From the street, the craftsman-style house on SW Baker Street near Linfield College blends into the residential neighborhood. But in fact, the property is now home to the Gallery at Ten Oaks. The friendly spot combines two local specialties—wine and art—under one roof. Sip a rosé from the McMinnville AVA or a pinot noir from the Eola–Amity Hills AVA while browsing diverse works by Oregon artists, which can include fractal prints, fanciful ceramics, delicate necklaces, and hand-turned wooden bowls.
Pick up Oregon-made pottery, handknit scarves, jewelry, and household goods at La Bella Casa, an all-in-one crafts emporium.
Admire works in various mediums by Oregonians at the artist-owned Currents Gallery.
Home cooks can sample 21 types of olive oil and 26 different vinegars at Third Street Oil and Vinegar.
Wine Tasting Around McMinnville
Pinot noir is king in McMinnville thanks to Eyrie cofounders David and Diana Lett, who planted the first pinot vines in the valley. Their son, winemaker Jason Lett, continues the legacy at Eyrie Vineyards with intense reds plus lighter options such as Chasselas Doré, made from a Swiss grape and best served chilled.
Inside a renovated barn, the family-friendly Grain Station Brew Works serves up live music and craft beers such as crisp Haystack Gold (an American blonde ale) and creamy Grain Station Stout.
Pair a glass of floral pinot or sparkling blanc de blancs with a cheese plate in R. Stuart & Co. Wine Bar's inviting tasting room and wine shop.
Overlooking rolling rows of organic vineyards, this family Youngberg Hill winery and inn produces wines—the robust, ruby-red 2019 Natasha Block Pinot Noir, say—that epitomize the McMinnville viticultural area’s earthy, dark fruit flavors.