Oregon Coast Wineries

2007-2008 Northwest Wine Country Vacation Guide

 

The Oregon Coast is known for its uncrowded beaches, rugged headlands, charming towns, and . . . unique wineries. What? You haven’t heard about the wineries? Well, there really are seven wineries on the Oregon Coast, and they range from one-man operations to slightly larger. Three are located on the northern half of the coast, and four are nestled within Coos County on the southern half.

Shallon Winery, located in Astoria, is a one-man operation where Paul van der Veldt makes fruit and chocolate wines. His tasting room is open all year, and visitors may also visit his lab and manufacturing room. (503-325-5978; shallon.com)

Nehalem Bay Winery, located a mile off Highway 101 on Hwy 53 in Mohler, has been producing wines since 1974 and has hosted many cultural activities in the area since 1991. The winery offers red, white, sweet, and specialty wines. The tasting room is open daily and a second tasting room is now open in Depoe Bay. (503-368-9463; nehalembaywinery.com)

Flying Dutchman Winery, located in Otter Rock, started producing wines as a “micro” winery at the Inn at Otter Crest in 1997. Now they have their own facility overlooking the Pacific, where they produce reds, whites, and dessert wines. Ask about their award-winning Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. (541-765-2553; dutchmanwinery.com)

Old Bridge Winery, located on Hwy 42 in Remote, opened in 2001 and is best known for its Cranberry wine. It also has Sweet Blackberry, Dry Blackberry, and Strawberry–Rhubarb, as well as grape varietals. The new Sparkling Cranberry Champagne is fast becoming a favorite. The tasting room is open May 1–December 31 or by appointment. (541-572-0272; toastthecoast.com)

Old Coyote Winery, located in Myrtle Point, began with 100 gallons in 2004 and by 2006 was up to almost 500 gallons of berry wine. They use various combinations of cranberries, huckleberries, and blackberries. Cranberry–Raspberry wine is the latest. Tastings are by appointment. (541-572-8090; toastthecoast.com)

By Judy Fleagle

Map Oregon Coast Wineries

Hawks View Winery & Wild Goose Vineyards is located at Milepost 11 on the Powers Highway, which is accessed from Hwy 42. The winery began producing grape varietals and fruit wines in 2001. The first estate wines (all grown on the property) to be released will be 2006 Chardonnay in December 2007 and 2006 Baco Noir in February 2008. Tours of the winery with barrel tastings are available, and the tasting room is open May–October or by appointment. (541-572-0251; toastthecoast.com)

Sea Mist Winery, located on 20 acres of cranberry bogs south of Bandon, was Oregon’s first cranberry winery. Their unique naturally fermented wines include Cranberry, Semi-Dry Cranberry, Cranberry–Raspberry, and the new Cranberry–Blueberry. A tasting room will be open soon. Call for tours. (541-348-2351; toastthecoast.com)

The Oregon Coast

Festivals

Tillamook
October 6–7, 2007

North Coast Seafood Festival
503-398-5223
northcoastseafoodfestival.com

Newport
February 22–24, 2008

Seafood and Wine Festival
800-262-7844
newportchamber.org

Gold Beach
May 17–18, 2008

America’s Wild Rivers Coast Art, Seafood & Wine Festival
541-247-0923
goldbeachchamber.com

Visitor Information

Lane County Convention & Visitors Association - 800-547-5445 - TravelLaneCounty.org

Where to Stay

Astoria
Cannery Pier Hotel

888-325-4996; 503-325-4996
cannerypierhotel.com

Gleneden Beach
Salishan Lodge & Golf Resort

800-452-2300; salishan.com

Pacific City
The Craftsman Bed & Breakfast

503-965-4574; craftsmanbb.com

spacer

Wine Tasting Rooms

Blue Heron Cheese & Wine Company
Hwy 101 and Blue Heron Rd, Tillamook, 800-275-0639; blueheronoregon.com

Grapeleaf
1368 Bay Street #C, Old Town Florence,
541-997-1646

The Cellar on 10th
1004 Marine Dr, Astoria

Oregon Wine Cellars
155 S Broadway, Coos Bay
541-267-0300

Winery Spotlight

Bandon
Sea Mist Winery

86670 Croft Lane; 541-348-2351
Situated amid 20 acres of cranberry bogs, Sea Mist produces Cranberry wines of award distinction. Family run, Sea Mist is one of the fastest growing wineries in Oregon due to the high quality. Sea Mist wines are truly “a taste of the Oregon Coast.” Open by appointment. Call ahead.

Myrtle Point
Hawks View Winery

46165 Highway 242; 541-572-0251
Sitting high above the Coquille River Valley, our family-run vineyard and winery offer a beautiful view from the deck. Enjoy award-winning wines while feasting on the local beauty. Small batch, hand-crafted wines in a European style are available for tasting. Open Wednesday through Sunday or by appointment.

 

spacer

spacer spacer

Advertisers


 
Home  |  Subscribe | For Free Information | Writers and Photographers GuidelinesContact Us | Oregon Coast