Tour Wine Country: Beautiful Wineries Across the Nation

Wineries are open year round, making them perfect for mini vacations. From the rustic Tennessee hills to the always-classy Napa Valley, tour some of the nation's gorgeous wineries.

Willamette Valley Vineyards Courtesy of Willamette Valley Vineyards

Willamette Valley Vineyards, Turner, Ore.

The cool climate and rich volcanic soil make Oregon a haven for cool-climate varietals, especially Willamette Valley Vineyards' award-winning Pinot Noir. Set up right in the heart of Willamette Valley, the winery offers daily tours where you can get a glimpse of its sustainable farming practices, then sit down for a glass of Willamette's Estate Pinot Noir. If that's still not enough to convince you, Food Network star Rachael Ray featured the winery when she visited the area on $40 Dollars a Day.

Wine to try: 2009 Estate Pinot Noir — A rich, complex red with aromas of baked apples, cherry, pie spices and brown sugar.

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