Alexana Winery

Alexana closed its Carlton location in April to move into a sparkling, spacious new tasting room above the vineyard. Taste pours of pinot noirs, pinot gris, and rieslings (guided by the Lynn Penner-Ash, of the eponymous winery) while drinking in this spectacular view. Open daily, 11–5; $20 tasting fee

Over the last year or so, Yamhill County has experienced a bit of a construction boom. OK, so maybe it’s a nano-boom that’s highly wine-centric, but we’ll take it.

Since 2011, the county’s revered Dundee Hills region has seen several new tasting rooms open, among them Alexana Winery, Bella Vida Vineyard, Durant Vineyards, Longplay Wines, Hyland Estates, and Thistle Wines. (And Stoller’s mid-construction on their new tasting facility.)

We take you inside each of the new facilities in our slide show, and offer you six more good reasons to get out to the Willamette Valley this summer.