#ThursdayToursPDX {Wineries}

Thursday, August 20, 2015

It is highly probable that today's #ThursdayToursPDX might be my favorite installment to date! Why? Because it is all about wineries. Wineries that are all within driving distance of Portland, OR. Perfect for a Sunday Funday, Bachelorette party or to entertain guests that are in town. With so many options it can be a bit overwhelming deciding where to go.

The lovely Kelsey of Kelsey Malie is sharing her favorite wineries and stunning photos. Her tips are spot on the her words will transport you to the rolling hills. If only this post came with a glass of pinot!! In addition to being beautiful and smart Kelsey is also a sweetheart. Whether it is a gchat check-in or an hour long text conversation about topical social issues she always provides an empathetic vantage. 

And over at Bakery Bingo Erin of Platings & Pairings is sharing her A+ recommendations! 

Winderlea Winery - Want an amazing Oregon wine country view? I discovered this winery on a beautiful summer day when friends from out of town were visiting and wanted to see Oregon's gorgeous wine country. The tasting fee at Winderlea is a bit steep ($20), but the view was worth every penny. Winderlea has high end wines and a high end porch that looks out across beautiful, rolling hills. I'm not sure I've ever felt more at peace than sitting on that deck in the summer sun.

Sokol Blosser Winery - Sokol Blosser makes my favorite, go-to Oregon summer white wine - Evolution. I've visited the winery a few times and love the modern building, the tucked away views, and, most of all, their accessible range of wines. They have pinots, sparkling wines, rose, and white blends that are available in your local Oregon grocery store for a price point that doesn't break the bank!
Domaine Drouhin - Domaine Drouhin has some gorgeous views, a deck that is perfect for lazy "waiting out your wine buzz so you can drive home," and a great price for a pinot flight tasting. Three pinots for $10 is right about my price range for wine tasting, and I love that their wines are great quality and accessible for all wine drinkers. I also love that the deck is covered in picnickers in the summer, so don't hesitate to bring some cheese-y snacks!

Domaine Serene - Domaine Serene has expensive, beautiful bottles of wine that'll run you a pretty penny. Their tasting fee is similarly steep ($20 for three tastes), but the wine is well worth tasting (most bottles are over $80) and the property is extremely lovely. There are many summer picnickers on their rolling lawns in the summertime!

All images courtesy of Kelsey Carpenter


  1. Great suggestions Kelsey! I've never been to Winderlea, but I hear good things. Definitely adding it to the list! Sokol Blosser has just taken over as my favorite winery to visit. I love the architecture, the bright yellow umbrellas, the service, and, OF COURSE, the wine! Especially loving the rosé right now - I've got a few bottles sitting in my fridge that I am tempted by on a daily basis!

  2. These wineries and their featured wines look incredible! I'm not a huge white fan, but the Sokol Blosser white sparked my curiosity!

  3. Oh my gosh. Kelsey, GORGEOUS photos. And I love these places. Domaine Drouhin and Domaine Serene in particular are two of my favorites!

  4. Domaine Serene is so beautiful, that whole area is, I personally love Vista Hills nearby, have even got to do Yoga there, it was fabulous.


  5. Goodness, I really need to visit more wineries! :-)