Comprised of a collection of small towns, Yamhill Valley is brimming with the good life and authentic Oregon. World-class wineries dot the verdant rolling hills, and roadside farm stands intersect with bicycle brigades. Where historic main streets meet urban-style bistros. It’s a beautiful drive from end to end and the perfect gateway to or from the Oregon Coast.
McMinnville – 45 Miles
The historic downtown area is the heart of the city. Tree-lined streets are anchored by quaint boutiques, cool coffeehouses and chocolatiers, and kitschy antiqueries punctuated with wine tasting rooms, craft breweries and bars, and a tasty mix of award-winning restaurants.
McMinnville is at the epicenter of Oregon’s famous wine valley, which produces flavorsome red, white, roses and sparkling wines. Head indoors for some fun with a visit to the world-class Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, home to the famous Spruce Goose or experience the Wings and Waves waterpark.
Dayton – 53 Miles
With a rich pioneer history, Dayton boasts small boutique wineries located in the downtown core to grand estate vineyards in the hills just a few minutes away.
With shops, cafes and restaurants centered around its historic town square, you’ll find a nationally acclaimed restaurant in the Joel Palmer House, offering fine dining in a beautifully restored 1857 Victorian and a casual dining menu at the Barlow Room with decor inspired by local history.
Carlton – 54 Miles
Dubbed Oregon’s Wine Country Capital, stop by this tiny town to explore its dozens of small wineries, picturesque vine-covered hills or charming historic downtown.
Ken Wright Cellars tasting room, located in a beautifully restored 1800’s train depot is a must-see. Interesting boutiques, restaurants and many more wine tasting rooms can be found along Main Street. Extra refreshment can be found in the award-winning local micro brews and traditional hard fruit ciders.
Dundee – 57 Miles
Dundee offers everything a food and wine destination should. Whether your goal is to sip, savor, stroll, or shop, the casual elegance and small-town hospitality will create quite the experience.
From farm to table restaurants, fine dining, and places to grab a hearty brunch to the perfect place to pick up ingredients for your picnic, Dundee has something to satisfy every craving. Find the exquisite, artistic and eclectic at their collection of quaint local shops.