The quiet Cellar Season has begun in the mist covered Willamette Valley. Young wines from the Fall harvest rest in their barrels, while they undergo their transformation into what will be the new exciting vintages enjoyed throughout the coming year. Cellar season also happens to be the perfect time to explore Oregon’s top tasting rooms, without the hassle of summer’s big crowds. It’s this time of year when the talented winemakers can linger over flights with guests, enjoying the fruits of their hard labor. These cooler days are also the coziest time to visit the warm and welcoming Yamhill County wineries, which offer a welcome respite from the drizzly cold weather outside. After sampling excellent Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris or Riesling wines, return to a tranquil Oregon Bed and Breakfast. Oregon Wine Inns has over 20 member Inns, all located in wine country. Browse the Bed and Breakfasts by location or the amenities needed for your ideal wine tasting getaway, choose your favorite, then book your getaway to Oregon’s Wine Country today.
Romantic Oregon Tasting Rooms to Visit This Cellar Season
Cellar Season lasts from January to April, and offers the perfect opportunity to slow down for a little while. Cozy up with your loved one this winter at a charming rustic winery or an elegant modern tasting room. Though each tasting room offers a slightly different experience, you’ll find all of them have a romantic feel to them at this time of year, making it truly one of our favorite times to visit the Willamette Valley.
If you’re looking for tasting rooms that ooze with cozy, rustic charm, you’ll find there are many that offer friendly interiors warmed by fireplaces. Coelho Winery, a restored, historic hardware store, has an intimate corner with leather couches near the fire. The high ceiling and large windows light up the elegantly rustic tasting room. Eola Hills Wine Cellars also boasts a casual and comfortable tasting room with a fireplace, which looks out over beautiful views of the vineyards and valley. You will feel like you’ve entered a beautiful European farmhouse at Keeler Estate Vineyard, where you can enjoy sampling wines while warming up by the fire. Nestled under soaring pine trees, Soléna Estate’s tasting room has a modern lodge interior, where rough cut wood accents and ironwork chandeliers contrast with the contemporary furnishings. Their inviting couches and armchairs surround a generous stonework fireplace, making this a truly cozy and delightful tasting room to enjoy this cellar season.
In addition to casual and cozy, there are a variety of wineries with elegant tasting rooms that are worth visiting this winter as well. Domaine Serene offers wine flights in their sophisticated clubhouse, which offers an impressive fireplace flanked with large windows and sweeping views. They even offer private tastings in their caves. Domaine Roy & Fils and Sokol Blosser Winery have wonderful views in stylish tasting rooms. A soaring ceiling and a sleek marble tasting counter make a statement at Hawks View Winery. Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards recently opened a new grand tasting hall, and offers a variety of wine tasting tours and options. Lastly, Furioso Vineyards and L’Angolo Estate have tasting rooms that maximize their stunning views. Both are reminiscent of graceful greenhouses designed to display the magnificent scenery.
Events at Wineries This Cellar Season
Throughout Cellar Season, winemakers often host a variety of events that are perfect for wine lovers, especially those that want a more in-depth experience. Many of Oregon’s wineries offer special tastings, seminars, and even winemaker dinners during this time of year. This is the season for one-on-one time with the creators of your favorite wines, and sometimes even the rare opportunity to enjoy a special vintage not generally available to the public. Anytime you’re coming to visit us at the Bed and Breakfasts of Oregon’s Wine Country, it’s a good idea to check the events calendar to see what’s happening.
Now that you’re dreaming of a romantic getaway to the picturesque Willamette Valley this winter, it’s time to go check out the Bed and Breakfasts of Yamhill County. This is your chance to enjoy the scenery as you drive along the serene country roads, moving from one charming vineyard or tasting room to the next, all while getting a true feel for what cellar season is truly all about. There’s no better time to visit a Bed & Breakfast in Yamhill County. Book your room today!