Spring is a gorgeous time of year to visit Oregon wine country. The vines grow bright new leaves, flowers bloom throughout the Willamette Valley, and baby animals populate wine country. This year is a particularly great time to visit as the Willamette Valley will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary and we at Youngberg Hill are celebrating our 25th anniversary! With that in mind, here are some fun activities to do here in wine country.
Tours are a great way to take in all the spring colors. You have a number of options here in wine country. You can take a balloon tour with Vista Balloons or Balloon Flying Service of Oregon. Helicopter tours are also available with Konect Aviation. Another option is seeing wine country by horseback with Equestrian Wine Tours.
Self guided tours throughout our valleys are also fun. Check out our driving tour map and our bike tour map and plan out your wine tasting trip. Just be sure to designate a driver and be safe!
We have an events calendar which we update very regularly. This lists all of the activities happening around wine country and beyond that we will be involved with. There are also plenty of local activities like:
McMinnville Wine and Food Classic This culinary event runs from March 13-15 and features local wineries and chefs demonstrating their skills for you. Sounds delicious!
Youngberg Hill Half, 5K, and 10K Run We are hosting a fantastic run through scenic farmlands and gently rolling hills on Sunday, May 17th. After your run, enjoy a tasting along with a number of finish line festivities. Get all the details on our calendar.
Tulip Fest The annual festival celebrates various tulip blooms and colors. It is located in Woodburn, OR and runs from March 27-May 3rd. We can say from experience that it is absolutely beautiful.
Flavors of Carlton This annual celebration features Yamhill Valley art, food, and wine in Carlton, OR. The event is on April 18th.
Memorial Weekend in Wine Country This weekend (May 23-25) kicks off with wine tastings and includes special events, music and more throughout the Willamette Valley.
These are just a few of the many, many activities happening during Spring this year. Check back with our events calendar and use resources like this calendar to find out about additional activities.
Food and Wine
There are over 150 wineries, tasting rooms, and vineyards within a 20 minute drive of Youngberg Hill. Additionally, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants that feature locally grown and produced food, wine, and beer. Some of our favorites are Bistro Maison, Joel Palmer House, and Nick’s Italian Cafe.
Let us know your budget and your favorite types of food and we can make a more personalized recommendation.
You can get links to many of the places right on our website, on the attractions page. We hope to see you here in Oregon wine country during our bright and beautiful spring!