Wine Tasting Trails
With more than 500 tasting rooms throughout the state, a map and trail can help you explore Oregon’s 19 distinctive AVAs. Below are collaborative wine tasting routes ready to welcome you on your journey.
Download a tour passport and collect stamps as you travel to 16 urban working wineries and tasting rooms in Portland. Highlights include Southeast Wine Collective, a unique custom production facility for 11 boutique wineries, and its on-site Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant, which offers dozens of wines from the collective’s members. Plan to follow this trail during Oregon Wine Month in May for the PDX Urban Wine Experience. The annual event features three samples from each winery along the trail, a chance to meet the winemakers, as well as discounts on 6- and 12-bottle purchases.
Portland. Learn more.
The Mt. Hood Territory Wine Trail is a free mobile passport offering great discounts at 16 participating wineries throughout the Mt. Hood Territory. Redeem an offer at 8 of the locations to earn a stainless steel wine glass for your adventures.
Between Portland and Mt. Hood to the east. Learn more.
Collaboration and social responsibility are cornerstone principles in the Willamette Valley. Visitors have the opportunity to explore this side of wine country by choosing a Taste of Community Loop dedicated to a cause close to the hearts of nearby wineries. Each loop is made up of neighboring wineries and lodging or restaurants who have teamed up to support a local nonprofit of their choice, with donations from tasting fees or proceeds from a special flight or offering.
Throughout the Willamette Valley. Learn more.
Billed as a “state of wine in just one mile,” Newberg’s easily walked downtown district packs in nine different tasting rooms. Look for frequent events, such as First Friday (held the first Friday of each month), which means extended hours at each winery and specials on wine flights. Plan to make a few bonus stops—sushi, tacos, and frozen custard are all nearby.
North Willamette Valley, downtown Newberg. Learn more.
Checking off boxes has rarely been this delicious. Travel between the trail’s nearly 20 wineries (all within an easy drive from Eugene and Springfield) and you get pours of not just great pinot noir but also petite sirah, viognier, and grenache, just to name a few. Playing is easy, too: Complete a bingo row on your card and you’ll net custom framed art. Fill the three center rows and take home a pinot noir glass.
South Willamette Valley, around Eugene and Springfield. Learn more.
Nestled in the foothills of the Coast Range mountains, around Corvallis and Salem, this network of 15 family- owned wineries offers a tasting passport that earns you complimentary tastings at each winery. Pick up passes at any of the participating wineries or at the Visit Corvallis visitors center.
Central Willamette Valley, around Salem and Corvallis. Learn more.
The Umpqua’s winegrowing history dates back to the 1880’s when German immigrants planted the first wine grapes in the Valley. Today, the Umpqua is home to 30 family owned and operated wineries and over 40 different wine varieties.
Umpqua Valley, around Roseburg. Learn more.
Wind your way through the beautiful countryside and capture the true essence of Southern Oregon. Experience the terroir of the land, first hand and get to know the people who get their hands dirty in the vineyard, crush the grapes, rack the barrels and love to share their wine with you. Follow the trail and enjoy your unique experience of four different wineries, four different families, and four different interpretations of the grape.
Rogue Valley, around Medford. Learn more.
The deep, well-drained soils of the Applegate Valley are ideal for planting high-quality wine grapes. Wines from this region are generally plush, full-bodied, fruit-forward Bordeaux- and Rhône- style wines with a subtle underlying minerality. Plan your route among the 18 wineries here for the chance to visit everything from a working farm to a biodynamic winery to a sparkling wine cellar.
Applegate Valley, around Jacksonville. Learn more.
Oregon’s southernmost wine trail is comprised of 11 wineries outside Medford, Ashland, and Jacksonville in the Rogue Valley AVA—a spot named one of the world’s 10 best wine travel destinations by Wine Enthusiast. It might also be one of the best values anywhere: Purchase a Bear Creek Wine Passport ($30) to claim three tastes at each winery.
Rogue Valley, around Medford and Ashland. Learn more.
With 28 producers and farm stands offering up pears, cherries, blueberries, pastries, and more, something is perpetually in season along this scenery-filled, 35-mile circuit from Hood River to Parkdale. One constant: grapes in the form of pinot noir, riesling, and chardonnay, among other varieties, from 10 wineries and tasting rooms are available year-round, along with stunning views of Mounts Hood and Adams.