Ran across a great article in Wine Enthusiast
After traveling the same route i agree that McMinnville is a enchanting place and when touring in Willamette you can immerse yourself a variety of destinations…
McMinnville encapsulates all that is magical about wine touring in Oregon’sWillamette Valley: a heady mix of tasting rooms, breweries, restaurants, galleries and boutiques. It’s also home to Linfield College’s main campus, which hosts the International Pinot Noir Celebration each July. The historic downtown along East 3rd Street is lively and walkable, as is the nearby Granary District, which offers 10 wineries, two breweries and popular Flag & Wire Coffee Co.
If you Want to Experience the Willamette, You Must Drink Like a Winemaker….
Author PAUL GREGUTT guides you through this wonerful area…read on…
Nick’s Italian Café, the legendary spot where the founders of the state’s wine industry compared notes and bottles more than four decades ago, is still going strong after an extensive renovation last winter. Head for the backroom, where the bar commands the most attention, and shoot some pool with a glass of Pinot Noir.
The best view in town belongs to the Rooftop Bar at McMenamins Hotel Oregon. Indoor and outdoor seating, daily happy hour specials and a full beverage menu are available year-round. A close second is the …..i wont give it all away!!