Just saw a deal for Willamette Valley wine tastings and it was about $30.... So wondering if that is something you need or are they free?
I've been to Santa Barbara and Solvang area in Cali and there was no charge, so just checking in about that.
With more than 200 wineries filling the hills and valleys of Oregon Wine Country, it can be hard to know where to start. I've listed a number of picturesque vineyards where you can sample for free or low fee. I think you are experiencing wineries who are trying to discourage people who are really not interested in buying but are more into a crawl or drinking mass quantities. Here is a little tip. Visit the website ahead of time. If there is a "wine club", join it - there is usually no cost to join. That usually gives you the credentials to taste...
Here are some wineries that you may enjoy visiting. In all cases, if you show interest in the wine and wine making process, you will be rewarded.
Adea Wine Co 503-662-4509 www.adeawine.com You can drop in anytime.
Biggio Hamina Cellars 503-737-9703 firstname.lastname@example.org www.biggiohamina.com Check his website before visiting.
The Carlton Winemakers Studio (503) 852-6100. A nice studio for wine makers to show off their goods.
Hawkins Cellars Dundee Tasting Room Oregon 503-554-9885 A nice studio for wine makers to show off their goods.
Saffron Fields Vineyard 503-662-5323. www.comsaffronfields.com
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