A guide to the Willamette Valley
EAT, DRINK & BE LOCAL
The Willamette Valley has become one of the nation’s top wine producing regions due to the mild, coastal climate and nutrient-rich soil. With more than 300 wineries in the area, the region has established itself as one of the most premier locations for producing Pinot Noir. The first grapes were planted in the mid-1960s by Eyrie Vineyard. As time progressed, more and more wine-makers settled in the valley. The success of the Oregon Wine Country has generated a new wave of tourism in the area. Everyone wants to find out what the buzz is all about.
Not only is The Vintages Trailer Resort smack dab in the middle of wine country, but you’ll also find family-friendly museums, a water park, and award winning restaurants nearby.
With our central location in the heart of Oregon's famed Willamette Valley, we're just a short drive or eBike from world-famous wineries and tasting rooms. You won’t have to travel far for a glass of wine at some of our favorite places such as Winter's Hill, Stoller Family Estate, White Rose Estate, Durant Vineyards, Argyle Winery, and many more.
For eBike winery routes, our friends at Mac Bike Rentals (available seasonally, April - October) have you covered. Once you book a rental, they can help guide you to bike-friendly routes for your adventure.
Don't forget to check out our Specials page for wine-centered packages and experiences.
A warm, inviting, and genuine friendly atmosphere is what you’ll find strolling downtown McMinnville and the surrounding towns like Dayton, Dundee, and Newberg. You'll get a nostalgic feeling walking below majestic maple trees and enjoying farm-to-table restaurants.
A rustic winemaker hangout, Red Hills Market aims to provide some of the best local goodness with breakfast, sandwiches, and wood fired pizza. Start your day right with Community Plate or stop by Nick's for a homey Italian meal.
Get outside and experience our beloved valley.
Miller Woods, located just outside of McMinnville, is a great choice for those looking for a gorgeous 4 mile hike with an array of ecosystems ranging from hayfield and oak savannah to timber stands. Looking for something slightly shorter? Take it down a notch with Harvey Creek Trail, a 1.6 mile loop hike that is shady and full of pioneer history and provides beautiful views at the top. You can take this slow and enjoy it with your family, or speed it up for a warm up before a day of wine tasting.
Visiting in May? Spend the day at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, wandering and snapping pictures throughout their colorful tulip fields. This is a one-stop-shop farm where you can spend some time exploring their Tulip Market, Wooden Shoe Gardens, and last but not least - their Wooden Shoe Vineyards Tasting Room!
Have fun experiencing the area with your family and with a museum tour, lunch downtown, or an interactive shopping day!
Venture to Third Street in McMinnville and explore Hopscotch Toys. Inside, kids will love the chance to play dress up or host a puppet show.
Even if no one is a history buff, the entire family will be dazzled by the amazing collection of planes and rockets — not to mention antique cars and other collectibles — at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.
Right next door is the Wings & Waves Water Park that gives winter-weary Oregonians the chance to swim even while the weather is still grey. This water park is a must-visit with the family!
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