Thanksgiving is a time that families embrace traditions they look forward to every year, like making recipes passed down from grandma or touch football in the front yard or arguing over who is responsible for the overcooked turkey that one year. Whether you are home for the holiday weekend to spend time with relatives or are taking part in a Friendsgiving, many of you will be looking for fun places to check out during the three-day weekend that follows.
In Mt. Hood Territory, the wineries have their own yearly tradition of extending their tasting room hours during the Thanksgiving weekend. So, after recuperating from the best meal of the year, grab your relatives and friends and head to one (or many) of the wineries all across Mt. Hood Territory.
Some have amazing views, most have heat lamps to keep you warm and cozy, and all have incredible wines to tantalize any taste bud. With the wineries extended tasting room hours you’ll have extra time to discover a new favorite wine or winery and maybe even get some early gifts for the December holidays.
With tasting rooms in each of The Territory’s regions, it will be easy to add wine tasting to your family’s list of yearly Thanksgiving traditions. Be sure to come enjoy these amazing wineries throughout the year too and utilize the Mt. Hood Territory Wine Trail to get great discounts while you are there. It's a free mobile passport guiding you along a trail of wineries, offering great discounts at each stop, so it's a win win.
Campbell Lane Winery is pulling out their reserves for Thanksgiving Weekend. Literally, they're offering a Wine Weekend Reserve Tasting Flight Special, which includes their 2019 reserve pinot gris, 2020 reserve chardonnay, 2018 and 2019 reserve pinot noir and the 2020 estate grown pinot noir. Tasting fee is $25, which is waived with the purchase of two bottles of any of the wines in the flight.
Scenic Pete's Mountain is holding their annual Thanksgiving Open House on Friday, Nov 26. Wine lovers can sample of all Pete's favorite varieties paired with small bites all while welcoming the start of the 2021 holiday season with friends.
Terra Vina is celebrating their "Big Reds" on both Nov 20-21 and Nov 26-28. The will pour flights including the cabernet franc, tempranillo, carmenere and the smooth red blend. You will be able to enjoy your wine in their indoor tasting room or the heated tent on the patio. They will also offer paired bites to go along with the flight, and will have seasonal dishes available to purchase from their onsite food truck.
Be one of the first to try one of King's Raven Winery's latest creations on Thanksgiving Weekend. They will be sharing a limited release of their 2018 cuvee, which is a blend of pinot noir, leon millot and marechal foch. It promises to be just as amazing as it sounds.
Holiday tasting hours are in effect Thanksgiving weekend at Oswego Hills Winery, with the tasting room open Friday-Sunday from 12 - 5pm. Enjoy a flight of their many wine varieties while overlooking one of the most scenic vineyards around.
Molly Johnson grew up in Mt. Hood Territory and loves getting to write content inspiring others to visit her beloved home.