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We always have fun when our returning guests come back to visit. This time they are a spunky group of ladies who love to laugh and enjoy sampling many types of wines.


We started our day at the Red Lion Inn & Suites McMinnville and headed on a journey to visit some Yamhill County wineries.



Our first visit was in the Dundee Hills at Wine Country Farm Bed & Breakfast and Armonea Wines. While sampling the wines we were able to see the horse riders coming in from a wine tour through the vineyards.


Then we headed south to visit Methven Family Vineyards to sample the wine and enjoy a few snacks.There was a little time for some great conversation. 

Time allowed for us to visit Brooks Wines and enjoy another array of wines. Some we were a little surprised by. We also learned about biodynamic farming.


To end our day we took a little drive down McMinnville’s Historic Third Street to check out sites and then headed to the hotel.



It was a lovely day with my returning friends. The next time you are in our neighborhood give us a call and we can enjoy the day with you.

We do have fun in Oregon!

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As we were discovering more of Oregon. We made sure to stop by Saginaw Vineyards for a little wine tasting and a wonderful lunch in a beautiful old barn from the 1800’s.

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Saginaw Vineyard has great events throughout the year and weekend music and dinners. Make sure you take time to enjoy their wines. We enjoyed ourselves while we were there.

Let us know if you would like to take an Oregon adventure with us. We do have fun in Oregon!

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McMinnville just had a three-day wine festival called SIP. It was held at the Evergreen Aviation Museum and takes place each year in March among the planes and space equipment.

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This event is filled with wines, food vendors and crafters from all over Oregon.

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The big question is what do you like: Do you like Pinot, Chardonnay or Big Reds?  There are so many wonderful wines out there in the world to experience. Going to one of these events is a great way to sample those wines you have never heard of, to see the differences in the wine and wine master styles.

Well, another way to experience Oregon’s wine world is to take a wine tour with us and we will show you a great array of Oregon wines. We will have fun and see the countryside while we tasting.

If you ever want to look us up when you visit Oregon and go on a  tour with us. Give us a call. We do have fun in Oregon!

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We would love to show you Oregon. Today was a special day. I met someone today for a wine tour. She was coming to McMinnville for the day from out of state. We met at the Evergreen Aviation Museum. When you go to pick up a new person you have never met before it is a great opportunity to learn about a new friend. It gives you time to learn about where they come from and things they like to see and do.

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As we started out to see Yamhill County’s wine country we talked about where she came from and the type of wines she like. She told me of her areas of expertise with her job and how she loved to travel and try new foods and wines.

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I gave her a little history of the area and about Oregon’s wonderful wine country. Since this was her first time wine tasting in Oregon she was eager to learn and sample wine. We traveled through McMinnville and headed to Carlton Cellars for a short tour of the winery and to sample wine. From Carlton Cellars we worked our way through the countryside to Laurel Ridge Winery where we had a light snack lunch along with… some more wine. Our last stop of the day was at Methven Family Vineyards. Which sits among acres if grapevines that have just been harvested. The leaves are starting to turn from green to gorgeous fall colors.

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As the day came to an end and it was time to return her back to McMinnville, I knew Embrace Oregon and I had a new friend. It is always good to take the time to enjoy the day with someone new that you can call friend.

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If you would like to be one of our new friends and join us on a tour in Oregon.

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It is fun to see Oregon in many different ways. Yesterday, it was going wine tasting by helicopter.

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You can see Oregon many different ways; by car, boat, helicopter… It is all up to you. We have connections to help you accomplish your dreams to see Oregon.

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You can choose how you would like to see Oregon.

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We are having fun in Oregon!

Give us a call and we will find a way for you to have fun in Oregon. We love to Embrace Oregon.

If you are wanting to have a Oregon experience give us a call we would be happy to take you on a journey with us.

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Have you visited Oregon’s vineyards and wineries? Well, this is a great time to visit them. There is so much going on everything from bottling wine to harvesting this years grapes. It is time for our yearly crush.

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I can hear you thinking… What does that mean? It means… The grapes are ready to come off the vine and they need to be brought to the wineries. So, the wineries are scrambling to get wine bottled and the equipment ready to process the grapes for fermentation.

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As we traveled around Yamhill County’s wine country this week we were lucky enough to get some private tours. We viewed some bottling of wine and were able to see folks harvesting grapes in the vineyard.

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Then we viewed the process for the crush where grapes were coming into the winery and prepped for fermentation. Naturally, there was a little wine tasting going on for us as we watched.

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We also had a chance to get a private tour in the vineyards from the owner of Methven Family Vineyards and taste some of the grapes right off the vine. Our group found the steps it takes from planting the grapevines to the time of harvest are many and seeing the wine being bottled fascinating.

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During our visit we had a greater appreciation for the wine as we did our sampling.

If you are wanting to have a Oregon wine experience give us a call we would be happy to take you on a wine county journey with us.

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We had fun in Yamhill County yesterday. We visited Methven Family Vineyard and were able to take a little tour behind the scenes. Not only did we do some wine tasting in the tasting room we also ate our appetizers on the patio and enjoyed the view.

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Then we were off with Will to go behind the scenes to see the bottling of Purple Cow Vineyards wines. There was a lot going on and was able to get some insight about the process of wine making.

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It was a lovely day in Oregon’s Wine Country.

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As summer ends and fall begins we all try to grab onto all the things we still want to do. Some of us are not ready for the weather change and lack of daylight. We can look back on the summer fun that we had.

The summer has given us the chance to meet so many wonderful new friends. Our Embrace Oregon tours have given us the chance to have some wonderful moments with our new friends. There were many laughs, stories along with great food and wine. We have enjoyed showing our new friends some of Oregon and giving them a chance to embrace a moment.


We had great times at city events, softball, olive oil and wine tasting. Our travels have taken us all around the state of Oregon to explore and embrace each of the seven Oregon regions.

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We want to thank all of our new summer friends for a great time and we hope to see you all again. Now, it is time for us to gear up for the fall season and all the fun we are going to have as well as all the new friends we are going to meet.

If anyone wants to view some of the photo albums of our summer. They are on our Embrace Oregon.com Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Embrace-Oregoncom/290794928817?ref=hl

If you would like to have some fall fun with us check out our website: http://www.embraceoregon.com or give us a call.-We would love to talk to you: (503) 474-0762

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Step Back In Time Stay w/Tours
Historic 1890’s Hotel stay with ghost history & Guided Tours for Two

Get ready to embrace history and some fun!

A 1890’s Wildwood Hotel stay for two… 2 day & 1 night.
• 2 relaxing days with fun!
• 1 nights staying at the Historic 1890’s Wildwood Hotel (Breakfast included)
• A tour to the Willamina Museum of Local History and to Fort Yamhill.
• Guided Willamette Valley Three Winery Tour w/appetizers and pictures of your tour.
• Includes a dinner at Spirit Mountain Casino
Enjoy going back in time with a night at the Historic 1890’s Wildwood Hotel. It is a charming old hotel with each room having its own bath. You may even feel the presents of a friendly ghost encounter. Get ready for a guided tour to learn the history of the area while visiting the Willamina Museum of Local History. Don’t forget your hiking shoes to experience Fort Yamhill. Grab your camera and dress for the weather and let’s explore three of Oregon’s wineries.
Come and embrace the spirits of the past while going back in time.
$582.00 per couple
(Requires a 2 person minimum or the equivalent of.)
Reservations required… Hotel availability and Wineries will depend on the date of your reservations. Purchases, tasting fees and gratuities are not included in the price.
Embrace Oregon… Phone: (503) 474-0762 Website: http://www.embraceoregon.com
NWR Travel… Phone (971) 409-3182 Website: http://www.nwrtravel.com

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UFO Wine & Festival Tour

May 17 & 18, 2013

$50.00 per person per day
Call for reservations: (503) 474-0762
UFO coming

There was a UFO sighting in Oregon near the city of McMinnville in the 1950’s. We celebrate each year with a lot of fun.

Join us… You can dress in your best UFO outfit or not and let us take you on a wine tour on Friday, May 17th with some festival fun. OR, to the parade and wine tasting on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

You will have an out of this world good time…. Maybe you will see a UFO!

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