Explore Wineries in Hillsboro, Oregon
The city of Hillsboro is the high-tech center of Tualatin Valley, and its proximity to rural wine country makes this an exceptional destination to explore.
Start the day at Ruby Vineyard & Winery, which produces premium Pinot Noir from some of the oldest vines in the Willamette Valley. Enjoy the picturesque views of Mt. Hood at Ruby’s new tasting room and taste Pinot Noir from Old Vines, Chardonnay and Rose of Pinot Gris. (Open Friday-Monday)
Grab lunch at the Cruise Inn Country Diner. This family-friendly diner is decorated with classic car memorabilia from the 1950s-1960s, and features a menu of organic burgers prepared with fresh local produce. Don’t miss the homemade fries, made with rice oil, a healthier alternative. (Open Wednesday-Friday)
Next, visit one of the oldest wineries in the valley, Oak Knoll Winery. This pioneering winery was founded in 1970, and produced blackberry wine, as well as other berry wines. Today, Oak Knoll’s varietals include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Müller-Thurgau and many more. (Open daily)
Across the street from Oak Knoll is Blizzard Wines, which is celebrating the opening of its new tasting room. Blizzard produces a broad selection of estate-grown wines, as well as wines from grapes grown around the region. Enjoy a flight of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. (Open Friday-Sunday, starting April 29th)
The last stop is Helvetia Vineyards and Winery. Located just minutes from Hillsboro’s high-tech corridor in the farming community of Helvetia, Helvetia Winery is the perfect setting to taste its varietals of wines. Tastings include a Pinot Noir flight and a traditional flight of both white and red wines. (Open Friday-Sunday)
The star of Oregon’s wine country, Pinot Noir can be found at most wineries in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley. Pair your next bottle of Pinot Noir with one of Tualatin Valley’s specialties, handcrafted pizza.
Whether you want to pack your own picnic basket full of local treats or have someone else do the cooking, Oregon’s Tualatin Valley has the perfect picnic spots for your next weekend adventure.
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.