REX HILL VINEYARDS
30835 N. Highway 99W, Newberg
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.
9409 N.E. Worden Hill Rd., Dundee
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
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.
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). -