In Washington County, Oregon, November is a magical month for wine lovers. With the crush behind them, this is the only time of year when many wineries open their doors to the public. Located in the famed Northern Willamette valley, Washington County has close to 30 wineries serving many varietals from chardonnay to the world-class Oregon pinot noir. The wines here reflect the passion of the particular winemaker, and the terroir. Having visited some of these wineries, all I can say is that the breadth and variation makes this a must-do excursion, not to mention that you may just think you're in Burgundy.
The countryside here is absolutely beautiful. With gently rolling hillsides covered in rows of grapevines, to the peaceful back roads and the towering Douglas firs, relaxation is the word. Washington County is an easy 35-45 minute drive from downtown Portland. And when you start to get close, you'll know. The suburbs yield to farms, small towns, wineries, and forests. You have arrived. Please visit the link below for the most up-to-date events, lodging, winery hours, and excursions available to you.