Tumwater Vineyard has a beautiful setting, on an idyllic hillside known as Pete's Mountain, just 20 minutes south of Portland in West Linn.
It opened in July 2017, and now has 23 acres of vines, including 20 acres of pinot noir, and 3 acres of chardonnay.
Tumwater Vineyard was originally part of a larger 63-acre parcel that was intended as a housing sub-division. However, when this proposal was rejected, a compromise was reached by constructing only 5 luxury houses to preserve more open space. These 5 stunning houses were open for the public to tour during the 2016 Street of Dreams, with the barn acting as the sales showroom.
The barn later became the tasting room for Tumwater Vineyards when it opened in 2017. It has both indoor and outdoor seating, and overlooks a trout pond with gorgeous views of the surrounding vines and Mt Hood.
5 best things to do at Tumwater Vineyard
1. Barrel House Tasting Room
The Barrel House Tasting Room oozes rustic charm, with a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, exposed beams, and comfy leather couches. Cozy up next to the roaring fireplace on cooler winter days. Check hours.
2. Outdoor patio
There’s plenty of outdoor seating at the Tumwater Vineyard. Look out over the gorgeous vines, or enjoy the sound of the stream cascading into the pond. You can wander out even further beyond the pond, to the fun bocce ball courts.
3. Dinner or Small Plates
Check the events calendar for a gourmet dinner at Tumwater Vineyard, or order some small plates to enjoy with your wine tasting.
4. Special Events
The Barrel House Tasting Room is perfect for special events like birthdays or retirement parties, and holds up to 130 people.
5. Wine Club
Sign up as a member for the wine club and enjoy benefits like exclusive wine tastings, wine discounts, and member only events. Join wine club.