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“Beautiful Valley” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley
Portland, OR
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Ranked #6 of 306 attractions in Portland
Type: Valleys, Scenic Drives
Activities: Wine tasting, Dining
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Owner description: Best known for its diverse agriculture, this verdant valley is flanked by the Coast Range and the Cascades.
Ashland, Oregon
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212 reviews 212 reviews
65 attraction reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Beautiful Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

A great wine-tasting area. Fabulous Pinot Noirs, the wine they are famous for. The International Pinot Festival is held at LINFIELD COLLEGE,

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Ojai, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Want to go back!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We took a tour -- back roads wine tours -- and loved the wine, the scenery...barely touched the surface.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Portland's back yard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Within a 45 minute drive from downtown, the wine region spreads out. Many small wineries with lovely views and un-commercialized properties. The tasting room staffs are informative and helpful, making only a few stops an excellent learning experience. They are not hesitant to recommend some of their favorite other wineries. We stopped at Patton Valley and Elk Cove before lunch in Carlton and Penner-Ash after. Great variety and pride in their wines.

Visited October 2012
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Daly City, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Leave the towns behind, enjoy the rural beauty- and WINE!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

After many miles of suburban sprawl, finally hitting the fields of fruit orchards, farms and vineyards was such a relief. The views from any of the wineries in the hills are breathtaking- Mts. Hood and Jefferson to the east, the Coastal Hills to the west, the river winding its way through fields and vineyards. It was like stepping into a slower time and place. It was very hard to leave it to retrace our path along 99E through the miles of malls back to Portland.

Visited October 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Excellent down to earth wine touring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We have been to Sonoma, Stellenbosch, Montalcino... etc but this is hands down my favourite wine region so far. We were mostly greeted by the wine-maker and not the sales person with limited information. I drank some of the best wine I have ever tasted with some incredibly passionate wine makers. I have no idea why Willamette is only number 3 on the list!

Visited August 2012
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