There is no better way to welcome Spring than a Road Trip to Wine Country!

 

We’ve Chosen 2 of the Best Places to Travel in American Wine Country

1. Travel to the Wine Regions in Oregon

Set your sights north of the very popular California Wine Country to the state of Oregon. This unique state has 18 approved wine-growing regions with almost 700 wineries, including 13 urban wineries in Portland. The regions of Oregon have varied climates and grow 72 varieties of grapes, so you are sure to find some of your favorite varietals, but they are most famous for their Pinots.

According to Oregon Wines: “Oregon is blessed with some of the most diverse and beautiful wine-growing landscapes in the world. From the benchlands soaring above the Columbia River Gorge to the Willamette Valley’s green, rolling hills to the deep valleys of Southern Oregon, there are some incredible sights to behold and some incredible wines to taste”.

To learn about the wine-growing regions, wineries and to help you plan your trip, click here.

Here is a list of the wonderful wine events that await you in beautiful Oregon.

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Image by: Oregon Wines

 

2. Travel to the Finger Lakes Wine Region of New York

Forget 5th Avenue, Times Square and Broadway and head all the way to the other side of New York State. This small region centered around Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga Lakes has over 100 wineries! It is specifically known for its Rieslings, but it also produces Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Lemberger and Pinot Noir. According to the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Association:

“The terroir of the Finger Lakes is special because of the microclimate created by the lakes – extreme cold weather in the winter is avoided and warm, breezy days during the summer help ripen the grapes”.

Click here to use the Finger Lakes Wine Country trip planning tool and learn more about this special region and its wineries.

See what May events and festivals this breath-taking area has to offer.

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Image by: New York Wines

You can’t make a wrong decision no matter which wine region — Oregon or New York — you choose!

Whichever region you choose to explore, you are sure to be treated to sumptuous wines, breath-taking views and great memories. You’ll also experience warm, welcoming people who want to make your trip to their wine region an experience that you’ll remember for a life-time and keep you coming back for more.

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