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Exploring Urban Wineries

Published: June 05, 2019

When exploring the area after a conference or meeting, often there isn’t enough time to get out of town and experience the sweeping views and vistas of the South Willamette Valley Wine Country. Enter the urban wineries and tasting rooms.

J Scott Cellars Wine Tasting Courtesy of J Scott Cellars

J Scott Cellars

J Scott Cellars is a hip, urban tasting room located in the Westside Warehouse District and it's part of the Urban Wine Circuit. Winemaker and proprietor, Jonathan Oberlander, showcases his diverse wine selection sourcing Oregon grapes including Petite Syrah, Viognier, Roussane, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. With over 20 wines on the menu, you're sure to find a favorite!

Noble Estate

Noble Estate Urban Tasting Room not only offers a beautiful garden patio to enjoy a glass (or two), but is also available to rent for your next board meeting or after-hours event. This private retreat is in Eugene’s Westside Warehouse District. Discover their award-winning wines including Muscat, Pinot Noir and Syrah.

Oregon Wine Lab by Maria Peters

Oregon Wine Lab

Located within walking distance of downtown hotels and the Whiteaker district, this urban winery and tasting room will delight. They produce William Rose wines on site, as well as pour from a variety of other local wineries. It's a relaxing and inviting atmosphere with ample space for after-hour events or reserve the “Owl’s Nest” for a private meeting.

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Company Banquet Set Up Courtesy of Territorial Vineyards & Wine Company

Territorial Vineyards

Exuding an urban vibe, Territorial Vineyards & Wine Company grow their grapes in the valley, but make their wine in town in the Whiteaker district. With complete control from vine to wine, Territorial bottles their estate wines in a converted coffee warehouse. Tours, large groups and special events are welcome.

Sweet Cheeks on 5th by Melanie Griffin

Sweet Cheeks on 5th

A favorite Willamette Valley tasting room can now be found in the heart of downtown Eugene’s eclectic and vibrant 5th Street Public Market.  Enjoy the contemporary atmosphere of Sweet Cheeks on 5th's urban tasting room and relax with a glass of a Sweet Cheeks Pinot.  Pair it with a delicious cheese plate and live music and you’re set! Sweet Cheeks on 5th is also able to host your private event or small gathering.

Eugene Wine Cellars

Eugene Wine Cellars was Eugene’s first urban winery. Their grapes are grown all over the Willamette Valley to make their delicious wines and blends. They focus on Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, but they have more options including sangria, apple cider and craft beer. The choice is yours! Eugene Wine Cellars has a warm and comfortable atmosphere and their tasting room is available to rent for special events.

After checking out the urban wine circuit, be sure to grab a bite to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants. For a fun, interactive way to tour all the South Willamette Valley wine country, explore the South Willamette Wine Trail. From a tasting flight to a barrel cellar, you’re sure to have a delightful experience!

Author: Katerine Morton

An Oregonian at heart, Katerine Morton grew up in Lane County and attended Oregon State University, where she got her degree in Digital Communication Arts before returning to Eugene-Springfield. She loves running, trying out new restaurants and is passionate about dance.