Wine Tasting

Downtown Newberg Wine Tasting Rooms

Wine Tasting Rooms in Newberg and Dundee Oregon (photo by Hungry Girl wikimedia/Flickr)Make downtown Newberg the first destination in your tour of Oregon wine country. Yamhill County boasts more than 80 wineries and 200 vineyards – the largest concentration of wine growers and producers in any county in Oregon. With Nine tasting rooms within walking distance, downtown Newberg is the perfect place to savor some of Oregon’s finest wine.

 

Anam Cara

_Anam-Cara-Cellars_306 N Main Street Newberg, OR 97132

503-537-9150
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Anam Cara wines are handcrafted from grapes we grow and carefully farm ourselves. We believe that giving the vineyard our daily attention encourages the best fruit possible – the basis for wines we are proud to share. The words Anam Cara are Celtic for “friend of my soul” and represent the passion we have for our vineyard. Our wines reflect the beauty of our small estate and each bottle represents our family and the vines that are so much a part of our lives.

www.anamcaracellars.com

Artisanal Wine Cellars Tasting Room

_Artisanal-Wine-Cellars_614 E 1st Street, Newberg, OR 97132

503.537.2094
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

At Artisanal we take our inspiration from the American Arts & Crafts movement, producing wines based on the ideas of honesty and simplicity. Our goal is to craft wines that express the sum of the vineyard, the wine grower, the wine maker and the wine lover.  We source our fruit from a variety of viticultural areas and unique microclimates so that you can enjoy Oregon at its best. From Pinot and Gamay Noir to our Rhone Whites and Pinot Blanc, we offer a good sampling of Oregon’s bounty.

www.artisanalwinecellars.com

Bravura Cellars

108 S College St, Newberg, OR 97132

Hours: Daily 11:oo am to 6:00 pm

Bravura_CellarsBRAVURA CELLARS delivers a unique year-round wine tasting experience in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. We produce warm/hot-climate, small-batch, hand-crafted, full-bodied and robust, distinctive red wines… Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, two big bold red blends, and a Ruby Port.

Wine tasters in the Willamette Valley can spend days visiting wineries where the predominant (and in many cases, the only) red wine is Pinot Noir. 96% of the tasting rooms in the Willamette Valley taste/sell Pinot Noir. What people CAN’T taste are warm/hot-climate, small-batch, hand-crafted, full-bodied and robust, distinctive red wines… until now.

If it weren’t for big red wines, many people would never fall in love with wine. For many wine drinkers, big red wines are the epitome of what a great wine should be. There’s something so special about a big red wine that a single sip can leave you in awe. Big, bold red wines are challenging to produce and can only be made in warm/hot-climate growing regions. We bring ‘warm/hot climate’ to Oregon.

 www.bravuracellars.com

 

Chehalem Tasting Room

106 S Center Street  Newberg 97132

503-538-4700
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m daily

Chehalem (Chuh-hay-lum) is a local Calapooia Indian word best translated as “gentle land” or “valley of flowers,” phrases that capture a long-standing, almost religious reverence for the land. We understand this reverence, for we consider ourselves a vineyard winery, dedicated to reflecting as purely as possible what the vineyard has produced, with minimal processing, without compromising great fruit.

Chehalem traces its history back to vineyard operations started by Harry Peterson-Nedry in 1980 at Ridgecrest Vineyards, the pioneering wine operation on Ribbon Ridge, northwest of Newberg, Oregon. Bill and Cathy Stoller joined Harry in the winery in 1993 and subsequently began Stoller Vineyards—a densely planted, 125 acres on Stoller family farmlands at the southern tip of the Dundee Hills. Corral Creek Vineyards, adjacent to the winery facility, is Chehalem’s third estate vineyard. Our first release was the 1990 Ridgecrest Pinot Noir.

Our philosophy and style do not always follow the industry norms or market trends. That we look for deftness and elegance in Pinot noirs at a time when black, opaque, extracted and heavily wooded wines are the norm, speaks to this sense. That we crop-thin Pinot gris as aggressively as Pinot noir and look for optimal ripeness such that it is harvested after Pinot noir indicates an almost obsessive attention to detail. At a time when Riesling is being pulled out, Chehalem counter intuitively plants prime acres to this variety, convinced it as sensitively reflects site and climate for white wine as Pinot noir does for red.

www.chehalemwines.com

Cliff Creek Tasting Room

Cliff-CreekLOGO_CC214 E First St. Newberg, OR 97132

503-487-6692
Hours: Thurs-Mon 12-5 p.m. Closed Tues and Wed.

From planting, harvesting, marketing, and tasting three generations of the Garvin family have played vital roles in Cliff Creek Cellars’ unique story. In 2003 the family bottled their first vintage of Claret and Syrah and award winners were born in these flagship wines. With the help of our passionate winemaker, Joe Dobbes, the family strives for French style wines crafted in Southern Oregon.

www.cliffcreek.com

 

Longplay Wine

215  East First Street, Newberg, OR 97132

503-489-8466
Hours: Saturday – Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Other days by appointment.

We’ve said wine is like music. There are many genres and styles. And “best” is more a question of taste than absolutes. A pop song may be catchy and nobody is offended by elevator music. But that isn’t what we want in a wine. We’d rather have a wine that has a focused edge not something sugary or bland.

Longplay is about wine being integral to a meal – not competing with or overwhelming it. Longplay is about enjoying a bottle of wine over the course of an evening, not passing judgment in ten seconds before moving to the next label. Longplay is about taking the vintage and running with it rather than trying to minimize its effect on the wine. Longplay is about nuance and harmony – like the passage of music that can be a bit jarring at first, but rewarding on subsequent listens.  Longplay is about authentic wine with character that respects and pays tribute to the magic of the vineyard, and the hard work of those who nurture it.

www.longplaywine.com

Purple Cow Vinyards

Purple Cow Vineyards501A North Howard St., Newberg, OR 97132

(971) 259-8269

Purple Cow Vineyards embraces old world winemaking that uses traditional European barrel-aging to build depth of character and rich finish; and employs new world determination for consistency in quality production and constant refinement. We strive to utilize uncommon varietals and techniques to give you a unique Oregon perspective on wine.

We have an enduring passion for the traditions of old world winemaking. We are driven to introduce their varietals into mainstream of the Oregon Wine Country. With our new world innovation meeting old world traditions, we are successfully growing non-mainstream varietals in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and continuing to uphold our old world standards.

When founding member, Jon Armstrong’s youngest daughter, Sophie, was 18 months old she was playing with a plastic purple cow in the bathtub. It was obvious to everyone in earshot that she knew cows weren’t supposed to be purple when she started shouting, “It’s a PUR-KLE COWWW!”
It wasn’t a flash of light for Jon, but it was a memory that stuck.  Sometime later, we came across a marketing book by Seth Godin, called Purple Cow; transform your business by being remarkable.  When choosing a name we did not want to be a river, valley, orchard, mountain, etc…and become lost in the world of wine names.  Seth Godin’s marketing approach in his book spoke to us and ran parallel with our marketing styles. We saw this as a sign that it was meant to be.  With many other businesses referencing Purple Cow in their names, there seemed to be a generalized cult of non-conformity that we are happy to join.  We are Purple Cow….not sheep.

www.purplecowvineyards.com

Valley Wine Merchants

_Valley-Wine-Merchants_112 S College St  Newberg, Oregon

(503) 538-5388
Open Daily 11:00AM – 6:00PM

We are a retail bottle shop in Newberg, Oregon, showcasing the best wines of this valley…and beyond. Our shelves are stocked with 200+ Oregon pinot noirs, 100+ half bottles, as well as wines from Champagne, Burgundy, Napa, Sonoma & more.

www.valleywinemerchants.com

Vin Tyr

_VinTyr_ 300 E. 1st Street, Newberg, OR 97132

971.264.0881

Hours: Thursday, Sunday & Monday 12pm-5pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm-6pm

Vintyr embraces old world wine making with traditional European barrel aging that builds depth of character and rich finish; and new world determination for consistency in quality production and constant refinement.

www.vintyrwine.com