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Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

The guide that has it all-spectacular photography, evocative prose, insider tips, and detailed color maps to help you make the most of your trip. Written by longtime Oregon wine country residents, Compass American Guides Oregon Wine Country provides in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of one of Americas most spectacular destinations! Follow your Compass to “get” there.

The best vineyards. Discover the states top wine regions: Yamhill County, Salem, Washington County, the Willamette, Umpqua, and Rogue River valleys, and the stunning Columbia River Gorge. Star ratings highlight the best spots.

Tips and tours. A wine-tasting how-to helps you sip like a pro. Timing tips reveal the best visiting strategies, and day-long driving itineraries steer you through each region.

Explore and indulge. Stroll around the dynamic city of Eugene or find a perfect lookout spot along the dramatic Columbia River Gorge. And learn where to splurge on exquisite meals or spread out a picnic.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

What the critics say about Compass American Guides:

“Lushly illustrated and intelligently written.” —National Geographic Traveler

“The most literate and elegant series of guides ever written about North America.” —Jan Morris

Table of Contents

Introduction ............ 8

A Wine Country Idyll ............ 12

Todays Lay of the Land ............ 14

How to Use This Book............ 16

Setting And History............ 17

Three-in-One Wine Country ............ 18

Southern Oregons Wine Regions ............ 22

The Early Years of Wine Country ............ 23

Visiting Wineries: Tasting And Touring ............ 27

When to Go ............ 29

In the Tasting Room ............ 30

In the Winery ............ 36

In the Vineyard ............ 47

Geology 101 ............ 56

Washington County............ 63

Beaverto ............ 67

Hillsboro ............ 70

Around Forest Grove ............ 73

The Columbia River Gorge ............ 79

The Gorges Spectacular Scenery ............ 82

Around Hood River, Oregon ............ 85

Lyle, Washington ............ 90

Around The Dalles, Oregon ............ 92

Yamhill County ............ 100

Newberg ............ 102

Dundee ............ 107

Chehalem Valley ............ 115

Carlton ............ 116

Lafayette ............ 119

Dayton ............ 121

McMinnville ............ 123

Amity ............ 130

Salem And Eola Hills ............ 133

Salem ............ 136

Rickreall ............ 141

Dallas ............ 142

Aurora ............ 142

Silverton ............ 145

Turner............ 145

Southern Willamette Valley ............ 149

Eugene ............ 151

Lorane ............ 158

Veneta ............ 158

Corvallis ............ 159

Umpqua Valley ............ 164

Roseburg Area ............ 168

Elkton ............ 179

Where To Eat In Wine Country ............ 183

Oregon Specialties ............ 184

The Columbia River Gorge ............ 188

Yamhill County ............ 194

Salem and Eola Hills ............ 197

Southern Willamette Valley ............ 198

Umpqua Valley ............ 199

Where To Stay In Wine Country ............ 201

Portland ............ 202

Columbia River Gorge ............ 203

Yamhill County ............ 204

Salem and Eola Hills ............ 207

Southern Willamette Valley ............ 207

Umpqua Valley ............ 208

Practical Information ............ 209

Area Codes and Time Zone ............ 210

Climate and When to Go ............ 210

Getting There and Around ............ 210

Lodging ............ 212

Official Tourism Information ............ 212

Wine Resources ............ 214

Other Resources and Web Sites ............ 214

Shipping Wine ............ 214

Festivals and Special Events ............ 215

Glossary ............ 219

Index ............ 230

Sidebars

Buying and Shipping Wine ............ 33

How Fine Wine Is Made ............ 37

How to Read a Wine Label ............ 49

Grape Varieties ............ 52-53

Oregon Fruit Wines ............ 69

A Great Drive in Washington County ............ 77

Two Great Drives in the Columbia Gorge ............ 98-99

Sustainable and Organic Viticulture ............ 109

A Great Drive Around Dundee ............ 114

Top Wineries with Limited Access ............ 120

A Great Drive Around McMinnville ............ 131

A Great Drive in the Eola Hills ............ 148

Top Oregon Wine Shops ............ 157

A Great Drive in the Southern Willamette Valley ............ 162

The Rogue Valleys Best Wineries ............ 172-173

A New Crop of Wineries ............ 177

A Great Drive in the Umpqua Valley ............ 182

Wine and Food Pairings ............ 187

Corks Vs. Screw Caps ............ 192

Maps

Viticultural Areas ............ 48

Washington County ............ 68

The Columbia River Gorge ............ 80—81

Yamhill County ............ 103

Salem Area ............ 136

East of Salem ............ 144

Southern Willamette Valley ............ 152

Umpqua Valley ............ 168

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400007400
Author:
Doerper, John
Publisher:
Compass America Guides
Photographer:
Vaughan, Grag A.
Photographer:
Vaughn, Greg
Author:
Vaughn, Greg
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Washington
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Oregon
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Full-color Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20081118
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.00x5.60x.59 in. .91 lbs.

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