For an intimate wine tasting experience that showcases grapes from the east Willamette Valley’s Cascade foothills, head to the award-winning Pudding River Wine Cellars. Originally a poultry farm, this 12-acre property now grows three acres of Pinot Noir, planted in the early 2000s. The cooler, cloudier and rainier climes allow owner and winemaker Sean Allen to craft Pinot Noirs that distinguish themselves from other areas of the valley. You can taste it in the estate Pinot Noir’s earthy, black cherry notes and refreshing acidity, or in the reserve Pinot Noir’s heavier, smoky toast and plum and long finish. For something lighter, try the Pinot Noir Rosé, also made from estate fruit, with strong strawberry and melon flavors. Another delight is the elegant, buttery-smooth reserve Chardonnay.