Proximity to Willamette Valley wines makes Wilsonville, Oregon a great autumnal escape
Perhaps it’s the lure of the surrounding wine and farm country. Or maybe it’s the unspoiled beauty of the area’s French Prairie farmland or the charming boutique, antique shops and outdoor markets. Whatever it is, the attraction to Wilsonville, Oregon is real.
More than any other area of the state, Wilsonville has a splendor and peacefulness all its own. Along with the beauty of nature’s handiwork amid Oregon’s wine country, the people here have a style that is quietly conducive to escaping big city life—be it for a weekend or an entire week. Located along Interstate 5, just south of Portland, Wilsonville beckons those who like to be near urban cultural venues but eager to escape the hustle and bustle of daily living and get away in a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere.
The Saffron Fields Vineyard and tasting room is worth a visit
Wilsonville’s charisma is hard to ignore. Delightful restaurants and charming shops—all adjacent to the region’s picturesque wine country—make the cozy town a relaxation-seeker’s Nirvana. This small town charm graces the homes, galleries, shops, and hotels dotting the region. The town offers a wealth of activities for all ages at the World of Speed Motor Sports Museum and Bullwinkle’s Entertainment. In addition, movie theaters, golf courses, fishing and historical venues provide activities aplenty. Aside from shopping and outdoor activities, Wilsonville’s raison d’etre is the enjoyment of the region’s prolific vineyards.
Wilsonville offers easy access to Willamette Valley, where the fall wine harvest is the ideal destination for both wine aficionados and those simply interested in experiencing the treasure of the region. Featuring sparkling favorites from the Argyle Winery to the much-loved rosé and pinot noir options at the Stoller Family Estate, as well as chardonnay and pinot noir at Domain Serene, Archery Summer, and Rex Hill—the array of wineries in the region offers visitors distinct experiences. Imagine strolling through rows of grapes surrounded by brilliant colors that reflect the beauty of the fall season. Taste and savor the current vintages while witnessing the fall harvest and crush of vintages to come.
Many recreational activities in the area allow you to see the surrounding landscape
To further celebrate the region’s wineries, visitors can also enjoy memorable dining experiences at some of the region’s preeminent farms. Campbell Lane Winery is playing host to a unique “Dinner with the Field” orchestrated by the Field & Vine crew. Introducing craft wines to complement the 6 to 7 course family style meal, attendees will enjoy delicacies from Tranquil Farms as well as Pitch Dark Chocolate.
In addition, the romantic wine cellar teeming with barrels at the Dobbes Family Estate is the ideal venue for attendees who enjoy award-winning wines and a seven-course mouth-watering meal from Green Field Bison Ranch, a sustainably managed bison ranch in Dallas, Oregon. While wining and dining, guests will also enjoy presentations from winemaker Andy McVay and chef-owner Pascal Chureau.
For more information about visiting Wilsonville and nearby wine country, go to ExploreWilsonville.com.