For travelers and locals looking to visit the Oregon coast this summer, the main highway everyone seems to travel on is HWY 99 W. Fortunately for winos, HWY 99 also happens to be one of the best highways for visiting Oregon’s Wine Country.
Whether you’re from out of town or a local looking to grab some wine on your way to the Oregon coast, we’re going to show you the best way to get your wine fix in time for the beach.
One of the best ways to grab some wine before an Oregon coast trip is to plan ahead. At NW Wine Shuttle, we make planning beyond easy by laying out the options and letting you choose your experience.
Our shuttle service brings guests out for an unforgettable day of wine tasting and transportation. This means you’ll think less and enjoy more as you visit a range of some of the best wineries in the area.
You’ll start by browsing our range of wineries and choosing the ones you’d like to visit. Then you’ll purchase a pass, selecting your date and choose the Dundee location, which is right on Hwy 99.
The great part about this experience is the hop-on, hop-off feature. You’ll have all-day unlimited travel to some of the best wineries in Oregon. The shuttle arrives every 30 minutes at each winery, and you’ll choose how long you’d like to stay.
So if you’re considering drinking wine before or at the Oregon coast, you might want to consider adding a day of tasting and grab a few bottles to bring along for your beach trip. And since check-in isn’t until 4pm at most lodging establishments or Airbnbs, you’ll be ready to settle down for the night ready to hit the beach first thing in the morning.
As you drive to the Oregon coast, there’s always the option to stop off at a winery along the way. Check your route and see which wineries you can pop by as you make your way to sand, sea, and clear blue skies. The Dundee Hills is full of excellent wineries, giving beachgoers plenty of options to choose from as they head to the beach.
Whichever wineries you’re passing, make sure to grab a bottle to take with you. The options wineries offer are much better than the selection you’ll find at local grocery stores. So make a quick wine pit-stop and bring a bottle along for some fun in the sun.
Whether you choose a wine bar or a winery located close to the salty shore, a good glass of wine is always fine to enjoy with sand between your toes. The first tasting room that comes to mind is The Winery at Manzanita. But regardless of where you choose to taste, finding a spot near the sea is always a pleasant experience.
For those visiting the region for the first time, the perfect Oregon trifecta is an experience worth having. Try going from the city, to wine country, and to the beach to get the best Oregon has to offer.
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