The Brookside Inn’s breakfast comes in stages (bring a book): strong coffee from Seattle’s Fonté Coffee Roaster and fresh blueberry scones; yogurt and buttery housemade granola with filberts, pine nuts, and, if in season, just-picked marionberries. If you haven’t been judicious, you might not have room for Bruce’s “wet” scrambled eggs with truffle salt and lardons.
At age 39, Adelsheim Vineyard is one of Oregon’s oldest wineries, with one of the valley’s newest tasting rooms. Tour the barrel caves, fermentation area, and press rooms. 11–4 daily; 16800 NE Calkins Ln, Newberg; 503-538-3652; adelsheim.com; $15 for five pours; $40 tour includes tastings
Down the lane is Bergström Wines, one of the valley’s first biodynamic wineries. Trained in Burgundy, Josh Bergström makes famously big-bodied pinots like the Cumberland Reserve but also classically structured chardonnays. Look for November’s “Epicurean Experience” lunches ($45–65). 10–4 daily; 18215 NE Calkins Ln, Newberg; 503-554-0468; bergstromwines.com; $15 tasting fee
Grab a fresh baguette sandwich at the Filling Station Deli in Carlton (305 W Main St, 503-852-6687), and drive to Lenné, just seven miles northeast (off Hwy 240). Winemaker Steve Lutz invites you to picnic on his front porch, provided you also taste. Try the pinots and you’ll know why the prime minister of Spain is a huge fan. Thu–Sun noon–5; 18760 NE Laughlin Rd, Yamhill; 503-956-2256; lenneestate.com; $5 tasting fee refundable with purchase
Kookoolan Farms is locally renowned for its vegetable CSA, creamy raw milk, and pasture-raised chicken. The farm also offers three-hour classes on truffle-making, humane chicken butchery (BYOClucker), and cheesemaking. 15713 Hwy 47, Yamhill; 503-730-7535; kookoolanfarms.com
Long a haunt of local winemakers, Red Hills Provincial Dining remains one of the valley’s top eateries. Richard and Nancy Gehrts serve meals like buttery Dungeness crab cakes with a mirepoix of vegetables, or a tender, flavorful halibut accompanied by a roasted-tomato ratatouille. Try a bottle of Gehrts Vineyard pinot, made by cult winemaker John Paul Cameron. 276 Hwy 99W, Dundee; 503-538-8224; redhills-dining.com
With its clerestory windows and views of mounts Hood and Jefferson, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars has one of the valley’s most striking tasting rooms. Try a $5 flight of viognier, pinot, syrah, and rubeo (an unusual blend of 70 percent pinot, 30 percent syrah that’s fantastic with barbecue), or do the pinot flight ($15). Wed–Sun 11–5; 15771 NE Ribbon Ridge Rd, Newberg; 503-554-5545; pennerash.com