Details: Willamette Valley, Ore.

September 26, 2013
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GETTING THERE

Alaska and American airlines offer nonstop flights from Reagan National to Portland, Ore. United and US Airways offer nonstop flights from Washington Dulles.

WHERE TO STAY

The Allison Inn & Spa

2525 Allison Lane, Newberg

503-554-2525

www.theallison.com

Wine country luxury came to the Willamette Valley in 2009 with this grand hotel and its destination restaurant, Jory, named for the red volcanic soils of some of the region’s top vineyards. Rooms from $330.

Comfort Inn & Suites

2520 SE Stratus Ave., McMinnville

503-472-1700

www.comfortinn.com

A new hotel convenient to wine country, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and the shops and wine bars of McMinnville. Rooms from $103.

WHERE TO EAT

The Painted Lady

201 S. College St., Newberg

503-538-3850

www.thepaintedladyrestaurant.com

Refined farm-to-table cuisine featuring local meats and produce — and, of course, local wines — in a charming Victorian house. Five-course menu $65.

The Dundee Bistro

100-A SW Seventh St., Dundee

503-554-1650

dundeebistro.com

Modern American cuisine featuring Willamette Valley ingredients and an outstanding wine list. Entrees from $13.

The Horse Radish

211 W. Main St., Carlton

503-852-6656

www.thehorseradish.com

This casual lunch spot (dinner is offered Fridays and Saturdays) offers terrific sandwiches and a chance to taste wines from some of the valley’s next wave of winemaker stars. Sandwiches $9.

Red Hills Market

155 SW Seventh St., Dundee

971-832-8414

www.redhillsmarket.com

Upscale market in an Old West-style building that’s a favorite among area winemakers looking for Stumptown coffee and wood-fired pizzas. Also a great place to provision for a vineyard picnic. Sandwiches $8.50, pizzas from $12.

Nick’s Italian Cafe

521 NE Third St., McMinnville

503-434-4471

nicksitaliancafe.com

Wood-fired pizza and handmade pastas. Winemakers like to hang out in the clubby back room, which has more of a saloon feel. Entrees from $14.

WHAT TO DO

Willamette Valley Wineries

503-646-2985

www.willamettewines.com

The area trade association’s Web site is invaluable for planning winery visits.

Equestrian Wine Tours

6325 NE Abbey Rd., Carlton

866-864-5253

www.equestrianwinetours.com

Horseback or carriage tours of the Dundee Hills, with winery visits. $120 per person for two hours ($50 per additional hour), wine tastings not included.

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

500 NE Capt. Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville

503-434-4185

www.evergreenmuseum.org

Specializes in military aircraft and exhibits the famous Spruce Goose, the world’s largest airplane. Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $25, seniors $24, ages 5-16 $23.

INFORMATION

www.oregonwinecountry.org

D.M.

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