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Tour Oregon’s South Willamette Wine Country on Thanksgiving Weekend

Published: November 06, 2015
Sweet Cheeks Gazing Cyclist by Molly Blancett

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the best times to visit Oregon wineries. Many have just finished fall harvest and are eager to release new wines for the season.

No plans for the holiday? Check out a few of the Thanksgiving dining experiences planned by a few of our restaurants.

And don’t forget about all of the holiday events going on around town that week! With a little planning, an affordable wine country vacation is an easy and quick getaway to make. Live music, great food, art vendors – there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Here are a few of our favorite South Willamette Winery Thanksgiving weekend celebrations: Benton-Lane Winery

Thanksgiving Weekend Open House Friday- Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.

Taste wine in the Romantic Holiday Barrel Rooms while enjoying Christmas music and artisan cheese and meat plates. Gourmet pizzas will be available Saturday and Sunday.

Brigadoon Wine Company

Thanksgiving Weekend Open House Friday - Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.

On Saturday the winery will be featuring live music and Sunday is all about chocolate! Visitors will have the opportunity to sample chocolate with their wine and purchase chocolates from Northern Italy.

Domaine Meriwether Winery

Open Regular Hours Friday - Sunday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Iris Vineyards

Chestnut Roasting Party Saturday, noon – 6 p.m.

Stay warm with fire roasted chestnuts and rich bodied wines with Iris Vineyard's chestnut roasting party at the Estate Tasting Room.

J. Scott Cellars

Friday & Saturday, 1 – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.

Scott Cellars is kicking off the season with live music on Friday and Saturday, food trucks, a special wine release, the chance to jump start holiday gift giving with wine packages and gift certificates plus guest winery, Poco Collina  (Saturday)!

King Estate Winery

Open Regular Hours Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

LaVelle Vineyards

Open Regular Hours Friday - Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.

Noble Estate Vineyard & Winery

Noble Estate Vineyards  Friday – Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.

This weekend Noble Estate Vineyards will have customized wine flights, artisan Chocolate Tasting by Brutto ma Buono, jewelry trunk show by Stella & Dot and holiday wine specials. Noble Estate Urban

Noble Estate Tasting Room Friday – Sunday, 4 – 10 p.m. After enjoying holiday festivities at the vineyard tasting room, check out Noble Estate’s urban location featuring live music, locally made chocolate, cheese plates and wine specials.

Oregon Wine LAB

Friday, noon -10 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 6 p.m.

Make sure to swing by Oregon Wine LAB on Friday to see their featured artist of Eugene’s Last Friday Art Walk and enjoy live music. There will also be live music at 4 p.m. on Sunday to listen to while sipping on your wine.

Pfeiffer Vineyards

Pfeiffer Vineyards Friday - Sunday , 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Head over to Pfeiffer Vineyards this Thanksgiving weekend and enjoy live music, great food, marshmallow roasting and, of course, great wine.

Saginaw Vineyard

Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. &  Live music and dinner 6 - 9 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday night is going to be a special event at Saginaw Vineyards with live music and dinner available for guests. On top of that, all weekend visitors can enjoy complimentary wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres, as well as, new cheese plate options available for purchase

Sarver Winery

Friday, noon – 9 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, 12 – 6 p.m.

Enjoy live music into the night on Friday and during the afternoon on Saturday/Sunday. To mark the beginning of winter season, hot soup will be served to accompany the wine and warm guests up.

Silvan Ridge Winery

Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration Friday – Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.

Welcome to the annual celebration of family, wine and friends including new wine releases, live music and more.

Sweet Cheeks Winery

10th Anniversary and Thanksgiving Celebration Friday, noon - 9 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, noon - 6 p.m.

Celebrate Sweet Cheeks’ 10th Anniversary this Thanksgiving weekend, with live music and food carts alternating every day.

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Company

Friday, 5 -10 p.m.; Saturday, 1 - 9 p.m.; Sunday 1 - 6 p.m.

Open with extended hours for Thanksgiving weekend Territorial Vineyards will be having 2 for 1 tastings all weekend long. Listen to live music on Friday night and Saturday afternoon and make sure to checkout the weekend’s wine bottle deals!

Author: Katie McGuigan

Katie McGuigan has lived her whole life across the Pacific Northwest. With a prepacked box of camping supplies sitting next to her front door, Katie is always ready for weekend adventures. When she is not on the trail she spends most of her free time enjoying Lane County's local craft breweries or cooking up the freshest veggies from her garden. She is a past Tourism Coordinator for Travel Lane County.