Enhance your stay with curated activities for an unique experience.
Whether you’re hiking, cycling, or kayaking your way through the area, the Blackwater Ridge is one of the most beautiful places on earth. With a host of rivers, lakes, forests, mountains, and wildlife refuges, this area will leave you in awe.
For more information, read about the local wineries, restaurants, attractions and events.
Alexana Winery & Tasting Room
Alexana Winery was born of Dr. Madaiah Revana’s love of the great wines of Burgundy. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Revana began a search for both the ideal region and an experienced winemaker with the goal of producing Pinot Noirs that could rival those from Burgundy. His search ended in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he met Lynn Penner-Ash. Alexana is named after Dr. Revana’s daughter, Alexandra.
Belle Pente Vineyard & Winery
Belle Pente (bell-pont’) means “beautiful slope” – a perfect description for our hillside vineyard site in the Yamhill-Carlton District of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Our inspiration comes from the exquisite wines of Burgundy and Alsace, and follows the guiding principle that great wine is made in the vineyard and merely nurtured in the winery. Our standard practices include organic & biodynamic viticulture, carefully managing vineyard quality and yields, and meticulously hand sorting the grapes that arrive at the winery to remove all underripe or damaged fruit. Our 3-level, gravity-flow winery is designed for gentle, natural winemaking in small lots, with minimal handling and manipulation, to produce premium wines of character and distinction.
Welcome to Carlton Cellars. We’re an artisanal Winery, Vineyard & Tasting Room in the heart of Oregon wine country, passionate about making premium Pinot Noir and other fine wines in the Willamette Valley handcraft tradition.
Cuvée is located in the historic downtown Carlton, experience a carefully-crafted country French cuisine with hand-selected meats, seafood and vegetables sourced from local farms and vendors. A wine list of local favorites and French imports, along with a classic cocktail menu, rounded out the offerings for a classic and tastefully casual dining experience.
The Horse Radish
The Horse Radish offers the ultimate wine country experience to visitors and locals alike! We have amazing artisan cheeses, meats, and a wonderful lunch menu. You can enjoy our seasonal offerings here or to go for the perfect picnic. We have 50+ hand-selected Northwest wines, with a dozen open daily for tasting, with selections changing each Friday. They also offer live music every Friday and Saturday from 7-10 p.m. with a special dinner option offered in addition to their regular menu.
Golden Valley Brewery and Restaurant
Best Brew Pub in the Heart of Wine Country! Since we started in 1993, we’ve followed a fresh, local, made-in-house cuisine program at Golden Valley.
Equestrian Wine Tours
Our well trained gaited Tennessee Walking Horses offer a comfortable ride through the famous Red Hills of Dundee, well known for their excellent wine, especially Pinot Noir. No experience is necessary, only a comfort zone being around horses, a sense of adventure and a desire for a good time! We also invite you to join us for our timeless carriage rides in the countryside. Our tours enhance and bring enjoyment to weddings, engagement parties, anniversaries and other special occasions you may be planning! Gourmet picnics, custom tours and special requests are welcome.
International Pinot Noir Celebration
Along with the winemakers, speakers and chefs, it is the relaxing and festive atmosphere that sets the IPNC apart from all other wine events. Whether tasting Grand Cru Burgundy or walking through Oregon vineyards with the grower who planted them, guests find themselves unwinding in picturesque Oregon wine country for what Eric Asimov, wine writer for the New York Times, describes as “one of those rare wine gatherings that works on every level.”
Lafayette School House Antique
The three story vintage 1912 Schoolhouse found a new life as Oregon’s largest permanent antique display. It is filled with the wares of over 100 antique dealers. The adjacent gymnasium displays antique oak, pine and mahogany furniture.
Tommy’s Bicycle Shop
Tommy’s Bicycle Shop is the center of Yamhill County’s cycling universe. Ask anyone you know and they will say “I bought my first bike at Tommy’s.” If they tell you otherwise, don’t trust them.
Blackwater Wine Board
All wines come from someplace, but the best wines can only come from an extraordinary place. Blackwater is a world-class wine region with 18 approved winegrowing regions, more than 600 wineries and more than 900 vineyards producing 72 varieties of grapes. Come visit to see and taste for yourself what the wine writers and restaurateurs are rhapsodizing about. Blackwater ‘s vintners are waiting.
Blackwater’s got hot high desert country to the east, balmy coast to the west, and mountains, rivers and forests in between. Not to mention many great towns on your must-see list. You’ve got a lot of ground to cover, and we are here to help you figure out how to get around.
So romantic! I celebrated my honeymoon here this past weekend. It’s such a beautiful place and the service was impeccable. I highly recommend it.
– Kate D, November 2017