Winemakers will often tell you that their wines are meant to be enjoyed with food. But how often does a winery have a chance to prove it to their guests? While many Oregon wineries have snacks or small bites only a few have a full service restaurant and chef onsite.
Check out our list of four Oregon Wineries with full service restaurants. Be sure to call or visit websites to confirm most updated times for service and events.
In my article for Palate Press I continue an exploration of epicurean experiences at wineries, this time focusing on five Oregon wineries that have gone beyond the typical cheese and charcuterie plate by offering a seat at their tables. Literally.
We start in Southern Oregon at DANCIN Vineyards where they welcome the entire family, even little ones, to their Tuscan inspired dining area that extends from a smaller intimate space indoors to their larger outdoor patio complete with views of their vineyard.
DANCIN Vineyards specializes in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These wines are a fantastic match for the handmade pizzas offered in their restaurant (photo courtesy of winery).
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We then move a bit north to King Estate Winery in Eugene. In addition to offering a wide range of menu items (including a separate cheese and house made charcuterie menu), they also have some spectacular views (especially at sunset!).
Continuing north on I-5, the next stop is Willamette Valley Vineyards just outside of Salem and just an hour south from Portland. Their recent remodel allows guests to experience a creative mix of food and wine pairings in an impressive sit down environment.
If you keep heading north on I-5 you’ll eventually end up in Portland where you’ll find Coopers Hall.
Situated in an 8,000 square foot former auto repair shop in southeast Portland, Coopers Hall is a winery and taproom, dedicated to keg production wines. Yes, wine in kegs — and one of the biggest and most impressive of its kind.
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Ian Taylor says
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