Make your first stop at Archer Vineyards, then head on to Chahalem Winery. Rex Hill Winery has a sensory experience that might help you identify flavors and aromas, while you’re tasting their small-production Pinot Noirs. If you want to get away from the bustle of Highway 99, escape to the hills for a stop at Adelsheim, Arborbrook,
This is a winery you’ll find on all of the ‘best of’ lists for Oregon Pinot Noir. It’s always been a family-owned winery and they take great pride in their craft. The Bergstrom tasting room is open every day from 10am-4pm. The fee is $25 to try 5 of their wines, including Pinot Noir and Chardonnay made from the grapes of the estates vineyards that surround the tasting room. Definitely make sure you try the Bergstrom Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Le Pre Du Col Vineyard.
Address: 18215 NE Calkins Ln, Newberg, OR
If you ask people where they like to taste Pinot Noir in Newberg, you’ll almost always hear Penner Ash. Their wines are nearly always in the 90+ point range with Wine Spectator. The tasting room location up in the hills is second only to the wine in the glass. Be aware that because of its popularity, the tasting bar is always very busy. You can take your glass and walk around the property to take in the stunning views. They are open every day from 11am-5pm. The tasting fee is $25 and includes 6 wines.
Address: 15771 NE Ribbon Ridge Rd, Newberg, OR
Another great winery to visit in the hills, complete with stunning view, is Erath Winery. In my opinion, if you could only go to one winery in Newberg, it should absolutely be here. Erath was one of the pioneers of Oregon’s wine industry, and the years of thoughtful cultivation shows in the wine. Erath Pinot Noir has always been one of my favorites from the Willamette Valley. They have a stellar track record, too, as all of their single vineyard Pinot Noirs have consistently received 90+ ratings. The winery has a lovely tasting room that’s open from 11am-5pm every day. They also have a couple of outdoor tables overlooking the stunning hills where you can have a picnic lunch.
Address: 9409 NE Worden Hill Road
Newberg now has at least ten wineries (this number is constantly growing) within walking distance in the downtown area. If you’d rather not drive at all, this can be a good way to taste a lot without going anywhere. Just stop by these downtown tasting rooms.