Wineries in Sherwood, Oregon: A Wine Country Guide
Discover Wine Tasting in the Tualatin Valley
In the northwest corner of the Willamette Valley sits the scenically vibrant Tualatin Valley where urban meets rural. Here you’ll find Sherwood, Oregon. Located between Portland and the Oregon Coast, it’s a small but growing city that offers an inviting meld of small-town living, a dash of metro influence, picturesque farmland, and Oregon’s renowned wineries.
If you’re exploring the Tualatin Valley AVA and its distinctive wineries, Sherwood is a perfect place to head. Discover wine tasting in Sherwood and the many fun things to do and see in this special corner of the Valley!
Wineries in Sherwood
The oldest Pinot vines in the Willamette Valley are found in the Tualatin Valley, where abundant vineyards produce exquisite pinot noirs. Here are three of our favorite Sherwood wine tasting destinations:
One of Oregon’s legacy wineries and among the first in the Valley to grow estate Pinot Noir, Ponzi Estates was established in 1970. Sip exceptional wine flights paired with a light bite in the modern tasting room, where sweeping views overlook the vineyard and valley beyond. Step outside to the covered terrace and firepit or take up an easy-paced game of bocce ball as you savor a glass. Ponzi produces world-class Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Reserve wines, focusing on innovation, tradition, sustainability, and excellence.
A visit to Alloro Vineyard is like an escape to Tuscany. Cypress trees frame the vineyard, setting the scene at this boutique winery near Sherwood. The intimate tasting house, manicured gardens, pathways, and fountain evoke an Italian winery, and stunning vistas showcase the beauty of the Willamette Valley. Fireplaces indoors and out offer a cozy place to gather in any weather. Relax on the shaded patio or retire to the yard under the trees to sip outstanding wines produced to showcase “purity of flavor”: Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Bianco di Nero.
Blakeslee Vineyard Estate
Dip your feet in the infinity pool. Take a stroll around the vineyard. Sip a glass of stellar wine at the firepit. Blakeslee Vineyard Estate welcomes wine lovers with an atmosphere that’s elegant without being pretentious. The mood is friendly and relaxed, the setting is picturesque. Discover award-winning wines while taking in stunning views of Mt Hood from the sunny terrace or kid-friendly picnic area. The helpful, knowledgeable staff will pour tastes from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Rosé of Pinot Noir, and White Pinot Noir.
Things to Do in Sherwood, Oregon
It may be a “small town,” but there are many entertaining things to do in and around Sherwood. Farmers markets, shopping, bicycling, hiking, and local events keep visitors and locals busy.
Old Town Sherwood, the city’s downtown core, is a charming stop before or after a day of wine tasting, with historic buildings, specialty and antique shops, and eateries to explore. The Sherwood Heritage Center features historical homes and a museum and the Sherwood Center for the Arts has programs and events worth checking out.
Sherwood was named for England’s Sherwood Forest – and the Robinhood Festival is one of Oregon’s oldest community events. On Saturdays, the Sherwood Saturday Market in Old Town draws visitors and locals with fresh farm produce, tasty baked goods, artists, and crafters.
Carriage House Lavender offers lavender lovers farm tours, classes, and a wide array of aromatic lavender-enhanced products. Walk the trails of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge north of Sherwood, a peaceful, protected sanctuary for both wildlife and people. For a different kind of exercise, the whole family will enjoy, hit the Sherwood Ice Arena, “the coolest place in town” open year-round.
Where to Eat in Sherwood, Oregon
A good meal makes a day of wine tasting even more delicious. Sherwood has a variety of great options to choose from.
Mason serves classic Italian cuisine in a comfortable European-like setting in Old Town Sherwood. A longtime local favorite, McMenamins Sherwood Pub is bedecked with Scottish frogs and has an outdoor patio that welcomes pets. Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free dishes are served up fresh and friendly at Sawatdee Thai Cuisine. For “must-have” fish tacos and a brew, hit up Clancy’s Pub & Restaurant, an Irish tavern with a relaxed attitude. Fat Milo’s Family Kitchen offers tasty, filling fare and outdoor eating spaces with water bowls for four-legged friends. And Schmizza Public House is the place to go for pizza, specialty burgers, and local microbrews.
Places to Stay in Sherwood
Sherwood and the surrounding Portland metro area offer numerous lodging options for a weekend stay or wine country getaway. Hotels in Sherwood and conveniently nearby include:
- Hampton Inn Sherwood Experience comfort in the heart of Oregon wine country
- Century Hotel Relax in a comfortably classic suburban oasis
- Comfort Inn & Suites Tualatin – Portland South Enjoy well-equipped rooms and caring service.
Explore Oregon Wineries from a Different Point of View
Tour DeVine puts an exciting spin on the wine tasting experience. Our helicopter tours sweep you to heights where you’ll experience thrilling views of the gorgeous Willamette Valley, then land at acclaimed wineries where you’ll sip world-class wines. Sit back and relax as we do the “driving.” Celebrate a special event or simply treat yourself to something special! Book your Tour DeVine wine tour online now. Contact us with questions any time at 503-687-3816.