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Wine tasting in McMinnville, Oregon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Will   

Last month we took a trip to the Oregon coast and spent a day inland in McMinnvile touring wineries. While there are many wineries in the area we ended up going to three of the wineries that were nearest to the coast.

 

Maysara

This was the first winery we stopped at. You drive by a large pond (which apparently is stocked with bass) on the way in. The tasting room was upstairs and was a bit sparse. The wines were decent and we enjoyed our hostess. The winery is owned by a family from Iran and all of the wines have Persian names.

Youngberg HillYoungberg Hill

Housed on a hill this winery was just breathtaking. The wines were delicious and the four of us ended up buying seven bottles. I will definitely visit again and maybe stay at the cozy bed and breakfast. My one complaint is that the host seemed uncomfortable with us which was maybe due to our younger age. However he did recommend we stop at the next winery which turned out to be our favorite.

Coleman Vineyard

Apparently we were here the first day they were open to the general public for wine tasting without an appointment. We ended up staying for almost two hours! It was by far the best time I've ever had in a tasting room and would recommend a stop to everybody.

Coleman VineyardColeman Vineyard is a family business in every sense of the word. The daughter led the tasting and the dad joined us for a barrel tasting and for a great wine discussion. Both the daughter and the son (who is a 14 year-old Richard Branson) have their own varietal. Even the dogs come and join the fun.

While I enjoyed all of the wines I tasted I was most surprised by the syrah. It isn't listed on their website but pick up a bottle if you visit. And visiting this winery is something you must do.