Dundee Oregon is best known for its vineyards and famous for its pinot noir. The Red Hills produce a complex and spirited pinot now known internationally.
While a popular destination for wine enthusiasts, who tour from winery to winery in stretch limousines, Dundee (population 3096) has retained its rural feel and quiet life. In winter, the fire department delights Dundee kids with its engines on parade, tossing treats as it runs through the neighborhoods. In summer, Dundee parties together in the park and flips pancakes for charity. Dundee is nevertheless a quick jump from city life — 30 miles from Portland, and minutes away from Newberg and McMinnville, which provide shopping, theaters and entertainment.
Dundee Hills offers more than just wine, but also some of the most staggering views in Oregon…
And some of its best cuisine!
Dundee offers several in-town tasting rooms for your convenience, but there is no substitute for a picnic among the vines in the Dundee Hills. For the price of a few minutes’ drive out of town, feast on vineyard views as far as the eye can see. Stop in for a taste of the vine at its source — Erath, Bergstrom, Maresh, Furioso, Sokol Blosser, Wine Country Farm, and Durant vineyards all offer tasting onsite.
Dining options in Dundee seek to capitalize on its wine country reputation, and pair nicely with a day spent exploring vineyards. Local cuisine runs from casual wood-fired pizza to rack of lamb and autumn strozzapreti.
For a small town, Dundee offers a wealth of things to do in every season. Locals love the yearly Party in the Park, the Fueled By Wine Half Marathon, hiking the Harvey Creek Trail, Trivia Night at Dobbes Estate, live music at various winery venues. Take home some artisan cheese from Briar Rose Creamery, our local cheese monger. Or take a hot air balloon ride with Vista! In nearby Dayton, Red Ridge Farm offers home-pressed olive oil tasting.