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North Willamette Wine Trail Weekend Coming Soon!

Feb 28, 2014

North Willamette Wine Trail Weekend

How does a weekend exploring Oregon wine country while enjoying complimentary wine tastings, pairings, entertainment, and activities sound to you? Pretty nice, huh?

Members of the North Willamette Vintners (NVW) invite you to spend the weekend of April 12th–13th doing just that! From experienced wine lovers to novice wine tasters, the North Willamette Wine Trail has something for everyone.

The North Willamette Vintners represents independent wineries crafting fine wines in the northern boundary of Willamette Valley’s wine region.

You will find NVW wineries and vineyards easily accessible for either a weekend trip or a day excursion. Most of the wineries are located just outside Portland, in the nearby communities of Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gaston, Helvetia, Hillsboro and Tigard.

Need a place to stay? We can help with that! Make it a completely blissful weekend by booking The Grand Hotel Bridgeport Wine Tour Package. Please call us toll-free at 866-968-5757 for rates and availability.

Don’t Miss the North Willamette Wine Trail Weekend
April 12–13, 2014 11:00am–4:00pm
$45 full-weekend, $30 Sunday only, $10 DD weekend

North Willamette Valley Wine Country

Discover each individual winery through tours, one-of-a-kind demonstrations, and hand-on activities. Guests will also enjoy handcrafted foods, gifts and other products by local artisans at our wineries for this special weekend.

To purchase your tickets, visit shop.northwillamettevintners.org

For more information or a list of member wineries, please call 503-941-0609 or visit www.nwvintners.org. Follow North Willamette Vintners on Facebook and Twitter at @NWVintners.

Photos by Kristi Reed

Washington County Visitors Association Can Help You Plan the Perfect Oregon Getaway!

Feb 20, 2014

If you are like most people, you are probably ready for a relaxing vacation getaway!  The good news is spring and summer will be here soon it and it’s time to start planning!

You know what they say….”Failing to plan is planning to fail” and when it comes to getting quality R & R, you don’t want to fail!!

There are numerous Oregon travel resources available to help you plan your Oregon adventure like Travel Oregon, Travel PortlandDowntown Portland, and many more.  However, this month we are spotlighting our very own Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA).

Not long ago, WCVA launched a series of helpful interactive videos intended to give you a visual experience of the many destinations and attractions here in Washington County Oregon. This is a great resource to you plan your trip so we invite you to relax, escape or explore Oregon’s Washington County through this amazing series.

Where will your adventure take you?

ABOUT OREGON’S WASHINGTON COUNTY Oregon’s Washington County is scenically situated between Portland and the Oregon Coast. The destination covers 727 square miles and includes the growing communities of Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, King City, North Plains, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville. Washington County is home to world-class golf courses, award-winning wineries, breweries and distilleries, an array of outdoor recreation opportunities, lush, natural and scenic wetlands and wildlife preserves, superb dining, and myriad shopping. For more information, visit the Washington County Visitors Association’s official destination website.

 

Wine Tour Package Winery Spotlight of the month: Cooper Mountain Vineyards

Feb 12, 2014
Cooper Mountain Vineyards

Photo @ Cooper Mountain Vineyards

Willamette Valley is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing regions in the world. This is why we have partnered with some of our finest local wineries to bring the ultimate Oregon wine tasting experience to our guests.

In this post, we shine the spotlight one of our Wine Tour Package partner vineyards, Cooper Mountain Vineyards located in Beaverton, Oregon.

Nestled on the western slopes of an extinct volcano, Cooper Mountain Vineyards operates by a simple philosophy: wine is memory of land.

The vineyard was founded in 1978 by Dr. Robert Gross and his wife, Corrine when they planted their first Pinot and Chardonnay vines. Today Cooper Mountain Vineyards farms 123 acres scattered throughout the Northern Willamette Valley and offers certified organic and biodynamic Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and Chardonnay wines.

Their tasting room, located at 20121 SW Leonardo Ln. in Beaverton, is open from noon to 5pm daily. For more information, you can contact them by calling (503) 649-0027 or email them at info@coopermountainwine.com.

Be sure to like them on Facebook for updates and to see more photos like these:

Dr. Robert Gross and his wife, Corrine, founded Cooper Mountain Vineyard in 1978.

Dr. Robert Gross and wife, Corrine, founded Cooper Mountain Vineyard in 1978. Photo @ Cooper Mountain Vineyards

Cooper Mountain offers certified organic and biodynamic Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and Chardonnay wines.

Cooper Mountain offers certified organic and biodynamic Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and Chardonnay wines. Photo @ Cooper Mountain Vineyards

Photo @ Cooper Mountain Vineyards

Photo @ Cooper Mountain Vineyards

 

When you reserve a Wine Tour Package at The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport, not only will you tour some of the valley’s finest vineyards and wineries, you will enjoy a relaxing evening in one of our luxurious guest rooms or suites only steps away from the shopping and dining amenities at Bridgeport Village.

Our Wine Tour Package includes complimentary tastings to the winery of your choice, one bottle of local Oregon wine, Gourmet Moonstruck Chocolates and a late check out of 1pm (so sleep in!).

Our partner vineyards include: Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Oak Knoll Winery, Ponzi Vineyards, A Blooming Hill Vineyard and Ardiri Winery and Vineyards. Packages are self-guided however we also work with Grape Escape, a local Wine Tour operator who provides transportation and guidance for an additional charge. Please contact them for the details. Click here to book our Wine Tour Package or call the Front Desk at 866-968-5757.

Some of the other hotel packages offered at the Grand Hotel Bridgeport include:

“It’s Tee Time” Golf Package
Romance Package
Bridgeport Shopping Package
Washington Square Shopping Package
Dinner and a Movie

Reserve Now!

Please call us toll-free at:
866-968-5757 or use the form below to reserve now!