Tasting Trails & Food Tours

Explore local food and beverage trails that showcase the Willamette Valley's farm-to-table abundance.

Follow these tasting trails right to the source: munch on bread baked from Junction City-grown wheat, eat strawberries straight from the field, sip wine made from Willamette Valley grapes and swill craft beer brewed in the warehouse next door. Delight in meeting the people that grow, pick, pack, ferment and prepare your food. Learn about the unique farm and culinary challenges and triumphs that make the South Willamette Valley a foodie destination.

Food & Drink Tasting Trails

 

Guided Food & Drink Tours

Roll with an experienced guide for premium sightseeing and tasting experiences. Some tour companies offer group tours and some provide customized private excursions.

Explore Eugene's Farm & Food Culture

Experience wine, beer and food at its origin. We all agree, the closer food is to its source, the better it tastes, and the more it nourishes the body and benefits the community. Local culinary adventures introduce you to real food. Whether it's crushing grapes with a vintner, lifting a pint with the brewmaster, or shaking hands with a farmer; partake in the farm-to-fork experience and savor the flavor!

There are many ways to partake in a gastronomic adventure. For the gourmand, delve deep into a cooking or beverage class. Cruise the local breweries on the Pacific Pub Cycle with a group of friends, or arrange a beekeeping tour with Queen's Bounty or start up your own hive with help from GloryBee. Help with a hop harvest or prune vines at Pfeiffer Winery.

During the summer and fall, picking your own fruits and vegetables is a great way to connect with the local food supply. Shop at roadside farm stands or "u-pick" strawberries, peaches, cherries, plums, berries, tomatoes, pears, apples, corn, nuts, squash, pumpkins and flowers. Visit Camas Country Mill Store & Bakery — their delicious breads and pastries are baked onsite from their own grains and milled at their own mill. For the holidays, take a tractor or hayride to a pumpkin patch or to cut your own Christmas tree at Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm.

While cows, goats, sheep, pigs, horses and chickens are common on area farms, did you know the region supports a half dozen alpaca ranches? Alpacas are valued for their woolly fur. Learn more about this gentle animal at local alpaca farms.

Canvasing Eugene's local food carts is another delectable way to chomp and tromp through the city.

Danang food truck at Oregon Wine LAB

Photo: Melanie Griffin / EugeneCascadesCoast.org