There are many activities to choose among from wine tasting, dining, and shopping, to biking, canoeing, and kayaking.  If you enjoy a serious walk/hike, you can pack a picnic and hike through the hills on country roads to Lange, Torii Mor, Briar Rose Creamery (a little cheese tasting along your way), Crumbled Rock, Barrel Fence, Winderlea, Erath, and Bella Vida.  There are many more with in a five to ten minute drive.  You will find exquisite dining in Dundee with additional fantastic options if you choose to venture to McMinnville, Carlton, or Newberg.  If you are visiting for a wine tasting adventure, start your trip off with a Willamette Valley Wine Essentials class with Mich Nelson at Free Spirit Wines.  She can also create a custom wine tour itinerary for you.  Take a cooking class with Chef Wendy Bennett at the Wine Country Cooking Studio (conveniently located in Dundee, above Red Hills Market). Rent a canoe or kayak, in Dundee, and enjoy an adventure on the Willamette River.  A trip to the Evergreen Air and Space Museum with the Wings and Waves Waterpark is well worth a visit for adults and children alike.  A fun day in Portland is easily accessible with a 45 minute drive into the city where you can visit the Portland Japanese Gardens, Zoo, OMSI, Portland Art Museum, Rose Gardens, take a cruise on the Willamette River, stroll along the west side of the river at Tom McCall Waterfront Park or visit the East Bank Esplanade.  Check out the Portland Hiker’s Field Guide for great hikes from easy to difficult.  Abundant cultural, dining, and entertainment options abound.

Plan a longer day trip and in two hours arrive at Mount Hood or visit Multnomah Falls in the scenic Columbia River Gorge.  The Oregon coast is less than two hours away, making this another attractive day trip option.

Wineries in Dundee: Visit the Dundee Hills Winegrower’s Association Regional Map for locations and proximity to the Dundee area.  Also, please note that some wineries/tasting rooms are open year round and others only on holidays and other special occasions.

Wine Tours, Wine Tasting Itineraries & Classes

Free Spirit Wines

Uncorked Northwest Wine Tours or email Scott at

Recommended Dining in Dundee

Recommended Dining in Newberg & Wine Bars

Recommended Dining in McMinnville & Wine Bars

Recommended Dining in Carlton

Activities for Families in Dundee, Newberg, Sherwood, and McMinnville

Activities for Families in the greater Portland area

South of Dundee




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