My husband and I are traveling to Willamette Valley for birthday celebration. We are flying into PDX on Fri am (11/7), driving to Black Walnut Inn, staying for two nights, and then making drive to see freinds in EUG and flying out of there Mon am. so, we can hit some vineyards on drive to hotel Fri, all day Sat, and sun, heading through Salem to Eug.
I have done research on this board for recs and woul dlove some help narrowing down my choices. we love pinot, which is a good thing, since it is pinot country! :) We love the more boutique wineries and places were we can find very high qaulity/hard to find wines that we cannot find at home--vineayrds that are extaordinarily pretty for the room or views, or rustic.intersting a plus!
Here is what I have: Carlton: Scoot Paul and Soter, Dundee/Newberg: Domaine Drouhin, Domaine Serene, Archery Summit, Torri Mor, Adelsheim, Bergstrom, Penner-Ash, Shea (cannot visit, unfortuantely--or Ken Wright, either), Sineann, Owen Roe, four Graces, Ponzi, and then Salem: St. Innocent, Cristom and Bethel Heights...input appreciated!
Also need some food help--both foodies from chicago. one night we are dining at Painted Lady, and th other we would love to do a harvest vineyard dinner--any ideas on this? Is such available? We did one at Hartford in RRV and had the best time.
also lunch spots/picinc goods/farmer's markets?
sunday night, considering dining at our hotel, the Execelsior Inn at the Italian restaurant, unless anyone has better suggestions.
thank you, thank you!