Itinerary – Pacific Northwest Wine Trail
California and Oregon

Regional Suggestions San Francisco | Napa Valley | Redding
Rogue Valley | Eugene | Willamette


About this itinerary

Driving distance: 698 Miles
Recommended travelling time: 14 Days
Recommended travel season: Year round
Explore the spectacular natural surroundings of Northern California and Oregon with a tour around its eclectic wineries. Discover the local food and wines as you drive north from San Francisco to Portland, visiting famous vineyards along the way.


San Francisco, California, to Napa Valley, California

 

Arrive in San Francisco, California, and take the short drive to Napa Valley, which includes a trip across the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Stop for lunch in Sausalito and enjoy more spectacular views of San Francisco Bay before continuing onto the town of Napa. In the heart of the wine region, downtown Napa offers a wealth of dining and nightlife options, as well as local arts and craft stores to explore. You can stay here or just outside of town in one of the many fabulous Napa Valley resorts.
Length of leg: 59 miles| Total distance travelled: 59 miles

 


Napa Valley, California

Begin your exploration of Napa Valley's fabulous vineyards in Yountville. Many of the wineries offer stunning natural views, an ideal environment for relaxing in the sun while enjoying the local wines. Take the opportunity for a self-guided tour to explore the estate gardens and underground wine cellars. Dining options are plentiful in the Napa Valley, but don't miss The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil, which boasts 13 consecutive Michelin Star awards. End with a ride on the 100-year-old Napa Valley Wine Train.
Length of leg: 0 miles | Total distance travelled: 59 miles



Napa Valley, California, to Redding, California

On your way to Redding, stop and visit the Old Faithful Geyser of California or the awe-inspiring Castello di Amorosa, a Tuscan-inspired castle and winery, or alternatively Robert Louis Stevenson State Park. A short distance from Redding, you will find Indian Peaks Vineyards in the historic town of Manton. Visit the tasting room to sample the winery's full selection of wines, finishing with a dark chocolate truffle and signature "Donna's Dessert" wine.
Length of leg: 201 miles | Total distance travelled: 260 miles

 


Redding, California, to Rogue Valley, Oregon

Next, travel to the beautiful Rogue Valley in the state of Oregon. Your first stop in Oregon will be Ashland, sitting at the base of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges and home to a vibrant arts scene. Just a short distance from town is the Irvine & Roberts Vineyards, or the Paschal Winery, both of which overlook the local mountain ranges. Then, visit the fully-organic Wooldridge Creek Vineyard, which is also home to dwarf goats, chickens, a mini donkey and a mini horse.
Length of leg: 160 miles | Total distance travelled: 420 miles



Rogue Valley, Oregon, to Eugene, Oregon

Take a detour to visit Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the USA. The strikingly blue, pristine mountain lake is well worth the detour. Rejoin your wine trail in the Umpqua Valley, and stop at Abacela Winery in Roseburg. Continue your journey north to Eugene, located on the banks of the Willamette River. This picturesque, lively city offers a mix of arts, culture, outdoor activities and dining, as well as a diverse collection of wineries, such as King Estate Winery, one of the largest organic vineyards in the world.
Length of leg: 163 miles | Total distance travelled: 583miles

 


Eugene, Oregon, to Willamette Valley, Oregon

Just north of Eugene in Junction City, you will find Pfeiffer Winery, a boutique winery and tasting room. Continue into the heart of the Willamette Valley to Newberg for dinner at The Painted Lady. This charming farm-to-table fine dining restaurant is tucked away in a Victorian house in a quiet neighbourhood just steps from downtown. There is a wide range of wineries such as this one to explore throughout the Willamette Valley, each with its own distinct and charming character.
Length of leg: 67 miles | Total distance travelled: 650 miles



Willamette Valley, Oregon, to Portland, Oregon

The last leg of your Willamette Valley tour starts at Sokol Blosser Winery just northeast of Dayton. Another of Oregon's pioneering wineries, its founders first planted pinot noir vines on a 5-acre plot in 1971. Today, visitors can enjoy seated tasting experiences in a variety of distinct spaces, all surrounded by vineyard views. After lunch, depart the Willamette Valley for cosmopolitan Portland, and arrive in time to explore the rich culinary scene, which is renowned for its originality.
Length of leg: 48 miles | Total distance travelled: 698 miles


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