Gallery at Ten Oaks
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.
Ward off the spring chill with ultrasoft alpaca wool products from this downtown boutique.
La Bella Casa
Pick up Oregon-made pottery, handknit scarves, jewelry, and household goods at this all-in-one crafts emporium.
Admire works in various mediums by Oregonians at this artist-owned gallery.
Third Street Oil and Vinegar
Home cooks can sample 21 types of olive oil and 26 different vinegars.
Wine Tasting Around McMinnville
Oregon Wine Village
Opened in 2015 by three local sommeliers, Oregon Wine Village offers pours from many Willamette Valley wineries in a cozy downtown tasting room. Explore the menu on your own, or—if you'd like to sample different shades of a single varietal—opt for the curated monthly wine flight. Prefer pairings? Make advance reservations for a tasting matched with bites. Just passing through? You'll find bottles of more than 400 area and international wines for sale.
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 with intense reds plus lighter options such as Chasselas Doré, made from a Swiss grape and best served chilled.
Grain Station Brew Works
Inside a renovated barn, a family friendly brewery serves up live music and craft beers such as crisp Haystack Gold (an American blonde ale) and creamy Grain Station Stout.
R. Stuart & Co. Wine Bar
Pair a glass of floral pinot or sparkling blanc de blancs with a cheese plate in this inviting tasting room and wine shop.
Overlooking rolling rows of organic vineyards, this family winery and inn produces wines—the robust, ruby-red 2015 Jordan Pinot Noir, say—that epitomize the McMinnville viticultural area’s earthy, dark fruit flavors.