Monday, June 14, 2010

Top 10 Favorite Wineries to Chill Out in Summer

This weekend's summer-like weather in Oregon reminded me that the warm season has probably already set in, perhaps even taking a choke hold around much of the country. As I continued my winery trek, with blue skies and a warm glowing sun finally accompanying me, it dawned on me how many people might now be looking for the optimum places to hang out and soak up some of this yummy sunshine while sipping some of the best wine around. Since I've already done so much of the legwork, allow me to share with you the following list of what I think are some of Oregon's best-kept secret winery outdoor spaces:

1. Bethel Heights

2. Adelsheim Vineyard

3. Cana's Feast Winery

4. Winderlea Wine Company

5. Vista Hills Vineyard

6. Elk Cove Vineyards

7. Penner-Ash Wine Cellars

8. Van Duzer Vineyards

9. Stoller

10. Anne Amie Vineyards

Though the season is typically not too long (summer really doesn't take hold until July in Oregon), the state takes its summer sunshine seriously. This list is just a sampling of the many great tasting rooms with lovely patios and decks to absorb scenic vineyard and valley views. Dig into my list of wineries and find out which ones are doing up the season just right, you'll find Bocce, disc golf, luncheons, bruncheons, views, music, hikes and much, much more. Summertime, and the living is easy. Until we sip again…



Josh Kimball said...


Thank you so much for including us in your list! We certainly take great pride in the fact that Van Duzer is a place where people can come to relax and spend the entire day if they choose to do so. It's nice to see people appreciating that, and of course taking advantage of it as well.

Thanks again,

Josh Kimball
Van Duzer Vineyards

Robert Frost said...

I really enjoy hanging out at Cana's Feast Winery. The outdoor patio, combined with the beautiful view of the Coast Range, bocce ball court, awesome kitchen, and of course their tasty wines, make it at the top of my list!

Liz Mendez said...

I have had the pleasure of spending beautiful summer days and nights at Adelsheim, Van Duzer, and Stoller. Amazing views of wine country and excellent wine to sip while taking it all in. Thanks for sharing other spots, they are on my list for my next visit to Oregon, which will hopefully be in September. Cheers!