There are dozens of wineries in Dundee that you can stop at and have a taste. You could easily spend a week in Dundee doing nothing but wine tasting. The best part is that there are a lot of tasting rooms in town, so you can actually park your car and just wander around on foot, which is always a good idea when there’s wine tasting involved.
Evening Land Vineyards
If you want to try one of the best Pinot Noirs in the area, make sure you stop at Evening Land Vineyards, whose 2012 La Source Pinot Noir came in #3 on the 2015 Wine Spectator list of the world’s top 100 wines. Their downtown Dundee tasting room is open daily from 10am to 5pm. With an advanced appointment, you can also take a guided tour of their historic Seven Springs estate, located 25 minutes from the tasting room in the Eola Amity Hills.
Address: 1326 N Hwy 99W
The Four Graces
You’ll find a really nice, relaxing environment at The Four Graces, whose tasting room is located in a small white house just off the main road in Dundee. You wouldn’t know you were right in the thick of things once you arrive at the house, with its beautiful outdoor patio area. They maintain a very high quality in their pinots, including the Doe Ridge Estate Pinot Noir, that you must taste. The tasting fee is $15 for 5 wines.
Address: 9605 NE Fox Farm Road, Dundee
Dobbes Family Estate
As you’re driving (or walking) through Dundee, you’ll come upon the Dobbes Family Estate. They make really great Pinot Noir, and surprise, the also make other varietals, including Chardonnay, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah and fortified wine. After you’ve visited quite a few of the area wineries, you’ll be surprised how exciting it is to try something other than Pinot Noir. You may have also seen their catchy Wines by Joe or Jovino labels. I feel like there’s always something going on at this tasting room. It’s a friendly, welcoming place, open from 11am-6pm every day. The tasting fee is either $15 or $25 for reserve wines.
Address: 240 SE 5th Street Dundee
Argyle is another great alternative stop while touring Dundee, because they also make sparkling wines. The tasting room is large and airy, and they offer a seated, leisurely tasting experience, unlike many of the more rushed experiences in the area. They are open from 11am-5pm daily and they offer three different tasting flights at $20 each. You can try their sparkling wines, or their Pinot Noirs, or a combination of their wines.
Address: 691 OR-99W, Dundee