Our favorite small-town foodie havens

Looking for some of the best wines in the country? Organic, seasonal cuisine? These small towns have it all

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McMINNVILLE, OR

Population: 30,899

What a house costs: $216,346

In the Willamette Valley’s wine country, McMinnville has turn-of-the-century charm ― and it’s surrounded by the West’s best Pinot Noir.

Info  mcminnville.org

OJAI, CA

Population: 7,791

What a house costs: $525,000

It once appeared as Shangri-la on film. Today, it’s home to small family farms, a farmers’ market, and chefs devoted to organic, seasonal local cuisine.

Info  ojaichamber.org

WOODINVILLE, WA

Population: 10,227

What a house costs: $531,221

Almost weekly, Washington State sees a new winery open; this area, in the lush Sammamish Valley, has some of the rising stars.

Info  woodinvillechamber.org

YOUNTVILLE, CA

Population: 3,275

What a house costs: $628,789

Home to the most stellar cuisine in the country, including Thomas Keller’s French Laundry―and just a grape’s throw from hundreds of Napa Valley wineries.

Info  yountville.com

 

 

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