A taste of Tuscany, Oregon-style

Savor unexpected pleasures at southern Willamette Valley's King Estate

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  • At King Estate's outdoor marketplace you can pick up the estate’s (nongrape) produce.

    Cauliflower

    Andrea Gomez

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SHOP

King Estate. Both wine tasting and dining in the tasting room, which serves light meals, are worthwhile, but the standout activity here is shopping at the MarketPlace just down the hill. Find gifts and picnic supplies, plus a selection of freshly harvested fruits and vegetables that peaks this month. $$$; 11-5 Fri-Sun; 80854 Territorial Rd.; www.kingestate.com or 800/884-4441.

DRINK

Iris Hill Winery. Taste Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay at another new hilltop winery. Noon-5 Thu-Sun; 82110 Territorial Rd.; www.iris-hill.com or 541/345-1617.

Chateau Lorane. The tasting room at Lorane's first vineyard and winery, tucked in the woods, overlooks a lake where many a couple has exchanged vows. Noon-5 daily through Sep, noon-5 Sat-Sun Oct-May; 27415 Siuslaw River Rd.; www.chateaulorane.com or 541/942-8028.

 

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