Marks Ridge Winery sits high on the rim of a fertile valley in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountain range. Just off the beaten track, four miles north of Sweet Home, this thirty year old vineyard features luscious fruit carefully handcrafted in small lots to produce high quality estate wines. One sip and visitors agree it truly is a little taste of heaven!
Owners Jay and Janet Westly have lovingly nurtured this mountaintop vineyard into the incredible venue that it is today. The beautiful tasting facility provides commanding vistas, with a welcoming patio, hop arbor and picnic area that maximizes the view, visitors should be enticed to sit, sip and stay awhile.
The label features Pinot Noir, Riesling, Rose’ and Gewürztraminer varieties whose flavor, fullness and style rivals the very expensive brands, but at a very reasonable price. The tasting room is open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm and during the week by appointment.
Marks Ridge Winery provides a variety of annual events including a summer concert series on Friday evenings from June through August, as well as an incredibly cozy tasting room in the fall/winter. The truly picturesque setting affords the perfect venue for private parties, receptions and weddings as well.
The prospect of a quiet country drive to this beautiful and serene vineyard, wonderful hosts and exquisitely crafted wine makes this day trip an outing to be remembered and revisited!
For additional information contact 541/367-3292 or visit www.marksridge.com