If you’re interested in sampling some of the country’s finest Pinor Noir wines, then fall is a wonderful time to plan a trip to Oregon Wine Country. Throughout the fall months, the hillsides across the Willamette Valley are radiant with the colors of fall. Deep purple grapes are set against a backdrop of the brilliant oranges, bright yellows, and deep reds associated with the harvest season. Driving through the valley is stunning, only made better when you stop in our amazing tasting room to sample the wines produced here.
As we head into the fall months, Willamette Valley Wineries are busy getting ready for the harvest season. If you’re looking for some harvest-related fun, then head to the 23rd annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Celebration at Willamette Valley Vineyards on September 21st and 22nd. Visitors from all over the country compete in teams for the title, as well as to earn a trip to Santa Rosa, California for the World Grape Stomp Championships. Come dressed in costumes, enjoy the live music, and get ready for some great family fun in Oregon Wine Country. On Saturday, October 5th, spend the day with the North Willamette Vintners as they prepare for the 2013 Oregon wine harvest during the North Willamette Harvest Trail and Grand Tasting. Here, you’ll learn all about the wine harvest, and enjoy a guided bus tour to three different Willamette Valley wineries for tastings and other harvest-related activities. At Youngberg Hill Vineyards, we’re always looking for volunteers to help us with sorting during the fall harvest. If you’re interested, please email us for more information. Continue reading