Alaska and American airlines offer nonstop flights from Reagan National to Portland, Ore. United and US Airways offer nonstop flights from Washington Dulles.
The Allison Inn & Spa
2525 Allison Lane, Newberg
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
A new hotel convenient to wine country, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and the shops and wine bars of McMinnville. Rooms from $103.
The Painted Lady
201 S. College St., Newberg
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
Modern American cuisine featuring Willamette Valley ingredients and an outstanding wine list. Entrees from $13.
The Horse Radish
211 W. Main St., Carlton
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
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
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.
Willamette Valley Wineries
The area trade association’s Web site is invaluable for planning winery visits.
Equestrian Wine Tours
6325 NE Abbey Rd., Carlton
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
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.