Oregon Wine Country
More good news for Oregon Wine Country. CNN Travel identified Oregon Wine country, specifically the Willamette Valley as one of the top nine places in the world to travel.
It’s peak harvest season in Oregon wine country, but you’ll still pay less for hotels and other pleasures than you would in California’s Napa Valley, Bowen says.
“Oregon offers more flexibility and a lower price point,” Bowen says.
“You’ll pay $40 to $50 per bottle of Pinot Noir, but it’s worth it because you’re saving money on your hotel and everything else.”
Plus, Oregon isn’t as much of a tourist destination as Napa, so you won’t likely see a big tour bus of people going around to vineyards, she says.
Bowen recommends staying at the Allison Inn & Spa in Willamette Valley, the best-known wine region in the state. Rooms start at $295 a night. ( They obviously did not know about us.)
“It starts with where you stay,” Bowen says. “It’s really important since you’re going to be driving out from there every day.”