When you’re traveling and game for an afternoon of leisurely wine tasting at favorite Oregon wineries, do you use Yelp, Trip Advisor and the like? We’ve got one more authority to add to your go-to resources. Enter, the nominees for the Tualatin Valley People’s Choice Award for best brewery. Our open poll led us to five outstanding finalists for the Favorite Winery category. With a great wine getaway hotel deal at the ready, sip on favorite Oregon wines at all five tasting rooms.
Known for its small, but powerful portfolio of premium wine, Abbey Creek Vineyard offers a friendly wine tasting experience in downtown North Plains. Abbey Creek Vineyard’s owner and winemaker, Bertony Faustin is always happy to talk wine.
Ardiri Winery and Vineyards is no stranger to accolades. Its wine, as well as its tasting room, have won several awards throughout the years. Ardiri’s kudos include being named one of Oregon’s top 10 wineries with panoramic views, as well being a Tualatin Valley’s 2016 and 2015 People’s Choice Award winner.
This winery has deep roots—literally! The vineyard is home to some of Oregon’s oldest vines, which is part of what makes David Hill Vineyard and Winery so special. The 40 acres of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer aren’t the only things with age here; the tasting room is located in a historic farmhouse that was originally built in 1883.
As one of the Willamette Valley’s pioneering wineries, Oak Knoll Winery is a second-generation run winery with first-rate wine. Part of its People’s Choice nomination is surely due, in part, to the winery’s popular and family-friendly “Toast to the Tunes” summer concert series.
Ponzi Vineyards is one of the pioneering wineries, and has been making Italian-inspired wine for more than 40 years. Since 2013, the new, state-of-the-art tasting room at Ponzi Vineyards Winery has been wowing wine lovers for its stunning architecture, sweeping views and unparalleled wines. Take a tour of the modern wine facility, but leave time to play a round of Bocce ball while you’re there.