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friends enjoying wine near a firepit
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Fireside Wine Tasting

“Cellar season” is that time of year when the harvest is over, grapes have been pressed and the young wines start maturing during their winter-long hibernation in barrels and tanks. During this season, which coincides with cooler and rainy weather, the wet, yet temperate winters of the Tualatin Valley make Oregon Pinot the favorite that it is.

Accordingly, do not discount the winter months for your next wine tasting getaway. Winter wine tasting is easy and welcoming in the winter months. Tasting rooms with cozy fireplaces and fire puts make cellar season even more special. Read our recommendations below.

The covered patio at Alloro Vineyard’s new inviting tasting house features tabletop fireplaces, which provide a warm ambiance. The setting pairs well with Alloro’s estate-grown wines, which includes Pinot Noir, sparkling wines and other varieties.

Ardiri Winery and Vineyards’ tasting room’s fire pits (many of which sit undercover for rainy days)–called “fire tables”–have a handy area for setting wine glasses. Enjoy a tasting (or a glass) of Ardiri’s signature wines, which range from Chardonnay to Syrah (and of course, Pinot Noir).

Savor a glass of wine while snacking on a charcuterie or artisan cheese board at Blakeslee Vineyard Estate‘s outdoor piazza, where you can sip your favorite wine near the fireplace.

At Ponzi Vineyards, enjoy a tasting flight by the indoor fireplace, or choose a spot on the outdoor patio and stay warm while indulging in a glass of wine around a modern fire pit.

The fireplace keeps everything warm and welcoming at the Sidereus Vineyard and Winery tasting house. Sample its diverse variety of wine, which includes Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo.

Embrace the warmth of cellar season and have a truly unforgettable fireside wine tasting experience in Tualatin Valley this winter.

Explore Tualatin Valley’s estate wineries and tasting rooms.