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Off Season in Yamhill Valley

When we travel, we usually are looking to relax, explore, shop, eat, and drink.  The Yamhill Valley is a collection of all of these things and for every type of traveler.  Are you looking for one reason to visit?  How about 10?  

10 Reasons to Visit Yamhill Valley in the Off Season

1. Taste McMinnville Month is February 2018

All February, enjoy 20 walkable tasting rooms, breweries, fine dining, shopping & more on historic 3rd Street.  Get one passport and great discounts. For more information: visit http://visitmcminnville.com/.  

2. No Crowds

This is a perfect time to visit over 200 wineries tied together by winding roads, amazing people and unbelievable farm to fork food. There are over 40 restaurants that have everything from Five Stars and 4 Diamonds, to a sandwich shop that makes its bread from scratch and sources all ingredients locally. Try JORY, Red Fox Bakery, The Painted Lady, and Thistle

3. The Truffle Festival

The weekend of February 16-18, the Oregon Truffle Festival comes to Newberg. Dinners, classes and a day-long market where you can buy Oregon Truffles along with local fare making this weekend one you will remember.  

4. The downtowns are so quaint you will want to move in 

You are invited to visit McMinnville, Carlton, Dayton, Newberg, and Dundee historic main streets, filled with boutique shops and urban-style bistros serving delectable farm-to-table food suitable for every taste. 

5.  Yamhill Valley is a lesser-known spot for lovers

With locations like The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, soon to be Atticus in McMinnville, and over 50 bed and breakfasts scattered around, you will be sure to find a place that will satisfy your romantic side. 

6. Transportation fit for a royal

Have you ever wanted to visit a winery via helicopter? Tour DeVine by Heli will fly you from one winery to another and feed you on the way.  Maybe a visit by horseback is more your style. Equestrian Wine Tours is worth checking out. In the mood to float above it all. Vista Hot Air Balloon Adventures can take you high above the Valley. Any way you choose to travel it will be worth the visit.

7. Down home celebrities

You want to meet the chef, ask questions to the winemaker, or hang out with the brewer?  Yamhill Valley has the most approachable professionals around. Wolves and PeopleCuvee, the Bounty of Yamhill County

8. You can go camping without the tent

You can forget all your worries, your phone and camp with all the luxury including a pool, bikes and local beer.  Visit the Vintages located in Dayton, OR and you will find a whole new way to vacation. The Vintages have over 14 acres of vintage trailers, each with a unique personality, a swimming pool, and other amenities available for visitors. Being in the rough has never been so easy. 

9. We have a lot of rain and clouds so you will not feel bad staying inside.

You have found the shops, food and wineries, now you want a little history and family time. You can find Howard Hughes’ Wooden plane the Spruce Goose located at The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Not into museums, visit Wings & Waves Waterpark for a day of indoor family fun. Wine is not the only thing that we do well in Yamhill Valley.      

10.  We are not that far from Portland.

It only takes 45 minutes to get to Yamhill Valley from Portland.  What else can we say?  Come spend the day, a weekend, a week in Yamhill Valley.  There is plenty to do and see for all travelers and explorers.