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... with SCENIC being the key word. I need recommendations, please.

Family is coming at the end of the month, and my dad wants to tour some wineries. Now, he does not really drink wine, so I don't know where this idea came from. But I love a good red.

Any winery would really suffice, but since he's coming from the midwest, I really want a great scenic area. I've driven through the region before, but cannot recollect anything that stands out as truly gorgeous.

Dundee? Carlton Yamhill? Further south?

Thanks in advance.
 

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The King Estate Winery out of Eugene has a gorgeous setting and excellent food. Their Pinot Gris is supposed to be one of the best wines in the country. But I'm a beer drinker and their wine was wasted on me.
 

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I cannot recomend a winery as I'm a beer drinker, but the best place to enjoy a beer, has got to be from the back yard of the Elliot Glacier Brew Pub.
 

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Thanks for the tip, mwpeterson. It appears we will be heading towards the southern part of the state, so Eugene and southwards it will have to be.

And yes, OldHouse, that is a great place. Have it's hours expanded? It used to have sporadic hours. They have great burritos.
 

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Corvallis and the surrounding area, especially Mary's Peak is very scenic and a good friend of mine runs this winery:

http://www.lumoswine.com/

Contact them to ask about bike touring that area.
 

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Great ideas Sasquatch.

Your recommendation, soucie, is a tad too far north for us.

Here's another plea: Anyone have any rec's for great cabins or rustic lodging in the southern half of the state, off the beaten path? From, say, Roseburg to the Cali border? We want to avoid cities (Medford, GP, Ashland), but rural outposts are welcome (Jacksonville, Applegate Valley, Cave Junction area - and the desolate country roads connecting them)
 

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dirt farmer said:
Great ideas Sasquatch.

Your recommendation, soucie, is a tad too far north for us.

Here's another plea: Anyone have any rec's for great cabins or rustic lodging in the southern half of the state, off the beaten path? From, say, Roseburg to the Cali border? We want to avoid cities (Medford, GP, Ashland), but rural outposts are welcome (Jacksonville, Applegate Valley, Cave Junction area - and the desolate country roads connecting them)
I've always wanted an excuse to stay here....
http://www.treehouses.com/treehouse/treesort/prclst0.html
 

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Best Winery

I can tell you the two best wineries in the Southern Oregon region are King Estate out of Eugene (as mentioned in earlier post), and Abacela Vineyards, out of Roseburg, OR. King makes an excellent pinot gris, and the pinot noir isn't too bad either. Abacela produces excellent tempranillo and grenache.

www.abacela.com
www.kingestate.com
 

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We've decided on the western Roseburg tour, including Abacela. My dad truly would not know a good wine from muddy water drank from a boot, so this interest of his is baffling.

Still open for rustic accommodation suggestions from Roseburg south to the redwoods.

Thanks again.
 
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