There are a large number of Willamette Valley Wineries to visit for a wine tasting. I am starting out with some of the wineries in the northern Willamette Valley that have a tasting room that is open regularly on a set sechedule. There are other wineries that are open for tastings certain times of the year or for special events and there are wineries where the only way to do a wine tasting is to make an appointment.
Some of these wineries will charge a fee. It can be anywhere from $5 to $12. I have heard that Ponzi is charging $20 but I have not varified that. Some wineries will refund the charge for tasting if you buy a bottle or two while you are there.
See the map at the bottom of the page to plan your wine tasting tour.
There are several wineries around Forest Grove west of Portland. If you are driving from Portland to Forest Grove on Highway 26 West, take the Banks Exit. In Banks drive south on Highway 47.
Before you reach Banks on Highway 26, plan on stopping at the first winery below. Take the Helvetia Exit and travel north 3.5 miles. Turn right on Yungen Road.
There has been a winery here for over 100 years. Helvetia was settled in the late 1800's by Swiss and German immigrants. The 100-year-old house of vintner, Jacob Yungen is used as the visitor center for the winery. Tastings are held on weekends and there is also a monthly winemaker dinners which are open to the public. Reservations are necessary for these dinners and can be made by calling 503-647-7596. The tasting room is open from 12 pm to 5 pm on weekends. Wines: Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.
Address: 23269 Yungen Road, Hillsboro, OR Phone: 503-647-7596
The Apolloni family is a first generation Italian Family. Alfredo Apolloni learned to make wine on his family's vineyard outside of Fano, Italy which is south of Venice. The winery's Pinot Noir is done in the Oregon style but the whites are done in the traditional Italian style.
The wine tasting room is open
Thursday - Monday from 11 am to 5 pm.
Address: 14135 NW Timmerman Road, Forest Grove, Oregon
David Hill Vineyards are located on land that was homesteaded in 1883. Wine grapes were planted at that time but were torn out during prohibition. Wine tasting is in the restored farm house year round every day from 11 am to 5 pm. Wines made are Oregon Sparkling Brut, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Rosé, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
To get there from Highway 47 turn west on Purdin Road, turn south on Thatcher Road, and then west on David Hill Road.
Address: 46350 NW David Hill Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116.
Phone: (503) 992-8545, Toll Free: (877) 992-854
Another wine making family of Italian heritage. Rudy Marchesi learned to make wine from his father and his grandfather. Wines offered are Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Muller-Thurgau, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling. The tasting room is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm.
From Highway 47 south of Forest Grove, turn west on Dudney and then right on Dilley Road.
Address: 3663 SW DIlley Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone: (503) 359-5012 or (888) 359-5012
Tualatin Estate Vineyards is one of the oldest Willamette Valley wineries. Wines offered for tasting are Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, and Chardonnay. The tasting room is open Friday through Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm.
From Highway 47 south of Banks, turn west on Greenville Road. Then turn south on Kansas City and right on Clapshaw Hill. This takes you to Seavey Road and the winery is on the right.
Address: 10850 NW Seavey Road, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116
Allen E. Taylor
Another winemaking family with a winemaking heritage. This time from the Bordeaux region of France. Oak Knoll was the first winery in Washington County beginning in 1970. The wines made are Pinot Noir, White Riesling, Chardonnay, and Niagara.
The tasting room is open May to September from 11 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday and 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Hours from October to April are from 11 am to 5 pm daily.
From Hillsboro drive south on Highway 210 for about four miles. Turn left on Burkhalter Road. You will see the Oak Knoll Winery sign. Continue on Burkhalter about 1/4 mile to the winery.
Address: 29700 SW Burkhalter Rd., Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone Toll-free: (800) 625-5665 Phone: (503) 648-8198
Wines offered are Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Dolcetto. The tasting room is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.
From Portland take Highway 26 west. Take the Highway 217 exit and head south. Take the Highway 210 exit west. Travel until you see the Ponzi Vineyards Winery sign on your right. Turn left on Vandermost Road and travel until you see Winery Lane.
Address: 14665 SW Winery Lane, Beaverton, OR 97007 Phone: 503-628-1227
Cooper Mountain Vineyards produces certified organic wine. The wine tasting room is open daily from 12 pm to 5 pm. Wines offered are Pino Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonney, and Pino Blanc.
From Highway 217 turn west on Highway 210. Travel to Grabhorn Road and turn north.
Address: 9480 SW Grabhorn Rd, Beaverton, OR 97007
These two Willamette Valley wineries are practically across the road from each other.
The tasting room is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Wines offered are Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Grenache, and dessert wines made from Riesling and Gewurtztraminer grapes.
Just south of Gaston on Highway 47 turn west on Olson Road.
Address: Elk Cove Vineyards, 27751 NW Olson Road, Gaston, OR 97119 Phone: 503-985-7760
The tasting room is open daily June through September from 11 am to 5 pm. and also daily October through May from 12 pm to 5 pm. Wines offered are Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Viognier.
Address: 26830 NW Olson Road, Gaston, OR 97119
Use this map to plan your trip. Double click on the map to make it larger.