The 10 Best Willamette Valley Wineries to Visit this Year!

Any winter tours of Willamette Valley wineries should begin and end at Bailey Family Wines.

During the late spring and early summer, there’s nothing better than sipping a good glass of wine in the sunshine. This beautiful window of time before the busy season is a great time to visit the Willamette Valley wineries of Western Oregon. You’ll tour some of the best wineries (some may argue, in the world) nestled in its foothills and farmlands. Whenever you plan to visit, your journey should always begin on a beautiful hilltop, surrounded by vines at the tasting room at Youngberg Hill—open daily from 10 am – 4 pm.

Here, you can taste wines from our Youngberg Hill label, as well as our reserve portfolio from Bailey Family Wines, with the backdrop of one of the most stunning views in the valley.

After you’ve gotten acquainted with some of the best wines at our tasting room, it’s time to embark on your journey of tasting the biodynamic wines of the Willamette Valley AVA. Youngberg Hill is an excellent place to start, but there are several other Willamette Valley wineries worth visiting to get a broad sense of the exceptional world of Oregon wine. Touring the valley will be filled with sensational wine, delightful conversation, excellent meals, and beautiful views of the sweeping vineyards.

One of the best ways to fully unwind in the Willamette Valley is to stay at our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast. You’ll find unmatched luxury comfort and elegant amenities to meet your every want and need, along with breathtaking views of the valley and vineyards below. Start planning a wine getaway, where you’ll spend your days sipping and swirling and your evenings tucked away in your beautifully appointed guest room. Reserve your room at our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast today!

One of the best Willamette Valley Wineries to visit this summer

10 Willamette Valley Wineries We Recommend

There’s no better way to start or end your adventure in the Willamette Valley than by visiting our tasting room at Youngberg Hill Winery. As an overnight guest, you’ll only be steps away from the comfort of your room, and there’s no better way to relax and enjoy sipping wine, knowing there will be no need to drive home.

Not only will you get the chance to taste the delicious Youngberg Hill varietals produced here, but you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to taste the lineup of Bailey Family Wines as well – both of which are grown on the same land and tended to by the same exceptional winemaker, Wayne Bailey.

 Here are 10 of our favorite Willamette Valley wineries to visit:

  1. Dominio IV: This winery is noted for its poetic temperament toward grape-growing and its robust red varietals: tempranillo, syrah, pinot noir, and viognier. Visit Dominio IV’s farmhouse tasting room by appointment only.
  2. Trisaetum: Part of the Frey Family Wines group, this winery offers a well-regarded variety, including many wines rewarded with over 90 points from Wine Enthusiast. Tastings are offered daily from 11-4 pm.
  3. Brick House Vineyard: Practitioners of organic farming and Biodynamic agriculture, these wines are incredibly distinctive. On the private tastings, made by appointment, you’ll try the unique chardonnays and pinot noirs.
  4. ROCO Winery: This operation has produced hundreds of 90-plus scores from leading industry critics and repeated placement in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of the World. Summer is a great time to reserve an outdoor tasting here! 
  5. Granville Wine Co.: This specialist in “holistic, minimalistic winemaking” offers wines of “purpose, place, and soul.” Appointments are required for tastings. 
  6. The Eyrie Vineyards: One of the older winemaking operations in the Dundee Hills region, this is one of the Willamette Valley wineries known for championing the growth of pinot noir in the valley. 
  7. Brittan Vineyards: This beautiful winery specializes in distinctive pinot noirs, several of which have earned scores as high as 95 from Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine Spectator
  8. Elk Cove Vineyards: As a family operation for nearly a half-century, this winery has a strong philanthropic bent and was one of the founding wineries in the Willamette Valley. 
  9. Bergström Wines: This family-founded-and-owned winery uses organic farming practices to make its top-end pinot noirs and chardonnays. Make an appointment for a private tasting at the farm. 
  10. Brooks Wine: Consistently named one of the Top 100 Wineries in the World by Wine & Spirits Magazine, Brooks is a fantastic place to taste the terror of the valley in a glass. 
willamette valley wineries, the stunning view from our McMinnville bed and breakfast

Book our Beautiful McMinnville Bed and Breakfast

Like many of our neighboring Willamette Valley wineries, we are a high-end family operation committed to sustainable operations and organic farming using Biodynamic practices. However, the crowning jewel of our property that sets us apart from other Willamette Valley wineries is our inn, one of the best McMinnville bed and breakfasts for your overnight stays. You can indulge and relax here, knowing your room is just steps away! 

Our elegant guest rooms are arranged with couples or solo travelers in mind. High-end fixtures, comfortable beds, and creative wine barrel design elements set the perfect tone for your wine-tasting getaway. All rooms have en suite bathrooms, some with double jacuzzi tubs and others with indulgent steam showers. You awake to the panoramic views, reaching across the valley and beyond to distant mountain ranges. 

For those heading to our McMinnville bed and breakfast with romance or a celebration coming up, we have a lovely selection of add-on enhancements, including a private breakfast with mimosas, bottles of wine and charcuterie platters, and other unique special touches by request. Make our inn and winery your homebase as you head out and explore the bounty of the best Willamette Valley wineries; book your lodging today! 

Member Only Sunday

This Sunday, April 21st, our tasting room will be closed to the general public for a member-only event. non-club members are welcome to join us for $50 per person.