Family friendly Willamette Valley wineries abound and make for a great day trip or weekend getaway from Portland. Add a few before or after your Oregon Coast Road Trip or before you do the Oregon Adventure loop and you’ll get a full Pacific Northwest wine experience.
If you’re looking for a fun day out with the family within an hour or two of Portland, look no further than the Willamette Valley wineries. Not only are the wines some of the best in the world, but some wineries also offer kid-friendly activities and delicious food options.
Here are our picks for 10 of the best family-friendly Willamette Valley wineries. Each one offers delicious wines and kid-friendly activities that will keep everyone entertained! So pack up the kids and get ready for a day of fun!
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Family Friendly Willamette Valley Wineries Within an Hour of Portland
As close as 30 minutes away from Portland proper you’ll find countless wineries. The ones we’ve chosen are kid-friendly and have something to offer a broad range of visitors. We’ve arranged them in order of which wineries are closest to Portland. Don’t forget to take traffic into consideration if you’re visiting Willamette Valley wineries during the work week, as Portland sometimes gets bad afternoon traffic.
Rex Hill Winery in Newberg, OR
Rex Hill Winery is a family-owned winery that has been making world-class wines for over 30 years. They are best known for their Pinot Noir, but they also produce Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Red Blends. I recommend tasting all of their wines, especially their Pinot Noirs.
The Rex Hill newly renovated tasting room is located in the historic district of Newberg. It’s an indoor/outdoor patio tasting room with a contemporary feel. In addition to the kid-friendly tasting room, Rex Hill also offers a variety of events that are perfect for families. Their “Twilight Music in the Garden Series” features nights of wine, pizza, ice cream, and live music.
Rex Hill wines are available by the glass and by the bottle alongside wood-fired pizzas from Tastebud and Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwiches. The Rex Hill Winery is a great place to visit with the family because of the kid-friendly tasting room and variety of events. The adults can enjoy the delicious award-winning wines while the kids enjoy the pizza and ice cream.
Adelsheim Vineyards in Newberg, OR
Adelsheim Vineyard was founded in 1971 and is one of the pioneering wineries of the Willamette Valley. The vineyard is located in the Chehalem Mountains sub-region and features stunning views. The family-friendly tasting room has a large outdoor patio with plenty of seating and expansive vineyard views.
And they offer a variety of tastings but I recommend their fireside experience with black truffle fondue service. This is paired with an assortment of bread, poached fingerling, and fruit. Delicious!
The wines are world-class, and their Willamette Valley’s Pinot Noir is exceptional. Also, another wine to try during your visit is their Artist Series Rosé for a crisp and refreshing wine. It’s a wonderful place for families to learn more about one of the region’s pioneering wineries.
Trisaetum Winery in Newberg, OR
This is a quintessential family-owned boutique winery in Oregon that is kid-friendly. The name Trisaetum comes from the two children’s names, Tristen and Tatum. Their wines are all sustainably farmed and handcrafted in small batches. The Trisaetum team is passionate about creating beautiful wines that reflect the terroir of the Willamette Valley. I recommend tasting their Ribbon Ridge Estate Riesling and their Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
This winery is in the heart of the Willamette Valley, and from their tasting room and patio, visitors can enjoy beautiful views of their vineyards. The tasting room also features the artwork of James Frey, Trisaetum’s owner, and winemaker.
Because of the lovely vineyard views, art gallery, and delicious wines to taste, this is a boutique winery you should visit with the family.
Stoller Family Estate Winery in Dayton, OR
The Stoller Family Estate is a family-owned and operated winery located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. They have a 4,000 square-foot state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor tasting room, with beautiful and panoramic vineyard views.
This winery is recognized for its spacious fields and magnificent vistas. And there is plenty of room for kids to roam and a large outside seating area. They also offer guest houses to stay in. These residences are located just minutes from the winery and tasting room while being surrounded by their picturesque vineyard. A great option to stay with the family in the Willamette Valley.
The Stoller Family produces wines that reflect the terroir of the Willamette Valley. I recommend tasting their Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rosé. The Stoller Family Estate Winery is just another great place to visit with the family in Oregon. They are a full-service establishment that enables you to spend the whole day eating and drinking.
Abbey Road Farm in Carlton, OR
Abbey Road Farm is a working 82-acre farm, bed & breakfast, and family-friendly winery located in Carlton, Oregon. The farm features stunning views, wine tasting, and a Bed & Breakfast. Their winery produces several exceptional boutique wines from different winemakers. I recommend trying their Rose of Pinot Noir and Sparkling Pinot Gris!
They transformed three-grain bins that were previously utilized for agricultural storage into a Bed & Breakfast! They call it America’s Most Instagrammable B&B!
Abbey Road Farm is the perfect place to visit with the family if you’re looking for a relaxed and fun environment. There are many different wines to choose from and there’s plenty for the kids to do. They have an expansive property, and the kids can hang out with the farm animals, or the family can enjoy a picnic on the lawn, or you can just simply take in the panoramic views around the property.
Kid-friendly Wineries within 2 Hours of Portland
If you plan your Willamette Valley wineries tour just right, you can start furthest from Portland and work your way back towards the city. While our family usually does no more than three wineries during a trip, if you really want to visit as much of the Willamette Valley as possible, you can be strategic and get the longest stretch of the drive done before any wineries open. That way you waste no time once the tasting rooms and vineyards are open to the public.
Domain Drouhin Oregon in Dayton, OR
Domain Drouhin Oregon is a family-owned winery located in the Dundee Hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. They are committed to making Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of exceptional quality that reflects the terroir of the region.
The state-of-the-art facility features a beautiful tasting room with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning views of the vineyards. There is also an outdoor patio where you can enjoy their wines while taking in the breathtaking scenery.
Their award-winning wines are some of my personal favorites from this region. I highly recommend trying all of their Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cuvee wines from all their different vineyards. A Drouhin Oregon visit may be more for the grownups in the family because of its exceptional wines and breathtaking vistas.
Anne Amie Vineyards in Carlton, OR
Anne Amie Vineyards is a wonderful family friendly winery not to miss. Their vines are found in the rolling hills of the Yamhill-Carlton District and on the steep slopes of the Chehalem Mountains, both situated in Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. And they have a beautiful tasting room that offers stunning views of the Oregon landscape and valley below.
The tasting room offers a variety of wines from red, white, sparkling, to dessert wines. I recommend their Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. The Rosé of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris are great summer wines, while the Pinot Noir is perfect for any time of year.
The Anne Amie Vineyards is a great place to visit with the family. The kids will have a blast running around in their spacious yard, while the adults enjoy their different selections of wines at the outdoor patio.
Brooks Winery in Amity, OR
Brooks Winery was founded in 1998 and is a biodynamic winery recognized for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Rieslings. They are known for their Award-winning wine, food, and hospitality. This is by far one of the best wineries to visit in Oregon if you are looking for family-friendly activities. They have many tasting room options that are all kid-friendly areas including the Adirondack chairs portion, upper deck patio, lemon shade area, and tasting room.
For food, they have an executive chef on-site. They provide root beer, popcorn, and other snacks on the kids’ menu. They also have a variety of events to attend, including pizza Fridays, crawfish boils, and concert series. In addition to delicious wines, Brooks Winery also offers a variety of kid-friendly activities. Kids can play in the outdoor play area, which features a corn hole set and an on-site animal sanctuary, where you can feed the chickens.
The Brooks Winery is a great place to visit with the family because there’s something for everyone. The adults can enjoy the delicious wines and the kids will have a blast exploring the animal sanctuary and playing in the outdoor play area. Plus they are dog-friendly too!
Left Coast Estate Winery in Rickreall, OR
Left Coast Estate is a family-friendly winery located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The tasting room is situated on a picturesque 500-acre property and features beautiful views of the vineyards.
The winery is run by two essential ideas: a love of winemaking and a strong connection to the land on which we reside and farm. The Left Coast team is another winery that produces wines that reflect the terroir of the Willamette Valley. I recommend tasting their Pinot Meunier, White Pinot Noir, and Pinot Gris.
The Left Coast Estate Winery is a great place to visit with the family because of the beautiful vineyard views, many unique varietals of wines, and they offer wood-fired pizzas. The adults can enjoy the delicious wines while the kids explore the property and take in the stunning views.
Note: if you’re not familiar, when a winery is an “estate winery” this means that all the grapes are grown together versus coming from several different vineyards.
Airlie Winery in Monmouth, OR
Airlie Winery is located in the coastal mountain range on the western edge of the Willamette Valley, nestled among beautiful mountains. The women-owned and operated Airlie Winery is a great place to go with the family. The kids can play around the picnic area and explore the pond. Dogs are adored here so it only amplifies the lovely environment. Picnicking is encouraged making it one of the most family friendly wineries in the Willamette Valley.
Another plus is the staff is extremely friendly and one of the owners even introduced us to their two dogs. They’ll even show kids where to catch frogs by the pond.
The winery produces a wide range of wine varieties. I recommend their one-of-a-kind red wine, Maréchal Foch, and their 7 white blend for a hot summer’s day. It’s just the ideal place to bring your own picnic, take your dog, and spend an afternoon with your family in Oregon.
Map of Family Friendly Willamette Valley Wineries
To make an easy, family friendly Willamette Valley wine tasting plan, save this map for later. Follow the link for the map or download the image with the list. Have fun!
There you have it! The best family-friendly wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley region. With stunning views, delicious wines, and plenty of activities for the kids, these wineries are sure to please everyone in the family. So get out there and explore all that this beautiful region has to offer!
Not heading to the Portland area? That’s okay! Oregon has several wine regions and other great places to experience family friendly agritourism. Besides the Willamette Valley, you can also visit:
- the Columbia Valley (Columbia Gorge and Hood River / The Dalles)
- Umpqua Valley – we love the Thundering Waters Trail for waterfalls and wine on a Oregon Cascades road trip
- Rogue River Valley – this includes Grants Pass, Medford and more; a great opportunity to visit Oregon Caves National Monument too!