City
Hotel in Salem –
This full-service hotel features 193 oversized
guest rooms and suites. Each room has a work/living area,
complimentary high-speed Internet, complimentary breakfast and
Eagle Crest Bed & Breakfast –
This B&B features a 1920 cottage and a 1972 guest house sheltered
by towering evergreen trees in the idyllic countryside.
Come fish, bird-watch or relax to the sound of
a gurgling creek.
Western Dallas Inn & Suites – Take a break from history at this inn featuring
42 comfortable guest rooms and suites, access to
high-speed internet, complimentary continental
breakfast, hot tub, exercise facility and more.
An iconic downtown Salem restaurant since 1979, Jonathan's
recently moved a few blocks to a new location in the
historic Pacific building. The restaurant serves great
traditional seafood dishes, steaks and some of the best Cajun food
this side of Louisiana.
Bentley's Grill –
Enjoy fine dining in a relaxing atmosphere at Bentley's,
which features Northwest cuisine and a premier selection
of Oregon wines. The
restaurant is located inside The Grand Hotel in Salem.
Willamette Valley Cheese
The home of Oregon's only Artisan Farmstead cow's milk
cheese, the Willamette Valley Cheese Company cheeses
are hand-crafted the old-fashioned, sustainable way. Experience
award-winning cheeses in the new tasting room.
Cherry Country Orchard & Chocolate Factory –
A must try is the signature dried cherries and chocolates
which, unlike the familiar cherry cordial, doesn't
contain anything other than a dried cherry in the center
of the high-quality milk or dark chocolate. Cherry Country
was featured on the Food Network's “Road Tasted with
For more information on this area, contact Travel Salem at www.TravelSalem.com or
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