Hi! I have read through all the posts on this Board and have done some research around the Inernet and have come up with an itinery for my three days in this area in the middle of August that I am hoping you can make some comments on. I'll be with my sister the first day and solo the next two. I will have a car, and am not interested in visiting more than three vineyards a day. I'll be staying at the Allison Inn. I am looking for and buying Pinot Noir's and Pinot Gris'. My first and last days are pretty set, but really need help on the middle day! I do like a vineyard with a view; large corporate places - not interested; I would prefer a vineyard with open hours (i.e. no "appt only" places as I want to keep an open schedule); if there is such a place that has half bottles I would be very happy. We'll be there Monday-Wednesday. Thank you!!!
Day One - Monday (driving from Bend): Willamette Valley Vineyards (Turner); Red Ridge Farms (Dayton); WillaKinzie (yamhill); Dinner at Jory.
Day Two - Tuesday: Need to narrow following finalists down to three! I do have a soft spot for Bergstrom, given my Swedish heritage. I am considering Lange, Sokol Blosser, Stoller,Adelsheim, Penner-Ash,
Bergstrom, Aramenta. Dinner: Dundee Bistro or Subterra.
Day Three: McMinneville (Shopping); Eyrie; Domaine Drouhin; Dobbs. Dinner: To go from Red Hills Market, hang out and relax with nice bottle of wine at Allison Inn!
Thanks again for any thoughts you have, on the vineyards or dining options. I know Painted Lady is highly regarded, but it is not open Mon-Tues, and I think I'd like to relax on Wednesday night. Still have a few days of travel ahead of me!!!
p.s. Are there any farmer's markets going on during the week in this area during the middle of August?