Portland may be famous for its awesome craft beer scene, but it is also home to many excellent wineries too.
From trendy to classic, some urban wineries and some further out in the surrounding countryside, here are the best wineries in Portland, Oregon that you can visit (in no particular order)...
1. Enso Winery – an exquisite urban winery ideal to host events and trying handcrafts wines
Enso Winery brings old world tradition to the ultra-modern Portland wine scene. The wine bar sources unique vintages from all over the northwest as well as Enso’s own wines, celebrating the excellent crafting that is happening in this unlikely corner of the country.
Besides the excellent wine on tap, Enso Winery also stands out thanks to its atmosphere. Whether you are going for a glass after work or want to host an event in their space, Enso is the place to go for hip, relaxing charm.
If you can’t decide which of their many wines to try, get a flight and try several.
- 1416 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
2. Boedecker Cellars Winery, Tasting Room + Bottle Shop – one of the best urban wineries in Portland
Boedecker Cellars Winery is near the Forest Park Northwest District of Portland. The winery’s signature distilled alcoholic beverage is Pinot Noir which they have made since 2003.
Their classics include White Label Pinot Noir 2017 Willamette Valley, Athena Pinot Noir 2016 Willamette Valley, and Athena Pinot Noir 2017 Willamette Valley amongst other selections.
This winery’s claim to fame is their hand-crafted wines distilled from grapes found in the Willamette Valley.
A variety of vineyards are where these grapes are sourced from including the Cherry Grove Vineyard, Finnigan Hill Vineyard, Hirschy Vineyard, and the Shea Vineyards.
Address: 2621 NW 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97210
3. Hip Chicks Do Wine – Portland’s oldest urban winery that features a cozy tasting room
Despite the stereotype of wine as a woman’s drink, wine production can still be a boy’s club. Hip Chicks Do Wine, Portland’s oldest urban winery, aims to break that glass ceiling, or wine barrel.
Even after several decades, the wine production and tasting room is still going strong.
To get a taste of the wine that grows from Portland’s urban vineyards, come to the tasting room that is open three days a week and on the weekends.
Behind the unassuming industrial façade, check out the inviting tap room, funky wine list with names such as Riot Girl Rosé, and tasty dishes to match.
- 4510 SE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97202
4. Southeast Wine Collective – a lovely winery that features an easy-going bar and an intimate tasting room
Visit the Southeast Wine Collective and you get to taste the work of several excellent small-batch producers in one go.
The space is shared by multiple winemakers who are inspired by French terroir, more recent Oregon winemaking traditions, and their own quest for innovation.
Choose from vintages produced by several winemakers that pair well with an upscale American menu.
- 201 SE 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97214
5. Portland Wine Company Home of Love & Squalor Wine 16 – an elegant urban winery and tasting room in Southeast Portland
Portland Wine Company is home to Love & Squalor Wine as well as the Jackalope Wine.
Operating out of their Richmond District location, Portland Wine Company offers no fees for delivery if you have 12 or more bottles of their wine shipped to your home in one shipment.
Besides their two specialities, there is a wide selection of Pinot Noir, Dry Riesling, Gamay Noir, and other types of red and pink wines to try with most of them being sourced from vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley.
Address: 3201 SE 50th Ave, Portland, OR 97206
6. Fullerton Wines – a very elegant and distinctive winery where you can try the best wines
The family behind Fullerton Wines draws inspiration from their northern European ancestry and the power of wine to bring people of different backgrounds together.
This respect for tradition, combined with the best that the Willamette Valley has to offer, has led to a winery respected for its Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, and rosés.
To experience the natural, fruity bounty from this family winery, check out their tasting room located in downtown Portland. Split a bottle with a friend or order a flight to taste several wines at once.
If you get hungry, the tasting room also has an excellent dining menu.
- 1966 NW Pettygrove St, Portland, OR 97209
7. Abbey Creek – laid-back winery where you can enjoy a funky atmosphere and delightful wines
Abbey Creek vineyard’s philosophy is about welcoming people and making everyone feel at home.
Founded by Bertony Faustin, the first (documented) black winemaker in the state of Oregon, Abbey Creek is dedicated to changing the wine community and making quality drinks. Faustin is also the producer of Red, White & Black, a documentary about black winemakers.
The Abbey Creek tasting room in downtown Portland, known as The Crick, is designed to combat the exclusive, pretentious feeling that makes many wine bars places of privilege.
Enjoy quality wine made close to home in a relaxed atmosphere that is usually spinning the best hip-hop tunes.
- 912 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205
8. Mac Wine Cellars – a highly recommended wine cellar where you will find a vast selection of drinks including beer and cider
Mac Wine Cellars is dedicated to celebrating the bounty of the seasons.
Whether you go to their quaint tasting room or sign up for their monthly hand-picked wine club, you’ll get an ever-rotating selection of excellent small-batch wines, depending on the time of year.
Although Mac Wine Cellars is most famous for their pinot noir, any of their selections is guaranteed to be good.
Mac Wine Cellars stands out from other wineries thanks to their commitment to making wine accessible to everyone.
They offer quality local wines at affordable prices so the public can experience the bounty of Oregon’s vineyards no matter their budget.
- 2726 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
9. Les Caves – a hidden gem where you can try rare and natural wines
Go down into the basement at Les Caves and you’ll feel as if you’re entering one of the best-kept secrets of Portland’s wine scene.
The subterranean rustic space is home to one of the town’s most sophisticated wine lists. True aficionados come here to try out rare vintages and natural wines.
Les Caves is a place where you’ll get to rub elbows—literally—with true wine lovers. The tiny space seats only 18 people, including the exclusive “The Couch.” During warm weather, check out their outdoor seating area, dubbed Le Clos.
If you manage to snag a seat here, you’re in for an excellent wine experience.
- 1719 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
10. Angel Vine Wines – a premier vineyard that cares about minimizing the environmental footprint
While many of Oregon’s vineyards are famous for their Pinot Noirs and other red wines, Angel Vine specializes in other excellent red wine varieties such as Zinfandel and Primitivo.
The winery prides itself on its bold flavors and sustainable practices. If you like red wine with good legs but a low carbon footprint, you should know that Angel Vine Wines is certified by LIVE to be ecologically sound.
The winery is located within Portland proper, making it easy to get to the grounds and enjoy a tasting right among the vines without technically leaving the city.
- 8749 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97229
11. Ash Street Wine Co. – a micro-winery with carefully vetted, affordable wines
Ash Street Wine Co. operates out of their Laurelhurst District in Portland micro-winery to bring you a variety of red, white, pink, and orange wines for sale.
Try the 2018 Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir Pommard or the 777 version that exemplifies two tastes from one local vineyard.
2019 White Field Blend gives you different notes for an exhilarating taste in white wine. 2014 Rogue Valley Syrah is bold with blueberry, jam, and dark plum flavors for a smoother and richer texture than their other selections.
Address: 4064 SE Ash St, Portland, OR 97214
12. Jasper Sisco Wines – a single vineyard-focused urban winery with a touch of French taste
Jasper Sisco Wines is one of the finest urban wineries near Portland, some say in the country. You would never think that such delicious wine could come out of the city, but Justin, the founder of Jasper Sisco, knows how to make the most out of the land.
Wine lovers are familiar with the French concept of terroir, the idea that a hyper-specific ecosystem impacts every aspect of a crop.
Terroir is not something that only high-end French wineries can use to their advantage because Jasper Sisco Wines put it to good use right in the city.
Come to the winery to taste flavorful, acid-driven wines that could only come from Portland. The production hinges on attention to detail, right down to their usage of natural yeast.
- 2211 SE Ochoco St, Milwaukie, OR 97222
13. Cellar 503 – a cool wine club that offers high quality and affordable wines
Cellar 503 is primarily a wine club where members can sign up to discover local wines. Their monthly selection highlights small Oregon producers from all of the state’s winemaking regions.
If you want to discover new wines, you can sign up for a membership or visit them at their in-person space in Portland. Cellar 503 hosts a tasting room every weekend that is open even to non-members.
Check out local producers and small plates for an affordable fee of $15 per person, but it’s free if you are a club member.
- 4407 S Corbett Ave, Portland, OR 97239
14. Teutonic Wine Company – one of the finest urban wine destinations that provide worldwide magnificent wines
Teutonic Wine Company brings some of Northern Europe’s finest wine traditions to Oregon.
Although Mediterranean countries are more famous for their wine production, Northern European regions such as Alsace in France and Middle-Mosel in Germany have long traditions of making wine in cold regions, which translates beautifully to Oregon’s terroir.
The Teutonic Wine Company makes crisp wines using all-natural farming techniques, working with the land instead of attempting to turn the rainy climate of Oregon into something that it’s not.
The result is a batch of beautiful wines and a winery that is well worth a visit.
- 3303 SE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
15. Erath Winery – a winery with over 40 years of cultivation providing one of the best Pinot Noir in the state
Erath Winery is based in the Dundee Hills, a short drive south of Portland. For decades, the Erath family has been making delicious wines ranging from Riesling to Pinot Noir.
In fact, it is one of the oldest wineries in the Dundee Hills.
However, you don’t have to leave the city to taste their bounty thanks to the brand-new tasting room conveniently located in Portland’s Pearl District.
Select your tasting room experience when you make your reservation.
- 1439 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209
16. Seven Bridges Winery – a spot that blends love and passion for flavored wines and high-quality fruits
Seven Bridges Winery specializes in red wines that are “a labor of love,” according to their website. You will find no trace of mass production here.
Every step of the process is conducted through manual labor and in small batches, resulting in wine that is unique and inspired by the Portland area.
When you make reservations to visit the tasting room, you get an inside glimpse into the way an urban winery works as well as samples of the tasty wines. This is one of the best wineries in Portland for a true vine-to-table experience.
- 2303 N Harding Ave, Portland, OR 97227
17. Rebecca’s Vineyard – a beautiful Portland vineyard surrounded by breathtaking views
The main Rebecca’s Vineyard is located in Central Oregon’s Umpqua Valley, but the small company also has an outpost in Portland.
If you can, try to swing a trip out to the vineyard in Yoncalla, which offers a soothing, laid-back atmosphere that contrasts with the crowds that form at some hipper vineyards.
Rebecca’s Vineyard makes a wide range of wines, including popular Chardonnays. Each bottle passes through the caring hands of the family that runs the place.
- 1855 SW 96th Ave, Portland, OR 97225
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