When visiting the scenic wineries of Yamhill County in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, beautiful views, excellent wines and welcoming tasting rooms are all expected. However, some wineries offer up pretty unique wine tasting experiences to pair with a glass of Oregon wine. Throughout the year wineries host special dinners and concerts, while their event calendars also include some more unusual activities from painting classes and yoga to stargazing and blind tastings. Expand your wine tasting experiences with something new when touring Oregon Wine Country this summer or fall.
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The wineries take advantage of their wide-open grounds with breathtaking views by hosting entertaining events and unique wine tasting experiences. The Four Graces winery kicked off their summer concert series in June, and it will continue until September. Every first Sunday, visitors lay out blankets on their lawn to enjoy great music, a picnic dinner, and wonderful wine. For its third year, Elk Cove hosts “Opera in the Vineyard,” in which the Portland Opera will give a performance following a special reception that includes a wonderful menu of delicious small bites and of course, Opera cake. Their grounds also provide a dramatic and picturesque setting for the Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival.
The Soléna Estate brings two amazing dinners to Yamhill County. Fresh Maine Lobster complements their wines in an evening Lobster Boil, while carefully selected Pinot noirs are served at their delectable Le Cochon Pig Roast. The Anne Amie Vineyards brighten up an evening with stargazing at their “Planets & Pinot” event. For this event, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry bring their most powerful mobile telescopes for a look at our neighboring planets and stars. World-class “street food” is served up at their Counter Culture: A Celebration of Urban Street Food and International Wines festival. Bring your blanket and a picnic dinner to the “Sun Sets” evenings, and take in the stunning views of the valley on their beautiful grounds.
Test your taste buds go wild at the Lenné Estate blind tastings, which they hold 4 to 6 times a year. A wonderful antipasto lunch is provided with the event. Enjoy creating your own piece of artwork at Beacon Hill Winery during their “Uncorked Painting Class”, or mix relaxing yoga with wine tasting at the hour-long session. Saffron Fields Vineyard also offers a morning yoga in a serene Japanese garden with a light breakfast and mimosas. Or, spend a summer afternoon trying to learn a new game at the WillaKenzie Estate. Learn how to play pétanque while sharing a bottle of Pinot and enjoying breathtaking views.
Savor the excellent wines of Yamhill County while enjoying the unique wine tasting experiences that each winery has to offer. Plan your exciting vacation to the amazing Willamette Valley in Oregon. Find your ideal retreat at the Bed and Breakfasts of Yamhill County.