The Best Culinary Experiences in the Willamette Valley
Our list includes Culinary Experiences in Restaurants and Wineries
FINE DINING RESTAURANTS
The Painted Lady
Oregon's only Forbes Four Star & AAA Four Diamond Dining Experience
This charming Victorian restaurant is located in the epicenter of Oregon Wine Country and surrounded by more than 200 wineries and the bounty of the Willamette Valley. In 2005, owners Allen Routt and Jessica Bagley saw a bright future in the quaint town of Newberg, Oregon. Not long after opening, The Painted Lady Restaurant quickly became a fine dining destination. Now, 13 years later, Allen and Jessica are thankful for the thousands of global travelers who passed through their white picket fence to experience an unforgettable food journey crafted from the fine ingredients and wines sourced from the Willamette Valley and beyond.
You’re in for a remarkable evening the minute you step inside the picket fence at this wine-country jewel set in a romantic Newberg Victorian, where the world-class Pacific NW tasting menus are fascinating in their variety, seasonality, and freshness; well-orchestrated service and fabulous local vinos add to the stellar experience.
“The menu is built around seasonal, local, quality ingredients; optional local wine pairings. Professional service.
#1 in The Oregonian
JORY RESTAURANT - The Allison Inn & Spa
JORY is the signature restaurant at The Allison Inn & Spa in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. Their creative fine dining menus accentuate the native flavors of the Willamette Valley with a strong influence on seasonal, farm-to-table agriculture. Their affinity for wine pairings helps them craft an exquisite, well-rounded dining experience. Embracing thoughtful, educated service, their highly trained staff graciously offers to customize your wine pairing to complement cuisine selections. In-room menus, private dining, and catered affairs are created under the professional direction of our team for a culinary adventure.
Bistro Maison – Authentic French Bistro
In historical downtown McMinnville, is The classic French bistro in the heart of Oregon's "Pinot Noir" wine country, Willamette Valley.
Chef Jean-Jacques and his wife Deborah have a combined 50 years in the food and wine industry in Paris, Rome, and New York City. They are delighted to be in Oregon's Yamhill County and minutes away from some of the best wines and produce in the world. They welcome you to their home and their kitchen.
Agrivino - Not a typical Italian restaurant but an Italian Fine Dining Event Center
They showcase pure Italian cuisine during 5 courses wine pairing dinner with no modification from the original Nonna Agnese recipes. If you are a fan of excellent old-world Italian cuisine coupled with great wine, and wonderful people, Agrivino is a must.
Tina's Restaurant - Northwest Wine Country Cuisine
Tina’s opened in October 1991 as one of the first fine dining restaurants in Dundee. Over the years it has become a familial business and a classic staple of Willamette Valley wine country. Owners Michael & Dawn Stiller, and Dwight & Karen McFaddin have taken Tina's to new heights, and strive to continue to offer quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food.
Blessed with the varied bounty of the region, Tina's makes great effort to use locally sourced ingredients, and embrace seasonal trends. They believe in sustainability and responsible use of the land that brings us such a beautiful palette of flavors.
Subterra – A Wine Cellar Restaurant
A Wine Cellar Restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience in an amazingly ambient cellar venue with friendly, unpretentious service brought to you by talented waitstaff. The menu reflects an innovative patchwork of complex, bold flavors pieced together from varied cuisines and brought together with classical technique. An award-winning wine list, handcrafted cocktails and local and reserve beers are offered in the cellar dining room or the cozy bar.
Recipe, A Neighborhood Kitchen
Recipe encompasses the finest of ingredients thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented while always adapting to the seasons enthusiastically.
A meal for two served family style composed of guest’s choice of soup, salad or appetizer, pasta course and an entree for 2 to share.
Winery Culinary Experiences
Bergstrom Wines 'Ekollon Experience'
'Ekollon', a new wine tasting experience in 2018 in the Dundee Hills. In 2019 Ekollon will be featured at the Bergstrom Family Vineyard House. The experience begins with a taste of Champagne while exploring biodynamic practices in their vineyard and garden programs while enjoying views of the valley. Next, your host will guide you through the Bergstrom story and a tasting of their limited-production estate wines, including a selection of library wines. Each Ekollon experience includes a pairing menu designed by Josh and Caroline Bergstrom featuring seasonal, locally sourced, gourmet bites.
Sokol Blosser’s ‘Farm & Forage’
A culinary experience created by Sokol Blosser’s Executive Chef, Henry Kibit, that pairs six bites with six of their wines. Chef Henry believes that one of the best ways to enjoy wine is to pair them with carefully crafted bites. Watch the Chef’s magic happen from the kitchen table.
Following their “good to earth” motto, Sokol Blosser source from local purveyors and also forage on their property, often finding mushrooms, nettles, salas greens, and more, to create a culinary experience you won’t forget’
While you enjoy Chef Henry’s creations and great wine your host will present information about the history (5th winery in Oregon), its vineyards, its soil, and what the future holds for Sokol Blosser.
Domaine Serene ‘45th Parallel’
Forbes critic, John Mariani recently stated that the 45th Parallel was “one of the finest meals I’ve enjoyed on the West Coast.”
Take a culinary journey and explore an in-depth look at the history of Chateau de la Cree – Domaine Serene’s sister in Burgundy. This thoughtfully curated wine and food pairing, prepared by resident Chef Jason Kupper, allows guests to discover the Chateau’s storied vineyards throughout the Cote d’ Or. Guest’s will travel along with your host while reviewing the nuances of terroir by tasting their Burgundian and Oregon wines side-by-side – all evaluated by locally sourced plates paired to perfection.
Take a culinary journey and explore an in-depth look at the history of Chateau de la Cree – Domaine Serene’s sister in Burgundy. This thoughtfully curated wine and food pairing, prepared by resident Chef Jason Kupper, allows guests to discover the Chateau’s storied vineyards throughout the Cote d’ Or.
Guest’s will travel along with your host while reviewing the nuances of terroir by tasting their Burgundian and Oregon wines side-by-side – all evaluated by locally sourced plates paired to perfection.