Like the early stages of the Russian proletarian revolution, wine connoisseurs are known for pitting white against red. Savor both sides with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a winery tour, a gourmet picnic lunch for two, and a wine tasting of all current releases (a $60 value) at Stoller Vineyards in Dayton, located about an hour from downtown Portland.
On 373 acres of panoramic family land, the Stollers transform grapes grown amongst hilly slopes into memorable red and white varietals. The pastoral countryside is ideal for a picnic lunch or a high-noon duel and Stoller Vineyards provides a choice of three locally produced sandwiches. The all-American turkey with cranberry-apple-walnut chutney and feta recalls the Stoller's poultry-fostering heritage, the Italian-style salami with provolone and sun-dried tomatoes transports sippers to Sicily, and the vegetarian hummus and hazelnut mirrors the simple arboreal setting. On the winery tour, eager oenophiles learn the history of the Stoller's farm as well as the intricacies of their alchemic work from vine to bottle. Afterward, sample 1-ounce splashes of the winery's complete current releases and discuss tannin flavors with fellow vinophiles.
Committed to sustainable sipping, Stoller Vineyards is a gold LEED-certified winery with gravity-harnessing winemaking strategies, wastewater reclamation techniques, and solar-powered-energy solutions that harness the life-giving powers of the sun while filtering out its scalding critiques of the latest beach fashions.
16161 NE McDougall Rd.
Dayton, Oregon 97114Get Directions