Where just a few years ago there were only a couple of hundred wineries in the Willamette Valley, today 440 are listed by the Willamette Valley Wineries Association. Several of them have opened new tasting rooms in the last year, and you can't tell the players without a scorecard, so we rounded them up into a map just in time for a long weekend of wine tasting.
Keep in mind that right this second, more tasting rooms are being built in the valley, and this summer will see the opening of new tasting spots for Domaine Roy, Solena, Dusky Goose and an expansion of the Argyle Winery's visitor space. And if you find yourself in downtown McMinnville, new tasting room outposts have opened on Third Street for Hood River's Naked Winery and Rickreall's Eola Hills Wine Cellars. Willamette Valley Vineyards has greatly expanded its visitor space and food service at the flagship tasting room in Turner, and has opened another tasting outpost at the Tualatin Estate in Forest Grove.
— Jim Gullo
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