Portland November 05, 2017
There’s No Better Time To Visit Portland’s Wineries Than In November – Here’s Why
Willamette Valley vineyards are known for their Pinot Noir, and they are gearing up this November to showcase their harvest. Every year, over the Thanksgiving weekend, wineries across the valley open their doors to the public in a celebration of family, friends, and the end of the harvest season, and you are going to want to be there.
A few decades ago, when this tradition began, there were only about a dozen wineries in the valley.
Since then, the numbers have grown incredibly, and this year 150 wineries are expected to open their doors this holiday season.
The special event will feature special tastings and food pairings from the wineries.
There will be plenty of live music to keep the events entertaining, and holiday discounts will abound.
Each winery celebrates the season in its own way.
Even many of the smallest wineries that do not keep regular tasting room hours will open their doors for this valley-wide event.
Many wineries will have standard tasting fees to sample wines.
Others offer hors d’oeuvres, lunch, or other amenities as part of your experience.
Planning ahead is the best way to get to all your favorite spots.
The event's website has all the participating wineries and what they will be offering listed, and it is a great start to planning your trip.
If you want to immerse yourself in wine culture, this is the event of the season to do just that.
From tours, to tastings, to Willamette Valley wine history, it is all waiting for you here.
Unlike other events, this is not a ticketed passport event, so you can tour at your own leisure.
If you plan on visiting a few wineries, you might want to consider staying overnight in the valley and making a weekend of the fun event.
The event helps to support hunger programs in the area, and pairs with the Oregon Food Bank Network to help those in need.
Many wineries offer discounts or complementary tastings with the donation of cash or nonperishable food items.
Help out a good cause, and enjoy some of the best wines of the region at this fun event for all.
Wine Country Thanksgiving takes place November 24 through November 26 at various wineries throughout the valley.
For more information and for a list of participating wineries, visit the
Willamette Valley Wine website.