Although many people come to Newberg on a pilgrimage to find the perfect Pinot Noir, there are several other good reasons to visit. To begin with, you will find yourself surrounded by an exceptionally beautiful countryside tucked between the Chehalem Mountains and the beautiful Willamette River. As far as the eye can see, this rural enclave is covered by scenic vineyards and dotted by dozens of wineries which produce some of the best wines in the world. In addition to exceptional wines, this part of the Yamhill Country has developed a solid reputation for delectable cuisine which attracts foodies from all over the continent and beyond. The area enjoys a very moderate climate which makes it ideal for fun outdoor activities like walking, hiking, biking, kayaking and horse-back riding. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
© Adelsheim Vineyard
Adelsheim is the Chehalem Mountain’s oldest winery, established on just 19 acres of land in 1971. Adelsheim was so successful in their venture that they single-handedly led to the establishment of Oregon’s extremely successful wine industry. Over the years the winery has acquired more land and the vineyards now cover over 200 acres of idyllic farmland. Adelsheim winery produces a wide range of premium Oregon wines including their original ground-breaking Pinot Noirs (several varieties are available) as well as Chardonnay, Rose, and Syrah. The winery welcomes visitors to their tasting room and outdoor patio overlooking the vineyards, where you can try a selection of their award-winning wines. Vineyard hikes and cellar tours are also available.
Adelsheim Vineyard, 16800 NE Calkins Lane, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-538-3652
2.Rex Hill Winery and Vineyards
© Rex Hill Winery and Vineyards
The Rex Hill vineyards were among the first to be planted in the Willamette Valley back in the early 1980’s. The winery is family owned and run and has been producing excellent Pinot Noirs since its inception. Necessary yield reduction and biodynamic farming methods ensure distinctive wine quality at Rex Hill. Today the farm is still planted with mostly Pinot Noir, although a small number of Chardonnay vines, which also thrive in this particular terrior, have been added along with a few rows of Muscat grapes. Visitors are welcome to come and enjoy an introduction to Rex Hill wines in their tasting room or to enjoy an informative Winery Tour and Tasting.
Rex Hill Winery and Vineyards, 30835 North Hwy 99W, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503 538 0666
3.Natalie’s Estate Winery
© Natalie’s Estate Winery
Natalie’s Estate Winery places great emphasis on hands-on artisanal farming and wine-making methods. The family regularly visits Europe to learn all about the age-old wine making methods which they adapt to suit their varietals and to reflect the distinct Terroir of the region. Serious wine enthusiasts can join in one of the family’s immersive wine tours to Europe – check their website for details. The winery also offers a number of wine experiences on site, including wine and cheese pairing, barrel tastings, wine blending classes and estate and winery tours. For the ultimate experience you can book a Helicopter Wine Tour. Tastings are by appointment only.
Natalie’s Estate Winery, 16825 NE Chehalem Dr, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-807 5008
© Domaine Divio
Visitors will find Domaine Divio nestled in the heart of the Ribbon Ridge AVA close to Newberg. Like many other vineyards in the region, Domaine Divio believes in allowing Mother Nature to work her magic with little interference – biodiversity principles are followed in the vineyards and the wines are also produced with minimal interventions. The result is a line-up of brilliant wines featuring layers of character which reflect their terrior. Visitors are welcome to make a booking to taste a flight of their wines in their lovely tasting room – tastings are free if you buy at least two bottles to take home with you or join their Wine Club.
Domaine Divio, 16435 NE Lewis Rogers Lane, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-334-0903
5.Colene Clemens Vineyards
© Colene Clemens Vineyards
Forever striving to produce the “perfect” Pinot Noir, Colene Clemens Vineyards is a family-owned and operated winery set on a beautiful old farmstead in the heart of the Willamette Valley. The vineyards are planted almost entirely to Pinot Noir vines (and a smattering of Chardonnay) which love the near-perfect conditions of the south-facing, elevated vineyards. This winery is an ideal spot to spend a few hours enjoying delectable wines as you sit out on the patio overlooking the vineyards. Visitors are requested to make a booking for their visit. To accompany your wine tasting you can order charcuterie boards. It is also possible to enjoy a family picnic in the vineyards, weather permitting.
Colene Clemens Vineyards, 22501 NE Dopp Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-662-4687
© Beaux Freres
At Beaux Freres viticulture is a very hands-on process. Strict biodynamic principals are adhered to and the ideal location of the vineyard yields exceptional harvests of healthy flavor-packed grapes. The winery encourages visitors to come and learn all about their innovative farming and wine producing methods as you enjoy an in-depth Vineyard Tour and Tasting. Another option is to book a Classic Wine Tasting which is held in the cellar. Beaux Freres produces a variety of excellent Pinot Noirs, each of which is subtly different, showcasing its particular terrior within the vineyards. White wine lovers have a great Chardonnay to look forward to.
Beaux Freres, 15155 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg, OR 97132k, Phone: 503-537-1137
© Alexana Winery
Situated on an 80 acre property in the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley, the Alexana Winery strives to produce some of the best Pinot Noirs in the region. Here, surrounded by a particular micro climate, Pinot Noir vines thrive and producers can bring to market fine wines with elegance and character. Visitors to the winery can anticipate discovering the distinctive characteristics of the wine range while visiting their very special tasting room, located inside the three-storey gravity-flow winery which overlooks the vineyards. To prepare for your wine tasting visit you can take a virtual vineyard tour on their website.
Alexana Winery, 12001 NE Worden Hill Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-537-3100
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Named after the owner’s children Tristan and Tatum, Trisaetum Winery was established in 2003 in the Willamette Valley. Here, as is common in this part of Oregon, nature has established near-perfect conditions for growing Pinot Noir grapes in the great Burgundy tradition. Owner and winemaker James Frey is also an accomplished abstract expressionist artist and visitors can enjoy the double pleasure of tasting his wines while admiring his art and photography in the Tasting Room and Gallery. Besides their flag-ship Pinot Noirs, Trisaetum also produce Riesling, Chardonnay, a sparking Brut and a Late Harvest Riesling. The winery is open daily and visitors are requested to phone ahead to make a reservation.
Trisaetum, 18401 NE Ribbon Ridge Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-538-9898
9.Bells Up Winery
© Bells Up Winery
Bells Up Winery represents a whole new career path for owners Dave Specter and Sara Pearson, who left the corporate world in 2012 to realize their dream of becoming wine-makers. The couple had long been enchanted with the Willamette Valley and knew for sure that this was where they wanted to establish their winery. The estate produced their first Pinot Noir harvest in 2017, which means that they are still very much the new kids on the block – always learning and experimenting. As a fledgling boutique winery, Bells Up invites visitors to come and taste their wines on site and join their (free) Fanfare Club, which gives members special access to limited-edition wines and discounts on annual purchases.
Bells Up Winery, 27895 NE Bell Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-537-1328
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© Bravuro Cellars
Passionate wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs Steve and Luci opened Bravuro Cellars in 2015. In stark contrast to most of the other local Newberg winemakers who tend to stick to Pinot Noir, Steve and Luci have introduced a range of unusual warm-climate varietals such as Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah to stir up the Willamette Valley wine menu. They produce a smallish range of boutique (small batch) cultivars and blends, all of which are lovingly hand-crafted. Bravuro Cellars invite wine enthusiasts to come and discover the Bravuro difference at their state-of-the-art tasting room in historic downtown Newberg. The nominal tasting fee for a flight of five decadent wines is waived if each taster purchases at least one bottle.
Bravura Cellars, 108 S College Street, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-822-5116
11.Raptor Ridge Winery
Raptor Ridge Winery will delight visitors with an extensive selection of wines produced from premium grapes from their own vineyard as well as buy-ins from several trusted Willamette Valley vintners. Collaboration with other wine growers has allowed Raptor Ridge to diversify their wine production by adding grapes from many different soil and climate pockets in the valley, resulting in some ingeniously complex and layered blends. Visitors are invited to come and enjoy bottle service on the patio, overlooking the vineyards. There is also a daily tasting flight and serious wine enthusiasts can book a Vine to Glass tour, where they will enjoy an in-depth look at the processes involved in producing that special bottle of Willamette Valley wine.
Raptor Ridge Winery, 18700 SW Hillsboro Hwy, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-628-8463
© Vidon Vineyards
A long-established love of farm life and Burgundy wines led to the founding of Vidon Vineyards, where Don and Vicky strive to produce the perfect Burgundy-style Pinot Noir. Visitors are invited to come and see their winery Tasting Room, surrounded by vineyards and offering wonderful views of the Willamette Valley and Mt. Jefferson. If you would like a more in-depth experience you can book their Blending Course where you will get to create your very own blend from three Pinot Noir clones. This experience includes a guided tour of the vineyards and the production space. Although the emphasis is on Pinot Noir, Vidon Vineyards also produce Chardonnay, Tempranillo and Syrah.
Vidon Vineyards, 17425 NE Hillside Dr, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-538-4092
© Eminent Domaine
Peacefully nestled along Ribbon Ridge, Eminent Domaine Winery is a family run establishment which was started in 2006. From very modest beginnings which produced just 150 cases of Pinot Noir in 2006, the winery has grown from strength to strength. Today visitors will find a very pleasant Tasting Room which is open to the public from Thursday to Monday, from April to November. You can enjoy a tasting flight of currently available wines or book a Barrel Tasting (when available) which includes an in-depth barrel-tasting and tour of the property. Like the majority of Willamette Valley wineries, the emphasis is on local heroes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Eminent Domaine, 20875 NE Ribbon Ridge Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-687-1180
14.Anderson Family Vineyard
© Anderson Family Vineyard
To ensure that their vines had the perfect “dry feet” growing conditions favored by Pinot Noirs, the Anderson family searched high and low for the perfect spot to plant vines which would yield wonderful grapes. Their quest ended when they found the ideal piece of land in the Dundee Hills. The first vines were planted in 1992 and the rest, as they say, is history. Today the organically-grown vineyards produce a range of complex and delicious Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Pinot Gris. The Andersons welcome visitors to their tasting room where you can enjoy great views as you taste their wines. If you join their Wine Club you will get generous discounts each time you stock up.
Anderson Family Vineyard, 20120 NE Herring Lane, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-554-5541
© Utopia Vineyard
Located at a perfect elevation of 500 feet along Ribbon Ridge, Utopia Vineyard as all the necessary ingredients required for growing fine Burgundy-style wines. The vineyards cover 16 acres of south-facing hillsides and produced their first modest Pinot Noir harvest in 2006. Since then the vineyard has won several awards for their wines and have branched out to produce Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir Rose. Wine enthusiasts are invited to make a booking to enjoy a barn or patio tasting and learn more about their unique winemaking philosophy. Utopia Vineyard also has a delightful vineyard log cabin which you can rent to spend a few nights in the vineyards.
Utopia Vineyard, 17445 NE Ribbon Ridge Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-687-1671
Nestled at the foot of Oregon’s scenic Dundee Hills, Roco Winery is a must-visit attraction to add to your Newberg winery itinerary. Roco Winery produces a selection of small-batch cultivars including Pinot Noirs, Chardonnay and their delightful RMS Brut which will elevate any celebration. You can come and discover the winery and enjoy a tasting out on the patio or indoors in the tasting room where the enthusiastic staff are waiting to educate you about Roco Winery. There is also a small educational vineyard onsite if you would like to learn more about their viticulture practices. Joining their Wine Club guarantees you access to discounts and limited edition wines.
Roco Winery, 13260 NE Red Hills Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-538-7625
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17.Patricia Green Cellars
© Patricia Green Cellars
Patricia Green Cellars is located on a sprawling 52-acre estate in Ribbon Ridge. The cellar has achieved a reputation for producing a wide selection of vineyard-specific Pinot Noirs which are grown on 13 wonderful vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Wine lovers and connoisseurs should not miss the chance to taste some of these delicious wines at the cellar Tasting Room located on the site of the original Family Vineyard. You can choose from the Current Release Tasting or the prestigious Reserve Tasting, both of which showcase a selection of their regular and signature Pinot Noirs. The cellars also sell a limited selection of white wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a decadent Muscat.
Patricia Green Cellars, 15225 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-554-0821
18.Arbor Brook Vineyard
Arbor Brook Vineyard is a family-owned winery nestled at the foot of the Chehalem Mountains in Yamhill County. The vineyard was planted in 2001 and now produces a range of premium grapes which are expertly turned into great wines. A former nut-processing barn has been converted into a lovely Tasting Room where you can spend an hour or two tasting their wines. The Arbor Brook flight includes white wines, 3 or 4 Pinot Noirs and a dessert wine while the Reserve Flight showcases three or four of their best, limited edition wines. On good weather days you can enjoy your tasting out on the patio overlooking the vineyards.
Arbor Brook Vineyard, 17770 NE Calkins Lane, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-538-0959
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© Tresori Vineyards
Situated along the western edge of the fertile Chehalem Ridge, Tresori Vineyards is settled on land which offers the ideal terroir for Pinot Noir grapes. The vineyards were originally planted in 1997 on south and south-west facing slopes and are surrounded by a picturesque patchwork of fertile farmlands. In 2015 the estate opened their Tasting Room in a beautiful reclaimed wooden barn which has a large back veranda where guests can relax and enjoy beautiful vistas and wonderful wines. In summer you are welcome to bring along a picnic and make a day of it. Tastings include the chance to see how climate, elevation and soil types can influence the flavor of your Pinot Noir.
Tresori Vineyards, 17940 NE Kings Grade Rd, Newberg, OR 97128, Phone: 503-550-2027
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August Cellars winery is located on Chehalem Mountain, where it forms part of the new Chehalem Ridge AVA. The winery currently produces about 2500 cases of wine each year, and unlike most of their Willamette Valley neighbors, they do not restrict their range to Pinot Noir. The cellars believe that it is important to produce a wider range of big, bold and flavorsome wines which will appeal to a broader spectrum of wine lovers. When you visit their Tasting Room you can select a flight of four wines (from a choice of seven). Examples include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, Marechal Foch and Portus Augustus.
August Cellars, 14000 NE Quarry Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-554-6766
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21.Painted Lady Restaurant
© Painted Lady Restaurant
Located in a lovingly-restored Victorian home right in the heart of Oregon Wine Country, the Painted Lady Restaurant is a must on your list of Newberg restaurants. The restaurant strives to serve the freshest seasonal local products and menus change regularly to showcase whatever produce is at its best. These beautiful ingredients are skillfully transformed into innovative and palate-pleasing fare by chef/owner Allen. Foodies are invited to come and enjoy a five or eight-course set fine-dining tasting menu, with or without wine pairing. Local Willamette Valley wines are at the forefront of the wine menu, along with other excellent choices from all over the world.
Painted Lady Restaurant, 201 S College Street, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-538-3850
22.Subterra - A Wine Cellar Restaurant
© Subterra – A Wine Cellar Restaurant
What better place to enjoy a fine Willamette Valley dinner than in an actual wine cellar. Subterra is owned and run by Janet and Martin, both of whom have many years of professional experience in the Miami food scene. Subterra partners with local farmers to offer their customers fresh, locally sourced produce in true farm-to-fork style. Just about everything on their menu is made from scratch on the premises including their breads, pasta, ice-cream and even their pickles. You are welcome to pop in during Happy Hour to enjoy a wide selection of small plates or opt to enjoy a delicious dinners accompanied by the ideal Willamette Valley wine of your choice.
Subterra, 1505 Portland Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-538-6060
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23.Just Pho You
© Just Pho You
Anytime is a good time for a steaming bowl of Pho. If you are in the Newberg area you can get your Vietnamese fix of fresh healthy goodness at Just Pho You in Springbrook Rd. As many people will know, Vietnamese food is flavorsome and healthy, mostly made with large quantities of fresh healthy vegetables and smaller amount of lean protein. Pho is just about the national dish of Vietnam and many versions of this delicious staple can be found on the menu of this popular meeting place. In addition, there are several stir-fried noodle dishes, rice dishes and a variety of delicious starters like spring rolls, pot-stickers and salad rolls.
Just Pho You, 1012 N. Springbrook Rd, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-554-6800
23 Best Things to Do in Newberg, OR
- Adelsheim Vineyard, Photo: Adelsheim Vineyard
- Rex Hill Winery and Vineyards, Photo: Rex Hill Winery and Vineyards
- Natalie’s Estate Winery, Photo: Natalie’s Estate Winery
- Domaine Divio, Photo: Domaine Divio
- Colene Clemens Vineyards, Photo: Colene Clemens Vineyards
- Beaux Freres, Photo: Beaux Freres
- Alexana Winery, Photo: Alexana Winery
- Trisaetum, Photo: Rostislav Sedlacek/stock.adobe.com
- Bells Up Winery, Photo: Bells Up Winery
- Bravuro Cellars, Photo: Bravuro Cellars
- Raptor Ridge Winery, Photo: vigenmnoyan/stock.adobe.com
- Vidon Vineyards, Photo: Vidon Vineyards
- Eminent Domaine, Photo: Eminent Domaine
- Anderson Family Vineyard, Photo: Anderson Family Vineyard
- Utopia Vineyard, Photo: Utopia Vineyard
- Roco Winery, Photo: Pixel-Shot/stock.adobe.com
- Patricia Green Cellars, Photo: Patricia Green Cellars
- Arbor Brook Vineyard, Photo: streetflash/stock.adobe.com
- Tresori Vineyards, Photo: Tresori Vineyards
- August Cellars, Photo: hitdelight/stock.adobe.com
- Painted Lady Restaurant, Photo: Painted Lady Restaurant
- Subterra - A Wine Cellar Restaurant, Photo: Subterra – A Wine Cellar Restaurant
- Just Pho You, Photo: Just Pho You
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