Wine enthusiasts will appreciate the trail’s wine loop. From well-known vineyards to small boutique wineries, the 60-mile-long experience will take you to six different tasting rooms.
Located just minutes from the heart of downtown Salem, Honeywood Winery is the oldest producing winery in Oregon. The winery offers complimentary tastings seven days a week.
Once told that there was no future in winemaking for women, Sandee Piluso is now the owner and winemaker at Piluso Vineyard & Winery. The tasting room is located in Aumsville, Oregon, on a turn-of-the-century farm. As Sandee is also a master gardener, guest can enjoy picnic lunches in the vintner’s garden.
Pudding River Wine Cellars is a family-owned vineyard and winery in Salem. The winery pours small-lot, boutique-style wines, including Pinot Noir, Syrah and Malbec, out of its barn-inspired tasting room.
Vitis Ridge Winery started out as a hobby for Chris and Sharon Deckelmann. The winery now produces more varieties of wine than some large production wineries. The Deckelmanns focus on producing unique wines and specialty blends. The tasting room is located right outside of downtown Silverton, Oregon.
At Scenic Valley Farms, in Gervais, you will find handcrafted wines from grapes grown on the estate along with cherries, hazelnuts, hops, pears and more. Visit the vineyard, bring a picnic lunch or explore the antique tractor collection.