Explore Wineries in Gaston, Oregon
Located in the southwestern portion of Tualatin Valley, the Gaston wine trail showcases several wineries, each with its own distinct winemaking style.
After starting with a hearty breakfast in Forest Grove, the day-long tour of Gaston’s wineries starts at Plum Hill Vineyards. Built on the site of a historic dairy farm, the tasting room and gift shop is housed inside a restored farmhouse and offers a warm and inviting place to taste Plum Hill’s selection of wines. (Open daily)
Next, visit Patton Valley Vineyard, which produces hand-crafted Pinot Noir using certified sustainable farming practices. Sample wines from Patton Valley’s portfolio of wines, which also includes Rosé, Pinot Blanc and Syrah. (Open Thursday-Monday)
Further down the road is Elk Cove Vineyards, among one of the first generation of wineries in the northern part of the Willamette Valley. This family-owned winery has been making premium wines since 1977, and its award-winning wines, such as its Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Riesling, have been recognized by many wine connoisseurs. (Open daily)
The last winery stop is Kramer Vineyards, which was established in 1983. Kramer produces exceptional estate-driven wines from its 20-acre vineyard, and its welcoming tasting room offers a selection of flights from its vast selection of varietals. (Open daily)
After spending the afternoon on a tour of Gaston’s wineries, stop at The One Horse Tavern. The menu consists of tasty flame-broiled burgers, which pair nicely with the hand-cut French fries, plus chili, soups, salads, fish and chips, and more. The tavern also offers vegetarian dishes. (Open daily)
Summer is well underway and August typically has the Portland area’s warmest temperatures so this is the time to head out on the water to cool off.
Whether you’re driving to Oregon’s Tualatin Valley for a day trip or you plan to stay a week, these road trip tips will help make your trip a memorable one for you and your passengers.
Rieslings are versatile and pairs well with spicy food, especially Asian Cuisine. Luckily, Tualatin Valley happens to have some of the best Asian restaurants around!