Visit Oregon Wine Country along the charming Territorial Highway, located only 30 minutes from downtown Eugene, and taste locally-produced wines at charming vineyard tasting rooms. Bask in award-winning favorites of the region and extensive international wine selections at urban wine bars.
Here are a few favorite wine spots in Eugene:
Iris Vineyards – specializes in producing small quantities of quality, handcrafted Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Since the first plantings at the winery’s Lorane Valley vineyard, Iris Vineyards has been dedicated to growing high quality fruit through sustainable practices.
J. Scott Cellars – a hip, urban tasting room located in the Westside Warehouse District and part of the Urban Wine Circuit. Winemaker and proprietor, Jonathan Oberlander, showcases his diverse wine selection sourcing Oregon grapes including Petite Sirah, Viognier, Roussane, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. Round out wine tasting with delicious pizza from neighboring Pillage Pizza (they’ll deliver to you!) and occasional food truck fare and enjoy live music on Friday evenings. Usually closes for Harvest and reopens in mid-November.
King Estate – founded in 1991 by the King family, King Estate is certified organic and is one of Oregon’s leading wineries, especially well known for Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. The breathtaking 1,033-acre estate is crowned by the spectacular European-style winery with unparalleled views. An award-winning restaurant features fine dining daily, indoor and outdoor, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (summer hours), and a weekend brunch. Chef de Cuisine Andrew Francisco’s menu uses estate and locally-grown organic ingredients that fully complement King Estate wines.
Noble Estate Urban Tasting Room – join Noble Estate at their urban tasting room on Friday and Saturday evenings with live music. Enjoy a glass of wine (bottled on site) or locally produced beer on the beautiful garden patio. Cheese, chocolate, and small snacks available. They feature many of their award-winning wines including their Muscat, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Syrah. The urban tasting room is also available for private rentals. Noble Estate Urban is in Eugene’s Westside Warehouse District.