Take a culinary trip through Oregon's Willamette Valley

Follow the backroads for a vacation filled with the flavors of local food and wine

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WHERE TO EAT

Gathering Together Farm Organic farm and market. INFO: $; lunch Tue-Sat, breakfast Sat, brunch Sun (next dates Jul 1 and 22; $20), wine dinner (next date Jul 27); 25159 Grange Hall Rd., Philomath; 541/929-4270.

King Estate Winery INFO: $$$$; 80854 Territorial Hwy., Eugene; 800/884-4441.

Marché INFO: $$$$; 296 E. Fifth Ave., Eugene; 541/342-3612.

Sybaris INFO: $$$; closed Sun?Mon; 442 First Ave., Albany; 541/928-8157.

WHERE TO TASTE

Amalie Robert Estate Owners Dena Drews and Ernie Pink opened their estate winery last year. INFO: By appointment; free tastings; 13531 Bursell Rd., Dallas; 503/831-4703.

Ayres Vineyard & Winery INFO: By appointment; tasting fee varies; 17971 N.E. Lewis Rogers Lane, Newberg; 503/538-7450.

The Carlton Winemakers Studio The co-op facility houses 10 good wineries. INFO: From $8 per tasting flight; 801 N. Scott St., Carlton; 503/852-6100.

Grochau Cellars John Grochau's Pinots are poured at Aramenta's rustic tasting room. INFO: By appointment; $5 tasting fee; at Aramenta Cellars, 17979 N.E. Lewis Rogers, Newberg; 503/538-7230.

J.K. Carriere Sip Jim Prosser's dry rosé of Pinot, then move to the Noirs. INFO: By appointment; tasting fee varies; 30295 State 99W, Newberg; 503/554-0721.

Penner-Ash Wine Cellars The views of Mt. Hood make this a must-stop. INFO: Thu-Sun, by appointment Mon-Wed; $5 tasting fee; 15771 N.E. Ribbon Ridge Rd., Newberg; 503/554-5545.

 

 

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