With more than decade under its belt, the 11th Annual North Willamette Wine Trail has secured its place as Oregon’s best spring wine event (in our humble opinion). Happening this weekend (April 13-14), the trail is about the wine—yes, surely—but it’s also about all the things that go with it. There are the spectacular views, thoughtful farming practices, delicious food pairings from local makers and the deep-rooted community that this all creates.
Access to 18 Wineries for $50-$75
It’s time to branch out—or should we say vine out? You don’t have to be in-the-know for the wine trail. In fact, come with an open mind (and an open nose) for new-to-you wines. Over the course of two days, you’ll have access to 18 wineries for the cost of roughly four tastings. It’s a great deal, but it’s also just a great excuse to get out of your wine comfort zone.
Spring Break to Bud Break
As adults, we sometimes bypass the simple pleasures of spring break. So, create your own as the wineries near the exciting “bud break” season. Bud break is when delicate flowers and leaves begin to pop up on wineries’ vines, bringing us one important step closer to this year’s crop of grapes.
Cute as a Button
Beyond the requisite souvenir glass, Wine Trail-goers will receive a “Wine Trail Kit,” with a custom wine class, and unique collectible buttons at each winery stop.
It’s About More Than Just One Weekend
Wine tasting in Tualatin Valley is about embracing the leisurely pace of a spring afternoon. So, don’t’ rush it. For your safety and general enjoyment, there is a designated driver ticket option that includes two tasting passes to use at a later date.
North Willamette Wine Trail Weekend
$60 full weekend
$40 one day
$20 designated driver
*Plus fees; a portion of each ticket sold will benefit Make a Wish Oregon
WineTrail10 – $10 off a weekend ticket
WineTrail5 – $5 off a single-day ticket