Thanksgiving Weekend | Central Willamette Valley


Amity Vineyards
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Celebrate the upcoming holiday season with some award-winning wines from Amity Vineyards. Come and enjoy our newly released single-vineyard Pinot Noirs accompanied by tasty hors d’oeuvres from Silver Spoon Catering. Fee: $10 (portion of the proceeds going to the OHSU Breast Cancer.)

18150 Amity Vineyards Road, Amity

Brooks Wines
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Celebrate the holidays at Brooks enjoying our newly released wines and being with friends! Please come enjoy our serious Old World-style Riesling and gratifying Pinot Noir over Thanksgiving Weekend. Fee: $10 (includes food, wine and logo glass)

9360 S.E. Eola Hills Road, Amity

Calamity Hill
Nov. 26–27 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us for a tasting of our extremely low production Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris and for a wonderful assortment of local food. Sit by the fireplace in our outdoor room and take in our 4 mountain view. Tour the vineyard, olive orchard and gardens. Meet our resident mousecatchers (Maud, Oreo and Hydrox), our huge Koi, and our chickens. Meet us and taste our wines. We think you will enjoy what we believe is the smallest legal producer of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris in Oregon. Fee: $5 (designated drivers enter for free).

9779 S.E. Hillview Drive, Amity

Coelho Winery
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Start the holiday season with the release of our 2008 Amoroso dessert wine, handcrafted with Portuguese passion. Enjoy limited-production estate Paciência Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Tradição (Portuguese blend) and Port. Fee: $10 (includes appetizers and wine tasting). 

111 Fifth Street, Amity

Iota Cellars
Nov. 26–27 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Please join us for our inaugural open house at our new “little winery” on our estate vineyard. Taste a vertical of our 2006, 2007 and highly anticipated 2008 Iota “Pelos Sandberg Vineyard” Pinot Noir. Fee: $10 (includes a Riedel logo glass; refundable with purchase).

7895 S.E. Amity Rd., Amity

Kristin Hill Winery
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Start the season at Kristin Hill, where you will find the perfect wines for the holidays, including our fabulous sparklers and delicious Port. Lots of stocking stuffers and great discounts. Assorted cheeses. Fee: $5. No charge for designated drivers.

3330 S.E. Amity-Dayton Hwy., Amity

Mia Sonatina Cellars
Nov. 26–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Join us for the annual Thanksgiving Open House. Fee: $8 (includes hors d’oeuvres and barrel tasting).

102 Nursery Street, Amity

Mystic Wines
Nov. 26–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Founded in 1992 with passion for “Noble Northwest Reds” Mystic is dedicated to intense, handcrafted, small-lot wines from eclectic Oregon vineyards. Spectacular mountain view and ambiance are only surpassed by our Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Barbera. Treat yourself, be delighted and stop on in.

11931 S.E. Hoodview Road, Amity


Amalie Robert Estate
Nov. 26–28 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Please join Dena and Ernie for a tasting of their 2008 new release Pinot Noirs, 2007 reserve Pinot Noirs, and limited-production Pinot Meunier, Syrah and Viognier. Fee: $10 (includes Riedel tasting glass and cheese board; complimentary entry for “A-List” members).

13531 Bursell Road, Dallas
503-88-CUVEE (503-882-8833)

Chateau Bianca Winery
Nov. 26–28 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Large variety of whites and reds, some new releases. Several specialty wines. Open daily. Fee: $5 (refundable with two-bottle purchase).

17485 Hwy. 22, Dallas

Illahe Vineyards
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Growers of quality fruit for 25 years, our wines are defined by our soil and handcrafted to their fullest expression. Have the rare opportunity to taste through our limited releases this Thanksgiving Weekend along with local artisan cheeses and fresh baked bread. Fee: $10.

3275 Ballard Road, Dallas

Namasté Vineyards
Nov. 26–28 (noon to 6 p.m.) Join us for a special Thanksgiving Weekend tasting. We will be pouring seven of our wines, including our newly released ’07 Serenity White Port, our fabulous Pinots and the ever-popular Peace. Incredible holiday discounts. Fee: $5.

5600 Van Well Road, Dallas

Van Duzer Vineyards
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Come for the wine and stay for the view. Please join us this holiday weekend and enjoy our new releases of Pinot Noir as well as some old favorites. Tours of the winery guided by the winemaker and other treats await you. Fee: $10.

11975 Smithfield Road, Dallas


AlexEli Vineyard & Winery
Nov. 26–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Join us for a special Thanksgiving Weekend tasting on our covered tasting room patio. It’s a new release festival. Live jazz, chocolate and cheese-wine pairing. Fee: $5 (5 wines).

35803 S. Hwy. 213, Molalla


Airlie Winery
Nov. 26–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Join us for a special Thanksgiving Weekend tasting. Hors d’oeuvres to match the wine, seven wines to choose from and 25-percent case discounts with complimentary tasting (donations go to local food banks) of most wines.

15305 Dunn Forest Road, Monmouth

Emerson Vineyards
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us for a special Thanksgiving Weekend tasting. We have great wines and reasonable prices. The 2009 Avelina Pinot Noir will be released and you will be able to taste Brother Red, our estate bold red. We are open noon to 5 p.m. daily.

11665 Airlie Road, Monmouth


Cherry Hill Winery
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us for a special Thanksgiving Weekend tasting. Enjoy the relaxed ambiance of Cherry Hill Winery while tasting our award-winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Rosé and Syrah. Special discounts on selected wines. Hors d’oeuvres. Fee: $10 (can be used toward purchase).

7867 Crowley Road, Rickreall

Eola Hills Wine Cellars
Nov. 26–28 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Make plans for the Harvest Celebration. We will have over 21 wines for tasting. Sample everything from Pinot Gris to Merlot to Cabernet Sauvignon, and we even have four different dessert wines. Fee: $7 (includes commemorative wine glass).

501 S. Pacific Highway 99W, Rickreall

Johan Vineyards
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Please join us in tasting our newly released ’08 Pinot Noir and reserve Chardonnay as well as the ’09 Pinot Gris and estate Chardonnay. Enjoy light snacks and live music. We have mulled cider for our designated drivers. Fee: $10 (includes logo glass; $5 refunded with any bottle purchase).  

4285 N. Pacific Hwy. (99W), Rickreall

Left Coast Cellars
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) The bounty of our organic gardens and Left Coast Café offerings will accompany new great wine releases and older favorites. Join us, as family and friends, to eat, drink and dance to the live music! Fee: $10 (includes special event pricing and case discounts for the best of harvest celebrations).

4225 N. Pacific Hwy. (99W), Rickreall


Ankeny Vineyard Winery
Nov. 26–28 We’ll have an assortment of delicious Ankeny wines for you to taste: refreshing Ankeny Silver, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Rosé, plus two newly released Pinot Noirs, and wild and fruity Maréchal Foch. Great wines at special holiday prices. Fee: $5 (food available).

2565 Riverside Road S., Salem

Arcane Cellars
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Come try our award-winning wines and stunning new releases: Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Pinot Blanc, Cabernets, Merlot and Riesling. Located in a beautiful setting along the Willamette River, just west of the Wheatland Ferry. Fee: $10 (includes tastings of 8 wines, plus a nice spread of small plates and tapas).

22350 Magness Road N.W., Wheatland (Salem)

Bethel Heights Vineyard
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Taste highly anticipated 2008 vintage Pinots, plus some new limited-edition white wines (Grüner, Riesling). Enjoy a 17 percent case discount on all wines, 10 percent on half-cases, mix and match. Fee: $5 (refundable with wine purchase). No charge for children, designated drivers and Bethel Heights Cellar Club members.

6060 Bethel Heights Road N.W., Salem

Cristom Vineyards
Nov. 26–28 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) We will be pouring a selection of our current releases. The tasting fee of $5 is refundable with the first bottle you purchase. We will have some library wines available for purchase. Case purchases receive 15-percent discount and six-bottle purchases receive 10-percent discount.

6905 Spring Valley Road N.W., Salem

Cubanisimo Vineyards
Nov. 26–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend, Cuban style.  We’ll be featuring live music, Cuban-style tapas, and the introduction of our 2009 Pinot Noirs. Fee: $10.

1754 Best Road N.W., Salem

Honeywood Winery
Nov. 26 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Nov. 27 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Nov. 28 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Nestled in the heart of Salem and the Willamette Valley is Honeywood Winery, Oregon’s oldest winery. Offering complimentary tasting of over 50 designer wines, leaving palates of all types pleased. Also enjoy a sampling of Oregon food products and shop our large gift shop. 

1350 Hines Street S.E., Salem

Kathken Vineyards
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Kathken Vineyards will host their open house over Thanksgiving Weekend in their newly remodeled tasting room! There is a $10 tasting fee that includes tastes of all wines and appetizers. Gifts will be displayed for early holiday shopping. Special case prices on 2008 Pinot Gris and 2007 Estate Pinot Noir. We hope to see you out here and pray for good weather!

5739 Orchard Heights Rd. N.W., Salem

Orchard Heights Winery
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us for a Thanksgiving Weekend Open House. Light appetizers and case discount prices. Sunday brunch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee: $5.

6057 Orchard Heights Rd. N.W., Salem

Redhawk Vineyard & Winery
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us for five days of wine, food and music! Wine and barrel tasting, live music, barbecue tri-tip, grilled sausage, butternut squash soup, paté, cheeses and more. New releases: 2009 Dolcetto and 2009 Gamay Noir. Come and enjoy the view. Fee: $10. Festival also Nov. 20–21.

2995 Michigan City Avenue, N.W. Salem

Sass Winery/Wild Winds Winery
Nov. 26–28 (noon to 5 p.m.) Join us for a special Thanksgiving Weekend tasting.

9092 Jackson Hill Rd. S.E., Salem

St. Innocent Winery
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) St. Innocent crafts superb handmade wines from great Oregon vineyard sites. Featuring ’08 Pinot Noir, Momtazi and Freedom Hill Vineyard, and ’09 Pinot Gris and Blanc. This is your one chance to taste our futures of the ’09 Pinot Noir special selections. Fee: $12. 

5657 Zena Road N.W., Salem

Stangeland Vineyards
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Larry and Ruth Miller invite you to peruse our new releases. Over 10 wines to review, hors d’oeuvres and local cheeses. Last chance to buy the ’06 double-gold medal Pinots. Fee: $10 (applied to wine purchase). Crazy case specials. Set your GPS Lat.45.056 Long. 123.085. No strangers here. Open house also Nov. 20–21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

8500 Hopewell Road N.W., Salem

Trinity Vineyards
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Come join us in our tasting room and enjoy the view of our estate vineyard as you taste our 2007 Pinot Gris, 2009 Viognier, 2006 and 2007 Pinot Noir, and 2006 and 2007 Syrah. Fee: $10 (includes free food, fun, wine tasting). 

1031 Wahl Lane S., Salem

Vitae Springs Vineyard
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join us for a special Thanksgiving Weekend tasting. 2009 Grüner Veltliner is finally here! Planted 30 years ago, we have a limited amount of old-vine Grüner Veltliner, and we will release our special little gem to you this Thanksgiving Weekend! Our 2007, 2008 Pinot Noir and 2009 Riesling will also be available. Fee: $10.

3675 Vitae Springs Road, Salem

Witness Tree Vineyard
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Join the festivities and sample new and current releases of our Pinot Noir, Dolcetto, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Viognier and our ever-popular dessert wine, Sweet Signé. Also featured for sale will be selected gems from our library. Fee: $5 (includes hors d’oeuvres).

7111 Spring Valley Road N.W., Salem


Willlamette Valley Vineyards
Nov. 26–28 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Join us for a special Thanksgiving Weekend tasting. Taste Oregon’s finest Pinot Noirs while strolling around the cellar. Enjoy live music, decadent chocolates from Extreme Chocolates and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Bring your family, loved one, or adventure out on your own and experience Oregon bounty. Fee: $5 (includes tasting and free Riedel wine glass).

8800 Enchanted Way S.E., Turner

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