June 4, 2019 / 

A Perfect Father’s Day In The Willamette Valley

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s easy to see why you’re looking for some suggestions regarding what to do with dad. Whether dad is a wine lover, you’re a wino, or your family is full of winos, celebrating “dad” with people who love him and wine… is essential.

In this article, we’ll discuss some excellent family-friendly ideas for this Father’s Day in the Willamette Valley. So plan ahead and consider adding these activities to your itinerary:

Take an easy and scenic drive

What’s better than a scenic drive enjoying the company of your dad? The 45-minute drive from the Portland area to the Willamette Valley is beyond incredible, offering scenery you and your family can enjoy together. While you’re en route to the real activities, this is a nice prelude to the fun you’re going to have this Father’s Day in the Willamette Valley. So drink in the beauty and enjoy the trip together as you journey through the mountainy wine region.

A Perfect Father's Day In The Willamette Valley - Evergreen Aviation Museum
Evergreen Aviation Museum | Photo Credit: Marcus Larson/ News-Register file photo

Visit The Evergreen Aviation Museum

The Evergreen Aviation Museum is quite the spectacle, boasting displays that range from the elegant aeronautic designs of Orville and Wilbur Wright to a real Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird capable of reaching speeds in excess of 2,000 miles per hour. Located in McMinnville, Oregon, your family will appreciate all this museum has to offer. Make sure to check out the fighter jets and the original Spruce Goose while you’re here. This plane is built entirely from wood as a result of wartime restrictions on metals. With this in mind, it stands as a symbol of American industry derived from World War II.

Stop By Stoller Family Estates

Stoller Family Estates is always a pleasure to visit. For those considering checking this winery out for Father’s Day, it’s undoubtedly the perfect place for some relaxation. Go grab a glass of wine and unwind with an excellent view out on their front lawn. Or perhaps you’d prefer to play some frisbee golf. The estate is gorgeous, offering tours and tasting room experiences you won’t want to miss as well. Spend some time unwinding with some of their delicious wine and take dad’s mind off life for a while at the family-friendly Stoller Family Estate.

A Perfect Father's Day In The Willamette Valley - Red Hills Market
Red Hills Market

Grab A Bite To Eat At Red Hills Market

Whether you and your family decide to eat at Red Hills Market for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack, this is the spot you’ll want to come to time and time again. Found right in the heart of Oregon wine country, this is the perfect place to go if you’re looking to enjoy everything offered by local farmers, chefs, and winemakers. The incredible fruits of local farms, vibrant restaurants providing locally sourced food offerings, and freshly baked goods are foods you’ll want to try for yourself. So make sure to check out Red Hills Market during your family’s Father’s Day adventure.

A Perfect Father's Day In The Willamette Valley - Argyle Patio
Argyle Patio, Dundee Oregon

Conclude Father’s Day With Bubbles at Argyle

Argyle Winery in Dundee, Oregon is the perfect place to end the day with bubbles. Just a short walk across the street from the Red Hills Market, you’ll find this tasting house in all its glory. The simplicity of this winery is beyond appealing, with a rustic feel derived from the time when it was once a hazelnut processing plant. You’ll now find excellent Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling at this winery, and the same room you’ll taste these wines is where all of their wines are crafted. You and your family will enjoy all the Argyle winery offers this Father’s Day.

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