Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn in the Willamette Valley, Oregon
Where: Oregon’s Willamette Valley in McMinnville, about an hour from Portland
The Details: Eight rooms (four queen suites and four king guest rooms) offer views of the 22 acres of organic vineyards. Rooms are in the same building as the tasting room, where you’ll have the chance to taste four wines with the three people heavily involved in the day-to-day operations: the winemaker, the grape grower, and the owner. Rooms have private baths, comfy chairs from which you can enjoy the views, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, Wi-Fi, and loaner iPads.
Why Stay Here: Its on-site vineyard produces organic Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, rated 90 or better by Wine Spectator. Common areas include a library, a lounging salon, and a dining room. Sipping wine on the wrap-around porch offers panoramic views of the Coastal Range, Mount Jefferson, Mount Hood, and Willamette Valley. Want to explore? Dozens of wineries are within a 20-minute drive, including Dundee, Carlton, Amity West Salem, and Eola Hills. Wake up in the morning to a two-course gourmet meal with seasonal food and local products such as homemade granola and yogurt, Pinot-poached pears, and pancetta tarts.
Best Time to Avoid Crowds: November to March
How Much: From $200 per room per night for two people
Info: tel. 888/657-8668; www.youngberghill.com
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