Villa Catalana Cellars
05/28/2024 | Farms & Wineries, Food & Drink, Oregon City, Wineries

A Wining Weekend In Oregon City

Oregon City, a charming town situated along the Willamette River, offers a delightful surprise for wine lovers. Known for its rich history and natural beauty, the city also boasts a flourishing wine scene. Here, you'll embark on an intimate wine tasting experience that includes the chance to talk one-on-one with talented local vintners. Here's your perfect weekend itinerary for exploring and indulging in our exquisite Oregon wines.

Wine Tip: Three of these wineries are on the Cascade Foothills Cork Quest, a special passport program offering perks for wine insiders.

Accommodations: Make the most of your wine weekend and stay in the heart of it all. The Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel has stunning Willamette River views and is close to downtown Oregon City. Or step outside the urban buzz and book a charming vacation rental or B&B.

Reservations: Be sure to make winery reservations in advance. And plan your transportation with a designated driver, rideshare or tour driver to enjoy tastings safely.


Early Afternoon: Start your journey at Christopher Bridge Wines, a homey winery and tasting room waiting for you at the end of a scenic drive. Explore their impressive selection of Pinot Noirs and Pinot Gris with the help of their knowledgeable staff. Admire rows of vineyards while you sip on the outdoor patio or inside the cozy tasting room. | Generally open Friday-Sunday from 12-5pm, but call in advance to confirm.

Late Afternoon: From there, head to nearby Forest Edge Vineyard, a picturesque winery nestled in the forest. Savor their diverse portfolio of wines, ranging from Chardonnay to Port, in their quaint tasting room, all while soaking in the serenity of the countryside. Bring your own snacks to enjoy on the covered patio by the firepit. | Open Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm.

Extend Your Day: Explore the nearby Hopkins Demonstration Forest, where five miles of trails connect you with variety of habitats and forestry demonstrations. And only a 15 minute drive from Forest Edge, the charming town of Molalla offers unique farm experiences, top tier outdoor recreation and local shops and restaurants.

Christopher Bridge offers an intimate, relaxing wine tasting experience in the tranquil countryside. 

Early Afternoon: Kick off your day at King's Raven Winery, a haven for sustainable winemaking practices. Here, you'll find elegant Pinot Noirs and aromatic whites crafted using natural yeasts and Old World techniques. Don't miss their stunning vineyard views, the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of relaxation. | Open Friday - Sunday from 12-5pm.

Late Afternoon: Head to Villa Catalana Cellars, a winery located just outside the city limits that transports you to 12th century Spain. Relax in their Conservatory Tasting Room surrounded by lush greenery and explore the stunning grounds filled with gardens, trails and a pond while savoring their delectable selection of wines paired with cheese plates or wood-fired pizzas | Open Saturdays from 1-4pm.

Evening: Head to downtown Oregon City to wrap up your adventure at Corcilla Cellars, a woman-owned urban winery specializing in small-batch, handcrafted wines. Their chic, colorful tasting room on Main Street allows for a relaxed, walkable experience. Explore their creative take on classic wines, and elevate your tasting with their cheese and charcuterie pairings. For a final flourish, pop into Nebbiolo, a nearby wine bar offering Northwest wines alongside delicious tapas.

While you're downtown, take the opportunity to experience the city's culture. Immerse yourself Oregon City's rich history with several stops on the Heritage Trail. Stroll along the charming Main Street lined with historic buildings, shops and fantastic restaurants. Ride the Oregon City Municipal Elevator, the only vertical street in North America, for fantastic city views and the famed Willamette Falls. For an up close and personal look at the falls, book a tour or rent kayaks or stand-up paddleboard from outfitter eNRG Kayaking, located right on the water.

Villa Catalana Cellars is a charming 12th-century inspired winery on a stunning piece of property.

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