REX HILL VINEYARDS
30835 N. Highway 99W, Newberg
(503) 538-0666

The stone fireplace and terraced gardens adjacent to 225 acres of vineyards make this a favorite picnic stop. Several white wines - Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling - are produced along with exceptional Pinot Noirs.

ERATH VINEYARDS
9409 N.E. Worden Hill Rd., Dundee
(800) 539-9463

The tasting room is in the middle of the vineyard, providing great views in every direction. In addition to Pinot Noir, Erath produces a solid Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.

SOKOL BLOSSER WINERY
5000 Sokol Blosser Lane, Dundee
(800) 582-6668
Founded in 1971, this is one of the state's best-known wineries. Visitors are allowed the rare opportunity to walk through the vineyard. Great views of Mt. Hood.

CHATEAU BENOIT
6580 N.E. Mineral Springs Rd., Carlton (800) 248-4835

In addition to excellent Pinot Noirs, Chateau Benoit offers a highly regarded sparkling brut. The winery sits atop a knoll offering great views of the Willamette Valley.

For more information on wine touring, contact the Yamhill County Wineries Association (503-646-2985; www.yamhillwine.com). For information about wine tours in Washington County (also within 35 minutes of Portland) contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Washington County (800-537-3149; www.wcva.org). -