Chemeketa Cellars


Chemeketa Cellars

215 Doaks Ferry Road Northwest, Salem, OR, USA


The Northwest Wine Studies Center is the home Chemeketa Community College's Wine Studies program, including an 8-acre teaching vineyard and a fully functioning estate winery on premise. The Center also hosts Chemeketa Cellars, the student-run winery, which is open to the public for tours, tasting and wine sales. Each sip of wine from Chemeketa Cellars represents the student’s hands-on training from grapes to glass. Wine varieties include Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Riesling, red blends, sparkling and dessert wines. These student-made small-batch wines have won numerous awards at wine competitions. The Chemeketa Cellars tasting room is open February through November on Thursdays and Fridays from 3-7 pm and Saturdays from 12-5 pm. Taste through a flight of student-grown, student-made wines and sample our new charcuterie boards while enjoying the views from our covered patio.
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Features & Amenities

Bus / RV Parking

Family friendly

Food for purchase

Large groups welcome (please call ahead)

Outdoor Seating

Picnics welcome

Tours available

Region and AVA


Willamette Valley



Helpful Resources

Chemeketa Cellars

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True Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s oldest wine region, has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 700 wineries. Framed by the Coast Range to the west and Cascades to the east, it is recognized as one of the premier winegrowing regions in the world. At 150 miles long it offers…