November ushers cooler weather and quiet times into the Willamette Valley and sends brilliantly colored leaves skittering down the streets and sidewalks. With seasonal celebrations of food and family right around the corner, now is the perfect time to nestle into cozy tasting rooms and savor Oregon wine.
Corvallis, located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, is surrounded by locally owned and nationally known wineries. You’re invited to come relax and sample their vintages in tasting rooms that range from rustic to elegant.
The vineyards enjoy some of the most favorable grape-growing conditions in Oregon. Mostly family owned, these stewards place a high value on producing quality pinots and other varietals as being completely committed to sustainable practices. Their tasting rooms are set in the unspoiled countryside with plenty of opportunities to relax and explore, so you can appreciate the very nature they work to safeguard with their practices.
Unwind for the weekend in Willamette Valley wine country and savor quality Oregon wine, from the pinot noirs they’re famous for to chardonnays, dessert wines, pinot gris and more. Visit lovely boutique vineyards and drink in the quiet country beauty while you sip their wines. Enjoy the red and gold fall color washing across the foothills with a glass of pinot noir. Chat with the winemakers and hear their stories¾they’re happy to answer your questions! That’s part of what makes wine tasting there so much fun.
During the weekends before and after Thanksgiving, local wineries will open their doors to host open houses. Many Heart of Willamette Wineries and Monroe Hills Wineries members and independent wineries in the area will be celebrating Thanksgiving and the end of the harvest season with special events. Visitors can expect live music, snacks and nibbles, plenty of fun and excellent Oregon wine.
There are over 20 lovely wineries to discover in and around Corvallis. Come to the Willamette Valley this Thanksgiving, and spend your time basking in beautiful surroundings, enjoying the fall color and Oregon wine.