April 12, 2021 | By Tualatin Valley | No Comments

Wine Country is Ready for Bud Break

Spring is in the air and as things quickly warm up, the vineyards across Oregon’s Tualatin Valley are getting ready for the literal spring of buds breaking on the vines. Bud break is the magic time that indicates the start of a new cycle of wine grape growth. Vineyards transform from their winter brown to vibrant green and make views of the Tualatin Valley even better.

Not only does bud break improve the look of the vineyards, it means vineyard workers will be back in the fields and vines are well on their way to producing the 2021 vintage. Take advantage of this beautiful time of year by visiting wineries with some of the best views in Tualatin Valley’s wine country. Come for the views, stay for the wine.

Hawks View vineyardOregon’s premier destination winery, Hawks View Winery, shapes award-winning wines sourced from its estate, as well as the best-known vineyards on the West Coast.

Ardiri Winery and Vineyards

This winery, which sits on an east-facing slope in the Chehalem Mountains is known for its stunning views. It has been voted one of Oregon’s top 10 wineries with panoramic views. The tasting room includes a large patio, fireplace and fire pits. Ardiri specializes in Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris made from grapes grown in the Chehalem Mountains AVA and Napa Valley.

Hawk’s View Winery

Hawks View’s stylish new tasting room has perfect outdoor space to enjoy the spring weather and stunning views. The boutique winery overlooks the valley below and has a perfect view of Mt. Hood. The winery produces award-winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. The members-only tasting room and rooftop terrace are the ideal spots to sip and take in the view.

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate

Situated on the south side of the Chehalem Mountains, this winery has grand panoramic views of the valley and Mt. Hood from the Piazza patio. Blakeslee Vineyard produces wines that perfectly represent the region including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Rose of Pinot Noir and white Pinot Noir.

Blizzard Wines 

Visitors rave about the panoramic view of the valley from Blizzard Wines. This elegant winery overlooks the surrounding hills and vineyard, which you can enjoy while you sip big red wines like Syrah and Carmenere and delicate Pinot Noir.

Raptor Ridge Winery

Along with its great views and quality wine, Raptor Ridge has a new offering for those who want to take in the experience without drinking wine. Their new flight of Honeybee lemonade syrups is perfect for a sunny spring day.

If views are what you’re looking for this spring, head to the scenic wine country of Oregon’s Tualatin Valley. Bud break means lush green vineyards that pair perfectly with spring’s sun.

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