Dundee, Ore.: Wine Weekend

Along the Willamette Valley thoroughfare, stop awhile for satisfying meals, scenic tasting rooms, soothing spa treatments—even a horseback vineyard tour.

four visitors sip wine on the wraparound porch at Argyle Winery in Dundee, Oregon, image

Enjoy sparking wine and various varietals on the wraparound porch at Argyle Winery in Chehalem Valley.

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Area code is 503 and all locations are in Dundee, except as noted.

SIPS
Dundee Hills includes the towns of Dayton, Dundee, and Newberg and contains 29 wineries. For a winery map, visit the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association: dundeehills.org. Some favorites: Archery Summit Winery Not up for a $15 tasting? Wander the cave, then take in views from a terrace. 18599 NE Archery Summit Rd., Dayton, 864-4300, archerysummit.com. Argyle Winery Try a flight of refreshing bubblies. 691 N. Hwy. 99W, (888) 427-4953, argylewinery.com. Winderlea Vineyard & Winery Enjoy pinot noirs in a sleek building. 8905 NE Worden Hill Rd., 554-5900, winderlea.com.

SHOPPING
The Dapper Frog Glass sculpture, teapots, and local jewelry. 110 SW Seventh St., 538-4747, dapperfrog.com. French Prairie Perennials Pottery amid outdoor plants; birdhouses and stoneware inside. 575 N. Hwy. 99W, 679-2871, frenchprairieperennials.com. Red Hills Market Oregon-made foods, including Steven Smith teas and Pancho’s Salsa. The Dundee Summer Market (dundeesummermarket.com) takes place in the parking lot on Wednesdays, June–Sept., 2 p.m.–7 p.m. 155 SW Seventh St., (971) 832-8414, redhillsmarket.com.

TO DO
The Allison Inn & Spa Slip into tranquillity amid contemporary local art and top-notch amenities: Spa and hotel guests score free tea and snacks, but anyone can purchase candles, aromatherapy oils, and other gifts. Top off a shea butter massage or pinot pedicure with a complimentary sauna and steam. 2525 Allison Ln., Newberg, 554-2524,  theallison.com/spa.php. Equestrian Wine Tours Horseback rides among vineyards planted in red soil start at the Wine Country Farm Bed & Breakfast. 6855 NE Breyman Orchards Rd., Dayton, 864-2336, equestrianwinetours.com. Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey Inspiration abounds on trails behind the property, which weave through wild blackberry patches; a bookshop sells journals, honey, and fruitcake. 9200 NE Abbey Rd., Lafayette, 852-0107, trappistabbey.org. Red Ridge Farms Take home lavender soaps, glazed ceramic pots, cookbooks, and potted herbs at this working nursery. Olives from young trees contribute to oils milled on-site. 5510 NE Breyman Orchards Rd., Dayton, 864-8502, redridgefarms.com.

EATS
The Dundee Bistro Join the friendly hum over superfresh fare—cioppino, house-made pastas, and burgers on brioche. 100-A SW Seventh St., 554-1650, dundeebistro.com. Farm to Fork Eat in or take out, but don’t overlook the local wines. 1410 N. Hwy. 99W, 538-7970, farmtoforkdundee.com. Tina’s Enjoy panfried oysters and rack of lamb at this longtime local favorite. 760 Hwy. 99W, 538-8880, tinasdundee.com.

GET GOING
Request the Oregon & Washington TourBook and map at AAA.com or any AAA branch. To find a place to stay, visit AAA.com/hotels. For more info on the area, visit the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce: 115 N. College St., Ste. 2, Newberg, 538-2014, chehalemvalley.org.

Photography by Susan Seubert

This article was first published in September 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.

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